Renee Busby

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Scientist Says Human Evolution Was Random Chance, Not Climate Change

Human existence might be just a coincidence, according to a new analysis of the patterns of evolution.<p>One scientist ran computer simulations to see …

TRAINING & CONSULTANCY - David Didau

If you’re looking for my blog, click here.<p>Over the past 15 years, David Didau has worked with hundreds of schools in the UK and overseas. He leads …

What are ‘thinking skills’ and can we teach them?

…from a purely theoretical standpoint alone, it hardly seems plausible that a strategy of inquiry that must necessarily be broad enough to be …

A madman has been given the keys to the surveillance state

When the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001, it erased many of the vital checks and balances that stood between the American …

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Shares Her Father’s Philosophy of Learning

“Learning is discovering, uncovering what is there in us.”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> Nietzsche wrote in his timeless treatise on education and the journey of becoming who you are. Albert Einstein, in a letter of advice to his young …

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Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Could Dark Energy Be Caused By A Reaction To What's In The Universe?

Most of the forces and phenomena in the Universe have causes that can be easily uncovered. Two massive objects experience a gravitational force due to the fact that spacetime is curved by the presence of matter and energy. The Universe has expanded as it has over its history because of the changing …

Want To Radically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Stop These Toxic Habits, Like Now

Positive and happy people have really good boundaries. Here's what you will never see them doing.<p>Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the workplace.<p>Some call the new happiness movement frivolous. But …

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

I am a bad Buddhist. I don’t meditate every day, and some weeks, I feel lucky if I find the time to meditate at all. I go to zendo in rare spurts, a …

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

These Are The Most Popular Tasty Desserts Of All Time

:: pins everything ::<p><b>• Cakes & Pies<br>• Bites & Minis<br>• Fruit & Berry-Based<br>• Cookies</b>

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

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How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

The 4 Keys to Unlocking Peace of Mind

by Susi Amendola<p>"Kindness for those who are happy, compassion for those who are less fortunate, honor for those who embody noble qualities, equanimity for those whose actions oppose your values."<p>- The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Devi (yoga sutras 1: 33)<p>These are wise words from the ancient …

There's No Way Out of Experiencing Pain

Image: retrostar via Dollar Photo Club<p>When people come to me for help, really what they want is a way out of pain. The pain of being heavier than they think they should be; the pain of being obsessed with food; the pain of 'fighting' urges; the pain of trying to change the shape of their bodies and …

How to Know When You Need to End a Friendship

<i>By: Lodro Rinzler</i><p>Friends are essential in life, yet there are times when we need to reassess how certain people contribute to our personal growth and happiness.<p>True friendship is essential to our spiritual journey, yet there are times when we may need to discern who actually is a true friend and …

More on Mindfulness and Difficult People

Mindfulness is purposely paying attention to a particular experience without judgment. It is a science that has a wide range of benefits for many people in all walks of life. It has been proven to help people with physical, mental, and emotional stress. People of any age can certainly benefit from …

Doing Something Different for Anxiety and Depression

The aim of many ‘talking therapies’ is to help people understand how their unreasonable or unwanted thoughts can harm their sense of well-being. …

The graphs that show the search for love has changed

<b>From marrying a neighbour or someone at church, to swiping through dozens of faces on a smartphone screen, the journey to find love is changing fast.</b><p>It was easier in the olden days. Future spouses could be found living around the corner. Or at least in your part of town.<p>In 1932 James Brossard, a …

Return of the Tribe: Honoring Your Moon Cycle

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of the wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

Raven-Symone Said That All Religions Are About ‘Being Good.’ But Her ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Quickly Stepped in With a Major Caveat.

A segment on “The View” on Friday started with a debate over an atheist billboard and ended with a grander discussion about Christian theology, with co-hosts Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris discussing the heart of the Bible’s gospel message.<p>The segment started with Joy Behar asking Bure if …

Why Trump Is Bad for America - One Reason I Bet You Never Thought Of

While many may not have noticed, our collective spiritual understandings have been undergoing change over the decades. Leading edge philosophers and open-minded theologians have noted an evolutionary shift toward a broader, more comprehensive existential understanding than that put forth by our …

The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don't Let Them!

In the fall of 2001, in the aftermath of 9/11, as families grieved and the nation mourned, Washington swarmed with locusts of the human kind: wartime opportunists, lobbyists, lawyers, ex-members of Congress, bagmen for big donors: all of them determined to grab what they could for their corporate …

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …

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FBI informed California shooter "planned attack in 2012"

Investigators trying to find out the truth about the California couple who went on a ISIL-inspired shooting rampage in San Bernardino have revealed the man, Syed Farook, had planned an attack in 2012 but pulled out.<p>A former neighbour has told the FBI of Syed’s plan, allegedly with an unidentified …

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