Ed writes, “Here’s an ambitious short film I made for the Royal Institution with evolutionary psychologist Nicholas Humphrey — it explores the problems in understanding human consciousness particularly in explaining how its seemingly magical qualities arise from the physical matter of the brain.”
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. — Buddha (via psych-facts)
You know how advice is - you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways. — John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (via larmoyante)
Dispassionately, we know that cheating on our diets or procrastinating on our stupid deadlines isn’t worth it, but our stupid brains treat most future consequences as if they’re worth nothing, while treating any present-moment benefits as though they were precious beyond riches — so how do you get the “hyperbolic discounting” part of your brain to shut up and listen to reason?
Blue Marble Cave, Chile By Robert O’Duill
Israeli children hold toy guns as they pretend to play war games next to newly built protection cement walls around a kindergarten in the center of Kibbutz Nahal Oz located near the border with Gaza Strip on September 8, 2014.
Whitman Wilcox V attended kindergarten through second grade at a neighborhood public school in the Lower Ninth Ward. He had just started the third grade when Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. His family was forced to evacuate; he wound up at a Catholic school in Houston.
Back in New Orleans the next fall, he switched to a brand-new charter school, KIPP Believe, for fifth through 8th grade; started high school at another charter school, Sci Academy; then was homeschooled for a year.
Now, he’s beginning his senior year of high school. This time at St. Augustine, an all-boys Catholic school famed throughout the region for its marching band.
Five schools in nine years. A generation of children who’ve lived through the storm and recovery have traced educational odysseys like this one.
Q&A: One Student’s Educational Saga In New Orleans
Photo credit: Edmund D. Fountain for NPR
Why do we sign for things? A Rabbi, a laywer, and a Mastercard exec explain.