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Just Let Them Play!

Joshua Barreiro | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Joshua Barreiro

The need for increasing and maintaining physical activity in youth is something universally agreed upon, but not all activities are equal. Essentially there are three kinds of activity a child can engage in: unstructured, structured and semi-structured play.

It's Never Too Late to Thank Your Teacher

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 01.06.2016 | Education
Jody Gastfriend

It takes more than political promises to truly inspire children, show them the gift of their own potential and prepare them to tackle life's many challenges. It takes really great teachers.

College and Minorities: Justice Scalia Has It Backwards

Cait Lamberton | Posted 01.06.2016 | College
Cait Lamberton

Minority students often exempt themselves from consideration before they even get the chance to succeed by applying to fewer and less-selective colleges than they are academically qualified to attend.

10 Best and Worst Jobs for Work-Life Balance

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business

By Terence Loose, Contributor In our frenetic and demanding world, achieving work-life balance seems more difficult all the time. And if you're won...

Silicon Valley Decoded: Breaking Down the 2016 Tech IPO Market

Maria Popo | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Maria Popo

You don't have to be a financial analyst to discuss tech business topics. Next time you're hanging around the water cooler with your colleagues talk about your guesstimate for the next market correction. Who knows? Your CEO might just walk by and be impressed!

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

Teacher Who Inspired 'Stand And Deliver' Honored With Postage Stamp

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 01.05.2016 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a stamp honoring Bolivian native and Los Angeles teaching legend Jaime Escalante, whose work inspired the 1988 fi...

What Works, In Context

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

The public and private resources available to invest in reducing achievement gaps in education, teenage pregnancy rates, child poverty and any other cause are limited. Therefore, funding should be channeled to programs that are proven to be effective.

2016 Predictions - Mortgage Rates & Home Sales Rising with Refinancing Dropping

Dean Graziosi | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Dean Graziosi

Over at there is a lot of analysis of the housing and mortgage markets, including foreclosure information. Recently CoreLogic release...

Mastering Success: Direction, Intention, Conviction, and Education

Lauren Goldstein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Lauren Goldstein

After working with my clients over the past four and a half years, there are 4 roadblocks I consistently see that inhibit people from having the life they want. Each roadblock has a simply solution that will help you get back on track and in control.

Education Bill Much More Than Revision of NCLB

John M. Eger | Posted 01.06.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Last month, President Obama signed an education reform bill that revised the so-called No Child Left Behind act. Surprisingly, the bill had bipartisan support from both the House and Senate.

5 Things We Should Teach in Our Educational System But Don't

Carol Morgan | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Carol Morgan

Our educational system doesn't value teaching life skills. It's assumed that that our parents and families teach us this -- either directly or indirectly. But if they weren't taught how to do it properly either, then the cycle just continues.

A Year of Change for Employment, Culture, and Education in 2016

Dennis Yang | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Dennis Yang

With 2015 in the books, it's time to look forward. You know what that means: predictions for next year! Here are a few things I'll be tracking in 2016.

Where Are We Headed in 2016? 11 Predictions

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Marian Salzman

As we move into week one of a year when international news won't be "all bad, but much of it is," according to NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel's 2016 forecast, let's see what's in store closer to home.

Thank You, Difficulty.

Connor Diemand-Yauman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Science
Connor Diemand-Yauman

It's time for a difficulty revolution. If we're to be better partners, employees, and friends, we must embrace and celebrate moments of difficulty. Why? Simply put, difficulty is the crux of all learning and growth, and one of the clearest indicators that we're achieving our goals.

The Foundation of Art in Embassies Brings High Art and Innovation to U.S. Schools

Isa Freeling | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Exciting international cultural diplomacy initiatives can be seen through their site-specific commissions. Their founders are currently working with embassy representatives to bring original works to an extensive number of newly constructed U.S. embassies across the globe.

Why Do We Keep Dropping the Coach's Challenge Flag on Campus Protests?

Nancy Cantor | Posted 01.04.2016 | College
Nancy Cantor

Why is it that when it comes to the social world, not all speech is deemed equally worthy of protecting? That is a question that has been dogging me of late, as I listen to commentator after commentator caution student protestors about the importance of respecting freedom of speech and the trap of political correctness.

New Year, New... Career? Weighing up the Options When You Hate Your Job

Anthony Hughes | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Anthony Hughes

Have you ever heard of the "Quarter Life Crisis"? It's that time in your twenties and early thirties where you take stock of your life and career, and...

Connecting Generations Takes More Than Carols, Cookies and Candy Canes

Donna M. Butts | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

Carols. Cookies. Candy canes. It's the holiday season. Time to send the kids to visit a nursing home. Though these once a year visits may cross a "to do" off the season's list, they seldom satisfy the yearning all year long for another set of "cs."

Five Competencies Needed for Tri-Sector Athletes in Education

Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Noel Scott Anderson, Ph.D.

I argue that in education, context and mission are everything to leadership, that environments bring out leadership qualities in students, teachers, professors, community activists, executive directors of social enterprise organizations and college presidents, to name a few.

Renters Experiencing a Really Tough Marketplace

Ryan Poelman | Posted 01.04.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ryan Poelman

It's the glass half empty/full thing with rents these days. Investors are enjoying some of the best market conditions in many years. Finding a rental property that will return a positive cash flow is more difficult than a few years ago, but still very possible. Rental demand is still rising, and rents are going up with it.

Overlooked Rental Home Cash Flow

Scott Yancey | Posted 01.04.2016 | Money
Scott Yancey

The best way to show how depreciation can make a major difference in ROI, Return On Investment, is to use an example situation. Here are the components.

The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.04.2016 | Education
Anne Sobel

Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.

A Letter to International Students on How to Survive Your Education in America

Dennis Jett | Posted 01.03.2016 | Education
Dennis Jett

A few other tips for avoiding problems while in America. If you approach, or are approached by, law enforcement officers, always do so with your hands up and ask a friend to video the encounter. And finally don't go near any borders or it will be assumed that you entered illegally.

A Whimsical Look at Fallacies: Appeal to Antiquity - Part 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.31.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

Call it what you will: advertising, propaganda, public relations, indoctrination, lobbying, disinformation, brainwashing, spin, mind control, or manufacturing consent, they all have the same function -- getting people to think what you want them to think.