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A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …

How I Finally Made Peace With My Anxiety Disorder

I sank into the faded green couch and prepared to tell another stranger about a part of myself I'd been trying to get rid of since I was a child; to describe what it feels like on those rare occasions when my brain tells me to run from everything; when even the most mundane daily tasks -- driving …

Acquainted

Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.</i><p>These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t …

Education Technology

12 Things You Should Never Say to a Vegetarian

Where don't I get my protein?<p>I haven't eaten meat for over 10 years, which seems to shock, astonish, and anger other people around me. Most of all, though, being an herbivore brings a lot of well-meaning questions and suggestions from others that come off as mildly insensitive at best and totally …

The Fourteenth Goldfish Is A Children's Book You Can Argue About

<i>The Fourteenth Goldfish</i> is a rare children's book. It presents a message that plenty of people will disagree with - and argues that they should be …

Books

The Book That Got Teaching Right

In the course of a few decades, I became separated from my copy of “Up the Down Staircase,” Bel Kaufman’s classic novel about a New York City schoolteacher. So after Kaufman died, in July, at the age of a hundred and three, I felt compelled to reread the book. I called up my neighborhood Barnes & …