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This School Taught Kids Mindful Practices Instead of Giving Them Detention and Here Is What Happened

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Education, Education & Technology, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |

Imagine a school where kids are being taught mindful practices. Well... it exists! I wasn’t the best-behaved child in school; in fact, I was one of the first in my year to get a detention, which consisted of writing lines about remembering to do my homework. Writing lines developed into after school detentions, and the [...]

6 Reasons Why More and More Parents Choose Homeschooling over Public Education

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

Nowadays, more and more parents seem to choose homeschooling over public school education, and there are some good reasons for this. What’s the purpose of education? What methods and techniques work best for children? The honest answer will be none and every. Clearly, it means that “one size fits all” approach is far from being [...]

Speaking Different Languages, Multilinguals Experience a Sort of Personality Switch

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Languages, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Science reveals the surprising effect speaking different languages has on one's personality. Being multilingual is something many of us have dreamed of achieving, but only a few manage to actually succeed. Being able to adapt to different languages and pick up the words and grammar of other cultures is something that is fascinating to those [...]

How Just Trying To Speak Another Language Improves Mental Agility and Social Skills

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

When you try to speak another language as an adult, it's a truly challenging and beneficial task for your brain, research shows. Have your travels taken you to a foreign country where you were unable to communicate with others because you didn’t know their language? Yet even the thought of quickly learning conversational phrases seemed [...]

Teaching Philosophy to Kids Makes Them Smarter, Study Finds

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

Teaching philosophy in schools has shown amazing results for children's cognitive and social skills. When one thinks of philosophy, children do not usually come to mind. After all, it’s a field of study that requires deep thinking and understanding of life. However, a “large, well-designed study” conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation has suggested positively amazing [...]

Why Did Communism Fail? 10 Possible Reasons

By | April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education, History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Communism is considered to be one of the most longeval political and economic ideologies in the history of humanity. From a historical point of view, communism isn’t a doctrine belonging to modern society. In fact, Karl Marx described the concept of primitive communism when he discussed hunter-gatherer societies. The idea of a society founded on [...]

The Dark Side of Education: Former Teacher Reveals How Schools Create Empty Children

By | April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education, Education & Technology, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

A former teacher emphasizes the potential damage of the school system and reveals how it creates empty children. Over the years, the school education system has been colorfully criticized by many. From authors to activists, and philosophers to artists, more and more personalities are voicing concern over the potential damage being caused to children growing [...]

Why Humanities Students Just Can’t Study Science, and Vice Versa

By | July 13th, 2015|Categories: Education, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

There is an age-old rivalry on every university campus in the world — and it isn’t among fraternities and sororities. Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has been divided into two competing factions, each believing it is better than the other, neither understanding exactly how the other thinks, and both working hard to demonstrate their [...]

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