Mariam Aboud

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Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Thing Makes You Just as Happy as Eating 2,000 Chocolate Bars | Inc.com

Wanting to be happier is a universal trait. It's rare to find a person whose reply to, "How would you like to feel today?" is, "Morose, please."<p>The scientific study of happiness (aka positive psychology) has mushroomed over the last two decades. Major research institutions have taken on substantial …

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Whether it’s a love for education, the drive to succeed, or just genuine curiosity, the hunger for knowledge and learning is what keeps us moving …

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Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.<p>When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special …

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12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. Today we have many more ways to introduce students to …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Storyboard to Plan Your Video

Last week I attended a webinar hosted by Lee LeFever from Common Craft. The webinar was about the process that Common Craft uses to produce their …

I Refused To Diet & Actually Lost 65 Pounds

Once I stopped saying the word “diet,” I lost weight. I don’t use the term diet, I don’t diet in general — and my life is wonderful. Believe it or …

A Harvard Psychologist Says This is the Most Important Thing You Should Do When You Wake Up in the Morning | HelloCare

Mornings can be tough but Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says they can be better if you stay mindful of one behaviour.<p>Cuddy says that before you even …

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Does This Study Prove the Bible Could Be Accurate?

A new study on memory shows how people can retain and recite vast amounts of information, which may lend credibility to Biblical stories passed down …

There Are Two Paths to Success and Happiness. Which Will You Choose?

Sometimes reaching your dreams involves taking a detour.<p>How do you go after your goals for career and life? Do you map out the steps you have to take between here and there and lay out a plan for completing each step? Or do you take a more holistic, improvisational approach?<p>It turns out both work …

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

Many believe that porn is addictive, and that the endless stream of on-demand internet erotica makes real-life sexual experiences not stimulating enough<p>Gregor Schmidinger was eight when he viewed his first porn magazine, found in a rubbish bin in his hometown in Austria. Aged 11, he had access to …

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Google I/O 2016: What to expect from Android N to virtual reality

Google I/O is the Google's annual developer jamboree, to which thousands of developers flock for the latest news on Google's operating systems - Android and Chrome.<p>But Google being the sprawling all-encompassing giant that it is, you can expect a lot more: I/O, as with Apple's WWDC and Facebook's …

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4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Revealed: The age adults are at their ‘healthiest and happiest’

Happiness may be a subjective emotion but researchers believe they have found the perfect age when we are most content with life.<p>The average Briton is happiest at the age of <b>39</b>, the study says, adding that 30 is when we are at our healthiest.<p>Researchers also looked at the age milestones for peak …

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Facebook's Big Idea For The Internet Is Stalling In Egypt

Only two months after it launched, one of Facebook's flagship programs for free internet was abruptly canceled. Egyptian officials say was a licensing issue, but others say it was part of a widening crackdown by Egyptian authorities.<p>SAN FRANCISCO and CAIRO — Maysoon Mohammed was one of 3 million …