Fred Pacific

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The Best Charter School Cannot Hold a Candle to the Worst Public School

There are good charter schools.I admit that.There are bad public schools.I admit that, too.But if one had to choose between the worst public school …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid school lunches and had a weekend job at a local bakery. I was not surrounded by much ambition or inspiration.<p>But I knew the life I was given was …

Why Regular Mealtimes And A Big Breakfast Are So Important To Keeping You Healthy

Our circadian rhythms–which control everything from our digestion patterns to our tendency for certain diseases–depend on it.<p>Our caveperson ancestors, sometimes cited as healthy eaters we should emulate, never sat down to lunch at noon every day. Why should we?<p>The answer is that eating at irregular …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Neuroscience

Tony Robbins: Want Success? Rewire Your Mind.

7 min read<p>Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>Tony Robbins is in the business of breakthroughs. He helps people achieve personal and professional breakthroughs with his wildly popular motivational seminars, his life strategy coaching to CEOs, U.S. Presidents and billionaire hedge fund managers, …

Business Strategy

How to do the most work in the shortest time

We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest …

Time Management

How good sleep became a game-changer for the NBA's best players

Sleep is most definitely in, especially now, during the Finals.<p>The Cavs' LeBron James sleeps as much as 12 hours a day.<p>His teammate J.R. Smith has seen his game markedly improve since being traded from the Knicks early last year, because, in his words, "there's no late nights" in Cleveland.<p>On the …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

Can't Sleep? Try These 5 Tips

Would you like to get more from your six hours of sleep than what others get from a full eight hours? Did you know that quality sleep is the magic behind effective weight loss, a more youthful appearance, decreased risk of stroke, better mental health, better memory and more?<p>When I interviewed …

These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

The Brain

New Imaging Study Shows How Schizophrenic Brains Regenerate

A new study points the way toward future new therapies and maybe even, eventually, a cure.<p>To say that cures are rarely discussed within the context of mental illness would be an understatement. The reality is much closer to <i>never</i> and this becomes even more true as the mental illness in question …

The Brain

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - Cultivating Young Readers

Summer is coming. Book lists are already online. As a parent, I was determined to cultivate a love of reading in my children. Reading is something I love to do and so I was committed to ensuring that my kids appreciate and understand the power of language to convey and express concepts. Language is …

This Neuroscience Researcher Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You A Happier Person

Do you want to develop an upward spiral effect? If so, then this content is for you. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that …

Self-improvement

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

Motivation

Psychologists Reveal One Of The Best Ways To Boost Your Mood

It's not what you may think.<p>When we're having a rough day, many of us tend to treat ourselves to some form of retail therapy, a favorite dessert or going out with friends in hopes of feeling better.<p>But a new study published in the journal Emotion last week suggests that treating ourselves is no …

How to Make Stuff Happen (My 5 Step Success Strategy)

Have you ever looked at other successful people and wondered "Just how do they make stuff happen so quickly?"<p>I have, and it's something I've studied over time. In fact, I've even seen it in my own pursuits.<p>Whether it's getting a start up off the ground, launching a passion project or even getting …

This Is What Happens When You Wake An Hour Earlier

What if I told you there is a way to increase productivity, lessen stress, improve your health with exercise, and look better every day? Would you be …

7 Ways Productive People Stay Focused

A few simple changes can help you get more work done in less time.<p>Technology offers constant distractions. Text messages, emails, and advertisements constantly bid for your attention. And if you're like most people, you fall prey to these distractions.<p>A recent report by Microsoft claims the average …

Time Management

The Most Important Skill you can Ever Learn!

The single most important skill you will ever learn is in itself an oxymoron. It is dependent on your ability to vanquish procrastination and achieve something today with view to tackling the unknown that comes tomorrow. <b>As I've written previously it requires the drive to tackle the modern world</b> …

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In an interview, he highlighted three take-home messages from his book:<p><i>Forgetting isn't always bad.</i> Most of the time, it’s natural and essential to …

Are You Guilty of Wasting Your Time This Way?

The top 10 time wasters we are all guilty of and what we should do about it.<p>When you want to be productive but you don't know what to do, or you want to be effective but you keep getting distracted, you end up wasting a lot of time.<p>The way to put a stop to our biggest time wasters is to identify …

Time Management

'Finally, I decided to do it': How a TODAY staffer lost 50 pounds in 5 months

He's been called the "Magic Mike" of stage managers, and personally singled out for his charm by our very own Kathie Lee and Hoda.<p>But it wasn't overnight that TODAY's 31-year-old stage manager Yosef Herzog lost 50 pounds and turned into the fitness guru that he is today. It required a lot of hard …

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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About Sleep In 2015

Scientists dove deeper into the mystery of sleep this year.<p>Arianna Huffington has shared the big idea that she thinks will define 2016 -- and it's probably not what you would expect.<p>"Sleep. That's right, sleep!" Huffington wrote in a Dec. 16 blog post. "How much and how well we sleep in the coming …

When Girls Compulsively Text, Their Grades Suffer

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Bill Clinton

Fox News - Clear and Present Danger to America

Last week, I went over to my parent's house for dinner. It was the day of the Oregon school shooting. Fox News was on – Fox News is ALWAYS on.<p>I …

Gun Control

Some Excellent Web Tools to Give Students A Voice in Class

September 24, 2015<br>At the core of progressive pedagogy is the empowerment of students by giving them a voice in class and making them part of the …

Education Technology

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Assignments in Google Classroom

September 22, 2015<br>Google Classroom allows you to easily create, share and collect assignments with your students paperlessly. Being integrated with …

7 Google Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

<b>2- Inbox</b><p>Inbox is a versatile app created by Gmail team to provide users with an enhanced email experience. The app provides some cool functionalities …