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Study: Putting kids to bed early means better mental health... for mom

Parents looking for a simple sanity saver may find it by adjusting their children’s bedtimes: Kids who fall asleep early are more likely to be healthier, and their moms have better mental health, research has found.<p>“So mums and dads, getting kids to bed early is not just great for them. It’s good …

Mental Health

What We've Learned About Kids And Sleep In 2015

Kids’ sleep is truly precious. For parents, hardly anything beats the sight of their little one wrapped in a blanket, curls strewn over the pillow, breathing softly and looking happy and serene. But what if your child is tossing and turning, snoring or moaning in her sleep? How will the quality of …

Sleep

Let's pause before drinking the 'coding in schools' Kool-Aid

Is the call for all kids to learn coding the modern equivalent of mandatory Japanese? Predicting the future is a mug’s game – there should be no place for it in education<p>Teaching coding to school students has won some pretty heavyweight supporters over the past couple of weeks. Bill Shorten, …

Education

Being a 'Morning Person' Can Help Keep You Healthy

Early to bed, early to rise...<p>Back in grade school, Benjamin Franklin's old saying seemed like a sly attempt to get us to stop complaining about bedtime.<p>But it turns out Ben was right -- at least about it making us healthy.<p>If you're a "night person," this is going to be hard to hear.<p>But a new study …

Sleep

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Food

10 Ways to Determine the Strengths of Our Students

It is no secret that I am a big believer in embracing the power of a strength-based philosophy in education. I have written about the why and how, …

Teaching

Memo to twentysomethings itching to buy a house: Patience pays

Thirtysomething is the new twentysomething when getting into the real estate market.<p>Buying young? It's a tragedy in the making. At a time of life when mobility is a virtue, young adults could be tied down to a house that sucks their bank account dry every month. Who says there's no such thing as …

Personal Finance

You're not the boss of me! Rethinking Self-Regulation and Assessment for Learning

Teachers are expressing frustration that focusing on behavior just isn't enough - after all, teachers are interested in self-regulation because of …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites - St Bavo Cathedral is the obvious one - but you’ll also find a buzzing contemporary creative scene too, with …

European Travel

Teenagers sleep less when they have more computer screen time says study

Investigation in Norway involving 10,000 teenagers showed more screen time means less rest and more difficulty getting to sleep<p>Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep - especially if the gadget is …

Sleep

Why Do You Come to School?

creative commons licensed (BY-SA) flickr photo by mrkrndvs: http://flickr.com/photos/aaron_davis/16221128468<p>I had my first day in Year 4 yesterday. I …

Seven nutritious foods that can derail your diet

If you vowed to slim down and clean up your diet this year, chances are you've been making a solid effort to eat healthy foods. Perhaps you're snacking on fruit instead of granola bars, sprinkling nuts on your oatmeal instead of brown sugar, eating more greens or using avocado instead of cheese in …

Vancouver exhibition at three sites tells the story of Musqueam city on the Fraser

Print<p>There are sharp-edged arrowheads and blades made from stone that cut like a knife. Nearby are thin bone needles that were used for basket …

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

Numb

How to Sleep Better: The 3 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Most people aren't getting enough sleep, plain and simple. But -- and this is the important thing to realize -- we don't recognize that we are sleep deprived.<p>In my comprehensive article on the science of sleep, "The Beginner's Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation," I covered this problem, …

Self-improvement

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

Slang Words 2014: 22 Words And Phrases You Should Know This Year

It's been a year a year of countless hashtags, acronyms and phrases that would make many people scratch their heads, but we've finally come up with …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The Exact Perfect Amount of Time to Take a Break, According to Data

A lot of productivity gurus advise taking breaks during the day to keep from burning out. But how often should you take breaks, and how long should …

Wharton School

Hey Leo, Big Fan, But I Have A Few Questions..

I'm not going to lie. I am a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. From "The Departed" to Inception to "Django Unchained," the man has earned his place at the …

‘Gluten-free’ doesn’t mean it’s healthier

If you've given up gluten, you could be doing your diet – and your body – a disservice. Depending on which gluten-free foods you swap for wheat, it's possible you're missing out on fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.<p>A gluten-free diet is a necessity for people with celiac disease, an …

14 New Superfoods To Add To Your Grocery List Right Now

First it was pomegranate and spinach, now it’s chia and kale. It’s hard to keep track of which superfoods you are supposed to add to your diet, and …

What Nobody Tells You About the First 3 Months of Motherhood

I'm trying to find the words.<p>I'm struggling to gather together the right collection of syllables that can be mushed together to convey my experience of new motherhood, an experience many people likely share but never speak of.<p>First, no one tells you how <i>emotional</i> motherhood will be. And by emotional …

Parenting

Death for apostasy? Islam needs to reflect the 21st century

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim is a free woman today – albeit in hiding. She was ordered released from prison by a Sudanese appeal court after spending the past few months incarcerated. She entered prison while eight months pregnant and gave birth there. Her crime? According to a Sudanese lower court ruling, …

Pediatricians Call For Parents To Read Aloud To Their Children Every Day

If your child's next visit to the pediatrician includes a clear emphasis on reading, don't be surprised.<p>On Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion, calling for pediatricians to advise all parents about the many benefits of …

Best Countries For Mothers Show Importance Of Education, Healthcare

Scandinavia has once again been named the best place in the world to be a mother. According to State of the World's Mothers 2014 report from Save the …

How man’s best friend helps kids with autism

The first thing Candy Gubbels noticed was her son's slowness of speech. Her cousin's kids were speaking in sentences, but Jason's vocabulary was limited to a few words, specifically "thank you" and "I stuck" (which meant he wanted out of his high chair).<p>Then the words dried up altogether – a sign …