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Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

How ‘Dear White People’ Dismantles the Conservative Myth About ‘Safe Spaces’

Netflix’s <i>Dear White People</i> manages to do quite a lot in its ten-episode first season. It presents a college campus simmering with racial tension, it …

10 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation (& Improving Classroom Behavior at the Same Time)

It’s test day, and emotions are running high in the classroom. Joe hasn’t stopped fidgeting all morning. He notices that his teacher is about to pass …

Emotional Intelligence

The Smartest Way to Combat Stress (From a TED Speaker and Neuroscientist) | Inc.com

Dr. Rebecca Brachman has dedicated her life to exploring the connection between mental illness and stress. As Brachman gears up to speak at the TED conference today, the TED Fellow shares the best way to combat your stress and finally puts to rest the idea that mental illness indicates genius.<p><b>Inc.:</b> …

Mental Disorders

Affordable solar power is coming to low-income minority neighborhoods

Lower electric bills are the big attraction for financially stressed families<p>In the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Broadway Heights …

6 must-have skills for young web developers

While it can be difficult to develop hard skills from scratch, it’s certainly not as difficult to hone your skills (including those softer skills) to …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Motivation

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful than compliments. That means if you want to keep your marriage flourishing, for …

Harvard Business School

The Secret to Overcoming Your Toxic Inner Critic | Inc.com

<i>How can I overcome my toxic inner critic? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, Neuroscientist, Author of MindSET Your Manners, on Quora:</b><p>That inner critic is not …

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself | Inc.com

There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can unleash your greatness and success.<p>Here are seven statements that …

Leadership

How to deal with anxiety when you are feeling overwhelmed

According to the Beyondblue support service for depression and anxiety, seven to 14 per cent of women aged 10 to 24 years old will experience an …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, artist or politician, we all must overcome hurdles and setbacks at some point in our lives. These challenges …