This Holiday, Choose Mindful DIY Gifts | Weekly Edventure #4

December 7, 2018
 

 

During the Holiday season, we tend to weigh back and forth on what type of gifts we want to give. Do we want to one-click purchase something off of Amazon’s “Recommended Gift” list, or buckle down to spend an evening working with a new material and creating something entirely from scratch? Well, one option is certainly easier.

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Demystifying College Admission | Weekly Edventure #3

November 16, 2018
 

 

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Empower Your Opinions | Weekly Edventure #2

November 2, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
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There’s a reason we all like to be right — and perhaps it’s more biological than you think. According to Judith Glasser from the Harvard Business Review, “in situations of high stress, fear or distrust, a neurotransmitter called “cortisol” floods the brain and, as a result, brain functions that help with things like trust-building and compassion can completely shut down.

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The Danger of Faking Perfection | Weekly Edventure #1

October 19, 2018

 


More and more, we are beginning to see a rising number of adolescents who, in striving for excellence, have developed elevated levels of stress.

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Weekly Edventure: Introducing EXPLO's New Blog Series

October 19, 2018

When we think about going on an adventure, we imagine an exciting experience with some potentially risky undertaking. In a classic sense, adventure can feel like scaling mountains in far-off regions, trying a food you never would have said yes to, or scuba diving 20-some meters under the sea. At its core, adventure can feel a lot like allowing yourself to commit to uncertainty with an open heart and a willingness to learn and engage. 

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Philosophy Friday #9 | Professional Access

June 1, 2018

 

If you were to take inventory of the professionals in your field that you admire most, would you feel too intimidated to reach out to them? Kelly Corrigan — EXPLO parent, Writer-in-Residence, and New York Times best-selling author — says it's time you feel otherwise.

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Philosophy Friday #8 | Choosing Undecided

May 25, 2018

 

Commencement season has arrived. ‘Tis the time for inspiring speeches, advice-giving tales of caution, and everyone in a high school graduate’s extended family asking them what their plans are now that their senior year  has ended.

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Philosophy Friday #7 | Taking Chances

May 18, 2018

 

Richard Light, distinguished professor at Harvard University, author of Making the Most of College, and founder of How To Live Wisely — a program that aims to strengthen student experiences on undergraduate campuses — discusses how taking chances helps one develop healthy habits of mind and being.

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Philosophy Friday #6 | Show, Don't Tell

May 11, 2018

 

We all have experienced some version of the classic assignment of “Show-and-Tell” — hefting in family heirlooms, jars full of bugs, Pokémon cards, and prized stuffed animals onto our kindergarten desks.  We’d “oooh” and “ahhh” over our neighbors' things, using our senses to learn more about each new piece, salivating over the stories that they might hold. The teacher would stand in front of the room and say something along the lines of “Alright class. Can someone tell us about their object?”

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Philosophy Friday #5 | Science of Thriving

May 4, 2018

 

So, what's the difference between being happy and really thriving?

This week, learn about the science of thriving from Dan Lerner, Professor of NYU’s most popular elective, “Science of Happiness”, and a keynote speaker at EXPLO at Yale's CORE Day — a day dedicated to teaching students how to lead a life of meaning and purpose.

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