authentic texts, audio and video recordings, and pics that could be drawn on in LO design 

SLEEP
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/rapid-eye-movements-during-sleep-could-denote-change-scene
http://www.iflscience.com/brain/sleeping-your-side-could-help-your-brain-clear-out-waste-chemicals
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/midday-nap-could-reduce-your-blood-pressure
http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/sleep-stay-healthy
TED video Why do we sleep? http://www.ted.com/talks/russell_foster_why_do_we_sleep
NOT 8 HOURS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/20151015-paleo-sleep-time-hadza-san-tsimane-science/

NOBEL PRIZES
* 2015 http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/2015-nobel-prize-in-physiology-or-medicine1/
* http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/12-surprising-facts-about-nobel-prizes/
* http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151005-ten-science-discovery-without-nobel/

DEBATABLE
assisted suicide 
* http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/us/california-governor-signs-assisted-suicide-bill-into-law.html
* http://news.yahoo.com/california-governor-signs-hard-won-die-legislation-194359768--politics.html
* http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/05/us/california-assisted-dying-legislation/index.html
tea vs coffee
* http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/upshot/what-the-evidence-tells-us-about-tea.html
* http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/upshot/more-consensus-on-coffees-benefits-than-you-might-think.html

PETS 
dogs
*  left vs right wagging - http://news.yahoo.com/the-secret-lives-of-dogs--emotional-sensor-helps-owners-understand-their-pup-s-feelings-193854377.html
* why dogs like people http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-dogs-like-people/

IMMIGRATION STATS
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-21/putin-faces-growing-exodus-as-russia-s-banking-tech-pros-flee

AGEING
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730390-500-secret-to-old-age-health-could-lie-in-purging-worn-out-cells/

POPULAR MEDICINE
VACCINES http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/04/us/5-vaccine-myths/index.html
CANCER & PESTICIDES http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/pesticides-tied-to-childhood-cancers/

THE ENVIRONMENT
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/colorado-mine-spill-aftermath-how-to-clean-a-river/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sucking-co2-from-the-air-would-not-halt-effects-of-global-warming/
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/08/13/weather/el-nino-2015/index.html
TSUNAMIS http://ideas.ted.com/why-we-need-to-build-our-own-tsunami/
ANTARCTICA http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/see-the-extreme-changes-near-the-antarctic-peninsula
EARTHQUAKES http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/05/economist-explains-15 
TORNADOES http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/18/us/midwest-tornadoes/index.html
ECLIPSE AURORA https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28192-total-eclipse-glowing-over-icy-pyramids-wins-photo-prize/
SOLAR ECLIPSE http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/spitsbergen-eclipse-ngpc2015/
WILDFIRES https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28212-drought-hit-california-burns-while-waiting-for-el-nino-rains/
IVORY POACHERS http://fusion.net/story/201268/yongki-elephant-indonesia-ivory-poachers/
RADIATION & CHERNOBYL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28281-wildlife-is-thriving-around-chernobyl-since-the-people-left/
FLOODING http://abcnews.go.com/US/harrowing-images-historic-south-carolina-flooding/story?id=34255453
HURRICANE JOAQUIN & FLOODS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-joaquin-helps-fuel-record-rains-damaging-floods/
VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28287-volcanic-eruptions-have-extreme-effect-on-the-flow-of-rivers/

SOLUTIONS
addressing climate change - cities http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/07/150713-cities-thinking-ahead-on-climate-change/

SPACE EXPLORATION 
COSMONAUTS https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28188-london-rolls-out-red-carpet-for-stars-of-russian-space-age/
EXOPLANETS https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730390-600-5-alien-worlds-weirder-than-any-we-have-found-so-far

AUSTRALIA 
Malcolm Turnbull http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21665053-yet-another-prime-minister-removed-and-assassin-malcolm-turnbull-promises

THE REFUGEE CRISIS of 2015
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/16/amid-documentation-crisis-syrians-turn-to-forgeries/
Europe's Migration/Migrant Crisis http://live.reuters.com/Event/Europes_migrant_crisis/
http://news.yahoo.com/russia-syria-asks-us-send-troops-well-consider-105632262.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-21/putin-and-netanyahu-divided-over-threat-from-crisis-in-syria
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/world/middleeast/as-others-flee-to-west-most-syrian-refugees-remain-in-region.html
impact on the job market in Germany http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-05/squeezing-germany-s-labor-market

THE RISE of the STANDING DESK 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/fashion/what-to-wear-at-a-standing-desk.html  (fashion)
http://www.theonion.com/article/health-experts-recommend-standing-up-at-desk-leavi-37957
http://www.theonion.com/article/report-standing-at-work-can-increase-coworkers-dis-36702
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/fashion/how-to-use-a-standing-desk-without-annoying-your-co-workers.html

ENERGY 
solar energy http://news.nationalgeographic.com/energy/2015/09/150918-solar-pops-up-in-unexpected-places/

HOMO NALEDI 
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/16/homo-naledis-remarkable-hand/

PICS
Baby Animals https://www.thedodo.com/animals-never-see-baby-pictures-1151184534.html
Fake Brands http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-brand-imitations-knock-offs-china/
Fashion Trends http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/trends
FUN COMICS http://wronghands1.com/about/

HAPPINESS
http://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessaloder/2015/03/18/how-to-rewire-your-brain-for-happiness/

LIVING CREATURES
PETS http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-your-pet-reveals-about-you1/
WASPS http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/brazilian-wasp-venom-kills-cancer-cells-not-healthy-cells

MONEY
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/upshot/why-students-with-smallest-debts-need-the-greatest-help.html
comparison charts http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-17/zurich-geneva-new-york-are-the-most-expensive-cities-ubs-says
THE GAP BETWEEN http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/business/economy/education-gap-between-rich-and-poor-is-growing-wider.html
THE ROBIN HOOD INDEX http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-22/women-have-to-work-longer-to-afford-the-same-iphones-as-men
SALARIES & PERKS http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-22/these-are-the-careers-where-workers-are-seeing-the-highest-pay-growth

PARENTING
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-01/marissa-mayer-rewrites-rules-for-ceo-parenting-again
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/05/economist-explains-18?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/vi/st/thebenefitsofpaternityleave

CHILDREN
smartest kids http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/05/asia/singapore-smartest-kids/

PEOPLE SKILLS
http://www.personalityexplorer.com/FREEResources/ConflictManagementTechniques.aspx

MAPS 
countries by population size http://i.imgur.com/zQg1M2A.png
who decides http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150918-us-board-geographical-names-125th-anniversary-national-geographic-maps-place-names/

GRAMMAR
Passive Christmas http://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/its-a-passive-christmas.pdf
celebs now and then http://thechive.com/2012/07/02/celebs-then-and-now-32-photos/

BUSINESS ENGLISH
Principles of Management https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_principles-of-management-v1.1/index.html
CV mistakes http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3236760/Ten-common-mistakes-job-hunters-make-CVs-overused-clich-s-employers-off.html
LEAN start http://www.forbes.com/sites/allbusiness/2015/09/08/how-to-start-a-small-business-for-less-than-1000/
networking strategies http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2015/09/15/five-networking-strategies-even-the-shy-professional-can-use/
COVER L http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-23/the-case-against-cover-letters

TT 
goal-driven lesson planning https://www.press.umich.edu/1425013/goal_driven_lesson_planning_for_teaching_english_to_speakers_of_other_languages
using audio/video http://www.edutainme.ru/post/ideas-english/
flashcard maker http://www.cambridgeenglishonline.com/Flashcard_maker/