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Timeless Wisdom & the Science of Happiness: To Change Your Life, Change Your Mind (Not Others…)

“<i>The mind is everything; what you think, you become.</i>” ~ BUDDHA<p>Thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then …

Happiness

Meet the Next Generation of Terrorists Who Support ISIS

The documentary Among the Believers provides an eye-opening behind the scenes portrait of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, which trains young …

Virginia Woolf on Why the Best Mind Is the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”<p>In addition to being one of the greatest writers and most expansive minds humanity ever produced, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was …

How to Use Twitter to Optimize Your Blogger Outreach Campaigns

While influencer marketing skyrockets in popularity, many marketers are left swimming in its murky waters, trying to figure out how to do blogger …

Our Ultimate Guide to Burning Belly Fat Fast

If you’re anything like me, you likely want to lose weight and get a flatter stomach to make your pants feel looser, boost your confidence in a …

3 Modern Misconceptions of Spirituality.

The condemnation of spiritual practices is rampant among those who herald modern rationalism as their savior. However, many of their standard …

'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

<i>Part One Of Two. (Read Part Two here.)</i><p>"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But …

What is Education For? – The Data Trap – Denise Cook

Two recent education news stories, the proposal to introduce ‘base-line testing’ for 4 year olds*, and the argument about whether 40% of PGCE …

Creating a Problem-Solving Team

“If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”<br>Albert Einstein<p>I often …

New Yamanashi liberal arts college seeks to put students in 'zone' of critical thinking

Michael Lacktorin, founding dean of a unique new college at Yamanashi Gakuin University in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, says his most important role …

Conceptualising and measuring collaborative critical thinking on asynchronous discussion forums: Challenges and possible solutions

<b>Nazanin Ghodrati</b>Published Online: April 15, 2015<b>Full Text: HTML, PDF</b><b>Abstract:</b> <i>The use of asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) is thought to assist in</i> …

Pledge of Allegiance Incident Proves We Need More Critical Thinking

A middle school girl is scolded, embarrassed and banished from the classroom for refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance in Pennsylvania. And what makes this story even more disturbing is that she was refused medical care by a school nurse because of it.<p>The American Humanist Association, an …

6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills

April 19, 2015<br>In today’s post we have curated for you a collection of some wonderful iPad games to boost students critical thinking skills and …

Education Technology

What psychology tells us about student achievement — and how it is ignored

Modern school reform has focused primarily on “accountability” measures — or, how to hold students, teachers, principals, schools and districts “accountable” for higher standardized-test scores, but, unfortunately has failed to look at many of the real problems children face in their classrooms.<p>The …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

University of Alberta

Which Celebrities Were Quickest to Endorse Hillary Clinton?

From RuPaul to Carole King.<p><b>Hillary Clinton</b> officially launched her campaign for president on Sunday afternoon, ending some two years of will-she-or-won’t-she speculation. Sunday’s announcement was met with a wide swath of reactions, from Clinton fatigue to outright glee.<p>In the happy camp are a …

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

Astronomy

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that conditions on the red planet were too cold and arid for liquid water to exist, although there were known to be deposits of ice.<p>Prof Andrew Coates, head of …

Magnetism

How The Grid Will Automate Web Design Without Killing The Designer

Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence?<p>Can you replace a human designer with artificial intelligence and machine learning? That’s the question, more or less, which will likely plague The Grid long after the company launches its new website creation and hosting platform.<p>The …

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17 Reasons Why You Never Accomplish Anything At Work.

Admit it. You’re wasting your time and energy.<p>And, you’re spinning your wheels endlessly but never getting any further.<p>Frustrating, right?<p>You’re …

‘The Good Wife’ Defends Gay Marriage Against ‘Religious Freedom’

In a very well-timed episode of The Good Wife, the fabulous Diane argues against a business owner’s right to deny service to a gay couple for their …

15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

We’ve all known that one couple that seems to have it all: the couple that still looks at each other with a sparkle in their eyes, and who you can …

Work-Life Balance is Bogus!

I have been married for 32 years to an amazing woman who is way smarter than I am. I am best friends with my 25-year-old son and my 22-year-old …