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Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

VIDEO: When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by a behavioural and learning scientist, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. This talk explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm. SOURCE: TED ...
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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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Manage your attention; managing time will take care of itself

Manage your attention; managing time will take care of itself

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Most people who claim to have a time management problem have an attention management problem. If you can learn to manage your attention, managing time will not only take care of itself, you’ll have a massive competitive advantage over most people. “Deep Work”, the ability to focus on a cognitively demanding task over an extended period of time, is the equivalent of a 21st-century superpower. Managing your attention plays a major role in becoming a productive individual. SOURCE: Medium ...
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Terrifyingly tricky IQ test leaves the internet stumped

Terrifyingly tricky IQ test leaves the internet stumped

UTILITY: A particularly tricky IQ test has left internet users stumped, pushing their mathematical and linguistic skills to the limit. Jumping right in at the deep end with a complicated numerical question, the Playbuzz quiz is certainly not for the fainthearted. SOURCE: Daily Mail ...
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Our visual imagination -- the mind's eye -- has a narrow bandwidth

Our visual imagination — the mind’s eye — has a narrow bandwidth

ARTICLE: It can indeed be shown that there are severe limitations to our visual imagination. We use visual imagery when we remember the past and plan for the future; when we retain and manipulate visual information in our working memories; it even plays a role in our moral judgments, and our intentions to help others. The capacity limits to visual imagery we have discovered will likely influence the amount and quality of information we are able to maintain and process during any of these situations. These limitations to our imagery can constrain what we are able to achieve, both in daily life and in therapeutic interventions. For now, the jury is still out as to whether or not our capacity for visual imagery can be improved . SOURCE: Undark ...
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How to deliver your presentation in half the time allotted

How to deliver your presentation in half the time allotted

ARTICLE: It's not uncommon for presenters to be suddenly told that their allocated time has been cut down. Nothing catches a speaker off guard as much as these abrupt decisions. Rather than rush through your slides by speaking quickly, it is better to have a "Plan B" wherein you can cut down on the slides but not lose the message. Here's how. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
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6 reasons why we self-sabotage — shoot ourselves in the foot

6 reasons why we self-sabotage — shoot ourselves in the foot

ARTICLE: Call it getting in your own way, call it self-defeating behaviour, call it accidentally-on-purpose shooting yourself in the foot. Whatever you call it, if you have a goal, you can make sure it doesn’t happen with self-sabotage. Self-sabotage is any action that gets in the way of achieving your goals. SOURCE: Quick and dirty tips ...
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