10 Books for Dad to Make You Feel Closer

From history buffs, to science nerds, to puzzle aficionadas, book-loving dads will cherish these reads that will give you both something to talk about. Beartown Do you and your father bond over sports? Then give him the latest bestseller from Swedish author Frederik Backman (A Man Called Ove), about the Bears of [...]

June 19th, 2018|

6 Professional Development (PD) Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

We asked about the professional development books you’d recommend to your teacher friends. Here are the six that stood out. In May we used our Facebook and Instagram feeds to ask, “What books would you recommend to your teacher friends this summer?” We expected to round up five to 10 [...]

June 17th, 2018|

How to Memorize More and Faster Than Other People

People like to joke that the only thing you really “learn” in school is how to memorize. As it turns out, that’s not even the case for most of us. If you go around the room and ask a handful of people how to memorize things quickly and how to [...]

June 12th, 2018|

Scott Kelly: Anthony Bourdain Made Me Feel Closer to Earth

Kelly is an engineer, a former U.S. Navy captain, former military fighter pilot and test pilot, and a retired astronaut; Kelly has also commanded the International Space Station and set the record for consecutive days in space by an American. Before I spent a year onboard the International Space Station, [...]

June 10th, 2018|

How Simply Jotting Down Ideas Can Make You Smarter

An adult has an average of 50,000 thoughts every day. Now try to recall 100 of those thoughts from earlier today. Pretty hard, right? It’s normal to forget most of them as our brains have to filter out unnecessary information so that we don’t go insane.  The problem is that we forget a [...]

June 5th, 2018|

11 of the Most Famous Riddles in History

From the Bible to Shakespeare to Harry Potter, these riddles were dreamed up by some of history's most celebrated writers—and puzzled some of its most famous characters. Ancient Sumer: The world's oldest riddle Even 4,000 years ago, people tested one another's critical thinking skills with riddles and logic puzzles. This [...]

June 3rd, 2018|