Why So Rude? The Incivility Crisis in America
Americans encounter incivility more than twice a day on average (2.4 times) according to a new study.
It's not just politicians in Washington who bicker and squabble. Average Americans encounter incivility more than twice a day on average (2.4 times) according to the fourth annual study on Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey.
Has incivility reached crisis proportions? 70 percent of Americans think so. So who the most responsible? Politicians and young people are pointed to as common culprits, but according to this year's survey, for the first time since the survey began in 2010, the Internet/social media has risen into the top ranks of perceived causes of incivility.
Read the study here.
Universities claim to prepare students for the world. How many actually do it?
- Many university mission statements do not live up to their promise, writes Ben Nelson, founder of Minerva, a university designed to develop intellect over content memorization.
- The core competencies that students need for success—critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and cross-cultural understanding, for example—should be intentionally taught, not left to chance.
- These competencies can be summed up with one word: wisdom. True wisdom is the ability to apply one's knowledge appropriately when faced with novel situations.
This is what the world will look like, 250 million years from now
To us humans, the shape and location of oceans and continents seems fixed. But that's only because our lives are so short.
A new study may help us better understand how children build social cognition through caregiver interaction.
Researchers at UT Southwestern noted a 47 percent increase in blood flow to regions associated with memory.
- Researchers at UT Southwestern observed a stark improvement in memory after cardiovascular exercise.
- The year-long study included 30 seniors who all had some form of memory impairment.
- The group of seniors that only stretched for a year did not fair as well in memory tests.