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2 Ways We Can Shift Our Own Attitudes To Be More Productive | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

Mind-sets aren’t inherently good or bad, but they are a necessary part of how we function. Without a mind-set to help filter the amount of data coming at us at any given time, we could end up feeling overwhelmed. However, mind-sets also hold great power to help or hinder us in our day-to-day lives. …

Psychology

4 Life Lessons That Lead to Happiness, Success and Longevity

University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.<p>They devote a great amount …

The 10 Essential TED Talks for Growth Leaders

I have been a devoted TED conference attendee since my first experience in Monterey more than 10 years ago. Each year, I am fascinated by the eclectic mix of fellow attendees; scientists, philanthropists, billionaires, authors and entrepreneurs who come together to exchange and debate ideas. These …

Mr. O'Brien's Advisory 2014-15

Gentlemen, <br>Today I had the opportunity to meet with (most of) your parents. <br>(If we didn't meet, I will connect with them soon.) <br>I look forward to …

8 pieces of advice for thriving in a world of constant change |

On a trip to the Bahamas in 2012, I got the chance to feed a group of grey reef sharks. Now, feeding sharks is not an activity to be taken lightly. …

Don't let schooling interfere with your education. / Mark Twain

Plagiarism, Copyright, Authorship on Flipboard

By Kevin James O'Brien | Students need to learn the perils of plagiarism - it can tarnish your name and follow you forever.<p>Government<p>Students ‘don’t …

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.<p>As the lazy days of summer give way to the painful reality of pre-dawn alarms, many kids are beginning their descent into chronic school-year sleep deprivation. The median school start time in …

The power of introverts | Susan Cain

2014 Weinberg College Convocation Address by Daniel Pink

RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – Lingua Franca - Blogs

At a teaching workshop last week, a new faculty member asked me how I felt about students using laptops in the classroom. I replied, “I ask students …

7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

As a beginning teacher I knew that it was important to connect with parents and to build a positive relationship with them, but at times I wasn't …