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Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

Teen Builds Gateway to the Brain for Girls

The Synapse Project “encourages young women to enter the field of neuroscience through information and mentorship,” according to its website.

November 6, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

Repent for Your Sins—or Turn Them into Something Good

The November/December Scientific American Mind is a tribute to the seven deadly sins. Not that gluttony, envy, greed, sloth, wrath, lust and pride are necessarily laudable traits, but we can learn a lot from them...

October 24, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery

How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery

Guest Post by John Mighton Many educators now believe that algorithms such as long division are simply a series of rote rules that do not involve any “concepts,” so students should invent their own algorithms instead of learning the ones people have already devised...

August 15, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

How to Avoid the Self-Esteem Trap

I have always assumed that having a strong sense of self-worth was important. I figured it made a person happier, healthier, more successful, and easier to be around.

August 9, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Benefits of Online Attraction: The Movie

Biologist Carin Bondar features my blog, "Meeting Your Spouse Online May Lead to a Better Marriage," (and me!) in her video compilation of Scientific American blog network hits for the month of June...

July 17, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

How to Become More Resilient

I clearly remember the day in the ninth grade that a classmate accosted me in the hallway of my junior high to recruit me for the high school debate team.

June 19, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren

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