C. Branch

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How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

Is Leadership Style Born ... or Made?

<i>Guest post by Dennis Schug</i><p>Is leadership style "born" or is it "made"? This is a question that has always challenged me: first, as a classroom …

Pedagogy

US media face Muslim criticism over student murder coverage

The murder of three Muslim students in the United States has sparked accusations in the Arab world of double standards by American media in their …

Nigeria

What is Critical Thinking & How Do You Improve It?

What is Critical Thinking? In a nutshell, critical thinking is not believing anything… unless the evidence for it is sound. Encoded in this …

39 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Bad | Inc.com

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I'm far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I'll even rewrite a sentence just so I won't have to worry about which is correct.)<p>And that's a real problem. The same way one misspelled word can get your résumé tossed …

British finalist in $1m world's best teacher competition

Biology teacher Richard Spencer, of Middlesbrough College, Teesside, is in the final 10 for Nobel Prize-style award<p>A British science teacher is among the final 10 candidates for a million-dollar Nobel Prize-style award for teaching.<p>Richard Spencer, of Middlesbrough College, Teesside, is in line to …

Education

Spending on public schools across Canada increases while student enrolment falls

<b>VANCOUVER</b>—Despite a steady decline in student enrolment, spending on public schools in Canada has skyrocketed, finds a new study released today by …

Canada

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

The Tracks of My Tears: One man’s quest to have male crying be socially acceptable

On the flight back from Lake Tahoe, I feared a full-blown migraine headache was kicking in. The ache behind my eyes bulged and throbbed, as if a golf ball were lodged there.<p>I had been reading a novel and reached a part where two brothers, once deeply committed to each other, experienced a profound …

Action Hero

I tried to hide my father’s Holocaust memories from my son

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>I tried to hide the Holocaust.<p>I tried to hide it from my son – and for the first 10 years of his life, I was successful.<p>I achieved this in part by concealing all related …

Mind the (Diversity) Gap in Kids’ Digital Media

Despite the fact that 37 percent of the U.S. population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published over the past 18 years …

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

Hamas ‘War Crimes Camp’ Graduates Trains 17,000 Teens for Terror

Hamas, a member of the Palestinian Unity Government, has published photo proof of the terrorist organization committing war crimes by training …

Thinking Matters: Critical Thinking Is Crucial for Success

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom" -- Isaac Asimov<p>Critical thinking, the ability to ask effective questions and formulate original solutions, is not an optional skill in the 21st century. Innovation is needed to solve the …

My moms thought their right to marry was wonderful. I had to face the kids at school

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>When I first heard teachers in school talking about mothers and fathers, I started asking my moms who my father was.<p>My parents had made sure to educate me on different …