Ellie Henriquez

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The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter

In 1985, we thought Einstein's brain wasn't much different from anyone else's. We were wrong.<p>We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with …

The Brain

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible

To achieve greatness, you need to be able to inspire excellence.<p>It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain …

Motivation

A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life—and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned while researching my book <i>The Happiness Track</i>, many widely-held theories about what it takes to be successful are proving to be …

Self-improvement

Poverty, Dropouts, Pregnancy, Suicide: What The Numbers Say About Fatherless Kids

The growing number of fatherless children in this country poses one of the the most serious problems in education today, according to best-selling author Alan Blankstein.<p>He has spent most of his life advocating for kids who struggle in school. He wrote <i>Failure is Not an Option</i>, a guide to creating …

fatherless

6 Things You'll Find the Smartest People Doing Every Day

You can be brainy and an intellectual, but that doesn't mean you're smart, like these people are.<p>You can be popular, talented, and brainy, but that doesn't mean you're smart (in an emotionally-intelligent sense). Ultimately, you'll find that smart people have keen insight into situations and …

Self-improvement

How Millennials Manage Other Millennials Effectively

It’s time we officially say goodbye to this notion that Millennials have a bad rep in the workplace. In fact, not only have they quickly become one of the largest generations in the labor force, but they’re also creating and running some of the most successful companies out in today’s market. …

Parents Who Do This Every Day Are (Unintentionally) Spoiling Their Kids

<i>Not</i> spoiling your kids is easier said than done. Many parents find themselves torn between wanting to discipline their children and caving into their …

Los Angeles Charter Uprising

Voters elect a pro-reform majority on the local school board.<p>One reason public schools in big cities are so lousy is union control of local school boards. This has long been true in Los Angeles, but last week charter-school advocates dealt a major blow to the failing status quo by winning a …

Los Angeles

Fleeing from swastikas in Germany, they found refuge at HBCUs in the Jim Crow south

I met Gabrielle when I lived in Washington, DC. She was a central figure in DC arts and progressive politics and she became like a mom to me and many …

Black History

Texas revives transgender ‘bathroom bill’ for public schools

AUSTIN, Texas — A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to …

Water breaches 'Doomsday' vault entrance, seeds unharmed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unseasonably warm temperatures last fall caused water to breach the entrance to the Arctic's so-called "Doomsday" seed vault, one of humanity's last hopes after a global catastrophe, the company that manages the vault said last week.<p>The Global Seed Vault is beneath the icy permafrost of …

North Pole

The 7 Best Oils For Your Face And Body

We go to the pharmacy, take a walk down the beauty aisle, and notice plenty of skin, hair, and nail products derived from oil. Using oil is often …

Neuroscience shows that our gut instincts about only children are right

Conventional wisdom has it that only children are smarter and less sociable. Parents, freed from the shackles of constantly settling sibling disputes, devote more time and money to the singleton, exposing them to a greater variety of higher-level activities (there’s a term for what happens when you …

Psychology

Eight ways parents can teach teens to be honest

My friend Jess stopped in her tracks outside her daughter’s bedroom door. Anna was on the phone, telling her eighth-grade classmate Julia that she had spent the day with her boyfriend. Jess knew that Anna had been with her, sorting through outgrown clothes and watching reruns of “Modern Family.”<p>As …

Parenting

Are You Criticizing Yourself? Buddhists Have a Message That You Need to Hear

Some of us blame ourselves way too much. Whether it’s our job, or relationship, it’s like our mind falls into the trap of thinking it’s always our …

Kids Notice Things Adults Completely Miss, New Research Says

Sometimes kids' "weakness" is actually a strength, according to recently published studies.<p>We usually assume that, as adults, we know more and can handle far more advanced cognitive tasks than our kids, but new research shows that our L.O.s may actually have the upper hand in <i>some</i> ways.<p>Two new …

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads

Are you facing a big decision? Are you stuck in a difficult spot? Answering these 5 questions will lead you to your best outcome.<p>A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a …

Leadership

Teachers cash in, big time, by putting lessons up for sale

Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning …

Trump launches military strike against Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States launched a military strike Thursday on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.<p>On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home …

Middle East

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Now This Is A Student Goal-Setting Strategy That May Actually Work

I posted “Everyone Is A Teacher” Is A New Engagement Strategy I’m Using & It Seems To Be Working earlier this week, and it was – rightfully, I think …

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election.<p>Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

"Millions of poor, disadvantaged students are trapped in failing schools."<p>So said President Trump at the White House recently. It's a familiar lament across the political spectrum, so much so that you could almost give it its own acronym : PKTIFS (Poor Kids Trapped In Failing Schools).<p>Where there's …

10 Things Happy People Don't Do When Life Becomes Difficult

Learn how to bounce back after life throws a knock-out punch<p>Challenging life events and difficult circumstances happen to everyone. No matter who you are or where you grew up, there will be multiple times in your life when every task feels like a struggle to complete. It's like you're swimming …

Self-help

Passing House Bill 610 would dismantle some of the strongest aspects of public education

I recently shared an article on my own Facebook page that was indicative of some of the proposed changes facing students and educators in House Bill …

Education

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

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Researchers have replicated a notorious social experiment that claimed to explain the rise of fascism

Remember that study from psychology class where participants were willing to shock people with excessively high voltage, just because a researcher told them to?<p>Well, a new paper published March 14 just announced that the famous Milgram Experiment has been replicated in Poland over 50 years since …

Psychology

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …