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Kolb's Theory of Learning Styles

Kolb's learning styles are one of the best-known and widely used learning style theories. Psychologist David Kolb first outlined his theory of …

Pedagogy

Discover Study Habits That Support Your Learning Style

Students learn in many ways, like seeing, hearing, and experiencing things first hand. But for most students, one of these methods stands out. A …

Language Learning

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, …

The Truth Is, Philosophy Rules Your World

If philosophy's main goal is to figure out what makes life worth living, it is also, by extension, a preparation for dying. Plato knew this and took it to heart. And now we can listen to him again, and learn something useful. The man who gave us philosophy as we know it is back, walking among us, …

Philosophy v science: which can answer the big questions of life?

<b>Julian Baggini</b> No one who has understood even a fraction of what science has told us about the universe can fail to be in awe of both the cosmos and of science. When physics is compared with the humanities and social sciences, it is easy for the scientists to feel smug and the rest of us to feel …

9 Mind-Expanding Books Of Philosophy That Are Actually Readable (A Guide To Practical Philosophy)

Very few people wake up and think “I need philosophy.” This is perfectly understandable. But of course, everyone has their own problems and are …

The philosophy shortlist: Our top 10 articles

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The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

6 Ways To Raise Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

We all probably know people, at work or in our personal lives, who are great at listening and helping us feel more hopeful and optimistic. Like me, …

Emotional Intelligence

Raising Vibrations

Meditation Beats Anxiety By Activating Certain Brain Regions, Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation -- nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts and emotions -- is known for its anxiety-busting powers, and now scientists are getting a better understanding of <i>why</i> it has this impact in the brain.<p>Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that meditation has effects on …

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Okay, admit it: Sometimes just the word meditate makes you anxious. One more thing for my to do list, I can't do it, it doesn't work, maybe when I have more time I will learn. Just the tension around the word defeats its blissful purpose.<p>That's why I spent the day with a meditation teacher who …

The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …