Start Your Day in 33 Different Ways Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Most of the time you spend your mornings by routinely performing some habits, on auto pilot. Hence, your days will routinely unfold towards you, the same way day after day, on auto pilot. Consciously inserting your intentions in these very first moments will have a huge effect. Here are at least 33 ways in which you can transform your days by only spending 5 minutes every morning. 1. I love the morning stillness and the unspoken promise of something ready to start. 2. And do nothing. 3. Point your mind to something you’re really grateful for and stay there. 4. Regardless of the current season. 5. You’re going to spot it pretty easily if you put your mind to it. 6. Write an answer to an old question, do part of a small chore, move an object out of somebody’s way. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Let go. 12.
The Meaning of Life by Cliff Pickover The differences between men and women. This is my lastest book: The Book of Black: Black Holes, Black Death, Black Forest Cake, and Other Dark Sides of Life Easily read my latest tweets, for free, here. Return to Pickover's main web page.
Great Society at 50: LBJ’s Job Corps will cost taxpayers $1.7 billion this year. Does it work? INDIAHOMA, Okla. — In the middle of an Oklahoma wildlife refuge — at a campus so remote that buffalo wander in — about 100 young people are taking classes in the hope that the U.S. government can turn their lives around. Given the statistics, most of them will be disappointed. This is the Treasure Lake Job Corps center, an outpost of a job-training program created as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society. The program began with a noble, untested idea: Government could save troubled youths one at a time, taking them in and teaching them a trade. Today, students here learn subjects such as cooking, nursing and plumbing from employees of the U.S. But at last count, only about 49 percent of Treasure Lake’s students completed their job training. Lyndon B. And only 55 percent of those graduates found jobs in fields they were trained for. “Is it worth it to the taxpayer? But is Treasure Lake worth the cost given how it actually functions? And we’ve gotten used to it. ‘A fresh start’
Study: It doesn't pay to be smart If you're so smart, why aren't you rich? Although money and mental muscles may seem a natural match, brains, alas, may be more hindrance than help when it comes to getting rich, concludes a new study in the journal Intelligence. "It is still not well understood why some people are rich and others are poor," writes study author Jay Zagorsky of Ohio State University. "Luck, timing, parents, choice of spouse and many other factors play important roles in shaping an individual's circumstances," he acknowledges in his study, which looks for a link between intelligence scores, wages and wealth. Past analyses have mostly just looked at income, with studies of World War II veterans finding a link between smarts and a better salary. The controversial 1994 book, The Bell Curve, by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray, went further, arguing that few high-IQ types end up in poverty. The answer is no. And when it comes to financial distress, smarts are no help at all. So much for smarts.
Cognitive Science Research | Global Cognition GC's cognitive science research focuses on the skills that underlie performance in learning, thinking, decision making, and social-cultural interactions. Our cognitive science research addresses fundamental theoretical issues and applied problems using a variety of methods. Experimental DesignProcess Tracing MethodsCognitive ModelingAdvanced Statistical Analysis Cognitive Field ResearchQualitative Interview MethodsCognitive Task AnalysisDiscourse Analysis Competency ModelingCognitive Cultural ModelingAutomated Text-AnalysisWeb-based Experiments and Surveys This is a portfolio of cognitive science research conducted by GC scientists. Cross-Cultural Competence: Engage People from any Culture Cross-cultural competence refers to your ability to understand people Read More Why Overconfidence Occurs and How to Overcome It Overconfidence happens to all of us. Respect for Arab Crowds Direct displays of respect can reduce conflict in Arab protests, where Read More Decisive or Indecisive? Write to Decide
Graphic Organizer Worksheets Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers (some of which are also called concept maps, entity relationship charts, and mind maps) are a pictorial way of constructing knowledge and organizing information. Increasing Understanding by Creating Graphic Organizers: The process of converting a mass of data/information/ideas into a graphic map gives the student an increased understanding and insight into the topic at hand. The creation of graphic organizers also helps the student generate ideas as they develop and note their thoughts visually. Uses of Graphic Organizers: Graphic organizers can be used to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming.
How Design Thinking Could Help Solve the Skills Gap | Education on GOOD This story is the final in a six part editorial series exploring the balance between student learning and job skills. We're asking leaders and thinkers in education and technology fields: Can America educate its way out of the skills gap? This series is brought to you by GOOD, with support from Apollo Group. Learn more about our efforts to bridge the skills gap at Coding for GOOD. What if I were to tell you that you could learn more about how to solve the skills gap from a dating site than from a quantitative international study? As a systems designer at IDEO, I'm always looking for innovative ways to go about understanding and framing problems. The first technique is using analogous illustrations as a source for critical problem solving. A second approach used by design thinkers that could help illuminate unconventional solutions to the skills gap is looking to extremes instead of the norm. The third technique takes into account the human experience.
Infographic: 14 best practices for advanced mind maps Jul 25th, 2013 | By Chuck Frey | Category: Resources So you’ve invested in mind mapping software and have created some basic visual diagrams with it. What’s next? You need to learn how to use its more advanced capabilities, because they’re the key to getting the majority of of the business value out of it. This infographic (click on the image above to view the full version) summarizes 14 best practices for utilizing the deep capabilities of mind mapping software – from tasks and linked documents to callouts and boundaries, knowing how to use these elements correctly is critically important, especially if you plan to share your mind maps with others. Download this diagram as a PDF file View it as a large format PNG image View it on Pinterest Want to learn more? For more details on the elements of mind maps and how to use them effectively, please visit my Elements of Effective Mind Maps How-to Guide, a collection of blog posts that goes into much greater depth on each of these topics.
Bilingualism in Young Children: Separating Fact from Fiction By Lauren Lowry Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist Note: “bilingual” refers to someone who speaks two languages; “monolingual” refers to someone who speaks one language The Facts: What We Know About Bilingualism Our world is becoming increasingly multilingual. In Canada.... 11.9 % of the population speaks a language other than English or French at home (1). 21% of school-age children (between ages 5-17) speak a language other than English at home (3). Worldwide, it is estimated that.... there are more second language speakers of English than native speakers (5). These trends mean that many children are being raised as bilinguals. Benefits of Bilingualism Bilingual children are better able to focus their attention on relevant information and ignore distractions (7, 8). How children learn more than one language Bilingual acquisition can take place in one of two ways: A child who acquires a second language in this manner generally experiences the following (10): #1. FALSE. #2. FALSE.
Successful Entrepreneurs Challenge Themselves. Here's 5 Ways to Do That. To be a successful entrepreneur in today’s world, you need to be current, mentally fit and actively involved in running your business. Even more important, you need to stay competitive. The best way to stay competitive is to actively attempt to challenge your preconceived notions. Easier said than done, right? When things are going well, we’re tempted to rest on our laurels. Whether we realize it or not, we become comfortable. It’s when things aren’t going well that we rack our brains for new directions to take our business in. You need to find ways to challenge yourself. Related: 15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit Questions on your mind should include: “How can I improve my business?" For many of us, asking these kinds of questions is difficult. That’s why you must surround yourself with people, situations and reading material that challenges you. 1. My two daughters challenge me to think differently more than any other people I know. 2. 3. 4. 5.