10 ways to motivate kids to learn in lockdown

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Keep kids learning with advice from some of USA’s most motivational educators
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The closure of schools has transformed the lives of children and teenagers beyond all recognition. And while lockdown might have been a novelty to start with, kids are missing their regular routines, their friends and their sports activities.

Is remote learning grinding to a halt in your household? Here’s how some of the USA’s most inspirational teachers and educators suggest turning things around to keep your kids motivated…

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Best American teacher blogs

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Here’s the secret to being an extraordinary teacher
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With schools closed across the country and millions of children studying at home during the COVID19 pandemic, we know many moms, dads, and grandparents will be concerned for their children’s education. Educating our kids at home has given us all a whole new appreciation for the extraordinary job our teachers do. 

To provide some fascinating insight into the professional life of teachers, we’ve found a selection of great teachers’ blogs, YouTube channels and podcasts. If you’re a teacher looking for new ideas – check these guys out. And if you’re a parent who’s wondering how on earth teachers do it – here’s how.

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6 of the best wedding blogs for grooms

Make wedding planning easy with help from best wedding bloggers and Samuel Windsor

Make wedding planning easy with help from the professionals
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Getting married? If you’re a soon to be groom, best man, member of the wedding party, or maybe just a wedding guest, you’ll want to make sure you do your bit to help the nuptials go without a hitch. To help you with protocol, attire, vows, speeches and more, we scoured the web to find our favorite wedding blogs for men. Guys who help guys get married in style.

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14 blogs to improve your golf swing

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Whether you play for fun or competition, these are the golf blogs to bookmark
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Have you caught the golf bug? If you want to improve your game, find out the latest golf news, or get the best gear reviews, where should you look online? We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best US and Canadian golf blogs for you to follow – everything from winter golf getaways to learning why you shank your shots and reviews of the latest equipment. Enjoy!

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Thanksgiving tips for Brits abroad

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Thanksgiving is often associated with pumpkins
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Are you spending Thanksgiving on the far side of the pond? If so, you’ll probably be wondering what it’s all about and, if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a Thanksgiving celebration, how to be the perfect guest. Here we take a look at this uniquely American holiday and pass on some excellent tips from a selection of our favorite US bloggers. If you’re about to experience your first Thanksgiving, here’s what to expect…
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Celebrating veterans’ success stories

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Honor our veterans this Veterans Day
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A quarter of a million active personnel leave the U.S. Military each year and, for all of them, quitting the armed forces is a huge life change that requires considerable readjustment. For many vets, their return to civilian life is complicated by physical and/or mental wounds, and many new veterans miss the close friendships, camaraderie and sense of purpose that come with a military career.

This Veterans Day, we’re celebrating and honouring our US veterans by showcasing some of the successful businesses they’ve launched after leaving the military. We’ve scoured the web to find some of the best sites to guide and inspire all those who’ve served their country. And to all our veterans – thank you for your service.

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11 Blogs to rev up your retirement

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Discover new and exciting ways to spend your retirement
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How do you plan to spend your retirement? You’ll be surprised how many men secretly fear the end of their working lives. Work gives us purpose, status and an identity which, when your career draws to a close, can feel like quite a loss.

Guys with active, fulfilling lives in retirement stay healthier and live longer than those who, for whatever reason, feel they have nothing to do. To help you to make the most of your golden years, we’ve put together a few of our favorite blogs and websites for inspiration. Here’s how to fill your days with fun, adventure, and healthy living. Retiring? You’re just getting started…

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Best bloggers to bookmark for road trips

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Get to know the US through it’s highways and backroads
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Planning a road trip? Exploring a new part of the USA? Here we present 12 blogs to help you enjoy a visit to a new area – local knowledge, insider tips and best-kept-secret hangouts. What better way to be sure you make the most of your voyage of discovery than getting advice from a local.

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Packing tips for travel-loving men

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Top tips to help you travel in style
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Don’t wait until the last minute to think about what to pack for a business trip or vacation. With clever tips from some of our favorite bloggers, you too can emerge from transit looking suave and sophisticated, rather than a crumpled mess. 

No matter what the weather, occasion or mode of transport, here’s how to plan ahead, travel light and pack well.

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11 blogs to celebrate hope and glory

Celebrate everything that’s great about this nation!

Celebrate everything that’s great about this nation!
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To celebrate July 4th, we’ve compiled a collection of the websites and blogs we think best express the multifaceted awesomeness of our nation. From the Americana Triangle to the cowboy code of the old West, and from the vibrancy of today’s sports scene to the lowdown on cooking the best ribs you ever tasted, here’s a Samuel Windsor celebration of all things American.
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