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Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

14 apps under $10 that make our lives better every day

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shown: Dark Sky app which gives you accurate local weather. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider<p>Whether it's staying entertained during a …

Apps

In 3 Words, Nobelist Richard Thaler Shares the Secret of Effective Communication

After 40 years of studying human behavior, Thaler understands how to influence people<p>He's a longtime professor at the University of Chicago. He's been called the father of "behavioral economics," which, according to the <i>Harvard Business Review</i>, "combines insights from psychology, judgment, and …

Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

A duo of French scientists said Wednesday they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny …

21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

The 25 most expensive elite boarding schools in America

Business Insider recently published our list of the most elite boarding schools in the country using endowment, acceptance rate, and average SAT score provided by BoardingSchoolReview.com, a website that collects information on boarding schools directly from the institutions.<p>Though we didn't factor …

College & University

Why do people put on differing amounts of weight?

<b>Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to rethink the way we diet, writes Dr Saleyha Ahsan.</b><p>Like most of the population, I must admit that I am on an eternal quest to lose weight. For me it's more …

Alone in US, Chinese 'parachute kids' seek diplomas, independence at SoCal private schools

<i>Sophomore Morgan Wang, center, takes part in a rehearsal of "The Miser" at Arroyo Pacific Academy in Arcadia on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2015.</i> …

China

You may think you learn better in a certain way. You actually don’t

Sometime in the not so distant past, one of your kids, or a kid you know, has probably been told that she has a particular learning style. Perhaps she is a visual learner, who absorbs information best through images. Or maybe an auditory one, who needs to hear things to really grasp them. Boys are …

Pedagogy

4 Ways to Hack Your Brain to Actually Feel Healthier

Beating pain, staying fit and feeling good can seem like a Herculean set of tasks to keep up with when most of us are just trying to get through the day. Who can think about hitting the gym when you’re mentally exhausted from a full day of work? Ongoing research suggests that when it comes to your …

‘Practically free’ university is changing lives

While cleaning the bathroom of a home in the west end of Toronto, a young Filipino nanny tuned into a TED Talk that would change the course of her life’s journey.<p>Working full-time as the live-in caregiver of two children, Ivah Camille Baban makes a habit of listening to podcasts while she cleans. …

Silicon Valley accused of destroying Steve Jobs movie

<i>New York Times</i> tech writer Nick Bilton has taken aim at Silicon Valley in his latest column — attacking it for helping to bring down Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s <i>Steve Jobs</i> biopic, which so far has earned just $18 million at the box office in its first seven weeks.<p>Although Bilton doesn’t place all …

Silicon Valley

Education is broken — but this entrepreneur has a stunningly simple idea to fix it

Salman Khan, also a founder of the free education resource Khan Academy, says we force students to move ahead when they aren't ready.<p>But he has a solution.<p>"We shouldn't drag everyone around at the same pace," Khan told the audience. Instead, he says, we should take inspiration from martial arts …

Education

A teacher perfectly explained what teachers do all day

In a speech at a Campaign for America's Future event, National Education Association president and teacher Lily Eskelsen Garcia gave a rousing explanation for what the teaching profession entails.<p>After starting the speech by saying teachers needed to educate politicians on what the typical teacher …

Teaching

Science says parents of successful kids have these 11 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents. Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

5 One-Minute Meditations to Help You Achieve Peace of Mind

"People think the holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for many of us, it's stressapalooza," says Dean Sluyter, who has …

Meditation

3 business lessons Harvard taught me, but I really learned from my kids

I had been taught by the best minds in academics and business and had voraciously absorbed everything they had to share. Over the years, that knowledge helped me create a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures. I am forever grateful for my stellar education.<p>But, with all due respect to …

What Happens When Students Create Their Own Curriculum?

Dozens of schools around the U.S. are opting to ditch the traditional school structure altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working.<p><i>This story is part of a short series on innovative ways teachers are rethinking the traditional lesson plan. What’s one that resonated with you</i> …

High School

The U.S. Surgeon General Wants To Bring You Health Via Happiness

Happiness can change health in ways we never even imagined.<p>The U.S. Surgeon General is on a mission to bring you happiness, peace and love.<p>His serious public health agenda for the U.S. includes addressing the state of substance addiction and ending stigma for mental health. In the past, he has also …

Inside the plot to kill JFK: The secret story of the CIA and what really happened in Dallas

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>The official narrative only gets more implausible, especially when you hear the stories of these secret super-spies<p>David Talbot<p>November 22, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”<p>Those resolute voices in …

Lyndon Johnson

Can't Sleep? Yoga Breathing Is Your Secret Weapon

Guess what is the no. 1 symptom of stress my clients are complaining about? Maybe the title of the article gave you a hint but yes, it's lack of sleep. Falling right on the heels of this is a lack of energy and fatigue. Well, if you can't sleep, these would certainly be a consequence.<p>Now here's the …

Yoga

10 Leadership Traits That Predict Higher Engagement And Lower Burnout

As a leader, are you driving burnout or engagement in your organization? How would your employees rate you if asked that same question? Burnout is a work-related process of chronic stress and disengagement caused by too many job demands, too few job resources, and not enough recovery or time to …

Employee Engagement

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

There are plenty of serious TED talks, but these will make you smile.<p>There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The</b> …

Turn Assessments into Fun Classroom Quizzes with Quizalize

Quizalize is a great online tool that lets teachers turn quick classroom quizzes into exciting multi-player games. Teachers can create a quiz on any …

Education Technology

Read This Post and Take Better Photos

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>When you put in the time, effort, and money to travel somewhere, it's only natural to want to take better photos and document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and--let's be honest--it's fun to show off a little on Instagram). But not all photos are …

20+ Educational Tools and Apps That Support 21st Century Learning

October 8, 2015 <br>Technology has radically transformed the notion of education to the extent that a label such as 21st century learning is a …

Education Technology

Office 2016 arrives with features meant to take on Google (and everyone else)

Office 2016 is out of preview today, and in a sentence, it represents Microsoft's most obvious effort yet to catch up with Google Drive. Though the new release looks generally the same as the last version, it's designed for sharing and collaboration in a way that Office 2013 really wasn't. In …

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

Holistic Medicine

This is the skill that determines your child’s future employability

Whether a college education is becoming obsolete is debatable. The competitive advantage is shifting away from the smartest people in the room to those who can relate to others—those with a high emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. Harvard economics professor David Deming’s …

Emotional Intelligence