Category Archives: Research

Condemned to Joy

http://www.city-journal.org/2011/21_1_happiness.html The Western cult of happiness is a mirthless enterprise. On August 21, 1670, Jacques Bossuet, the bishop of Meaux and official preacher to the court of Louis XIV, pronounced the eulogy for Princess Henrietta of England before the Prince of … Continue reading

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It’s the breadth that matters

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=414650 “When we think about likely career paths that our students will take, the life paths, the vast majority of them will go through multiple jobs, life and career directions,” says Gregory Call, dean of the faculty at Amherst College … Continue reading

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Smart phones and video games may be harmful to our children’s education

Consistent multi-tasking, new technology, and the need for immediate gratification is changing the way our children work, play, and learn. Many children are not succeeding in the traditional classroom environment. NYTimes Link: In an experiment at the German Sport University … Continue reading

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Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected

Bill Cosby took a lot of heat for similar statements about the reasons many black students underachieve.  The sociological reasons, uncomfortable as they may be to acknowledge, must be part of the dialogue if we are ever going to improve the … Continue reading

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Is your daughter a self-loathing ‘body bully’?

What are we doing to our daughters? When is all this consumerism and the hypnosis of social conditioning going to end? Is your daughter a self-loathing ‘body bully’? ‘Good Girls Don’t Get Fat’ spells out how to help girls break … Continue reading

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Latest research on Happiness

It seems the mystics may have just been proven right all along. Living in the present moment leads to a happier life. Daydreaming Is a Downer By Lauren Schenkman Snap out of it! That daydream you’re having about eloping to … Continue reading

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Middle School or the TV Show Survivor- Which is More Cutthroat?

Middle School or the TV Show Survivor- Which is More Cutthroat? According to Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, adolescence is a time in which teens are faced with identity issues and are constantly trying to figure out who they … Continue reading

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