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Here’s the full text of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address

President urges Congress to make 2014 “a year of action”<p>Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:<p>Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three …

The Perfect Toy Collection

I get a lot of emails about our toy collection and I figured it was time for a post since it is almost Christmas. I love kids toys. Buying them is …

Privatization is undoing Brown v. Board of Education

Our school system is increasingly “separate and unequal” — and we have Michelle Rhee’s political allies to thank<p>Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast called the public school system a "socialist regime." Michelle Rhee cautions us against commending students for their 'participation' in sports …

Why our best students are totally oblivious

While being up in arms about popular injustices, they’re educated how not to see race, empire and colonialism<p>This past week, I taught my first classes of the semester. The college where I teach attracts young men and women who are generally left of center. Some of them are the children of …

4 scientific ways to become a better student

Exercising (and tweeting) daily are just a couple of things you can do to ensure your brain gets a healthy workout<p>A few years ago, after writing a self-help book for young women with binge-eating issues, I played around with the idea of getting a social work or family therapy degree. How wonderful …

Biz Ladies Profile: Emily Henderson

<i>Photo by Angela Kohler</i><p>Today’s Biz Ladies profile comes to us from interior designer, Emily Henderson. While Emily knew she was destined to be in the …

Making Flower Pom-poms with a DIY Pom-pom maker

I’ve always loved those fancy Japanese pompoms on Pinterest, the ones that have flower or polka dot patterns on them – they would make lovely …

a bubblegum party is my fave

<i>Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. This would have never worked in my house growing up since we had a strict no</i> …

Free class GIVEAWAY!…because I finally learned Illustrator! – MADE EVERYDAY

Let me rephrase…<br>I’m finally LEARNING Illustrator. But even after picking up the basics, I feel like I’ve grown leaps and bounds in the program. It …

20 Grab-and-Go Snack Recipes

We’re huge fans of snacking and ever since we made these reusable snack bags, we’ve been working on putting them to use with ultra-portable snacks that fun to make and eat. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 20 recipes for on-the-go munching that are perfect for throwing in a Ziploc or your pretty …

When You Work At A Nonprofit

Advertise<p>26th Jun 2014 | 38 notes<p>When the director says you're getting an office makeover...using only volunteers and staff<p>18th Jun 2014 | 141 …