Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...
Taking time to meditate is a gift that nourishes our home and family from that most basic level of life -- the powerful but unseen "unified field" -- allowing everything to flow along more smoothly and sweetly.
In short, our brains and minds are far from set in stone due to genetics or age. Education, lifestyle, brain training and decisions under our control matter as much as our genetic inheritance in the trajectory of our mental capacity over time.
If we know that the brain is going through profound changes during adolescence, perhaps adolescents, parents, and teachers should try to learn a little more about how the brain works in general and some of the specific changes that occur during this time.
Thanks to a burst of media attention this week centering around a certain actor from A&E's show "Duck Dynasty," we may be thinking we have learned som...
When the world seems out of control, here's how to find peace within yourself. After the recent Colorado high school shootings, there's no doubt ou...
'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.
We understand that sleep is essential. But the question remains, what happens in sleep that allows for the maintenance of normal function?
If we want to reduce the number of people in prison and reduce the number of people who drop out of school because they can't read, we need to help children from birth to three years old exercise their brains. Why have I believed that need to be true?
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Manan Shah, student There is no limit to one's learning capacity, due to an interesting...
Many people believe that kindergarten is the time when the education process begins. Those people are wrong.
We can now predict with a high level of accuracy by age three which children will be able to read.
I've shared stories with parents whose children, like my own daughter, have or have had a brain tumor. Many parents say that it took weeks, or even months, for their children to be correctly diagnosed. In our case, we were one of the "lucky" ones -- although I hesitate to use that word because my child died, albeit five years after diagnosis.
Technological geniuses -- your mothers clearly read to you. You have been blessed. This is your chance to actually save a very important part of the world. This is your chance to change the entire lives for millions of our children.
Studies have shown that the children who come to kindergarten best equipped to learn to read have been read to -- on average -- nearly 1700 hours between birth and kindergarten.
We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.
I'm not suggesting that to be wiser, you should stop listening to your brain's wisdom. Instead, I suggest you broaden your attention beyond your brain to the rest of your body.
A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.
The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...
Our unconscious mind drives 95 percent of our behaviors and decisions. It doesn't suddenly say, "Wow, this I is a business decision so I'll only use some logical business program to make a logical decision."