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Humanities

37 Memes That Will Make Every Coffee Lover Say "That's Me"

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Social Media

This Summer’s Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Plus a Sweeps!

Spring has given way to the heat of summer, and with the move toward hopefully-lazy afternoons and dog day heat comes the inevitable plethora of …

Books
Books

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Happiness

Here are the 2017 Hugo Award nominees

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this morning, and the ballot includes a refreshing number of women and authors of color in what has been a historically white male-dominated field.<p>The Hugo Awards, named after <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo Gernsback, are awarded to recognize the …

Science Fiction

Your brain as laboratory: The science of meditation

The idea that meditation is actually a form of research is gaining respect<p>Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream trend championed by therapists, scientists and celebrities. As part of this shift, misconceptions and dismissals have given way to …

Consciousness

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity

I have often shared links to Education Week posts by Walt Gardner in this blog. His pieces are short, to-the-point, and often, in my opinion, right …

Teaching

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Mariko Tamaki to pen Lumberjanes book series

Get ready for tales of friendship to the max — but now in book form.<p><i>Lumberjanes</i>, the popular comic series from BOOM! Studios, will be getting its own …

11 Bookish Heroines In Literature Who Are Every Book-Lover's Personal Heroes

People pick their role models in all kinds of different ways, but if you're a bibliophile like me, chances are your heroes have something to do with …

Here's How Magic Tricks Short-Circuit Your Brain

The psychology of manipulation.<p>We all know magic tricks are just that—tricks. They're not actually magic. Yet we're still astounded by them, and they <i>seem</i> otherworldly. Is it just that we're suspending disbelief, like we would at a <i>Star Wars</i> movie? According to this handy video from Digg, featuring …

Why you shouldn’t organize your email

Architecturally cool new buildings for corporations may be all the rage. Apple is building a "spaceship" campus. Google has proposed futuristic buildings that include an "architectural sky." Amazon's new headquarters will include 100-foot-tall orbs known as "biospheres."<p>But one of the most …

Nobel Prize

I’m with stupid: The entire 2016 election has been an insult to our intelligence

Donald Trump isn’t the only one to lie with impunity. Logic, facts and intelligence are the losers in this election<p>Back in 2008 only weeks away from the election of Barack Obama as president, British journalist George Monbiot wondered how U.S. politics had come to be “dominated by people who make a …

Critical Thinking

Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Hike The Appalachian Trail

After trekking 2,000 miles of mountainous terrain on foot, I transformed physically and spiritually, but that didn't mean I wanted to totally erase my old self.<p><b>In 2009, I set out</b> to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Over the five months it took me to cover those 2,000 miles of …

This Is How to Find Happiness: 6 Proven Secrets From Research

We all want to know how to find happiness. And the internet is chock full of advice on how to get there — but most of it is based on studies done on …

Happiness

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is using AI to help it cut energy consumption in its data centers by up to 15%.</b> The AI system is built by UK research lab DeepMind.<p><b>2. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr have gotten engaged.</b> They are being referred to as LA's new power couple.<p><b>3. Tesla published an update</b> …

Social Media

7 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Editor

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Instead of relying on an editor to neaten up your writing, you can learn to be your own editor. If you have no experience editing, the best place to learn is with your own writing. Once you have an initial draft, use these …

Creative Writing

The Multifaceted Benefits of Keeping a Mindfulness Journal

We’ve been hearing more and more about the importance of mindfulness from mental health experts and spiritual guides around the world. From Western …

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Teaching

'Dark Night' is the most important graphic novel you'll read all year

There aren't a whole lot of true life stories in mainstream comics. We read plenty about superheroes and monsters, but rarely about ordinary people …

Comic Books

Science Says Burning Sage Can Clean The Air And Improve Your Health

Whether the season is summer, spring, fall or winter, it is a good idea to clean the air in your home regularly to get rid of germs and all the other …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Science Says, This One Habit Helps You Make Smarter Decisions

15-35% better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50 Models for</i> …

Academic Research

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth Vader replicas from Thingiverse and …

3D Printing

10 Signs You're Smarter Than Average, According to Science

If you're the eldest child, you have a head start. Here are 9 more.<p>It strikes my curiosity what research says are the things that smart people have in common. By the way, curiosity? It's number 9 on the list. Just saying ...<p>Here's how to know if the tattooed Millennial you just hired for your …

Princeton University

Samsung's new Notebook 7 Spin is a tablet and laptop

Lenovo had it right from the start — and Samsung wants a piece of the action.<p>For years now, Lenovo's Yoga 2-in-1 laptops have attracted customers …

The 20 Best Camping Gadgets

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Kids