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Being fat is 'all in the brain' and that's why you can't lose weight

"Eat less, move more" must rank among the most misleading pieces of dieting advice ever offered. Not only does the adage minimise the difficulties of …

What If High School Were More Like Kindergarten?

Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.<p>I have a strange-looking, handmade bust of Yoda sitting atop my desk at school. I made this statue in a high-school art class because the teacher asked us to create a life-like bust of a human face. While molding my sculpture, …

High School

Income Volatility: A Big Driver Of Inequality

Being poor isn’t easy. As in, seriously isn’t easy. Trying to balance all the problems that come about is almost impossible, and that’s according to well-educated and accomplished people I’ve spoken with who just went through a multi-hour <i>simulation</i> of poverty. As one lawyer, who was sure she could …

Maternity Leave vs ME-Ternity Leave: Its No Vacation

<b>It’s no secret that the United States’ maternity leave laws are some of the worst in the world.</b> New mothers barely have time to get settled into …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

The Deeply Frightening Symptom That Finally Convinced Me To Get Help

It is 7:40 am. I wake up five minutes before my alarm clock, feeling generally well-rested. I have two cups of coffee, read the news, and check my …

Sacred Mysteries: The meaning of the 'name’ of God

The meaning of the clause in the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed be thy name” is not self-evident. But I thought I knew what it meant, having said it quite a few times over the past few decades.<p>I had connected it with two things. One is that the name stands for the person named. God is more than a person, …

25 Parenting Hacks On Instagram That Are Borderline Genius

There's a lot more on Instagram than just selfies.

Dear travelers to Spain: please don’t come visit until you understand these 9 things

1. Let’s start with the basics: Spain is not Mexico.<p>This is like assuming the US and the UK are basically the same just because they speak the same …

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

In 2013, educator and writer Jessica Lahey wrote a convincing piece for <i>The Atlantic</i> in which she argued that her introverted students needed to learn …

Teaching

The words still came out of his mouth

Professor Cameron Johnston was giving the introductory lecture in a social science course at York University, Toronto, and talking about the …