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Family Portraits Illustrated with Paper by Jotaká | Colossal

<p>Spanish illustrator Juan Carlos aka Jotaka created this fantastic series of paper family portraits by rendering his bendy illustrated characters in …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Fiction

“Could love find a place in a marriage if it had not started with some degree of fantasy?”<p>“I thought maybe I was getting the hang of this country, this life. And then my grandmother fell down the stairs.”<p>“My mother was glad about the burglary, in a way. She got to use all the knowledge that she’d …

Lessons from Late Night

What separates the women from the men.<p>In 1997, I realized one of my childhood dreams. (Not the one where I’m being chased by Count Chocula.) I flew to New York from Chicago, where I was working as a performer at Second City, to interview for a writing position at “Saturday Night Live.” It seemed …

Play

Educators are also teaching learning strategies, helping students find out the best ways to not just learn content, but <i>how</i> to learn. Ideas like …

Catholic News Service

more video<p>Scouts see how different faith traditions live out Ten Commandments<p>OGDEN, Utah (CNS) -- Each year for the past decade, a group of Boy …

Christianity

#theLIST: 10 Must-See Movies At Sundance 2014

Sundance Film Festival can do for a flick just what it does for the old gold mine (Park City tourism aint bad in January, well tell you that), so everyone in Hollywood is looking inland for the next slate of award season hits. Here are 10 not<p>Sundance Film Festival can do for a flick just what it …

Film Festivals

The Best of Brain Pickings 2013 – Brain Pickings

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve.<p>“Imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time.” A spectacular illustrated-essay-turned-commencement-address.<p>“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — …

Check Out The Insanely Beautiful Offices Of W+K, The World's Coolest Ad Agency

W+K is the agency behind award-winning work like Old Spice's "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" and every notable Nike campaign you've ever seen ("Just Do It," "Bo Knows," "It's Gotta Be The Shoes" — the whole shebang). It also handles work for some of the corporate world's cooler clients, such as …

13 Foods to Help You Burn Calories (and Fat)

Try these foods to spike the metabolism, release fat, and eliminate toxins<p>We know, it sounds like it's too good to be true. But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed …

Nutrition

The Week in Review: Typhoon Haiyan Takes Its Toll

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p>Nearly a week after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, the local government is still struggling to …

Sistine Chapel

Bertrand Russell - Nobel Lecture: What Desires Are Politically Important?

<b>The Nobel Prize in Literature 1950</b><br>Bertrand Russell<p>Share this:<p>Bertrand Russell - Nobel Lecture<p>Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1950<p>Listen to an Audio …

Foreign Policy

Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree: The Animated Film Narrated by Shel Himself (1973)

Back in 1964, Shel Silverstein wrote <i>The Giving Tree</i>, a widely loved children's book now translated into more than 30 languages. It's a story about …

20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century Schools

by <b>Hope Mulholland</b>, TeachThought Intern<p>BYOD policies–Bring Your Own Device–allow schools to bring technology into the classroom with a “bottom-up” …

Education Technology

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

By Kimberly Vincent<p>We hear a lot about "passion-based" learning, and although in theory it sounds ideal, there are many factors to consider in …

The Delicate Art of Giving Feedback

To be an effective manager, you need to be skilled at giving out both praise and criticism. While praise is easy to give, it is far more challenging and unpleasant to criticize your employees. Yet the practice of management requires you to occasionally show employees where they need to improve. …

Math, PBL and 21st Century Learning for All Students

Math teachers and teachers of lower-performing students do have unique challenges for teaching 21st century skills. However, research demonstrates …

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …