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Happiness

Michael W. Eysenck is Professor and Head of Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London, and formerly …

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

The Yale Grammatical Diversity Project tracks North American English.

<i>“Gas is really expensive anymore.”</i><p><i>“He’s goes to school in Boston—so don’t I.”</i><p>Advertisement<p><i>“I need me a salad.”</i><p>To a high school English teacher or …

Everything I Know About Business I Learned From My High School English Teacher

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Since coming on board as co-CEO of a growing New York startup, I’ve increasingly found myself on the receiving end of one seemingly simple, yet surprisingly difficult to answer question: "What defines a successful business person?"<p>The …

High School English Teachers On Why Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Endures

"We can all benefit from more compassion, more empathy, more understanding."<p>Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchmen” will finally go on sale Tuesday, soon to be delivered to hoards of anxious pre-orderers. Last week we caught a glimpse of the book’s tone, which was met with glee by some, apprehension by …

Literature

Why Is It Called Soccer?

The most popular sport in the world is one in which people chase after a ball and kick it with their feet (and give it an occasional head-butt). In …

Language

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …

YouTube up to 240bn monthly video views, with top 100 MCNs worth $10bn

Report claims that more than 22 multi-channel networks reaching 1bn monthly views, as top star PewDiePie’s earnings are revealed<p>The 100 largest multi-channel networks (MCNs) on YouTube may have a collective valuation of nearly $10bn, and account for 42% of the online video service’s monthly …

Advertising

America's fiscal history since 1948 illustrated in one beautiful chart

Nathan Yau of Flowing Data made a series of fascinating charts and maps illustrating various facts about the United States and its people.<p>One of the charts that especially caught our eye was this graphic showing the fiscal position of the US federal government since 1948, using data from the Office …

Cold War

The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten

<b>The fall of France 75 years ago is conventionally seen as a moment of abject national disgrace. But today some insist the French military has been wronged - and that the hundreds of thousands of French troops who fought in the Battle of France deserve to be honoured, rather than forgotten.</b><p>It all …

World History

Four Daily Habits Of A Good Boss

A lot of factors go in to making someone an effective leader, but establishing these habits is a good start.<p>Consistency is key, and a strong leader stands firm in what they practice. Each day, great people wake up and follow a specific personal routine that pushes them to be the best entrepreneur …

Step back 25 years in time to the gritty days of New York City's Meatpacking District

Photographer Grégoire Alessandrini remembers the old days, though, before all that gentrification. He recently began posting images he shot of Manhattan during the early and mid-nineties on his blog, and they create a fantastic window into another time. Alessandrini captured all sides of the city, …

New York City

10 Online Tools to Upgrade Students’ Essay Writing Skills

As an educator, you have the noble duty of awakening your students’ potential to express their arguments through the structured form of academic …

Teaching

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

<b>50 Alternatives To Lecturing</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’S online masters in education programs. SEU simply asked us to</i> …

Pedagogy

‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom

While an education reform policy debate becomes ever more furious around the country, teachers still have to teach every day. Here, from edutopia.org, are 25 great tips to help teachers keep their classrooms in control. The most brilliant teacher can’t help kids learn if he/she can’t manage the …

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

• Focus their eyes on the speaker<br>• Be quiet<br>• Be still<br>• Empty their hands<br>• Listen.<p>There is also the "three fingers" version, which stands for stop, look, and …

The Easiest Way To Improve Classroom Behavior

The easiest way to improve classroom behavior is one few teachers ever consider. It’s at once blatantly obvious and far off the grid. You won’t find …

Teaching

Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks

In many professional jobs, expectations that one be an “ideal worker”—fully devoted to and available for the job, with no personal responsibilities or interests that interfere with this commitment to work—are widespread. We often think of problems with these expectations as women’s problems. But …

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will …

Dynamic Leadership: Steve Kerr's Secret For Coaching Success

It’s the NBA playoffs and the best team in the league—reflected by their performance this season—is the Golden State Warriors. Just last night, the Warriors came back from a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 123-119 in overtime, which further proves their resiliency.<p>…

Basketball

Gallipoli Campaign Pictures Show The First World War Battlefield Then And Now

The small headland of Gallipoli, which juts out from Turkey’s western coast, witnessed some of the most extraordinary combat of the First World War. …

What Obama’s Refusal to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide Tells Us About the U.S. — and the Rest of the World

Today, April 24, 2015, is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. During the next several years, about one and a half …

Calculating how the Pacific was settled

Sailing against prevailing winds, spotting big islands<p>SALT LAKE CITY, April 22, 2015 - Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease …

By recognizing the 1915 Armenian genocide Egypt becomes FIRST Muslim nation in history to officially acknowledge Islamic genocide

Our conflicts through the ages, whether it is the Christian crusades, the Spanish inquisition, the birth of anti-semitism, the Islamic biological …

Study finds student success lags online in California community college students

Many politicians and educators see online education as key to expanding access to higher education. But a large study of online education used by …

Higher Education

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

Historically, leaders achieved their position by virtue of experience on the job and in-depth knowledge. They were expected to <i>have answers</i> and to readily provide them when employees were unsure about what to do or how to do it. The leader was the person who <i>knew the most</i>, and that was the basis of …

When You Realize You’ll Never Get Your Dream Job

I once had dreams of becoming like Bruce Springsteen. Now, at age 62, I write about him, go to his shows, sing along to his songs in my car, teach my children about his significance, use his works in my Wharton classes, and even serve as a Guest DJ on <i>E Street Radio</i>. But despite my earlier wishes to …

Do mobile devices in the classroom really improve learning outcomes?

Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through …

Relearning the Art of Asking Questions

Proper questioning has become a lost art. The curious four-year-old asks a lot of questions — incessant streams of “Why?” and “Why not?” might sound familiar — but as we grow older, our questioning decreases. In a recent poll of more than 200 of our clients, we found that those with children …