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Baby Advice for New Parents: How to Get a Newborn to...

Listen to Mary Kohn of the University of Colorado share newborn baby care tips for right after birth and more. She covers if you can hold a newborn too much, how to get newborns to sleep without being held, and when babies sleep through the night naturally. Want to hear more from Mary? Enroll for…

The Winners of Our First-Ever Review Contest for Middle Schoolers

Contrary to the message of history never fading, Bodiam Castle might seem run-down to a modern-day civilian. Of course, apart from the moss and ruins, the windows dotted around the periphery seem more inviting to intruders than defensive, which makes one wonder why they’re placed the way they are. The moss-laden walls make the castle…

Comment on 2019 Ultimate Blog Planner by The Best Free Blog...

We all know that running a successful blog takes careful planning and ample promoting. Throw in sponsors, affiliates, mailing lists, guest posts, tracking stats, giveaways, and taking pictures and blogging quickly becomes a full-time job! With so many balls in the air, it can often be hard to keep track of everything and stay organized.…

200 universities just launched 620+ free online courses. Here’s the full...

Class Central is a search engine, discovery platform, and review site for massive open online courses (MOOCs). We aggregate courses from many providers to help you find the best courses on almost any subject, wherever they exist. Through Class Central, you can find courses; review courses you’ve taken (and read other people’s reviews); follow universities,…

Do You Push Your Parents’ Buttons?

Are there things you do that drive your parents crazy? Is it not cleaning your room? Leaving half-eaten food around the house? Spending too much time on the phone? Playing your music too loud? Mumbling your answers? Not saying thank you? How do your parents handle these situations? Do their responses ever lead to positive…

Looking to the future

As someone who started out studying history, life is now all about the future for Brendan. This secondary school teacher is tackling not only his own future, having returned to study to become a secondary school principal, but he’s determined to influence the future of education as a whole.   Life’s no longer about historical events, that’s…

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What Students Are Saying About: Lost and Found Items, Their Food...

No, college athletes should not be paid. I think they really already are getting paid. When we talk about college athletes getting paid we’re usually talking about the best of the best. The ones who have full scholarships to their colleges, many times these colleges would costs in the tens of thousands some even in…

Word + Quiz: synecdoche

synecdoche sə-ˈnek-də-(ˌ)kē noun : a figure of speech in which part of something is used to refer to or represent the whole thing (or vice versa) _________ The word synecdoche has appeared in six articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 14 in the Opinion column “A de Gaulle of…

Learning With: ‘In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a...

Before reading the article: Have you ever wanted to switch roles with your parents? Did you ever think that you could do a better job than your own parents? Do you think being a parent is easy? Why or why not? Now, read the article, “In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a Tiger…

Lesson of the Day: ‘How Fast Can a Human Run?’

Find all our Lessons of the Day here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “How Fast Can a Human Run?” with text and illustrations by Randall Munroe.“Two legs are good. Four legs might be better,” Randall Munroe writes in today’s featured article.In this lesson, you’ll explore why there is a limit to how fast humans can run, and what…

Custom Design Feature | Chew Chew Mama

We love doing custom designs for people with passion! Cindy, also known as Chew Chew Mama, is one of them. She’s a return customer who needed to upgrade her blog to a website to better support the growth of her site. Here’s a look at the original blog design we created for her: It was…

The Guggenheim

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City turns 60 this month. The Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman writes that even after all these years, it is “still a shock on Fifth Avenue. The architecture declines to fade into the background or get old … Happy birthday to one of modern architecture’s…

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How Well Do Your Parents Deal With Sibling Conflicts?

Do you have any siblings? If yes, do you ever fight? O.K., dumb question … What do you and your siblings fight about when you have conflicts? How do your parents respond to these conflicts? Do they help to resolve these situations? Or do they make them worse? Parents in my psychotherapy practice often ask…

Learning With: ‘New Zealand Attack: Quick Action, Near Miss and Courage...

4. Why were officers able to arrive on the scenes of the attacks more quickly on that particular day? The article goes on to say, “Still, it was not fast enough.” What details develop this point? 5. Who is the suspect? What appears to be his motive? How long did it take police officers to…

How Have You Coped With the Death of an Idol?

Find all our Student Opinion questions here. In recent weeks people have been reflecting upon and mourning suicides by K-POP stars and YouTube personalities like Etika. A little over a week ago, the rapper Juice WRLD died, which has made many people think about how painful and personal celebrity deaths can feel because of our…

Accounting: It’s the language of business

Despite the common perception, accounting is more than just crunching numbers. Half of what any accountant will do involves written and verbal communication – interpreting what is going right and wrong and explaining exactly what the numbers mean to stakeholders. When you’ve got an accounting degree, the door is open to practically any industry. You’ve…

How great storytelling can change your career

The ability to deliver a message that inspires action is a career game-changer. But it’s easier said than done. Watching and listening to stories is one thing. But carving out your own takes confidence, and a clear sense of narrative. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s in a job interview, a team brainstorming session…

Word + Quiz: carrel

carrel ˈker-əl , ˈka-rəl noun : small individual study area in a library _________ The word carrel has appeared in 13 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Oct. 15 in “12 Authors Write About the Libraries They Love,” in which novelist Ramona Ausubel writes: Each morning I packed up my laptop…
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