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Wittgenstein: Philosophy In An Hour

If we accept Ludwig Wittgenstein’s word for it, he is the last philosopher. In his view, philosophy in the traditional sense – as it had been known …

The golden age of female philosophy

Jonathan Wolff isn't the first person to be puzzled about why, though five quite well-known female philosophers emerged from Oxford soon after the war, few new ones are doing so today (How can we end the male domination of philosophy?, 26 November).<p>As a survivor from the wartime group, I can only …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connection

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon wrote in his timeless meditation on the subject, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> For Thoreau, friendship was one of life’s great rewards. But in today’s cultural …

Science

Bertrand Russell: the everyday value of philosophy

Clare Carlisle: Bertrand Russell – part 7: He saw philosophy as a way of life, insisting that questions of cosmic meaning and value have an existential, ethical and spiritual urgency<p>Many teachers and students of philosophy today feel that the subject is under threat – not only from funding cuts, …

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg: Lovely Illustrated Children’s Adaptation of Thoreau’s Philosophy, Full of Universal Wisdom for All

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her sublime meditation on presence vs. productivity. There is hardly a more enduring embodiment of this spirit than Henry David Thoreau, for whom the very definition of success rested on the ability to greet one’s …

5 Stories to Inspire Teachers to Never Let Anyone Steal Your Joy @coolcatteacher

MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers

Postsecondary Learning<p>MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers<p>By Dhawal Shah     Dec 22, 2013<p>CC BY 2.0 Flickr user *s@lly*<p><i>In November 2011 I was</i> …

Stop. Challenge. Choose. 12-Week Health Transformation

Health

Professional Development for Higher Ed

Professional Development

Student data privacy, competency-based learning among trends to watch in 2014

• Competency-based learning and vocational training are two of the big trends expected to make headlines in 2014.<br>• With student debt ballooning, loans …

Learning

7 Great Internet Marketing Tips for 2014

Market Smarter, Not Harder.<p>There are now tons of ways to market your business online, but just because you can do them all doesn’t mean you should. …

Matt Cutts

Judge upholds new Florida rules on tenure and student success

<i>This article has been updated with reactions.</i><p>An administrative law judge in Florida last week upheld new rules by the State Department of Education …

Marketing

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking

Hacking the Classroom: Beyond Design Thinking<p>Design Thinking is trending is some educational circles. Edutopia recently ran a design thinking for …

Free online MIT courses are an education revolution

<i>Online learning is the biggest shake-up of education since the advent of the printing press, says Anant Agarwal, an MIT computing specialist</i><p><b>You run</b> …

Resume Examples for Every Industry and Job | MyPerfectResume

Writing the perfect resume<br>has never been easier.<p>Just choose one of our job-winning designs and add our expert-written examples. In just 10 minutes, …

Employment

7 Inspiring TED Talks on the 21st Century Curriculum

A high-school math teacher, Dan Meyer says the experience of teaching within the set curriculum is like “[selling] a product to a market that doesn’t …

Thought this was funny:) Spirit Science and Metaphysics Spirit Science

Did you know hugs and affection can dramatically reduce blood pressure and improve the health of your heart? Hugging someone also releases oxytocin, which is also known as the feel-good hormone. This oxytocin chemical is actually somewhat contagious: "Studies have shown that children whose mothers have been given extra oxytocin have higher levels of the hormone themselves, i.e. solely as a result of the mother’s behaviour.” says neurophysiologist Jürgen Sandkühler, Head of the Centre for Brain Research at the Medical University of Vienna. A brief hug and 10 minutes of handholding with a romantic partner greatly reduce the harmful physical effects of stress, according to a study reported by the American Psychosomatic Society. Hugging has also been linked to improved memory due to the lowered stress levels. Hugging and showing love is more than just emotionally healthy for you, it can also scientifically improve the health of your body. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/hugging-health-valentines-day_n_2545226.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2003-03-09-hug-usat_x.htm http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/sex-and-love/5-health-reasons-make-time-cuddling http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/homepage/news-and-topstories/en/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3197&cHash=2fde5afa0b Spirit Science and Metaphysics Spirit Science

Anxious? Depressed? Try Greek philosophy

Crippled by social anxiety and burnt out after a decade of hedonism, Jules Evans eventually found inspiration from the ancient Greeks. Here he tells how 2,000-year-old words of wisdom transformed his life and equipped him to help others solve their modern-day problems<p>Growing up in the Nineties, my …

The Top 100 Most Social Human Resources Experts On Twitter

In 2012, 70% of the American working population is either actively disengaged or not engaged - per Gallup's most recent report. Active disengagement is costing U.S. companies an estimated $450 to $550 billion annually. Today, business leaders must collaborate with their Human Resource (HR) partners …

Why Teaching Makes You Smarter

We tend to think of thinking as something super solitary–but as Annie Murphy Paul observes in the Brilliant Report, cognition is a two-way street.<p>How so?<p>“Students enlisted to tutor others,” Paul reports, “work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more …