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Essena O'Neill

Essena O'Neill

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Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam In the months leading up to the final exam, 10th grade teacher Alexa Schlechter struggled. She’s an English teacher — an educator of stories told through the written word. But instead of focusing solely on classic books read in the 10th grade, she and her students at Norwalk High School in Connecticut were immersed in a teenage story about murder, set in the 1990s, detailed in blog posts, communicated in audio: Serial, the hit podcast from the producers of This American Life. After spending months listening to Serial and talking about it as a class, a two-hour sit-down final seemed pointless, irrelevant and an inaccurate gauge of all the learning that had taken place throughout the year.

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love “Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of fulfillment, but precisely how you arrive at your true calling is an intricate and highly individual dance of discovery. Still, there are certain factors — certain choices — that make it easier. THE FIRST YEAR: Thank you, PE THE FIRST YEAR: Thank you, PE Staying active November 12, 2015 Stinky gym uniforms, awkward locker room conversations, and getting hit in the head with a basketball. These are just a few of the horrid memories I have of high school PE. Yeah, not exactly how I wanted to spend my freshman year of high school.

The ‘Muscle of the Soul’ may be Triggering Your Fear and Anxiety The psoas major muscle (pronounced “so-as”) is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the “muscle of the soul.” This core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, the psoas is believed to allow you to connect with the present moment especially when it is stretched out and tension is released from the body. Research indicates that the psoas is vital to our psychological wellbeing in addition to structural health. Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book, states that our psoas “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.”

No ID, no prize: B.C. homeless man can't claim $25,000 lottery win - Home Wednesday December 16, 2015 Without a permanent address and photo identification, Borik calls the process 'very frustrating.' (CBC) A homeless B.C. man has been trying since July to claim his $25,000 lottery win — but without a photo ID, the money remains out of his reach. "When I went to cash the ticket, they told me I had to have photo ID," says Steve Borik, 57.

Solutions to the Fermi paradox are deeply unsettling Flickr/Dave Dugdale Even on the clearest, darkest night far from city lights, you can see only about 1% of the Milky Way galaxy's 100 billion to 400 billion stars. Here's the real trip though: For every star in the Milky Way, there's a unique galaxy drifting through the universe, each with its own billions of stars, and approximately one planet orbiting each of those stars. That's billions and billions and billions of worlds. K-12 Resource Collection ERAC'S K-12 Resource Collection ERAC's Evaluated & Approved K-12 Resource Collection is an online, searchable compilation of resources evaluated by BC educators for use in classrooms. Educators and administrators can quickly find products to meet their resource needs. To learn more about ERAC evaluations, click here All ERAC members can access the full evaluation to become familiar with the resource and its suitability to meet your needs.

Plant Glossary All Plates Glossary List | Previous Plate Plate 1: Stem and Root Types Plate 2: Leaf Composition, Parts, and Types Plate 3: Leaf Shapes Search Results Search results Custom Search Get the App Follow Us Elsewhere AddThis Sharing Hide Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become By Maria Popova The organism we call culture — all of our art and literature and human thought — is in a constant symbiotic dance with human nature. Our culture both reflects who we are — our values, our hopes, our fears, our ideals — and shapes who we become by immersing us in its collectively agreed upon mythology, systematically perpetuating certain values and negating others. E.B. In this 5-minute clip, Mary comes for a 2-session treatment for her claustrophobia and fear of flying. [See previous clip: “Strategic Practice of Homework”.] Those who experience claustrophobia focus on two issues: suffocation and restriction of movement. Here, about 30 minutes into the first session, Dr. Wilson uses interoceptive (inside the body) exposure (plus a little humor) to help Mary learn that the primary cause of her panic attacks during flights (as well as tunnels, parking garages, and elevators), is from her interpretation of her sensations, not her sensations themselves.

She Doesn’t Need You: Why Everyone Is Afraid Of An Independent Woman Sometimes it feels as if every single woman ever to grace the silver screen of a major motion Hollywood picture is depicted the same exact way. A trip to the movie theatre is f*cking groundhogs day. You know exactly what sort of leading lady I’m talking about: the damaged damsel in distress who’s tragically tethered to the tree of danger, and is patiently awaiting a sweepingly powerful (masculine) energy to find her in the thick of the forest, cut the ropes with his bare hands, rescue her and wrap up her tiny body in his big, burly arms. OR it’s the doe-eyed, heartbreakingly self-destructive waif who hates herself with a fervent relentlessness and we watch, teary-eyed, as she spirals into the harrowing vortex of addiction and self-abuse — until the earth shattering moment an authoritative male figure magically appears in her life, by absolute happenstance, and an instant falls in love with her and peels her off the ground, saving her from the cell of herself.

Study: chemicals in e-cigs linked to lung disease Electronic cigarette "vapors" are made of small particles containing chemicals. (by M. Delatorre, — E-cigarettes [are promoted] as a way to curb the addictive effects of nicotine in regular cigarettes…. But Harvard T.H.