What is consciousness?Self
Explore the theories of human consciousness and the science of how your brain works to create a conscious experience.
The truth about electroconvulsive therapySelf
In 1982, a young nurse was suffering from severe, unrelenting depression. She couldn’t work, socialize or concentrate.
Barriers Are in Your Mind | The SparkSelf
After Albert Lin lost his leg in an accident, he chose to become bionic and rethink his entire world.
What Being Bullied Actually Does To YouSelf
Triangle Bob used to be my bully, but more recently I've been bullying him. What happens to people when they get bullied?
Can We Get Older Without Aging?Self
Nothing is guaranteed in life except death, taxes, and entropy. What do other life forms have to teach us about staying alive as we get old, and will we ever conquer death?
How To Make The Best Mashed PotatoesSelf
A step-by-step guide to creating your ultimate mash.
The 4 Properties of Powerful TeachersSelf
A quick read of the properties that combines make a powerful teacher. A mix of personality, planning, passion, and presence all form the basis of excellence in teaching.
I Got Popular...And It Changed MeSelf
Isaiah had never been cool or popular. He was known as strange, the weird kid - the weirdo - and he stuck to himself. The mean girls and popular kids didn't help his shyness, really hurt his self-esteem, and so, after middle school, he was determined to make high school different.
The Dangers of Thinking Too Much; And Thinking Too LittleSelf
There are dangers associated both with thinking too much - and thinking too little. The trick is to use our minds to access our most sincere, authentic and original thoughts.
How To Be ConfidentSelf
The fastest route to confidence is to stop being so attached to one's dignity and seriousness; and plainly admit that one is - of course - an idiot. We all are.
Islands of Personality and Trains of ThoughtSelf
How can educators assist in building upon, repairing, and strengthening our students' islands of self? When we take a few minutes to authentically share and reflect with our students, we cultivate a connection.
How to Be Charming When Talking About YourselfSelf
It's sometimes assumed that talking too much about ourselves is rude; and asking questions of others is polite and charming. But the distinction is not quite so simple. There are far better and worse ways of speaking about ourselves. We end up charming when we dare to reveal our vulnerabilities to others.
How To Be A Good ListenerSelf
Listening is something we're very reluctant to do, not because we're lazy, but because we have never actually been taught how to do it properly, in a way that can be interesting and rewarding for us.
Success at School vs Success in LifeSelf
Many people who do brilliantly at school turn out not to do so well at life. Why? Looking to change your career?
Who am I? A philosophical inquiry - Amy AdkinsSelf
Throughout the history of mankind, the subject of identity has sent poets to the blank page, philosophers to the agora and seekers to the oracles. These murky waters of abstract thinking are tricky to navigate, so it's probably fitting that to demonstrate the complexity, the Greek historian Plutarch used the story of a ship. Amy Adkins illuminates Plutarch's Ship of Theseus.
4 Tips Teachers Can Use to Practice Self-Care and Set BoundariesSelf
It's hard to strike the right balance between helping individuals and making sure that you can complete the task that affect all your students, but we hope that the following tips can help you get there.
PHILOSOPHY - NietzscheSelf
Nietzsche believed that the central task of philosophy was to teach us to 'become who we are'. Find out more by reading our book 'Life Lessons from Nietzsche '
This Giant Neuron Could Explain Where Consciousness Comes FromSelf
After uncovering three giant neurons, scientists could be one step closer to pinpointing where consciousness lives in the brain.
Why are we so attached to our things?Self
After witnessing the "violent rage" shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget - a founding father of child psychology - observed something profound about human nature: Our sense of ownership emerges incredibly early.
5 Ways to Unwind From TeachingSelf
As a teacher being able to unwind after school is very important. Disconnecting from the classroom for at least a few hours is a key to keeping the balance.
Don't Follow Your PassionSelf
Should you follow your passion, wherever it may take you? Should you do only what you love...or learn to love what you do? How can you identify which path to take? How about which paths to avoid?