TED Talk: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

TED Talk: The riddle of experience vs. memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.

TED Talk: The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.

Sentence Writing – Step 7 (Adverb Clauses)

Introduction Do you remember “Sentence Writing – Step 4 (Compound and Complex Sentences) when we learned about subordinating conjunctions?  Guess what?  Clauses that begin with subordinating conjunctions are adverb clauses. What Are Adverb Clauses? An adverb clause is a group of words that function as an adverb. The clause can