In modern psychology, there is a common saying, “the neurons that fire together, wire together.” This was first shared by Canadian psychologist Donald Hebb almost 70 years ago. The quote means memory or focus is increased on a subject when there is emotion attached to...

May 29, 2019

Antarctica is the fifth largest continent in the world, yet its size changes as the ice flows
along the coast can often double the continent’s size in the winter. (6) The highest mountain
in Antarctica is the Vinson Massif that is about 4,892 meters tall. Antarctica al...

May 27, 2019

In the 1700's France began to explore and claim many areas of land in, and to the west of,
the Mississippi River Valley. (1) By the beginning of the 19 th Century the French controlled more of
the modern United States than any other European nation. This made France a...

In modern psychology, there is constant talk about why American children are not learning as effectively as those in other cultures. The answer might be shocking. In the United States and other Western cultures, children are being oversaturated with high-intensity stim...

May 22, 2019

Deep in the historical Blarney Castle, in County Cork, Ireland, lies a 330 million year-old
slab of limestone built into the castle wall. This stone is the Blarney Stone, or the Stone of
Eloquence. According to legend, by kissing the stone you receive, “the gift of gab...

May 20, 2019

Admiral Yi Soon Shin was one of the greatest Naval Admirals of all time. Yi was born on April 28, 1545 on in what is now Seoul, South Korea. As a child, he and the other boys his age played war games in which he showed great leadership. As he grew he developed a strong...

May 17, 2019

Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh was not like other children, in fact he was quite different. This
was due to the fact that Kavanagh was born without arms or legs. (5) This of course was a great blow to his
parents who were well to do, but they did not give up hope for him,...

May 14, 2019

You may have heard this story before. Three little pigs venture out on their own, build houses of weak materials and get eaten by a big bad wolf. Overall a great story, but what does it have to do with retention in learning? Well, hold on to your seats, I’m about to te...

May 13, 2019

The country of Ireland is an island off the coast of the United Kingdom.  It is mostly a flat
country, with some hills and mountains, and giant cliffs that drop straight to the ocean. Ireland has a
unique feature called bogs. These wetlands accumulate s dead plant mate...

It's the beginning of May, which means Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner. However, for many folks the importance of Cinco De Mayo goes unnoticed. Some say that Cinco De Mayo celebrates Mexico's independence. This is a misnomer. Mexico's Independence Day is Septe...

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