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Lessons from the longest study on human development 
VIDEO: For the past 70 years, scientists have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It's the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it's produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing this remarkable research, science journalist Helen Pearson shares some important findings and simple truths about life and good parenting. SOURCE: TED ... Read More
A drug's journey: how drugs get from the lab to the market
VIDEO: It can take up to a decade or more for a drug to make it from first being discovered in the lab to ending up on the shelf of a pharmacy. It has to be put through a rigorous, 4-step process that will establish safety and efficacy. Watch this video to get an idea of what is involved. SOURCE: Conversation EDU via YouTube ... Read More
Living in the present moment: 5 things you need to do
INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: “Live every day like it is your last. One day you’ll be right.” Each moment of our lives has to be be spent mindfully. Here are 5 strategies for living in the present moment. SOURCE: The Long Now via Big Think ... Read More
Ethics matters: looking at society from an ethical perspective
WEBSITE/ ARTICLES/ VIDEOS: This website is a collection of items that deal with the ethics that govern society. The issues addressed are important and common. The site contains articles and videos that are free to access. SOURCE: Ethics Matters ... Read More
There's more to life than being happy; the key is leading a meaningful life that rests on 4 pillars
VIDEO: Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning. Esfahani Smith offers four pillars of a meaningful life: belonging, purpose, transcendence and story telling. SOURCE: TED ... Read More
Outsmart evolution and master your emotions
VIDEO TALK: Introducing conscious awareness to facial expressions can help one override and control their emotions. If you put on your face one of the universal expressions you will turn on the physiology of emotion. You will begin to experience that emotion. So the face is not simply a display system that tells you what's happening inside me. I can self generate any emotion by making the movements on my face. The way in which we can improve our emotional life is to introduce conscious awareness into the process and that will take practice since nature did not want you to do that' so you have to do it yourself. SOURCE: Big Think via YouTube ... Read More
Your mind can be tricked into feeling less pain
INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: Pain is never a nice things to experience, but it is one of the most useful bodily signals we have. It acts like an alarm system – sending an immediate message for harmful and potentially fatal conditions. New research now shows how as well as being tricked into experiencing pain, the brain can also be fooled into experiencing pain relief. What we know to be true can be overridden by the brain. In practical terms, these findings could present viable treatment and pain relief in conditions for people with chronic pain potentially offering hope to thousands of people whose lives are blighted on a daily basis. SOURCE: The Conversation ... Read More
Can a robot pass a top-tier, university entrance exam? It did, and in the top 20 percent.
VIDEO: Meet Todai Robot, an AI project that performed in the top 20 percent of students on the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo -- without actually understanding a thing. Todai Robot's success raises alarming questions for the future of human education. How can we help kids excel at the things that humans will always do better than AI? SOURCE: TED ... Read More
Here are some tips for keeping friendships fresh and alive
ARTICLE/ VIDEO/ INFOGRAPHIC: “Friendships don’t just happen. They don’t drop from the sky.” Like any relationship, friendships take effort and work. But they’re often the last to receive that effort after people expend their energy on work, family, and romance. As time goes on, friendships often face more hurdles to intimacy than other close relationships. As people hurtle toward the peak busyness of middle age, friends—who are usually a lower priority than partners, parents, and children—tend to fall by the wayside. It’s hard to organise a busy life so that it has enough room for deep friendships, but there are a few strategies that may help. SOURCE: The Atlantic ... Read More
What does your voice sound like to others?
VIDEO: Ever recorded your voice on a cell phone or answering machine, then been surprised at the sound of the playback? This tip and exercises will help you get in touch with the sound of your voice that others hear. It will help you judge your sound as you speak and sing and make you a more intelligent communicator. SOURCE: YouTube ... Read More
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