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The Core Component for Effective Storytelling and Relationship Marketing

The holiday season presented a number of opportunities to watch family and friend videos and listen to stories. We laughed together as we watched the …

The pedagogy of empathy

Ask someone to define <i>empathy</i> in an educational context and you are likely to get something like this:<p>However, I have long held the belief that …

Pedagogy

The Role Of Empathy In Learning

<b>The Role Of Empathy In Learning</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Learning has to starts and end with the self: What do I know, and how can I relate to the world around me?<p>…

Learning

Beautiful Chaos: Poetry, Feeling and the Human Form - Photographs and text by Josephine Cardin | LensCulture

I have been asked many times what it is that I “look for” when I look through my lens. I do not look <i>for</i> something, rather, I look <i>at</i> something, someone, some place or event, and attempt to capture the essence, the emotion and the soul of the subject, whether a person or a building.<p>There is so much …

Healthy Banana Bread (Whole Wheat, Vegan, Oil-free & Sugar-free)

After more than a month of mindless eating and indulging I feel like I am finally back to my old self. All the overeating though made me feel great …

Girl helps paramedics through sign language skills

Ten-year-old Yesenia Diosdado is revising an English assignment. But it turns out the language that's proven to be most valuable is the one she knows …

Author Louise Stern: 'I feel sign language is more faithful to your own feelings'

Louise Stern drew on her own experiences of deafness to write her intriguing new novel, set in a Mexican village where everyone communicates in sign language<p>Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, a popular summer retreat for the likes of Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Spike Lee and, recently, the …

5 ways to eat healthier this year

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Nutrition

These 5 Moves Will Make You Look Flat-Bellied from Every Angle

This series tones your ENTIRE core.<p>Your core is about <i>so</i> much more than just your abdominal muscles. It comprises the main abdominal muscle (<b>rectus abdominus</b>, a.k.a. the “six pack” muscle) that allows you torso flexion, or what happens when you sit up from lying down or bend over. Then there's your</b> …

Readers' 10 best books of 2014

These are the books our readers picked as the best of 2014 – from searing polemic to stunning fiction and a story of very intimate science

The 5-Minute Fat Blaster Workout

Grab your dumbbells—let's get down to business.<p>Blasting fat sounds great, right? But it also sounds time-consuming—like, three-hours-in-the-gym-each-day time-consuming. And who has time for that?<p>But guess what? That's so not necessary! In fact, all you need are five minutes and the five exercises …

33 Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Books That Will Help You Create a Life You Love in the New Year

With New Years just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about what New Year's resolutions we would like to make in the upcoming year. Whether our goal is to improve our health, earn more money or to find a meaningful and loving relationship, often times, the core of what is …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

BBC iWonder - What's so noble about Buddhism's Four Noble Truths?

What's so noble about Buddhism's Four Noble Truths?<p>Presented by Bruce Parry Author and explorer<p>1. The essence of Buddhism<p>Presented by Bruce Parry Author and explorer<p>According to the Buddhist tradition, Prince Siddhartha abandoned his comfortable life to go on a spiritual quest at the age of 29, …

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

No one will be able to tell the difference—promise!<p><i>This article was written by Gyan Yankovich and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We've all been there: You've stayed up way too late working, partying, binge-watching—basically, anything other than sleeping—only to wake with a face that …

Skin Care

DIY Book Box Hiding Spot

Sometimes shelves get bogged down with essential storage items that aren’t very visually appealing. Baskets are one way to keep things organized and …

Woodworking

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Curious Directive, the theatre company experimenting with science

'Give anyone a pen and paper," says astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell, "and ask them to draw a scientist. You can bet a tenner they'll drawn an old white man with crazy hair, a moustache, a beard and a scraggly lab coat."<p>He's probably right: I can see the image forming in my mind as we speak. Dartnell …

The blatant sexism of lists about 'attractive girls'

Recently, an article was published listing actions and behaviours “attractive girls do differently”. Differently from whom, you might ask. Well differently from … “regular girls”. Whatever that means. But, naturally, it’s important to consider the veracity of the writer’s claims. It’s hard to …

19 Ways to Measure Perfect and Healthy Portion Sizes

Forget your measuring cups, spoons, and scale. Use this handy guide to dish up right-sized servings every time.<p>There's a difference between "portion size" and "serving size." A portion is the amount you pile on your plate, while a serving is a standard measurement of food, such as a cup or an ounce.<p>…

12 Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About

Renters like nice things too! And, thankfully, each year more and more products emerge that are removable and won't jeopardize your security deposit …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

'Being a perfect girl can kill you' – extract from Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny

In this exclusive extract from her new book, the feminist activist talks about her eating disorder, the pressure on girls to be beautiful and why weight is a political issue<p>Aged 17, I am something of an anomaly when I arrive on an eating disorders ward. Close-cropped hair, black clothes, soaked in …

Get Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks—Workout B

Follow our Strong and Sexy in Six Weeks workout plan to see the results you want<p>1. Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells in front of you, palms facing your thighs, feet shoulder-width apart <b>(a)</b>. Keeping your core tight and back flat, push your butt back and bend over at the hips, …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

The Best Strength Training for Women

You may be missing out on the best body shaper exercises out there<p>Tired of sweating all over every piece of cardio equipment at the gym and still getting zero love from the scale? You need more iron. Not in your diet—in your hands. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a mere 21 …