Megan Lozinski

15 Flips | 1 Magazine | @MeganLozinski | Keep up with Megan Lozinski on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Megan Lozinski”

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

But recently, Hewitt discovered something that surprised him.<p>"Well, I may have been wrong," he admits. "It may well be that the environmental boost …

The Deep Rooted Sexism In Literary Awards

Literature appears to have a woman problem.<p>As Seattle-based, British-born author Nicola Griffith recently documented, most major literary awards go …

Class Clown Or Gifted Student? It's A Matter Of Perspective

Who doesn't love a class clown? That perfectly timed joke about the ancient Greek poet looking nothing like Homer Simpson is fun for everyone. Unless you're the teacher ... trying to teach a lesson about the <i>Odyssey</i>.<p>As a teacher, the class clown is often your nemesis. I know this from experience: I …

Teaching

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

We know from research (and common sense) that people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders. They are able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward collective goals. They manage conflict with less fallout and build stronger …

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

Teens Who Stay Up Late Could Face Academic, Emotional Problems Later On

Teens who stay up late on school nights -- whether it be due to homework, chatting online with friends or late sports practices -- may experience more academic <i>and</i> emotional problems than their peers who are earlier to bed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the University of California, …

What Your Favorite Books Tell You About Your Writing

by Marcy McKayFour novels sit on my desk at all times: <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>A Prayer for Owen Meany</i>, <i>The Lovely Bones</i>, and <i>The Book Thief</i>.There are …

The 18 Saddest Short Stories You’ll Ever Read—And They’re Only Two Sentences Each

They told me they could save either my wife or my son.<br>They were wrong.<p>After months of waiting he finally saw his wife.<br>He’d never been happier but he …

Amazing Friendship Between a Bear, Lion, and Tiger Who All Live Peacefully Together

Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) are not known for being the closest of friends, but the trio known as the BLT is the exception to that rule, being the only bear, lion, and tiger in the world who live in the same enclosure. Baloo the American Black Bear, Leo the African Lion, and Shere Khan the …

For women in sports journalism, social media 'can be an ugly place'

In previous decades, a woman in sports journalism would have to learn to navigate the treacherous men's locker room.<p>She knew the rules: Develop skin as thick as a rhinoceros callous. Never look down. Be ready with a quick comeback if a male athlete — or male colleague — tries to humiliate you. …

Social Media

If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice<p>Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. …

Teaching

This 11-Year-Old Girl Started A Project To Get More Diverse Books In Schools

"If you have something in common with the characters, you'll always remember and learn a lesson from the book."

Why Teen Phone Use Is Changing--and How to Change With It | Inc.com

Minecraft is more popular than Facebook. Surprised?<p>Such data finds will shock many Millennials--and most people over 30--for whom Facebook signaled the rise of Web2.0. But, for many teens, Facebook is a hallmark of the past; halfway between Xerox and their new iPhone 6S.<p>Understanding how teens …

Apps

It's not just hormones

A teenage girl is a force of nature, with emotions so powerful they shock even her. In this exclusive excerpt, psychotherapist Lisa Damour uses neuroscience to help parents – and anyone perplexed by teenage girls – understand what's really going on in their heads<p><i>The following is an excerpt from the</i> …