Sixth Graders

Sixth Graders on Mindfulness

“It really calms me down ’cause I get really stressed about homework a lot and when I breathe and just take a moment it really helps me focus more and I can get a lot more done” says one student.…

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Amazing 10-Year-Old Wants To Help Make Girls More Confident

Olivia Allen, 10, has already taken her first steps to becoming a philanthropist.

Allen, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted a free conference for her peers on Aug. 22 titled, “I Can Be: Girls Confidence Conference.”

“It’s important to give …

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Kenyan women

Kenyan Women Are Quietly Revolutionizing Farming

For people in central Kenya who are trying to live off the land, the challenges are many as the region is not known for its agriculture-friendly conditions.

But, thanks to the work of an organization working to spread innovative farming …

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Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Pieces

From KharmaTube: Join third generation craftsman Shimode Muneaki on a brief introduction to kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of mending broken objects. Traditionally, lacquer is used to reconnect shattered pieces of pottery and gold leaf is applied along the repaired …

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Grocery bag

Can Reusable Bags At The Grocery Store Change What People Buy?

Consumers who prefer reusable bags tend to buy more organic food. Researchers say that makes sense, given that the bags suggest a concern for the environment. But they also buy more junk food.

DAVID GREENE, HOST: You know, before coming …

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The Relationship Is Dead. Here’s What’s Taking Its Place

“Our relationship was one constant text,” Kimberly, 27, told Mic. “He’d text me first thing in the morning, message me during the workday and then text me at night.”

Kimberly helped Glen* pick out new clothes. She was the first …

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Lawns are a Soul-Crushing Timesuck

A recent essay by an Ohio woman who refuses to mow her lawn has struck a nerve. Thirteen hundred people have weighed in with a comment on Sarah Baker’s tale of flouting a neighborhood mowing ordinance in the face of …

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Science Reveals Artists Really Do Have Different Brains

We might now have neurological proof that artists actually are different creatures from everyone else on the planet. According to a study published in NeuroImage, researchers believe that artists have brains that are structurally different from non-artists. It appears that …

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Public Schools to Teachers: Run Your Class on Fear or Get Fired

As part of a burgeoning new public school program called “No Nonsense Nurturing” teachers are required to wear earpieces. They’re reminded to be less enthusiastic and “expect 100 percent compliance.” And in at least one high profile case, the teachers …

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Brain function

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again

Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions?

Think again.

In a provocative new paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a …

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