What Is the Purpose and Future of Higher Education?

What Is the Purpose and Future of Higher Education?

Brint notes based on his new book Two Cheers for Higher Education , “There’s always been a small number of colleges that close every year – usually fewer than a dozen – and more are opened for the first time than closed.” This illustrates, among other things, why it is important to consider a historical perspective on higher education to place recent individual news stories in context.

Teletherapy-Hypnosis May Help Ease IBS Symptoms

Teletherapy-Hypnosis May Help Ease IBS Symptoms

Summary: Skype-Delivered Hypnosis is Helpful for IBS To summarize, the results of recent research have found that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for reducing pain, anxiety, and IBS severity and improving quality of life in people who have IBS.

Boredom Boosting: Why We Need to 'Re-Brand' This State

Boredom Boosting: Why We Need to 'Re-Brand' This State

Unwittingly though we can rob our children of the ability to learn to wait, calm themselves down, and settle down inside themselves to even know how they are feeling physically, emotionally, and have the inner space to let their minds roam, and for their creativity to unfold, if we don’t LET THEM BE BORED.

When a Vegetative-State Patient Returns to Tell the Tale

When a Vegetative-State Patient Returns to Tell the Tale

With a brain injury like John’s, the chances of recovering after three months are very low and patients are usually reclassified as "permanently vegetative." We tested John using every tool we had at our disposal, looking for some sign of inner life, but we found nothing.

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

Why Won't You Talk To Me?

When a child recognizes his or her emotional state, they are more apt to verbalize how they feel instead of act it out. When a child is struggling, tuning into the child’s emotional state and gently identifying their feeling helps the child recognize it themselves.

XXXTentacion's Son Is Born 7 Months After His Death

XXXTentacion's Son Is Born 7 Months After His Death

Bernard revealed that her son was expecting his first child with Sanchez in an Instagram post in June, just three days after the “Sad!” MC was shot and killed in Florida at age 20 while he was shopping for motorcycles.

New York now requires changing tables in public men's restrooms

New York now requires changing tables in public men's restrooms

#pottyparity pic.twitter.com/blQPy34OOw — Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) Hoylman, who is gay, also said in the statement the new law is a step in "recognizing new parental norms, including a new generation of gay dads like me who no longer should have to change their babies on the bathroom floor because there's no changing station in the men's restroom." According to the Pew Research Center , fathers are much more involved in child care than they were 50 years ago.

School dress code for parents? Why this Tennessee lawmaker says it's necessary

School dress code for parents? Why this Tennessee lawmaker says it's necessary

State representative Antonio Parkinson said that after talking with school leaders, educators and other constituents, he'd heard enough "horror stories" about the way adults dress — and behave — when they visit Tennessee public schools, that it was time to give them their own set of rules.

When Inheritance Becomes Complicated

Alas, the woman died first, leaving her daughter to explain to the stepfather's children that she was in charge of their father's health care. If one anticipates a family squabble over assets, it might be a good idea to discuss this ahead of time with a parent.

Gender-reveal lasagna is now a thing

Gender-reveal lasagna is now a thing

Gender-reveal parties have become more over-the-top lately: Expectant parents have shot a target with a gun loaded with colored gunpowder, had an alligator eat pink or blue Jell-O, smashed eggs on each other’s foreheads and used a monster truck to drop blue balloons at a Monster Jam event.

35 Facial Expressions That Convey Emotions Across Cultures

35 Facial Expressions That Convey Emotions Across Cultures

Srinivasan and Martinez analyzed more than 7 million images of candid facial expressions across a variety of cultures from 31 different countries based on snapshots and other real-world photos.

Queensland sex offender Robert John Fardon free to live without monitoring

Queensland sex offender Robert John Fardon free to live without monitoring

In 2003 he became the first person to be jailed in Queensland indefinitely under new laws targeting repeat sex offenders but was released five years ago on the supervision order.

11 Important Points For Individualized Education Programs

11 Important Points For Individualized Education Programs

2. There are five members of the IEP team: the parents, the regular education teacher, the special education teacher, a representative from the school district, and an individual “who can interpret the instructional implications of evaluation results”, such as a speech therapist or occupational therapist.

Mum claims squishies caused her 8-year-old daughter's hallucinations

Mum claims squishies caused her 8-year-old daughter's hallucinations

"She became convinced the pictures of cats on her walls were watching her and believed the oscillating fan and dresser in her room were alive." If you have children between the ages of five and 12 years old, you've probably heard of (or maybe even own several) the popular 'squishies' toys.

Help for the Psychiatric Ward

Help for the Psychiatric Ward

(An IMD is defined as an inpatient facility, with more than 16 beds, in which the majority of patients are diagnosed with a severe mental illness.) In other words, if a Medicaid-eligible person with serious mental illness is treated in a community outpatient setting, or in a nursing home, the state receives federal matching funds to help pay for their care.

More Than “Just Friends?” Here's How to Find Out

More Than “Just Friends?” Here's How to Find Out

Burgoon in a piece aptly entitled, “We Never Talk about That,” found that heterosexual partners in cross-sex friendships experienced a higher degree of relational uncertainty and were less likely to discuss relational issues than couples who were dating.[i] They note that Uncertainty Reduction Theory (URT) proposes that people desire to reduce uncertainty, and high levels of uncertainty are linked with relational dissatisfaction.

New York law requires changing tables in public men's bathrooms

New York law requires changing tables in public men's bathrooms

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest New York law requires changing tables in public men's bathrooms Because dads change diapers, too.

Wonder if You Are More Than “Just Friends?” How to Find Out

Wonder if You Are More Than “Just Friends?” How to Find Out

Burgoon in a piece aptly entitled, “We Never Talk about That,” found that partners in cross-sex friendships experienced a higher degree of relational uncertainty, and were less likely to discuss relational issues than couples who were dating.[i] They note that Uncertainty Reduction Theory (URT) proposes that people desire to reduce uncertainty, and high levels of uncertainty are linked with relational dissatisfaction.

What We Get Wrong About Children’s Self-Esteem

What We Get Wrong About Children’s Self-Esteem

Source: SAN-DRINO/Flickr (Adapted with permission from my new book, Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem.) “I can’t do anything right!” “Nobody likes me!” “I’m the worst kid in the world!” As parents, hearing the children we love make such viciously self-critical comments is heart-breaking.

What to Tell Our Kids about the State of the World

What to Tell Our Kids about the State of the World

In the process, I’ve listened to many anxious concerns and fielded many questions, especially from the smarter kids—concerns about the state of the world in which they’re growing up. Ask open-ended questions about what they think about the state of the world.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. ‘Can’t Wait to Meet’ His, Lauren Burnham’s Baby

Arie Luyendyk Jr. ‘Can’t Wait to Meet’ His, Lauren Burnham’s Baby

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his fiancée, Lauren Burnham , have several months until their baby is due, but the former Bachelor is already extremely excited to become a father.

Meghan Markle hinted about her due date on Christmas Day

Meghan Markle hinted about her due date on Christmas Day

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after attending the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in Norfolk, England, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018.

Negative Moods May Trigger Inflammation

Negative Moods May Trigger Inflammation

That said, negative affectivity may trigger more inflammatory cytokines than " Positive Affectivity ." New research ( Graham-Engeland et al., 2018 ) has identified a correlation between negative moods and inflammation.

Going Home For the Holidays When It's Triggering

His wife and children also dreaded the holidays because Han's parents made hurtful remarks, criticizing everything from their outfits to their opinions. Emotions triggered by family interactions have great power to automatically send us back in time to how we felt as children—it’s how the brain works.

Is Your Mind Under Your Control?

Is Your Mind Under Your Control?

Subjects tended to judge that people have a moderately high degree of control over their beliefs, desires, and evaluations, and somewhat less control over their emotions.

One family's ornament tradition is so sweet you might want to steal it

One family's ornament tradition is so sweet you might want to steal it

At left, the ornament I got that year: A mememto of our favorite #27! An ornament representing the year I began working for TODAY.com. There are years we gave each other the same ornament.

Power prices, public transport: Key changes coming from January 1

Power prices, public transport: Key changes coming from January 1

Like its July cousin, the first day of the calendar year brings with it a number of changes including new laws and regulations, fees and charges, taxes and benefits.

Woman gave birth alone in locked prison cell in 'inexcusable' incident

Woman gave birth alone in locked prison cell in 'inexcusable' incident

Woman gave birth alone in locked prison cell in 'inexcusable' incident But allowing a pregnant woman to give birth alone in a locked cell, which is what reportedly happened at an Australian prison, is "distressing and degrading," said Neil Morgan to the BBC.

Coles Little Shop Christmas Collectable cases sell out across Australia

Coles Little Shop Christmas Collectable cases sell out across Australia

The Coles Australia Facebook page has been inundated with comments from customers unable to find Little Shop Christmas Collectable cases just days after the limited edition festive campaign was launched on December 7.

Is your child less likely to be bullied in a private school?

Is your child less likely to be bullied in a private school?

The most recent Household, Income and Labour Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey data revealed that twice as many parents of public school students reported their children had been bullied compared to private school parents.

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