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How to deal with rejection

Back in 2015, researchers at Michigan University asked a group of depressed people and a group of non-depressed people to view the photos and profiles of hundreds of other adults in an online dating scenario. Participants indicated those they were interested in. Then, whilst their brains were being …

Talking Sexy: 5 Rules that Inspire Full Sexual Expression. {Adult}

From 500 miles away she asks me for an orgasm.<p><i>“What would you do to me?”</i> she says.<p>I panic, but manage to speak…<p><i>“Between my thumb and first finger I</i> …

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

47 Books You Should Add To Your Shelf, According To Poet Rupi Kaur

The provocative artist and poet shares her list.<p>Rupi Kaur has vision beyond her years.<p>At 24, the Indian-Canadian artist and poet decided to create a menstruation-themed photo series for a college project. She posted one now-famous photograph to Instagram, showing herself lying on a bed facing the …

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The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

A decade haunted by mass poverty, violent extremism and world war gives us one crucial advantage: the chance to learn the era’s lessons and avoid its mistakes<p>Even to mention the 1930s is to evoke the period when human civilisation entered its darkest, bloodiest chapter. No case needs to be argued; …

Prince Charles

More Teamwork, Less Group Work: 27 Ways To Build A Team

<b>More Teamwork, Less Group work: 27 Ways To Build A Team</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>Teamwork can be an effective way to encourage classroom camaraderie and to …

Team Building

Exercising in Your 40s, 50s, 60s, and Beyond

You’re getting older.<p>And with aging comes a certain amount of change, especially when it comes to your body.<p>Activities that you could easily do in …

Yoga

How to tell if your child's educational needs are being met at school

As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for your child to learn the …

Pedagogy

How curiosity changes the brain to enhance learning

The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to learn information about that topic. New research publishing online October 2 in the Cell …

How to Avoid the Worst Writing Tropes with Author and Literary Agent Jennie Goloboy

Comcastrodors, please welcome Jennie Goloboy. Jennie, an author of both fiction and non-fiction, has a PhD in the History of the American …

One week later: A message to the Muslim children left fatherless

<i>Amira Elghawaby is the communications director at the National Council of Canadian Muslims</i><p>To the 17 boys and girls who have lost their fathers in a senseless act of hateful violence: I'm sorry Canadians failed you.<p>Despite our best efforts to alert decision-makers that we feared the rise of …

The psychological benefits of giving up on cleaning and embracing the mess

We keep trying to tidy up. We declutter our closets, organize our schedules, carefully file our email, and meticulously plan our vacations.<p>As an economist, I think this is a mistake. I appreciate a tidy kitchen as much as the next person—that magazine-shoot minimalism, with clean lines of spruce …

Minimalism

13 books all communicators should read

<b></b>If the cold weather and limited daylight hours have you searching for communications inspiration, check out some of these brilliant books for fresh …

8 Questions To Help You Actually Manifest Everything You've Ever Wanted

<i>Manifest the year of your dreams by going inward. Renew You 2017 is a month of mindfulness during which we’ll share content that guides you to create</i> …

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha's, According to Neuroscience

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump | The panel

Since Kellyanne Conway spoke of ‘alternative facts’, Nineteen Eighty-Four has hit the No 1 spot in Amazon’s book sales chart. So, is the age of Newspeak here?

Donald Trump

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” and the Poet’s Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,”</i> Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating what poetry does. <i>“Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock,”</i> …

The 100 best nonfiction books: the story so far

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

Literature

The Fogg Method Is the 3-Step Technique for Changing Behavior

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Will Power

5 Things I’ve Learned by Writing Every Day

I started writing daily to prove to myself that I could. Along the way, I learned a few things that surprised me.<p>5 things I’ve learned by writing …

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Photography

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you’ll LOVE this post.<br>I’ve personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out …

A Simple Meditation Practice That Will Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Anxiety

We can all agree that humans are creatures of habit. Whether it’s driving to work, having breakfast or meeting friends, we tend to stick the same …

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Writing

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

Keep It Clean at Every Meal With These Recipes

Following a meal plan to learn the basics of eating clean is a great way to jump-start your healthy life. But when the plan ends, you're going to need some extra recipes to keep your new habits going, especially if you commit to eating the 80/20 way. Just to review: that's eating clean 80 percent …

10 Dystopian Novels To Read Right Now

Dystopia now<p>Thanks to the incoming president and a Republican Congress which is trying to take healthcare away from millions of Americans, it's fair to say that our reality is looking more and more dystopian every day. So, while we can't recommend strongly enough that you take action to try and …

Books

The Best Soups to Make When You Don't Have Time to Cook

There comes a time every winter when you peer into your pantry and declare enough is enough… No. More. Pasta. Sure, it's the staple dish in a busy …

Harvard Graduate School of Education Collection (DASH) | Harvard Online Learning Portal

Introduction<p>The Harvard Graduate School of Education Collection contains nearly 300 scholarly articles and dissertations available freely to readers …