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They are the pictures that replaced 1,000 words, but have emojis improved our communication skills?

Communication today is as simple as a speedy WhatsApp, a “like” on Facebook or a meme over iMessage.<p>People can see when friends were last online and …

10 reasons to visit Italy

From the north to the south, Italy boasts of a myriad of travel possibilities. Come take a journey with us through the beautiful country and …

4 Learning Strategies To Stress With Students

<i>Photo by Erik Lucatero on Unsplash</i>Let's be honest. High school, middle school, elementary; most students don't know how to learn effectively. It's …

Teaching

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Pedagogy

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Many of life’s essential truths need repeating.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often because you’ve lost …

Self-improvement

16 Tips From A Terrible Writer

Just like any other art or skill, writing takes time and practice. It may sound simple putting words together but if you look at it, it’s not.<p>You …

Stephen King

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

Self-esteem is a wonderful but delicate thing. When our self-esteem is high, we feel more resilient, we're less vulnerable to anxiety and rejection, …

The Comic You Need To See If You're Dealing With Depression

"Everybody reaches a breaking point."<p>Depression can be debilitating, but it’s often something many people try to hide. A forced smile or laugh can prevent family and friends from noticing pain, but that can do more harm than good.<p>Research shows that many people avoid asking for help because they're …

Depression