Lifelong Learning

Getting Kids to Read More

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015






Parents know how important reading is to their children’s academic achievement, but sometimes, it is quite a challenge, especially as the children get older.  Writing for The Boston Globe, Ami Albernaz explains that the results from a report from Scholastic, a publishing company for children’s books, might help parents to intervene more effectively to get […]






Improving the Retention of New Vocabulary

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015






The results of a recent study suggest that there is a better way to remember things like new vocabulary than the widely-used rote memorization.  An article on the Science Daily website reports that scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany completed a study of how people learn vocabulary […]






Personality vs. Intellect

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015






The results of a new study shed light on the reason that people who are of average intellect become successful.  An article on the Science Daily website reports on the findings of Dr. Arthur Poropat from Griffith’s School of Applied Psychology.  Dr. Poropat reviewed the fundamental personality factors—Conscientiousness,   Openness, Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, and Extraversion—along with […]






Learning from Mistakes

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014






“It’s okay to make mistakes.  Just learn from them!”  The results of  a new study from researchers with the Baycrest Rotman Research Institute and the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto reinforce that notion.  Andrée-Ann Cyr, led the study that reports benefits of making mistakes for both younger and older adults. Cyr and […]






Take Notes by Hand or Electronically?

Friday, May 9th, 2014






Today’s students are very attached to their electronic devices.  That includes their laptops.  Most prefer to type papers and to take notes that way, but is that good for them to do?  A report on the Science Daily website about a recent study by researchers found that taking notes on laptops may not be the […]






Why Business Managers Should Go Back to School

Friday, June 7th, 2013






At times, business managers may feel their career has come to a stall and they think about pursuing a degree to augment their academic portfolio. A survey conducted by the Bellevue University inferred that the demand of the economic setup is causing professionals to reevaluate their careers. On many levels, such initiatives are a worthwhile […]