The ability of young children to control their emotional and cognitive impulses, it turns out, is a remarkably strong indicator of both short-term and long-term success, academic and otherwise.
Developing executive function skills (as these skills are called) is a matter of practice not (just) of genes and early childhood experiences.
via Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control?
Want to live more consciously? Wonder what that even means? Here are 4 posts by Deepak Chopra that talk about “skills in consciousness.”
[Skills in consciousness] are skills that anyone can learn – and benefit from – even though people casually use “consciousness” and “awareness” in a fuzzy way. Being aware isn’t passive.
The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills:
A new study by the World Bank, Transport For Health: The global burden of disease from motorized road transport (PDF Here) looks at the human cost of our love for the car and it is beyond shocking. 1.5 million killed every year, more than die from HIV, tuberculosis or malaria.
It’s time for a bigger recall of a seriously defective product: The Car.
Heard about the Fairphone? Nice piece of technology that helps users “repair and upgrade” instead “chuck and buy new”.
Se what iFixit has to say about the ethical phone: Guest Blog: iFixit and Fairphone Repair Guides.