TED Ed: Synesthesia

Imagine what it would be like to see the color blue whenever you saw the number three, or tasted cherries when you heard a person's name. You may have heard of anesthesia, which means "without sensation."...

4 Winter Warmup Recipes

If it's cold where you live now, chances are you're trying to warm up on the outside by snuggling close to the fireplace or wrapping up in a fuzzy sweater. Bring your family in the kitchen and help them warm...

Alternative Gift Giving Ideas

Whether you’ve found your child an educational gift that will further their learning, or a toy that gives back to charity, traditional gift giving can be fun and personal. But giving a gift that doesn't come...

Gifts that Give Something Back

The holidays are a busy time of year, especially for parents and Learning Coaches who are heavily invested in their children’s education. Learning Liftoff is here to save you time and provide you with ideas...

Holiday Recipes You’ll Love

Think back to the most nostalgic of holidays in your past—the most memorable, the most enjoyable. Odds are they involved delicious food. You may remember the preparations, the mouthwatering aromas, the look...

9 Winter Holidays Around the World

We tend to think of winter as a time of rest, hibernation, and quiet. But a look at the calendar reveals many holidays around the world that prove the impression entirely wrong. The cold months are clearly a...

The Science of Snowflakes

You don’t have to be a scientist to get a thrill out of these. We all love snowflakes—more accurately called snow crystals. They are some of nature’s most beautiful designs. Often of astounding...

TED Ed: Why Feeling Sad Is OK

To be human is to feel sad, at least once in a while. And, as this superb, 5-minute TED Ed video lesson makes clear, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This “brief history of melancholy” – for ages 12...