THE PROBLEM WITH TELLING MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO ‘JUST REACH OUT’

by  Madeleine Holden When they do, there’s often no one there Samuel, a 27-year-old artist and gay man living in Australia, is telling me about his partner’s first and only experience seeking treatment for mental health issues. “Last year, he was in a really bad place and needed help,” he says. “He’s struggled with depression and anxiety his whole life, but small-town mentality has always told him to internalize.” Samuel explains that the Australian health-care system offers patients with a diagnosable mental illness six subsidized sessions with a psychologist, so he coaxed his partner into seeing a general practitioner for … Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH TELLING MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO ‘JUST REACH OUT’

What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning–And What They Don’t

GETTY by Natalie WexlerSenior Contributor EducationI write about retooling K-12 education to address social inequality. Lately there’s been a push to acquaint educators with “the science of learning.” But only some aspects of that science actually help teachers do their jobs. Others just waste their time. You might think that before aspiring teachers take up their posts, they’re taught what scientists have discovered about how children learn. In fact, many teachers are unaware of that research, and—for complex reasons—some are actually hostile to scientific recommendations. Recent efforts to connect educators with these findings, including some by deans of education schools and by teachers themselves, are beginning to … Continue reading What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning–And What They Don’t

CAN YOU TRUST YOUR PARTNER AFTER THEY CHEAT? AN EXPERT SAYS TO WATCH FOR THESE 4 TRAITS

Photo: Getty Images/d3sign by  MARY GRACE GARIS, Here in the real world, people come with baggage. And in the world of dating and relationships, that baggage can get especially heavy with each subsequent ended union. While you may have your list of non-negotiable traits you seek in a partner (maybe it has to do with religion or thoughts on children or pets or something else entirely), an open mind is also a smart tool to always keep sharpened. Because relationships get complicated and end for a number of reasons, so holding onto a checklist may shield you from meeting your soul … Continue reading CAN YOU TRUST YOUR PARTNER AFTER THEY CHEAT? AN EXPERT SAYS TO WATCH FOR THESE 4 TRAITS

How to Be Employable Forever

Olin College of EngineeringTOM VANDER ARK by Tom Vander Ark Contributor Education  I write about the future of learning, work and human development. “Learning things that matter; learning in context; learning in teams. Envisioning what has never been and doing whatever it takes to make it happen. Do that 20 times and you will be employable forever,” said Richard Miller, President of Olin College of Engineering. More than 20 years ago, Miller began thinking about this formula. The mechanical engineer was dean of engineering at the University of Iowa. About the same time, the trustees of the F. W. Olin Foundation began contemplating a … Continue reading How to Be Employable Forever

Researchers find how to add more “love hormone” to your relationships

A study looks at the chemistry of couples engaged in different activities. by Paul Ratner 14 February, 2019 Leisure activities can help release more oxytocin, say researchers. Oxytocin is a hormone linked to social and sexual interaction. Couples who took art classes and played board games together released oxytocin. With Valentine’s Day upon us, are you looking for a way to bring more love into your relationship? Take an art class or pick up a new board game to play together. This advice comes courtesy of a new study from Baylor University, which found that the bodies of couples engaged … Continue reading Researchers find how to add more “love hormone” to your relationships

Romanian Philosopher Emil Cioran on the Courage to Disillusion Yourself

Emil Cioran “The man who unmasks his fictions renounces his own resources and, in a sense, himself. Consequently, he will accept other fictions which will deny him, since they will not have cropped up from his own depths.” BY MARIA POPOVA “People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster,” James Baldwin wrote in a staggeringly prescient piece from 1953. And yet shutting our eyes is how we humans have coped, again and again, with our own discomfort … Continue reading Romanian Philosopher Emil Cioran on the Courage to Disillusion Yourself

HOW YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS IS THE KEY TO IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH AND CHANGING YOUR LIFE

by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times In this interview, Mike Dow, Psy.D., and author of “Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life: Overcome Obstacles, Heal Your Body, and Reach Any Goal with a Revolutionary Technique,” reveals how tapping into your subconscious through a modern form of hypnosis can help you heal mind, body and soul. “Most meditation is alpha. Hypnosis takes you into an even slower brain wave, into theta,” Dow says, who experienced his first hypnosis session as a “deep, wondrous trance, almost dream-like.” “I would say it felt magical, relaxing and wonderful. I sort of would have those twitches … Continue reading HOW YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS IS THE KEY TO IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH AND CHANGING YOUR LIFE