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How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Being Mom To A Middle Schooler Can Be The Toughest Gig Of All

Although her oldest child, Ben, is 10 years old, Andrea Scher, 44, feels like a new mom again.<p>Scher suffered from maternal depression after Ben was born, eventually recovering with the help of antidepressants and psychotherapy. She was understandably relieved that her depression didn't return after …

Parenting

The Best Professional Development Resources On Writing Instruction

As regular readers know, in addition to teaching high school full-time I also teach credential candidates at California State University about …

Teaching

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.<p>In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can …

Psychology

Keep Things Simple For A Healthy, Long Life

I'm often asked for medical advice by friends, family members, even new acquaintances: What about this diet? What should I do about this symptom? What about <i>this</i> medication?<p>People are usually disappointed when I don't share their enthusiasm about the latest health fads. Members of my family, in …

Health

Teen girls have different brains: Gender, neuroscience and the truth about adolescence

It’s indisputably true that in adolescence there are real differences in some brain functions with males, females<p>The first talk I ever gave on the teenage brain was in 2007 at my sons’ school, Concord Academy. The principal, guidance counselor, and teachers had been so good to my kids and really …

Scaffolding of Knowledge in Higher Education

By Dr. Irina A. Weisblat<p>Community colleges provide a nice step between high school and university life. The skills students learn can have a …

Shameless Popery: Reason #7 to Reject the Reformation: History

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Listening. Sharing. Following directions. Making friends. Managing big emotions. Planning for the future.<p>A high-quality preschool program helps …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

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Getty<p>Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple …

Teaching

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Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And …

Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

By the end of 2014, more than 3 billion people will have access to the Internet, which means that they (we) have the power to ask any question at any …

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Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and …

Teaching

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Stop these habits now to boost your calorie-burning potential

Nutrition

Hit Your Glutes & Hamstrings Hard

Do you find yourself hammering your hamstrings in the gym, but failing to see the gains that your hard effort deserves? Sometimes you just need to …