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  • A recent study examined the relationship between brain size and the development of motor skills across 36 primate species.
  • The researchers observed more than 120 captive primates in 13 zoos for over seven years.
  • The results suggest that primates follow rigid patterns in terms of which manipulative skills they learn first, and that the ultimate complexity of these skills depends on brain size.
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5 things that happen to your brain when you learn a new language

Never has the bar to entry been so low and the recognized benefits so high.

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  • Learning a new language has been shown to sharpen your cognitive abilities while helping stave off dementia as you age.
  • A University of Chicago study found that businesspeople make better decisions when weighing problems in a non-native tongue.
  • Juggling multiple languages lets bilingual speakers switch between tasks with less stress and more control than monolinguists.
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The unexpected key to student engagement? Dignity.

What happens when someone you respect doesn't treat others with dignity?

  • Respect and dignity are sometimes conflated, but Cultures of Dignity founder Rosalind Wiseman argues that they are very different.
  • Dignity, according to Wiseman, is the essential and inextricable worth of a person. Respect is the admiration for someone's actions, which often involves how they treat others. The rub comes when people in positions of authority and respect (for example, our elders) behave in ways undeserving of that admiration but are seemingly above reprimanding.
  • "This is actually one of the biggest problems for young people in education," Wiseman says, adding that when that loss of respect and dignity hits home for students, they tend to disengage from learning. "If I could change something about education, it would be to have dignity be a bedrock of education and that everyone—the teachers, the parents, the students, the staff, everyone, the administrators—has to be treated with dignity."
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Missing the bar? Become a master mixologist in your living room.

Certified sommelier Carlos Batista will show you the ropes of bartending.

  • Neighborhood bars might be closed, but you can still enjoy your favorite cocktails at home.
  • Sommelier Carlos Batista will teach everything you need to know about vodka, sake, tequila, wine, whiskey, and more.
  • In his nine-course bundle, you'll learn all about flavors, how to read labels, and how to mix the perfect drink.
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Why the most successful students have no passion for school

Passion makes challenges enjoyable, but it may have little use in schools.

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In order to be successful, many people believe, one must be passionate. Passion makes challenges enjoyable.

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