Category Archives: Education

Helping Children Reach their Potential

Psychology professor, Carol S. Dweck discusses how to properly help your child reach their full potential.  How?  Clue: don’t tell your child that s/he did a good job.  Check out the video:

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 26, 2015)

Cognitive Science Evidence shows that gender is fluid, but our brains automatically see them as discrete things.  Apply this to other fields as well. Culture The story of the Ermahgerd girl. Death The Ethics of Suicide Digital Archive. Economics My … Continue reading

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John Oliver on the Dismal Laws of US Sex ED

John Oliver delivers a top-notch video about what’s wrong with sex ed in America.

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 5, 2015)

Emotions The History of Slut-Shaming from Rome to cyberspace. Ethics Through the work of Molly Crocket, taking anti-depressants makes one more moral, taking dopamine-enhancing drugs can make one more selfish.  The interesting thing about this is that taking drugs can … Continue reading

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Judge Rules against Abstinence-Only Sex Education

A judge in California has ruled against abstinence-only sex education because it violated the the state law by failing to provide adequate information and instruction on sexual health and HIV prevention. Part of the ruling reads: Plaintiffs claim that the … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 4, 2015)

Abortion There’s a link between sexist attitudes and antichoice attitudes in abortion. Children A great article explaining what it means to be childfree.  She also talks about the assumptions most people (especially women) have to deal with in a pro-child … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Apr. 20, 2015)

Aesthetics Every noise ever! Economics The Ontology of Money Education Studies show that to retain what you just studied, go to the gym right after studying. Alice Dreger sat in her son’s sex-ed class in high school.  This is what … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (March 8, 2015)

Consciousness Galen Strawson has a great article about the history of the philosophy of consciousness. Education How Higher Education perpetuates Intergenerational Inequality. Ethics Sex while drunk: a moral dilemma. Why Our Children don’t think there are moral facts Family If … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (April 22, 2014)

Children Are we overprotecting our kids?  From the article itself: I used to puzzle over a particular statistic that routinely comes up in articles about time use: even though women work vastly more hours now than they did in the … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Feb. 16, 2014)

Children Nine-month olds can tell friends from foes. The dangers of the Good Mother Myth. The choice to be child-free is admirable, not selfish.  From the article itself: The increased visibility and acceptance of women who choose not to have children … Continue reading

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