Dr. Rhonda Cohen

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We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

One university’s uniquely compassionate plan for teaching students resilience

Young adults are extremely stressed-out these days—and colleges across America are scrambling to support them.<p>In 2013, a group of top-flight colleges including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania formed the Resilience Project to pool ideas and resources around building …

Mental Health

Should I do a PhD? You asked Google – here's the answer | Rachel Hall

There are lots of good reasons for deciding to do a PhD. Deepening your knowledge of a subject you love is an excellent one. Wondering what to do with the next three years of your life and finding out your university will pay you to stay isn’t so bad either. But seeing it as a fast track to a cushy …

College & University

6 Things Great Speakers Always Do: A TEDx Organizer Shares the Secrets of Becoming a TEDx Speaker

Tips from TEDx Executive Producer Tricia Brouk for how to become a better speaker... and how you can someday give your own TED Talk.<p>We all want to be better speakers. Maybe, in our secret heart of hearts, we'd like to give a TED Talk. Maybe we'd like to be a TEDx speaker.<p>So I asked an expert for …

Public Speaking

I thought getting into Oxford was a dream come true – I couldn't have been more wrong

When I got into Oxford, I envisaged debating with like-minded people, joining the Oxford Union, dining in the grand halls and learning to row. The …

University Rankings

Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Self-help

A new study shows how managers can double employee satisfaction

Meditation retreats and free trail mix are nice, but what employees <i>really</i> want is less trendy, and less materialistic, than that.<p>According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, the top determinant of employee satisfaction and trust in their employer is the timeless concept of …

Research

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

Imagine you're working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do?<p>Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly …

Mindfulness

There just aren’t enough academic jobs for these Ph.D.s. NC State tries to help.

Prospects for Ph.D. earners are dismal in the academic job market, with stories abounding of people who have doctorates serving lattes at …

Higher Education

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

Study smarter, not harder!<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

The Brain

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Dementia

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

How the psychology of the England football team could change your life

This week, the England midfielder Dele Alli was asked if he was nervous about the big tests up ahead: first, of course, the team’s semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday. “Excited, not nervous,” he replied. His apparent happiness and confidence reflected an England team that seems transformed from …

Soccer

Data Science in Higher Education: A Step-by-Step Introduction to Machine Learning for Institutional Researchers

Overview<p>Data Science in Higher Education: A Step-by-Step Introduction to Machine Learning for Institutional Researchers by Jesse Lawson<p>Over 1,000 …

How One College Used Student Comments to Identify Its Best Professors

When students are candid and specific, their comments can help determine who should be teaching gateway courses, one administrator found.

Why Alzheimer’s hits women harder than men

Sex differences in dementia are only just being recognised – but the consequences could change the way we fight the disease.<p>Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015, 75-year-old Brenda Whittle still enjoys jigsaws, sewing and dancing. New activities are less appealing, but participating in Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

The Classroom Of 2028 Will Look Like The Classroom Of 2018

At Google’s annual I/O festival, the company unveiled its latest piece of virtual reality software for the classroom called “Tour Creator” — a tool intended for users to create and share their own experiences. The promotional video for the product depicts a class of students in rural Pennsylvania …

Education Technology

PhD completion: an evidence-based guide for students, supervisors and universities

Many students enrol in a Master or PhD postgraduate research degree, but few complete them. From 2010-2016, 437,030 domestic and international …

Pedagogy

Physical Activity as a Determinant of Successful Aging over Ten Years

1.<p>Rowe, J. W. & Kahn, R. L. Human aging: usual and successful. <i>Science</i> <b>237</b>, 143–149 (1987).<p>2.<p>Sabia, S. <i>et al</i>. <i>I</i>nfluence of individual and combined …

Google Scholar

Scientists Looking at Brain Stimulation as a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s

Early research indicates brain stimulation might be effective for older Alzheimer’s patients with mild symptoms. However, a lot more study is still …

Marshmallow Test's Newest Surprise: Kids Have More Self-Control Today Than In The '60s

The folks who brought us the marshmallow test have some unlikely news: children today have more self-control than ever.<p>That conclusion is based on more than 50 years of results from the iconic test, which allows a preschooler to eat one treat immediately or two if she can wait 10 minutes. The …

If You Have These 8 Personality Traits, You’re More Likely To Suffer From Anxiety

There are quite a few personality traits common among people who suffer from anxiety, as well as a few traits that can make anxiety worse. It can …

The first textbook with clickable paper

Education could be a huge market for augmented reality, but questions persist about its value in the classroom<p>Purists will say books are interactive …

College students are forming mental-health clubs — and they’re making a difference

Mental-health problems among college students have been climbing since the 1990s, according to the American Psychological Association. And with services increasingly stretched at campus health centers, students have been taking action themselves through peer-run mental-health clubs and …

Philip Zimbardo defends the Stanford Prison Experiment, his most famous work

What’s the scientific value of the Stanford Prison Experiment? Zimbardo responds to the new allegations against his work.<p>For decades, the story of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment has gone like this: Stanford professor Philip Zimbardo assigned paid volunteers to be either inmates or guards in …

Looking after your mental wellbeing

How do I know when to take action to ​benefit my mental wellbeing?<p>It’s important to notice when your mental wellbeing may be slipping, so that you …

It’s harder for BME students to get a top degree at university. That has to change

Black and minority ethnic (BME) students in England are more likely than ever to get in to university. We have seen an almost 50 per cent increase in …

Plastic coffee cup waste is being cut by a simple change

A simple change in the way hot drinks are priced at one university has made a big difference to the number of cups that are thrown away, and it's not costing customers anything extra.<p>A smartphone film by Dougal Shaw for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage.<p>Check out easy ways to reduce your plastic …

'Don't say my name wrong at graduation'

<b>We've all had that social trauma of the name that looks ominously tricky to pronounce.</b><p>You're at some event and you've got to introduce someone - or you're trying to read from a name badge - and there's that rising tide of embarrassment as you head into a thick forest of consonants.<p>You have a few …