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Stress Can Be Good For You

Learning and education

Anxiety sits in and dictates your emotional state. Fight and flight thus tend to be detrimental to success. We perform much better in stressful situations when we enter what is called a challenge response. Instead of panic or recklessness, our brains maximize focus so that we perform at our best. The key to making stress an asset is to train the brain into forgoing threat response in favor of challenge response...

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What Parents Can Learn From Inside Out

Learning and education

All parents want their kids to be happy. I mean, obviously. But for most of history in most of the world that has meant keeping them from hunger and death and physical bodily harm. What happens when those threats aren’t quite so looming? ...

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7 skills schools should be teaching your own kids

Learning and education

"The ability to ask the right questions  is the single most important skill." -- President, BOC Edwards

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Understanding Scotland and England: Scotland and the Jacobean Union of 1604-7

Understanding Scotland and England: Scotland and the Jacobean Union of 1604-7

The History of Parliament continues its series on English/Scottish relations through the centuries as Scotland prepares for a vote on independence. In this post, Dr. Alan MacDonald describes the Jacobean Union of 1604-1607 between England and Scotland...

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Does English still borrow words from other languages?

Language

English language has "borrowed" words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking, asks Philip Durkin, deputy chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary...

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