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Developing Character in Kids

Character strengths like generosity and grit, growth mindset and self-control, curiosity and compassion help children blossom into happy, healthy, …

Teaching

How to Create a School Culture Where Teachers Lead Innovation

Teachers have awesome ideas but it can be challenging for school systems to surface them and turn them into reality.In my previous column, I looked …

Education Technology

Learning Disabled Adults in the Workplace

Before special education programs existed, students with learning disabilities were too often regarded as slow learners, mentally disabled, or lazy. …

Disability

Well 6 Habits of The World’s Richest People Who Are Humbled And Also Unique.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What do Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Richard Branson and Apple CEO Tim Cook have in common? They are some of the wealthiest people on …

Self-improvement

Chocolate milk, juice no longer to be sold in New Brunswick schools

New Brunswick schools will no longer sell chocolate milk and juice, joining a continent-wide trend toward healthier school lunches.

Nutrition

Opinion: Students are pushing themselves to unhealthy limits. Here’s how teachers can help

Once during an exam on the Civil War, one of my 11th graders burst into tears, fearful of what a low grade on the test might do to her future. “I’ll …

Pedagogy

Make Your Next Meeting Super Productive with These 5 Powerfully Simple Strategies

Don't waste everyone's time with meaningless meetings -- there are already enough of those. Instead, plan ahead using these strategies.<p>In a survey some years ago, Microsoft found that people spend 5.6 hours a week in meetings and that 71 percent of American workers said that the meetings they …

Time Management

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

Neuroscience

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

‘Warmth spreads across my shoulders. I feel a quiet buzz’<p>In 'the raisin meditation' you spend five minutes studying a raisin with all your senses, then eat it<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your …

Mindfulness

George Saunders: ‘What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness’

<b>It’s graduation season, and we here at Ladders have decided to take a look back and showcase some past commencement addresses that stand the test of</b> …

Motivation

Study tips help students learn how to learn

Year 12 student Siena Jones unlocked the key to learning and lifted her grades.

Cultivating Character with Angela Duckworth : Voices in the Family : Health : WHYY

Curiosity, self control, grit and zest— they’re all character strengths. But what is character? And how do we cultivate it?<p>While many of us believe …

8 Signs of Fake Friends

Eeverywhere you turn, there are instances of bullying and cyberbullying brought about by mean girls, frenemies, and even fake friends. These …

Internet

My daughter’s imaginary Colonial town has a mosque. It led to an unexpected discussion.

The social studies assignment was straightforward: Imagine you are an apprentice in early America and draw a map of your Colonial town, complete with the locations of places you go regularly, such as a friend’s house, a general store and a church.<p>I started prepping dinner while my daughter pulled …

14 Ways To Start A Mental Detox And Declutter Your Mind For Good

Attention is currency.<p>The more that people want something, the more it is worth. The more exposure something receives, the more profitable it becomes. The more energy that goes into something, the more powerful it is. The world is constantly, relentlessly asking for your mental energy. <i>Answer this</i> …

15 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Buy Once And Regrow Forever

We all know about the normal ways to grow plants – from seeds. But, did you know that there are many plants that you can grow from leftovers and …

Trans Fats Should Be Eliminated From All Food Over the Next 5 Years: World Health Organization

(NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five …

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Spraying this material on desert sand will turn it into fertile land

For the past ten years, Desert Control has been testing a land treatment that promises to transform non-productive land into fertile soil. The …

How Vaccines Can Drive Pathogens to Evolve

Just as antibiotics breed resistance in bacteria, vaccines can incite changes that enable diseases to escape their control. Researchers are working …

Scientists are figuring out why fasting helps people live longer — and they say a pill may one day trigger the same benefits

Giving your gut a break now and then can deliver huge health benefits.<p>Calorie restriction, a practice adopted by people from Silicon Valley biohackers to Buddhist monks, has been found to have a long list of positive effects. Periodic fasting can help people ward off diseases like diabetes, high …

Probiotic bacteria spray eases severe eczema safely in small study

I lived with the painful skin condition for years. But when my daughter began tearing at her hands during eczema flare ups, I signed us up for a clinical trial.<p>Her hands were bloodied and oozing, yet she was compelled to dig her fingernails in deeper — the pain worth it, if it would quell the urge …

DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

There's treasure to be found in mining excrement. At least, it's treasure to scientists studying the diets, habits and health of people who lived …

A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News

<i>Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. Today's number is 81, which is how many French schools a journalist visited to teach kids about disinformation on the Internet.</i><p>As the bell rings, students file into class at Maxence Van der Meersch …

Fake News

Underwater robots just discovered the world's biggest dead zone

Underwater robots exploring off the coast of Oman made a devastating discovery this week: the largest dead zone in the world, covering at least the …

Geophysics

15 Mind-Blowing 3D Chalk Drawings, But You’ll Probably Get Your Fill By #3

<b>You won’t believe your eyes and, for a little while, it’s a lot of …

12 Resources to Help You Address Mental Health in Schools

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is becoming increasingly clear that mental health in schools is an important topic the nation cannot …

Teaching pupils how they learn boosts progress by seven months

Getting pupils to think more about how they learn can boost their academic progress by seven months, according to new guidance.<p>The government-backed …

9 secret signs you're eating way too much sugar

You know you're supposed to limit added sugar in your diet, but even if you steer clear of Ben and Jerry's, chances are you're eating more sugar than you think. Here's how your body might be telling you to limit your sugar intake.<p>The World Health Organization recently recommended a sharp drop in …

How the Hero of the Waffle House Attack Used Emotional Intelligence to Save Himself and Others

A recent shooting in Tennessee tragically ended the lives of four people. If it wasn't for James Shaw Jr., it probably would have been many more.<p>It was early Sunday morning. Very early--around 3:20 a.m. Tragedy would soon strike as a man armed with an AR-15 approached a busy Waffle House restaurant …