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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers
Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making. Fortunately, new research suggests a simple anecdote for this affliction: Read more literary fiction. A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.” “Exposure to literature,” the researchers write in the Creativity Research Journal, “may offer a (way for people) to become more likely to open their minds.” Djikic and her colleagues describe an experiment featuring 100 University of Toronto students. Afterwards, each participant filled out a survey measuring their emotional need for certainty and stability. Those who read a short story had significantly lower scores on that test than those who read an essay. Related:  School Libraries make a differenceMCWT Newsletter Materials?

Guided Inquiry in Australia | Sharing the theory and practice of Guided Inquiry Where NJIT Students Come From xoJane Let’s talk about sexism in pop culture. Not sexist representations so much, although there are plenty of those, but the tremendous gendered imbalances in terms of who is creating pop culture, who is getting attention for it, and who is being heralded as a pop culture visionary. Because holy smackaroos, it’s a good time to talk about that right now. NPR’s Linda Holmes, who runs the fabulous Monkey See blog, wrote a great piece on Friday about the absence of women from the movies. Not the audience -- the actual movies. She noted that 90% of the movies showing in her area on Friday were about men or groups of men with women only in supporting roles, and that’s in D.C., a large metropolitan area with considerable cinematic diversity. That’s barely scratching the surface of an industry where there is a tremendous gender disparity in terms of who’s writing, directing, and producing. Jonathan Franzen: Big name male writer, also arbiter of whether sexism in publishing exists, apparently.

guidedinquirycommunity [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage Figure 1.1 Guided Inquiry Design Process. (Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L and Caspari, A. 2012) Welcome to the Australian Guided Inquiry Community! On these pages, we present the theory and practice of Guided Inquiry, specially as it relates to the Australian Curriculum. Please contribute your experiences, units of work and scaffolds... Click on the following to navigate our site: We are actively seeking your contributions, so that we can together build up a portfolio of best practice in Guided Inquiry. Click on the icon below to chat with others who belong to this community, now numbering 621 people. Guided Inquiry: A spine for inquiry skills in the Australian Curriculum There are three ways to connect: 1. Sign up to participate in the conversation, ask questions and get support. 2.

Interior design in theatre is destiny for JC teen at NJIT View full sizeAngelica Maria McKenzie, 19, is in her sophomore year at NJIT studying interior design and hoping for a career in theater.Ashlee Espinal/The Jersey Journal Angelica Maria McKenzie, 19 will have just started her sophomore year at NJIT by the time this column runs. She is continuing her academic excellence with honors, service and has big dreams about the Great White Way as an award winning set designer for theater. “I love theatre and singing and music!” “I never had any technical training in my life. Angelica Marie is an apple that didn’t fall far from her maternal tree, her mother, also Angelica was involved in the theatre and music and her sister, Crystal, who is four years was also a VPA student in the Jersey City School District. Angelica could count on her mother’s positivity and encouragement. “Just because I am a teenager, I know I can make a difference and help my community. She is proof positive of the power of doing your best.

Fuck You, Men's Rights Activists Alright, I totally agree here (as a man) with your description of these reprehensible people. Fuck MRAs. They're reprehensible shits who hate women, and tacitly or actively endorse violence against women, and clearly have some incredible emotional issues they must contend with. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I'm not sure any of those qualify as men's activists under the definition given here, but in the sense that they advocate for the rights of men, they might, and they probably shouldn't be subject to this sort of vitriol. Yeah, but fuck MRA's who fit under the definition given here.

How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond | Technology Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy. So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on other search engines too. 1. The simplest and most effective way to search for something specific is to use quote marks around a phrase or name to search for those exact words in that exact order. For instance, searching for Joe Bloggs will show results with both Joe and Bloggs but not necessarily placed sequentially. The exact or explicit phrase search is very useful for excluding more common but less relevant results. 2. If exact phrase doesn’t get you what you need, you can specifically exclude certain words using the minus symbol. A search for “Joe Bloggs” -jeans will find results for Joe Bloggs, but it will exclude those results for the Joe Bloggs brand of jeans. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Internships STEM Education Internship Program The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center's (NICERC) competitive internship program gives college students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in engineering education. During the ten-week internship, selected students work with many of NICERC's educational programs and design new curricula for K-12 grade levels. Additionally, interns support Cyber Discovery, a national program for cyber education, as well as the Education Discovery Forum, a professional development workshop for leading K-12 teachers in STEM education. In July, interns travel with the NICERC team to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual Conference. With the growth of NICERC's educational initiatives, NICERC is proud to offer internship opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors this summer! General Information Ten week internship during the summer. Types of Projects