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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 [...]

Best Applications and Online Tools to Enhance Your Brain Power

By | July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Education, Education & Technology, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

The web is an amazing resource for all sorts of information. No longer do you have to bust out a farmer’s almanac to see a detailed history of a specific region’s climate history because, chances are, that information has been archived online. No longer are we reliant on atlases to show us topographical information because [...]

The Philosophy of Learning and Educational Success

By | April 27th, 2015|Categories: Education, Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: |

Noted Philosopher, Academic, and Educator John Dewey developed a unique perspective in regards to the concepts of life and learning. He believed there was a strong correlation between philosophy and education. Dewey was also a strong proponent of continual education though not always through traditional means. For anyone who is currently attaining a traditional education, through [...]

New Study Reveals How Climate Affects Language Development

By | February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Earth, Languages, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

I am sure we have all wondered why languages are different from region to region. The spoken word, although complex and diverse, is enticing. We all muse about why we do not communicate in a universal form. Well, the obvious reasons pertain to culture in different regions of the world. This is a well-known observation. [...]

Bilingual People’s Brains Work in a Different, More Effective Way

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: Education, Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Remember when schools used to mandate learning a second language? Sometimes they would go as far as bringing in the native speaking teachers to help with the process? Well, now we are starting to understand why learning a second language is so vital. Not only does it help increase the grey matter in our brain, [...]

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