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How to create a container water garden | Alys Fowler

Japanese temple gardens are world-renowned for good reason, but although all that perfectly raked gravel and artful pruning can be incredibly moving, I’m not sure it transfers well to a different setting. Or, to put it another way, I had no desire to come home and recreate any of it. The street …

Gardening

The Outrage Over Family Separation Is Exactly What Stephen Miller Wants

For President Trump’s senior adviser, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.<p>When the news stories began to surface last month of sobbing young migrant children being forcibly removed from their parents at the border, many close …

Donald Trump

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-its

Engagement and Memory<p>Successful reading comprehension makes use of pattern linking strategies. These include activating prior knowledge, making …

Teaching

“Younger” Is “Gossip Girl” for the Publishing Industry

At first, the TV show “Younger,” which premièred in 2015, seemed like it was going to be a Funfetti cake full of millennial jokes. It centers on the forty-year-old Liza Miller, a former publishing assistant who moved to the suburbs, got divorced, and moved back to Brooklyn. When she tries to rejoin …

A Radically Woke and Deeply Conservative Commencement Address

At Pomona College, Danielle Allen spoke about the Declaration of Independence and its electric cord.<p>In a more equal world, Danielle Allen would be a lousy public speaker to offset her almost comically impressive resume. As an undergraduate at Princeton, she won a Marshall Scholarship to Cambridge. …

University of Chicago

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Four Public Speaking Myths To Stop Believing (And Tips From Actors To Use Instead)

The thought of having to get up in front of a large group and speak or present can create a lot of fear and anxiety. But as a leader, it’s important to be a great communicator and an effective, engaging presenter.<p>Unfortunately, popular wisdom on this subject, though well-meaning, doesn’t seem to …

Public Speaking

Free Tech Curriculum for All Subjects with Google's Applied Digital Skills

What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? What skills do adults need to be competitive in the job market?

15 Favorites: The Niche Workspace

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 15, 2014, as part of our Working It issue.<p>Looking for ingenious solutions for tight …

7 Storage Ideas to Steal from a Clever Kitchen Remodel in Australia

We recently revisited an old Remodelista post by Meredith about a kitchen rehab in Melbourne, Australia. We were drawn to the many smart storage …

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey …

Education Technology

10 Egg Hacks that Make Breakfast Much Easier

No eggcuses to forego this food in the morning.<p>Eggs are part of almost everybody's everyday breakfast routine. There's really no reason they …

Why the extraordinary story of the last slave in America has finally come to light

“We stand as living monuments,” wrote the historian Len Garrison, of the black British descendants of slavery and empire. “For those who are afraid of who they must be, are but slaves in a trance.” For Garrison, the idea of the African diaspora as “living monuments” was to some extent figurative. …

Black History

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

The Best 20-Minute Workout Videos

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

My Fine Hair Finally Has Volume—All Because of This Inexpensive Pantry Staple

If you have fine hair like me, you’re probably very familiar with the feeling that your strands constantly feel weighed down and limp—even after a …

8 VEGETABLES THAT YOU BUY ONCE & REGROW FOREVER!

The consumption of vegetables is very crucial for your health especially the ones that are organic. You can never be sure what are you buying in the …

If You Sit All Day, You Need This Yoga Flow in Your Life

We know movement should be a part of everyday life, but for the 108 million full-time workers in America who sit at a desk all day, that's far from …

The 11 Best Cooking Channels On YouTube

Letting just anyone show you how to cook can be a recipe for a mediocre meal. With the rising popularity of YouTube cooking channels, it pays to be …

Skip your pre-sandals pedicure with this genius baking-soda hack

The sudden arrival of seasonal warm weather (and the welcome influx of vitamin D) can leave the best of us unprepared for sandal season. Haven’t had …

What schools looked like the year you were born

1/<p>1942<p>AP<p>The students in a Seattle, Washington, high school duck for shelter beneath their desks during a mock air raid in 1942.<p>2/<p>1944<p>AP<p>Student Dan …

Expert Advice: 5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

2. Cashmere Brush<p>The key to a longer-lasting wardrobe is to treat clothes gently. That means washing and dry cleaning only when necessary and using …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

How to Travel Around Bali, Indonesia

Transportation in Bali comes in plenty of flavors, some more tourist-friendly than the others. If you're not relying on your hotel to get you …

Bali

4 Tech Add-Ons That Can Save Travelers Time and Money

These gadgets can be especially handy when traveling abroad.<p>If you’re considering adopting a location-independent lifestyle, or you’re already a …

Wi-Fi

You Say You Want a Revolution? How We Might Think about Guns and Social Movements

Share36<p>Tweet22<p>Email<p>Share<p>58 Shares<p><b></b><i>“This is a movement, not simply a moment, and this is only the first step in our long process.”</i><p>—Kara Litwin, Pope …

Guns

How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …

Apps

Taking Back Christianity From The Religious Right

Very little in the actual teaching put forward by Jesus would support the political philosophy of the Christian right in 21st-century America.<p>Since …

7 Must-Visit Beaches Maui Has to Offer

Among the eight main islands that make up Hawaii, Maui (aka the Valley Isle) is one of the best spots to visit if you're looking for fewer tourists and abundant gorgeous beaches. In fact, the low-key island offers so many options that it was difficult to visit them all on my most recent five-day …

Beaches