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Twin Girls in Georgia Die After Being Left in a Hot Car

Tragedies like this should never happen.

Please understand that there are absolutely no circumstances in which it is safe or remotely okay to leave someone who is not capable of fending for themselves (regardless of their age) strapped helplessly inside of a place where they do not have access to basic life needs.

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TED Talks: Teach Teachers How to Create Magic

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a science advocate and co-founder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Emdin offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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Bravery in the Face of Tragedy: One Mom’s Advice to Parents

Go hug your babies right now. Soak in their smell, look at the innocent sparkle in their eyes that is lost somewhere between childhood and adulthood. Really feel how they squeeze you. Set down your phone and see them through the lens of your eyes not only the lens of your camera. Remember the feeling of their head on your shoulder, their hand in yours, their sloppy kisses on your cheeks. Nurse them one more time. Sleep is overrated. Listen five minutes longer about Star Wars, Minecraft and Disney princesses.

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