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5 places you can educate yourself online for free

According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is associated with flexibility, innovation, and joy.<p>Equally as compelling, continued learning has been shown to protect your …

Albert Einstein

How Athletes Stay Calm Under Pressure: Breath is everything

For Swiss Olympic golfer Fabienne In-Albon, competing in the Olympic Games had been a life-long dream -- one she'd been training for since she was just 10 years old. Here's the way she describes her big moment:<p>"At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when I walked to the first tee on the first day of …

Mindfulness

4 Keys to Writing Content That Readers Will Love

Writing content that readers will love isn't only about what you write, but how you write it.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>If your content doesn’t provide readers with value, solve a problem, answer a question or entertain, then it doesn’t really serve a …

Writing

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

The Four Most Difficult Personalities and How to Handle Them

In a difficult work relationship, it is helpful to first define what kind of individual you are dealing with, then tailor your response to his or her limitations.<p>As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, many clients seek my help handling difficult relationships. Although the old saying "it takes two …

Don’t think of a rampaging elephant: Linguist George Lakoff explains how the Democrats helped elect Trump

<b>George Lakoff (Simon & Schuster/Bart Nagel)</b><p>Democrats played into Trump’s hands, Lakoff says — and they won’t win until they learn how to frame the debate<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>January 15, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>George Lakoff didn't start off in the world of politics. He was a founding father of cognitive …

I-DEAS

Seeking an Escape From Trump’s America

Why some people are withdrawing from mainstream society into “intentional communities”—and what the rest of the country can learn from them<p>For the last eight years, Nicolas and Rachel Sarah have been slowly weaning themselves off fossil fuels. They don’t own a refrigerator or a car; their year-old …

How to create a perfectly organized kitchen using the triangle method

A well organized kitchen is very important when designing your home. You don't want to be running around in circles when you're cooking a big meal so …

Small Spaces

Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?

When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn’t make it to the toilet. She peed without warning. She took her 2-week-old to the grocery store down the block and had to waddle home with …

Archaeologists find skeleton in Alexander the Great-era tomb

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered a skeleton from a tomb dating back to the era of Alexander the Great. The excavation has refueled rumors …

What's Really Happening to the Humanities Under Neoliberalism?

(Photo: Pixabay)<p>The number of college students majoring in English, according to some contested reports, has plummeted. In general, the humanities …

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

Wall Art

Portuguese Slave Traders Were No Match for Angolan Queen Nzinga Mbandi

The warrior queen fought colonization for several decades.<p>Nzinga as illustrated by Pat Masioni for UNESCO’s series on women in African history. …

Trading

5 Ideas For Using Infographics To Teach Classic Literature

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Great Books

Archaeologists vs. robbers in Israel's race to find ancient scrolls

TZEELIM VALLEY, Israel (Reuters) - The disposable paper face masks offer little protection from the clouds of dust that fill the cliffside cave where Israeli archaeologists are wrapping up the largest excavation in the Judean desert of the past half-century.<p>Clipped into safety harnesses, volunteers …

Mithridates’ Poison Elixir: Fact or Fiction?

King Mithridates VI of Pontus, also known as Mithradates VI Eupator Dionysus and Mithridates the Great (135–63 BCE, r. 120-63 BCE) was a dogged Roman …

Hello From Londinium: Oldest Handwritten Documents In British History Discovered

Archaeologists in London have unearthed the oldest handwritten documents in Britain — a collection of notes, bills and contracts dating back nearly 2,000 years.<p>The discovery, a collection of more than 400 Roman waxed writing tablets, was announced Wednesday by the Museum of London Archaeology. The …

Thousands of atheists gather in DC for 'Reason Rally'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Thousands of atheists turned out Saturday on a muggy Washington day to take part in "Reason Rally," dedicated to boosting the political power of the growing number of non-religious Americans.<p>"We are here, we are one, we are joined and we are celebrating our secular movement and …

Religion

Ancient Seafarers’ Tool Sites, Up to 12,000 Years Old, Discovered on California Island

On a rugged island just offshore from Ventura County, archaeologists have turned up evidence of some of the oldest human activity in coastal Southern …

Anthropology

The media (ironically) overlooked the most chilling, Orwellian revelation of the Ben Rhodes controversy

<b>Barack Obama, Ben Rhodes (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>NY Times’ Rhodes feature shows the manufacturing of consent Chomsky warned about has soared to chilling new heights<p>Ben Norton<p>May 11, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>There is something deeply ironic about the controversy that exploded this week around Ben Rhodes …

Genes that influence how long you stay in education uncovered by study

Discovery of genetic variants which shape number of years spent at school and university, and could pave the way for more personalised teaching<p>A haul of genes that influence how long people spend in education has been uncovered by one of the largest studies conducted in the field.<p>The international …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Our ignorant kids don’t know how history got us to where we are today. Here’s a remedy

Can you answer the following questions?<p>Who fought in the Peloponnesian War?<p>Who taught Plato, and whom did Plato teach?<p>Who was Saul of Tarsus?<p>Why does the Magna Carta matter?<p>What are one or two of the arguments made in Federalist 10?<p>Hard questions, right? Maybe not. Maybe you learned some or all of …

“Why, in heaven’s name, don’t we tax religion?”: Bill Maher says it’s time all religious groups paid Uncle Sam

“Almost a quarter of us in America are being forced to subsidize a myth that we’re not buying into,” Maher said.<p>Brendan Gauthier<p>April 16, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Real Time host Bill Maher last night made the case that churches, in addition to corporations, should pay their fair share of taxes.<p>"There are …

Religion

There's a dark side to 'emotional intelligence' even though everybody says it's a good thing

"People skills" are almost always assumed to be a good thing.<p>Search employment ads and you will find them listed as a qualification for a startling array of jobs, including Applebee's host, weight-loss specialist, CEO, shoe salesperson, and (no joke) animal-care coordinator.<p>The notion that people …

Emotional Intelligence

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

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