Many students across the country went back to school this week, or are going back in the very near future.
While returning to the classroom is an exciting time, it can also be challenging for some— not because of homework, but because of bullying. The devastating effects of bullying can last into adulthood, but luckily there are resources to help you recognize when your child is being bullied, or is a bully himself.
A core value here at Lesley University is social justice - from the university’s mission statement, to academic programs, to staff committees, to student activities, and throughout nearly every corner of the institution.
This may be an atypical post from this blog, but I wanted to share some links I’ve collected recently which cover what’s been collectively called the Ferguson Syllabus:
#FergusonSyllabus @DrMChatelain began tweeting texts for #FergusonSyllabus. Many others joined with recommendations of texts as well as questions to pose to students at all levels from K-professional/grad schools. List being updated daily list being updated.
We see the same bodily language on any sort of public transportation. Learn more… and maybe pick up some tips on how to deal with the annoyances.
New Yorkers love to kvetch, and the MTA certainly provides them with plenty of opportunities. The subway may be a marvel of engineering, whisking 5.5 million riders between 468 stations, but being confined to a metal tube with strangers inevitably leads to tension and conflicts. Ask any commuter…
Do you know how to prep your bike for a ride? Whether you’re a bike newbie and prefer to loop around the park or a longtime enthusiast who bikes across the city, it’s important that your bike’s parts function properly so that you stay safe and make the mos
You’re probably not getting enough sleep, but you might not be as far off the mark as you think. Most sleep experts would offer that aiming for between seven to nine hours of snooze time a night is optimal for feeling refreshed and productive the next day. In a new report, however … researchers are closing in on what may just be that magic nightly number—and it’s not nine hours, or even eight as once believed… it’s seven hours of sleep.
The usual caveats apply, and these findings should be taken with a grain of salt. But the results are interesting—especially if you’re the kind of person who struggles with sluggishness throughout the day.
"The lowest mortality and morbidity is with seven hours," [says] Shawn Youngstedt, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University Phoenix… "Eight hours or more has consistently been shown to be hazardous."
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We are changing our Emergency Alert System vendor. All active members of the campus community have been automatically enrolled to receive alerts to your Lesley.edu email only. The information you provide will establish the means by which you will receive campus emergency alerts and notifications in the event of an emergency, weather related closing/delay, or other potentially hazardous situations. The information you provide will remain private and will be used for emergency alerts and notifications only.
Why are we doing this? In an effort to improve our Emergency Alert System, Lesley University identified a stronger provider, RAVE Mobile Safety. This provider has better redundant backup services in the event of a loss of local communications during a serious event. This provider also allows us to have more notification devices registered in their system, so you may register as many devices as you wish.
(You can opt out from this system if you wish.)
All members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to participate in this important campus safety program for your own safety and the community-at-large. Many thanks!
Whether you’re making a large or small purchase, there are a few things you want to think about before you hand over your hard earned money. To make sure you aren’t left with buyer’s remorse, use this checklist before making a purchase:
Decide in advance exactly what you want and how much…
Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, and read a ton of books and academic literature on productivity, all to explore how I could become as productive as possible. This is what I’ve learned.
Do you instinctively get defensive when someone criticizes your work — an essay you wrote, a performance you gave or a layup you missed? Or, are you able to see critique as an opportunity to do even better and push yourself harder?
My advice is to get help — to find a good therapist and figure out what works for you.
For me: I take medication daily and have for many years. I also try to exercise a lot, because there’s some evidence that exercise lessens the symptoms of anxiety, and I try to use the strategies that I’ve learned in cognitive behavioral therapy to cope with my illness. But it’s a chronic illness and it hasn’t, like, gone into remission or anything for me. It’s something I live with, something that I’ve integrated into my life. And we all have to integrate stuff into our lives, whether it’s mental illness or physical disability or whatever.
There is hope. There is treatment. You are not alone, and while I know the struggle feels at times completely hopeless and futile, there is a far shore for the vast majority of people, and I wish you the best.
Two years ago today I underwent abdominal surgery to remove a 10cm diameter (about the size of a baseball) fibroid that had been slowly growing in my uterus. By the time it was discovered it was so large that they could not actually tell HOW it was attached to my uterus (it can be attached three…
By Katie Gorscak, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Earlier this week, StopBullying.gov launched two new videos and an animated GIF that address the issue of labels and how words can do harm. This project is a result of regular engagement and collaboration with one of the…
Following on the heels of HR’s recent “Financial Fitness” series, here’s some more financial food for thought:
What are the guiding principles in your life? Take the Schwartz Value Scale and compare your values on 10 dimensions from hedonism to benevolence? This online survey takes about 5 minutes. When your take this survey, you will learn which values are most important to you and how your value priorities influence your ideologies, attitudes, and actions in political, religious, environmental, and other domains. You will also see how your values compare to others.
At BeyondThePurchase.Org we help people make the connection between their values and spending habits – how do you spend your money and who do you spend it on – and their happiness. To learn about what might be influencing how you think about and spend your money, Login or Register with Beyond The Purchase, then take a few of our spending habits quizzes:
How do your current priorities impact what you buy? Take our Life Goals and Buying Choices and on your feedback page you will learn you will learn how current priorities impact what you buy.
“Even the teensiest distractions can seriously throw us off. One recent study found that interruptions as brief as 2.8 seconds were enough to more than double the number of errors study participants made on a given task.”—