Category: Articles

November 10, 2016
Skipping Grades for Gifted Children

The American school system puts students in grades based on age. However, for a some students, being with same-age peers in the classroom might not be the best option. Dr. Susan Assouline discusses her work as an expert in ‘academic acceleration’: "One effective way to help talented students remain intellectually challenged and engaged in school […]

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November 7, 2016
The Benefits of Not Forgiving and the True Path to Freedom

Sometimes it's really hard to have the courage and strength to forgive someone who has really hurt you, or done wrong to you. According to Kim Giles, there are actually some benefits to not forgiving, along with some setbacks: "Holding onto anger and judgment is like reaching into a fire to grab a hot coal […]

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November 3, 2016
Working Out Together vs. Couples Therapy

Many couples today enlist to start couples therapy, to strengthen their relationship and to fix premature or potential problems. But is there another - and cheaper - way to repair emotional damage and to develop stronger feelings for one another? According to Kelley Kitley, "While it doesn’t necessarily replace couples therapy, psychologists agree that working […]

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November 1, 2016
The 5-Hour Rule

We have been told for years and year that “practice will make perfect” but does having a successful business require more than just practice from employees? Is there something more we can do? Michael Simmons explains what he calls the “5-hour rule.": "Over the past year,  I've explored the personal histories of many widely admired […]

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October 20, 2016
Why Clowns Creep Us Out

From the observing the clown scaring epidemic to watching normal circus-loving clowns, it's probable that you're a little weary of these face-painted fools. Dr. Frank McAndrew confirms your fears may be very legitimate: "My research was the first empirical study of creepiness, and I had a hunch that feeling creeped out might have something to do […]

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October 19, 2016
Why Parents Let Their Kids Bully Them

What's a common day in your house look like? Does it involve putting off your children manipulating you into giving them "one more ice cream cone", and if you don't they scream and shout? According to Dr. Sean Grover, if that's the case, you need to stop letting your kids take advantage of you, and […]

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October 18, 2016
Why Teens Brains Need Later Start Time

Having a hard time getting your teens to get out of bed in the morning for school? It's not uncommon to hear the groans and moans as they slowly move around getting ready for school in the morning. According to Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom, teens may actually need an extra hour or two of sleep to […]

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October 17, 2016
Kaepernick and the Constitution

There's been a lot of controversy over Kaepernick's decision to take a knee during the National Anthem. Professor Gershman of Pace Law School in New York tells us why there might not be a need for so much controversy: "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high […]

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October 14, 2016
Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Bad for You?

Always gathering your favorite anti-bacterial hand soaps with the best-smelling scents? According to Dr. Sarah Ades, maybe it's time to reconsider using those in your home: "What’s the downside to having antibacterials in soap? It is potentially huge, both for those using it and for society as a whole. One concern is whether the antibacterials […]

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October 13, 2016
Instilling Grit in Kids

Why is America so obsessed with making sure we instil grit in out kids today? Dr. Paige Gray joins the Matt Townsend Show to illustrate why we want to make sure our kids our tough: "As someone who specializes in children’s literature and cultural attitudes toward childhood, I’ve been interested in this insistence on fostering […]

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