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6 Simple Takeaways From 32 Years of Teaching

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Our first entry from our Diverse Teacher Voices program comes from Sharon Davison, a Kindergarten teacher from Vermont who responded to the “Dear First Year...


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  • Design firm partners, Tom Geismar (L) and Ivan Chermayeff (R) pose for a photo in one of their early offices in the late 1960’s in front of a logo of the American Graphic Arts exhibit that was shown in the USSR at the height of the Cold War, designed by Geisner, and Visitez les USA posters designed by Chermayeff to advertise the US Pavilion at the Montreal World's Fair in 1967 as part of their work with Cambridge 7 Associates. (Photo courtesy of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv)

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  • Heavy traffic clogs the 101 Freeway as people leave work for the Labor Day holiday in Los Angeles on August 29, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    LA Plans to Be Clean and Green by 2050

    Los Angeles has plans to be rid of their infamous smog by 2050. The mayor of L.A., Eric Garcetti, will be releasing a first of... Read more

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    How to Spring Clean Your House Naturally

    As the clocks turned back recently, that means spring is finally here! And with this new season comes a desire by many for a fresh... Read more

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    15 Natural Easter Egg Dyes

    With Easter fast approaching I have been thinking about how to dye our eggs this year and did some research. If you want to “go... Read more

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    Gardening’s New Ethos: Help the Planet (and Look Good Too) 

    From the biggest botanical gardens to the smallest backyard plots and terraces, there’s a movement underway to make gardens work harder for the environment. “It’s... Read more

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    3 Ways To Keep the Bathroom Free From Mold

    Mold—it comes in almost every color, and it is pesky, to say the least. It is typically caused by bacteria (that we all have growing in our... Read more

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    Fukushima Water: The New Energy Drink Is So Hot, It’s Radioactive

    A horrifying parody of energy drink commercials—and if it has your attention, well, that’s the whole point. As the Fukushima disaster fades from memory, most people don’t... Read more

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    Get a Head Start on Spring with These Garden Prep Tips (Infographic)

    The days are short, the ground is cold, and most vegetable gardens are dormant. But that’s no reason to neglect them. A little prep now... Read more

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    Keurig Coffee Share Grows, So Does Environmental Controversy

    LINCOLN, Calif.—One measure of how heated the environmental battle has become over coffee giant Keurig Green Mountain’s $5 billion-a-year, single-serve plastic pods is how often... Read more

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    Your Shampoo Bottle Is Dreaming of a Second Shot at Life

    The ads want you to think of recycling other plastic items besides water bottles. Almost half of Americans don’t think about recycling bathroom products, according... Read more

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    Earth Hour Returns in 2015 With Focus on Food Production

    SYDNEY—It’s Earth Hour time again and there are new activities planned for 2015’s lights out night—a pop-up paddock dinner in the country perhaps, or for... Read more

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    We Know Yellow Snow Is Bad, but Is It OK to Eat White Snow?

    Have you ever made ice cream out of snow? If you have, then you know that it has a unique indescribable flavor unlike the ice... Read more

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    How to Clean Your Home Without Harmful Chemicals (Video)

    Did you know that some of the most dangerous chemicals that you’re exposed to every single day are found in your own home? They can... Read more

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    Recoding Places: A Social Entrepreneur’s Concept for Regenerating Cities

    As he peered through the tiny box in the center of my computer screen smiling boyishly, wondering if I could see him on my end... Read more

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    Infographic: How to Reduce Your Household’s Carbon Footprint

    The effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions starts at home. Carbon dioxide accounts for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions, and electricity makes up the largest portion of CO2 emissions. This means... Read more


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