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Being Black—but Not Too Black—in the Workplace

Being a person of color at a predominantly white workplace creates its own special kinds of stress.<p>To be a black professional is often to be alone. Most black doctors, lawyers, journalists, and so on—those in white-collar positions that require specialized training and credentialing—work in …

The Workplace

Intercultural understanding

Explore various definitions of intercultural understanding<b>...more »</b><p>Consider how intercultural understanding in the curriculum can be addressed<b>...more</b> …

Australian Universities

A Fascinating List of Autonomic Functions That Occur Within Human Bodies Every 60 Seconds

That narrator of a fascinating episode of the animated <i>Infographics Show</i> explains the complexity of the human body, focusing specifically on what …

Infographics

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

This mom is running 50 Ironman races in 50 days

By the time Ashley Horner finishes this ultra-endurance conquest, they may be calling it “Ironwoman.”<p>The Virginia-based fitness trainer flew to Haiti …

Virginia Beach

The neural basis of metacognitive ability

1. Carruthers P. 2011. The opacity of mind: an integrative theory of self-knowledge. New York, NY: Oxford University Press<p>2. Nisbett R. E., Wilson T. …

Neurology

Does International Baccalaureate Know Something That AP Does Not?

Dr. Siva Kumari does not sound like an evil globalist dupe on the phone. But critics of the International Baccalaureate program of which she is the director general complain that the educational program is too international and not American enough and worry that it is too much in sync with the …

Education

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

Google Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher using Chromebooks or Google Drive as a teaching tool. On the surface, classroom is a simple …

Google Drive

How White People Handle Diversity Training in the Workplace

As a former professor and current facilitator and consultant, I am in a position to give white people feedback on how their unintentional racism is …

Race & Ethnicity

The dark side of collaboration and how to fight back

In the late ’90s, I watched a friend start a highly successful technology company. Until she hired employees, headquarters was the kitchen of her …

Management

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

How to Eat Healthy Without Thinking, Backed by Science

Your environment has an incredible ability to shape your behavior.<p>I have written previously about choice architecture and environment design, both of …

Death threats and ongoing criticism force Matt Cecchin to quit NRL

Referee Matt Cecchin is retiring from the NRL at the end of his season.<p>Matt Cecchin was in the bar of an Auckland hotel hours after the World Cup …

Canberra Raiders

Direct instruction works, says 50 years of research

Highly structured teaching has a consistently positive effect on learning, finds analysis of hundreds of studies

Pedagogy

Geraint Thomas, Gareth Bale and Sam Warburton - Welsh schoolmates who became sporting champs

Geraint Thomas, Sam Warburton, Gareth Bale all went to the same school.<p>Geraint Thomas will complete a notable treble for a Welsh school if he wins …

Tour de France

Mind-Body Practices Like Meditation And Yoga Help Teens With Anxiety, Study Finds

Teenage anxiety is a pretty common occurrence these days—and it’s not just the usual stress implicit in adolescence. Almost a third of teens have a full-fledged anxiety disorder, according to prevalence studies, and, as with other mental health disorders, there just aren’t enough effective …

Mental Health

The Reason Why Creativity Need Sleep And 7 Ways Sleep Affects The Brain

For a long time, researchers weren’t quite sure why we sleep. There are a number of different theories. Some are evolutionary: For instance, sleep …

Sleep

Three Little Words Are Making You a Negative Person—and You Probably Say Them All the Time

<i>This article originally appeared on Shape. For more stories like this, visit shape.com.</i><p>Here's something that'll make you think twice: "The majority …

A Stanford neurologist’s nine simple tips for quality sleep

The serious consequences of sleep deprivation perennially capture society’s attention. And, as kids head back to school, sleep and a lack of it are of particular concern.<p>Compared to historical norms, how have our contemporary expectations of sleep changed? What are the effects of inadequate sleep? …

Sleep

Ladder of potential

This is an extremely helpful and powerful infographic for parents and coaches to use with their sporting children and players, showing the concept of …

Infographics

How to win the Tour de France, in one image

New research about the physics of bike racing could change the sport.<p>To the average spectator, the physics of the Tour de France peloton–the group of hundreds of riders, packed together like sardines on the road–seems strange at best, and dangerous at worst. Sure, there’s some advantage to drafting …

Tour de France

Some teachers are spending their summer creating culturally relevant content

Growing up as a student of color in New York, Abigail Salas Maguire says she struggled to connect with the material she read.<p>“When I was in school …

Education

Wallace the mule overcomes discrimination to win dressage competition

"If you don’t love me at my mule, then you don’t deserve me at my dressage mule."<p>An inspiring mule is breaking down discrimination barriers after …

Dressage

Magistrate tells crash-hit car dealer he chose not to have insurance

Kainamu Whitinui's Nissan Skyline as it was removed from a crash scene in New Plymouth after his dangerous driving on June 1.<p>A Taranaki car dealer …

Seven Ways To Build Your Mental Resilience

In a world where most people are afraid to fail, especially at work, mental resilience is becoming one of the most sought-after personal attributes that a leader can have. Fundamentally, mental resilience is about facing challenges head on and bouncing back from adversity. It’s a crucial element of …

Self-help

Cloud Animator helps you create amazing visual presentations

popsci shop<p>Get a one-year subscription now for $19.<p>Online presentations are a great way to pitch your product and engage with potential clients. But in today’s world, bullet points and 3D graphs aren’t going to cut it. Cloud Animator Advanced is an online platform that helps you create slick visual …

Infographics

14 foods with wonderfully healthy fats that you should add to your plate

Fat in food has gotten an unfair reputation as a belly-bulging demon that can wreck your diet and cause you to gain weight.<p>But the truth is, we need some fat in our diets to survive. The proper amount of the right kind of fat can fuel your body and help feed your brain. Many studies have shown that …

Nutrition

4 Fun Ways to Practice Short Oral Presentations

Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Sypnieski often ask their ELL students to make short oral presentations to a group or a partner "because it is more …

Teaching

The Link Between Exercise and Memory (and Sleep?)

Exercise is good for the brain. Your regular jog or spin class benefits memory and executive function. If you do it three or four times a week, …

Humanity

5 Max Heart Rate Training Myths—Busted

Think you know everything about max heart rate and why it’s important? Think again.<p>For decades, athletes have used maximum heart rate as a way to figure out which zones they should be training in. The most common wisdom was to subtract your age from 220, and—<i>voilà</i>!—you had your max HR, a figure …

Heart Rates