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My $900 Lesson In Mindfulness

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

What if the spill and its respective price tag were like pulling off a BandAid: quick and stings a little, but sufficient to remove a layer of armor I had built between myself and... well, in this case, myself?

An Emergent Approach to School-Community-Family Partnerships

Martin J. Blank | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

The recent article on Strategic Philanthropy for A Complex World explored the idea of an "emergent approach to philanthropy." It evoked several thoug...

Intelligence Having Fun: A Multi-Player Game to Re-Define Creativity

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

I don't personally think video games will re-define creativity, but I do believe they can offer a whole new range of opportunities for people, especially those who might be intimidated or unengaged by more traditional pathways, to enjoy the experience of creative and musical expression.

Protecting an Integral Part of the Learning Experience

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 09.10.2014 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

Different people learn in different ways. Some of us learn by reading, some by listening, some by watching, and some by doing. At colleges and universities, we want to reach all types of learners with all types of learning experiences--and internships are one way we accomplish this goal.

On Voracious Curiosity: Q&A with Ben Nelson, CEO of Minerva Project

Laura Cococcia | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
Laura Cococcia

Two years ago, I had the privilege of attending TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland , which focused on the theme of "Radical Openness." Following a numbe...

The Importance of Process in Achieving Results

Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Education
Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.

I would not have been able to sustain and increase my interest for learning and thinking had I been only concentrating on the end result. The "process" and the "enjoyment of the process" is the key to success.

Aspen Task Force Would Take Learning 'Back to the Future"

Larry Magid | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

Last month the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet released an outstanding report whose title, "Learner at the Center of a Networked World," suggests a radical rethinking of how we approach education.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

What Am I Learning Here?

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Much of life is constantly allowing feedback to emerge so we can either confirm that we are on the right track or shift tracks to align a perfect balance of existence.

I Refuse!

Robin Korth | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

With this soul punch of how fleeting the days of my life really are has come a profound and powerful inner cry of, "I refuse!" This may sound like an "in your face" angry sort of cry, but it is not. This is a cry of awareness, honesty, responsibility and joy.

A Few Cups of Java: Setting Up the Environment

Ahsan Zahid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Huffpost Code
Ahsan Zahid

Before we can jump straight into writing code and seeing what it does, we need a place to write code, and a way to run it.

School's Out, But Learning Doesn't Have to End

David R. Mosena | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
David R. Mosena

To those of us in the science education business, summer is an exciting season, but one that makes our youth's minds vulnerable. It's known as the "summer brain drain" -- and it's real.

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

One Man's Junk Is a Gramma's Stained Glass Treasure

Honey Good | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

From the time I was a little girl I had a love of beautiful objects ranging from the material to the natural. A sunset over the Pacific Ocean or a material item brings equal joy.

8 Ways to Build an Epic Business Idea

Bobby Umar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Before you quit your day job, invest tons of cash and try desperately to get on Shark Tank, only to be embarrassed by them, you may want to engage in a few gut-checks.

Schools for Sustainability Witnesses Water Purification at the Omega Center

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Close your eyes and imagine a place where harmful chemicals, pollution and toxins are nonexistent. In this haven, drinking water is completely pure, and fresh local food is prepared on the scene.

I'm a Scientist With Learning Disabilities and That's Okay!

Collin Diedrich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Science
Collin Diedrich

Intelligence, like pretty much everything else subjective, is on a spectrum. And just because you may be lower than average in one or every single area, doesn't have anything to do with how good you will be at your job whether that's a scientist, clinician or business woman.

The Question Most Moms Ask Themselves Eventually

Mama Bean | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

It had taken well over two years for me to reach the question that most breastfeeding mothers reach at one point or another, are my boobs enough?

27 Lessons I've Learned Before My 27th Birthday

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Times of heartbreak and hardship come and go, and even at your lowest low, there is always a bright side. A little patience and a lot of self-love go a long way. Red wine and dark chocolate don't hurt either.

Curbing America's Homework Habit, California Parents Press School to Stop the Homework Madness

Vicki Abeles | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

Nationwide, adolescents and teens are routinely grinding through 10- or 12-hour days. They're sacrificing a decent night's sleep, exercise, family time, a social life, and spare moments to simply read, invent, dream, or explore--everything that's essential to a growing mind

The Power of a Piece of Paper

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Karen Ann Kennedy

Finding a job is sometimes a struggle. Even though I know my experience is invaluable in being able to perform a job successfully, prospective employers always get hung up on that "little piece of paper" that I don't have.

The Other Side of Fear

Harper Spero | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

There. It was out. My fear. My uncertainty. My self-doubt. I put it all on the table, and almost instantly I felt a weight off my shoulders. My friend reminded me that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that being terrified was the best feeling in the world.

10 Things I Learned From Building My First Blogsite

Angela Jamene | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Angela Jamene

Building my blogsite was, and continues to be, an adventure. I was genuinely surprised by how much I learned in the process. Here are 10 of my favorites.

What I Learned In My Daughter's First Year of School

Sarah Dille | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Sarah Dille

I stood off to the side, my heart beaming with pride, my eyes filling with tears, and wished that I could have known last year, as I lost sleep and grew more grey hairs, that kindergarten isn't about the end of childhood at all. It is so much more about beginnings.

Smartening up About End-of-the-Year Teachers' Gifts

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

Well, it's that time of year again, folks -- the time of year when parents grapple with what to get their children's teachers in appreciation for their year-long service.