Donna Loughran

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I'm 32, But I Sometimes Feel Like a Teen Mom

Being the first of your friends to have a baby can feel isolating at any age.<p>I'm perched poolside with a group of girlfriends at a bachelorette party, acutely aware of the one-piece swimsuit I've chosen to obscure the lingering stretch marks on my midsection. There are 11 of us, aged roughly …

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems<p>The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can …

Genetics

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Street kids, poverty and fortitude: Photographer Mary Ellen Mark's stirring last project

In 1983, photographer Mary Ellen Mark went to Seattle to chronicle the plight of the city's street kids in a story for Life magazine. On that journey, she met Erin Blackwell, a young teen with a hard stare. The slight yet fierce young woman was nicknamed "<p>Tiny." Just 14, she was a runaway working …

Inflammation

3 Tips for the Working Mom: Work-Life Balance | Reflections from a Children's Therapist

Almost any mom can tell you about the challenges of balancing the many roles and responsibilities she has to manage in her day to day life. Whether …

How Sweden's negative interest rates experiment has turned economics on its head

Nordic experimentation with sub-zero interest rates has changed the way central bankers think about fighting recessions<p>It has long been believed that when it comes to interest rates, zero is as low as you can go. Who would choose to keep their money in the bank if they had to pay for the …

Economics

“We are a very misunderstood group of parents”: Home-schooling isn’t just for the Duggars anymore

The practice has long been the domain of the Christian right. New research suggests its demographics are evolving<p>Homeschooling gets a bad rap. After all, perhaps the most well-known homeschooling family right now is the Duggars. Among some circles, they were often touted as a homeschooling success …

Do children still need to read the classics of English literature?

<b>Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has called for a return to the classics of English literature in schools, but are they still relevant and appropriate for today's children?</b><p>A quick scan of any list of the most read children's books will reveal that today's youngsters are growing up in a very …

Books

Should all classrooms be like kindergarten classrooms?

If you've never had the opportunity to visit a Kindergarten classroom, you should find time to do so.<br>To be frank, they are really amazing …

Teaching

Study Questions Effectiveness Of One-To-Ones In Special Ed

Many students receiving special education services are supported by one-to-ones, but new research suggests these assistants may not be pulling their …

Special Education

Worst Baby Sleep Advice Ever

<b>“I was told to keep my baby up during the day by poking her feet when she falls asleep, so she can sleep through the night.” —_ Amanda_</b><p>Baby is going …

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 …

Parenting

Secret Teacher: brilliant eccentrics are a dying breed in education

They may not play by Ofsted’s rules, but we should cherish maverick teachers – they can change students’ lives<p>More from the Secret Teacher<p>As I look around the staffroom I am struck by the fact that, among the piles of exercise books and unwashed coffee cups, there is an endangered species, …

Teaching

Pedro Domingos’ Master Algorithm: How machine learning is reshaping how we live.

Computers and the algorithms they run are precise, perfect, meticulously programmed, and austere. That’s the idea, anyway. But there’s a burgeoning, …

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

Why Being a Poor Kid in America Is Particularly Awful

For a rich country, the U.S. has an unusually high child-poverty rate—and spends unusually little on children and families.<p>One measure of how much governments prioritize children and families is how much they spend on things like child allowances, daycare, and child-tax credits. Inside a longer …

Nearly 6% of Americans suffer from a mental illness doctors barely understand

As she wrote in an article for Newsday, some days she would be bedridden, unable to eat or speak to anyone; other times she would lash out in anger at people she cared about, or cut herself to feel some relief from her emotional pain.<p>"My daughter is losing her grip on reality, and I've never been …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

Ethnography

Did Wittgenstein use silly points to make profound ones?

Ludwig Wittgenstein, it is said, loved cricket. Curious, perhaps, for such a famously serious Austrian to have affection for so trivial and English a game, but I have a theory as to why.<p>Maybe he liked the game’s hypnotic rhythms, its genteel pace, the easy ebb and flow of an even match. Maybe his …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosopher of the month: Ludwig Wittgenstein

This June, the OUP Philosophy team are proud to announce that Ludwig Wittgenstein is their Philosopher of the Month. Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein …

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

Leadership

Neurosis isn’t a disorder—and it may be a prerequisite for greatness

It was the Scottish physician William Cullen who coined the term “neurosis” in 1769, but Sigmund Freud who popularized it as a way to describe a number of nerve disorders—distinct from the full mental break of psychosis, but debilitating nevertheless (including hysteria, phobias, depression, and …

Psychology

How Elizabeth Holmes' Billion-Dollar Drug Company, Theranos, Won by Playing the Long Game | Inc.com

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

Science shows gender neutral toys empower children, and possibly society at large

The days of pink and blue toy aisles may soon be a thing of the past, as toy manufacturers and big-box retailers move to eliminate gendered toy marketing.<p>While gender equality advocates hail these advances (myself included) as positive, others are less than enthusiastic—and downright …

Feminism

The Fictions Surrounding ADHD and the "Chemical Imbalance" Theory of Mental Illness

By Cortland Pffefer (with Irwin Ozborne)<p>Contributing writers for Wake Up World<p><i>The belief that increasing dopamine levels will alleviate ADHD symptoms</i> …

The Surprising Key to Your Child's Success

Science points to something truly surprising: the single most influential factor (among all other single factors) accounting for differences in education achievement is...<p>...the collective attributes of the other students with whom your child attends school - more than race, personal traits, family …