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10 Surprising Life Hacks That Use A Single Bobby Pin

Bobby pins: They're everywhere, except when you really need one. (Seriously, check your bag or your desk drawer right now. We bet you find a few.) …

Hacking

How to get back to writing after taking an unintended (or intended) break

Let’s face it. This is life. Sometimes, things do happen that are beyond our control. And depending on the seriousness of the issues we constantly …

Social Media

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Creativity

Intelligence Isn't Something You're Born With. It's Acquired When You Learn How To Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a seven year old who can speak 14 different languages, or see a video of someone with a photographic memory repeating back every single person's name in a fifty person auditorium, we sit back in awe.<p>"How can they …

Self-improvement

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

Motivation

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

Communication Skills

Every Teacher With An ELL Student In Their Class Can Benefit From Watching This Video!

ELL teacher Valentina Gonzalez created this video.<p>Here’s how she describes it:<p><i>This video demonstrates instruction that is made comprehensible and</i> …

Pedagogy

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Pedagogy

Live a Life You Won't Regret by Avoiding the Top 5 Things People Regret Most | Inc.com

Regret is one of the most challenging emotions we face in life. It's particularly difficult because there's nothing you can do about the things you did, or didn't do, in your past. In fact, I find regret more challenging than the fear of failure. The thing I fear most is waking up one day and …

Happiness

Wanting to Be Happy Can Make You Unhappy—Here's What To Do Instead

A recent study in <i>Depression and Anxiety</i> found that social pressure to be happy can lead to increased levels of depression.<p>“We’re really starting to …

Science Says You Can Boost Your Creativity and Performance With These Habits | Inc.com

The business world keeps evolving at breakneck speed as we enter into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To stay competitive, it's critical that you keep learning new skills and adapting to new technology.<p>Your biggest challenge? Keeping the pace by staying productive (which is different than staying …

Creativity

9 things smart people won't do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won't do as …

Self-improvement

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Mindfulness

Neuroscience Has Discovered the Secret of Creativity | Inc.com

<i>What are some good ways to foster creativity and innovation in everyday work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p>We tend to think of creativity as this flash of inspiration that comes unbidden and when …

Creativity

Small brown pebble found on East Sussex beach is pickled dinosaur brain

The first fossilised dinosaur brain has been found on a beach in East Sussex and could show that the extinct giants were more intelligent than first thought.<p>The small brown pebble was spotted by amateur fossil hunter Jamie Hiscocks on the coastline near Bexhill-on-Sea.<p>It is the only piece of …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Physics

A possible ninth planet may be the reason for a tilt in our solar system

A hypothetical giant world beyond Neptune, which could be located in the next few years, orbits at a 30-degree angle to other planets, astronomers said<p>Astronomers presented new research on the possibility of a gigantic, unseen planet beyond Neptune on Wednesday, saying the hypothetical world may …

Universe

FALSE: Scientists Successfully Recreate Tyrannosaurus Rex Embryo From Chicken DNA

CLAIM<p>Researchers in North Carolina have created "the first fully living dinosaur embryo in millions of years" using DNA from chicken skin.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>…

Paleontology

3tags.org

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

Happiness

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Let's face it: this is a stressful world! And while I can't advice you to stop opening your monthly bills or driving to work so you can avoid traffic (though believe me, I wish I could tell you to do just that!), I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly …

Happiness

Google's AI has written some amazingly mournful poetry

Artificial intelligence can control self-driving cars, beat the best humans at incredibly complex board games, and fight cancer; but one thing it …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Positive Affirmations to Train Your Brain for a Happier Life

We often fail to realize is our mind's ability to be trained for positive thinking, and positive affirmations can make monumental progress toward re-training your own though processes. While we're busy complaining about our jobs, our bank accounts, and our boyfriends, we are training our brains to …

Happiness

How To Become More Focused and Efficient Using These 6 Tips - Small Business Trends

Business moves at supersonic speed. While technology has facilitated easier communication and information gathering, it has also ushered in a new …

Small Business

ISIS has released a new Android app aimed at children

A news broadcaster affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS has released an Android app that teaches children the Arabic alphabet — and it's full of references to weapons and jihad.<p>Al Bayan Radio, which broadcasts ISIS propaganda on radio waves in the Middle East and through its Android apps, made …

Apps

A Meditation to Help You Feel Revitalized and Happier

<i>By Elena Brower</i><p>Meditation is our way to refine the quality of interactions with others and ourselves. In this 18-minute video, Elena Brower, a renowned yoga and meditation teacher based in New York City, will help you acknowledge the importance of releasing expectations and inviting creativity, …

Meditation