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The Cure for Pre-Test Anxiety: Just Write About It!

Got pre-test jitters? The solution to clearing a panicky student’s mind before taking a test is actually quite easy: just have them write about it: Students who were prone to test anxiety improved their test scores by nearly one grade point after they were given 10 minutes to write about what was causing them fear, the [...]

"Furrow" and Other Sculptures by Ben Butler

Ben Butler sculpts and assembles deliciously shaped wooden sculptures, such as the above cedar piece entitled “Furrow”. He has an exhibit that opens tomorrow at the Zg Gallery in Chicago. Link via Dude Craft | Gallery Website

Google Maps Captures a Plane in Flight

Double rainbow! This image is from Google Maps’ satellite view. It shows a plane flying over Hyde Park in Chicago. Link via Geekosystem | Screenshot: Atlantic