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50 Life Skills Every Woman Should Know By 50

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty

Gail Sheehy once said that a seasoned woman is spicy, noting that "she has been marinated in life experience." We agree. By the time a woman reaches 5...

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

How The REDD+ Community Leverages Online Learning To Protect Our Forests And Reduce Carbon Emissions

Breen Byrnes | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Breen Byrnes

Forests have a critical role to play in the fight against global climate change. Forest loss accounts for up to 20 percent of global carbon emissions -- more than all the cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships in the world. By reducing forest loss, we can reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. It's that simple.

Learning to Thrive as a Lifestyle D-Stressor

BeverlyD | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
BeverlyD

Now that Arianna has released her book and created the Third Metric...THRIVING is all the rage. It has always been a rage for me as I reached my breaking point in 2003 with dis-ease considerations.

Making Time for Children

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 05.31.2014 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

On our trip to the Big Island, I couldn't have been more proud of our teachers who planned this special event. They truly understood what it meant to create child-centered, developmentally appropriate, experiential learning opportunities.

Thriving Is Your Nature, and There Is Not a Thing You Have to Do About It

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

Thriving is what you notice when you stop looking for instances where it's not happening. Thriving is also what happens when you stop trying to make it happen. Thriving often happens despite all your effort, not because of it.

Read This Blog Post in Less Than a Minute!

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.25.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

University of California, San Diego, psychologists doubted the very premise of such speed reading -- that eliminating eye movements is a worthy goal. Instead, they contend, this is the "fatal flaw" in speed-reading apps -- and the reason they will never be useful for reading any text that is not easy or short.

Talking to Yourself: Crazy or Crazy Helpful?

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

Think of talking to yourself as a tool to coach yourself through a challenge, or to narrate your own experiences to yourself. In any case, treat yourself with respect and you just may find you enjoy your own company.

After the Fall: How a Little Trip Put My Life Back on Track

Rachel Chang | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Chang

It's easier to go down the rabbit hole than it is to pull yourself out of it. And on the way up, you may stumble (literally). It took a helpless fall for me to take control of my own life -- and to speak up and fight for myself instead of sitting back and letting the drama floating around get the best of me.

How to Return to Teaching After Spring Break

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Without fail at the end of every academic break, the panic begins, like a crocheted scarf wrapping slowly around my throat. The mild anxiety creeps ...

5 Things I Wish I'd Given My Kids Less Of

Hilary Wilce | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We parents can spend a lot of time worrying about whether we're giving our children enough of what they need. But what if we're giving them too much of the wrong things?

A Lesson in Learning

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

Being at such a large institution often leads to a generalization and standardization of education; one that fails to qualitatively identity the successes and failures of its students.

Information in the Fast Lane

Danny Chan | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Danny Chan

This access to information will help bring our world to a new and unique opportunity to share and innovate. It's going to be an exciting time in our lives.

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

David Kleeman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kleeman

First and foremost, why jump straight to banning? Handheld devices are the "Swiss Army Knife" of modern life: a safety device to keep in contact with family and friends, a camera for documenting the world, a window to connect with grandparents across miles.

The Strengths of Your Aging Mind

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

We've all come to believe that as people get older, they inevitably lose their mental abilities, from speeded responses to the infamous inability to remember names. Occasionally, researchers challenge this set of assumptions.

Rise of the Super-Digital Native

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology
Marcus T. Wright

The super-digital native will be bold. The super-digital native will be fearless. The super-digital native will be equipped with best practices for engaging critically with technology for teaching and learning.

Literacy is Everyone's Problem

Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham

Big, emotional battles over policies like the Common Core can dominate the conversation. They flare up, for a time, then burn out, replaced by the next big, emotional policy battle. We say, don't think so much about the headlines. Do your homework.

Why I Took the SAT When I Was 45-Years-Old

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Steve Belanger

This week's news about changes to the SAT format that will take place in 2016 reminded me of my own SAT experience just a few years ago. The Critical Reading and Sentence Completion sections were up first, and I was surprised that I actually did okay. Then came the math section.

Big Girls Don't Cry

Nikki Luongo | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

We all have that ambition to be remembered for something great, and when you're learning-disabled, it's even harder because you're constantly fighting the system to pull yourself out of this label that because your disabled you aren't able to do anything.

WHY Music: The New Power Shake -- Blending Creativity, Well-Being and Learning

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Frank Fitzpatrick

What is great about the omnipotent ingredient of music is that music is the juice that can make it all work together: cognitive and social development, motivation and emotional engagement, and mindfulness and well-being.

Studies Highlight Importance of Successful Student-Centered Learning Implementation

Nicholas Donohue | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Nicholas Donohue

For years at Nellie Mae Education Foundation, we've known how important and impactful student-centered learning is because we've seen it in action in ...

What Schoolteachers Know About Problem-Solving That Entrepreneurs (And Those Who Support Them) Don't Quite Get

Rob Lalka | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Rob Lalka

Too often, early-stage businesses have a sole focus: "What do I need to say to raise money?" Startups are more successful when founders are most open to learning -- and not just from the investors they are trying to please.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

Learn to Recognize and Savor All Forms of Career Success

Monique Valcour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Monique Valcour

You need to develop the awareness and adaptability to notice, appreciate, and exploit opportunities to enjoy career success in all its different forms, even if the most explicit forms of recognition aren't currently available.

Capitalism 4.0 & Neuroplasticity of the Collective Brain

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

I have just returned from an interesting experience in Washington. D.C.: a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was sponsored...