Posts by Bridgett J. Burk

Delicious Destinations: Regional Foods You Have to Try

From New York Pizza to Philly Cheesesteaks, many cities in the US are famous for their signature dishes. Trying regional foods in all their glory when you travel can be a fun experience, especially when you find a new favorite! I’ve been lucky enough to try local food from many different parts of the country, and I have truly found some culinary delights along the way. If you get the

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No More Pencils, No More Books: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Classroom

Technology in the classroom has been rapidly evolving since the millennium. In many school districts, the era of pencils, books, and blackboards is quickly fading. Today’s K-12 and higher education teachers are using a variety of tools, apps, and electronic devices to introduce new ways to learn and collaborate, all the while preparing students for success in this digital age. I’ve spoken to many teachers about how they are using

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Don’t Sweat It: Healthy Living Hacks for Slackers

Like many people, I yearn for the perfect summer body. However, I consider myself the very epitome of laziness. I would much rather Netflix and chill with a bag of Doritos than hit the gym or work out complicated meal plans. Given that my budget is tight as well, I’m not likely to sign up for expensive fad diets or fresh meal boxes. Living healthy is important, but slacking is

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Giving Back: Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

For teenagers, summer can be a time to relax, soak up some sun and hang out with friends. A recent trend among teens during the summer months is to take that free time to give back to their community. Teen volunteer work can help build character, help young people gain life experience, and for some states, even earn points toward college scholarships. If you are the parent of a teen

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Smell That Smoke? Great Ways to Use a Smoker this Summer

Summer. Lazy days, warm temperatures, cool drinks, and BBQ are all hallmarks of my favorite season. Whipping up tasty meals on the grill and dining on your patio or deck are great ways to enjoy the summer months. If you are a little more adventurous with your culinary pursuits and love great smoky flavors, consider investing in a smoker. Adding a little smoke to food can bring out natural flavors

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