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Discourse. Safeguarding. Columnists I respect. Languages I want to learn. Educators I should learn from. Why is reading so hard nowadays? Post office. Food for thought. Effective learning. Time managing. Habits. Self. Reading Graphics. Urban planning. Trying to make sense of Israel and Palestina. Teamwork. Do your bits. Re-reading is inefficient. Here are 8 tips for studying smarter. Losing weight at 50: How I finally won my weight war. This is when it is generally accepted that a bit of middle-age spread is normal, inevitable even.

Better get used to those elasticated waistlines, ladies (and gentlemen, too, if the back pages of certain 'senior’ magazines are to be believed) as it’s all downhill from here. You can be slim at any age. If I – someone who has battled with my weight for the whole of my adult life – can finally win the war, anyone can Well, I am proof that’s hogwash. You can be slim at any age. My own calorie skirmishes began in my teens. In my 20s, still plump, I became a newspaper fashion editor. Lowri and friends in the 80s Photo: LOWRI TURNER My 30s marked a move into TV. But then fertility treatment and two pregnancies intervened, and I was back to grilled chicken and salad (no dressing) again.

Back then, it genuinely felt as if I was doomed always to be on a diet, falling off a diet or eating for two because I was getting ready to go back on a diet again. Today, I feel like a different person. Advice from 30 year old me to 20 year old me. 11 things that I wish I knew when I was 20. I recently turned 30. For some very odd reason I’ve not warmed to the idea of it just yet. However as I began to evaluate my 20s I realised how many mistakes I’ve made and things I’ve learned in a decade of life. I took some time to write myself some advice. 1) Travel You have very little responsibility so go and travel. How do you know what you want to do if you don’t know what’s out there to do?

Don’t just travel to the obvious places. Travel to the tough places. Travel to learn. Travel to discover. Travel to the places that will challenge who you think you want to be. 2) Build things Don’t spend too much time working on other people’s visions or in other people’s meetings. Meetings are where ideas go to die. If you find yourself in a corporate job that you wish you could leave then do it. 3) Read Read every day. 4) Stop Watching Television Right now. 5) Career Do not take that corporate job. 6) Trust Even if it kills your relationships. 7) People 9) Fail. The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s | Business News | News | The Independent. Flickr/Giuseppe MiloNo one has everything figured out.

The best part about your 20s is that you can recover quickly from the inevitable mistakes you'll make as you figure out how to make it in the real world. That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable. We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes. Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid as they establish their professional and personal lives. They think education and talent are enough to become successful. High intelligence, natural talent, and degrees from elite universities are all good things to have, but they do not guarantee that you will land a great job — and they mean nothing when not paired with hard work. "I spent my 20s in corporate environments, and I remember them for working nights and weekends," says Sylvie di Giusto, founder of Executive Image Consulting.

The Bloggess. How to Make Friends as an Adult. Best free courses & lectures | The Do It Yourself Scholar. Updated June 29, 2012 Not every teacher is a great teacher. Not every course is a great course. So, this list is my effort to help you separate the winners from the losers. This list of the best academic podcasts and webcasts is a work-in-progress. As I discover new courses and lectures, I add to the list. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. For a description of my criteria for choosing a course or lecture for this list, click here. A warning: The internet is a changeable place and universities can change their websites without warning.

Anthropology Introduction to Biological Anthropology (iTunes), Terrence Deacon, UC Berkeley Deacon’s class is a fascinating mix of biology, genetics, animal ethology and anthropology, as he works his way from single-celled organisms up to human physiology and the evolution of culture. Prehistory and the Birth of Civilization (audio), Tara Carter, UCSD World Prehistory (feed) Tara Carter, UCSD Archaeology/Classics Art History Biology Computers Asia. The Dos and Don'ts of Cultural Appropriation. Sometime during the early 2000s, big, gold, “door-knocker” hoop earrings started to appeal to me, after I’d admired them on girls at school. It didn’t faze me that most of the girls who wore these earrings at my high school in St. Louis were black, unlike me. And while it certainly may have occurred to me that I—a semi-preppy dresser—couldn’t pull them off, it never occurred to me that I shouldn’t.

This was before the term “cultural appropriation” jumped from academia into the realm of Internet outrage and oversensitivity. Self-appointed guardians of culture have proclaimed that Miley Cyrus shouldn’t twerk, white girls shouldn’t wear cornrows, and Selena Gomez should take off that bindi. Personally, I could happily live without ever seeing Cyrus twerk again, but I still find many of these accusations alarming. At my house, getting dressed is a daily act of cultural appropriation, and I’m not the least bit sorry about it. 1. This is painfully obvious. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 13 Ways to Tell Whether It's Love or Manipulation. Telescoping: A New Way for Looking at Problems and Change. I must say, we’re pretty lucky to work in such an awesome field where we help children and adults communicate and connect with others every day. What could be better? But let’s get real—no job is problem-free. That’s just part of life!

So, I recommend finding a strategy for approaching and solving workplace issues. The more we practice, the better we get. I find challenges sometimes occur when we look at a problem only from our own perspective. Say your organization starts requiring a new documentation system. What do I see and know? So this example is a win-win. It simply offers a different perspective to consider. Give telescoping a try this week if problems appear. Suzanne Bonifert, MS, CCC-SLP, is a rehabilitation services manager at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft.

20 Health Mistakes to Stop Making Before You Turn 40. Nixing bad habits now can help you live a healthier life down the road. by Karen Pallarito Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now's the time to hit the refresh button. "When you're in your 20s and 30s, you have forever"—or so you think, explains Heather Provino, CEO of the workplace wellness company Provant Health Solutions Inc., in East Greenwich, R.I. But health and lifestyle errors can sneak up on you in midlife and, next thing you know, a routine checkup finds your blood pressure's up or your blood sugar's out of whack. "If you're not using 40 as that check-in point and that turnout time, those issues will start compounding," leading to chronic conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, says Provino, an exercise physiologist and sports psychologist. Here are some common mishaps and tips to get you back on track. Next: Being addicted to your mobile phone » View All. Do You Really Want to Know What People Think of You?

Boost Critical Thinking: Let Students Use Google on Exams. By Robert Montenegro What's the point of a high school examination? Ostensibly it's to gauge whether a student has crammed enough necessary information into his or her noggin. According to the head of a U.K. -based exam authority, we may very well be at a turning point for exams. Paul Sawers at VentureBeat has the scoop: "Mark Dawe, chief executive of OCR, an exam board that provides qualifications for pre-college-age children in parts of the U.K. ... has said it’s inevitable that students will be allowed to use the Internet in exams.'Exams are for assessing what students have learnt,' said Dawe.

Oh boy. So Dawe is, in a way, mapping the continued evolution of university education. Sawers writes about precedence for technology-assisted tests. "Back in 2009, 14 Danish schools allowed pupils to use the Internet during exams as part of a pilot project. It's definitely thought-provoking, this sort of thinking. Check out Sawers' full piece at VentureBeat. Photo credit: bibiphoto / Shutterstock. 9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30. 'En Colombia los negros no son caballeros' | VICE | Colombia. Carlos Angulo Góngora. El efecto de intimidación fue parecido: los policías que arbitrariamente requisaron a Carlos Angulo Góngora, un ebanista de raza negra que les cantó la tabla en el centro de Bogotá la semana pasada, actuaron con prudencia ante la inminente viralización del video que grabó una ciudadana detrás de ellos.

Los ve uno muy mansitos, haciendo gala de esa misma actitud que toman cuando los niños bien de Bogotá les escupen en la cara la frase de "usted no sabe quién soy yo". Carlos Angulo, sin embargo, hizo mucho más que eso: pronunció un discurso que explica en detalle lo que sufre una persona a la que le dan un trato distinto en la calle. Si bien hubo rabia y cosas tiradas en el piso, y gritos de "(policía) hijueputa" (todos buenos ingredientes para que un video pegue duro por estos días), Carlos les expuso a los agentes al menos tres ideas hilvanadas de forma magistral.

Es eso lo que nos molesta. Me senté a hablar con él. (Le suena el celular. ¿En qué iba? Ah, sí. ¿Es tuya? Curso gratuito de redacción para estudiantes universitarios (UNAM) - Estudiar por Internet. This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.

Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How to provide authoritative, rigorously accurate knowledge, at no cost to readers. It’s something the encyclopedia, or SEP, has managed to do for two decades. The internet is an information landfill. Somewhere in it—buried under piles of opinion, speculation, and misinformation—is virtually all of human knowledge. The story of the SEP shows that it is possible to create a less trashy internet.

The story of how the SEP is run, and how it came to be, shows that it is possible to create a less trashy internet—or at least a less trashy corner of it. The impossible trinity of information The online SEP has humble beginnings. That makes it positively ancient in internet years. The Stanford solution. 25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter. 4 Strategies for Remembering Everything You Learn. Why-we-have-nightmares-and-what-they-mean-10490783. These are: 1) Anxiety: Often the same people experiencing terrifying dreams are more afraid of their daytime world. 2) High dream recall, and vividness of dreams and waking imagery: Many of the people with frequent nightmares also report more vivid, beautiful, 'peak experience' dreams. Most of the drugs which increase nightmares also increase either general anxiety (some malaria meds) or vivid dreaming in general (antidepressants). Likewise rarebit (cheese) or spicy foods may wake you up more to remember all sorts of dreams but are not specific to nightmares.

So nightmares are a result of anxiety or a vivid dream-life - or often both. Nightmares themselves fall into two categories. There is a flood of relief upon awakening and finding oneself in the sane, safe world. Dreamers distressed by garden-variety nightmares shouldn’t just try to suppress them, however. The second category of nightmares is the one no one wants to have: post-traumatic nightmares. 1. 2. 3. 4. Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test. Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions.

But are first instincts always the best? Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better – any in many cases worse – than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that first instincts are special, dozens of experiments have found that they are not. While that may be a useful fact to bring up in an academic discussion, anyone who has ever made a decision in real life will undoubtedly reply: But I remember times when I made a correct choice, then changed my mind and was wrong.

This happens for two reasons: First, humans naturally have something called an endowment bias, where we feel strongly attached to things we already have (our first instinct, in this case). We don’t want to give it up, and we feel especially bad when we give it up and it turns out later to be correct. The second reason is more obvious: sometimes first instincts actually are correct. Older women reveal what they wish they knew when they were younger. Seventy per cent of British women feel under pressure to be the “perfect woman”, according to a survey by Sanctuary. Pressure to be the "perfect mother, the perfect wife, the perfect friend.

Pressure to be successful, to be a boss, a leader". To combat this, the spa has released a video featuring older women urging the younger generation to "relax, breathe and let go" every once in a while and revealing the things they wish they'd spent more time doing when they were younger. I’d give myself time to indulge in the things I now understand are the most important.

What I wouldn’t give to extend those goodnight kisses, instead of moaning about having to get up early in the morning. What I wouldn’t give for an extra second of cuddling my babies before they became too big to hold. What I wouldn’t give for five more minutes on the dance floor while my legs were still strong enough to hold me. Watch the whole video below: More: These women have a message for sexist beauty standards.

Cuando la educación hace daño: madres tóxicas. Hablamos de madres tóxicas, no obstante, cabe aclarar también que hay padres tóxicos y abuelos tóxicos. Pilares en la educación de los niños que lejos de fomentar una madurez personal y una seguridad con la cual, poder abrirse posteriormente al mundo, no hacen más que anclar pesadas cadenas vetando por completo la independencia física y emocional de esa persona. Ahora bien, cabe decir que el rol de la madre tiene casi siempre, un peso más intenso en la educación de los niños. Es ella quien establece ese vínculo de cuidado y afecto tan estrecho con ese recién nacido, que día a día, irá desprendiéndose de sus brazos para avanzar con seguridad por el mundo sabiéndose amado, teniendo siempre ese referente que le ha aportado un amor incondicional pero saludable, con el que madurar de modo inteligente.

Las madres tóxicas ofrecen una amor a sus hijos hostigante a la vez que inmaduro. 1. Puede que nos llame la atención, pero detrás del comportamiento de una madre tóxica, está el amor. 1. 2. 3. Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait. Research is pointing to conscientiousness as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.

Via How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character: “It would actually be nice if there were some negative things that went along with conscientiousness,” Roberts told me. “But at this point it’s emerging as one of the primary dimensions of successful functioning across the lifespan. It really goes cradle to grave in terms of how people do.”

What is it? Basically, it’s being “efficient, organized, neat, and systematic“: Conscientiousness is the state of being thorough, careful, or vigilant; it implies a desire to do a task well. Yeah, that sounds like a trait we all respect. Money and job satisfaction? “Measured concurrently, emotionally stable and conscientious participants reported higher incomes and job satisfaction Finding a job? Long marriage? Healthier life? Long life? And let’s not forget good grades and staying out of jail. 10 Habits Successful People Give Up to Increase Their Productivity. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Richard Feynman: The Difference Between Knowing the Name of Something and Knowing Something. A Self-Made Billionaire Uses This Easy Trick for Decisions. Why tidying up could change your life. When Emotional Intelligence Goes Wrong. The Histomap.

Quiz: How anxious are you? A Guide to Thesis-Writing and a Guide to Life. The Moral Bucket List. Intelligent People All Have One Thing In Common: They Stay Up Later Than You. Understanding Language - University of Southampton. Take the Habit Personality Quiz.

7 simples formas de acelerar tu metabolismo cada mañana. How To Make Friends Easily And Strengthen The Friendships You Have. What The Music You Love Says About You And How It Can Improve Your Life. How To Make Friends Easily And Strengthen The Friendships You Have. A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience. The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity. What a Neuroscientist Said About Eminem’s Brain -- Science of Us. Mindfulness Teaches You to See the World as a Child Does. The Top 14 Things Landlords Wish Tenants Knew | The Most Important Lesson in College: How to Learn. Research Shows These 5 Simple Things Can Help You Live to 100 | TIME. 9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt.

Creating a New Mission Statement. Peter Bradshaw’s top 50 films of the demi-decade | Film. From BFF to ‘Friend Divorce:’ The 5 Truths We Should Teach Our Girls About Friendship. Why You’re Better Off With a Hard-Working Child than a Smart One. Secret of healthy ageing discovered in ground-breaking 35-year study. Norton’s Latest Anthology Explores World Religion. 'Twinkle' Sparks Fireworks As Fiddler Guts Violin Method. How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert.

An Introvert's Guide to Networking. Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners. Great Vacation? Don't Brag to Your Friends. 1 Trick to Remember Even the Most Boring Information. Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? : NPR Ed. How to Get People to Treat You Right: The Science Behind Trust | TIME. American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist. 42 Ways to Make People Like and Respect You. How to Go From Dreaming to Doing: 4 Steps to Motivation. The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'. 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your 20s Professionally. Apply. Test Your Body Language IQ. A Better Way to Introduce Your Friends at Parties. The Online Life Coach. TEDxPhnomPenh - Colin Wright - Extreme Lifestyle Experiments. The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU.

5 techniques to speak any language: Sid Efromovich at TEDxUpperEastSide. The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU. The 10 Rules You Need to Communicate Effectively. Sitios para estudiar gratis. The Five Paths To Being the Best at Anything. Los cursos gratuitos de reconocidas universidades llenan Internet. 20 cursos gratuitos que puedes tomar en septiembre.