Category: Do it-now

A ritual for the later years of life: give away what you have treasured

A ritual for the later years of life: give away what you have treasured

VIDEO: We use rituals to mark the early stages of our lives, like birthdays and graduations -- but what about our later years? In this meditative talk about looking both backward and forward, Bob Stein proposes a new tradition of giving away your things (and sharing the stories behind them) as you get older, to reflect on your life so far and open the door to whatever comes next. SOURCE: TED ...
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Get rid of negative thoughts and ideas by identifying 4 bad habits

Get rid of negative thoughts and ideas by identifying 4 bad habits

INFOGRAPHIC: A pessimistic, negative outlook extracts a toll on your life in many ways. It is strongly linked to heightened risk of physical health disorders, mental health problems, dysfunctional relationships, and financial difficulties. Negative thinking is not a fixed state that persists unchanged. Everyone can learn how to combat negative thinking by keeping a watch for 4 patterns of behaviour. SOURCE: Inc ...
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Five Books: The best books on everything

Five Books: The best books on everything

WEBSITE: Today, our knowledge goes well beyond anything imaginable; if anything there is too much to read. Five Books is building a comprehensive library of knowledge, curating recommendations on any topic you might want to read books about. It has covered 1,055 topics so far and aims to add at least two new ones every week. SOURCE: Five Books ...
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3 myths about the future of work

3 myths about the future of work

VIDEO: "Will machines replace humans?" This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. In this video, Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated future, suggesting we ask something else: How will we distribute wealth in a world when there will be less -- or even no -- work? SOURCE: TED ...
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There is no scientific basis for homeopathy

There is no scientific basis for homeopathy

VIDEO: Homeopathy is one of the most popular systems of alternative and complementary therapy. Its effectiveness has been repeatedly questioned. This is a carefully constructed, objective look at homeopathy. Based on what we know from modern Science, there is no support for its use other than as a placebo. Homeopathy doesn't work. Its claimed success may well be the result of a placebo effect derived from the routine of analysing a patient's complaint and prescribing a long and arcane set of do's and don'ts.The video explains many principles about drug testing and therapeutic usage. SOURCE: Kurzgesagt ...
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6 degrees of ... Wikipedia

6 degrees of … Wikipedia

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: “Six degrees of separation” is a well known meme which postulates that any two people in the world can be connected, in six steps or less, by people, mutually known to each other.This utility extends the concept using Wikipedia’s gigantic storehouse. Enter any two topics and the programme will connect them via known Wikipedia topics. SOURCE: 6 degrees of Wikipedia ...
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Money does buy happiness but only up to a point

Money does buy happiness but only up to a point

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Does happiness rise indefinitely with income, or is there a point at which higher incomes no longer lead to greater well-being? A research study based on data from a representative survey sample of more than 1.7 million individuals from 164 countries showed that satiation occurs at $95,000 for life evaluation and $60,000 to $75,000 for emotional well-being (the estimates were averaged based on purchasing power and questions relating to life satisfaction and well-being). SOURCE: Nature Human Behaviour ...
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The political compass: take a test to find out where you stand

The political compass: take a test to find out where you stand

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: If you consider the points in a political compass as Left-Right and Authoritarian-Libertarian, where do you stand? Take this test to find out. And, get a nicely formatted, multi-colour certificate with your name on it at the end of the session. There is also a large collection of resources on this subject. SOURCE: Political Compass ...
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