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Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Kids

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

Science says these 7 tactics will help you win any argument

After a highly controversial US election, you're likely to come in contact with someone you don't share the same views with.<p>It's easy for these calm discussions to turn ugly. If they involve family members, it can make the holidays especially stressful.<p>These are the most successful tactics to help …

Wall Street

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

Mindfulness

11 things to do in your 20s to become a millionaire by 30

"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasizes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has also studied over 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people. That applies to 20-somethings.<p>To help you reach the seven-figure mark by 30, we rounded up 11 pieces of advice …

Self-improvement

5 science-backed tips for spotting a lie

Wouldn't it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception, …

Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

Self-improvement

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Employment

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Edward Coles had a lot on his mind. In July 1814 he was private secretary to James Madison and spent his days managing the president’s business at a time of war. The United States had …

Black History

5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life

You're reading 5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Wellness

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

University of Michigan

When You Can't Afford to Make a Mistake, This’ll Keep You Sharp

<b>Peter Baumann</b> suggests that our <b>biases can get a bad rap</b>, but that <b>they’re essential</b>. He sees them as unconscious inclinations that we’ve developed …

Cognition

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Motivation

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," a term coined by Thomas C. Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires.<p>"From my research, I discovered …

Self-improvement

7 Habits That All Great Leaders Have | Inc.com

There's the popular image of great leaders involving lots of stern-faced seriousness and pointing confidently into the future, and then there's real-life great leadership. According to a host of experts, the two often look nothing alike.<p>The charismatic and ever-confident giver of rousing speeches …

Leadership

10 Shockingly Simple Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered why some people seem to have it all - success, happiness, money, love - and other people seem to lean into the struggle every single day? It's not just luck. They have habits that are different from everyone else, and they put those habits into regular practice.<p>The best part is, these …

Self-improvement

10 Words Smart People Always Use (and 7 They Never Do)

How many of the smart words do you use? And if none, here's why you should.<p>The rights words can motivate, inspire, and even change lives. The right words can turn an otherwise meaningless conversation into an unforgettable moment for your audience.<p>(And the wrong words can make you look dumb.)<p>In …

Psychology

'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming. Problem solving. Creative thinking. These are all words that are closely related to entrepreneurship. However, you would be surprised to know that even successful business owners and intrapreneurs hold themselves back …

Creativity

How to Make Sure Your Kids Have 'Grit,' Backed by Research

What makes kids persist? What gives them the “grit” to keep working hard in school, to get good grades and ultimately be successful in life?<p>A big …

Self-improvement

Photos of Halden Prison

Anders Breivik motioning in court.AP<p>Norway's prison system is known as one of the most humane in the entire world.<p>But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At …

Human Rights

10 signs you're burning out — and how to stop it

Even the best jobs can lead to burnout. The harder you work and the more motivated you are to succeed, the easier it is to get in over your head.<p>The prevalence of burnout is increasing as technology further blurs the line between work and home. New research from the American Psychological …

Emotional Intelligence

17 Verbal Habits of Highly Likable People | Inc.com

We all know a few people--probably just a few, actually--who win over everyone they meet. Their charisma is hard to quantify, and yet it makes others feel at ease and drawn to them.<p>How do they do it? One of two ways: either they're born with an instinct, or else they study what works best and …

Body Language

5 Things Mentally Tough People Don’t Do

Whether you are on the court or in the board room. <i>Mental strength</i> is demanded on a day to day basis for those in high profile positions. Athlete’s, …

Self-help

Let there be light: Handwritten draft of King James Bible reveals the secrets of its creation

Every great work of literature is a product of meticulous editing and revision. The King James is no exception<p>The King James Bible may well be the greatest work of literature ever written by committee—and now we know a bit more about the collaboration that produced it.<p>Jeffrey Allen Miller, an …

Literature

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart | Inc.com

A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. They succeed along many different dimensions of life--their friendships, their physical and mental …

Self-improvement

The insane reason why Chinese drivers intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit

As the girl's grandmother shouted, "Stop! You've hit a child!" the BMW's driver paused, then switched into reverse and backed up over the girl.<p>The woman at the wheel drove forward once more, crushing the girl for a third time.<p>When she finally got out from the BMW, the unlicensed driver immediately …

Crime

11 Psychological Tips to Get People to Help You

You don’t need to be the CEO to get people to listen to you.<p>Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you …

Psychology