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Why Women Collaborate, Men Work Alone, And Everybody's Angry

Why Women Collaborate, Men Work Alone, And Everybody's Angry | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
At the intersection of selfishness and team structure is an interesting lesson about gender.

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It is an interesting point about the inverse relationship between collaboration and women's pay. Perhaps, the demand for collaboration is part of the myth we build around organizations?

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:16 AM

(From the article): So if compensation is clearly oriented toward the team, then men will jump at the chance to work more closely with their colleagues. This shows how something as simple as organizational structures--which are easy to leave unexamined--shape the behavior of the people in them. Which is why, perhaps, we should take an update from Yammer, the enterprise social network, and start iterating the way we construct our companies.

donhornsby's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:17 AM

(From the article): So if compensation is clearly oriented toward the team, then men will jump at the chance to work more closely with their colleagues. This shows how something as simple as organizational structures--which are easy to leave unexamined--shape the behavior of the people in them. Which is why, perhaps, we should take an update from Yammer, the enterprise social network, and start iterating the way we construct our companies.

Doris Palomino's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:02 PM

"In short, men tend to overestimate their abilities and downplay those of their coworkers, while women shortchange their skills and defer to their peers".

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There is Only One Way to Fail in Life.

There is Only One Way to Fail in Life. | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

We have to take life by the horns and wrestle her to the ground and make love to her. Every moment. Every day.



Via David Hain, Bobby Dillard, Jaro Berce
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This takes metaphor, myth, and poetic language and runs with it.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 5:48 AM

Beautiful piece on what really matters! I urge you to read it, I welled up...

donhornsby's curator insight, May 15, 8:13 AM

This is my life. I know how to live it. In every moment I know exactly how to live it. And there are no rules.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, May 16, 7:44 AM

Great piece on making life count...

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

Via Gust MEES, Kelly Christopherson, Suvi Salo
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We should talk about being happy, and, more importantly, we should express our happiness through our interests as teachers and people. It signals to others, including students, how we are who we are.

 

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Why Work-Life Balance is Becoming Critical

Why Work-Life Balance is Becoming Critical | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Disconnect Between Employers and Employees on Work-Life Balance


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Where I worked espoused the work of Covey which includes sharpening the saw and suggests this balance. It only happens for those deemed important to managers.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 4:28 PM

Finding ways to integrate work and life is a key to creativity.

 

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Depression: 'Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise' - BBC News

Depression: 'Mindfulness-based therapy shows promise' - BBC News | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.

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It works. Even if you are not dealing with depression and only want to bring life into a more balanced perspective, this is worth while.

 

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10 things non-stressed-out peeps know + do

10 things non-stressed-out peeps know + do | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending.

But here's what you need to know:

Stress may be a given in our lives...
but being stressed out doesn't have to be.

What Non-Stressed-Out People Know

1. They know stress is a normal and expected part of life

No one gets a "Get out of Stress Free" card in this game.

In fact, we need a healthy amount of nervous system activation to get through our days -- working and parenting and all the other important things we do require our energy and engagement. You know that list that ranks all the stressful life experiences that people can encounter? There are bad things on that list, like the loss of a job or the death of a loved one. But there are also good things on the list, like getting married, buying a house, and having kids.

Change is constant, and change often creates stress.

Non-stressed-out people know this. They know stress will show up in their lives, so they're less likely to be knocked down when it does.

2. They understand that what makes us stressed out is how we perceive the stressor

Stress researchers Richard Lazarus and Susan Folkman at UC-Berkeley have defined stress as, "a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or exceeding his or her resources and endangering his or her well-being" (from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living).

This definition of stress clearly indicates that stress is about our relationship to events and our perceptions of them. If you view a particular event as a threat (to your physical, emotional, or social well-being), then you'll likely experience it as stressful. If you choose to reframe the event, perhaps as an opportunity, then it may not be stressful at all.

Non-stressed-out people know to take a deep breath, and assess the situation. They try to see it like a camera would, noticing what is actually happening, instead of rashly interpreting the event from their limited perspective. And in that short period of time, a whole world of options open up.

3. They know when they are stressed

Has this ever happened to you? You get home from work, make dinner, start getting the kids ready for bed... and then a small infraction by your child sets off a wildly disproportionate reaction from you.

You were probably stressed out all day, and didn't even know it. We often spend our days in a state of low-grade fight-or-flight arousal, and then even the slightest stressor can set us off.

Non-stressed-out people are in tune with their bodies. They notice the tense shoulders, the furrowed brow, the tightening chest, or whatever their stress signals are, and then act (see below) to defuse the stress energy before it explodes.

4. They know they have power and choice

Resilient people have a sense of efficacy. They know they have a choice in how they respond. Jon Kabat-Zinn writes, "They view life as a challenge... and assume an active role in [it]."

They understand the serenity prayer -- they know they can change the things they control, and they choose to live in wise relationship with the things they cannot.

5. They have a sense of meaning

Non-stressed-out people know the why behind their actions. They act with purpose and intention. Even the most mundane task can have meaning -- for example, cleaning our home is a way of honoring our surroundings.

And when things go wrong, Non-stressed-out people find meaning in that, too.

"What we think are our failures are not failures. They are gifts -- revealing extremely useful information -- if we are open to being mindful of everything that unfolds in our lives, in a day, or in a moment, and putting it all to good use as grist for the mill." (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

What Non-Stressed-Out People Do

1. They practice mindfulness

With mindfulness, we learn to pause. We learn to see things as they actually are. We learn to drop the story, which only exacerbates the stress, and choose wise action.

The practice of mindfulness is what allows us to notice and experience the buildup of stress, instead of suppressing it. When we ignore and internalize stress, it never gets released.

Think of the zebra in the wild, who gets startled by a lion, and bolts away in a flight response. Once he's safe, the stress has been released from his body, and he calms down and takes a nap. He doesn't worry about what might have happened had his offspring had been eaten, or agonize over when the lion will return. (See Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers).

If we ignore our stress, it builds up and we never return to a calm baseline. Mindfulness gives us a basic awareness of our stress. And then we can develop healthy restorative practices.

"Under duress we don't rise to our expectations, we fall to our level of training." -- Bruce Lee

So resilient people train.

2. They exercise

Exercise releases feel-good hormones and a bunch of other chemicals that promote resilience and well-being.

3. They get adequate sleep

How clear-headed are you without good sleep? It probably goes without saying that we're much more likely to resort to habitual reactions when we're tired. Jon Kabat-Zinn says that resilient people build up a "bank account" that they can draw upon during tough times. Sleep, exercise, healthy food, and meditation are the most important deposits we can make!

4. They make time for relationships and intimacy

We are social beings. Simply sharing our frustrations and talking about what's bothering us can relieve a great deal of our stress.

5. They put themselves in timeout

Non-stressed-out people make time for themselves. They nurture the hobbies that fulfill them and give their minds a break from day-to-day busy-ness. They go for a walk or read a good book or savor a delicious meal. They know that self-care is not selfish.

They do the things that feed their bodies, hearts, and minds. Janice Marturano, in Finding the Space to Lead, writes, "Such moments -- when we fully inhabit our bodies and our senses are at work on more than an internal storyline, checklist, or rehearsed conversation -- are what give life true meaning."

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Stress may be a given, but being stressed out doesn't have to be!


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50 Awesome Quotes on Risk Taking

50 Awesome Quotes on Risk Taking | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

1. "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Goethe
2. "Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller
3. "It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult." -- Seneca
4. "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go." -- T.S. Eliot
5. "What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter." -- Peter Drucker


Via Alexander Crépin
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These are not from obvious contemporary sources and reflect a more classic view of innovation and leadership.

 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, April 10, 4:47 PM

Quotes don't change our life, but sometimes they give us a little hope.

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Being a Kind Boss Pays Off | Mindful

Being a Kind Boss Pays Off | Mindful | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Emma Seppälä looks at the hard data on being a nice boss.


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There is  a difference between being a leader and being a manager in the same way being a boss is not the same as the first two. An ethical view, per Aristotle, suggests aiming for the good and beautiful brings kindness along.

 

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Positive Teams Are More Productive

Positive Teams Are More Productive | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Research-based ways to make your employees happier.

Via Suvi Salo
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It makes sense. It does not mean people don't disagree. In fact, they might be more encouraged to speak their minds in a civil conversation.

 

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8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully

8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Admit it. You've watched and wondered: Is my kid a bully? - New Zealand Herald


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The one that surprised me was the over sharing. That seems counter-intuitive, but forcing something to happen is learning. It is coercive. The one that is missing, but might be there implicitly is being a good role model and avoiding bullying as an adult.

 

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Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga

Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

It seemed as if yoga should have exhausted its opportunities for expansion by now, considering it has already made such unlikely alliances as marijuana, dogs, karaoke and stand-up paddleboards. But the yoga creep carries on with what may be the practice’s strangest bedfellow yet: snow.


This latest incarnation of yoga is called, inevitably, snowga, and it’s done outside in freezing temperatures, that archenemy of stretching, often as a mash-up with snow sports like skiing and snowshoeing.

In Bozeman, Mont., this winter, a company called Flow Outside began a twice-weekly class in which participants snowshoe to their destination as a warm-up, do about a half-hour of yoga, and then snowshoe home. Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont offers snowga (calling it Stowega) with both skiing and snowshoeing. And at Finger Lakes Yoga Escapes in Canandaigua, N.Y., an owner, Jennifer Hess, said snowga (her version is with snowshoes) has been such a success that she plans to introduce a class at night, with headlamps...


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This would be popular in many parts of Canada. It reminds about a game I developed with students called snowshoe soccer. They wanted to play soccer and I wanted them to do a winter, individual activity.

 

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, March 5, 8:21 PM

"The latest version is often a mash-up with sports like skiing and snowshoeing." ~ This is a thing, lolz. Who knew?

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Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life.

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Can we help children work through this?

 

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Which Jobs Have the Highest Rates of Depression?

Which Jobs Have the Highest Rates of Depression? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Sometimes when I observe someone doing their job, I can't help but think, "Man, that must be hard." Maybe it's a retail worker dutifully leading a customer to the linens aisle for the umpteenth time.

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Education is just outside the top 7.

 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 22, 2014 4:05 PM

Before students decide a career they might want to check this out.

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Get Happy from Being Present

Get Happy from Being Present | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

There’s been a lot of articles recently about mindfulness (bringing elements of meditation into everyday life). Recent scientific research suggests that those who advocate it are right – it really does improve many aspects of well being. This infographic collates some of the best of that research and shows how being present really can make you happier.


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If teachers are present and help students in being present, it could make a difference.

 

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How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Start Empowering Yourself)

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Start Empowering Yourself) | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“Comparison is the death of joy.” Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”

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It is human nature to compare. It is important to realize those comparisons are problematic and will not get us what we want, happiness

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, May 5, 6:15 PM

Being comfortable with who we are. Being okay with our own selves. It's something we're told often - by many. But it's not always easy to do. When it happens, people all around can tell. There is a difference. Getting to that point isn't always easy and requires some deep self searching. 

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World Happiness Report

World Happiness Report | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

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It looks like a lot of reading, but based on past reports and literature will be interesting.

 

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The Silence of Mindfulness

The Silence of Mindfulness | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Do you struggle with a mind that never stops, hammering you with harsh thoughts, demands and self-criticism, never letting you rest or get a good night’s sleep?

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Just to be rather than doing; even for a few minutes.

 

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Mindfulness training may help stressed-out students

Mindfulness training may help stressed-out students | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Mindfulness techniques may help students focus, reduce stress and improve behavior.

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It does and it helps teachers.

 

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Relevant Math For Students’ Lives: Creating Context With Social Justice Issues

Relevant Math For Students’ Lives: Creating Context With Social Justice Issues | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
By examining equity issues through a mathematical lens, students are more engaged in learning about math and their communities.

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Learning, thus teaching, should be relevant and that does not mean the same. It depends on (con)text.

 

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Humour in the face of the Horrible

Humour in the face of the Horrible | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Humour in the Face of the Horrible The Horrible The English-speaking countries of the world have little-to-no interest in the social and intellectual health of school children. When large-scale, hi...
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The Western world argues using rhetoric i.e. win-win, begin with the end in mind, and individualized learning, as if those things will solve the challenges we face in our schools.

 

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12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People

12 Ways Successful People Handle Toxic People | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

To deal with toxic people effectively, you need an approach that enables you, across the board, to control what you can and eliminate what you can't.


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I left. That would seem to be a 13th.

 

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The Metamorphosis, Kafka

The Metamorphosis, Kafka | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
“The Metamorphosis, Kafka”

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It would be nice. Kindergarten students take naps. I wonder if there teachers do?

 

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How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research

How To Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Everyone says you should be positive... but how? Here what science has to say about how to be optimistic.

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What if we looked forward to going to work, going to school, and living in general? It would make such a difference.

 

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He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him.

He Asked 1500+ Elders For Advice On Living And Loving. Here's What They Told Him. | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Karl Pillemer has spent the last several years systematically interviewing hundreds of older Americans to collect their lessons for living. Pillemer admits he's an advice junkie. He's also a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University.


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Much of this advice is good for many ages.

 

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behaviour patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.


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What if we treated each other kindly every day instead of on special days? This might begin with the way adults treat each other in School.

 

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Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children

Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Includes: ten great ways to help children relax, and practice these techniques together.

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These are mindfulness practices and very important for children and adults.

 

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