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Science Explains Why We're Constantly Tempted to Check Facebook

Our brains are wired to seek new status updates.<p>If you've ever felt the obsessive need to check Facebook - usually while you're putting off working …

The Brain

Rise of the machines

ELON MUSK busies himself building other people’s futures. A serial entrepreneur who made his first fortune in the early days of the world wide web, …

New York Times Columnist David Brooks Explores Sin, Virtue In New Book 'The Road to Character'

NEW YORK (RNS) New York Times columnist David Brooks is the most unconventional of conservatives — the kind of traditionalist who has crossover appeal to liberals and progressives. They may not always agree with him, but nearly everyone wants to know his take on things.<p>Brooks’ new book, “The Road …

Faith

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Education

Caring Mindfulness

The practice of mindfulness, based in particular on the method of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and has become immensely successful.<p>Over the last 30 years, it has gained worldwide recognition and interest, not only in the clinical world where it was …

Mindfulness

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money | The New Yorker

Last month, on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Deepak Chopra described the usefulness of meditation for people on Wall Street. Speaking about a friend who manages a hedge fund, he said, “His entire staff meditates. I know many others now on Wall Street that we teach, actually. It makes them much more …

Mindfulness

New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Psychology

Why Jews are good at money

<b>Why Jews are good at money</b><br>By Spengler<p>Anti-Semites claim that Jews are habitually greedy, or even that they stand at the center of a global conspiracy …

A ‘Mindful’ Approach to Business Yields Positive Results

With a seemingly ever-increasing amount of responsibilities on our plates, it can be difficult to successfully navigate today’s fast-paced business …

Beyond Meerkat: What’s Next For Israel’s Entrepreneurs

Can the startup hub now scale up? The CEOs of Meerkat and Yo, Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat, and other experts weigh in.<p>Meerkat, the live-streaming video app co-founded by three Israeli entrepreneurs, has had a very good run. (Well, it did until Periscope came along, anyway.)<p>But what do the next five …

Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important

It’s called “Designing Your Life,” a course that’s part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education’s future.<p>Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in …

Education

How To Design A Workspace That’s Right For You

Innovative thinkers need diverse workspaces to help them bring out their very best. So what can you do to shape your own physical workspace?<p>Steve Jobs designed the Pixar building with the bathrooms in the center. Fisher-Price has a dedicated space, the Cave, where designers, engineers, and …

Wisdom and Mindfulness

2500 participants attended the grand Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco last weekend. It was invigorating. Attendees came from all over the world and all over the U.S., curious to find out what was new in the world of Mindfulness and wisdom. I was excited myself. Like a newbie listening …

Mindfulness

Take Control of Your Tech Habits (infographic)

Social media and our digital devices can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key, Christine Carter writes, is to understand their …

Media Industry

Visiting Facebook, Karmapa Urges a Kinder Internet Culture

(March 18, 2015 – Menlo Park, California) His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, paid a visit today to the global headquarters of …

Mindfulness Meditation in Public Schools: Side-Stepping Supreme Court Religion Rulings

Since the 1960s, the United States Supreme Court has found it unconstitutional for public schools to teach religious practices such as prayer. But today, mindfulness meditation--a Buddhist religious practice similar to prayer--is promoted by schools nationwide. Why aren't the courts intervening? …

Mindfulness

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its education system

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and …

Education

How to get an MBA education for less than $1,000

(Poets&Quants) -- Laurie Pickard's gamble to earn an MBA entirely out of MOOCs is paying off—and not just because she saved six figures by forgoing a …

Why We Need Entrepreneurial Thinking for Social Change

Cathy Clark of Duke University says sometimes whole ecosystems need to change.<p>While on college visiting trips with my son, I became acutely aware of the difference between entrepreneurship, as an academic field, and business. My impression is that the more traditional business programs are looking …

Entrepreneurship

Rare Footage of the Chofetz Chaim Surfaces—From Fox News(reel)

If you are not part of the closed world of ultra-Orthodox, or <i>haredi</i>, Jewry, or within the Orthodox rabbinic fraternity, you are more than likely …

3 Reasons Everyone At Google Is Meditating

The search giant is getting onto the meditation cushion. And this #unplug isn’t about enlightenment.<p>Yes, Google asked the most renowned living Zen master launch to their Mindful Lunches. But that doesn’t mean all the Googlers are renouncing their earthly searches–they’re just getting mindful to get …

Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness meditation is big business in London's Square Mile

Here, have a raisin. No, not a handful, just the one. Wait, wait, wait, don't eat it. Feel its weight in your palm. Squeeze it gently between finger …

Mindfulness

The log-on degree

WILLIAM BOWEN, a former president of Princeton, calls it “Harvard envy”. Other American universities try to emulate the Ivy League, which raises …