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Ikigai: how the Japanese find meaning in life

Ikigai: how the Japanese find meaning in life

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It is similar to the French phrase “raison d'être”. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the belief that discovering one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

VIDEO: Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. SOURCE: TED via YouTube ...
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Visual intelligence: what you don't see is as important as what you see

Visual intelligence: what you don’t see is as important as what you see

VIDEO: Visual intelligence is the concept that we see more than we can process and it's the idea of thinking about what we see, taking in the information and what do we really need to live our lives more purposefully and do our jobs more effectively. In this video, the speaker Amy Herman shows us the importance of considering what is missing in the images we see as much as what is present. SOURCE: Big Think via YouTube ...
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The history of human emotions

The history of human emotions

VIDEO: The words we use to describe our emotions affect how we feel, and they've often changed (sometimes very dramatically) in response to new cultural expectations and ideas. Take nostalgia, for instance: first defined in 1688 as an illness and considered deadly, today it's seen as a much less serious affliction. In this fascinating talk about the history of emotions, learn more about how the language we use to describe how we feel continues to evolve -- and pick up some new words used in different cultures to capture those fleeting feelings in words. SOURCE: TED ...
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5 habits of effective thinkers

5 habits of effective thinkers

VIDEO INFOGRAPHIC: Human thinking and judgment often isn’t rational. Given a situation where someone has to make a decision, she will often take a decision that “leaps” to her immediately rather taking than a decision that incorporates the structure of the problem, data available immediately and the data that should be collected. In many cases, intuition and reasoning arrive at the same decision so it isn’t an issue. But, in many other cases, intuition leads to a worse decision in retrospect. SOURCE: Inverted Passion ...
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The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths

The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths

VIDEO: Could smartphones and cameras be our most powerful weapons for social justice? Through her organisation Witness, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is developing strategies and technologies to help activists use video to protect and defend human rights. She shares stories of the growing power of distant witnesses -- and a call to use the powerful tools at our disposal to capture incidents of injustice. SOURCE: TED ...
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Giving memorable talks: 4 structures for success

Giving memorable talks: 4 structures for success

INFOGRAPHIC: If what you’re saying doesn’t follow a coherent structure, it doesn’t matter how beautiful your turn of phrase is – you won’t be able to make a compelling case for anything. You need structure no matter what you’re hoping to communicate, and here are four great options you can draw on. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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How can groups make good decisions?

How can groups make good decisions?

VIDEO: We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? Neuroscientist Mariano Sigman has been inquiring into how we interact to reach decisions by performing experiments with live crowds around the world. In this explainer, he shares some intriguing results. In a time when people seem to be more polarised than ever, Sigman says, better understanding of how groups interact and reach conclusions might spark interesting new ways to construct a healthier democracy. SOURCE: TED ...
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