Wendy Floyd

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The Big Five Personality Traits

Many contemporary personality psychologists believe that there are five basic dimensions of personality, often referred to as the "Big 5" personality …

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not that students need necessarily accept that tradition, but they …

Critical Thinking Explained for Students

May 1, 2016<br>Critical thinking is an essential skill for the 21st century students. Not that it was not essential before but in a digitally focused …

Critical Thinking

How to eat in the heat

You know how your food cravings change with the season? There’s a legit scientific reasoning for that. “The body reflects what’s happening outside,” …

How to Prepare Yourself for the Future of Work

<i>The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. — </i><b>William Gibson</b><p>Work will continue to evolve. Human progress is inevitable. And …

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.<p>The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as …

Medicine

How to Measure Your Emotional Intelligence and Become a Better Leader

The set of human skills that determine how we manage ourselves and our relationships matter enormously. Ask yourself these questions to see how you measure up.<p>Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence<p>Emotional intelligence - how we manage ourselves and …

emotional

How to Unearth the Root Cause of Your Procrastination – And it’s Not Laziness

You're reading How to Unearth the Root Cause of Your Procrastination – And it’s Not Laziness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and …

How to help someone feel better: NLP for mental health - The Stanford Natural Language Processing Group

Natural language processing (NLP) allows us to tag, parse, and even extract information from text. But we believe it also has the potential to help …

This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings

A traveling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered Strandbeests (“beach animals”) makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco’s …

Art

Carmela Orefice

Here's Why Some People Get 'Skin Orgasms' From Listening to Music

Those music chills.<p>Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and …

Flute

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

It’s Time to Stop Trying to Do it All

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Undivided Mind

Over the last half-century, Buddhist practices in the West have grown in popularity. Mindfulness has become associated with stress reduction, …

Spirituality

26 Things About Abundance to Consider -- From A to Z

Abundance is one of those things that many desire. For some it seems to come naturally and with little effort, and for others it seems completely out of reach. For many it appears within their grasp; however, time and time again they fall short of obtaining it. The lens through one views abundance …

The Dalai Lama's Map of the Mind

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Religions, and more recently psychology, have made various attempts to figure out just what exactly goes on inside people's heads. It's a task that was summed up in a few short sentences in the only known recording of Sigmund Freud, made in …

7 apps that’ll kickstart your meditation practice—for good

Meditation is simple, right? In theory, at least, it requires nothing more than functioning lungs—but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, focusing …

Ignore Most Productivity Advice: This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Know About Habits

Wake up early? Journal? Meditate? Here's the trouble with these and other oft-recommended habits.<p>If you're looking to increase your productivity, there's no shortage of advice out there. Sir Richard Branson thinks you should wake up at 5am every day. Or maybe try journaling. Others swear by …

Productivity

22 Open Plan Living Room Designs and Modern Interior Decorating Ideas

Open plan living room designs can emphasize spacious loft living style or offer space saving ideas for decorating small apartments and homes. We …

Are You Getting Rope Burn?

<b>Are you getting rope burn?</b><p><i>The Practice:</i><p>Cling less, love more<p><i>Why?</i><p>As a rock climber and a parent, I know some physical kinds of clinging are good -- like to small holds or small hands!<p>But clinging as a psychological state has a feeling of tension in it, and drivenness, insistence, obsession, or …