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Depression symptoms

Mental health experts identify the following as symptoms of depression:<p>• Difficulty in concentrating, remembering details or decision-making.<p>• …

Hobbies

Diversity fatigue

RONALD REAGAN once said that “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’.” Today they …

Why brains are beautiful

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1226000/1226837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534398370_0909c2c465d4efe11a7137b37860cc3d<p><b>When I picked up the human brain in my hands, several things ran through my mind. My immediate concern was I might drop it or that it would fall</b> …

The Brain

This personality trait may indicate whether your child is destined for success in life

You might find it exasperating, but if your child acts in this way it could pay off in the years ahead<p>Do you ever find yourself exasperated by your child's stubbornness? Does your daughter continually disobey authority? Or does your son hate doing what he's told?<p>If so: congratulations!<p>If recent …

Left or right-handed? How it influences your politics

People prefer whatever is in front of their favourite hand, a Chicago University study finds – and that includes candidates on a ballot paper<p>It seems so obvious when you hear it, yet it could have shaped society for centuries without our knowing. According to research presented by Dr Daniel …

The Key to Becoming Successful at Anything

Regardless of the destination, this will help you get there.<p>How do you define success?<p>For some, it could be building a sustainable business. For others, it means finding more time to spend with your loved ones. How about filling your spiritual need or finding a higher calling? (If you're like me, …

Why do relationship breakups hurt so much?

Love is like a drug, and withdrawal from addiction is disruptive and damaging. In this extract from his new book, Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett explains the chemical processes behind the heartbreak<p>Have you ever found yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days on end, curtains …

7 Ways to Unlock Your Greatness

We are all born with an equal potential for greatness. There are no exceptions, yet most realize far below their potential. It is the small handful who rise to extraordinary heights and become legends in their own rights. To rank amongst the elite you must consciously change your habits. Greatness …

Self-improvement

Do we really use what we learn in school?

I was watching an interview with a well-known actress a few years ago. She was opposing nuclear power, and made some statements about the aftermath of Three Mile Island. After she went on for a while, the interviewer pointed out that she got many of her facts wrong. She was indignant. “This is not …

Quora

Is homework stupid?

The average American high-school student spends seven hours a week on homework. The average for students across all developed countries is about five hours (pdf).<p>Is it all a colossal waste of time?<p>Mark Barnes, a former teacher and author, says yes. He tells Quartz his experience teaching, and …

Four scientific ways teachers can cope with stress

From basic mediation exercises to learning to say ‘no’, there are many simple changes teachers can make to improve their physical and mental health<p>The pressures of teaching can be difficult to manage and it can sometimes feel like you have no time to switch off. So if you ended last year feeling …

Mental Health

Here are the best countries for women in terms of gender equality.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently released their annual Global Gender Gap report including its ranking of the best countries for women in terms …

Racism in universities: 'There is a sense your face doesn't fit'

New research shines a light on the insidious racism that blights higher education in the UK<p>Covert racism and discrimination persist in the UK’s colleges and universities, according to new film, Witness, commissioned by the University and College Union (UCU). The project, initiated by the UCU Black …

What We Know About Makeup in Ancient Rome

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>The Romans set high standards in terms …

Why Are So Many Scientists Harassing Their Students?

There seems to have been a sudden scourge of prominent scientists embroiled in sexual harassment scandals lately. What gives?<p>A prominent scientist has stepped down from his position at a large research university after an investigation found he had been sexually harassing graduate students. Stop me …

Sexual Harassment

School Governor: why I took my children out of class to travel the world

As the daughter of a primary school teacher, and a governor of my local primary school, the most rebellious thing I had ever done with regards to my children’s education was to deliberately falsify one of their reading records when we’d had a hard week.<p>"I’m confident that the time together so far …

Why the Zika virus was ignored for so long

ON FEBRUARY 1st 2016, the World Health Organisation declared the spread of the Zika virus a global public health emergency. The virus, a suspected …

The world’s most violent cities

VENEZUELA is in turmoil. Tanking oil prices have taken a heavy toll on its income, along with years of economic mismanagement by the government. …

Five easy ways urban schools can experiment with outdoor learning

Outdoor learning isn’t just the preserve of rural schools. These simple ideas will help you incorporate outdoor learning in a concrete jungle

Infographic: Zika Virus Fears Could Cost These Countries $63.9 Billion In Lost Tourism

Countries throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America <b>​</b>could<b>​</b> lose billions of dollars in international tourism revenue over fears of the Zika virus.<p>The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus outbreak an international emergency, and travel warnings have been issued for 25 …

'What do we need? Love': Students in Syria tell UK kids about life in school

LONDON — Students in Syria have been discussing their education with their counterparts over in the UK on Skype, and both groups have learnt a great …

The Future Of Listening Is Now Ready For Your Ears

Doppler Labs' Here earbuds want to change the way the world hears<p>I’m standing in the middle of the subway platform, press a button on my smartphone, and the entire world seems to melt away. Everything around me is close but silent, and suddenly I’m more a spectator of the world than a …

Consumer Tech

Why Bringing Back DDT to Fight Zika Mosquitoes Could Backfire

Less than a century since DDT was first sprayed, the spread of the Zika virus through mosquitoes has left some wondering whether regulators were too …

Tesla's worst nightmare ... cheap gas

Elon Musk has bigger problems than "super rude" customers and exploding SpaceX rockets. Tesla's stock has crashed and burned too.<p>Tesla (TSLA) stock is down more than 25% so far this year. It hit its lowest level since February 2014 on Wednesday.<p>Wall Street has grown increasingly skeptical about the …

Tesla

The Science Behind Daydreaming And How You Can Retrain Your Brain To Focus

Our brains aren’t designed for the type of work we do, which is why we’re always distracted. But two rules can help you retrain your brain.<p>The secret to productivity isn’t getting more things done; it’s getting the right things done. It sounds simple, but the problem is that office workers are …

3 Things Every Successful Entrepreneur Knows By Heart

All successful entrepreneurs display imagination, vision and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, though, they know the difference between the three. This is because they go through each of these consecutive stages in order to achieve success. They experience the bliss of imagination, the wonder of …

Education Secretary Calls For Fewer (But Better) Tests

Acting U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wants states and districts to focus on streamlined, higher-quality tests in a broader effort to win back some classroom time.<p>And here's the kicker: The feds will actually pay for (some of) the transition.<p>"Good assessments can be part of great …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

University of Washington