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SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

20 Amazing New Beauty Buys for Under $10

Scoring beauty products for a steal gives you the best of both worlds: You get a new sheet mask <i>and</i> your credit card company doesn't send you spending alerts. You also might be...

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

A lot of what's going on today in Marna Wolak's fifth-grade math class is pretty familiar. She's got her students gathered on the rug for a number talk, something she does often, trying to get them thinking about fractions.<p>But a lot of it is unfamiliar, too. The topic is new — dividing whole …

Teaching

Playing This Simple Game Boosts The Mathematical Ability of Five-Year-Olds

We're next!<p>If you're the kind of person who fears having to solve mathematical problems, the results of a new study might improve your confidence and …

Why I Wear My Wedding Dress All the Time

I wear my wedding dress regularly. Considering the financial and emotional toll of acquiring one, shouldn’t every bride do the same? These gowns result from months of sweat (elbowing your way into one silk taffeta cream puff after another), tears (of frustration and, finally, bliss), and yes, even …

Weddings

To Get to School, These Kids in China Climb a 2,600-foot Cliff

How far would you go to get to school?<p>This far?<p>This is what the commute to school is like for about a dozen schoolchildren from a remote mountain village in China. There's no room for a school on the mountain, so students are forced to scale a 2,600-foot cliff, climbing on rickety wood ladders and …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Scientist Stephon Alexander: 'Infinite Possibilities' Unite Jazz And Physics

Stephon Alexander didn't always love music. When he turned 8, his grandmother, who was from Trinidad, forced him to take piano lessons in the Bronx. His teacher was, in a word, strict. "It felt like a military exercise to rob me of my childhood," Alexander recalls.<p>Several years went by like that. …

Children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder show unique handwriting patterns: Integrative education system should consider this factor, say experts

Integrative education system should consider this factor, say experts<p>The new study found that children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder …

What Should We Expect Preservice Teachers to Know?

Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Three years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

Mental illness and how we treat it is back in the spotlight – but confusion and false distinctions create problems for both doctors and patients<p>Mental health is in the headlines again. In recent weeks, we have had the independent commission report on psychiatric care in England, which concluded …

Mental Health

20 Things You Should Deep Clean This Spring

There are a few places you won't need to tackle again until next year.<p>When the weather starts to warm up, it's a sign to bust open your windows — and your cleaning supplies cabinet. Yes, it's already that time of year again. Don't know where to start? Use this list, which includes all the spots …

Cleaning

New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found

Paul Bruno tweeted out a link to an important new study (that is, unfortunately, behind a paywall) titled Factors that Promote High School …

Teaching

15 Beauty Resolutions to Make for 2016 (That You’ll Actually Want to Keep)

New Year, new you? January tends to be a month of broken promises. Whether you vowed to exercise three times a week or read two books a month, …

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Crock Pot Picadillo

3 Freestyle Points 207 Calories<p>Picadillo, a flavorful Cuban dish made with ground beef and a sauce made from simmering tomatoes, green olives, bell …

The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Finally, an easy way to decode those complicated tutorials.<p>Eyeliner, eye shadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, I have an easy guide to each part of the eye so …

Makeup

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

The Exact Eyeliner Color To Make Your Eyes Look Gorgeous

Make your born-with-it shade pop.<p>As the temperatures drop, and your motivation to wear anything but cozy sweaters dwindles, make a statement by remixing your black eyeliner or cat eye with a pop of color. This season, it's all about jewel tones, like shimmery golds and rich emeralds, for just the …

Makeup

James Bond Movie Theme Songs, Ranked Worst to Best

James Bond movie theme songs are the cinematic equivalents of paperback book-series covers — they suggest familiarity <i>and</i> course with the promise of a …

DIY Acrylic Nail Alternatives That Last

Ah, acrylic nails. They bring me back to my middle school days—a time when a few of my best girlfriends and I would head to the salon <i>more</i> than ready …

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

12 Drugstore Beauty Products Every Woman Should Own

While we’re all for a luxe splurge, nothing makes us happier than a good beauty bargain—especially when we stumble on a product that <i>actually</i> works. …

6 So-Simple, No-Bake Cheesecakes

You don't need an oven to whip up these crowd-pleasers.<p>A three-ingredient base — heavy cream, cream cheese, and sugar — pairs wonderfully with a myriad of mix-ins.

My All Time Favorite Beauty Products and Why

Over the years I have tested and tossed a countless number of products. I like to keep up with the current trends and I enjoy testing out new things to find those hidden gems. More often than not, however, end up going back to my tried and true products that I have been using for years. I call …