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3 Ways To Grab People's Attention And Leave A Lasting Impression

No doubt, at some point in your career, you’ve been in the presence of people who exude confidence and control; nothing seems to knock them off center. In high stakes situations, they make everyone around them feel calm and cool. Their demeanors not only demonstrate leadership and authority, they …

This Master Teacher Is Teaching Educators How to Have Fun

ST. LOUIS — Dr. Richard Overfelt's teaching style comes from a different kind of lesson plan.<p>Dancing, singing, marching and the whacking of cymbals are all part of a formula he says is aimed at getting teachers to take themselves less seriously.<p>His students are teachers from schools all across the …

Teaching

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

In 1939, I didn’t hear war coming. Now its thundering approach can’t be ignored | Harry Leslie Smith

As a teenager I would just laugh at newsreels of Hitler and other fascists. I hope what happened next is not witnessed again by my grandchildren’s generation<p>• Author Harry Leslie Smith, 94, is a second world war RAF veteran<p>A chill of remembrance has come over me during this August month. It feels …

Middle East

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

9 signs you might be smarter than average

1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 Norwegians published in Science magazine revealed that the oldest sibling had an average IQ 2.3 points higher than younger siblings. The reason is due to environment and family dynamics, not genetics. The firstborn gets the benefits of full …

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure

Embracing the sting of failure may not sound enjoyable — but new research shows it’s the best way to learn from mistakes.<p>A study in the <i>J</i><i>ournal of</i> …

Self-help

Beyond ‘Fine’: 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

A Survey of 1,502 College Students Revealed the 1 Skill They Wish Their Parents Had Taught Them

We invest a lot of time in teaching young people to be academically prepared, but we often overlook the skills they really need to succeed.<p>Parents, teachers, and coaches dedicate their days to preparing kids for the challenges of life after high school. They devote countless hours to ensuring kids …

Education

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 6 things in common

Parenting is a tough job and there are infinite ways to succeed and fail. With so many ways to parent, how can you be sure that what your doing is best for your child? Here are six things parents do that might be making kids unsuccessful, according to psychology research.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On …

Four Tips From Pediatricians to Teach Kindness to Kids

Children are listening. During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Want Your Kids to Become Financially Secure Adults? Parents of Today's Wealthy Did This, Study Says

Do you believe that today's multimillionaires were born wealthy? Not so--they were taught to become wealthy.<p>What are the odds of a low-to-middle-class kid growing into a successful, wealthy adult? This may come as a surprise to those who believe that most wealthy people were born into money, but …

Success

Israel accuses Obama administration of helping craft, push UN censure

Israel’s government publicly accused the Obama administration Sunday of helping create and push the recently passed United Nations resolution condemning settlement activity, with a top official telling Fox News they have “ironclad information” on the U.S. government’s involvement.<p>“We have rather …

High-dose vitamin C injections Shown to Annihilate Cancer

<b>Groundbreaking new research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational</b> …

How Not To Raise A Narcissist

In Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water. Transfixed by his own beauty, he sat at the water’s edge …

Narcissism

How To Be Who You Needed As A Child

<i>This post was written for Reparent Yourself Month.</i><p>No matter how wonderful or horrible your parents were at raising you, it's inevitable that your inner adult world is darkened by a major emotional need that your parents failed to provide.<p>Call it what you will -- developmental arrest, unfulfilled …

What Can I Do About My Child Being Bullied?

<i>How do I handle a child at elementary school who bullies my own child? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Patricia Salem, freelance writer and equine massage therapist, on Quora:</b><p>"How do I …

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Genetics

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

Educating an Original Thinker

How teachers and parents can identify and cultivate children who think creatively and unconventionally<p>In his new book, <i>Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World</i>, the writer, Wharton professor, and erstwhile magician Adam Grant explores the circumstances that give rise to truly original thinkers. …

Why Parents Should Not Make Kids Do Homework

President Obama’s pick for Education Secretary, John King, Jr., is headed for confirmation Mar. 9. King’s track record shows he loves standardized …

Teaching

Science Says What You Wear Largely Affects How You Think And Behave

“What you wear can influence your thinking and negotiating skills, and even hormone levels and heart rate” – Matthew Hutson<p>We all know that the way …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs, Beats, and why TV is stuck in the '70s

Apple Launches New Swift Programming Blog

- Jul 11, 2014<p>Apple is continuing its efforts to be open about the upcoming Swift Programming Language that will be going live this fall alongside …