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Harnessing the Power of Curiosity

David Blake | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
David Blake

Something any good teacher knows: It is not enough to simply make information available. Most of us need to be motivated to learn. We need to be curious.

Where Can I Sign up for the Activities Fair?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 09.25.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

Yes, we probably shouldn't all up and quit our jobs every few months. Probably not the best tactic. But there is absolutely no harm in exploring other curiosities. You may not be in your dream job, but you may not know what that next step may be just yet either.

'Traffic Light' Spotted On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.25.2014 | Science

Conspiracy theorists have gotten the green light to chatter about another strange object on the Red Planet. This time it's not a Mars rat or a jelly d...

Science Isn't Just For NASA: You Can Bust Out Your Own Science Spark

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

We are smart enough. All of us. And we must remain curious and critical lifelong consumers of scientific information, equipped to make informed and responsible decisions that will affect the lives of our neighbors, our environment and ultimately, the whole world.

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

5 Tips To Stay Curious From People Who Do It For A Living

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Employers tend to emphasize a lot of the same traits when considering potential employees. Experience is a big one, as are honesty, persistence, creat...

11 Mysterious Objects On Mars That Aren't What They Seem

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

Is there life on Mars? While recent evidence indicates ancient water may once have supported life on the red planet, our search for E.T. has come up d...

PHOTOS: Here's What Curiosity Looks Like After Two Brutal Years On Mars

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

Curiosity killed the cat? Maybe. But one thing's for sure--Mars is slowly killing Curiosity. That's Curiosity the Mars rover, which earlier this mo...

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

You're Not Supposed To Be Here

Ben Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.

Is That A Thigh Bone On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.23.2014 | Science

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spotted a "thigh bone" on Mars -- or at least that’s what some paranormal types would have you believe. The folks a...

7 Questions That Will Keep You Curious

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize,” Aristotle, the renowned Greek philosopher and scientist, o...

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

Being Curious and Other Values I Learned From My Dad

Carissa K | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Curiosity is what drove me to learn more about the Little Free Library organization. And it's why my dad enjoyed the challenge of building the library. Curiosity is why we enjoy books, travels and stories from people we meet.

Where Has Our Children's Thrill of Discovery Gone?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Dr. Sten Odenwald

By middle school, students should have had many more opportunities to make their own personal discoveries about the world, and armed with their new tools in language and math, to take the next steps towards mastery.

Why Don't Kids Trust Us?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Our society is more fractured than we may realize. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer, an annual survey, found only 18 percent of Americans expected bu...

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

5 Lessons on Creativity From Former Disney Imagineer

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonha Revesencio

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas." Those were the inspiring words from the Nobel Peace Prize winner and biochemist Linus P...

Counteract Anxiety With Curiosity

Megan McDonough | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Ultimately, life is one big unknown. In every moment, we have no idea what will happen next. Boredom comes when we fail to see the new in everything -- even the mundane and ordinary. There is, then, no reason to wait for anxiety to actively practice curiosity.

10 Happy Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

Kellie Edwards | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Being kind rather than critical towards yourself boosts happiness more than anything else I know. If you do one thing today, do this. Wish yourself well. Treat yourself as kindly as you would a small child.

What Is Education For?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Axelle Tessandier

Looking at the world through the heart, and not only from the mind, does not mean you have no control over yourself or your emotions. Intuition, empathy, resilience, curiosity are imperative to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Do We Need French Tech Hubs?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 04.17.2014 | Small Business
Axelle Tessandier

There is no love, only proof of love. This week, the President of France, Francois Hollande wanted to prove his willingness to make entrepreneur's lif...

WATCH: Rover Snaps Its First-Ever Photo Of Home Planet

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 02.11.2014 | Science

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home plane...

Step by Step: An Old Man and His Wisdom

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Not long after that, hospice cars and family cars lined the street outside the doctor's home. I heard from a neighbor that the doctor died in his sleep. The news that he died peacefully didn't surprise me. With his ability to be kind and joyful despite pain, I figured he had already arrived wherever it was he was wanting to go.

6 Ways for Parents to Teach Kids About Grit

Jessica Smock | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

Can "grit" be taught? Can tenacity and self-discipline be part of the curriculum? How can parents instill these "character"-based qualities in their children?