Kate Bronstein

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The Cult of Busy

Over a leisurely lunch recently, a good friend lamented that he was “too busy” to read.<p>I smiled.<p>Our meal lasted an hour and a half. We then strolled …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Align Your Time Management with Your Goals

<i>At the end of a busy day, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the time went. The following excerpt from the book</i> Getting Work Done <i>provides a simple process for you to prioritize your work and understand how you’re actually using your time.</i><p>What goals are you aiming for in your work? Does the way …

Don't Leave A Job Interview Without Asking These 6 Questions

After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and résumé, you’ve finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your …

Employment

How To Increase Your Likability In 2015 (And Beyond)

This year, my writing has allowed me to connect with millions of people I never would have had the chance to without these avenues. It’s been a deeply rewarding experience on many fronts, and surprising and eye-opening on other levels. In hearing from many people around the world, I’ve become aware …

3 Easy Workouts You Can Do Without The Gym

Exercising is one of the best ways to de-stress and clear out mental cobwebs, but sometimes, the gym is a little too much. When all you want to do is …

12 Handy Tips to Enhance Your Productivity

December 13, 2014<br>There is no secret recipe to enhance one's productivity. It all boils down to how much dedication and will power you have and are …

Want to learn something better? Draw it

When you’re trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your …

5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

<b>5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development</b><p>by <b>Joel Zarrow</b><p>Just as a teacher has to create conditions that support and encourage student …

Pedagogy

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

The Brain

Improve Your Writing with This Periodic Table of the Figures of Speech | elearning,

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Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions

Critical thinking is crucial for making better decisions and effective communication. You can consistently think more critically about a topic or …

The future of management training is simulations

Overnight, after spinning off its research based drug business into AbbVie, Abbott Laboratories found itself a very different company. It didn’t just completely switch up what it sold. The parts of the world and people that mattered most changed, too.<p>Half of its profit, 70% of its sales, and a …

Product Recalls

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

How Scientists Are Learning to Write

"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."<p>The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for …

How science proves that failing makes you smarter

It seems that with the Silicon Valley gold rush, we have received a new model for success: failure. We have all heard of the rags to riches stories …

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the …

Sumba, Indonesia: Lose Yourself In A Different World (PHOTOS)

If you need to get away -- far, far away -- to a magical place completely different from anything you're used to, visit Sumba.<p>Sumba is a remote island in Eastern Indonesia, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands group in the province of East Nusa Tenggara -- a 55-minute charter flight east of Bali. The …

8 Curated Quirky Guidebooks Take on Cities with a Niche Angle

How do you make the most of a city break? Do you rush around, breathlessly ticking off must-sees, or do you drift, hoping you’ll stumble upon …

New Iceland Attraction Promises Northern Lights Sightings - Vagabondish

Many natural attractions around the world are known to be elusive. But one is about to become a bit easier to see, thanks to a new innovation.<p>In …

Northern Lights

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Travel

11 Takeaways from IHG's Game-Changing Hotel Rate Agreement

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading entered into a landmark hotel-rate agreement, subject to final approval, with InterContinental Hotels Group, …

Do You Really Need to Get a Travel Vaccine?

<i>Photo Courtesy of KOMUnews/Flickr. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.</i><p>You've just told a friend about your upcoming trip to a once-in-a-lifetime locale like Machu Picchu or an African game park and he turns your wanderlust to whaa-waa with a simple question: "Have you gotten your …

Public Health