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Stressed? Here's how to tap into a zen feeling (almost) instantly

It’s common knowledge that today’s stressors are many. According to a report from the American Psychological Association (APA), American stress levels are rising for the first time in 10 years. Also common knowledge: chronic stress isn’t healthy — it contributes to a host of health issues, such as …


Indonesia museum removes 'Hitler selfie' display after protests

An Indonesian visual effects museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz death camp has removed the exhibit after protests.<p>The marketing officer of the De Mata Trick Eye museum in Yogyakarta said the statue was removed on Friday …


Chill Out: Guided Meditations for Every Part of Your Day

If you feel like you can stand to become more centered and relaxed throughout your day, then take a look at the guided meditations free on YouTube – …

Hiring Great People Is More Than a Gut Feeling. Here Are 8 Ways to Get it Right Every Time | Inc.com

As a leader, nothing is more important than hiring great people. Great hires impact virtually every facet of your organization, from culture and values to the ability to innovate, adapt, and persevere over time. When we hire the right people they generate returns that significantly exceed the costs …

Human Resources

The Hidden Costs of Active Learning

Flipped and active learning truly are a better way for students to learn, but they also may be a fast track to instructor burnout.

Education Technology

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6 Mood Makeovers To Bust Through The Sunday Scaries

We've all had those days that just feel gross from the get-go. A dark mood moves in and nothing seems to shake it. Wouldn't it be lovely if there …

Stanford University

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

How Can You Argue With Gratitude?

Recently a friend going through hard times shared her experience with several of us. As we were comforting her she played for us a voice message …

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the fragility of civilisation in face of overwhelming technological change, a topic he examines in his latest book.<p>Dennett is a singular figure in American culture: …

Donald Trump

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Ancient Greece

How the Most Successful People Process Criticism | Inc.com

There's one key difference between people who consistently pull off incredible feats, and others who are always wondering how the high achievers do it.<p>While hard work, luck, tenacity and the right connections can all add to someone's ultimate success, those are not the most important factors. The …


There’s a good reason Americans are horrible at science

The United States of America has arguably done more to advance science in the modern world than any other country on earth. From the nimble ingenuity of Silicon Valley to the ascendency of US military technology, this nation has impeccable high-tech bona fides. Many of the world’s top engineering …

Critical Thinking

Animal pictures of the week: 9 October 2015 - Telegraph

Cute Animals