Tracy Lyn Talmage

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Open Wide Quilted Bags

Hello and happy Monday! Just before the weekend I was able to finally get my sewing room thoroughly cleaned up from all of the crazy quilt market …

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If You're Unclear About What Harassment Is, These Cringeworthy Videos Will Help

Five videos show real-life examples of sexual harassment<p>In a series of videos that are masterfully edited and feature well-known actors, David …

Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

By Phyllis Fagell<p>When my girlfriends and I share stories about our first jobs, we shake our heads at our meekness. Susan recalls her boss at a company in Paris. “She would fly off the handle at the smallest things, screaming, ‘Vous êtes nul!’ — ‘You are nothing!’ ” Susan would retreat to the …

Parenting

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Actually Be Good at Math

Does it make you happy?<p>We know that we’re more inclined to perform something well <i>if</i> we actually enjoy whatever it is. But few things in life are as …

Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of …

Homework: is it worth the hassle?

Parents and educators question the value of setting assignments for students. But what does the neuroscience say?<p>Like all teachers, I’ve spent many hours correcting homework. Yet there’s a debate over whether we should be setting it at all.<p>I teach both primary and secondary, and regularly find …

The Secrets of the Pelvic Floor

If you’ve never had your pelvic floor released, consider hunting down an integrative structural specialist: It’s a weird sensation, for sure, and …

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

Math conferences don’t usually feature standing ovations, but Francis Su received one last month in Atlanta. Su, a mathematician at Harvey Mudd …

5 Non-Negotiables of Project-Based Learning Professional Development

Project based learning is an effective format used for professional development. Here are 5 non-negotiable to make sure your PD goes well.

Pedagogy

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Want to Raise Successful Daughters? 1 Crucial Life Skill They Need to Start Learning Young

The way boys and girls are socialized has long-term effects on their success.<p>The founder of Girls Who Code kept hearing the same story. In their first week of learning to code, the girls' screens would be blank. They said they were stuck and didn't know which code to write. Yet when the teachers …

15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths

In many ways, the progressive education establishment is akin to a leftist “Hive”—people who think and speak alike and move in concert, even without …

How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love

Technology in School<p>How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love<p>By Laura McClure     Apr 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JStaley401<p>Related Stories<p>The …

6 Radical Parenting Ideas to Consider for Your Kids

These parenting strategies may seem counterintuitive, but keeping kids safe is not about sheltering them. Kids need risk and conflict—in kid-sized …

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An Oregon teacher’s letter to lawmakers: We don’t need your prayers, we need your courage

An Oregon teacher asks: Why should we fight when you won’t?<p>Melissa Duclos<p>January 1, 2016 11:30am (UTC)<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i><p>Thursday, October 1 was my second day of class as a writing …

Teaching

The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am

The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am by Angela GarbesTo produce breast milk, mothers melt their own body fat. Are you with me? We …

Breast Feeding

Meet 5 Amazing Olympians Who Will Inspire You to Feel Fabulous This Winter

How to get fitter, eat better, stress less, and feel fabulous, even when it's cold and dark out.<p>1. Madison Chock, 22, Ice Dancer<p><b>Hack your morning.</b> "I'm not a morning person," says Chock. "I have to get everything ready the night before or I'd never get out the door to practice." You too? Lay out …

7 Ways to Make Your Pores Look Smaller

A.K.A., the answer to your skin-care prayers<p>Women would do just about anything to reduce the appearance of their pores. In fact, in a recent Harris Poll sponsored by L’Oreal, 23 percent of women said they would give up their favorite cocktails for a whole year just to have smaller pores. …

14 Crazy New Sex Toys You Probably Haven’t Tried—But You Really Should

Did someone say "crazy sex toys"? Yes. Yes, they did.<p>You’ve got a lot of options when you’re looking to buy a sex toy. How many spots do you want to target? One? Two? <i>Three</i>? Do you want it to be something you hide away in the bottom drawer of your night stand, can easily toss in your carry on bag, …

20 Sex Toys That MIGHT Just Change Your LIFE

WH's picks of the top pleasure boosts-whether you want to go on a solo mission or share the good vibes with your guy.

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

In the past week, world leaders have started using a mathematical term when they talk about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.<p>"It's spreading and growing <i>exponentially,</i>" President Obama said Tuesday. "This is a disease outbreak that is advancing in an <i>exponential</i> fashion," said Dr. David Nabarro, who …

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

It will go down in history as the moment one of the last bastions of male dominance fell. A woman has won the world's most prestigious mathematics prize for the first time since the award was established nearly 80 years ago.<p>Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University in …

Why We Run: A Philosophical Look at the Value of Running

<b>Note to readers:</b> <i>This piece is a bit of a departure from my regular writing that focuses on population health issues, which will resume with my next blog. In the spirit of National Running Day/Week, this one is for the runners (and potential runners) out there...</i><p>The reasons we run are often …

Marathons

The Newtown Gunman's Father Gives His First Interview

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Until this week, Peter Lanza, the father of Newtown gunman Adam Lanza, has avoided the press. That …