#010 | Seas and Greetings w/ Project Falkor

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Al Miller, R.A. is not a mad man. But he did trade his Dual Masters in Architecture & Business along with a decade of designing skyscrapers and hotels in San Diego, CA to travel to Santiago de Chile to teach English and Eco-tourism, only to fall in love with scuba-diving and the sailing life. Season 1 is done and included secret bars, 70 days quarantined on SV Falkor and eating stingray. Set adrift this curious conversation with the Captain of Project Falkor as we chat about planning Season 2 of sailing towards the simple life. What will 2021 include? Just

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7 Ways to Improve Your Critical Thinking Skills

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When I was in 7th grade, my U.S. history teacher gave my class the following advice: Your teachers in high school won’t expect you to remember every little fact about U.S. history. They can fill in the details you’ve forgotten. What they will expect, though, is for you to be able to think; to know how to make connections between ideas and evaluate information critically. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my teacher was giving a concise summary of critical thinking. My high school teachers gave similar speeches when describing what would be expected of us in college:

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#009 | Keep Calm & F#ck Finding Your Passion

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2021 has arrived with the ‘new year, new me’ mantra everywhere. Millions of human tubes with teeth are inspired with resolutions and  following advice like ‘find your passion.’ That’s just shitty advice. In short, telling people to find their passion could suggest that it is within you just waiting to be revealed. It is not. Telling people to follow their passion suggests that the passion will do the lion’s share of the work for you. It will not. We take a look at the the effects of fixed and growth mindsets on learning, curiosity, and motivation. The intro music is

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#008 | 2020 Review w/ Todd

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In this episode of staycurious.org Podcast, we roam through 2020 and the impact the ‘Rona had, share a few laughs recapping the year, and guessing how 2021 will turn out. Will we return to any sense of normalcy? Special Guest: Todd Kalin Todd is a long-time friend, loving husband & father and enjoys camping with his family. It’s his favorite. The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio. Listen, stream, download “Golden Daze” and get your rock and read-along on.             Listening time: 55 minutes 2020 Featured Image

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#007 | Bond, James Bond

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In this episode of staycurious.org Podcast, we take a look at how 007, who is a fictional character created by the British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1952, has a dozen or so traits that we all can use to enhance our daily lives. What makes this character so timeless? Why does he consistently appeal to both the male and female psyche these past six decades? This podcast also includes new music from Mr. Gnome; an alternative art rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.  Listen, stream, download their new single ‘Midnight Sun‘ and have an eargasm.      

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6 Surprising Benefits of Curiosity

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For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits. “Why?” That’s the question parents and teachers both dread and love to hear from kids. We dread it because, well, sometimes we don’t know the answer—or we’re too lazy or harried to come up with a good one. But we usually do our best, understanding that curiosity is key to learning. But did you know that the benefits of curiosity are not limited to the intellectual? For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits.

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