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The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Critical Thinking

“Knowledge” & Bloom’s Pyramid

There’s been a recent flurry of activity by some to redesign Bloom’s Taxonomy by questioning whether “knowledge” should be at the bottom. Personally, …

Teaching

Dutch kids aren’t stressed out: What Americans can learn from how the Netherlands raises children

<b>Balance tech with time together (Getty/Imgorthand)</b><p>UNICEF rated Dutch children the happiest in the world, and American kids aren’t even in the top 25. Here’s why<p>Rina Mae Acosta • Michele Hutchison<p>March 26, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>An adapted excerpt from “The Happiest Kids in the World” by Rina Mae Acosta & …

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

How to Write a Business Plan: A Step-by-Step Guide [Examples + Template]

How to Write a Business Plan• Write an executive summary.<br>• Describe your company and business model.<br>• Analyze your market's conditions.<br>• Explain your product …

Small Business

How to create meaning when you feel like your life is lacking it

The question that brings equal parts wonder and terror to our feeble minds. Why are we here? What is the point of it all? What is the meaning of life?<p>Well, fortunately, I figured it out while I was at the gym this morning. I'm pretty sure it's a ham sandwich. And no, I'm not saying that just …

Self-improvement

5 exercises every fit guy must do

What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being strong enough for whatever you want to do. If you want to rock climb like a boss, you …

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Sleep Meditation for Energy Healing

This beautiful sleep meditation will help you drift to sleep with the power of your own positive healing energy. So that you can wake up feeling …

Meditation

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017

Community<p>16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2017<p>Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com<p>It’s …

Education Technology

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot of red ink.<p>That is to say, you're probably making a <i>ton</i> of mistakes every single day that can sabotage your productivity and happiness. Think drinking …

Time Management

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

Mental Health

The new year total-body reconstruction plan

<b>Duration</b> 60<p><b>Exercises</b> 6-8<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>So you're on the resolution wagon and looking for a jump start program? You've come to the right place. The …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

Morality

Schools aren't startups and kids aren't consumers

The Los Angeles Unified School District will wrestle with enormous challenges in the year ahead. It's on the brink of financial insolvency, enrollment is dropping, and its board is about to hire a new superintendent to fix these fiscal problems.<p>The new superintendent will face more than money …

Education

Five alternative careers for teachers

Teacher Network,Career advice,Education,Australian education,US education,Schools,Teaching,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Work & careers,Teachers' workload,Work-life balance,Education,Guardian Careers<p>From working in a museum to corporate training, if you decide to leave teaching your skills …

Education

9 innovative schools looking to redefine public education in the U.S.

Public schools are often criticized for not keeping up with student needs — and that's hard to refute.<p>In a world of constant change, the majority of …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

A 35-Minute Yoga Class to Strengthen Your Legs and Butt

There's nothing like that stretched-out, super-relaxed feeling you get after an hour of moving to the rhythm of our breath during a yoga class. But …

Yoga

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

Six Workout Shortcuts to Keep You on Track During the Holidays

Remember: Doing something, fitness-wise, is better than doing nothing.<p><i>Every year I get to the holidays and fail miserably on maintaining my running and strength workouts. Between family, parties, and all the other chaos, I lose my way. Do you have any tips for staying on track this holiday season?</i> …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30

To lay the foundation for a fulfilling career, turn to these classic titles.<p>Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …