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Paid summer breaks and other common myths about teachers

<b>(CNN) —</b> As teachers in several states across the United States protest for higher pay and more funding for public education, lawmakers and onlookers are debating whether teachers deserve more money.<p>But many of the arguments against teachers' demands are based on misconceptions about the teaching …

Teaching

A Nutritionist's 10 Favorite $10 Finds from Costco

Fact: There are several steals at Costco that are so cheap and versatile, it's almost a shame <i>not</i> to buy them. While I don't allow myself to buy the …

Healthy Eating

Apple proposes 13 new emoji representing users with disabilities

At some point over the past five years, emojis evolved from a niche into an important form of communication — a point that hasn’t been lost on Apple. Having previously suggested new professions and diversity icons, the company today pitched the Unicode Consortium on a collection of 13 new emojis …

Disability

Why I Think All Schools Should Abolish Homework

How long is your child’s workweek? Thirty hours? Forty? Would it surprise you to learn that some elementary school kids have workweeks comparable to …

Education

Crumbly Persian Rice Cookies Are a Breeze to Make & Maybe Too Pretty to Eat

A few days ago, a cardboard box taped up by hand arrived at my door. It held a small white paper box, inside of which, nestled between layers of crinkly pink tissue paper, were the most beautiful cookies I have ever laid eyes on. Palm-sized hearts baked to pale gold perfection, stamped with an …

Here Are The Recipes We Tried And Loved Recently

Here’s what our editors and writers are making in their own kitchens.

A Luxurious Cream of Mushroom Soup—Without the Cream!

Are you a soup person? I am, without a doubt. Whatever the weather, I find great comfort in soups of all persuasions: a rich chowder to ward off biting winds, a perfectly chilled gazpacho to celebrate summer's tomato bounty, a seafood-studded bouillabaisse for whenever I can get my hands on it. …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

Cooking

21 No-Bake Fruit Desserts You Can Make in 30 Minutes Or Less

No-bake, no stress, and pretty sweet.<p>February 01, 2018<p>I love fruit. I eat it with breakfast, lunch, sometimes dinner, and for snacks. You can always …

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Breakfast

8 of the best free workouts on YouTube

If your New Year ambition is to get fit, but the cost of a gym membership is putting you off and you can't really face getting out in the cold, then we may have just the solution.<p>Combining the ease of a workout DVD with absolutely zero cost (all you need is an internet connection!), the video …

Exercise

29 Fragrances For When You Just Want To Smell Clean

If you’re a 21st-century woman with a stressful job and a calendar full of SoulCycle classes, then chances are you’re not into super-heady …

The 10 Best Holiday Cookies to Bake with Kids

As a kid, there were few things more exciting this time of year than the annual tradition of baking holiday cookies with my family. From pressing my …

Dessert

Pumpkin Tart with Chai Cream and Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

The subtle, caramel-y sweetness of maple syrup is an instant upgrade for a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert. And since your tongue won't be …

Dessert

Top 36 Holiday Cookie Recipes

G's Spicy Tequila Balls<p>Nadia G packs her usual punch into these boozy vanilla wafer, walnut and cocoa powder balls. The recipe contains a whopping …

The Food Lab: A Mind-Blowing Technique for Cleaning Deep-Fry Oil Using Gelatin

I get emails from readers packed with fun stories, family recipes, and interesting tips, techniques, and questions all the time, but it's rare that I get one with a technique that completely blows my mind. This is one of those occasions.<p>Here's the short of it: You can use gelatin to filter cruddy …

Meet the Salad That Never Wilts: Make-Ahead Beet and Apple Grain Salad

"Can you bring the salad?" A harmless question from my in-laws in advance of the big Thanksgiving meal they host each year in Boston. The challenge: I'm in New York. This is the second year I've been tasked with bringing the salad, and thus it's the second year in which I've tried to think of …

Audio Mixing

12 Brussels Sprout Recipes for Thanksgiving

Few foods have experienced as dramatic a transformation as Brussels sprouts—for years they were maligned as being mushy and smelly, but these days you can barely find a hip restaurant that <i>doesn't</i> serve them. It's easy to see why: when cooked correctly, these little brassicas have a wonderfully …

'The Daily Show' Breaks Down What GOP Excuses Really Mean

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” is here to help explain what Republicans really mean.<p>On Friday, the late night show tweeted this handy “translator,” which is for use when GOP officials trot out the same tired excuses during a scandal or following a tragedy.<p>Not sure what they truly mean when they …

Comedy

The Best Arm Workout For Toned Arms | Women's Health

Time under tension (TUT) is the amount of time your muscles spend under the strain of resistance. In short, the more time your arm muscles spend under tension during your workout, the quicker they’ll build in strength and size.<p>That doesn’t mean you need to do more work—it just means you need to …

Body Fat

Joseph Joseph’s garlic press offers a new twist

Without hinges to break or wear out, Joseph Joseph’s Helix Garlic Press ($15) seems like it could last indefinitely. Made of sturdy nylon and …

Stainless Steel

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Cooking

Water Garden Fish Tank

No one enjoys cleaning out their fish's tank. With the Water Garden Fish Tank, you'll never have to worry with that again. It leverages aquaponics — …

Aquaponics

11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

Air Bags: 15 Best Travel Backpacks

Osprey Farpoint Travel Backpack<p>As its name might suggest, this bag was built specifically for travel. And its biggest highlight is that it offers …

A Florida school district is banning homework — and replacing it with this

Elementary school students in one Florida school district are going to find a welcome new - but controversial - policy when they return to school for the 2017-18 school year next month: no traditional homework.<p>They are being asked to do one thing to help them academically: Read for 20 minutes a …

Education

How to Make Pull-Apart Easter Blossom Bread | Brunch Recipes | Allrecipes.com

The 15-Day Plank Challenge

“Seinfeld” Episodes from the Point of View of the Girlfriends

For nine years, the show "Seinfeld" followed a fictional version of the comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his psychopathic friends Elaine, George, and Kramer as Jerry dated a string of women and wondered what the deal was with various things.<p>"Seinfeld" is considered one of the best shows of all time. But …

Comedy

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

Pedagogy