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Is Kindness Overrated?

This is Part 41 in a series of articles about the "self." Evidence confirms that the quality of Kindness is underrated and underrepresented in our daily lives. In general. But in one specific application, kindness it is overrated by people who … [Read More...]

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Piers Steel

Procrastination and lost money

Procrastination and lost money.   Piers Steel is a Canadian professor of human resources at the  University of Calgary and the author of “The Procrastination Equation: How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting … Read Full Article...



Fidgety kids–The “real” reason.

The “real” reason for fidgetation (!) FIDGETY KIDS (PART THREE) I’ve published two posts on fidgety kids recently. (You can find links to them below.) Here’s another opinion by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom writing in The Huffington Post.   She (or her editor) charcterized this–lack of movement in everday life–as the ‘real” reason kids […]

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Fidgety boys and how they learn. Letters and comments

Fidgety boys: how they learn. Here are some examples of Letters to the Editor of the NYTimes on David Leonhardt’s piece,  A Link between fidgety boys and a sputtering economy First, Mr Leonhardt’s piece:  “A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy,” by David Leonhardt (The Upshot, April 29): Then some commentary– The Different […]


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College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad.

College Dropout Rates in the U.S. are bad and there is no hope in sight for many. BUT THERE IS FOR YOU  Jordan Weissman, writing in Slate gives us an update on America’s awful college dropout rates. It’s something I’ve been writing about a lot here and on Dropout to Dean’s List. The research is from […]

Five things students need to be “college-ready.”

FIVE THINGS STUDENTS NEED TO BE “COLLEGE-READY.” “The phrase “college and career ready” is today’s education reform mantra. John Warner, writing on Inside Higher Education, takes the educational politicians to task and tells you what he thinks students really need to succeed in college, aside from basic skills of course. You know, like the ability to read […]


What’s the difference between complete and finished?

A vocabulary lesson: The Difference between “complete” and “finished” No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between “complete” and “finished.” However, during a recent linguistic conference, held in London, England, and attended by some of the best linguists in the world, Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter when he […]


You cannnot love someone else if you do not love yourself.
And you cannot accept love from another if you do not love yourself.
To go even deeper, you cannot love what you do not know.
Therefore, you cannot love yourself unless you know yourself.
Everything is centered in Self-Knowledge.

There’s more to this than I’ve written here.

Settling for the wrong lover? Many people do.

SETTLING FOR THE WRONG LOVER? (BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND, HUSBAND, WIFE, LOVER?) This is Part 20 in a series of article about the “self.” (And it is the first in a short series on why people do it.) Mike Bundrant, writing on Psych Central, has a piece that briefly covers four main reasons people settle in love. […]