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The Challenges of Autism in Small-Town America
Lacking easy access to specialized care, some families are turning to video-conferencing for treatment.
- Jan 23 20171 minute
How Stressing Out Can Help You Succeed
JASON PACED THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE boardroom before his presentation. He could hear his pulse in his ears, and his mouth was dry. The last time he felt like this, he told himself to relax, but it didn’t work. So this time, he tried something differ
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It's not about how many brute hours you rack up -- it's about how effective you are at replenishing mental resources.
- Feb 1 20177 minutes
Why restoring civics education to America’s classrooms is more important than ever
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
Simple Moves Can Lead To A Less Stressed-Out You
STRESS IS A MODERN MENTAL BOGEYMAN that keeps half of U.S. adults up at night, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. And many people don’t do anything to try to fight it. That’s bad news because stress takes a mea
- Jul 7 20169 minutes
This Is Your Brain on Silence: Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making a remote and medium-sized country a world-famous tourist destination. The problem was that Finland was known as a rathe
- Jun 11 20164 minutes
Loneliness Is a Warning Sign to Be Social
In 2002, a group of adults aged 50 and over answered a series of questions about their physical and mental health. A subset of the questions went as follows. How often do you feel … 1) A lack of companionship 2) Left out 3) Isolated from others Th
- Dec 17 201516 minutes
A Vaccine for Depression?: Ketamine’s remarkable effect bolsters a new theory of mental illness.
One sunny day this fall, I caught a glimpse of the new psychiatry. At a mental hospital near Yale University, a depressed patient was being injected with ketamine. For 40 minutes, the drug flowed into her arm, bound for cells in her brain. If it acts
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The Common High-School Tool That's Banned in College
Why are students still using calculators?
- Dec 3 20157 minutes
When Stress Comes with Your Mother’s Milk: Stress hormones in breast milk may help prepare us for a turbulent world.
A few years ago, when my oldest daughter was still nursing, I went through a panicky phase. I had committed to a run of public-speaking engagements, and I constantly worried that I would flub them. Before each event, I pumped milk for the baby and le
- Sep 5 201616 minutes
The Secrets Of Super Siblings
Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common
- Feb 5 20175 minutes
The Healthy-Lifestyle Curriculum
At Perea Preschool in Memphis, Tennessee, lesson plans come with a heaping portion of nutrition.
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
The Post-Traumatic Psychology Of Disaster Survivors
Victims may be at risk of developing PTSD, but the experience may also spur growth.
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
10 Easy Ways to Minimize Stress
The biggest hazard to your business may be the one you can't see: chronic stress.
- Jul 25 20165 minutes
The Healing Power of Nature
IT SOUNDED MORE LIKE A LARK THAN a scientific study when a handful of Japanese researchers set out to discover whether something special—and clinically therapeutic—happens when people spend time in nature. They were inspired by a new recommendation f
- Jul 10 20149 minutes
Can You Die From a Broken Heart?: What happens to our bodies when the bonds of love are breached.
Ruth and Harold “Doc” Knapke met in elementary school. They exchanged letters during the war, when Doc was stationed in Germany. After he returned their romance began in earnest. They married, raised six children and celebrated 65 anniversaries toget
- Dec 26 20164 minutes
When The Teacher Is An Ocean Away
VIPKid pairs Chinese students and American instructors via the web | “What keeps me up at night is not growth, it’s quality”
- Jul 1 20157 minutes
How to Build Up Your Willpower Muscle.
Steely resolve and self-control can usher an entrepreneur past the inevitable challenges to long-awaited rewards. But how best to tap into the secret weapon of willpower?
- Mar 1 20163 minutes
Practical Advice for Fighting Fear
How do we dial down our freaked-out minds? Scott Halford, author of Activate Your Brain and the founder of the consultant group Complete Intelligence, explains.
- Dec 26 20164 minutes
Where the 'Bad Kids' Go to School
A 2016 documentary magnifies an often ignored part of the education world.
- Sep 8 201612 minutes
Cursive Handwriting and Other Education Myths: Teaching cursive handwriting doesn’t have nearly the value we think it does.
A recent newcomer at one of the home-education groups my family attends explained that one of the frustrations that led her to take her son out of the school system was that he wasn’t being allowed to write stories. It’s something he loves to do, and
- Jan 27 20173 minutes
The Toxic Health Effects of Deportation Threat
The fear of immigration raids can harm children’s brains and health, potentially for life.
- Oct 30 201612 minutes
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Can $100 Million Reboot American High School? Laurene Powell Jobs is giving it a shot.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Stress Less About Money
THE MONEY LINK: In surveys, Americans cite money and work as the top causes of stress (see below). And in what can be a vicious cycle, stress can hurt your job performance: The more anxious you are, the more distracted and ill-prepared you are at wor
- Jan 5 20175 minutes
Taking Stock of Educational Progress Under Obama
Secretary John King’s exit memo offers a first look at what the administration thinks it has—and hasn’t—achieved.
- Sep 1 20165 minutes
The Savvy Companies Catering to a Boom Market: Kids
Here's why there's a big boom in businesses that cater to children (and their parents).
- Jan 6 20173 minutes
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The best recent writing about school.
- Jan 9 20175 minutes
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Urban-education programs prepare them for imperative contemporary conversations with students.
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A charter network is leveraging its pool of former students in an effort to get more educators of color on staff.