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6 Practices that “Work” to Accelerate Student Learning

In education, we are often inundated with programs, curriculums, and frameworks that are “guaranteed to increase student learning”. Promises of a …

Pedagogy

99-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Encased in Amber

Finding ancient bugs trapped in amber is a relatively common occurrence, but the recent discovery of two ancient bird wings fossilized in Burmese …

How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

Spirituality

Pregnancy rules don’t protect babies—they destroy women’s freedom

Being pregnant today means obeying an increasing number of rules. No smoking, drinking, or recreational drugs; avoiding particular foods; worrying about hair dye; worrying about prescription drugs—in fact, worrying about most things. Including worrying about worrying—because stress is supposed to …

Pregnancy

Painting or photo? Glorious storm images capture incredible power of Mother Nature

A glorious photograph captured by a motorist during a hail storm has been compared to a surrealistic painting.<p>Colorado Springs resident Stephen Pete Peterson shared the incredible snap from May 10 on Facebook and it has already been shared by more than a thousand users.<p>“While driving home this …

Weather

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

A Study of Tradition 7

By being self-supporting and declining outside contributions, 12-step groups protect the fellowship structure and basic spiritual foundations. …

Alcoholics Anonymous

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Universe

How Decision-Making Is Different Between Men And Women And Why It Matters In Business

<b>Part of the series “Today’s True Leadership”</b><p>In my work as a leadership trainer and a career success coach for women over 11 years, it’s become abundantly clear that the quality of one’s decision-making is not only a critical factor in her professional success and impact, but also reflects a wide …

Leadership

The Five Stages of Writing a Novel

Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around …

Virginia Woolf on What Makes Love Last

In praise of those intermittent “moments of vision” that electrify love.<p><i>“Real love,”</i> wrote philosopher Alain Badiou in contemplating how we fall and stay in love, <i>“is one that triumphs lastingly, sometimes painfully, over the hurdles erected by time, space and the world.”</i> But what, exactly, …

Literature

Terreform proposes an autonomous and self-sufficient city with New York City (Steady) State project

Vertical farms in mid-town Manhattan to produce food for 30,000 people.<p><b>Terreform, New York-based urban research studio and advocacy group led by</b></b> …

Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories

Talk of Facebook’s anticonservative stance is in the news, but the issue of what news social networks choose to show us is much broader than that. Just ask the anti-vaxxers.<p>After an anonymous source alleged that Facebook’s Trending News algorithm (and human staff) was intentionally hiding …

Public Health

Research Suggests a New Way to Identify Who Has Schizophrenia

Neuroscientists shed new light on the reality-distorting effects of schizophrenia.<p>For our sense of the world to, well, make much sense, we rely on the assumption of a reasonably constant sensory experience.<p>The same stop sign is going to look the same tomorrow as it does today, which looks the same …

Genes that influence how long you stay in education uncovered by study

Discovery of genetic variants which shape number of years spent at school and university, and could pave the way for more personalised teaching<p>A haul of genes that influence how long people spend in education has been uncovered by one of the largest studies conducted in the field.<p>The international …

Genetics

This Common Way of Thinking Is Holding You Back From Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

Emotional Intelligence

8 Tricks to Fall More Deeply in Love

No matter how wildly in love you are now, says Lesli Doares, marriage coach and author of <i>Blueprint For a Lasting Marriage</i>, you can always fall deeper. Ready to take an even bigger plunge? Here's how.<p><b>1. Try something new together.</b><p>Doing the same old thing day after day can dull your affections. But …

Relationships

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America's Youngest Workers May Be the Least Stable Generation On Record

College graduation is just around the corner, and many companies are gearing up to hire a fresh crop of future leaders in the coming months.<p>But when …

Why a Universal Language Will Never Be a Thing

Why are distinct languages still a thing?<p>One of the cooler experiences I've had happened in a Chinese restaurant in Peru. I got into a conversation with the waiter, a Chinese immigrant who didn't speak English (for obvious reasons). We both communicated fine in Spanish, our second language.<p>This got …

Linguistics

Why Neanderthals Likely Fathered Few Kids with Modern Humans

Humans today often carry around a small chunk of DNA from Neanderthals, suggesting we interbred with our closest known extinct relatives at some …

Humanity

Our Brain is Sensitive For Social Information

Hypnosis has helped researchers verify the fact that the brain is receptive to social information. Everyday actions are analysed by the brain and the …

The Brain

Camping in Canada – Creepy Story

Scariest moment of my life happened while my friend and I were camping in eastern Canada as teenagers. We decided to sleep in this abandoned camper …

Pulp Fiction

Research backs up the instinct that walking improves creativity

For centuries, great thinkers have instinctively stepped out the door and begun walking, or at the very least pacing, when they needed to boost creativity. Charles Dickens routinely walked for 30 miles a day, while the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche declared, “All truly great thoughts are …

Creativity

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Literature

Confessions of a Happy Introvert

I like you, but the whole talking thing freaks me out.<p>I’ve always had a hard time “going out.” Don’t get me wrong. My love of travel has taken me all …