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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 importance of coming second (in scientific publishing)

The importance of coming second (in scientific publishing)

ARTICLE: Some scientific journals are defusing the fear of getting “scooped” by making it easier for scientists to publish results that have appeared elsewhere. SOURCE: PLoS Biology and The Atlantic ...
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Can colour be used as a tool in communication?

Can colour be used as a tool in communication?

ARTICLE: Colour could provide a communication tool which offers a different way of talking about our feelings. Is it possible that colour could be used as a language to express how we feel? Are there ways in which we can use colour to develop non-verbal approaches to assess mood and well-being outcomes, with potential application in a variety of therapy and clinical situations? SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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Five ways the arts could help solve the plastics crisis

Five ways the arts could help solve the plastics crisis

ARTICLE: Media stories with their sad images of death and choked seas can be overwhelming. Where to start? With a problem of this scale, it’s easy to feel as if individual and local actions won’t matter. Recognising these challenges, we began to research with the public to explore creative ways to change our relationship to plastics. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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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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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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