Adam Halemano

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7 Myths About Mindfulness (and What You Need to Know)

By now most of us have been introduced to the concept of mindfulness—the idea that by <b>focusing our attention on the present</b>, and bringing an attitude …

Mindfulness

A Cognitive Trick for Solving Problems Creatively

Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we all rely on to solve problems get in the way of creative thinking. How can you innovate if your …

Critical Thinking

Are You Critical Thinkers... or Just Critical?

You've probably been in a meeting where someone floats an idea that's imperfect, maybe even half-baked. They do it tentatively because they know the thought is emerging like a calf out of the womb, wobbly and likely to crash land onto the floor of the barn. It rests there, helpless, soaked in …

Who Invests In Hardware Startups?

While many angels and VCs are still skittish about hardware startups, there has been a massive renaissance in the hardware-funding ecosystem over the last few years. Since 2010, venture capital investment in hardware startups is up more than 30x.<p>Hardware/connected device companies who have publicly …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Overcoming Fear: A How-To.

Many times, as we wander down a path, our mind takes us on a separate journey; we may want to look into the trees and find that bird which chirps at …

May the 4th fun: Javva the Hutt coffee cup sleeve

Drinking a hot beverage can be uncomfortable without a sleeve around the paper cup. Now "Star Wars" fans can sip away without melting their fingertips in the process. Make a simple coffee cup sleeve that pays tribute to Jabba the Hutt's distant cousin, Industrial Light & Magic's famous office cafe …

Coffee

Testing is killing learning

<b>(Constantine Pankin via Shutterstock)</b><p>As public school children sit down to take standardized tests, educators explain why they don’t work<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>April 18, 2013 3:40pm (UTC)<p>It's called a "prep rally." This week, New York public school students are taking their standardized tests, in …

What Drives College Students to Learn?

This observation prompted a series of conversations between Hestenes and his colleague about the difference between being able to solve problems and …