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De la Renta's legacy of grace and elegance lives on

If you want to immerse yourself in the world of haute couture during Spring Break, Houston is the place to visit.  After several weeks of drawing crowds of fashionistas from across Texas, “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta” exhibition will close Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
 

How to Survive the Days Leading up to Vacation

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Mar 05, 2018 / 0 comments

The days leading up to a vacation are torture. Work needs to get done, but the thoughts of a piña colada in your hand, the sun on your face, the smell of salty water, and, of course, not working, are all way more fascinating. It’s not every day one gets a vacation, compared to yet another RFP – your 8th that week. Can’t work get on the same page and go take a hike? I hear it’ll be beautiful from the top!

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#TeachAbroadBecause ... it’s a way to become a global soul!

Tim Hannigan was born in Penzance in the far west of the UK, and grew up on the stormy shores of the Atlantic. After leaving school, he worked as a chef to fund his travels, before studying journalism at the University of Gloucester. He then headed to Indonesia to teach English. He stayed on in the country for several years as a journalist and travel writer. His first book, Murder in the Hindu Kush, was published in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.

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How to address your child's school problems

At some point of being a parent, we will be faced with an issue with our child and the school they go to. Sometimes it’s in the form of a dreaded email from the teacher saying that your kid has crossed the line and that you must come in for a meeting, or the guidance counselor/principal will call to tell you that your teen has missed a week of school altogether, and you don’t have the slightest idea as to why.

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A Geek in Indonesia: Discover the Land of Komodo Dragons, Balinese Healers, and Dangdut Music

Whether you've always wanted to go to Indonesia, or interested in learning about this interesting country, I've got a book for you!

A Geek in Indonesia: Discover the Land of Komodo Dragons, Balinese Healers, and Dangdut Music

Music: Listening for Community

by Kerry Dexter /
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Feb 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Community. The people who live on the same street, in the same neighborhood. People you see every week at the market. Those you know through your work. Your family. Friends of the heart. Passing acquaintances. The many communities of shared interests and shared histories to which each person belongs, in physical, geographical life and in the wide variety the internet offers help share and define identity. If things go well, community is a source of strength and support in hard times.

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It Doesn't Matter How Many Times You've Seen the Movie - Here's Why You Need to See Sound of Music on Tour

Surely you have at least heard The Sound of Music, whether it was on the big screen, a high school production, or from someone singing the classic notes of "yodel eh he hooo!" on the street. And you probably think it was the best thing ever, and NOTHING could beat out the (insert favorite version here). But you are quite wrong. The Sound of Music on Tour is well-paced, well-acted, well...clothed. With, of course, phenomenal singing. We were stunned at the opening song, moved to goosebumps and shivers (and not because it was cold).

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Nature’s Elements

by Stacey Ebert /
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Feb 05, 2018 / 0 comments

I can still vaguely remember a few class trips from primary school in New York. I have sketchy images of a visit to Fire Island’s barrier beach, a stop at the national historic site of Sagamore Hill, and a cool trip to a rock museum. I remember being able to touch geodes, collect water samples, and visit historical spots. But mostly, I recall standing outside, being a part of nature and connecting with the land. It’s weird that those memories are still visible and still felt all those years later.

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The Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla

Heading to Tokyo, or are is fascinated by this interesting, complex city? This is the book for you! Abby Denson's The Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla, is a fun, intriguing book - and one you can't put down. The easy to read comic book format lends itself well to this off-beat, upbeat tour of Tokyo.

#TeachAbroadBecause ... Every day will be a richer experience

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Jan 30, 2018 / 0 comments

Currently an associate professor of English at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Patrick Foss has been a teacher in Japan for more than 20 years. He is the author of Across Tokyo, an ebook about an “urban hike” through one of the world’s most iconic cities. You can find it on Amazon here.

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