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I Did It Their Way!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I've come to learn even more these days that our greatest successes, achievements, and desires flow smoothly when we put the comfort and happiness of those around us ahead of our own wants and desires.

Living Life Now, Even If It Is Temporary

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present moment -- where you are right now and with whom you are with. Give yourself time to think and reflect. Live purposefully. Be in the now and take it all in. Be brave. Have gratitude for what you have. Accept reality. It is all we have.

Why We Must Honor the Teaching Profession

Laura Wellington | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

To begin righting the U.S. education system, our nation needs to reclaim the belief that the teaching profession is a highly regarded, extraordinarily valuable position in society.

Witches Were Sometimes Year-Round

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I remember Miss Marshall very well. She was my third grade teacher at Cloverdale Elementary School in Dothan, Alabama in about 1964. I remember the first time that I saw The Wizard of Oz that I thought she looked just like Almira Gulch.

Menstruation Matters: How Periods Are Keeping Girls Out of School in Nepal

Loren Hyatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

For millions of women and girls around the world, menstruation can lead not only to cramps, bloating, and mood swings, but it also can lead to days of missed school and lower future economic earnings.

When Disposable Cameras Develop Far More Than Photography

Joe Paradise | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Joe Paradise

In the world of education, teachers are familiar with the rare, unplanned moment where a learning opportunity presents itself to their students.

Teaching the Teacher

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I loved my first grade teacher. Her first name was Dorothy, the same as my grandmother's. She was interesting and seemed to devote a lot of time to me... and I loved her... until she sent home the note.

Kids Make an Elephant-Sized Impact on Conservation

John F. Calvelli | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

If you ask almost anyone involved in the conservation movement for the main reason why they fight to save endangered wildlife, they will often mention their children or the need to save threatened species for future generations.

Is Recess Still on the SATs?

Galanty Miller | Posted 11.07.2014 | Education
Galanty Miller

As a society, I wish we would do more to celebrate the boring stuff. The boring stuff is important. Math is important. History is important. English is important.

A Wakeup Call for School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

What do you say after an election night like November 4? We lost. As a matter of fact, some have called it "a bloodbath." We are educators though. We must take a stand. We must talk to our communities and business partners about what is right for our schools.

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months Of College

Breana Brill | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
Breana Brill

It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't have a guiding hand to give me advice like I did in high school.

Real Strategies to End Bullying

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

The Dignity Act is a different kind of anti-bullying law.

7 Reasons Why This School Is Banning Halloween

Karyn Pickles | Posted 10.23.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

This gem scrolled through my Facebook feed yesterday: A friend's children's school has decided to forgo Halloween this year in favor of... I don't know... Friday, I guess. The decision was attributed to the "staff" and the reasons behind it were given as follows.

Shocking: Stage Moms vs. NFL's Manning Family

Denice Duff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Denice Duff

From Shirley Temple to Drew Barrymore, young girls have loved to dress up and entertain. I'm going out on a limb here when I say stage moms are like cosmetic surgery, you only really notice the bad ones...

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

Good Stock Farm: A Great New Cooking School

Rozanne Gold | Posted 10.12.2014 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Here's why my husband and I raced up to Good Stock Farm two weeks ago. Michael, who was the founding editor of Nation's Restaurant News, had decades earlier met Sandy D'Amato, a multi-starred chef from Milwaukee.

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

I Redshirted My Son And I Don't Regret It

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents

While choosing to ‘redshirt’ is a common practice in the sports world, is the same process the key to ensuring your child’s academic and social ...

Yes, Your Kid Can Actually Live Without Peanut Butter

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

I cannot imagine having to live with that kind of fear every day, and I certainly cannot imagine having to deal with people who seemed so callous about the life of my child.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Rice and Peterson: A Double Standard for Violence

Paul Mones | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Paul Mones

The Peterson and Rice cases demonstrate the need for a serious national dialogue on ending all forms of physical punishment of children.

A Good Evening Spoiled

Claire Wapole | Posted 11.18.2014 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

So, as another school year begins, I am anxiously hoping. Anxiously hoping that little if any homework muscles it's way into my home, commandeering time and energy away from my family.

Watch These Adults Fail At 5th-Grade Math, Feel Better About Your Own Struggles

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents

For those of you who feel like you're not exactly Einsteins when it comes to helping your kids with their math homework, you're not alone. In the a...

Back-To-School: Tips for Teachers with ADHD Students

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Education
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

For teachers, there is no easy solution for the management of ADHD in the classroom. After all is said and done, the effectiveness of any treatment for ADHD at school depends upon the knowledge and the persistence of the school and the individual teacher.