Janice Dixon

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5 Educational Concepts We Need To Eliminate In 2017

As we come to the end of another year, it is time once again to think about the changes we will make in the next 12 months. The world of education is …

Achieve Your Goals: Research Reveals a Simple Trick That Doubles Your Chances for Success

We all have goals. And what's the first thing most of us think about when we consider how to achieve them?<p><i>"I need to get motivated."</i><p>The surprising thing? Motivation is exactly what you don't need. Today, I'm going to share a surprising research study that reveals why motivation isn't the key to …

Columbia University

Why the First and Most Important Person You Need to Lead Is Yourself | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>Every business needs a leader who can cultivate a …

Self-improvement

Liberty Church MS

7 ways to nurture creativity

As a creative person at a startup or larger company, it feels surreal to do what you love and belong to a team that’s pursuing a worthwhile endeavor.<p>Chances are, you were hired because you possess the traits of ownership, autonomy, creativity, and grit. Owning your output, shipping on time, and …

5 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Start Writing by Simone Smith

I get so many tweets, messages and emails from Bang2writers wanting to “start” writing but THEY JUST CAN’T ‘cos … <b>reasons!!</b> Look, no one ever said it …

Creative Writing

52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

Motivation

New Treeline Striped Cardigan

Back in the very early days of the Purl Bee when we had about a dozen readers, a quarter of whom were our mothers, we posted a pattern for a sweater …

Purl Soho

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NPR launches new science podcast, 'Hidden Brain'

WASHINGTON (AP) - NPR's newest podcast may help listeners think differently about the way they think.<p>"Hidden Brain" is available for download …

Science

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

7 Metrics For Successful Leaders -- How Do You Measure Up?

Do you consider yourself successful? This question came up during a recent business dinner with a group of leaders, and the collective response caught me off guard.<p>While I simply thought, “Yeah, I guess,” others went on explaining the flaws that hampered their success. Although I considered …

Success

Exploring Germany’s northernmost island

Tiny Sylt presents a different side to Germany, driven by laid-back attitudes and old fashioned traditions that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.<p>Unlike most German clichés of traditional lederhosen, loud football fans and great beer, Germany’s northernmost island of Sylt presents a …

European Travel

5 Magazines for Science Teachers

<i>“My mission is to share my story and passion for S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education with our future explorers—help inspire them to dream big, bold dreams and help get them the tools so they can make those dreams become a reality. They will then have opportunities</i> …