Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Any university teacher who does not harbour a painful recollection of a failed lecture is a liar. On one such occasion, I felt early on that I had lost the students entirely: those who hadn’t sunk into comatose oblivion were listless and anxious. Ungracefully, I threw myself even deeper into my PowerPoint presentation to save […]

Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health

Spending time alone in nature is good for your mental and emotional health

Today Americans live in a world that thrives on being busy, productive and overscheduled. Further, they have developed the technological means to be constantly connected to others and to vast options for information and entertainment through social media. For many, smartphones demand their attention day and night with constant notifications. As a result, naturally occurring […]

Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

Have you ever clicked on a link like “What does your favorite animal say about you?” wondering what your love of hedgehogs reveals about your psyche? Or filled out a personality assessment to gain new understanding into whether you’re an introverted or extroverted “type”? People love turning to these kinds of personality quizzes and tests […]