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Divide and conquer your Mac photo library

<i>This post is presented by Fat Cat Software, maker of PowerPhotos.</i><p>If there’s one thing photo libraries do, it’s grow. And as they increase in size, they also become harder to organize. Duplicates creep in, folders get mixed up, and the size can easily get out of control. But a Mac app called …

App Store

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

7 Must Have Google Docs Add-ons for Teachers

Google Docs is a popular tool among teachers and students and several of you use it in their daily instruction. It offers a number of interesting …

Education Technology

Before & After: We Can't Believe This Isn't Real Marble

Marble is as pricey as it is gorgeous, but there's no real substitute for it, right? If you want the look of marble, you'll just have to save up …

Home Improvement

This Big Box Store Sells a $15 Frying Pan That Beats Out Le Creuset and Cuisinart Skillets

I'll save you the 619 hours I spent toiling away at culinary school and give away its most valuable secret: You are what you cook with.<p>Chop with dull …

Country Lifestyle

These WW1 Propaganda Posters Are Gorgeous—and Seriously Messed Up

America’s involvement in the First World War was brief, but intense. For a period of 20 months, the government did its best to stir patriotic fervor, …

The Best Books We Read in 2017

The Atlantic’s editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading.<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p><i>Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News</i> by Kevin Young<p>It’s too …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

The best children’s books of 2017

Whatever their age, kids will be engaged and inspired by this year’s diverse offerings<p><b>Age 0-4</b><p><b>Katinka’s Tail</b> <b>by Judith Kerr</b><p>(HarperCollins)<p>From the beloved creator of Mog and <i>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i>, this feline adventure – featuring the snow-white Katinka and her unusual tail – will enthral toddlers …

Books

The 31 best gins to try this Christmas

Gin is for all year round, as far as I’m concerned, but there’s something truly lovely about choosing a special bottle to enjoy over Christmas, …

Wine & Spirits

How to convert any file to any format

Organize your work your way.<p>A file's format—the way that it's saved and encoded—determines what you can do with it and which programs can open it. (You can check its format by looking at the file name's extension.) Think of each format like a different language, with some only understood by …

Software

The 10 Best Affordable Scotches of 2017

New whisky comes out every week, and sometimes even we can get a little overwhelmed by the selection out there.<p>Take Scotch, for instance: at a good …

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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These DIY versions of popular snacks give processed ingredients the boot

When I was a kid, the primary packaging in my lunch was the brown paper bag that held it all together. Occasionally my mom would buy the two-compartment Kraft Handi-Snacks cheese-and-cracker sets with the red plastic stick for spreading the cheese. Who remembers those? In the late '70s and '80s, …

Seamlessly download and copy YouTube videos to iPad

If you ever need to get a video off YouTube and onto your iPad or iPhone, then Softorino’s YouTube Converter 3 should be an insta-buy. It’s a $20 Mac app that grabs YouTube videos, converts them to a Mac- or iOS-friendly format, and then sends those videos wirelessly to your device. I’ve tried it …

8 Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches for Easier Mornings

If there's one A.M. food that's universally loved, it's the breakfast sandwich. They're satisfying, easy to eat on the go, and totally delicious. …

Nebo handwriting app is like paper, only better

Nebo is an alternative to Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 Notes app. Like the Apple app, Nebo lets you use the Apple Pencil to draw and write in notes. It also recognizes the words you write and lets you search on those terms. Unlike the native Notes app, however, Nebo also converts your longhand scrawls …

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

13 Ways to Let the Slow Cooker Make You Breakfast

I used to think the greatest thing about my slow cooker was the way it tackled dinner on super-busy weeknights, but then I learned that it does …

Breakfast

Skewer This: 16 Kickass Kebabs for Your Cookout

I love putting kebabs on the menu when I'm planning a cookout—they're infinitely variable, easy to prep ahead of time, quick to cook, and pre-portioned for easy serving. We've got plenty of recipes to make sure all your guests are happy, from Thai- and Balinese-style chicken satay to pork kebabs …

The 50 Best Beers in America

It’s American Craft Beer Week, and what better way to celebrate than by bending an elbow with 50 of this great country’s finest brews? Whether you’re …

Beer

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon

<i>A one pan dinner! Quick. Fast. And so flavorful. With your veggies right alongside your main for the speediest clean up EVER!!!</i>Do you have any …

Sheet Pan

8 Great Web Tools for Creating Video Lessons

January , 2017 Video lessons are instructional videos created through a screen casting or video software. The nature of a video lesson differs …

Web Tools

America entered World War I 100 years ago — this art shows what it was like

As we approach the 100-year anniversary of America joining the fray on April 6, 1917, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is holding the first major exhibition on American art and the war (appearing later this year in New York and Nashville).<p>"The works in WWI and American Art help us see in …

I’d rather drink beer longer, not get drunk faster

<i>One in a collection of essays celebrating things we love.</i><p>If your favorite craft beer lovers seem a little tipsier than usual, they probably are. And you can blame the beer itself.<p>I dropped into a D.C. craft beer bar the other night. Running down the menu, I thought the list seemed fairly boozy: …

Alcohol

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

The most comforting restaurants in Chicago

Chorizo-Spiced Pulled Pork With Mexican Street Corn Slaw Recipe

With warm weather comes an increase in barbecue consumption, though if I'm being honest, I'm even more of a fan of Mexican chorizo than I am of pulled pork. But why choose between the two? Instead, bring them together by braising pork shoulder with chorizo spices, then shredding it like pulled …

17 Things You Didn't Know Google Chrome Could Do

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