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How can we switch off the persistent voice of self doubt?

How can we switch off the persistent voice of self doubt?

ARTICLE: We move through life swimming against a constant tide of self doubt. The brain has evolved to protect us from harm and tends to play safe when outcomes are doubtful; a strategy that is not always in our best interest. How can we contend with this? SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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Can we ever know what is going on in another person's mind?

Can we ever know what is going on in another person’s mind?

LONG ARTICLE: The assumption that we can know with a reasonable degree of accuracy what is going on in another's mind does not bear up to close scrutiny. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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Want to increase your luck? Try taking some risks

Want to increase your luck? Try taking some risks

VIDEO: In this fascinating talk, three strategies are offered to make luck happen by design rather than chance. SOURCE: TED ...
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Crio: Curriculum Pathways that engage, enrich and educate

Crio: Curriculum Pathways that engage, enrich and educate

UTILITY: Imagine, create, and share lessons that inspire students' natural curiosity. Use Crio's drag-and-drop editor to transform your lessons into interactive, online resources. Free. SOURCE: CRIO ...
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The two biggest trends on Earth: less poverty, more inequality

The two biggest trends on Earth: less poverty, more inequality

ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: The rich world has never been more unequal, and the poor world has never been richer: in 2018, we're seeing record low levels of global "extreme poverty" and record levels of inequality, with wealth concentrated into a declining number of hands. SOURCE: Axios via Boingboing ...
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How the mind makes new ideas

How the mind makes new ideas

VIDEO: New ideas emerge through 3 processes: bending, blending and breaking. Listen to the renowned neuroscientist, Dr Eagleman, talk about examples. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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The most effective methods to improve your memory work because they are difficult

The most effective methods to improve your memory work because they are difficult

ARTICLE: How does your brain know whether something should be put into your long-term memory or not? Two practices, both involving a lot of work, seem to hold the key: repeatedly attempting to remember the item and trying to teach it to others, or even, yourself. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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Headliner: make videos with no equipment ... for free

Headliner: make videos with no equipment … for free

UTILTY: In our age of minuscule attention spans, videos are the most favoured method of communicating. Headliner is a browser-based app that will make sophisticated videos for you with nothing more than a voice recording. SOURCE: Headliner ...
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Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

Ambigrams: stretching the limits of visual imagination

VIDEO: Ambigrams are words or symbols styled so they still have meaning when viewed from another perspective. This video is a great overview of some of the best artists and books on the craft. SOURCE: YouTube via Boingboing ...
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It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

It’s now an open war on the (mis)information front. Are we ready?

ARTICLE: What we are all now realising is that while disinformation, misinformation, and social media hoaxes have evolved from a nuisance into high-stakes information war, our frameworks for dealing with them have remained the same. SOURCE: Wired ...
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Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

Use social media responsibly – or face the consequences

ARTICLE: It’s tempting to think that such a widely used platform (and such a popular industry) would naturally be safe to use, but the reality is, social media has significant destructive potential. Here are a set of tips on using it responsibly. SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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How language shapes our thoughts

How language shapes our thoughts

ARTICLE: Language works by providing labels. This is especially true for concepts that we cannot see or touch. But we still don’t really understand how language works in shaping the meaning of these more abstract concepts. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

What Steve Jobs thought about consulting (and advice in general): no skin in the game

VIDEO: Consultants give advice and charge you for it. Are they worth their price? Steve Jobs was of the opinion that they were not. In this short video, he talks about taking responsibility for advice given and staying with those involved for long periods of time: "having skin in the game". SOURCE: YouTube ...
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Mentimeter: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations

Mentimeter: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations

UTILITY: Interact and vote with smartphones during presentations. Mentimeter shows the results live while your participants are voting with the web based mobile polling app directly in their browser, making sure everyone is part of the presentation. SOURCE: Mentimeter ...
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Understanding the hype around "deep learning"

Understanding the hype around “deep learning”

ARTICLE: Almost every tech conversation happening today somehow touches on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, or deep learning. What is deep learning? SOURCE: The Next Web ...
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