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Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

Demystifying scientific (or any) ideas by haikus and short poems

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Scientists (and most others as well) are poor communicators of ideas. The Japanese Haiku poetry form expresses much and suggests more in just 17 syllables. A group of teachers/ academicians are suggesting that the Haiku might be a simple solution. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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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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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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Which kind of individual provides the best value to an organisation?

Which kind of individual provides the best value to an organisation?

INFOGRAPHIC: The best employees are not always the agreeable ones. "Givers" and "takers" both can be either agreeable or disagreeable. Disagreeable givers are the best value for an organisation. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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How to audit the success of brainstorming sessions

How to audit the success of brainstorming sessions

INFOGRAPHIC: Brainstorming has been receiving a lot of criticism in terms of its effectiveness. “What was the value generated from a brainstorm session?” or “was the brainstorming purposeful?”: these are some commonly asked questions. Auditing the success of a session is therefore crucial. Here is a simple technique using Postit notes. SOURCE: Signature UX ...
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Bizspeak is buzzkill: business jargon makes communication unclear

Bizspeak is buzzkill: business jargon makes communication unclear

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: If you are perplexed by the jargon used in business communications and feel that the words thrown around belong to another language, here's a list of the top items that should go into your education in bizspeak. SOURCE: Quartz ...
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7 habits to avoid while speaking in public

7 habits to avoid while speaking in public

INFOGRAPHIC: Every speaker needs to be credible. Sometimes your credibility has as much to do with your behaviour as it does with the message itself. Here’s a list of 7 common bad habits to watch out for. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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Train yourself to be smarter: 12 useful mental models

Train yourself to be smarter: 12 useful mental models

INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: “A mental model is an explanation of how something works. It is a concept, framework, or worldview that you carry around in your mind to help you interpret the world and understand the relationship between things. Mental models are deeply held beliefs about how the world works.” — James Clear This post contains an infographic which provides a detailed breakdown of mental models. It's a good starting point for those looking for an introduction to the topic. SOURCE: Medium ...
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Religion isn't going anywhere, but the demographics are shifting dramatically

Religion isn’t going anywhere, but the demographics are shifting dramatically

ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: Religion is still an integral part of many modern societies, influencing laws and people's behaviour, as well as the way adherents relate to others in the world. Are religions going away any time soon? Despite what some decry, there is little evidence of that. What is changing is the composition of the world's believers. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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The best and the worst ways to argue: 7 levels

The best and the worst ways to argue: 7 levels

INFOGRAPHIC: Disagreement is a far more common form of response to statements and arguments. Agreeing tends to motivate people less than disagreeing; when you agree there's less to say. When we disagree, we should be careful to do it well. Most of us can tell the difference between crude name-calling and a carefully reasoned refutation, but it would help to put labels on the intermediate stages. Here's an outline for a disagreement hierarchy based on 2 elements: the quality of the statement(s) used and the underlying emotion that accompanies the disagreement. SOURCE: Paul Graham ...
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How to stop someone from talking incessantly

How to stop someone from talking incessantly

INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: Some people love to hear themselves talk so much that, try as you might, you can’t get a word in edgewise. One part art of the problem is that you’re waiting for them to pass the baton to you: they’re simply not going to do it. You don’t have to interrupt them; you can use your body language and shut them up with non-verbal cues . SOURCE: YouTube via Lifehacker ...
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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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The population bomb has been defused -- Malthus was wrong

The population bomb has been defused — Malthus was wrong

VIDEO/ INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: In order to put the dire prognostications of Malthus and Ehrlich about population growth outstripping the capacity of the Earth to feedits people, inally to rest, an important component is needed - lower fertility rates. Overall world fertility has fallen. There's a strong association between fertility and income levels - once a country passes about $5,000 in per capita annual gross domestic product, it almost never has a high fertility rate. Overpopulation concerns have shifted from global to regional. Countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo still have very high fertility rates. SOURCE: Bloomberg ...
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3 keys to effective learning

3 keys to effective learning

INFOGRAPHIC: We learn with the hope that what we imbibe stays within us for long periods. We need to be able to access the body of information that we possess, quickly and effectively. There are lots of misconceptions about the way we learn. Cognitive Science shows us what really works. The list is small and involves 3 key elements. The hand drawn and written graphics that accompany this post, outline the steps. Learning is more effective when well worked out processes are used.  SOURCE: Nicky Case ...
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Intelligent children live longer: results of a 68-year study of 65,765 children

Intelligent children live longer: results of a 68-year study of 65,765 children

ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: Higher scores on the childhood intelligence test were associated with lower risk of death ascribed to coronary heart disease (heart attacks) and stroke, cancers related to smoking (particularly lung and stomach), respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, injury, and dementia. SOURCE: The British Medical Journal ...
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