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The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Language Learning

Readers recommend playlist: songs with great drumming

A reader bangs the drum for your cut-making suggestions, including songs from Elvis Costello, the Ronettes, Tool and Bob Marley<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series</b> …

Steely Dan

The One Thing I Always Do When Hosting Overnight Guests

For whatever reason, my husband and I host a lot of weekend guests at our house. I'd like to think it's because our friends enjoy our company, but …

9 Highly Rated Mattresses That Will Give You the Best Night of Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning all night, can’t get to sleep, or waking up with inexplicable pains, it might be time for a new mattress. Luckily, in this modern age, you don’t have to drag yourself to home store after home store, rolling around on display beds to find one anymore. Now, you can …

Shopping

These Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats Will Warm Your Soul

Though I enjoy variety when it comes to dinner (and often find inspiration in this vegetarian dinner calendar), I am all about consistency for quick …

Give the Gift of a Roth IRA for the Holidays

Rather than giving a child or grandchild a gift card this holiday season, you might want to consider a gift that keeps on giving for decades—a Roth …

How Long to Cook a Turkey, in One Easy Chart

No Holiday guest is more important than the turkey. But you might have a late arrival on your hands if you don’t get it in the oven on time. Planning …

We Tested 4 Aromatherapy Diffusers—This Won by a Mile

There's no denying we love burning a scented candle at night after a long day—but ever since we found out that this self-care habit might be bad for …

Columbia University GPA, SAT, and ACT Data

In this graph, the blue and green dots representing accepted students are concentrated in the upper right corner. Most students who got into Columbia …

​The Best White Elephant Gift Ideas On Amazon Prime

These picks are hilarious and all under $20.<p>As the holiday season approaches, there's on thing you know for sure: a white elephant party will be added to your calendar. Dun, dun, dun. These gift exchanges are especially tough because your present has to not only be funny, but also appeal to the …

10 websites every school computer lab should bookmark

It’s homework time, and these online tools can provide information, build skills, inform, and entertain<p>When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, …

One-Pot Cheesy Pasta Bake

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat broiler to high. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add beef and …

Ground Beef and Pasta Casserole

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place onions in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add carrots; pulse until finely chopped.<p>Step 2<p>Preheat oven to …

Banana Bread Recipe

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick …

10 websites all kids should bookmark

Reliable go-to resources for a variety of subjects and skills for preschoolers through high schoolers<p>Websites come and go — but the ones that are truly useful stick around for the long term. For students, having a few go-tos in your back pocket whenever you need to exercise some math muscles, build …

Kids

Sherwin Williams' "Stardew" Is the Color Taking Over Pinterest Right Now

It'll add a serene vibe to any room in your house.<p>Since Pinterest is <i>the</i> place people go to for inspiration, when a paint colors starts trending, you better believe you'll see it in homes everywhere for the next year — or more. That's exactly what's happening to Sherwin Williams' Stardew right now, …

Here's What Giada De Laurentiis Cooks When She's Feeling Lazy

<b>(Provided by Today)</b><p>Our cooking idol (and imaginary best friend) Giada De Laurentiis might know a thing or two about making elegant Italian food, but …

Easy Fresh Blueberry Cake With a Cake Mix

This easy blueberry cake is made with a yellow cake mix, but feel free to use a lemon cake for more lemon flavor. The cake is moist and delicious. …

Give Kids Stocks Instead of Toys

Kids have too much stuff, says any parent who has waited for a child to scurry off to school so she could ninja-sneak all the lonely, untouched toys …

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Earlier this year I posted Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break, which I included a lesson I …

12 High-Protein Smoothies — Without Protein Powder

Listen, not all of us were born with the natural ability to enjoy the taste of protein powder, but that doesn't mean we should miss out on a …

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Roasted Garlic Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is super easy to throw together and is surprisingly filling! I was also really happy with how creamy and delicious it was, despite …

New National Academies Of Science Report Identifies Three Qualities Key To Student Success

The National Academies of Sciences has just published one of their typically massive reports and this one, as they usually do, has some nuggets if …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

5 Apps To Spy On Your Kids Without Them Knowing

It’s a dangerous world out there for your teens. These apps may help you keep track of it.<p>The best way to know where your teenagers are is to have …

Best Websites for Teaching Math: More Than 50 Resources!

We recently sent the call out on our Teacher HELPLINE! for teachers to tell us the best websites for teaching math. And wow, did you all come …

Evangelical Christianity

Best Baked Potatoes

To produce baked potatoes with an evenly fluffy interior, we figured out their ideal doneness temperature: 205 degrees. Baking them in a hot …

Recipes