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Are Schools Designed to Help Children Learn?

In trying to wrap our hands around learning about learning, we continue to look to Chris Watkins, an independent consultant and leading authority on …

Pedagogy

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

9 of the worst monarchs in history

Historian Sean Lang rounds up nine of the most disastrous monarchs in history…<p><i>Mary, Queen of Scots lacked political skill says Sean Lang. (The Print</i> …

World History

6 Trainers' Favorite Exercises for Stronger, Sculpted Arms

Get seriously impressive guns with these six smart moves.<p>Strong arms are like a badge of honor for all the time you spend getting your fitness on. So that you can give others major arm envy, we asked six trainers for their top moves—and they brought us some seriously muscle-building ones. Try them …

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Much like riding a bike, the fastest way to learn any language is to learn by doing. Here's 7 ways to learn any language in days.

Language Learning

Improving Reading by Playing With Words: Four Classroom Activities

At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing …

Teaching

Quiz: What Is Your Dominant Brain Function?

What is your dominant brain function? What does that even mean? The human brain is so complex, all of our best efforts to understand it through …

5 Things That Make You Pack on Pounds (That Almost No One Knows About)

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Wellness

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>Getty Images<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of …

Vitamin B - Achieving A Better You With Vitamins

Vitamin B – Achieving A Better You With Vitamins<p>Let’s keep the race to achieving that ‘Summertime Beach Body’ moving, as we explore the role of …

These Awesome Inventions Will Solve All Your Bathroom Woes

Trips to the bathroom are mostly utilitarian. You’re in, and you’re out (barring those occasions when things go horribly awry).<p>While it’s probably best your bathroom experiences remain run-of-the-mill, there are some fantastically functional items that you probably never even knew you needed and …

Inventions

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9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Anxious thoughts can overwhelm you, making it difficult to make decisions and take action to deal with whatever issue bothers you. Anxiety can also …

Mindfulness

Addiction: Not a disease, but an example of the brain’s plasticity in learning

Addiction: Not a disease, but an example of the brain’s plasticity in learning<p>“The Biology of Desire” is grouped around several case studies, each …

How to Roll, Fill, and Pleat Your Way to Homemade Chinese Soup Dumplings

Set aside a leisurely weekend to make a batch of soup dumplings and prepare for everyone you know to marvel at your handiwork.<p><b>Believe it or not, you can make delicate, addictive soup dumplings at home.</b> Read away for our step-by-step guide and all the photos and detailed instructions you need to …

Baking

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

<b>100 Resources To Learn to Speak Another Language</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post was first published in 2012, and is in the process of being</i> …

Language Learning

The Maverick of Brain Optimization

<b>“My lab is interested in pursuing how we can enhance cognition to improve quality of life.”</b> <i><br>– Adam Gazzaley</i><b>Dr. Adam Gazzaley</b> (@adamgazz) obtained an …

Alzheimer's Disease

20 psychological principles for teachers #14 Relationships

<i>This is the second of three posts examining social context, interpersonal relationships, and emotional well-being and the extent to which they are</i> …

Teaching

How to Build Stronger Bonds with Fellow Teachers

According to a recent study by the Conference Board, less than half of American workers are happy in their jobs. Of the satisfied minority, an …

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.<p>Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to <b>integrate technology</b> …

17 Books for Teachers' Summer Reading Lists | Teach For America

Anyone who says teachers have summers off has probably never met a teacher. While their work year is technically September to June (or August to May …

Scientific evidence points to importance of positive thinking

<i>As psychologists turn their focus to positive emotions, a growing body of research is showing that positivity has knock-on effects that can help</i> …

The Best & Less-than-Best Motivations for Learning

More than 3,300 people signed up for the 30-Day Learning Challenge (wow!), and some of you might be finding a dip in your motivation for …

Motivation

16 great sandwich recipes

Sandwiches. They come in many variations and are a great option when you need dinner fast — or even to take with you, if you're having dinner somewhere else. Like a picnic. Your kid's soccer game. Sunset on the beach. You could argue that they're the perfect summer dish — whole meals neatly …