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School Replaces Detention With Meditation And Results Are Amazing

Robert W. Coleman School in Baltimore sounds like the best school ever. Why? Because there’s no such thing as detention at the Baltimore …

Meditation
Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Rare disorder that made patient 'feel unreal' linked to grim daydreams

Sleep problems and gloomy daydreams may worsen the symptoms of a rare psychiatric disorder that causes people to feel as though they are "unreal," a new report of one man's case suggests.<p>In the report, researchers in the United Kingdom looked at sleep problems and daydreaming habits in a man with a …

Research

5 Ways Being a Perfectionist Is Holding You Back

In a job interview, the classic answer to “What’s your biggest weakness?” is “I’m a perfectionist”—a total cop-out that allows you to wear your …

Psychology

A Migrant's Harrowing Tale about Life in Libya

<i>In the past few years, the International Organization for Migration has facilitated the voluntary return of thousands of migrants from Libya back to their countries of origin. Many of these migrants, mostly from Sub-Saharan Africa, were en-route to Europe but ended up in Libyan detention centres.</i> …

Humanities
Dystopia

The 27 most 'miserable' countries in the world

It's hard to get by when you don't have a job and the cost of living keeps rising.<p>This is the maxim behind economist Arthur Okun's "Misery Index," which adds together a country's unemployment and inflation rates. The higher the number, the more "miserable" your country.<p>There has been criticism of …

Economics

How to stay fit in winter

Some people hate early mornings. Others hate dark evenings. Either way, it’s generally agreed that during autumn and winter the pillow calls louder than press-ups. Yet since exercise releases endorphins, which make us feel good, and lack of sunlight reduces serotonin, which balances our moods, …

Sleep

5 tips for staying fit this winter

As you get those sweaters and turtlenecks out of storage, it's also time to make a few adjustments to your nutrition and eating habits.<p>Here are some tips for staying well-nourished and fit through the winter.

Nutrition

Seasonal affective disorder: could you spot the signs?

Winter is well and truly upon us. For many regions, this means miserable weather, less sunlight and darker days. Although we would much prefer our …

How to Let Winter Revive The Soul

Winter is upon us, now. The air hollows itself out, offering only cold and wind. The ground is freezing, slowing, and stalling its growth. Grass …

HIIT

Top fitness trends for 2016: Goodbye bootcamp, hello wearable tech

Byrnes, who is responsible for Larry Emdur's impressive transformation from dad bod to fit dad, says he and Emdur were recently in Toronto, Canada …

Wearable Tech

Bodyweight Exercises for Fitness and Strength

Bodyweight exercises are exercises that utilize your body weight instead of equipment like dumbbells or gym machines. Using bodyweight was one of the …

Workouts

What two weeks without exercise does to your body

<b>In case you missed it: This was one of our favourite Life & Style stories from 2015.</b><p><i>Monday Nov 30, 2015</i><p>As December begins, the temptation to forego …

Signs you're mentally stronger than average

Mental strength takes a long time to develop.<p>It is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism, and …

Self-improvement

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a priority for everyone: One in …

Mental Health

How to Utilise Your Workspace for Success

Working environment can have a truly monumental effect on employees engagement, motivation and productivity. It may be one of the last things you …

Employment

A Beautiful Visual on The Impact of Technology on Music Teaching and Learning

October 9, 2015<br>Helpful apps and websites abound for educators of all types - and for music teachers in particular, online resources are indispensable …

Skype Connects Classrooms With Field Trips Around the World

With today's connected classrooms, field trips aren't limited to your county, your state or even your country. Students are taking virtual field …

'Show us that you care': a student's view on what makes a perfect teacher

Ofsted has its own ideas about outstanding lessons, but what young people love about teachers is quite different<p>The perfect teacher. In Ofsted’s eyes, that probably means exemplary lesson plans and 30 immaculately marked books with targets for improvement. But, as a 16-year-old, I’m not sure I …

Teaching