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Schools alone cannot fix childhood obesity, says Ofsted boss

Factors beyond the school gate make it impossible for schools to affect pupils’ weight, says report...

These Chrome Extensions Can Help You Stay On Task

In my previous post I shared a few tools that can help you save time on routine tasks. A related challenge is managing your time to be more productive. Both students and adults can struggle with resisting the urge to do things like checking...

Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish

By Steve Kissing One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no hee...

Rich children who sit grammar school test away from local area can be advantaged, study finds

‘There is also no evidence that grammar schools can help the poor as their likelihood of attending such schools is limited,’ says report’s author...

How to Start Chipping Away at Your Mountain of Student Debt

We can all agree that one of the worst parts of being a student is paying off student debt. The average debt-ridden student graduating from university owes $26,819, according to the Canadian University Survey Consortium’s latest annual re...

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Just a bit of whimsy

Just a bit of whimsy: On Monday morning I left for work at the usual time; ten minutes later than I should have. I arrived at the office promptly ten minutes after I should have. Late again.There were several messages on the answering machi...

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Less or Fewer?

I know we’ve all done this. Listening to a news report this morning, the anchor said “Less people will be traveling on the 4th of July.” My writer radar sent an alert to my brain. “Fewer,” I said out loud to no...

Pitching Articles: 5 Tips for a Successful Freelance Writing Pitch

If you want to make a living writing for your favorite publications, you need to perfect your freelance writing pitch. Here are a few things to keep in mind when pitching articles for magazines, newspapers and the web. If you’re a freelan...

The Lowdown on Libel: Understanding What Libel Means for Writers

When contemplating whether to pen something potentially controversial, your best defense is knowing when your work is protected and when it crosses the line. While libel laws vary from state to state, there are general principles you can re...

Otus Adds New Features Including a Lockdown Browser

Otus is a fantastic learning management system (LMS) that I’ve watched mature from its early iterations as an iPad-specific tool to a full-fledged LMS. This week, the folks at Otus announced a new round of updates to their LMS. Includ...

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