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Is Recess Important for Kids or a Waste of Time? Here’s What the Research Says

Elementary school students in Florida are now guaranteed 20 minutes of recess each day — something many kids lacked before a new state law took …

Education

Why Do You Feel Happy When You're 'In the Zone'? Science Finally Has an Answer

Flow is associated with a distinct brain activity pattern. You're both engaged and emotionally calm at the same time.<p>When he ran the four-minute mile in 1954, Sir Roger Bannister said, "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and …

Roger Bannister

This Is the Happiest Country in the World

What makes a nation’s people happy? According to a new report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), it’s factors like GDP per …

Happiness

Neuroscience Says Workplace Happiness Comes Down to Experiencing This Emotion Daily

When the brain releases this feel-good chemical, good things will happen for you and your company.<p>Over the last decade, compelling research from neuroscience continues to inform leaders and HR professionals on ways they can improve teamwork, productivity, and company performance.<p>But what's the …

Profit

Summer Learning Happens at Home

Where’s the best place for summer learning? (Hint: Don’t look far.)As the achievement gap has widened over the past quarter century, educators have …

Harvard

14 apps to play with Dad

<b>(AP)</b><p>Whatever Dad’s into — from sports to science — we have an app he and the kids can play together<p>Jeff Haynes • Christine Elgersma • Frannie Ucciferri • Ingrid Simone<p>June 25, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared onCommon Sense Media.<p>Looking for a fun way to share time with Dad? You …

Marathon Runners Make Better CEOs, Study Finds

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successfully running a large company is kind of like running a marathon: Both require diligence, commitment, work ethic and strategy. But does being a marathon runner make you a better leader?<p>Yes, at least according to new …

CEOs

The Fun, Nonstrenuous Exercise That Keeps Your Brain Young, Study Finds

Get up offa that thing. Line dancing grandmas are onto something.<p>It's no surprise that being physically active keeps you healthier for longer. More studies of late have found exercise helps to keep your brain younger longer, too.<p>But since we live in world that celebrates the optimized productivity …

The Brain

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland

Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.<p>“The changes to kindergarten make me sick,” a veteran teacher in Arkansas recently admitted to me. “Think about what you did in first grade—that’s what my 5-year-old babies are expected to …

Talent Is Overrated: Top 10 Habits Of Mentally Tough People

People with limitless determination always have enough talent to succeed.<p>6 min read<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 …

Self-improvement

Meet the Canadian teacher who helped Inuit kids choose life

Maggie MacDonnell won $1m for her work with indigenous communities in northern Canada.<p>In a conference room in the depths of the Dubai Atlantis – a …

The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

<b>The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Projects in the classroom are as old as the classroom itself.<p>“Projects” …

Leonardo da Vinci Bridge

Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

<b>By Paul Tough</b>Because noncognitive qualities like grit, curiosity, self-control, optimism, and conscientiousness are often described, with some …

Plan Trumps Appetite for Marathon Fueling

In real-world experiment, marathoners with specific fueling plan ran almost 11 minutes faster.<p>The annals of fluid- and carb-taking research are overflowing with laboratory studies, i.e., runners on a treadmill. These studies almost always show that endurance athletes perform better when they drink …

Marathons