Finding mentors who help students soar

For minority students, finding mentors can be a challenge. Here’s how they can overcome barriers. By Tori DeAngelis   http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/04/finding-mentors.aspx As an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, Jeanett Castellanos, PhD, was just glad she'd made it to college. Neither of her parents—both Cuban ­refugees—had graduated from high school, and they were exuberant about [...]

The Public Doesn’t Trust Science. It’s 2017. We Need to Fix This.

by Kristin Houser on June 29, 2017 https://futurism.com/still-writing-expert-the-public-doesnt-trust-science-heres-how-we-could-change-that/ Living in a Post-Truth World In this post-truth world plagued by fake news and alternative facts, a massive divide has emerged between the science community and much of society, and the problem isn’t limited to just one issue, either. Despite scientists telling them otherwise, a significant number of people still believe genetically modified foods are unsafe to eat, others are [...]

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

Taken from Lisa Quast, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2017/03/06/why-grit-is-more-important-than-iq-when-youre-trying-to-become-successful/#3d127bb07e45 You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up. While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid [...]