Kathryn Oliver

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Real-life Mowgli woman reveals how she was raised in a cave, hunted by jaguars and even forced to kill a boy to survive while growing up in the Brazilian wilderness

• <b>Brazilian Christina Rickardsson, 35, grew up in a cave and killed birds to survive</b>• <b><br>As a child she begged on the streets and sold rice until she was</b> …

Human Rights

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

<b>2017, motherfuckers. Yeah! LET'S DO THIS.</b><p>"Do what?" you ask. I DON'T KNOW. <b>LET'S FIGURE THAT OUT TOGETHER, MOTHERFUCKERS.</b><p>Feel free to stop reading …

Fight Club

Students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

The idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or "learning style" – such as visually, orally, or by doing – is not supported …

Pedagogy

"Making it to the top, is not the same as making it at the top." - Tim Grover (@ATTACKATHLETICS) https://t.co/dtFce1bvbW

Dramatic Anatomical Drawings Comprised of Complex Hatched Colors by WanJim Gim | Colossal

<p>Seoul-based artist WanJim Gim illustrates the form and gesture of the human body using complex hatched layers of color and dramatic lighting. He …

How ‘The Moth’ Takes Stories from Stage to Podcast

<i>The Moth</i>’s podcast boasts over 44 million downloads a year, and the franchise has presented over 18,000 true stories, told live onstage, over the …

Breast Cancer

How to Become a Better Storyteller

Storytelling runs through the very heart of what it means to be human. In a very real sense, we’re all living out our own personal story, and …

Storytelling program helps teens overcome adversity

At first, the words didn't come to Alisha Jones.<p>Assigned to tell a story about the adversity she has faced in her young life, the 13-year-old had much to draw from: the pain of seeing her older brother jailed and the division it caused in her family. As she struggled to find the words to describe …

Writing

How to Increase Sales by Mastering the Art of Storytelling

Nothing keeps someone on the edge of their seat like a good story.That’s why people love to watch movies, read books, and binge-watch television …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

Time Management

These 5 Brain Hacks Will Help You Become More Grateful

Developing a gratitude mindset requires more than attitude. Here are 5 ways to make it a reflex.<p>As I wrote my book, "Top of Mind," I spent time studying how brains learn new habits. Specifically, I wanted to explore the science behind training your brain to practice new habits naturally and …

Happiness

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

How the South Korean language was designed to unify

‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation.<p>“Our husband is also a teacher,” my co-worker told me as she noisily slurped her soup. She was seated beside another colleague, who was slurping hers, too.<p>I was confused. Had I misheard her? Were …

Language

Death threats haunt Miss Iraq in wake of selfie controversy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly a month ago, Sarah Idan was in a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown representing Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. It was the first time in 45 years that Iraq had a contestant in the pageant.<p>"I was on cloud nine, I had been dreaming of that forever," said Idan, 27, an aspiring …

Middle East

5 Habits That Improve your Mental State, Motivation and Productivity

Most entrepreneurs have an intuitive understanding that mental health is important to the success of their business.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being an entrepreneur is a lonely, difficult journey. You're running your own business and dealing with the fact …

Mental Health

How Very Successful People Think Differently

Problems will arise. How you handle them is key.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Would you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?<p>I wish I had fewer problems in life.<br>• I wish I didn’t have to struggle so much in life.<br>• I wish I had the …

Motivation

Harness These 4 Habits to Bring an End to Your Procrastination Problem

Develop these habits to uproot the habit of procrastination without falling in the trap of restlessness.<p><i>How do I give up procrastination? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Awdhesh</b> …

Procrastination

6 Easy Ways to Become a People Person

How do you gain people skills?<p><b>Simple. By genuinely loving people.</b><p>Empathy, care, sensitivity in speaking, acting will naturally follow?<p>Except that it …

People Skills

This Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh Will Help You Let Go of Hate and Become More Compassionate

If you’re anything like me, you’re bothered by all of the uncertainty and tension in politics. Since the election of Donald Trump, there seem only to …

Account Suspended

15 Powerful Lao Tzu Quotes That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Learning

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

The Ancient Greeks May Have Helped Create China’s Terra Cotta Warriors

Marco Polo’s travels in the 13th century altered the course of Western civilization. The mindset of Europe changed from Eurocentric to outward …

Ancient History

What You Learn When You Finally Start Dating Someone Who Treats You Right

It is a markedly different experience to date someone who is kind, compassionate, loving, and present if you're used to dating jerks, or at least …

Emmy winners that you can stream on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO

The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out on Sunday night, Sept. 18. Not every winner is available to stream on demand at this time — <b>“The</b> …

Entertainment

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

Here's an idea for rich education reformers like Bill Gates: Listen to teachers

<b>To the editor:</b> As I get ready to retire next week after 52 years teaching, I reflect on the great and the terrible I have seen in education. My final observation is that nobody, including The Times, listens to the teachers, the professionals who know what is needed to improve education. ("Gates …

Education