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How to Be a Stoic

<i>on</i> March 26, 2018 • ( 4 )<p>The phrase “bad faith” is usually associated with Existentialist philosophy, and particularly with Simone de Beauvoir, …

Jean Paul Sartre

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Notre Dame

Soulmates: A Cinematic Quandary

If the age-old theory of soulmates is but a theory, why are so many inclined to believe in it—is it really just a myth? Or is there some merit to …

Philosophy

Philosophy News | Welcome to Philosophy News

The Quotable Guide to Punctuation Quiz Part Two<p>Correct punctuation is vital for clear, accurate, and natural writing. Anyone preparing a course …

Philosophy

Want to raise the next Socrates? How to teach children philosophy—and why you should

Does your kid ask “Why” all the time? Do you want to help them search for answers to the big questions but don't know how? Here are a few ways to …

University of Washington

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on display.<p>It’s easy to treat …

Psychology

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

The Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard

There are <b>cult heroes</b>, and there are <b>one-hit wonders</b>. And then there are bona fide megastars who, despite enjoying worldwide acclaim, still release …

Top 10

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About

Research is a time-intensive activity, which means you will need a tool to organize both your professional and personal life. We advise you to give …

The arts help kids with math, critical thinking

There's more to finger painting than just making a mess.<p>If you've ever watched a child find her rhythm on pots and pans or been surprised to find a …

Michigan State University

How to keep from losing your cool when your job is driving you crazy

It would be a helpful thing to have in real life, so that every time you were dealing with a challenging situation, you could press "pause" and have the space to figure it out.<p>'SBNRR' is kind of like that. Time doesn't really stop (sorry), but the technique does give you the chances to recognize …

Mindfulness

8 Things You Might Not Know About Vowels

A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y is not all you need to know about vowels. There's more to these workhorse members of our linguistics inventory than you …

Alzheimer's disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling …

Freedom To Explore: 2 Schools Where The Students Call The Shots

<b>Toggle more options</b><p>An 8-year-old named Ben is sitting quietly by himself in a bean bag in a classroom in Mountain View, Calif. He's writing in his journal, an assignment he created himself.<p>"This one was, 'What I Wish We Would Have More Of,' " Ben says, reading to me from his notebook. "I hope we …

Teaching

Sound perception and the importance of context

A study published this week in <i>Nature Neuroscience</i> takes a fresh look at how context impacts the way in which we respond to sound stimuli. The results …

The Best Tips to Decorate a Small House

<i>The Best Tips to Decorate a Small House</i><p>We know that sometimes you don’t have all the space you need to put all the amazing furniture you want to buy. …

Today's four-year-olds often 'not physically ready' for school, experts warn

A "concerning" number of today's four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school, new research has revealed, with children’s mobility levels …

Exercise

19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Time I

Post-stroke shifts in gut bacteria could cause additional brain injury

When mice have a stroke, their gut reaction can amp up brain damage.<p>A series of new experiments reveals a surprising back-and-forth between the brain …

Neuroscience

Autistic Artist Paints the Colors of Emotion

San Diego-based synesthete Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s first-ever curated exhibition, 'Inner Dimensions,' opens tonight at Space4Art in San Diego.<p>Jeremy Sicile-Kira is a nonverbal autistic artist with synesthesia. He paints with the colors of emotions: “Color is evident in everything to me,” Sicile-Kira …

Art

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who …

Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass

As Google retools its Glass experiment, researchers at Stanford are using the device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions.<p>In a small office buried inside an administrative building at Stanford, Catalin Voss and Nick Haber are pairing face-tracking technology with machine …

Autism

People With Schizophrenia Have Different Throat Bacteria

This could be helpful for new treatments, faster diagnoses, and figuring out what causes the disease in the first place<p>The colonies of bacteria living in our throats could indicate whether or not a person has schizophrenia, according to a study published yesterday in the journal <i>Peer J</i>.<p>No one is …

George Washington University

Harvard says these 8 leadership traits are critical for success

Ray Carvey, executive vice president of corporate learning at Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of the Harvard Business School, says management structures today are very different than 20 years ago, namely because of the middle manager.<p>Carvey describes today's business world as "volatile, …

Leadership

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

Self-help

How we got to be smarter than frogs - Futurity

People and frogs have been evolving for millions of years. So how did our brains get bigger and more complex? A single molecular event may hold the …

How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’

Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.<p>How do we know we exist? What is the self? These are some of the questions science writer Anil Ananthaswamy asks in his thought-provoking new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn’t There:</i> …

Is It Really Possible to Be in Love with Two People at Once?

“We are complex and complicated beings, and it’s very possible that two different traits in two different people can both appeal to us,” says Durvasula. As you grow and develop as an individual, you might find yourself drawn to people who complement different aspects of who you are.<p>“Attraction is a …

Study: People with autism have a specific, long-overlooked type of creativity

Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression. But new research suggests we might need to rethink our views on creativity and autism.<p>The criteria we use to diagnose autism have long made reference to the fact that autistic imagination appears to …

Autism