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Is Outdoor Education the Way of the future? Education should not be associated with drudgery, which is why more parents and researchers are leaning toward a common solution. Outdoor education may be the key to saving the North American school system, according to a fascinating article published in Salon. Read more at treehugger.com.

The Good And Bad News About Your Sleep Debt. Sleep, science tells us, is a lot like a bank account with a minimum balance penalty. You can short the account a few days a month as long as you replenish it with fresh funds before the penalty kicks in. This understanding, known colloquially as “paying off your sleep debt.” Read more at forbes.com.

Delivering a Sweeter Customer Experience. Whether you planned a romantic evening out or ordered your sweetheart’s gift last minute, it’s clear that Valentine’s Day has gone digital, with NRF reporting that more than 26% of consumers planned to shop online for their loved ones. In fact, online shopping showed significant growth during the week before Valentine’s Day this year compared to last year, particularly with department stores where online sales grew 34%. Read more at dmnews.com.