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13 Tools to Make Writing Fun and More Creative

Writing isn’t an easy job. Most people feel that writing is all about copying stuff from here and there and intermingling it to form an entirely new content. But that’s not the truth.

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Cultural Cruelty Feeds Biological Devolution

In Britain there is a myth of sorts, that frogs in steadily heating water will not jump out, but die without trying to escape. It is an analogy to show that slow yet harmful cultural changes are difficult to detect from inside a culture.

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The Limitations of Language

Let's take a trip in our imaginations; you and I are now scientists in Antarctica. The snow blizzard has slowed to a light flurry and we are eager to get outside. I ask you if you would be so kind as to photograph a penguin. Your brain quickly and easily comprehends that:

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Science of Learning: Metacognition in Education

Not only is it difficult to measure and develop metacognitive skills, but the current state of education systematically stifles metacognitive development. One of the hallmarks of metacognitive development is divergent thinking. Divergent thinking requires an individual to think of different ways that a solution can be reached. It requires cognitive flexibility, as well as critical analysis of where the process you have chosen is taking you.

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Science of Learning: Behaviorism

Classic behaviorism is all about learning. How biological entities learn to cope with their environment. How stimuli can be paired with responses. How reinforcers can change behavior, and how those changes can become a permanent part of a behavioral repertoire. Learning – in a classical sense.

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Saving Democracy

We've had Democracy 1.0 for a while now, and, well, we enjoy choosing our government, but... for the most part we simply want competent leaders who can get on with their jobs while the rest of the nation gets quietly on with theirs. And, when we are asked to vote, we want choices between excellent candidates and policies, so regardless of the outcome everything stays good and well run. So, can we think of ways to improve on what we have? Can we ask for democracy 2.0?