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Cormac McCarthy Explains the Unconscious

This past week, the novelist Cormac McCarthy published the first nonfiction piece of his career, a three-thousand-word essay titled “The Kekulé Problem,” in the popular science magazine <i>Nautilus</i>. It is studded with suggestive details about the anatomy of the human larynx, what happens to dolphins …

This Guy Made a Fascinating Documentary About Secretly Tracking His Stolen Phone

We hope this has never happened to you, but sometimes, things get stolen—things that are important to us. Cell phones are a major target for thieves, …

I <3 you: meet the NYU professor whose love course is becoming a phenomenon

Psychiatrist Megan Poe’s class on the topic has tripled in size in two years. One of her key lessons: romantic love is just a piece of the puzzle<p>Dr Megan Poe has been obsessed with the subject of love since childhood – and now her pet topic is blossoming into a mini-phenomenon. The 42-year-old …

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How to practice effectively…for just about anything”

I’m adding this new lesson and video from TED-Ed to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: …

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

Mental Health

I Am the Panic Button on Your Car Key, and Life Is Chaos!

Hello. We've met. You might not know me by name, but you definitely know what I look like: small, red, ignored. I live on your key fob. I am the panic button on your car key, and I am here to tell you that I exist because the universe is nothing but a phantasmagoria of chaos beneath a thin, brittle …

A Single Hour After Work May Just Change Your Life

<i>You forgot to set your wake-up alarm. As you slowly come to consciousness, you begin to panic as you realize that you’re going to be extremely late</i> …

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

And don’t worry—creating a personal bullet journal isn’t as overwhelming as it seems on Instagram.<p>Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of …

Productivity

50 Beginning Of The School Year Procedures For A Stress-Free Classroom

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Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting

Most educators don’t leave the classroom for higher pay.<p>At every stage, getting and keeping teachers in U.S. classrooms has become a challenge. Longtime teachers are retiring while mid-career and novice teachers are leaving for other pursuits. According to the National Center for Education …

For Women Runners, There's Always One Huge Concern

<i>(Photo: MS YAPR/Getty Images)</i><p>By Gabriella Paiella<p>I'll never know if my reaction was misplaced paranoia or if I was in real danger, but, either way, it wasn't unusual for me to feel the way I did -- women think about their safety every time they set off for a run. And the assaulted or murdered …

Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things'

Novelists have always put their heroines through awful ordeals. But over time, these tribulations change. Where the 19th Century was filled with fictional women trapped in punishing marriages — think of <i>Middlemarch</i> or <i>The</i> <i>Portrait of a Lady</i> — today's heroines face trials that are bigger, more …

8 writing lessons from Michelle Obama's DNC speech

Great oratory magnifies the lessons of great writing. Written for the ear, memorable speeches tend to use certain rhetorical devices — such as …

10 pictures that show your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables

I realized, though, that part of the problem was that I didn't really understand how much we were talking about. What does a daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables look like? I decided to find out, once and for all. Here are 10 photos of fruits and vegetables, each one a complete daily …

These Instagrammers’ Bullet Journals are organizational masterpieces

I’ve struggled with staying organized for as long as I have been accountable to others. In college, I used a very specific Moleskine planner that combined calendar pages with note-taking space. In the working world, I switched to a digital calendar, but no combination of systems, apps, or programs …

Productivity

23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year

Dominate with these helpful productivity tips.<p>Dominate with these helpful productivity tips.<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get notifications for everything from emails to …

Productivity

Sleep Time+: Sleep Cycle Alarm by Azumio Inc.

Fall asleep quicker and wake up refreshed!<br>- Understand your sleep cycles and sleep quality<br>- Fall asleep to soothing soundscapes<br>- Measure resting …

It's sexist to tell a woman she looks 'tired' at work - and here's why 

“Are you alright Radhika? You look quite tired. Are you ill? Late night?”<p>These are the responses I tend to elicit when I walk into the office wearing no make-up. On the occasions when I do decide to stick on a bit of powder and mascara, the reaction is quite different.<p>“You look nice today. Did you …

How Public Schools Demand Failure and Perpetuate Poverty

Viewed broadly, schooling is an ineffective vehicle for social transformation and instead upholds the status quo. A pernicious consequence of the …

Education

5 Innovative Ways To Create Positive Classroom Culture

Here are five different things that I’ve done in my own classroom that’s helped build a positive culture in both my 5th grade classroom and middle …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Teen’s Smart-BagPack concept could improve grades, save parents money

Every parent can recall a time when their child forgot something at home, left something at school, or forgot to turn in homework. Alex Pissinou …

Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Make the World 'Thrive'

Hollywood loves to give us stories of super-intelligent robots running wild with their orders. And we love to watch these stories. If artificial …

7 Big Ideas That Will Define Business in 2016

Advances in tech and new thinking about employment issues mean that work won't be the same.<p>The workplace is changing quickly--and so are the rules that define it. And while much of this change is related to new technology, some of it stems from long-rooted issues that are just now coming to a head. …

5 ways to turn a worksheet into a collaborative critical-thinking activity

Worksheets: we all have to give them, we all hate doing it. Here are<b> 5 no prep ways</b> you can turn just about any lower level thinking or rote practice …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

Finland’s teachers -- with less stress and more free time -- collaborate naturally

I was 21 and naïve. I had been offered a long-term job as a computer teacher at an urban elementary school outside of Boston, and I jumped at the …

Teaching