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TIME

Stereotypes are hard to break, and when it comes to education and gender, parents — and students — stick with a firmly held belief that girls don’t do as well in math and science, while boys don’t have great language and reading skills.

But a review of 308 studies involving more than 1.1 million boys and girls who were students from 1914 to 2011 blows apart that idea. For 100 years, according to the data that included students from 30 countries, girls have been outperforming boys in all of their classes — reading, language and math and science. And they’ve been doing it throughout their academic careers, from elementary school to high school. Which also means that the “boy crisis” — the worry that boys have recently been falling precipitously behind girls academically — is also a fallacy. They’ve been getting lower grades than girls for a century.

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MEDIC FINDER

TUESDAY April 29, 2014, 2014 ? Working with horses can lower children?s levels of stress hormones, which may reduce their risk of physical and mental health problems, a new study suggests.
The study involved 130 students in grades 5 to 8 who took part in a 12-week learning program at…
Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids

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Positive Cookie Attitudes (tm)

Reach For The Stars Today’s Positive Thought is by Jay.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

BELIEVE IN YOUR TALENTS AND ABILITIES.  They are your keys to success and prosperity. 

BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES.  They willlead to new ideas and new beginnings.

BELIEVE IN YOU.  This is of utmost importance in succeeding in whatever you do in life.

BELIEVE IN YOUR VISUALIZATIONS.  It is one thing to visualize where you are going and another to believe it.

BELIEVE IN YOUR INNER POWER. Within you is the Power to move forward in life and living.

BELIEVE.  That which you focus your attention on becomes the belief that sets things into action.

Conceive It, Believe it, Achieve It

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depression

There are a number of factors that can worsen your depression. Practicing mindfulness helps you to pay attention to and take responsibility for the things that you do or don’t do to exacerbate your depression. By knowing what some of these factors are, you will be able to monitor them and work towards minimizing their effects on your well-being.

Here are 3 of those factors:

  1. Stress.  High levels of stress tend to increase a hormone produced by the body known as Cortisol. Cortisol maintains the body in a “fight or flight” state which can become taxing on the mind and body. Additionally, cortisol promotes the increase of fat cells in the body, particularly around the stomach. Ways to reduce your stress level include: deep breathing, meditation, recreational activities, or simply reducing your stress load at work by saying “no.”
  2. Sleep.  Too much or too little sleep can aggravate…

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TIME

No one doubts the value of confidence. In fact, research shows people often prefer confidence over actual expertise.

G. Richard Shell teaches at the Wharton School and his book Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success has a great chapter on how to be more confident.

Here’s what you need to know.

Surround Yourself With People Who Believe in You

I’ve posted a lot about how the power of context can improve behavior. And people are a part of that.

When you’re told you’re good by someone you respect, you believe it. Partially it’s a placebo effect. But that’s perfectly fine.

This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you believe you can do it, you work harder. When others believe in you, they push you harder.

Together, these things make you do better — so you have a reason to be confident. And then next time, confidence comes…

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the Hunt for Truth

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“Love never claims it always gives;
love never suffers,
never resents,
and never revenges itself.
Where there is love there is life;
hatred leads to destruction.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

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You will probably enjoy this:

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AweMusicsPROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Christie Marie Sheldon moves energy. Energy healer and author of Love or Above, she just breathes a kind of talent we may only wish we had. Christie was born with the gift of seeing your energy vibrations. She’ll tell you in an instant what’s standing between your goals and dreams. At last year’s Awesomeness Fest, Christie shared the realities which creates our blocks and taught us how to overcome it. So if you’re ready to unlock your truest potential, check this insightful video out. 
To get know more about Christie Marie Sheldon, visit: http://www.loveorabove.com

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A few of you noticed that I haven’t written as much of my own experiences lately. This is…

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the Hunt for Truth

.

“Love never claims it always gives;
love never suffers,
never resents,
and never revenges itself.
Where there is love there is life;
hatred leads to destruction.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

.

You will probably enjoy this:

.

AweMusicsPROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Christie Marie Sheldon moves energy. Energy healer and author of Love or Above, she just breathes a kind of talent we may only wish we had. Christie was born with the gift of seeing your energy vibrations. She’ll tell you in an instant what’s standing between your goals and dreams. At last year’s Awesomeness Fest, Christie shared the realities which creates our blocks and taught us how to overcome it. So if you’re ready to unlock your truest potential, check this insightful video out. 
To get know more about Christie Marie Sheldon, visit: http://www.loveorabove.com

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A few of you noticed that I haven’t written as much of my own experiences lately. This is…

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