A Quotation Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s 10 Step Guide to Clearer Thinking Through Essay Writing What is an essay? An essay is a relatively short piece of writing on a particular topic. However, the word essay also means attempt or try. An essay is, therefore, a short piece written by someone attempting to explore a topic or answer a question. Why bother writing an essay? Most of the time, students write essays only because they are required to do so by a classroom instructor. The primary reason to write an essay is so that the writer can formulate and organize an informed, coherent and sophisticated set of ideas about something important. Why is it important to bother with developing sophisticated ideas, in turn? You can write down more than you can easily remember, so that your capacity to consider a number of ideas at the same time is broadened. Consider your success over the course of a lifetime. If you sharpen your capacity to think and to communicate as a consequence of writing, you are better armed. Don’t ever underestimate the power of words. A note on technology
Brain Research Bulletin - Effects of mindfulness meditation training on anticipatory alpha modulation in primary somatosensory cortex Abstract During selective attention, ∼7–14 Hz alpha rhythms are modulated in early sensory cortices, suggesting a mechanistic role for these dynamics in perception. Here, we investigated whether alpha modulation can be enhanced by “mindfulness” meditation (MM), a program training practitioners in sustained attention to body and breath-related sensations. We hypothesized that participants in the MM group would exhibit enhanced alpha power modulation in a localized representation in the primary somatosensory neocortex in response to a cue, as compared to participants in the control group. Healthy subjects were randomized to 8-weeks of MM training or a control group. Highlights Keywords Mindfulness; Meditation; Alpha rhythm modulation; Attention; MEG; Alpha rhythm; Somatosensory cortex; Anticipatory Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
Google Visual Assets Guidelines - Part 1 on Behance Google’s brand is shaped in many ways; one of which is through maintaining the visual coherence of our visual assets. In January 2012, expanding on the new iconography style started by Creative Lab, we began creating this solid, yet flexible, set of guidelines that have been helping Google’s designers and vendors to produce high quality work that helps strengthen Google’s identity. What you see here is a visual summary of the guidelines, divided into two Behance projects: Google design style: Executive Creative Director: Chris Wiggins Graphic Designers: Jesse Kaczmarek, Nicholas Jitkoff, Jonathan Lee, Andy Gugel, Alex Griendling, Christopher Bettig, Jefferson Cheng, Roger Oddone, Yan Yan, Zachary Gibson Guideline design: Art Director / Team Manager: Christopher BettigSenior Graphic Designer / Project lead: Roger OddoneDesigners: Alex Griendling, Christopher Bettig, Jefferson Cheng, Roger Oddone, Yan Yan, Zachary GibsonContributors: Web Studio, Brand Team, Creative Lab
9 Ways to Develop Your Intelligence at Any Age By Mary Jaksch Forget depressing stories about the brain. That it’s at its best in our twenties, then slowly declines – until we are left in old age with tatters instead of dendrites in the brain and can’t even remember our own name. Forget that. The great news is that the brain is plastic: it can develop throughout life. 1. Involves reading, writing, speaking, and conversing. 2. Involves number and computing skills, recognizing patterns and relationships, timeliness and order, and the ability to solve different kinds of problems through logic. 3. Involves visual perception of the environment, the ability to create and manipulate mental images. 4. Involves physical coordination and dexterity, using fine and gross motor skills, and expressing oneself or learning through physical activities. by playing dancing, playing various active sports and games, as well as taking up martial arts or yoga. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Involves creating something new with your mind or with your body.
How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one. That search process also included determining when to rely on Google and when to utilize scholarly databases, but on a fundamental level, it appears that many people just don't understand how to best find the information they seek using Google. Thanks to the folks at HackCollege, a number of my "secrets" are out. Infographic via HackCollege Image courtesy of iStockphoto, LICreate
Modern parenting may hinder brain development, research suggests Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium at the University of Notre Dame. "Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years ago," says Darcia Narvaez, Notre Dame professor of psychology who specializes in moral development in children and how early life experiences can influence brain development. "Ill-advised practices and beliefs have become commonplace in our culture, such as the use of infant formula, the isolation of infants in their own rooms or the belief that responding too quickly to a fussing baby will 'spoil' it," Narvaez says. The United States has been on a downward trajectory on all of these care characteristics, according to Narvaez. According to Narvaez, however, other relatives and teachers also can have a beneficial impact when a child feels safe in their presence.
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I Scourge the Body Electric, by Brian Pessaro The light on my alarm clock says 5:30 a.m. I rub my eyes with disbelief that I’m up at such a godforsaken hour. I stand in front of my dresser for what seems like eternity as I struggle against my desire to crawl back under the covers. In the darkness of our bedroom from beneath the comforter comes the voice of my half-asleep wife, “Don’t even think about resetting your alarm. The first mile of my run is always the slowest, but by the second I’m warming up and finding my groove. I’m sure many people, even non-joggers, could relate to what I’ve just described. Back upstairs in the bathroom, I stand naked outside the shower door. Because I’m still hot with sweat, the initial burst of water is a shock, but I get used to it. Tempting though it is to rush through the words and be done with it, I force myself to say them at a normal pace. Corporal mortification received a lot of press recently thanks to The Da Vinci Code. None of these examples are controversial.
A Lesson on Forgiveness The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” Buddha’s disciples became angry, they reacted. Buddha said, “You keep silent. “If you think on it deeply,” Buddha said, “he has spit on his own mind. The man was even more puzzled! Puzzled, confused, the man returned home. The next morning he was back there. The man looked at Buddha and said, “Forgive me for what I did yesterday.” Buddha said, “Forgive? “And you also are new.
Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. 1) Get out in nature You probably seriously underestimate how important this is. (Actually, there’s research that says you do.) 2) Exercise We all know how important this is, but few people do it consistently. 3) Spend time with friends and family Harvard happiness expert Daniel Gilbert identified this as one of the biggest sources of happiness in our lives. 4) Express gratitude It will make you happier. It will improve your relationships. It can make you a better person. It can make life better for everyone around you. 5) Meditate Meditation can increase happiness, meaning in life, social support and attention span while reducing anger, anxiety, depression and fatigue. 6) Get enough sleep You can’t cheat yourself on sleep and not have it affect you. Naps are great too. 7) Challenge yourself 8) Laugh 9) Touch someone 10) Be optimistic
Gemini Information, complete information on this zodiac sun sign. Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is dual-natured, elusive, complex and contradictory. On the one hand it produces the virtue of versatility, and on the other the vices of two-facedness and flightiness. The sign is linked with Mercury, the planet of childhood and youth, and its subjects tend to have the graces and faults of the young. When they are good, they are very attractive; when they are bad they are more the worse for being the charmers they are. Since they lack the quality of conscientiousness, they are apt to fight a losing battle in any attempts they make to be moral (in the widest sense of the word). Most Gemini have a keen, intuitive, sometimes brilliant intelligence and they love cerebral challenges. In love they are fickle, not intentionally so but because of the basic inconsistency of their emotional nature, which has an amoral aspect to it. Geminians can be successful in many walks of life though their general characteristics tend to make them unreliable. Tee Shirt Shop!