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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask

December 18, 2014<br>As I argued in an earlier post titled ”Critical Thinking Questions Based on Bloom's Taxonomy”, questioning is the key to critical …

Finding The Anthropology In Latin Dance Music

Jorge Drexler's songs have been called introspective and literate. He's been compared to Paul Simon. But a couple years ago, the Uruguayan musician began to wonder what it would take to write dance-oriented music. That's the assignment he gave himself on his latest album, <i>Bailar en la Cueva</i>, or …

12 Thoughts On Depression

Some of this might work for you, and some of it won’t. There will be a variety of tones and arguments, because depression and fear and desperation …

Making The Economic Case For Cycling-Friendly Cities With Bikeonomics

A new book puts hard numbers to the intuitive case for more bike-friendly neighborhoods for all.<p>We all know that cycling is good for us and that it benefits the environment. But if you want to make the case for something, it helps to have numbers to back you up, especially in policy circles.<p>We’ve …

Brené Brown on Empathy

How To Keep From Losing Your Mind

Photo: Rachel Dowda/ Courtesy of Eyla.<p><i>In the age of constant communication, 24/7 jobs, and mandatory multitasking, finding a moment for reflection is</i> …

Meditation

Not a Kit Kat in sight #getsomeheadspace http://t.co/4Zc7LwXfft

19 Ideas To Start & End Your Day With Joy

For any ritual to become habitual, it has to be something you look forward to and consistently enjoy. Experiment until you find your groove and …

A Battle For Fair Housing Still Raging, But Mostly Forgotten

It's not something we think about a lot or something that gets reported on often, but once you start digging around some, it's hard not to see the consequences of our country's long, sordid history of housing discrimination everywhere racial disparities manifest. The giant wealth gap between black …

How To Break The Wheel Of Monotony | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>School</b><b>: Art project to history project. Maths test to geography test. Period 1 bell to period 4 bell. Tennis lesson to piano lesson.</b><p><b>College</b><b>: Biology</b> …

The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself Today

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a care-free, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you …

How to Find Happiness in a Hectic World

"If you've forgotten the language of gratitude, you'll never be on speaking terms with happiness." -- Author Unknown<p>I've been asked often, "Why is there such a lot of talk about happiness?" I can cite the practical reasons: happiness enhances creativity and productivity, your health, and longevity, …

What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About You

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live," Joan Didion famously wrote in "The White Album."<p>In many ways, Didion was right: Stories may not seem like a basic survival need, but our brains naturally tell stories as a way to give structure and meaning to our lives. And according to research in …

How to look good on your bike this winter

Allergic to Lycra? It is possible to stay chic on your bike this winter - without resorting to the dreaded fluoro pink<p>If you're female, ride a bicycle and have the slightest interest in how you dress, you'll already know that cycling clothing for women is pretty much a disaster. And as the commute …

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20 Questions for Thanksgiving

It can be challenging to create rich and meaningful family conversations about gratitude. I know I've felt disappointed when my "What do you feel thankful for?" questions are met with quick, predictable responses that bring the conversation to a close soon after it's begun. Last Thanksgiving …

Fifteen Reasons We Need Friends

A new view of neuroticism shows what really makes you anxious<p>New studies show how your smile affects your relationship, if not your life<p>The details …

20 Awesome Marriage Tips From a Recently Divorced Man

Below are 20 wise marriage tips from a man that was recently divorced. You wouldn't normally think that a divorced man would give good advice on …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

GET THE BOOK BY<br>ERIN FALCONER!<p>Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity …

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15 Meditation Books For Beginners Recommended By Buddhist Teachers

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit.<p>But how does one meditate? What resources are out there to help beginners to start a sustainable meditation practice?<p>While there are many …

The One Question That Is Shaping Your Entire Life

<i>[Many people have asked me to blog my TEDx San Diego talk… it's below. Here's the video.]</i><p>What if there was a Question you could ask, that when answered, brought you a feeling of profound fulfillment, deep happiness, and inner peace.<p>The answer put a spring in your step, made you look 10 years …

What to Know Before You Build a Treehouse

There is something magical about the idea of being enveloped by nature. So when those with creative minds live near trees, they often soon start thinking about a treehouse.<p><b>Treehouses can be simple or wonderfully ornate</b>. Whether you yearn for a quiet retreat for yourself and other adults or want to …

Treehouses

Gifts for Every Cyclist

We found 12 perfect presents for all the cyclists on your holiday list, no matter their gender or generation.<i>—Jennifer Sherry <br>See our complete 2013 gift guide list for cyclists.</i>

The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions: Creating a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Here’s a bit of trivia about me: My great-great-grandmother on my dad’s side was a full-blooded Mexicana. For whatever reason, this trace of Mexican …

60+ Family Tradition Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Last week we published an article that discussed why and how to establish family traditions. Traditions offer numerous benefits: they strengthen your …

10 Tips for the Beginning Gardener—What I Learned in Year One

The other day, a friend with a newly acquired balcony asked what kind of containers she should buy and what she should plant. I responded by …

The Secret World of Sleep: 4 Weird Things About Catching Zs

What happens after we head to bed each night? Do we simply snooze, or do we enter into a dimly lit place of wonders, terrors and peculiar science? …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps

The covers of most men's and women's magazines have similar headlines: "Get Great Abs" and "Have Amazing Sex."<p>From the looks of it, these two issues have been recycled over and over (with some other stereotypically gender-relevant articles thrown in) on every <i>Men's Health</i>, <i>Maxim</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i> and</i> …