Bob Strack

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The Public, the Political System and American Democracy

Survey Report At a time of growing stress on democracy around the world, Americans generally agree on democratic ideals and values that are important …

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Pedagogy

All Roads Lead to This Place: A Story of Empathy

<i>“Gratitude must be something we strive for.”</i> These were the words I uttered to my friend, as he asked me to weigh in on his divorce.<p>I was quite …

Empathy

Persuasion in a “Post-Truth” World (Blog)

By Troy Campbell, Lauren Griffin, & Annie NeimandTo make progress on ideologically or politically sticky issues, social sector organizations must …

We Need Critical Thinking Now More Than Ever

Critical thinking is the positive reflection of Non-idolatry, worshiping nothing and no one on this planet. Critical thinking does not believe things …

How Political Metaphors Are Subtly Impacting Your Decision Making

The way we talk politics lulls us into an “eternal political present,” one psychologist explains–and Trump couldn’t be happier.<p>“Trump, Clinton surrogates brawl as race heats up,” one Fox News headline blared this year. “Trump sorely unprepared for fight against Clinton,” wagered the <i>Dallas Morning</i> …

Why I’m marching for science

As a child, I never liked uncertainty and ambiguity. Perhaps that’s why I enjoyed science class so much.<p>While scientists may have disagreed about the …

The Subtle Power Of Default Choices

Walt Disney used defaults to get children to eat healthier foods, but not all nudges have consumers’ interests at heart.<p>Lawmakers in Texas just introduced a bill that would make a small change but potentially a big difference to the thousands of people awaiting organ transplants in the state. It …

15 Common Logical Fallacies and How to Spot Them

Logical fallacies -- those logical gaps that invalidate arguments -- aren't always easy to spot.While some come in the form of loud, glaring …

Facts are not always more important than opinions: here's why

Which is more important, a fact or an opinion on any given subject? It might be tempting to say the fact. But not so fast…<p>Lately, we find ourselves …

The March for Science Has Kicked Off a Big Argument About What Science Is

There’s been a lot of heated online debate about the upcoming March for Science in Washington, an event that is billed as a response to the election …

Teachers Are Becoming Millionaires By Selling Lesson Plans

While teachers, in general, are underpaid and overworked in the United States, it looks like some have found a clever way to boost their incomes: …

10 Reasons Why You Should March For Science

1.) Because understanding the mechanisms of biology, health, and disease are the keys to living longer, better, more successful lives.<p>2.) Because the high quality of life we enjoy today — computers, GPS, internet, televisions, etc. — are direct results of investing in science.<p>3.) Because clean air, …

3 Quarks Daily

We are still working on a few things, such as getting old posts from October 2017 up until April 2018 imported into the archives; fixing some issues …

LaDainian Tomlinson headlines 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

In an era during which many running backs have been devalued and veiwed as expendable, LaDainian Tomlinson didn't have to wait long to take his place in NFL history.<p>The former San Diego Chargers standout was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in his first year of eligibility. …

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime | Inc.com

Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when challenges arise we often turn to words of wisdom for support and …

Leadership

A Plea To Trump Voters

Dear Trump voters,<p>I confess we are not well acquainted. I probably check every box that you loathe, fear or at the very least don't like. I'm an atheist, liberal, immigrant and a woman. Admittedly, I also live in a tech bubble. Perhaps, that instinctively makes you not want to trust me but please …

10 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Know and Live By

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do entrepreneurs need more than anything else? Brain fuel. The creative brain is one that is constantly fed.<p>So why not learn from giants of entrepreneurial thinking. Consider re-writing one of these 10 powerful quotes and posting it …

Storytelling: An Exercise In Empathy

photo by Flickr’s ValeriePlease welcome today’s guest Liz Lazzara, a freelance writer and editor living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. She …

Text - H.R.5232 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Stop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act

<i>Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,</i><p>SECTION 1. Short title.<p>This Act may be …

Text - S.2936 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Stop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act

<i>Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,</i><p>SECTION 1. Short title.<p>This Act may be …

14 Metaphor Examples: How to Paint Vivid Pictures With Words

Shares 110<p>*sigh*<p>You know the feeling, don’t you?<p>You’ve poured all your energy into writing an article. You’ve shared your best tips. You’ve edited …

Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters

Telling a compelling story with your data helps you get your point across effectively. Here are four tips to keep your data from getting lost in …

A Fitness Guide to Better Sex

14 simple exercises that’ll make you the best sex-haver you can possibly be!<p>Featuring Timothy Simons from <i>Veep</i><p>Sex is a decathlon waged on a 200-thread-count field. It requires both endurance <i>and</i> bursts of frenzied energy; raw strength <i>and</i> balletic grace; the fortitude to power through a wicked thigh …

9 Bad Habits You Should Leave in the Past | Inc.com

If you're feeling kind of stuck--wanting more, but unable to get past where you are--maybe your bad habits are a big part of the problem.<p>Look at what you are doing, and assess your thoughts and your habits. Ask yourself if they are working for you or against you.<p>Habits are patterns that are actions …

Can this humble GIF really help ease anxiety?

Anyone who's ever had to deal with any level of anxiety issues knows how difficult it can be to calm yourself and ease yourself out of an anxiety …