Nellie Trowbridge Mitchell

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat. I know this to be true because instead of enjoying the movie myself, I am measuring the brain activity of a dozen viewers. …

Take a Peek Inside The Mind of a Middle Schooler: Part 1

As middle school teachers, we know that our students are experiencing a staggering amount of change during their adolescent years… particularly in …

Teaching

The White House asked to borrow a van Gogh. The Guggenheim offered a gold toilet instead.

The emailed response from the Guggenheim’s chief curator to the White House was polite but firm: The museum could not accommodate a request to borrow a painting by Vincent van Gogh for President and Melania Trump’s private living quarters.<p>Instead, wrote the curator, Nancy Spector, another piece was …

Art

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs Recipe

Preheat oven to 375.<p>In a bowl with tight fitting lid, put the flour.<p>Add chicken, in batches, and shake to coat.<p>Shake off excess flour and place …

“By this time it must be reasonably clear that what really connects the three disparate narratives that make up The Wind-up Bird Chronicle is a crisis of identity that is both physical and metaphysical, real and magical.”

<i>The Wind-up Bird Chronicle</i><p>Conclusion<p>by Dennis Abrams<p>——————-<p>To continue with Strecher:<p>“[Mamiya’s] ordeal, however, is not over. In a much later …

Genghis Khan

A Calming Elixir to Drink Before Bedtime

<i>To usher in the new year, we asked creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to detox, cleanse — and refresh.</i><p>“When I have my back issues, that’s really just my body screaming at me,” says the creative consultant Matilda Goad. “I always think I’m not stressed out. But it is hard …

Why Children’s Books Should Be a Little Sad

<i>Earlier this week, the author Matt de la Peña wrote about the importance of including the darker sides of life in stories for children. In it, after</i> …

Skillet Roasted Potatoes - Lord Byron's Kitchen

Recipes, Vegetarian and/or Vegan<p>For those of you who have been following my blog, you might have come to the conclusion that I love to cook in a …

No-Fail Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

This recipe eliminates one of the most common complaints about whole roast chickens—that it’s hard to know when they’re cooked all the way through. We’ve made it easier to check for doneness with lots of visual cues that anyone can follow, but if you have an instant-read thermometer, go ahead and …

Cooking

Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad - Low Carb and Gluten Free | I Breathe I'm Hungry

Shares 14K<p>Oh look, another low carb recipe featuring cauliflower… you’re shocked, I know – and if you aren’t a fan of cauliflower, you are probably …

Blog

Easy Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log (10 Minute Prep!)

This is Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TH Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.<p><i>10 Minute</i> …

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 minutes<br>• Cook Time: 50 minutes<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes<br>• Yield: 6<br>• Category: Stew<p>★★★★★<p>5 from 50 …

Homemade Vegetarian Chili

Greetings from a winter wonderland. Little icicles line the rooftops and the trees are encased in thick layers of dazzling ice. I’m warm and cozy …

Cooking

Why Does Wine Give You a Headache?

Red wine is a wonderful thing—unless you're among the unlucky victims of wine-induced headaches. We break down the science to find out why some …

Best Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes Recipe-How To Make Loaded Slow-Cooker Potatoes—Delish.com

The best thing about comfort food is not actually have to cook it.

Cooking

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Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 8 servings<p>24 chocolate sandwich cookies<br>• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted<br>• 8 oz cream cheese, 4 packages<br>• ¾ cup sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon vanilla …

10 Interesting Facts About Introverts

Roughly one third to half of the world’s population is made up of introverts. Introversion is commonly misunderstood today with many stereotypes and …

Personality

Blooming Quesadilla Ring Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 20 servings<p>2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded<br>• 1 onion, chopped<br>• 1 red bell pepper, chopped<br>• 1 jalapeño, chopped<br>• 1 cup taco sauce<br>• 20 …

Autumn Pear Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

For the vinaigrette:<p>To a blender add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, dijon mustard, diced shallot and season with salt and pepper to taste (I …

Recipes

20-Minute Comfort Food Dinners To Make Every Night Of November

20 minutes to dinner bliss.

The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles

Your child’s quirky art isn’t just cute—science suggests that even the most bizarre depictions can have deep creative intention.<p>High on the list of awkward social interactions is the moment when a dentist or a coworker shows off her young child’s nonsensical art. A bystander might think the art—or …

Artists

Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 cup mature 100 percent hydration sourdough starter18 ounces unbleached bread flour, plus more for dusting3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt3 tablespoons granulated sugar1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1 to 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water (approximately 90°F)<p>Directions<p><b>1.</b> Remove …

Want to raise an empowered girl? Then let her be funny.

Laurie Menser was a 7- or 8-year-old in Rockville, Md., when she wandered over to a neighbor’s house, slipped a glass eye in her mouth and got the attention of the grown-ups in the room. Then she smacked the back of her head and stuck out her tongue — waiting for laughs.<p>“They were appalled,” she …

Issa Rae

The Secret Art of Boys

My friend and colleague Clark Fralick, wrote a paper once entitled, "The Secret Art of Boys." In 2008 we did two presentations of the same title, one …

10 Minute Challenges

How do you make the slow, tedious work of colored pencil drawing fast?<p>Last year, when I taught my Art 3 students a colored pencil Bootcamp, I didn't. …

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22 YA Novels You’ll Want To Read From Cover To Cover This Fall

Time to grow your reading pile to new heights.

32 Fall Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

Bust out the pumpkins and bring your appetite.