Feel the burn. Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images Finding the perfect holiday gift can be maddening — is this the color they’d want? Is it something they already have? Is it so last year? — but really, once you have a sense of a person’s taste, it’s not impossible. This season, we’ll be talking to members of ten tribes to find out exactly what to get that home cook, college student, or Star Wars fanatic in your life. Think of it as a window into their brain trust — or at least a very helpful starting point. Today, 13 health and wellness nuts on the gifts they want for the holidays. (And take a look at what Taryn Toomey, founder of cult workout the Class, recommended last year.) Kule x Bandier William Trackpants “Every wellness girl I know milling about New York or L.A. can’t wait to get their hands on the Kule x Bandier collection, which has the coolest, comfiest tracksuits. Going in — literally closing … [Read more...] about 13 Health and Wellness Fanatics on What They Want for the Holidays
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Story highlights The status of teachers varies widely around the world Countries who focus on teacher training tend to see better results in students Teacher status is not always aligned with the countries where pay is highest (CNN)All over the world, proud parents drop their children at the gates of schools, dreaming about what they might accomplish after years of study and homework. They entrust teachers with the duty of nurturing their development and opening their eyes to a world of possibilities. It's a huge responsibility -- but is that responsibility reflected in their social status and pay? October 5, is World Teachers' Day, so here's a look at how the world values teachers. Global teacher status A 2013 study by the Varkey Foundation looked at the social status of teachers and found that there was great respect for teachers in many Asian societies -- especially in China, South Korea and Singapore. For much of the Western parts of the world, levels of respect were … [Read more...] about Who are the world’s most valued teachers?
In the crowded field vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Senator Cory Booker is still looking for a breakout moment—and he hasn’t got it, not even close. He pledged not to take contributions from corporate PACs or lobbyists, and now his campaign is desperately short of cash. In fact, it could even fold, very soon. But Booker is an accomplished candidate on the stump, and he’s certainly not short on ambition. His agenda includes sweeping criminal-justice reform and a three-trillion-dollar climate package. He came up in politics as the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, a city that suffered badly from the loss of manufacturing jobs, and from abandonment, poverty, violence, neglect of every kind. As mayor, he succeeded in revitalizing Newark’s downtown, and he oversaw a drop in the notoriously high crime rate. Then there was the time that Booker rushed into a burning house and saved the life of one of his constituents. He seemed to have a knack for making the right … [Read more...] about Cory Booker Considers His Presidential Prospects
Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts is apparently the most tweeted about Heisman candidate in America. The dual-threat quarterback for Oklahoma is the most talked about player for the award and led the way in 30 states, according to Twitter data compiled by bettingapps.org.Tua Tagovailoa was the top talked about guy in 8 states and Justin Fields was the top option in 7 states. Check out the entire map below. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Heisman Map (Credit: bettingapps.org) These results are a shade surprising to me. I thought Tua would have been at the top for sure. It’s not that Oklahoma isn’t a national brand or that Hurts isn’t awesome. He’s a great quarterback and the Sooners are undefeated. However, let’s not pretend like Alabama isn’t a more noteworthy program at the moment. They’re the best team in the SEC, and are a more likely title winner than the … [Read more...] about Jalen Hurts Is The Most Talked About Heisman Candidate On Twitter
The holiday season is in full swing, and soon you’ll be busy detangling twinkling lights and meditating in preparation for stressful family visits. And, while having family over can certainly be stressful, there are ways to mitigate the chaos and keep everyone cheerful all season long. From revamping your guest bedroom to be a home away from home to brewing up perfectly warmed beverages after a cool evening walk, we’ve got seven essential products for making any space feel ready to host for the holidays.Plus, since these products are available at Black Friday pricing, they’ll keep your wallet—in addition to your sanity—intact during the holidays. Wilfa Precision Automatic Coffee Maker This hi-tech coffee maker brings barista-level brewing to your kitchen.Forget stale drip coffee sitting in a sad, worn brewer — this Wilfa Precision Automatic Coffee Maker produces flavorful, rich coffee that visiting friends and family will be chatting about (and … [Read more...] about 7 Early Black Friday Deals That Will Get You Through The Holidays