Five Fun Math Activities For Kids

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Many adults do not like math. Others absolutely love it. Possibly because we had great teachers when we were young. Children do not learn like adults.  They play. Even when learning math. In this guest article Cristin Howard explain how to teach kids math. Some of it reminded me of the third season of the …

Are our children afraid of reading and writing?

Our children read and write short messages. They are very good at processing short texts, but uncomfortable with longer texts. My generation used to read books, the next generation read Wikipedia, and this generation reads statuses and WhatsApp. Today you may want to read here, here, here, here, here, and here. Anna’s story My wife developed …

Can reasonable expectations raise better children?

We want from our children too much. If poor people in poor countries want their kids to have a college education and a reasonably good job, we want them to realize our fantasies. They can practice sports and music, in addition to getting good scores in school, but we do not stop there. Should we …

Riding a horse as a crash course on leadership

There are many kinds of learning. Not always reading books is the best kind. Here I want to share some of my personal and lifechanging experiences with unexpected teachers. The focus as always is on doing the right thing effectively, but the perspective is new. Western pleasures For the last couple of years, I have …

Unhappiness and destructive forces

When we act out of anxiety or obsession we often make our own happiness impossible. For some people being happy is as easy as breathing. For others, this is the hardest skill on earth. Just like we can systematically build the conditions required for our happiness, we can systematically generate conditions that prevent it. Before …

Healing weekend

What is the role of weekends in our lives? We can choose this role ourselves. The way we spend our weekends often defines the meaning of our lives in a given time period. It also is a strong indicator of our values and priority. Calendar week The weekend used to be a day of rest …

Physical activity intensity

This is a summary of my own small research for my own purposes, sort of demo of research diary. When I start I do not know where I end. The question is interesting and important: what kind of training is most useful? I have no idea where we end, so each research is a small …

How to Manage Remote Teams from the Other Side of the Globe

Dealing with remote employees can be challenging. Usually to do that we need highly motivated people, good communication, and well-defined tasks. This mode of work can be very satisfying as long as there is discipline and mutual respect. In this guest article, Regina Del Rosario shares some simple ideas based on her experience. Long before …

Legacy: writing for your children

What motivates people? This seems to be a trivial question, but the answers are often amazing. In this article, I will focus on some of my own motives for writing this blog and related materials. The reason is very simple: if any of these applies, you might want to use some of my tools. Secret …

Evolution, revolution and science

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Science works in mysterious ways. Since we read and write scientific publications, we at least hope that people will read and cite what we have to say. But will that really matter? Hard to say. For more reading check here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The nature of scientific evolution There is a persistent …