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9 Ways to Be There for a Friend, Without Giving Advice

Some years after my decision to divorce, I thanked my parents for not pressuring me one way or the other on the “stay-or-go” issue. Making that hard …

Self-help

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

The 16-Second Trick for Calming the Heck Down (No Matter Where You Are)

You woke up to a leak in the kitchen, narrowly avoided a fender bender en route to the office and now you have 50 “urgent” emails to weed through …

School districts struggle when hiring new teachers. A new study suggests L.A. has found a better way

Every spring and summer, America’s school districts face a critical challenge: hiring a batch of new teachers.<p>For some districts, the first problem …

Ten Steps to Freeing Yourself From Your Worry

Are you dwelling on negative thoughts about the future and predicting that dire or terrible things will happen? Do you lose sleep because of your …

Self-help

She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

DAEGU, South Korea — Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She’d been pardoned for her crimes, and she’d tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

North Korea

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Watch This Video Of Trump Talking About Women And Try Not To Punch Something

The way Trump speaks to women has always been appalling<p>As powerful man after powerful man gets outed as a predator, let’s not forget the head …

Donald Trump

‘It’s not my thing’: A history of Trump’s shifting relationship with the LGBT community

For decades leading up to President Trump’s Wednesday tweets announcing a ban on transgender people in the military, the businessman-turned-politician has approached the LGBT community on nonideological terms.<p>Trump’s relationships with LGBT people, and his evolving positions on issues, have been …

LGBTQI

Book Review: Learning Transformed #LT8Keys - Cooper on Curriculum

Shares 178<p>It was about a year ago when I was first told that Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray were writing a book for ASCD, based on eight specific ways …

Education Technology

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

Support the news<p><i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has</i> …

Dear Evan Hansen

This New Study Confirms Our Sneaking Suspicion That Women Are Given Harder Job Interviews Than Men

No, you weren't imagining it: A new study, published last week in the <i>Journal of Social Sciences</i> and reported by the <i>Telegraph</i>, confirmed something about job interviews that we've long harbored a sneaking suspicion about. As it turns out, in addition to worrying about issues like the wage gap and …

Job Interviews

Scientists Use Ancient DNA to Identify Bizarre Species That Baffled Darwin

What has a body like a humpless camel, legs like a skinny rhino, and a face like the short-trunked saiga antelope? Until only recently, the accepted …

Evolution

This Amazing Map Fills a 500-Million Year Gap in Earth's History

Tectonics of our ancient world.<p>Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old, with life first appearing around 3 billion years ago. To …

Earth Science

How medical marijuana can help those with ADD and ADHD focus

The chronic condition is treatable, though not curable<p>Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects over three million people per year.<p>From hyperactivity to impulses and inattentiveness, ADD and ADHD are most common in …

Cannabis

People with creative personalities literally do see the world differently

What is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something new, something different, something the artist saw that we did not?<p>As Pablo Picasso put it:<p>The idea that some people see more possibilities than …

Creativity

A CEO and founder shares 9 tough skills that will improve all aspects of your life

<i>"Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays strong."  —  Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, never stop reaching for new heights …

Self-improvement

You Deserve to Chill: How to Create Space to Heal and De-stress

<b>“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne</b><p>Why do we stress ourselves out? Why is it that being productive and …

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12 Quotes From Zen Masters That Will Help You to Stop Overthinking Everything

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

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The age when you hit 'peak loneliness' – and other life milestones

A new study has found that 35 is the age at which men feel the most lonely. But when might you feel the most creative or content?<p>Everybody has to peak sometime. We’re all vaguely aware of this. The problem is that science has taken that vague “meh” of life’s slide and is increasingly converting it …

Middle Age

Here's How You Can Use Meditation To Change Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

Mindfulness

Let's Put Creativity Back Into Math

First Person<p>—Image by Flickr user Brad Flickinger, licensed under Creative Commons.<p>Math has gotten a bad rap. I would go so far as to say that many …

Teaching

8 Ways to Get Middle School Students to Care About Their Grades

Fifteen years ago, I stepped into my classroom excited and full of energy. I couldn’t wait to change lives and make a difference. Then several years …

Pedagogy

How To Explain Feminism To A 5-Year-Old

When I was about 7, I attended a party at a family friend’s home in a nearby town. My parents, both physicians, tended to make friends with other physicians in their community, and all of us kids, well, we just tried to occupy ourselves as best we could down in the basement with whatever toys and …

Feminism

The inventors of the Pill decided women should still bleed every month

Menstruation marketing<p>At some point, the scientists who invented hormonal contraception decided that women still needed a period every month. And it …

Women's Health

The Time-Management Hack I Wish I Had Known When I Was 25 | Inc.com

"Tell me the single most important piece of advice you have ever been given."<p>As a life-long learner, this is one of my favorite questions to ask some of my most influential and interesting clients. I once posed this question to Rob Wiltbank, CEO of Galois Inc., which uses applied mathematics to …

Time Management

Why Do So Many Managers Avoid Giving Praise?

One of the most difficult parts of a manager’s job is giving feedback. In a survey of 7,631 people, we asked whether they believed that giving negative feedback was stressful or difficult, and 44% agreed. When talking with managers about giving feedback we often hear comments such as, “I did not …

Self-help

A Seventh Grader Shut Down a Trump Supporter After He Criticized Free Speech

Luke Macannuco is 13 years old.<p>A seventh grader in Winchester, Massachusetts, is getting nationwide praise for writing his local newspaper in response to a Trump backer who didn't support a town's local initiative to curb hate speech and behavior. Even Chelsea Clinton retweeted his words.<p>Recently, …