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Five Benefits of Stand-Up Desks

More and more research shows that sitting for long periods of time can be harmful to your health. However, many jobs require long hours working at the computer, which results in sitting for several hours everyday. One solution to this issue is using a stand-up desk. Stand-up desks are just what they sound like, a desk that is higher than normal such that it can be used while standing rather than sitting in a chair. Making the switch from sitting all day to standing for a significant portion of the day can positively impact your health.

Are you considering getting a standing desk of your own? Here are five major benefits of standing desks to consider.

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How to Boost Your Chances of Getting Into an Ivy League College

The aspiration of almost every ambitious high school student is to get accepted into at least one of the eight Ivy League schools. However, due to the low acceptance rates of these colleges, many students struggle to get accepted into even one.

Here are a few college prep tips that should boost your chances of getting into an Ivy League college.

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Equipping Culinary Arts Educational Programs for Success

If you heard “you are what you eat,” as you were growing up, it may have seemed like just another thing parents say. But in the past decade, it has become the basis for political movements, health initiatives, and significant changes in our education system.

Consider public schools removing soda and juice drinks laden with high-fructose corn syrup from their vending machines, school lunches increasingly featuring not just more vegetables but more local foods, and the students getting involved in how that food gets to their cafeteria.

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Ways to Include STEAM Education Outside of School

Teaching children about the world is one of the greatest challenges with long-lasting rewards. Children of all ages must learn the necessary skills to best handle the physical, emotional, social, and educational knowledge they will need to grow into a healthy and stable adult.

Many schools are now implementing a learning strategy called STEAM education – this includes the core curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

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