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12 Reasons Why Failure Builds Character

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018 “Going for broke” means risking it all, even if that means losing it all. Going for broke is a gamble, to shoot for the stars. And as with any risky venture, failure is always an option. Going for broke is…
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8 Women Who Famously Went Insane

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018 April is Stress Awareness Month and all month long we’ve been looking not only at the toll stress can take in our lives and the lives of our children, but how best to manage and beat stress. Historically, though,…
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Snack Time is Edible Crafts Time! 8 Ways to Be Food Creative

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018  You’ve heard (and probably said) it before: Don't play with your food! But we say yes to edible crafts: Go ahead, play with your food all you like! Getting crafty with family snacks is a great way to spend quality…
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What the Frack? What is Fracking & the Facts You Should Know

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018 Can you answer the question: What is fracking? Although most of us have heard of fracking and know it has something to do with oil and natural gas, that's about as deep as our understanding goes. As fracking in the…
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Protein Packed Spinach & Red Rice Pesto

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018  Red rice is a variety of rice with bran that is red, purple or maroon in color (unlike Mexican Red Rice, Arroz Rojo, which gets its color from crushed tomatoes). Among popular varieties is Bhutanese and Red Cargo…
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Home Improvement Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Update June 14th, 2018 April is Home Improvement Month! While it’s great to feel empowered by finishing up a big project at home—whether it’s putting up bookshelves or redecorating the living room—don’t make these common mistakes…
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For International Book Day Help Kids Discover the Wonder of Books

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018 International Book Day is on April 23 The other day in a Spanish class I teach, my middle school students were researching countries. They had each chosen a different Latin American country and had to write a two-page…
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10 Female Comics Who Prove Women Are Funnier!

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Updated June 14th, 2018 Ask a man what he finds sexy in a woman, and he makes likely answer “a sense of humor.” And if that’s true, then there is no shortage of female comics out there who prove that funny=sexy. Let’s face it: Life…
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Aphrodisiac Foods: Hard Fact or Soft Science?

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UPDATED June 13th, 2018 We’ve all heard the cliché about oysters being an aphrodisiac food, the kind of food that puts both men and women in the mood for a little sumthin-sumthin. But is it really true? And what about chocolate, bananas…