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A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

An Empathic Musical Orchestra -- A String of New Relationships

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Claudia is a music therapist who works with children with disabilities. She guides them in the knowledge of musical instruments by teaching them to play together in an orchestra, creating a perfect harmony of sounds and putting together a marvelous sequence of chords.

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

Why Smartphones Aren't Making Us So Smart

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Be smart about your smartphone use. See the phone for what it is: a tool for communication and for information. It doesn't define you, make you more appealing to others, nor should it rule your life.

Study: People Who Overshare On Facebook Just Want To Belong

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

Every time you cringe, roll your eyes, and mute an annoying friend on Facebook for oversharing, you could be invalidating someone who just wants to be...

Will the Real Introverts Please Stand Up?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood dimensions of personality. What is the essence of introversion? Let's explore the core of the extraversion-introversion dimension of personality.

No, You're Not A Loser, You Just Want Attention

www.collegehumor.com | Posted 05.27.2014 | Comedy

...if you're posting on social media about doing the following things:...

The Greatest Gift That You Can Give Your Partner

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we no longer hold our partner responsible for the fulfillment of our needs, everything changes. This is easier said than done, but it is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to insure that our relationship will be mutually satisfying.

3 Reasons You're More Stressed Than Joyful

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Wonder doesn't disappear on its own. We let it go. And we don't have to. In fact, our creativity, imagination and well-being thrive on a degree of being delighted, amused and in awe of the world around us.

What Your Cell Phone Conversations Inspire

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Maureen Anderson

This phenomenon isn't unique to New York, of course. But with so many more people crammed into so much less space, I decided to meditate on the lives I sampled -- and to renew a few promises to myself.

Are You Feeding on Your Pain... Past Its Expiration Date?

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The shelf life of most intense feelings is quite short. A strong feeling, which is not fed by our thoughts about it, can pass through us in a rather short time. It is our mind that, counter-intuitively, does not want us to let go of our pain.

The Big Lesson About Jealousy I Learned From My Daughter

Doug Zeigler | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

Jealousy can be lots of things. It can be a show of how much you love someone and desire to protect them. It can also be a horrid thing where you envelop them instead of trusting them and letting them grow into themselves.

There Are No More Tables for Two

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

These days, when couples go out to eat together, the first thing they do is pull out their devices, if they are not already in their clutches, and place them on the table between each other.

Introducing Micro Content

Adrienne Becker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Adrienne Becker

There is one law in the media industries today from which all others derive: Attention is the currency of our culture. With attention, you can move markets. Without it, you blip and fade -- at best.

Awareness Bound and Unbound

David Loy | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
David Loy

In place of the usual Buddhist warnings about clinging and attachment, many of us now have the opposite problem: an inability to concentrate on one thing.

Kids, Tech and Those Shrinking Attention Spans

Diana Graber | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

It's convenient for those of us who can remember a time when there were no distracting digital devices clamoring for our attention to place the blame for shortened attention spans squarely on the shoulders of technology. But that doesn't really get us anywhere, does it?

Is Information a 21st Century Value?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

A few years back, I came across a fascinating article about the impact that the Internet has had on the way that people read. The author, Nicholas Car...

The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life

Robyn Scott | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Robyn Scott

Immediately after every lecture, meeting, or any significant experience, take 30 seconds -- no more, no less -- to write down the most important points.

But Really... What's in a Name?

Natalie Bounassar | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Natalie Bounassar

The simple act of acknowledging someone by name fuels them -- tasks on the lower level are done with more enthusiasm, with more precision, with greater desire for accuracy, with a refusal to disappoint. It's an exchange of value.

Mental Health on the Go

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Severe, debilitating anxiety has afflicted Scott Stossel his entire life, a life he describes in his morbidly fascinating new memoir, My Age of Anxiety. His case may be especially tormenting, but he is far from alone in this plight.

Addicted to Online Video Games? Don't Worry, You're Far From Alone

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You may have heard about the cognitive benefits of video game playing for middle-aged and older adults.

Relationships in 2014: Ours Is A Society That Could Use a Hug

Robert Hall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings
Robert Hall

Distrusted, disengaged, lonely -- it is what you would expect from a society increasingly going it alone.

What James Franco Taught Me About Selfies as a Tool for Self-Actualization

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Perhaps, I thought, the fact that we live our lives in public now is not just a quirk of social media, but a chance for us to step into the limelight, to push ourselves beyond our own comfort zones.

The Sneaky Trap That's Hurting Your Decision-Making

Francesca Gino | Posted 02.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Francesca Gino

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOur thinking is hindered by an overly narrow focus on the problem at hand. The result? We miss information that could help us make better decisions.

Our Powerful And Fragile Attention

Linda Stone | Posted 02.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

What if I told you that the way we are talking about attention is part of the problem? Our conversation about distraction, multitasking, and the stern command to focus, actually creates a level of stress, anxiety, and shame.