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50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Woodworking

What Is Metacognition? A Guide for Educators

When was the last time you reflected on your intellectual growth? When was the last time you stretched it further? Paying attention to how you think …

Pedagogy

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

These Psychological Thrillers Will Have You on the Edge of Your Beach Towel

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, is almost upon us. Since we can't wait to hit the beach with a gripping read in one hand …

Books

Magnesium Deficiency 101: 18 Signs You're Deficient (And How To Fix It)

Your body is alive because of brilliant biochemistry. A myriad of intricate pathways is working in symphony every second of your life. It is easy to …

This 15-Minute Task Could Boost Your Paycheck by $200 a Month. Here's How to Do It

The IRS just unveiled a useful new calculator.<p>December’s tax cut means millions of Americans will owe less money when they file their 2018 tax …

Why Asymmetry Is an Important Part of Interior Design (and How to Make it Work)

Though trends are an important part of the interior design landscape, nothing can overtake the necessity of understanding the fundamentals of how …

Interior Design

This Weird Diet Is Actually The Healthiest, According To One Of The Country's Top Functional Docs

<i>Mark Hyman</i><i>, M.D., is one of the country’s top functional medicine doctors and a member of the</i> mbg Collective <i>(if you didn’t catch</i> <i>his panel on</i> …

Nutrition

After Parkland: A Letter From a Furious Teacher

<b>Rebecca Berlin Field</b> is an art and art history teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She says she did not sign on to a job that was potentially life threatening. Rebecca wrote this essay for Medium following the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Read it below, or click on the 'Listen' button above to hear …

Watch a History Teacher Educate the NRA About the Second Amendment

The text of the Second Amendment isn't very long, but some of its most fervent proponents seem unable to remember all of it.<p>Diane Wolk Rogers, a …

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

I’m a teacher. When parents told me I should carry a gun, I felt sick.

I’d do anything to protect my students. Diving in front of bullets shouldn’t be necessary.<p>It was 9:15 am on a Tuesday, right in the middle of third period. The students in my eighth-grade English class were working on projects, poster paper and crayons scattered across the floor.<p>Suddenly, the …

These Chic-to-Death Contemporary Living Room Ideas Will Make Any Space Look Mod

New York City–based interior designer Rian Smith describes contemporary design style as mixing modern and transitional elements in a warm and fresh …

Living Rooms

26 Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

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This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Jersey

7 handy ways to improve your home in 2018

Your resolution for 2018: Make home improvement a priority with these handy how-to ideas as inspiration.<p>If you let a lot of home improvement projects slip by without taking action in 2017, take heart. 2018 is here! You've now got an entire year to jump on those big household tasks. It's time to …

How to Make Lawmakers Rue the Day They Voted for This Scam of a Tax Bill

Sarah Anderson, Chuck CollinsWe can use this bill as a catalyst for the next wave of tax-fairness and economic-justice organizing.The post How to …

Is this cult-beloved magnesium supplement the answer to your anxiety and sleep issues?

Every so often, a wellness product bursts into the zeitgeist and suddenly, <i>everyone</i> you know is talking about it. Much like unicorn toast and …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

MacBook Pro

The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled. I had always believed my classroom was about the …

San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

San Francisco

Why Aren't We Talking About Pre-Baby Bodies?

Six days after giving birth, I emailed my Pilates instructor: “Let me know when I can come back and see you!” She told me to wait five weeks.<p>Looking …

Pregnancy

A Brilliant Way to Create a Color Scheme for Your Dream Home

Have you ever been invited to a painting party? Yes? No? Well, if you’ve never attended this event of a lifetime, let me explain.<p>Friends buy their …

How to Teach Fluency So That It Takes

<i>Teacher question:</i><p><i>I have a question regarding my school's reading program. My question today is about the reading portion of our literacy block and</i> …

5 Ways To Develop Critical Thinking Skills

As we begin a new school year, teachers will focus on teaching and learning. In the 1980s, the focus was on content knowledge and mastery learning. …

8 Entrepreneurial Skills Your Kids Need to Succeed in Life and Work (Infographic)

A changing market means your children need to learn more than just business as usual. Teach these concepts to prepare them for what's around the corner.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think back to what what you learned in school 10 (or 20) years ago. How much of it …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

Happiness

6 Deadlift Variations Your Butt Will Thank You For

The deadlift is one of the best full-body exercises you can do. Many trainers would argue it's THE best, because it's the perfect example of a …

Workouts

10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

It is no secret that many students are not passionate about math. Students feel disconnected from what is taught in class, unsure of the benefits of …

Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding

Across the hall, Chris’s colleague Aaron Hall is also using choice for a quick check-in. While Chris offered choice to allow students to …

Teaching