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Less Disinfectant, More Rioja - The New York Times

A few years in Spain, and my mother’s last days, helped me see the futility of a sterilized life.

You will miss out on some near soul mates. This goes for friendships, too. There will be unforgettable people with whom you have shared an excellent evening or a few days. Now they live in Hong Kong, and you will never see them again. That’s just how life is.

What You Learn in Your 40s

Love this NYTimes article called "What You Learn in Your Great list for those of us embracing our What are you learning about your decade?

Ideas for English Language Learners | Labeling Photos, Sequencing Passages and More - This is from the New York Times, but comes from Larry Ferlazzo.  Unfortunately the image here has nothing to do with the article...

Ideas for English Language Learners

My 'Small Video Star' Fights for Her Life

I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be ‘Nice’ By CATHERINE NEWMAN My 10-year-old daughter, Birdy, is not nice, not exactly. She is deeply kind, profoundly compassionate and, probably, the most ethical person I know — but she will not smile at you unless either she is genuinely glad to see you or you’re telling her a joke that has something scatological for a punch line.

I Do Not Want My Daughter to Be 'Nice'

New York Times: Sept. 2014 - Editorial: Voter ID on trial in Texas: An absurdly strict law that accepts as proof of identity a concealed-weapon permit but not a student identification card is being challenged in court.

There's a lot us humans can learn from our feline friends.  21 examples below from New York Times bestselling authors & illustrators Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar, who have just launched a new cats project called Tess & Lion.  You can also check our previous work, where we tried to explain how to be a cat.

21 Life Lessons From Cats

There's a lot us humans can learn from our feline friends. 21 examples below from New York Times bestselling authors & illustrators Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar,

Laws of Physics Can't Trump the Bonds of Love   >   LIFE LESSONS  Jeffrey Wright with his son, Adam, who has a developmental disorder, in a scene from “Wright’s Law.”  >  This is a wonderful article.

Laws of Physics Can't Trump the Bonds of Love

LIFE LESSONS Jeffrey Wright with his son, Adam, who has a developmental disorder, in a scene from “Wright’s Law.” **my high school physics teacher**

7 Life Lessons to Learn from Melissa McCarthy | DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR HATERS | Like most people in the public eye, the actress has been the target of some not-so-nice words. But rather than let them get to her, she lets negativity roll right off her back. "I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate," she told the New York Times of a reporter who went too far in his criticism of her in Identity Thief. "I just thought, 'That's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I…

8 Life Lessons to Learn from Ghostbusters' Melissa McCarthy

Readers Share Back-to-School Tips for Incoming Freshmen - The New York Times

Readers Share Back-to-School Tips for Incoming Freshmen

The transition to college can be rocky. New York Times readers submitted advice on how to adjust and get the most out of the experience.

Awesome video on the top 12 things needed in a "small" kitchen. Plus 2 things you don't ;)

12 Essential Tools for Small Kitchens

Hunger Games Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms from The New York Times Learning Network with lessons for science teachers @Amy Brown

'Hunger Games' Science: Investigating Genetically Engineered Organisms

Book - I read this after I had already watched the movie. I liked that the book was entirely from Katniss' point of view, with no behind the scenes perspective. I can't wait to read the rest of the trilogy!

"Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy..." — Anne Lamott

Quote About Gratitude - Joy Quotes - Anne Lamott

The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America.

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America.

FASHION & STYLE | FIRST PERSON  I’m Too Old for This By DOMINIQUE BROWNINGAUG. 8, 2015 - The New York Times

I’m Too Old for This

I’m Too Old for This - Only when you hit 60 can you put yesterday’s worries behind you, the writer discovers.

The new book by New York Times writer John Leland, 'Happiness Is a Choice You Make,' offers these important life lessons from the oldest old.

The new book by New York Times writer John Leland, 'Happiness Is a Choice You Make,' offers these important life lessons from the oldest old.

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