How to make stress your friend

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While stress has been reported as a public health problem, new research suggests that it may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive (!), and introduces us to a curious mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

How about watching her lecture?

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Teach girls bravery, not perfection

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Today is International Women’s Day and it has been vigorously celebrated all around. I have chosen a delighting message to show you. This has made me reflect upon our role in the world in a special way.

Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code. They work “to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.” Why does it matter?  Continue reading

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? Is it money? Fame?

Robert Waldinger, psychiatrist, is the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development. He’s got unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Do you agree with this talk? Leave your impressions about it! 😉

Falling in love is the easy part

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Did you know you can fall in love with anyone just by asking them 36 questions?

Mandy Len Catron tried this experiment, it worked, and she wrote a viral article about it.

But… is that real love? Did it last? And what’s the difference between falling in love and staying in love?

What do you think? Do you agree with her?

Would you like to try this experiment? Try the 36 questions here.

Leave your comments!

The dangerous ways ads see women

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I’m bringing today a current matter to discuss.

Jean Kilbourne is a cultural theorist. Since the 1960s, she has examined the ways women are portrayed in American advertising.

“Gradually, I began to see a pattern in the ads, a sort of statement about what it meant to be a woman in [American] culture.”

“The pressure on women to be young, thin, beautiful is more intense than ever before,” she says, citing the photo manipulation powers of Photoshop. These computer-altered images distort society’s expectations for the female body, encouraging both sexes to accept this as normal.

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The benefits of a bilingual brain

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Today I will cover a topic that has been more and more discussed as time goes by.

It’s widely known and obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling, communicating with all kinds of people, watching movies or plays effortlessly. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?

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The linguistic genius of babies

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Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world. It’s unbelievable!!!

The subtitles are in English in this website. If you feel willing to leave a comment, please do it!

Patricia Kuhl

“What have we learned? Well, babies all over the world are what I like to describe as ‘citizens of the world.’ They can discriminate all the sounds of all languages, no matter what country we’re testing and what language we’re using, and that’s remarkable because you and I can’t do that.”

Virtual choir

Wow!

I’m completely amazed at how technology has embraced us tightly… Watch this here! The best part is you can change the subtitles of the video! However, focus on what you’re going to listen. And here you will find much more! You’re going to get speechless, just like me!!!

Now you will see one of the several awesome videos this choir produces… INDESCRIBABLE!

Make comments if you feel it proper!

Why to learn English?

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How are you doing? 🙂

Why to learn English? We may not have an exact answer for this question when we listen to it at the very first moment.

But excuse me: believe it or not, being fluent in this language is already a reality that will not be changed easily. There is no way back.

Watch this video and make up your mind! Make any comments you wish!