Cultivating change and learning

Though many believe intelligence is limited to those who were ‘born smart’ or with a high I.Q, there are numerous ways that cognitive abilities can be boosted, enabling the expansion of mental capabilities and ultimately, making us smarter. With enough motivation and with knowledge of the most effective practices, anyone can expand their natural capabilities […]

Alternative education: which approach works best?

As parents’ frustration toward traditional school systems around the world grew in recent decades, so too did the number of alternative schools and approaches to learning available them. Public schools’ seemingly low educational standards and lack of accountability for educational outcomes, safety issues on campus, general lack of quality resources and questions regarding the effectiveness […]

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Drawing Outside the Lines: Reforming Education

Image courtesy: Education has always been seen as a fundamental necessity in society. This is the institution where you’re taught a variety of skills and allowed to develop with your peers. Almost everyone spends over a decade in the schooling system with the goals of learning new things and applying them to their futures. Now, […]

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Are Fraternities and Substance Abuse Creating Addicts?

College fraternities have been a dependable, ever-present staple on college campuses for decades. They are as old as the colleges they represent. Students join fraternities for the opportunity, leadership, social interaction, and a chance to network with other young men with big goals and even bigger dreams of their own. Fraternity brothers have gone on […]

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Where has all the thinking gone?

              College educators and employers are confused as to why young people cannot think anymore The popular idea of education is that it is primarily learning facts. However, as the famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, once said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but training the mind to think.” More and more educators in the […]