"One study estimated that by the time children are 4 years old, those growing up with parents in professional occupations, such as teachers, lawyers, and doctors, have heard 32 million more words than children raised in poor families (Risley & Hart, 1995). If the impoverished child was never exposed to the word, but would readily have learned it if he had heard it used, then isn’t it an unfair measure of the child’s intelligence that he doesn’t know this word that children from an educated family know?"

An extract from “Class Bias Is Found in Most IQ Tests” from S. Marc Breedlove’s Principles of Psychology.  (via oupacademic)

sfmoma:

resatempest:

clear turquoise water 
framed with dark green and grey hills
under pale blue sky

#PlayArtfully :)

sfmoma:

resatempest:

clear turquoise water 

framed with dark green and grey hills

under pale blue sky

#PlayArtfully :)

neurosciencestuff:

New research reveals that bilingualism has a positive effect on cognition later in life. Findings published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, show that individuals who speak two or more languages, even those who acquired the…

(Source: eurekalert.org)

creativesomething:

Do you need to have a set creative process in order to be successful?

I’m not so sure. If I have a process, I am not aware of it.

More often than not, my own “process” for doing creative work (whether it’s programming, designing, or tying sticks together using twine) is simply to tinker…


Salvador Dali, Summer.
Salvador Dali, Summer.

(Source: thegreatage, via yazbukeyloves)

"In a study done by Hewlett-Packard, it was found that women applied for a promotion only when they met 100 percent of the qualifications; men applied when they met as little as 60 percent."

The top 5 reasons women resist investing in themselves (via forbes)

theatlantic:

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn’t have to be the case.
Read more. [Image: northcharleston/flickr]

theatlantic:

Access to Good Food as Preventive Medicine

According to a new study, nearly one in three U.S. adults with a chronic disease has problems paying for food, medicine, or both. That doesn’t have to be the case.

Read more. [Image: northcharleston/flickr]

"Your difference - your thing that’s unique to you - is the most valuable thing you have."

Meryl Streep (via vanityfair)

(via vanityfair)