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7 Ways To Get Rid Of Negative Thoughts, According To Experts

Many of us feel negative from time to time — and it's easy tolet negative energy bog you down. When it does, it can affect every area of your life. …

New Study Suggests That It Takes 25% Of People To Turn Minority Opinion Into Majority One

When I was a community organizer, we frequently said that it would take between ten-and-fifteen percent of people in a neighborhood or city to …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

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Ever wanted to teach yourself AI? Here's 19 online classes from Stanford to MIT

For some us, AI is kind of an iffy proposition. To many, it is nebulous enough to seem like it might replace us or our jobs. And the harbingers of …

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

"I want The Three Bears!"<p>These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa.<p>A newly published study gives some insight into what may be happening inside young …

Can English remain the 'world's favourite' language?

<b>English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do the development of translation technology and "hybrid" languages threaten its status?</b><p>Which country boasts the most English speakers, or people learning to speak English?<p>The answer is China.<p>According to a study published by …

Zebra finches' social experiences alter their genomic DNA, changing ability to learn

Asst. Prof. Sarah London has long appreciated zebra finches for their unique learning characteristics. The males learn from another male tutor, but …

'It's my identity': Forgotten language comes back over bannock and tea

Theodore Fontaine lost his language in his first year of residential school, but 70 years later, he's relearning it.<p>"I never thought that this day …

14 Winnie the Pooh Quotes That Will Make You Smile, Then Cry

As a child, I saw Winnie the Pooh as an adorable honey-loving bear with amazing friends and adventures. And while that still holds true, it wasn't …

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

Persida and William Himmele are a husband-and-wife teacher team who have conducted over 500 presentations around the world and coauthored the book …

Facebook Mind-Reading is "Beyond Science Fiction", Says Noam Chomsky

It's not just that the tech doesn't exist, but that we can't even define a thought.<p>In April, Facebook announced that it was working on a project to …

From Macro to Micro: A Visual Guide to the Brain

Here’s how the brain’s 86 billion neurons do their work Illustration: James Provost 1. A Unique Machine In the human brain, higher-level information …

Neuroscience Says These Special Brain Cells Are Why Cutting Calories Alone Won't Help Weight Loss

Activity of specific neurons help control how fast or slowly your body burns calories.<p>Everybody knows that weight-related productivity and health issues are big concerns for modern companies, but losing weight is hard. Like, count-the-needles-on-a-pine-tree hard. And there's a good reason for that. …

Your Brain Is Especially Vulnerable To Trauma In Your Toddler And Teen Years

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11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain …

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

Being bilingual makes you experience time differently

A new study shows that the words we use to talk about time also shape our view of its passage. This, say researchers, indicates that abstract concepts like duration are relative rather than universal, and that they are also influenced rather than solely innate.<p>The work, published in the American …

When students pay attention in class, their brains are in sync

When people in a group are engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show similar patterns. That's the conclusion of …

Study finds married people have lower levels of stress hormone

Married individuals tend to have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, according to research published in the journal …

White matter maturation is associated with the emergence of Theory of Mind in early childhood

1.<p>Dunbar, R. in <i>Approaches to Evolution of Language</i> (eds Hurford, J. R. <i>et al.</i>) 92–110 (Cambridge University Press, 1998).<p>2.<p>Baird, J. A. & Astington, …

The empathy layer

Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?<p>In January 2016, police in Blacksburg, Virginia, began looking into the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl named Nicole Lovell. Her parents had discovered her bedroom door barricaded with a dresser, her …

Don't Fear the Pigman

Last month, scientists announced that they’d created an unusual form of life. They started with pig embryos produced through in-vitro fertilization, then injected them with a few human cells, and then implanted them into sows, where they developed for three to four weeks. Most of the hundreds of …

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

Math is a notoriously hard subject for many kids and adults. There is a gender gap, a race gap, and just generally bad performance in many countries.<p>John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the …

The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics

Recently, Vitaliy Husar received results from a DNA screening that changed his life. It wasn’t a gene that suggested a high likelihood of cancer or a …

Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros

<b>1. Connecting to Prior Knowledge:</b> A common strategy we teach our students is to make connections to their own prior knowledge because such …

What IQ Tests Really Tell Us About Children with Autism

In the past nonverbal children with autism were considered mentally retarded, and those who had difficulties in communication were considered …

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …