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Ways Society Is Getting Dumber and Dumber (and What We Can Do about It)

We often think that as a society we are getting dumber and dumber. While the subject is controversial, there is some evidence that it’s true. A recent research study suggests that IQ levels are going down. The study is controversial because of the difficulty of finding samples of IQ levels from people of…

5 Reasons Japanese School System Is Thriving While the American One Is Failing

Why is the Japanese school system thriving while the Western education system is failing? There are some stark differences between the American education system and those across the water, but have you ever thought about what those differences truly are? The Japanese school system, for example, is particularly fascinating, as…

People Who Love Reading Have These 10 Advantages Over Those Who Don’t

People who love reading have major advantages over those who don't. Once you look at the information, you'll understand that reading is a serious business. In fact, not many people love reading. 50% of US adults are unable to read a grade 8 level book, 42% of college graduates will…

How Learning to Speak Spanish Can Boost Your Brain Power at Any Age

According to science, learning to speak Spanish will help you to improve your brain function. Most people set out to learn a new language because it will enhance their career or they want to visit a foreign country. While these are the primary reasons there is one benefit that is often…

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

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…

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

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 the “one size fits…

Teaching Philosophy to Kids Makes Them Smarter, Study Finds

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…

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

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…