Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup and Cool New Discoveries!
Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I'm Trying, Books I'm Reading, And More!
Book On Unique Approach To Children's Education That I'm Enjoying
It's no secret that I unschool my twin boys, a concept you can learn more about in this podcast. So, I'm on a constant quest to discover new educational approaches and successful schools that do a good job fostering resilient, independent, free thinkers. I recently discovered the Acton Academy, a unique school based out of Austin, Texas, but with a presence across much of the United States. Wanting to learn more about their educational approach, I read the book Courage to Grow: How Acton Academy Turns Learning Upside Down.
The school model is very interesting. It includes:
- Socratic questions to hone deep thinking; peer teaching; apprenticeships for real-world learning; and state-of-the-art online learning for mastering the basics of reading, grammar, and math.
- An ultimate goal to learn how to learn, learn how to do, and learn how to be, so that each person who enters their doors will find a calling and change the world.
- Creating a fictional moral dilemma based on a real situation—which is exactly what the Socratic method aims to do: force hard choices, change minds based on analysis of information, and instill the skill of careful listening and concise, purposeful communicating.
- A minimally invasive education approach in which students themselves become teachers and seekers of knowledge and wisdom.
In summary, it's a great book about education and parenting that—especially in a time where it is readily apparent that the traditional school method is an absolute failure—is a very wonderful and timely read. You can get it here.
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𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐬? It is widely known that THC and CBD have a host of benefits on the human body. From THC’s well known euphoric or creativity-inducing properties to CBD’s ability to help anxiety, depression, and seizures, these compounds are truly lauded to be miraculous (though admittedly, the former is often used irresponsibly and can – as most know – induce couch-lock, unproductivity and laziness when used irresponsibly). But do you know the science behind these claims? How about the best delivery mechanisms? Dosages? Best practices? Well, I guess it’s high (heh) time you found out, as I sat down with regenerative medicine guru Dr. Matt Cook of @bioresetmedical to discuss everything you didn’t know about THC and CBD. Head over to hbengreenfieldfitness.com/drcook-cbd (in bio)to listen to our podcast! Do you partake in the use of marijuana in any or all of its forms? Let me know in the comments below, and leave your questions too!
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Ireland's Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread: https://t.co/JNjdrQTB6n (oh and Subway chicken isn’t meat: https://t.co/6Mw6ZnY94a)
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