Month: October 2016

Exploring Trump’s Effect on Teachers

Teachers and educators have noted increased incidents of bullying and verbal hostility. One of the challenges American teachers face is teaching tolerance during classroom discussions; the examples displayed throughout this campaign (regardless of political party affiliations) do not align with the lessons many educators try to teach.

You may have heard the phrase, “The Trump Effect” recently. It refers to an “emboldened” attitude permeating the student bodies of many schools. Teaching Tolerance and The Southern Poverty Law Center completed a report based on a survey of over 2,000 teachers, posing questions about student behavior and culture since this the start of this …

5 Décor Tips & Tricks for Halloween and Thanksgiving

Halloween decorations can be scary, but this doesn't mean they can't also be dazzling and delightful. In addition, it's a very simple process to transition your Halloween decor into Thanksgiving décor, letting you kill two turkeys with one pumpkin.

Halloween decorations are scary. I mean, it’s death at your door, black cats, spiders, blood and more. So, personally, when October comes around, I stick to the Fall theme for decor; this ensures that my decorations will stay relevant until Thanksgiving. After all, pumpkins are called for by both Holidays. However, to keep up with the …

24 Costume Ideas for Creative Couples

24 Couples Costume Ideas: Couples costumes are twice the fun. However, there are not as many obvious options for paired costumes. Every Halloween my husband and I think back to our favorite movies, scroll Pinterest and try to recall our friends' costumes. So, in the interest of all couples seeking this kind of inspiration, here's a collage of creative couples costumes.

Gone are the days when I could indulge and design whatever fantastical costume I felt like. There were no limits on my use of glitter and stockings. Wings. Pink wigs. Purple leotards. These days my Halloween costumes are no longer decided by my whims and fancies; today picking a Halloween costume is a collaborative process. …

How to Wear Black and White Like a Princess: Starring Kerry Washington

Coco Chanel once said, "Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It it the perfect harmony."

Coco Chanel once said, “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” Exquisite and talented Django and Scandal star, Kerry Washington, seems to have mastered the elegant art of black and white. She carries with …

10 Signs You Live in a Zika Zone

Zika, like a strong stubborn vine, has wrapped itself around my life. I've had to modify daily routines. My running mileage has been replaced by indoor workout videos. Zika is a resident the neighborhood can't wait to get rid of.

Zika, like a strong stubborn vine, has wrapped itself around my life. I’ve had to modify daily routines. My running mileage has been replaced by indoor workout videos. Zika is a resident the neighborhood can’t wait to get rid of. You Know You Live in a Zika Zone When: 1. You don’t remember what wearing …

22 Scandinavian Interior Design Inspirations

It's a simple approach to design that prioritizes function and affordability, while maintaining an ambiance of artistry and arrangement.

Simply fresh is how I describe Scandinavian interior design. Scandinavian design was born out of need, but has evolved into a sophisticated, useful design strategy. Five countries are responsible for its development: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The cold weather, the aftermath of WWII and modernism scaffolded the method. Impressive Interior Design explains, Life in …

Why We Really Shouldn’t Blame Trump for his Sexist Talk

Trump's perception of women is a cliché. Our culture connects sex to power on a regular basis. Increased availability of sex as a sign of wealth, power and control reside within a strain of American culture. You know it, and I know it. Money and sex are so deeply twisted together in pop culture that it's nearly impossible to distinguish between the two.

Trump’s perception of women is a cliché. Our culture connects sex to power on a regular basis. Increased availability of sex as a sign of wealth, power and control reside within a strain of American culture. You know it, and I know it. Money and sex are so deeply twisted together in pop culture that …

9 Incredible Coconut Oil Hacks

It's no wonder coconuts come from the land of the tropics, better known as paradise. Besides helping you survive on a beautiful island, coconuts contain the incredible coconut oil. Just one jar of organic coconut oil harbors the utility of numerous products. You might find yourself stocking up your kitchen, your bathroom, your beauty box and your garage with coconut oil. This is how versatile the affordable, non-toxic, all natural substance is.

It’s no wonder coconuts come from the land of the tropics, better known as paradise. Besides helping you survive on a beautiful island, coconuts contain the incredible coconut oil. Just one jar of organic coconut oil harbors the utility of numerous products. You might find yourself stocking up your kitchen, your bathroom, your beauty box …

17 Small Indoor Garden Ideas

The tiniest of corners can harbor a plant. Every window offers a chance to grow something inside. Even the most modest studio apartment can maintain a small garden. Indoor plants enhance interior design and enliven a room. A few plants can clean the air of your home and produce some significant treats like cooking herbs or peppers.

The tiniest of corners can harbor a plant. Every window offers a chance to grow something inside. Even the most modest studio apartment can maintain a small garden. Indoor plants enhance interior design and enliven a room. A few plants can clean the air of your home and produce some significant treats like cooking herbs …

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