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Want To Live Longer? Stop Trying To Relax (Seriously!)

Want To Live Longer? Stop Trying To Relax (Seriously!) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
If you had to sum up how you feel about stress, which statement would be more accurate? A) Stress is harmful and should be avoided, reduced, and managed. B) Stress is helpful and should be accepted,
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Very, very interesting research: "People who reported high levels of stress but who did not view their stress as harmful were not more likely to die. In fact, they had the lowest risk of death of anyone in the study, even lower than those who reported experiencing very little stress." Post by Kelly McGonigal

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9 Signs You Might Secretly Be an Ambivert

9 Signs You Might Secretly Be an Ambivert | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Are you of the lesser-known but more balanced personality type? Find out.
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Lucid dreamers help scientists locate the seat of meta-consciousness in the brain

Lucid dreamers help scientists locate the seat of meta-consciousness in the brain | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Studies of lucid dreamers show which centers of the brain become active when we become aware of ourselves in dreams.

Which areas of the brain help us to perceive our world in a self-reflective manner is difficult to measure. During wakefulness, we are always conscious of ourselves. In sleep, however, we are not. But there are people, known as lucid dreamers, who can become aware of dreaming during sleep. Studies employing magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) have now been able to demonstrate that a specific cortical network consisting of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the frontopolar regions and the precuneus is activated when this lucid consciousness is attained. All of these regions are associated with self-reflective functions. This research into lucid dreaming gives the authors of the latest study insight into the neural basis of human consciousness.

The human capacity of self-perception, self-reflection and consciousness development are among the unsolved mysteries of neuroscience. Despite modern imaging techniques, it is still impossible to fully visualize what goes on in the brain when people move to consciousness from an unconscious state. The problem lies in the fact that it is difficult to watch our brain during this transitional change. Although this process is the same, every time a person awakens from sleep, the basic activity of our brain is usually greatly reduced during deep sleep. This makes it impossible to clearly delineate the specific brain activity underlying the regained self-perception and consciousness during the transition to wakefulness from the global changes in brain activity that takes place at the same time.

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Interesante 

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: 5 Tips and a #TwitterChat Announcement: #Coaching Stories #edtechcoach (Updated)

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By Miguel Guhlin: Includes Tips to Stay Sane in a Twitter Chat

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time.
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By Dr. Travis Bradberry                                                                           "Emotional Intelligence is the "something" in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence."

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Pac-Man's Creator Says the Game Was Feminist

Pac-Man's Creator Says the Game Was Feminist | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Plus: 35 years later, it's still bringing people together
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From Time.com: Pac-Man‘s Japanese creator, Toru Iwatani, who reminded us of what inspired the character describes how he feels about the game today.

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching

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12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers. 


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TeachThought is such a beneficial resource...the ruler graphic engages interest

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 15, 6:24 PM

Lots of good advice...about how to stay focused on your students.

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TeachThought is such a beneficial resource... the graphic used with the rulers is perfect!

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The 17 Laws for Mentally Strong People | High Existence

The 17 Laws for Mentally Strong People | High Existence | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A reminder as to why you’re different than other people in the world.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 12, 8:31 AM

This is a good read for everyone - especially if you are attempting to get your life back on track and become a stronger leader (or person).

 

(From the article): Becoming a mentally strong person requires hard work. It’s not a one hour, day, or week process. It’s a habit you incorporate into your life once you decide to change. That’s why I created the 17 laws for mentally strong people. It’s meant to serve you as a reference guide and keep you on track whenever you question your life purpose. This guide is meant to serve you as a reminder to why you’re different than other people in the world. It brings you back into the mindset that most people don’t have and sets you on a path to success.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 5:08 PM

TOOLS TO OVERCOME BY!

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Teague's Tech Treks › Of books and frigates and school change

Teague's Tech Treks › Of books and frigates and school change | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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Can you write something today that will be referenced in 142 years? In a future technology that you can’t even fathom? Emily Dickinson did and Jack McManus is talking about it.

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To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home

To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The study: Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months.

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The Secret of Better Meetings: Fun

The Secret of Better Meetings: Fun | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Humor boosts the effectiveness of meetings, a study finds
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To improve employee morale and productivity is far simpler and less costly:  Cancel all meetings.  As Americans collectively spend time in an estimated 11 million meetings each day!

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Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop

Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Research shows that taking notes by hand forces you to actively listen.
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"Those taking notes by hand, though, have to actively listen and decide what's important — because they generally can't write fast enough to get everything down — which ultimately helps them learn."

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How to Press Publish: Share Yourself With The World #cswshare | Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living

How to Press Publish: Share Yourself With The World #cswshare | Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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catching our ego keeping us small... #cswshare

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US Adults Spend 5.5 Hours with Video Content Each Day - eMarketer

US Adults Spend 5.5 Hours with Video Content Each Day - eMarketer | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Adults in the US will spend an average of 5 hours, 31 minutes watching video each day this year, eMarketer estimates. Digital video viewing across devices is driving growth, and time spent with video on PCs, mobile devices and other connected devices including over-the-top and game consoles will rise to an average of 1 hour, 16 minutes each day.
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From April 16, 2015: Digital viewing adds significant time to the average consumer's media day. Excellent Graphics

Digital video viewing adds significant time to the average US consumer's media day - See more at: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1012362&ecid=MX1086&utm_content=buffer56446&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.9sstZWkE.dpufDigital video viewing adds significant time to the average US consumer's media day - See more at: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1012362&ecid=MX1086&utm_content=buffer56446&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.9sstZWkE.dpuf
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8 Great Books the 1 Percent Are Reading

8 Great Books the 1 Percent Are Reading | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
America's wealthiest employees provide their list of the books you should be reading this summer.
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Check out this list

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21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

21 Ways to Unlock Your Creative Genius [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Many would agree that starting something new is the easiest part of the creative process. It's the sticking through and the finishing that requires the most effort.
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The Most Powerful Women In Science And Health

The Most Powerful Women In Science And Health | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Power can come from all kinds of industries and sectors, from politics and investing to media and even fashion. But one thing all the women on FORBES' 12th list of 100 Most Powerful Women have in common is brainpower. Seven of those brainy women have roots in science and health, [...]
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The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity

The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"The creative adult is the child who survives." -- Ursula Le Guin "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -- Albert Einstein The human psyche is such that "feeding the beast" is not always a good ...
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A post by: Penina Rybak

"The truth is, we live in a time where getting things  “on demand”, whether they be material goods or information at our fingertips, is eroding our innate creativity."

 

OnDemand < Creativity

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Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow.


They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project learning.


They must be able to use data and evidence to inform their practice and know how to work in both virtual learning environments and brick-and-mortar schools. And they’ll need to collaborate with community-based organizations and work in schools that provide all kinds of other services for students and their families.


Along those lines, Berry has outlined five changes he believes need to be made to the future of teacher education.

 


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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:37 PM

It is so true, Gust! Teaching is not transmitting the knowledge, it is igniting the light for learning through collaboration, curation and teacher's passion for learning!

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 4:50 PM

GREAT WORK! WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM AT ALL LEVELS!

Olaya Alvarez's curator insight, May 30, 5:37 PM

Teacher education programs need to ensure that pre-service teachers learn crucial skills for their future work as educators

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Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity

Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Does it mean someone isn’t paying attention?
Well, it’s time to change your mind. Doodling and drawing can actually help you process, retain, and share information.

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Doodling helps learning occur

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 16, 7:13 AM

Many research studies have found numerous ways doodling helps us learn better. Check out the article for ideas for encouraging doodling!

Rona Lewis's curator insight, May 16, 4:59 PM

I doodle while on the phone.  How about you?

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 17, 7:57 PM

Yes! I new it. all that scrawling is helping.

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Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity

Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This digital design agency brings the concept of cool startup spaces to a whole new level.
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Before entering the Wonderfactory office, visitors step out of the elevator and into a small room that seems to have no door. Only after pulling a mysterious cord does an opening in the shelves appear, allowing visitors into the Wonderfactory office. The entryway sets the tone for clients -- and for staff – that they have permission to think differently.

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Need an Intern with a Strong Sense of Entitlement and Bad Manners? Hire a Rich Kid

Need an Intern with a Strong Sense of Entitlement and Bad Manners? Hire a Rich Kid | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The rise of Generation Amex
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"There is a rampant disease today that goes beyond borders. Entitlement is a contagious, insidious state of mind that has infected a whole generation of young people who feel they deserve things based on who they think they are or who their parents are. Or who they’ve been told they are." by Richard Kirshenbaum

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Understanding Fascia: Why You Feel Tight + How To Release Tension

Understanding Fascia: Why You Feel Tight + How To Release Tension | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Back when I was in school, it was taught the white "film" on cadavers (fascia) was inert and non-specific. But we know now that fascia is, without argument, alive and well. So if we accept that
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We think better on our feet, literally

We think better on our feet, literally | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.
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From Texas A&M University: A new study finds students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts. Preliminary results show 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks.

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Unleashing the Introverted Leader

The reality is that introversion has little to do with our levels of social  comfort or verbosity. Rather, it reflects on our energy source. Extroverts are people who gain their energy from others. They walk into a room and feel energized, feeding off of the collective energy as they navigate through the crowd. They seek other’s company and feel somehow incomplete if they are left in isolation for too long.

Introverts, in contrast, gain their energy from quiet, private time. They love to think and reflect privately, with the door closed, and enter into public settings out of necessity rather than preference. While many introverts can be described as quiet, introverts are more than capable of speaking and engaging as circumstances dictate. It’s more about their preferences and inclinations rather than their disposition or capacity.

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Introverts, in contrast, gain their energy from quiet, private time. They love to think and reflect privately, with the door closed, and enter into public settings out of necessity rather than preference. While many introverts can be described as quiet, introverts are more than capable of speaking and engaging as circumstances dictate. It’s more about their preferences and inclinations rather than their disposition or capacity.

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