Beth Currie

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A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Online Education

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Improve Your Life

Stress is known to be one of the biggest causes of medical visits in the U.S., and it can have an extremely negative impact on your physical and …

No Matter How The Elections Play Out, You Have Options

Candidates in the upcoming elections for President of the United States of America say things have to change.<p>Town Square, Cuenca, Ecuador<p>And no wonder. Take a look at these numbers.<p>Figures recently released by the Social Security Administration show that 51 percent of all U.S. workers made less …

Having Other Teachers' Eyes Means Also Having Their Ideas

A lot of what's going on today in Marna Wolak's fifth-grade math class is pretty familiar. She's got her students gathered on the rug for a number talk, something she does often, trying to get them thinking about fractions.<p>But a lot of it is unfamiliar, too. The topic is new — dividing whole …

Teaching

Boost your Wi-Fi for just $50

How many times have you clicked a video or a link and then waited… and waited? You can't know for sure if it’s your gadget, your Wi-Fi or the website that's holding up progress. All too often, the fault is your Wi-Fi signal.<p>A weak Wi-Fi signal limits the range, slows your speed and can cause a …

Salman Rushdie: how Cervantes and Shakespeare wrote the modern literary rule book

It is 400 years since Shakespeare and Cervantes died. Together, they defy boundaries of time, and the conventions that keep street life separate from …

Literature

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

These 4 Minutes A Day Could Reduce Alzheimer's Risk Sixfold - PsyBlog

Failing to brush your teeth may cause more than just gum disease and tooth loss…<p>Brushing your teeth regularly could reduce the risk of dementia by …

Spain’s Babies Are Being Born Underweight, Thanks To The Economic Crisis

It turns out the global financial crisis even reached into mothers’ wombs.<p>The economic crisis that began in 2007 hit Spain harder than many countries. Fifty percent unemployment amongst the young (and 24% overall) is one result. Seemingly irreversible cuts to public services like health is another. …

Special Report - Puerto Rico's other crisis: impoverished pensions | Reuters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - When Puerto Rico attempted to shore up its chronically underfunded public-employee pensions in 2013, Francisco del Castillo “knew grown men and women who wept.”<p>Obdulia Lopez, a 60-year-old retired social services worker, talks to Reuters while taking her medication …

Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime<p>Illegally mined gold has overtaken cocaine to become Peru and Colombia’s most lucrative illicit export, according to a new report that …

Chatty fiction app Hooked gets an update where readers can write stories, too

Fiction app Hooked launched last fall, aiming to reinvent fiction with short stories modeled on text message conversations. Next up: Letting readers write their own stories.<p>That arrives today with the launch of Hooked 2.0. Any Hooked reader can now create characters and then write their story one …

Writing

Panama Papers: Apple supplier denies evading $22 billion in taxes

The “Panama Papers” leak of 11.5 million documents from ultra-secretive Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has already named and shamed heads of state, government officials, business owners and celebrities who reportedly evaded tax thanks to the scheme.<p>But one name which hasn’t been talked about …

Siesta alert: Spanish parties pledge to end WWII time warp

MADRID (AP) — Spain's celebrated siesta could be facing a modern makeover.<p>Political parties are promising to turn the clock back in Spain and …

MIT Just Released an Online Learning Report Worth Reading

I examined the report's four key recommendations for online education. Some of what I found gives me pause.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Higher Education

The Post’s 2016 Teacher of the Year: A ‘one-woman powerhouse’ in Md.

<b>Rhoda Buckner was 17</b> when she gave birth to her daughter on a bathroom floor.<p>She was a high school senior, and she had kept the pregnancy a secret from her family, hiding it by wearing baggy clothes, fearing their disappointment. After attending classes on a Friday, at about 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 14, …

Improve Your Posture Day 1: Chin-to-Chest Stretch

Improve Your Posture Day 3: Wall Angel Exercise

Panama Papers: Argentina President Macri to go before judge

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1236000/1236749_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524643133_9381097a82e2daffa5c39cbc6883d803<p><b>Argentine President Mauricio Macri has pledged to assert his innocence when he appears before a federal prosecutor on Friday to explain his …

Venezuela leader threatens to cut opposition legislature's term | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro threatened on Thursday to seek a constitutional amendment to slash the opposition-led legislature’s term and vowed to lead a “revolution” should his foes wrest him from the presidency.<p>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures while …

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Learn a Second Language Fast

Being bilingual has its benefits in this ever-changing and advancing world. So if you know some basics or you're fluent with another language, teaching this valuable skill to your kids as early as possible is a wise decision you can make as a parent today. Why? Being fluent in another language is …

3 Language Hacks To Promote Better Health

Getting healthy is all about action, right? Move more, meditate, and eat better. But achieving your goals isn’t dictated entirely by your behavior. …

Famifi

Avoid Over-Stressing Your Budget When Paying Down Debt

Paying off debt is always going to be a stressful affair. If you set up an overzealous plan to pay it off, though, you could risk your ability to pay …

According To Science This Is The Best Diet For Weight Loss

If you have tried every diet and found they either fail or are too hard to stick with, this might be the answer.<p>According to Harvard Medical studies, …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

A yoga squat that helps strengthen your whole body | The Star

Have you heard the news? Squatting is the new black.<p>It seems the benefits of deep squats are being touted by everyone from yoga teachers to CrossFit …

Yoga

15 Useful Ways To Manage Anxiety

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

Time Management