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How compassionate architecture can create dignity for all

How compassionate architecture can create dignity for all

VIDEO: This video takes to task the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people feel valued, respected, honoured and seen. The speaker, John Cary, calls for architects and designers to expand their ranks and commit to serving the public good, not just the privileged few. "Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a questions of aesthetics," he says. "They literally shape our ideas about who we are in the world and what we deserve." SOURCE: TED ...
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CEEV: Transform your LinkedIn profile into a spectacular resume

CEEV: Transform your LinkedIn profile into a spectacular resume

UTILITY: Stop wasting time typing up a new resume every time. Use what you already have - your LinkedIn profile. It only takes a click. SOURCE: CEEV ...
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How utilitarian are you? The Oxford Utilitarianism Scale

How utilitarian are you? The Oxford Utilitarianism Scale

UTILITY: Jeremy Bentham, the founder of utilitarianism, described utility as the sum of all pleasure that results from an action, minus the suffering of anyone involved in the action. Utilitarianism is a version of consequentialism, which states that the consequences of any action are the only standard of right and wrong. Here’s a simple questionnaire that can assess the degree to which you subscribe to this controversial ethical theory. SOURCE: Practical Ethics - University of Oxford ...
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The world is falling apart -- not really, it's your cognitive biases that make you feel that way

The world is falling apart — not really, it’s your cognitive biases that make you feel that way

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: The world appears to be in a rough place right now. If you turn on the TV or open up your web browser, you’re almost guaranteed to be bombarded by bad news. But is the world really doomed? Or is your animal brain playing tricks on you? Chin up—things aren’t always as bad as they seem. SOURCE: Lifehacker ...
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The urgent need for managing our Earth as a common resource

The urgent need for managing our Earth as a common resource

VIDEO: We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global commons, that are vital for our survival. In an eye-opening talk about the wellness of the planet, Ishii outlines four economic systems we need to change to safeguard the global commons, making the case for a new kind of social contract with the earth. SOURCE: TED ...
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How to spot someone lying

How to spot someone lying

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: We’re terrible at detecting lies. Even technology doesn’t improve our chances—a 2009 study examined a technique called voice stress analysis and found that it worked about as well as guessing. To make things worse, a 2014 study found that emotionally intelligent individuals are more easily duped by liars. That’s not to say we can’t improve our chances. While there is no single, silver bullet method to recognize deception, there are many different ways that lies leak. SOURCE: Quick & dirty tips ...
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What is a “red herring”: pitfalls in critical thinking

What is a “red herring”: pitfalls in critical thinking

VIDEO: This video introduces you to the “red herring”: a rhetorical device and fallacy that is often difficult to spot. A red herring occurs when something is introduced to an argument that misleads or distracts from the relevant issue. This presentation walks us through the rhetorical device and shows us how to avoid committing a fallacy. SOURCE:Wireless Philosophy via YouTube ...
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When does work actually get done?

When does work actually get done?

ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: Everyone’s productivity ebbs and flows at work. There are certain times where we’re more likely to get our work done. When are we more likely to be productive? At what time of day do we complete the most tasks? Which days of the week are best for productivity? How about months, or even seasons? For this report, the investigators worked with data spanning hundreds of thousands of users to determine how and when people complete tasks. SOURCE: Redbooth ...
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