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Thinking at Harvard: What Is the Future of Learning?

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

The future of learning should be such that it gives greater flexibility to the learner, confidence that the self can learn anything, basic idea clarity on complex thoughts and processes and awareness about the world at large and tolerance.

An Idle Mind Is The Devil's Playground

Chuck Nyren | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Here's a novel concept: Doing nothing is as productive -- maybe even more productive -- as doing something.

What Do You Think, America?

Terry Newell | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Terry Newell

In many cases -- more than we care to admit -- the world is gray before it comes into focus. By insisting it has to be black or white (or red or blue), we harden our thinking and our hearts when we would be better served by pausing to learn more.

Conundrums of Our Complex Minds and World

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Our human minds often complicate simple matters and simplify complex ones. Take the example of the stock market. It goes up until it goes down. Bu...

Shocking News About Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 07.28.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Any day that you've accumulated a new piece of wisdom is a successful day, the most certain support there can be for a truly successful life.

Why Is It So Hard For Us To Do Nothing?

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

It is summer time, and the living is easy. You can, at last, indulge in what is surely the most enjoyable of human activities—doing absolutely nothi...

The Perspective-Shifting Habit Of These Extremely Creative People

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes the best ideas come to the person who isn’t actively searching for them. We spend a lot of time racking our brains in morning meetings...

Think Before You Speak!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thinking before speaking is a challenge for a lot of people. It might even be hard for you, especially if you are trying to prove to the world how sma...

Does Thinking Crazy Thoughts Mean I'm Going Crazy?

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To shake yourself free of a belief in thought-action fusion, remember that there is a clear difference between thinking a strange or dangerous thing and taking action on that strange or dangerous thing.

Bring Your Brain to Work

Edward Muzio | Posted 08.16.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

My wife, my infant son, and I arrived at the boarding door, baby in arm and bags in hand. That's when we found ourselves caught in an example of one of the biggest workplace problems of our time.

The High Price Of Being Crazy-Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.

Just a Thought: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

Did you know that when you subscribe to the daily doodle email, you get access to discounts and new releases at my online gift shop not listed anywh...

10 Winning Distinctions: What My Champion Racehorse Taught Me About Winning

Dianne Collins | Posted 07.06.2014 | Sports
Dianne Collins

Watching this year's Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, made me reflect on my own peak experience as an owner in a racehorse who also wasn't expected to become anything special amongst the 30,000+ racehorses that are born each year.

Are You a Thinker?

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

When I have a problem, I think about it. I imagine it from every angle. The pros and the cons, the yes and the no. Sometimes that's really helpful; it guides me to make good decisions. But sometimes, I think too much about the same thing, over and over. Have you ever done that?

On Being the Smartest Person in the Room

Tré Easton | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tré Easton

I shall never be the smartest person in the room. Heaven knows I don't want to be. I really want to be the best iteration of myself so that I may be of use to others.

What You Need to Know About Hypnosis

Peter Field | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

The Trance That Damages Over the years, many people have asked me why I became a therapist, or more precisely, how I became a "hypno-therapist." "Wh...

Shortstop Psychology: The Mystery of the Yips

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

What's going on that a highly skilled athlete can suddenly and inexplicably lose the fundamentals of fielding? The usual explanation is that these players start to "overthink" their automatic, highly tuned visual and motor skills, and sabotage them in the process. But this has never been proven, nor is it clear just what this means on a basic cognitive level.

The Joys of Screen-Free Thinking

Ximena Vengoechea | Posted 04.22.2014 | Books
Ximena Vengoechea

When I began my journaling journey, I decided to close my laptop and go it by hand. And that month I discovered a funny, simple thing: writing -- by hand -- makes me a better writer. And reading -- on paper -- that makes me a better reader, too.

Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.30.2014 | College
Wray Herbert

Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.

Can You Touch Your Thoughts?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

This is not a way we are accustomed to thinking, but being able to distinguish that the thoughts you are having are simply thoughts, and not real, can work wonders for your mood!

How Words Shape Design Perception

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Style
Soren Petersen

Organizations outfit "war rooms" where strategies are developed for how to beat their competitors and conquer new markets. However, few have "peace ro...

The Renaissance of Thought

Anthony Strano | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Reality begins with a thought. Thought in turn creates feeling and attitude, which is called consciousness. This inner, subtle world of consciousness ...

To My Darling Daughters and All the Girls of the World.

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your edge or your curves, your sharpness or your softness, your sass or your sweetness. You came here to write your own rules, not the ones your mother passed down to you.

Your Thinking or Your Life?

Garret Kramer | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

The human mind is built to self-correct when fault is not placed on external events or circumstances. It might look otherwise, but you create your experience from inside to out -- 100 percent of the time.

A Race Toward the Mental Finish Line

Amitai Shenhav | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science
Amitai Shenhav

Imagine that each time you have to make a choice there are two imaginary lines drawn, one to your left and the other to your right, both equally spaced from where you start out.