How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Being around people from different cultures and traditions exposes us to different behaviors and ways of thinking. In return, as a group we can become a lot more innovative and better at critical thinking!

Jan 31

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Kids Should Pay More Attention to Mistakes

A study at Michigan State University shows that kids who believe intelligence can grow are more effective at reflecting off of their mistakes and making corrective changes compared to kids who think that intelligence is fixed.

Jan 31

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You Should Talk To Strangers

"When you talk to strangers, you're making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and ...

Jan 27

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Clear the Brain of Waste with the Best Sleeping Position

A new study finds by sleeping on your side best clears metabolic waste products that built up while we are awake.

Jan 26

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Magic of Rituals – Nerves Calming and Boost Performance

Anxiety can be quickly generated with events such as a tough interview or critical match surfacing in daily lives. These might lead to one sabotaging hopes and fulfilling own fears. There are many ways that are used to drive such fears away, from ...

Jan 26

Categories: Anxiety

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Do Uncertain Times Lead to Dogma and Prejudice?

America's presidential election has been the talk for months--and it hasn't stopped even after the inauguration of Donald Trump. With a loud opposition and protests around the country, it leaves us with a question. Do times of uncertainty lead to a ...

Jan 25

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Power Of A Meaningful Life

The pursuit of happiness is something that everyone goes through, consciously or not. Yet journalist Emily Smith warns her readers that getting too caught up in achieving one's goals to be happy can ironically produce a very unhappy lifestyle.

Jan 25

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Psychologists Still Can't Predict Suicidal Behaviors Better Than By A ...

Even after half a century of research predicting one's suicidal behaviors is not better than if a coin was flipped to determine so. Joseph Franklin and his research team at the Technology and Psychopathy Lab provide an answer as to why.

Jan 25

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Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

Our quality of life depends on a blend of environmental and genetic factors. Well-being, while also dependent on how rich your surroundings are, is also associated with certain personality factors you might have!

Jan 24

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How to Read Someone's Emotions with 90% Accuracy

Research looking at brain scans have shown that negative emotions have some "signature" that allows us to determine one's feelings without any prior assessment.

Jan 24

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Are You Smarter If You Enjoy Dark Humor?

Researchers have studied the possible link between one's intelligence and one's humor of sick or black jokes, as understanding them requires some mental agility and the need to recognize the blend of odd contexts and shifts in meaning. Results ...

Jan 24

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How the East and West Think in Profoundly Different Ways

Psychologists are diving into the fundamental differences between eastern and western thinking and how it affects the people's thinking and behaviors.

Jan 23

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Do We Only Use 10 Percent of Our Brains?

You might have heard the rumor that the human brain has only ever hit ten percent of its capacity. However, neurologist Barry Gordon debunks this myth, claiming that our brain is like a muscle and continuously active in a 24-hour period.

Jan 23

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How Kids Catch Our Social Biases

The unconscious mind can play a large and influential role in our lives despite lack of explicit cues. Research has shown how nonverbal cues and implicit messages can be passed on to our children and thus affect the next generation's level of social ...

Jan 23

Categories: Parenting

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Ability Grouping to Aid Gifted Students in Better Learning

A new Northwestern University study reported that schools should adopt both ability grouping and acceleration to help gifted students.

Jan 20

Categories: Academic Issues

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