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Scientists Boost Older Brains' Ability To Heal And Learn

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

Can an old brain learn new tricks? The answer could soon be a resounding "yes." Scientists from the University of California at Irvine may have...

How Do Positive Leaders Enable People to Thrive at Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Are your employees thriving at work? Do they show up each day with a spark of energy, passion and excitement about the learning and growth opportunities unfolding? And as a leader how do you keep this spark burning?

How to Be the Best Interior Designer or Professional of Any Kind

Courtney Price | Posted 05.14.2015 | Education
Courtney Price

Are we using all of the resources available to us to best hone our skills? Are we evolving? Are we bringing enough to the table? The learning curve never stops.

Five Ways to Become a Quick Learner

Quora | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education

I would consider myself a fairly quick learner in the sense that in my brief 24 years here on this planet called earth, I have "mastered" a variety of skills and crafts.

Being Scared Can Lead to Greatness

Dani Alpert | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

By joining a beginner class, and challenging myself, I've spun around what used to be a bone of contention, into something that has humbled me, and shown me, just how hard it is to run in the sand, while picking my bathing suit bottom out of my crack.

Taking Care of Our Bodies -- With Our Minds!

Eve Beck | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eve Beck

Wouldn't it be great if we could all take charge of our health? What an empowering image! My goal is to THRIVE and be HEALTHY until I turn 200! And ...

The Differences That Tie Us Together

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Alexandra Allam

There has never been one moment where I thought of my sister as anything other than my sibling. Yes, we are not the same. We are nowhere close to being similar. We have different strengths and different weaknesses, but those are exactly what make us the best match in the world. Every day I am blessed to develop into a better person because of my sister.

Push Learning: How Smart Notifications Will Change Education

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Teachers and guides will soon have much more sophisticated ways to know learners and connect them with powerful learning experiences. Aided by smart engines, push learning will boost motivation, personalize experiences, and chart progress.

The Arts and Arts Education Are Part of the Solution

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.05.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

We are in a springtime of mixed messages in America. Some graduation ceremonies feature stories of great opportunity by commencement speakers, while others are solemn events where graduating seniors are simply processed out the door toward an uncertain future.

MOOC 4.0: The Next Revolution in Learning & Leadership

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Last month my colleagues and I completed a pilot of what well may be the most interesting project of my life. It was the pilot of a new type of MOOC that pushes the MOOC design envelope by blending a globally transformative platform with an eco-system of deep personal, locally grounded learning communities.

Smart Phones are Equalizing Who Can Access Knowledge

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

The smart phone is the great equalizer of knowledge access. Never before has so much information been accessible to so many for so little cost.

3 Steps to Curating Corporate Training

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

To plan amazing training sessions that yield significant impact, you will need to understand the work your teams are doing in theory and in practice, and create an appropriate array of courses covering what is required, desired and inspired.

Bruce Jenner: Conformance and Judgment

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

I commend Jenner for opening a much-needed area for discussion, and, hopefully acceptance for many. After all, Who says we can't all live together in harmony and enjoy life?

The 5 Things We Must Never Forget to Do

David Scott Clegg | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Scott Clegg

There was once a poet and mystic from Persia by the name of Rumi. His gift to the world lay in the simplicity by which he saw such complexity -- with ...

15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

Betsy Hnath | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Betsy Hnath

If you can't float on your tummy, try learning on your back. A different view can be all it takes to help pick up a new skill.

Are You a Learning Junkie?

Pam Howard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

Learn X in 30 days! Make your life better by XYZ Join this FREE 7-day Challenge It used to be that in order to learn something new you had to reg...

Moving Beyond MOOCS

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the world.

Learning Is Something You Choose

Catherine Gobron | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Catherine Gobron

Learning is something you choose. This isn't news. Just look at your own life and observe your own interests, hobbies, and passions. Does anyone make you do them?

How Your Brain Learns New Things

Kayla Matthews | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

The researchers' conclusion is surprising: Subjects whose brains demonstrated lowered neural activity also learned the fastest. Also surprising is the fact that this lowered activity had nothing to do with regions of the brain that control gross motor skills and visual processing.

How 'Frozen' Inspired My Preschooler to Learn Math

Vikas Gupta | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Vikas Gupta

She loves spending time singing "Let it Go," dressing up like Queen Elsa, and hearing made up stories about Elsa, Anna and their adventures. I wondered if I could make math just as imaginative, exciting, and creative as the things she already loves to do.

Why Getting a Liberal Education Matters

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 06.20.2015 | Books
Taylor Dibbert

Pursuing a liberal education can be challenging, fun, even exciting and bring with it lifelong benefits. Zakaria's refreshing book is a call for reflection and fresh thinking that hopefully opens the door to a thoughtful, wide-ranging debate on this important subject.

The Best Way to Learn a New Language... Fast!

Quora | Posted 06.16.2015 | Education

There is a trick to learning languages that can shorten the journey to fluency from decades to mere months. There's also something most teachers won't even tell students for fear they would never start, but in fact, is vital that you know.

A New Generation Will Educate the World

Anita Casalina | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Welcome back, spring! Watching last year's old and tired become this year's new and fresh is always invigorating for me. It's encouraging to see new flowers push up through the dirt, determined to succeed and grow.

How Growing Up in Poverty Taught Me Gratitude

Melissa Buchanan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Buchanan

Gratitude is that sweet spot of contentment that knows nothing of having more or less, feeling only the peace of each precious moment, despite what is going on all around us. I learned gratitude not by what I had, but by what I did not have.

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 2)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!