Dustin Delehanty

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Meditating Mice Show How Mindfulness Can Change the Cells of the Brain

Meditation's power is more than psychological.<p>University of Oregon neuroscientist Michael Posner, Ph.D. doesn’t want you to think he’s found a way to …

Mindfulness

Rare mutation sheds light on the brain's wiring - Futurity

A Québec family's unusual gene offers insight into how the brain is built, as well as disorders like addiction, depression, and schizophrenia.

Neuroscience

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

Neuroscience

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

Waves move across the human brain to support memory

The coordination of neural activity across widespread brain networks is essential for human cognition. Researchers have long assumed that …

Neuroscience

The 15 best golf practice games

With everything competing for your attention in 2018, it’s difficult to find time to work on your golf game. Chances are when you do, you’re just hitting a few balls at the range, which likely won’t accomplish much in terms of improvement.<p>If you really want to get better, you need to make the most …

Golf

Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images News via Getty Images)Until recently, Facebook had dominated the social media landscape among America’s youth – but it is …

Social Media

4 Tools to Inspire Perseverance in Student Writers

Students will learn writing techniques and also get a true taste of the writing life as they work toward meeting their goal: a completed novel. …

We Just Found a Genetic Key to Why Humans Have Such Massive Brains

It's a major evolutionary mystery.<p>Human brains are some of the biggest in nature, but it's not altogether clear why that is. A pair of studies are …

Neuroscience

The Two Most Important College-Admissions Criteria Now Mean Less

When so many students have outstanding grades and test scores, schools have to get creative about triaging applicants.<p>For generations, two numbers have signaled whether a student could hope to get into a top college: his or her standardized test score and his or her grade-point average.<p>In the past …

College & University

How Brain Connections Are Destroyed

A tremendous amount of new research indicates that processes that cause inflammation in the body also cause a loss of cognitive ability — that is, …

Here's Why Some Brains Really Are Smarter, According to This New Study

Are you 'neurally efficient'?<p>People with a higher IQ are more likely to have fewer connections between the neurons in the outer layer of their brain, …

Playlists: A Path to Personalizing Learning

One reason I am such a big advocate for blended learning is that using the various models allow me to spend more time on the aspects of my job that I …

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• <b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the</b> …

Grades and Test Scores Don’t Matter. A Love of Learning Does.

My daughter probably would be shocked to discover what I truly think about grades.They don’t matter all that much.The other day she brought home a …

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Just how hot is 'hot as balls?' One curious man found out.

Have you ever wondered just how hot it has to be outside for someone to say it's "hot as balls?"<p>One very curious man did.<p>Over the past year Jim Webb, …

I've been working with video feedback to my student writers using the Screencastify Chrome Extension at the advice of @dnarter in the Jan 2018 #NCTE English Journal. I'm actually finding it easier and quicker to give quality feedback, and (BONUS) the students like it, too! https://t.co/FurTydthtD

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Strategies for pointing out important info. The need for these strategies stems from the fact that school bombards students with a myriad of incoming information even within the confines of a single class period. #NASOT https://t.co/gy2z8wRGZn

A Day of Food on a High-Protein, Low-Carb Diet

If you've decided to try a high-protein, low-carb diet you will want to know what a typical meal plan is for the day. Many diets such as the South …

Nutrition

Google Docs: You're probably only using 10% of what this free word processor can do

There’s probably a lot you already know about Google Docs, the simple-to-use and free word processor that debuted 12 years ago this month.<p>Files are stored in the cloud, so you can access your work from anywhere in the world, on virtually any Internet-connected device, and your docs are protected …

Google

What Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect?

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

What Is Brain Plasticity?

Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, is a term that refers to the brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. When …

The Brain

How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful

A 2014 survey published by the American Psychological Association found that teens report feeling even more stressed than adults, and that this …

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

Shirataki Noodles Are Low-Carb and Gluten-Free

Shirataki noodles are an option for pasta if you are on a low-carbohydrate or gluten-free diet. While they don't mimic the exact taste and texture of …

Nutrition