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Scientists Discover a Simple Way to Cook Rice That Could Halve The Calories

Your favourite staple just got healthier.<p>Rice is a mainstay of dozens of different cuisines around the world, and pretty much the fuel that keeps uni …

How a Habit Becomes an Addiction

Research suggests that only 20–30% of drug users actually descend into addiction — defined as the persistent seeking and taking of drugs even in the …

Video game makers use neuroscience to make their games addictive

Video game creators and marketers are tapping into neuroscience principles to make thir games addictive, offering players surprise rewards and feeding into their desire to keep playing, reports NPR.<p>American psychologist B.F. Skinner conducted experiments to prove this kind of behavior more than 60 …

These 365 Quotes Will Inspire You Every Day This Year | Inc.com

With a new year nearly upon us, it's a great time to get inspired about the future, your vision, your goals and executing on those goals. I'm so grateful for all of the inspiration I've gotten from leaders, writers and thinkers through the years. So I wanted to share my favorite, most inspiring …

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9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

Stop Chasing After Happiness And Do This Instead

The constant pursuit of happiness can be demoralizing, and besides, there’s an upside to feeling bad. Here’s how to reframe your thinking.<p>Happiness! It’s the ultimate goal, isn’t it?<p>If only you could be a little happier, life would be better. The notion is so deeply engrained in our culture, it’s …

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Maats and O’Brien knew about all the research, and began sharing information about learning and the brain with their students. They turned their …

What the Future of Learning Might Look Like

Education and learning could look radically different in the next few years. The education foundation KnowledgeWorks has released a forecast on the …

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What’s the takeaway from the placebo phenomenon? More than anything, the results tell us that <i>beliefs</i> matter, perhaps much more than we realize. In …

Why Academic Teaching Doesn't Help Kids Excel In Life

Too often the lectures they listen to are boring and irrelevant to their lives. And from my experience, most of this content is simply memorized, …

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

"It seems like, at least in these early years, the parents' role is to communicate with the child and let them know, 'I'm here for you when you're …

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT): Tap Into Empowerment

Guest Writer for Wake Up World<p>Every individual is unique and the variations in their lives and life choices are physical manifestations of the …

E-Templates – A new approach in Rapid E-Learning Course Development

<b>Advanced eLearning Authoring Tools have made eLearning Development Easy</b><p>The rapid and extensive advances in technology have brought on incredible …

5 Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You're not Hungry

<b>Find your real hunger.</b> If you’re not physically hungry, but you’re still feeling drawn to that leftover cheesecake on the top shelf of your fridge, …

25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Poetree Burial Planter is an Eco Memorial That Honors the Cycle of Life

Although death is universal, it seems that the final choice of how our bodies are laid to rest is not – and traditional burials are looking like less …

Scientists Discover Effective Strategy To Switch Off Autoimmunity

A new study has shed light on a poorly understood therapy developed to treat individuals with autoimmune diseases. The researchers not only revealed …

Quiz Yourself: How Good Are You at Teaching the Art of Learning?

<i>ANSWER: B. There’s a large body of research showing that changing "context" while you’re learning -- and this includes location, time of day, mood,</i> …

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In an interview, he highlighted three take-home messages from his book:<p><i>Forgetting isn't always bad.</i> Most of the time, it’s natural and essential to …

Common Gut Bacteria Could Treat Food Allergies

Image: Alexander Raths/Shutterstock<p>New research from the University of Chicago in the US shows that a class of bacteria known as <i>Clostridia</i> can block …

Neuroscientists Can Now Switch Memories From Bad to Good

Give us another five minutes, will you? Researchers have created new positive memories in a male mouse by allowing him to spend some special time …

Infographic Shows The Differences Between The Diseases We Donate To, And The Diseases That Kill Us

Julia Belluz created the infographic below to compare how much money is donated to fight various disease and how many people in the USA die from …

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Children With Autism Have Extra Synapses In Their Brains

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in 68 children born in the United States. In an effort to find out why, a group of researchers led by …

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

This post has a new home! Click here to read it alongside other conversations with Sal. By: Salman Khan Join …

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Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And …

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

Marshall and Comalli’s questionnaire turned up the same uncertain grasp of the topic, which the researchers attributed to several factors. First, …