Patricia Flynn Gibson

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Teaching pupils how they learn boosts progress by seven months

Getting pupils to think more about how they learn can boost their academic progress by seven months, according to new guidance.<p>The government-backed …

Teaching

Curious Kids: What happens in our bodies when we sleep?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

The Brain

The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See

You have more control over your ultimate Social Security benefits than you might think. Here's how to get the most out of the program.<p>Your Social …

Retirement

Ego Strength the Id, Superego, and Reality

In Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory of personality, ego strength is the ability of the ego to deal effectively with the demands of the id, the …

Psychology

30 Social Security Stats That Might Surprise You -- and Make You Wealthier

Knowing some of these numbers can help you collect fatter checks in retirement.<p>There are lots of interesting and sometimes surprising facts about …

Retirement

All the Common Excuses for Not Delegating Boil Down to Lack of Confidence

Leaders delegate important work when they trust their team and know their own worth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Moving from “doer” to “manager” is seldom a smooth transition. One of the most difficult components of this move lies in understanding when to stop doing …

Leadership

Our Three Brains - The Emotional Brain

In 1952, Paul MacLean introduced the term 'limbic system', which refers to the interconnected brain structures responsible for much of our emotional …

Interaction Design

How to Teach Your Dog Object Names

Teaching your dog to differentiate between objects is a fun brain game that can be stretched out over days or weeks. He doesn’t need to learn it all …

Pets

13 easy, legitimate ways to make extra money online fast

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Stash app lets you start investing with as little as $5 — which it gives you for free when you sign up.Stash<p>Finances are one of the …

Personal Finance

This Is What Being A Mom With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Is Like

My bonus daughter asks if she can go in our backyard, two feet from the back door, to play on our playground by herself – I say no because if someone …

Mental Health

LinkedIn’s Career Expert reveals 3 ways to make your profile stand out

It's not too late to land the job of your dreams in 2018. I got in touch with LinkedIn's resident Career Expert, Blair Decembrele, to get a few tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out, which LinkedIn courses help you to develop the most in-demand skills and how to tell your story on …

Employment

Here's What to Say When You Quit a Toxic Job

Quitting a job comes with questions. Here's how to answer them...<p>In a good economy, we always see an increase in the number of people who decide to, "take this job and shove it." Job seeker confidence is high, in spite of the fact it's actually <i>harder</i> to get a job in a good economy. And, while …

Employment

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

It can be challenging surviving in retirement on a fixed or limited income. Fortunately, there are strategies to employ now or later that can beef up …

Retirement

How to Create Your Own Good Luck in 4 Simple Steps

A British researcher has found four principles are involved in creating good fortune.<p>Sometimes bad things happen and there's nothing you can do to stop it.<p>My husband lost hundreds of thousands of dollars when the construction contractors who owed him money went bankrupt during the recession a …

Bankruptcy

The Guy Who Wrote The Book On The Deep State Wishes Trumpworld Would Shut Up About The Deep State

Former Republican aide Mike Lofgren wanted to call attention to the way entrenched interests in Washington, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley are hurting the country. Now, he says the term he helped popularize is “like a virus,” and a catchphrase for the very forces he hoped to weaken.<p><b>Mike Lofgren</b> …

Steve Bannon

How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …

Motivation

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well

When anger rises to the surface, they don't react--they respond.<p>Anger is one powerful human emotion. It is also a very <i>normal</i> human emotion that needs to be expressed in a healthy way. But there's a place and time for appropriate anger, and we all have to learn how to manage it before it …

Anger Management

Inspire Your Team by Living This One Leadership Principle From the U.S. Marines

Only an unselfish leader can earn the trust that is essential for small teams to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>JJDIDTIEBUCKLE. No I didn't just type a bunch of random letters on my keyboard. It’s the 14 leadership principles followed by the United States …

Leadership

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert: What You Didn't See on TV (So. Much. Glitter.)

<i>Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert</i> looked ambitious on TV, but to see it in person is another story. The impressive stage filled a warehouse in …

Jesus Christ Superstar

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

In the years since I researched and wrote <i>Mean Mothers</i>, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different; perhaps …

Psychology

Food Allergies & Mental Health Misdiagnoses

Food is my friend. This caveat must be stated up front. I absolutely love food. All food. Tasting delicacies from other cultures is an extra special …

Wellness

Anxiety Is Inevitable if You Want to Live a Meaningful Life

Having something you perceive as meaningful comes with a host of benefits, but it also creates a fear of loss.<p>It's easy to buy in to the idea that living a meaningful life is the golden ticket to well-being. If we could just find the career path or relationship that aligned perfectly with our …

Psychology

Why Having a Working Mom is the Best Thing Ever

<i>This article first appeared in She's Fit to Lead (www.shesfittolead.com).</i><p>When I was younger, I envied kids with stay-at-home moms. Growing up, my neighbor (and best friend) had a mom who was always around. She was there to drive us to countless sports practices, actively attend any and every school …

Eight things great teachers do differently

Teaching is one of the most important professions in society and touches every aspect, of every community in the world in some way. … Read the rest

Teaching

General / All-Purpose Cover Letter Sample

General / All-Purpose Cover Letter Sample<p>Updated July 24, 2017<p>When you apply for a job, many times you will be required to submit a cover letter with …

Employment

Why Deepak Chopra has set his sights on eliminating inflammation

Deepak Chopra, MD, has made it his mission to help people use holistic methods to battle serious health issues like addiction, take control of their …

Deepak Chopra

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

<i>This piece originally appeared on</i> <i>Barking Up the Wrong Tree and Motto</i><p>Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re …

Time Management

The Toughest Call of My Life | by Jalen Moore

I<p>was three days away from my NBA dream, and I walked away.<p>It was last August, a few weeks after summer league. I had my contract with the Bucks, a …

Mental Health

12 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoons

How you end your workweek will not only have a huge impact on how productive you are the following week, but also may determine how relaxed you are …