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7 things you can make instead of buying

Food from scratch<p>There are many foods your family consumes on a regular basis that you could make yourself with minimal effort. It may be convenient …

Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing

Perhaps it was the driving rain and the dark grey clouds of an approaching storm that contributed to the superintendent’s choice of words. He had …

Education Technology

1 Bag of Avocados, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Erin Gleeson from The Forest Feast invites avocado to every dinner for a week.</i><p>When I lived in Brooklyn a …

Northern California

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

I saw a story recently about a school, named Ngee Ann, in Singapore where a math teacher gave problems to students and asked that the answers be "tweeted." These tweets were then projected on a screen at the front of the room, in real time! (1) Now this was not just some rogue, social media …

Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions

The effectiveness of school suspensions is up for debate. California is the most recent battleground, but a pattern of uneven application and negative outcomes is apparent across the country.<p>California students were suspended more than 700,000 times over the 2011-2012 school year, according to …

Herbal Essence: Just Add Water

I’m not good at remembering to drink water. The number of glasses I drink on a daily basis often doesn’t move beyond two–never mind the recommended …

How to Skip the Sleaze and Build a Real Professional Network

You've heard it before: "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Of course it helps to know things, but it also helps to know people who can get …

How to Make Mustard from Scratch

Do you like hot foods? You can make your own spicy, sweet, and/or hot mustard as a condiment or ingredient. Here are general instructions for making …

Food Preservation