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Empathy vs. Sympathy

The terms and<i> empathy</i> and <i>sympathy</i> are often confused, and with good reason. Both of the words deal with the relationship one has to the feelings and …

Psychology

5 things to say instead of 'sorry'

Besides highlighting the flawless and beautiful hair of the actresses, it features multiple situations where women unnecessarily say "sorry" — a verbal tic that, for many women, has become entrenched in everyday conversation.<p>In scene after scene of the ad, women are shown apologizing for a series …

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Why There Is No Magic Formula for Increasing Creativity

Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance…<p>Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin.<p>Or maybe we should indulge in boozy revelry, like Toulouse-Lautrec.<p>Maybe …

Creativity

10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment

Assessments come in varied forms, and they’re executed for different purposes. While summative assessments attempt to measure mastery at the end of a …

How to Make Yourself Smarter in One-Hour-A-Day

Smart people do better in life. Recently, there’s been a slew of books arguing that success in life isn’t really about how smart you are and how much …

Technology Tools To Help You Be More Productive

In our fast-paced work environments, we all tend to look for quicker shortcuts to get our work done while still producing results. Whether it’s using …

Google Drive

Cars designed to be slept in

Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.<p>As part of its Future Design series, BBC News spoke to Prof Dale Harrow, head of the Vehicle Design Programme, along with one of his students, Yibo</i> …

Driverless Cars

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

The research and science behind finding your best profile picture

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the first things I do when I join a new social network is to upload a profile picture.<p>But which profile picture should I choose? Is there a best one?<p>Profile pictures have always been a bit of a gray area for me inasmuch as I post a picture I …

20 Embarrassing Phrases Even Smart People Misuse

Even reputable websites have been caught screwing up these idioms, which spell check often doesn't find.<p>When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There's no doubt that words are powerful things that can leave a lasting …

Language

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

How to Read More: The Simple System I'm Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor of the 20th century, was standing in front of 165 wide-eyed students from Columbia University.<p>One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After …

Columbia University

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

<i>Max Ogles is the author of Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology and he writes at MaxOgles.com about behavior change, psychology, and technology. Sign up to receive his free app guide, ‘117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits,’ or receive free updates about his latest essays.</i><p>On …

What To Eat After You Work Out

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In …

Nutrition

Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans by Malcolm Gaskill – review

An absorbing account explodes the myths of America’s founding to place the colony back in the context of the old world<p>The 17th-century prologue to American history holds a deep significance well beyond offstage scene-setting. Thanksgiving – a commemoration of the pilgrim fathers’ first harvest in …

Native Americans

6 Things You Can Do At Night to De-Bloat And Promote Weight Loss

<b>Do a Nighttime Workout</b><br>You know that sweating can help you drop pounds, but you may think that exercising too close to bedtime can keep you up at night. Luckily, that's not true; a 2013 survey from the National Sleep Foundation found that active people are 56 to 67 percent more likely to say they …

100 Books Every Teacher Should Read

I am by habit a bibliophile. I read at least 25 pages of a book per day which usually turns in to 40-60 books per year. I’ve written a few books …

Books

Social Media: We're Not Connected, We've Just Mastered Loneliness

My friend was late. To avoid looking like a complete loner at the coffee shop table, I did what we all would do: pulled out my phone. I scrolled through Facebook, refreshed Instagram, checked out Twitter, and played some Trivia Crack. I checked the time and my texts...then returned to Facebook and …

Social Media

Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

Sadly, for too many educators, the glass is closer to 25 percent full than 90 percent full. The Common Core has elevated already high levels of …

Teaching

John Green Mistakenly Took Credit For A Fan's Quote. Now He's Making It Up To Her.

One of John Green’s most famous quotes is on shirts, posters and every corner of the Internet -- but it's not his.<p>In a new video on his Vlogbrothers channel, Green owns up to never writing a popular quote commonly attributed to his novel “Paper Towns.”<p>The sentence “I’m in love with cities I’ve …