Tag: Brain

Teaching, Learning and More: Must-Read Links

For parents, educators and students of all ages wrapping up summer break and heading back to school, these new “must read” pieces are enlightening. Our picks from around the web include?Kate Winslet’s tip for a common classroom crisis, the educational trend worth rethinking, a new way to compose essays, an ingenious plan to get kids reading …and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Life Lesson “I sought the counsel of one trusted teacher who guided me through this situation in the......

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Sleep Is the Best Meditation

Why we sleep is a question that has captivated philosophers and scientists for millennia. If you really think about it, letting go of all activity and going to sleep for several hours every day – becoming totally unconscious and completely vulnerable?- is actually quite bizarre.?Yet sleep is not just a human need: every species of animal on the planet is known to sleep in some fashion. Recent findings have shown that when we sleep, our brain undergoes a sort of mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.......

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