San Fernando Valley business group urges UTLA leaders to end the teacher strike

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association leaders called on United Teachers Los Angeles to end their teachers walkout. The Valley business advocacy organization said it’s “increasingly concerned about the harm being done to our students as they miss critical instruction,” according to a letter VICA President Stuart Waldman sent Jan. 16 to union’s President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “This time of year is of utmost importance to students whose start in life and their careers depends on succeeding at s...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, The Valley, San Fernando Valley, Waldman, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, Vica, UTLA

My Two Big Announcements!

I’ve been keeping a secret and I hope you’re as excited about it as I am. I’m writing a new book! It will be called It All Began in a Garden (unless the title changes) and will feature 52 essential oils—one for each week of the year. Designed for both the new and the savvy oiler, it will contain a wealth of information, testimonials, inspirational stories, DIY recipes, diffuser blends, and lots of new, color photos—yes, COLOR photos!! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’m enjoying writing i...
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Style Inspiration from the Critics Choice Awards 2019

Got a formal event coming up? Here's how to dress just like the stars on the Critics Choice Awards blue carpet!Awards season is officially underway! I am so excited! It's always so much fun to watch my favorite stars be recognized for their work. This last Sunday, The Critics' Choice Awards were held and they brought together some of the biggest names in television and movies. Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association voted on 2018's b...
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Julia Roberts, Prada, Calvin Klein, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Gaga, Louis Vuitton, Celebrity Fashion, Red Carpet, Emily, Julia

4 Quick Ways to Reinvent Your Wardrobe for the New Year (On a Budget!)

For when you just need a little bit of a refresh but you don't have the extra cash.We've all been there: You're standing in front of your closet for what feels like a million years, waiting for that perfect outfit to jump out at you, but for some reason, the magic isn't happening. You're sick of everything you own and want to change things up. Obviously you don't have the money to go out and buy a full new wardrobe, so what is a girl to do? I had this problem this week, so I brainstormed a few s...
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Van Nuys doughnut dispute among dramas in LAUSD strike’s first week

The weeklong teachers’ strike in the L.A. Unified School District has generated emotion and all kinds of disputes, large and small, as the two sides have squared off in public. Among the dramas that played out was this one involving a student bringing doughnuts to her teachers in Van Nuys. Seeing her teachers picketing in the rain on Tuesday, Jan. 15 — the second day of the strike — 12-year-old Alyssa Lynch asked her mom to stop to buy doughnuts on the way in to Fulton College Prep, a combined m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Alyssa, Van Nuys, Unified School District, Warnecke, Top Stories LADN, Alyssa Lynch, Fulton College Prep, Jessica Warnecke Alyssa

My Truth About Losing a Parent

The truth is -- death sucks, but hopefully it can help you see life with a different perspective. On January 25th, 2015 two little words changed my life.Staring into the headlights of my cousins car, my mom's tiny frame ran towards me. My knees felt like they cracked through the pavement as I saw the tears run down her face and she whispered the words we were too afraid to even think. "He's gone." In an instant I went from the girl with a full family to the girl who lost the first man in her li...
Tags: Parents, College, Love, Wise, College Life

‘I’m just gonna presume it’s late forever:’ Seattle school-bus delays consistent during first week of viadoom

The closure of the Alaskan Way viaduct has nothing on the months-long driver shortage faced by Seattle Public Schools' main bus contractor, First Student.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Seattle Public Schools

Psychology Around the Net: January 19, 2019

Within this week’s Psychology Around the Net, you’re going to meet a psychiatrist who uses social media for good, get a plethora of self-care tips (many of which I guarantee you haven’t thought of), find out just exactly how many happy facial expressions we have, and more. Enjoy! You Have 17 Different Facial Expressions to Show Happiness (and That’s Reason to Smile): After a recent study involving more than seven million online images and 30 countries, Aleix Martinez, a cognitive scientist an...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Instagram, Incarceration, College, Study, Happiness, Alabama, Social Media, Research, Self-help, Jail, Inmates, College Students, Stigma, Psychology Around The Net

Oodles of Classic Doctor Who Episodes Streaming Free Online This Month

A quick fyi: This month, Twitch is presenting a marathon streaming of classic Doctor Who episodes. Continuing through January 25th, they plan to broadcast "11 to 12 hours of new episodes per day (~27 episodes), repeating once so you can catch Doctor Who nearly 24 hours a day, every day..." Stream the episodes right above, or here on Twitch. Follow Open Culture on Facebook and   Twitter and  share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a ...
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Former LAUSD board president Zimmer may be helping in talks to end teachers strike

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Unified School Board President Steve Zimmer appears to be helping facilitate  talks between district and union leaders in an effort to bring an end to a teachers strike that has extended into a fifth day. Zimmer has been working for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office as a senior adviser on education policy since September of 2017, a role he took a few months after he lost a re-election bid in May of that year to Nick Melvoin. Garcetti’s office has been mediating the la...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Zimmer, Garcetti, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Steve Zimmer, Marshall High School, Beutner

Top 10 Celebrity Fashion Icons of the 2000s

Follow me down memory lane ... into the fashion world of the 2000s! Photo: Pacific Coast News Get ready to feel some intense nostalgia mixed with some major embarrassment as we look back at 2000s fashion and the most fashionable stars of the 2000s.As you probably remember (if you haven't blocked it out), the 2000s were filled with fun fashion statements like halter tops, shimmery lipgloss, trucker hats, lace-up jeans, bedazzled jean pockets, choker necklaces, gaucho pants, sweats with "JUICY" ...
Tags: Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, College, Inspiration, Disney, Mtv, Paris, Nicole Richie, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Paris Hilton, Starbucks, Miley Cyrus

Chili Peppers drummer brings his spice, advice to Paramount middle schoolers

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith stopped by Zamboni Middle School on a rainy Thursday morning, Jan. 17, to ignite the Paramount student’s creative side and show them that a future in the arts is a viable and obtainable career path. Chad Smith in action during a recent concert. Photo: AP file As part of the Turnaround Arts program, founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Turnaround Arts: California provides supp...
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‘We’re in Uncharted Waters.’ Schools Brace for Lunch Funding Challenges if Shutdown Continues

"We’ve never gone through anything like this before"
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Clear skies and a surprise performance boost striking teachers’ spirits in Rancho Palos Verdes

Teacher and students walk the picket line in front of Dodson Middle School during day 5 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, January. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Teacher and students walk the picket line in front of Dodson Middle School during day 5 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, January. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
Tags: Education, New York City, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Davidson, Rancho Palos Verdes, Newsies, UTLA, Top Stories Breeze, Brittany Murray Press, Brittany Murray Press Telegram, Dodson Middle School, Rachel Whitlow, John Barazza

Edgy Style 101: The 6 Accessories Every Edgy Girl Needs in Her Closet

Make your outfit go from basic to edgy with these extras.Accessories can make or break an outfit. They can instantly turn any old boring look into one that is adventurous and fashionable. Any fashion aesthetic has common accessories that are often paired with general outfits in order to complete the look. These accessories can be worn with a simple t-shirt or with a gorgeous dress. Accessories can also be easily interchanged in order to fit your personal style. Edgy style is no exception to this...
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Why charter schools are the flashpoint for the LA teachers' strike

When teachers from the largest school district in America walked off the job this week, they were not campaigning for wages: rather, they were demanding smaller classes; more librarians, counselors, aides and special-ed teachers; and to rein in the Charter school movement, and that last demand is the key to understanding the whole thing. Charter schools were developed in the wake of the Brown v Board of Ed decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were illegal; charter s...
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Class to Night Out: Velvet Pants

Most of us have worn velvet tops or dresses, but have you styled velvet pants before? L-R: Forever 21, Boohoo, Fashion Nova.Velvet is always a popular fabric for winter, but even so, velvet pants remain one of those tricky items you've probably never styled before. They're worth it, though: Velvet pants are one of the best items to wear in the winter because the thick fabric. Velvet will keep you warm and looking seasonally appropriate all at once.Velvet pants may seem difficult to style at fir...
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University of Virginia announces $120m gift to fund new data science school

One of America’s oldest universities is launching a school for one of the world’s youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it has received a $120 million private donation to endow a new School of Data Science. The donation is the largest in the university’s history, and will create the twelfth school at the university. The donation was offered by the Quantitative Foundation, which is based in UVA’s hometown of Charlottesville. Jaffray Woodriff, the founder and CEO of...
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Hear the Sounds of the Actual Instruments for Which Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Handel Originally Composed Their Music

When we go to a concert of orchestral music today, we hear most every piece played on the same range of instruments — instruments we know and love, to be sure, but instruments designed and operated within quite strict parameters. The pleasing quality of the sounds they produce may make us believe that we're hearing everything just as the composer originally intended, but we usually aren't. To hear what the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn would have had in their head as they...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 5: Teachers head back to picket lines after marathon bargaining session overnight

LOS ANGELES – The union representing thousands of striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended a marathon bargaining session early today and scheduled another round for later this morning in an effort to end a 5-day work stoppage — the first against the school district in 30 years. A negotiating session arranged in part by Mayor Eric Garcetti with an assist from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond began at midday Thursday and ended at 12:04 this mornin...
Tags: News, Education, Office, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Board of Education, McKenna, Los Angeles Unified School District, Grand Park, Scott Schmerelson

Get 50% off at Revolve, 30% off at Forever 21 and Benefit Cosmetics, & More This Weekend

Here are the best MLK Day weekend 2019 sales you need to know about. Aeropostale will give you an extra 30% off clearance with code EXTRA30 through 1/23.American Eagle is offering 25% off all AE, Aerie, and Tailgate collections through 1/22 at 3am PST. Plus get 60-70% off clearance items!ASOS is offering an extra 10% off sale items with code ASOSSALEPLZ through 1/21 at 8am GMT.Benefit Cosmetics is offering 30% off orders of $100+, 25% off orders of $75+, and 20% off orders of $50+ using code SA...
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Issaquah School District employees authorize strike, claiming contract wasn’t honored

Two unions argue the district did not provide cost-of-living raises they say were promised to them in their four-year contracts.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Issaquah School District

Hear Mary Oliver (RIP) Read Five of Her Poems: “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River”

Poets get to have strong opinions about what poetry should be and do, especially poets as well-loved as Mary Oliver, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. “Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,” she told NPR in an interview, “It mustn’t be fancy…. I always feel that whatever isn’t necessary should not be in the poem.” Oliver’s Zen approach to her art was to cut right to the heart of things, to honor natural, unpretentious expression. “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is,” she ...
Tags: Google, College, Poetry, New York Times, Ohio, Npr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oliver, Sylvia Plath, Garner, Facebook Twitter, Emerson, Maria Shriver, Franklin, Josh Jones, Ostriker

Vintage Geological Maps Get Turned Into 3D Topographical Wonders

What good is an old-fashioned map in the age of apps? One need not be a mountaineer, geoscientist, or civil engineer to get the topographical lay of the land with a speed and accuracy that would have blown Lewis and Clark’s minds’ right through the top of the lynx and otter toppers they took to wearing after their standard issue army lids wore out. There’s still something to be said for the old ways, though. Graphic designer Scott Reinhard has all the latest technological advances at his di...
Tags: Google, Maps, Design, Technology, College, New York City, History, United States, K-12, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Clark, U S Geological Survey USGS, U S Geological Survey, Hoosier State

Academic who defined news principles says journalists are too negative

Exclusive: preoccupation with conflict fosters insecurity, populism and trust deficit, says Johan GaltungThe academic who first defined the essence of news journalism has said the media have misconstrued his work and become far too negative, sensational and adversarial.Johan Galtung, a Norwegian professor who wrote a key scientific paper more than 50 years ago that listed a series of factors including conflict and immediacy as the hallmarks of news reporting, said his work was intended as a warn...
Tags: Europe, Media, Education, Journalism, World news, Publishing And Public Relations, Norway, Johan Galtung, Johan GaltungThe

LAUSD School Board member Schmerelson goes his own way on Beutner’s handling of strike: ‘I couldn’t keep quiet anymore’

A Los Angeles Unified School District board member representing the West San Fernando Valley criticized Superintendent Austin Beutner’s handling of this week’s massive strike, arguing there is more money to fulfill some of the teachers’ contract demands in what has become the first walkout in the giant school system in 30 years. Board member Scott Schmerelson issued a statement this week pledging his support to teachers on the picket lines. It highlighted the rift on the school board among those...
Tags: School, News, Education, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, McKenna, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, School Board, Scott Schmerelson

With little learning happening inside strike-humbled LAUSD schools, high achievers feel the pressure not to fall behind

Jaimie Lee and Dalia Elrih, juniors at Los Angeles Unified School District’s John Marshall High School, have the same ambitious class schedule: AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus and honors U.S. History. The two picketed with striking LAUSD teachers outside the school on Monday and joined a UTLA rally downtown. But in the days since, they’ve veered in different directions absent teachers — one hitting the books at school and the other at home — in an attempt to stay ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, City Hall, San Pedro, Harbor, Petersen, Lee, Carson

Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
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Did Second Lady Karen Pence Work at a School That Bans LGBT Teachers and Students?

The wife of Vice President Mike Pence resumed her work as an art teacher at the Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia in January 2019.
Tags: News, Education, Homosexuality, Christianity, LGBT rights, Homophobia, Mike Pence, Northern Virginia, Karen Pence, Christian Conservatism, Immanuel Christian School, Karen Pence Work

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