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How the Newest Discipline System Works in Today's Kindergarten

When I attended kindergarten in 1950, all I remember is fear. I had just turned five and had never been to preschool. I don't remember the teacher's name, but I do remember discipline. We were expected to sit quietly for 2 ½ hours, raise our hands to speak, and color inside the lines. Any …

Parenting

New Read-Aloud Strategies Transform Story Time

Complete Coverage<p>Reading a picture book aloud from her armchair, 20 children gathered on the rug at her feet, kindergarten teacher Jamie Landahl is …

The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed …

TOP 7 UNIQUE HOUSE DESIGN: SEATTLE MODERN CUSTOM HOUSE DESIGN OFFERING PRICELESS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF SUN, SAND AND SURF

Offering invaluable surrounding perspectives of sun, sand and surf, this present day home in Seattle is more about the perspective from within than …

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

December 7, 2014<p>When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as …

Margaret Mead on the Root of Racism and the Liability of Law Enforcement

On her ascent to fame as the world’s best-known and most influential cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead became one of modern history’s greatest academic celebrities. As she toured the world to give university lectures, public talks, and presentations at various institutions, she brought with …

Explainer: how are learning languages and music linked?

Music is what penetrates most deeply into the recesses of the soul, according to Plato. Language has been held by thinkers from Locke to Leibniz and …

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

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Using Your Phone as an Alarm? Here's Why You Should Stop

For the last few years, I've been using my smartphone as an alarm. It seemed innocuous enough, until I came upon an alarm clock that I found quite …

Phones

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

ISIS Militants Rampage Across Iraq: What You Need to Know

World<p>The Islamist militants advancing toward Baghdad have Iraqi and Western officials scrambling to avert a broader crisis.<p>While the seizure of Iraq’s key cities of Mosul and Tikrit has catapulted the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) – onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Get lean legs and a tight butt<p>Perform this legs and butt workout once or twice a week: Starting with the first exercise, slowly complete five reps (it should take about 10 seconds per rep: five up, five down). Continue until you've done every exercise. Do two to four total circuits, switching sides …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Tidal extremes help put on a wildlife show

The lunar forces will take hold this weekend. The moon cycle will phase into a full moon Tuesday, and in the process, launch a series of high tides and minus low tides.<p>The time has arrived, Friday through Tuesday, to beachcomb, tide-pool hop on the coast, bird-watch at bay wetlands and go fishing …

San Francisco

Simply Gum

Conceived by a team of entrepreneurs including Caron Proschan (a natural product devotee) Simply Gum was created after the founders discovered that regular chewing gum contained up to 80 hidden chemicals. These chemicals include some of the same components used to manufacture rubber tires, plastic …

Entrepreneurship

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10 Amazing Close-Ups Show No Two Snowflakes are Alike

Alexey Kljatov (aka ChaoticMind75) is an artist and photographer from Moscow, Russia. In an ongoing series entitled Snowflakes and snow crystals, …

Handmade Rugs That Look Like Color Wheels

These carpets, by French designer Constance Guisset, are subtle color studies, blending a multitude of hues into harmonious compositions.<p>One doesn’t usually expect carpets to be academic studies in color, but these circular rugs are just that: uncommonly subtle displays of colors ranging from …

Why Your Desire for Attention May Be Ruining Your Life

Sometimes being the "nice one" or the "peacekeeper" isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, being helpful toward others is a great trait, but sometimes it can go too far and become an issue of codependency. This is often when an "impostor"-- a false belief system that colors your world -- takes over …

16 Creative Design And Décor Ideas For Limited Spaces

Decorating a small space is not easy. You have to find solutions for unexpected and unusual problems and you have to manage to fit all the basics and …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

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Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

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5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens

The founder of DwellStudio shares five tips for the selecting the chicest — and coziest — bed linens out there.<p>Being that we spend about one-third of our lives asleep, it makes sense to invest in bedding that's not only comfortable, but stands the test of time. But with so many options out there — …

Small, Yet Extremely Creative Home Extension in France by Loïc Picquet Architecte

French architectural firm Loïc Picquet Architecte completed work on the restoration and decoration of an old house in the city of St. Louis, in the …

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