Timmy Pettine

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6 unexpected psychological reasons people get into fights

Whether you're fighting with your significant other, friends, coworkers, or family, a bad fight can leave you feeling unhappy and overwhelmed for days on end.<p>More often than not, it also keeps you from achieving the very goals you're arguing about.<p>A study of nurses found that when they argued about …

Psychology

Whatever, We're Probably Living in a Hologram Anyway, Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

Look around you. Your shoes, that tree, the Starbucks cold brew you're clutching — it's all very much right here in the real world. But what if the …

Physics

Da Vinci's iconic depiction of Easter's beginnings has a violent history it barely survived

On Sunday, millions of people around the world will celebrate Easter.<p>Easter is the celebration of Jesus' resurrection, and one of the most famous images from that story is Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." It's an iconic Renaissance masterpiece that's been praised, studied, and copied for over …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans are strange, complicated creatures. Understand them a little better with these talks.<p>Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with sometimes, but it also makes us totally fascinating.<p>All our quirks …

TED Talks

[REVIEW] TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION (tDCS) AND TRANSCRANIAL CURRENT ALTERNATING STIMULATION (tACS) REVIEW – Full Text PDF

<b>Abstract</b><p>This literature review is aimed to explore the main technical characteristics of both transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and …

Neurology

10 Patterns of Addictive Behavior

The following list identifies several important behavioral patterns associated with addiction.

Psychology

Sugar's "Tipping Point" Link to Alzheimer's Revealed

<i>Summary: In early Alzheimer’s, glycation damages an enzyme that plays a crucial role in immune response and insulin regulation, researchers …

This fascinating concept could help us better understand why belief in God is so widespread

Psychology research published in the journal <i>Religion, Brain & Behavior</i> provides new clues as to why some individuals believe in a god while others do …

Psychology

5 common mental-health myths you need to stop believing

Vincent Peters for Harper's Bazaar<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>As more people speak out about living with mental illness, conditions …

American Psychological Association

Depression Makes You Better

Would you say you're a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not easily tricked? Can you clearly and persuasively express yourself in writing? Congratulations, you're probably a depressed sack of shit!<p>Would you say you’re a good judge of character? Do you have a great memory? Not …

Depression

27 of the Toughest Interview Questions In the Job Market Right Now

Getting a great job at a great company isn’t easy, and that means their interview questions are going to be difficult. If you thought the usual …

Some Teachers, Principals And Students Condemn Trump Transgender Policy

Some students, principals, parents and attorneys have condemned the Trump administration's decision to remove some federal protections for transgender students.<p>Those protections had been issued by President Barack Obama, who cited the federal Title IX law, and instructed public schools last year to …

LGBTQ

What Writing Wikipedia Entries Can Teach Students About Digital Literacy

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world’s largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it’s nothing new.“Wikipedia has been …

Teaching

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

Humanity

There’s a psychological term for feeling like what you’re seeing isn’t real

The philosopher Jean Baudrillard posited in the 1970s that modernity ended when we became obsessed with life simulations, like television. He called the new period “postmodernity,” a time of the hyper-real—when imitations seem more real than reality—and predicted the distinction between fact and …

Psychology

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Obama's Impact On America's Schools

When President Obama took office in January 2009, the country was on edge, the economy in free-fall. The federal education law, known as No Child Left Behind, was also in need of an update after earning the ire of teachers, parents and politicians alike. In short, there was much to do.<p>In time, that …

Education

Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Linguistics

Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases

Depression and anxiety are signs that one is not getting key needs met.<p>It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental …

Psychosocial

Male Athletes May Be More Likely to Choke Under Pressure

Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to new research.The new study from researchers at …

Ben-Gurion University

Why You'll Remember This Column

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>Decades ago American …

Your Brain Has A DELETE Button And Here’s How To Use It!

There’s an old saying in neuroscience: “neurons that fire together wire together.” This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the …

Humanity

Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right

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The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

The Brain

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, …

Teaching

How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

When Eric Langhorst teaches the Civil War to his eighth-graders at Discovery Middle School in Liberty, Missouri, he likes to give his students a …

Teaching

What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States

A new report, out today, provides 186 pages of answers to one of the toughest questions in education:<p>What does it take to get preschool right?<p>Parents and politicians alike want to know. States are spending roughly $7 billion this year on early childhood education, despite the fact that there are …

Pre-kindergarten

ISTE 2016: Michio Kaku Says Education Needs a Revolution

By Jena PassutThe theoretical physicist says a fourth wave of technology is about to begin, and educators must prepare students to thrive in the new …

Physics