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Effective Schools

Research shows that districts and schools that successfully educate all students to be college and career ready share some common structures and …

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10 Things Palestinians Can’t Do Because Of The Israeli Occupation

It affects almost all aspects of their lives.<p>The Israeli government and some U.S. politicians are attacking the Obama administration for permitting a recent U.N. Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. Secretary of State John Kerry …

What is Self-Bias and Why is it Killing Your Career?

Self-bias. It's that voice inside your head that is telling you that you're above average...always. While this could be true, this mentality is likely hurting your career and keeping you from greater success. Here's why.<p><i>By Bob Pothier (@Bob_Pothier), Director for Partners in Leadership and a former</i> …

Why Obama — and every president since Carter — failed to transform the Middle East

“We are not a people to whom and nation to which limits don’t apply.” —Andrew Bacevich<p>What are America’s strategic objectives in the Middle East? How consistently have they been defined and pursued over the past three decades? What are the metrics of success? Are we better off today than we were 15 …

The Top 12 Leadership Reads of 2016

By onDecember 30, 2016 11:17 AM<p>If you are like me, your social media fees are filled with "top lists from 2016." So I decided to jump on the …

More Students Are Graduating Because High School Is Getting Less Boring

Lessons on technology and social skills are keeping kids engaged and in the classroom.<p>This October, President Obama announced to much fanfare that America's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high—83.2 percent for the 2014-2015 school year, the most recent year for which data is …

10 best economics books

Almost a decade on from the start of the financial crisis and the consequences of the upheaval are still with us – as well as new challenges after …

Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It

The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which …

What it’s like to work at a suicide crisis centre over Christmas

I stopped celebrating Christmas in 2013, the first Christmas that our suicide crisis centre was open. After witnessing our clients experiencing so …

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Fake news: Jon Stewart says the media has become an "information-laundering scheme"

Jon Stewart is a seasoned satirical news expert. Last night (Nov. 30) in New York City, the former <i>Daily Show</i> host took aim at the real media, commenting on its failures in the latest election cycle and its loss of trust among Americans. “What the media has become is an information-laundering …

Evolutionary psychology shows that people get ahead in life by using one of these two strategies

Nobody likes a bully. And yet, as exemplified by the recent US presidential election, bullies tend to accrue power.<p>Donald Trump got to the White House by angrily and aggressively attacking everyone who dared challenge him. He resorted to childish name-calling (“Little Marco,” “Crooked Hillary”), …

Autism And ADHD Have More In Common Than You Might Think

The two disorders co-occur in up to 80 percent of cases.<p>We don’t tend to look at autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as having much in common, but new science offers a compelling reason to consider some of the striking similarities between the two disorders.<p>Autism Spectrum Disorder, …

Masculinity Audit Into Causes Of Suicide Reveals Men Suffer Depression In A Way Even Doctors Could Miss

New report: Men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives.<p>The unequal impacts of mental health issues on men in the UK are …

One potential solution to bullying: social psychology

Betsy Levy Paluck has always been interested in how societies find ways to reject violence and prejudice. That curiosity led her to Princeton …

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

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Don't believe these 10 common psychology myths

This intuition fuels a "folk psychology" that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.<p>Some erroneous psychological intuitions are particularly widely believed among the public and are stubbornly persistent. This post is about 10 of these myths or …

How the Immune System Controls Social Behavior

Researchers have found a new mechanism that could explain the link between social dysfunction and immune dysfunction.<p>More and more, we are discovering that the mind and the body are not separate. The brain is not just an ivory tower that sends orders from on high to a body that just does what it’s …

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This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Best Picked Leadership Books to Improve Your Skills

Leadership is a constant process and a way to gain experience. It may not be possible to become an expert leader in one day, but we can certainly …

A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of consciousness

Not much is definitively proven about consciousness, the awareness of one’s existence and surroundings, other than that it’s somehow linked to the brain. But theories as to how, exactly, grey matter generates consciousness are challenged when a fully-conscious man is found to be missing most of his …

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

Brain Tissue Study Deepens Autism–Schizophrenia Link

Brains from people with autism show patterns of gene expression similar to those from people with schizophrenia, according to a new analysis.<p>The …

Classic Economists Dis-proven By Market Anomalies

Market Inefficiencies Give Black-Eyes to Classic Economists<p>Markets are efficient. Individuals behave rationally. All information is reflected in …

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

This map shows every country’s major export

Do you know what your country's biggest export is?<p>Now, thanks to this map put out by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you can find out. The map does not include the export of services, but highlights some interesting insights and global trends.<p>Part of their Transforming World Atlas, the report …

Critical thinking suppressed in brains of people who believe in the supernatural

The opposition between religious beliefs and scientific evidence can be explained by difference in brain structures and cognitive activity. …

17 Things to Never Say to a Girl With Borderline Personality Disorder

One woman with Borderline Personality Disorder opens up.<p><b>1. Nothing.</b> Going to bed in an argument isn't our style. Even when you've casually dismissed it as a minor disagreement and all but forgotten about it, we're worrying that you hate us and will never speak to us again. So please, stay awake …

The newest fad in education — and why some teachers find it troubling

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It’s called “competency-based learning” and its the newest thing in education. What is it? Who likes it? Who doesn’t and why?<p>On its face, competency-based learning sounds good. Students learn material and …