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If consumers knew how farmed chickens were raised, they might never eat their meat again

The debate about animal welfare has intensified<p>The year 2012 marked a leap forward for animal welfare in the European Union. Farmers were no longer allowed to keep egg-laying hens in barren battery cages smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Instead, the minimum requirement now is that hens are kept …

Agriculture

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

<b>Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2</b>by <b>Michael Catelli</b>Educators know that students need hands on, engaging activities to help …

Emotional Health: 7 Habits of Emotionally Successful People

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Your emotional health is at the crux of your quality of life. Without happiness, hopefulness and well-being, it’s difficult to reach …

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World

“Simple rules are shortcut strategies that save time and effort by focusing our attention and simplifying the way we process information. The rules …

10 Startup Practices That Usually Lead to Disaster

Starting a new business is a serious undertaking. Yet many aspiring entrepreneurs I know approach it as a fun project, get-rich quick scheme, or perhaps an expensive hobby. Others quit their day jobs and commit everything to their new passion, without regard for their own well-being, or the welfare …

How You Can Counter the Inside View and Make Better Decisions

In his book <i>Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition</i>, Michael Mauboussin discusses how we can “fall victim to simplified mental routines …

Self-improvement

11 things ultra-productive people do differently

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …

Time Management

5 Daily Habits to Improve Brain Growth

Forget crossword puzzles and brain-training apps. Try these daily practices to truly grow your brain.<p>We’d all love our brains to process information faster and have better memory recall. While you might think doing crossword puzzles, math puzzles like Sudoku, or brain-training apps will keep your …

The Brain

These Foods Could Help Ease Your Anxiety

<b>Fermented foods not only boost digestion, but also your happiness.</b> <i>(Photo: Molly Decoudreaux)</i><p>Your morning yogurt could be giving you way more than a …

The secrets behind 'super-achievers' and how you can be more like them

<i>"You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé."</i><p>Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow …

Engaging Critical Thinking With Learning Resources + GIVEAWAY

<b>Engaging Critical Thinking With Learning Resources + GIVEAWAY</b><p>I love activities for the kids that get them thinking and away from ipods, tablets, and …

Kids

6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

NHS endorses Sleepio app for alleviating anxiety and depression

Digital sleep programme Sleepio aids recovery not only from insomnia, but from depression and anxiety according to an informal NHS study.<p>Sleepio was …

Oxford University

matchstick math: patterns, puzzles and critical thinking

<b>The matchstick math activity we did last week for tabletop surprises was a real hit.</b>I had an inkling that the activity would be a favorite of Owen’s …

Five Areas of Therapeutic Self-Care To Heal From Anxiety And Depression

How to Manage Stress

For any of you who have experienced a ‘runner’s high’ or endorphin rush while exercising you know how powerful the feeling can be. But there are many …

Does The Spire Stress Tracker Actually Work?

I’m a sucker for Facebook ads, and my latest buy-in was the Spire tracker. The activity monitor, designed by Stanford University’s Calming Technology Lab, is billed as a Fitbit for your mind. The device measures breathing patterns and counts your steps throughout the day to tell when you’re tense …

Are the poor more rational spenders than the wealthy?

People often assume that the poor are less competent than the wealthy. Some even suggest that the poor have flawed values or ways of thinking. But my …

Personal Finance

How Do You Make the Most Important Decisions in Your Life?

We face decisions throughout life. Most of them are relatively insignificant, while some affect others in ways we may not realize, in what I’ve …

Psychology

DIY Natural Teeth Whitening in Minutes At Your Home

What I learned from using a classic productivity technique for a week

The simple time-management method, which Cirillo developed when he was a university student, has become one of the most practiced productivity hacks of the past few decades due to its simplicity and effectiveness.<p>A few years ago, it was named the most popular productivity method by Lifehacker.<p>I …

13 tips on data dashboards for decision-making

The private sector has been using dashboards for quite some time, but international development organizations face challenges when it comes to …

Six Lessons in Critical Thinking from a Professional Critical Thinker

We sat down with Risa Mish, Professor of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Leadership at Cornell University, for <i>Spartan Up! The Podcast</i> to find out how to maximize our own critical thinking. Through her research, Mish found that analytical thinking, developing interpersonal relationships, and …

Healing From Anxiety And Depression Five Areas Of Theraputic Self Care