Category: Type-Article

5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

5 ways to discover new YouTube channels or users

UTILITY: The most popular YouTube channels are easy to find, but it can be hard to discover new or smaller channels. Here are a few ways to uncover hidden gems. SOURCE: MakeUseOf ...
Read More
Coincidence and synchronicity: random or meaningful?

Coincidence and synchronicity: random or meaningful?

ARTICLE: Despite the strong scientific reasoning that rules out coincidence and synchronicity as nothing more than random events that have no causal connection, we humans seem to have an existential need to assign meaning to such occurrences. SOURCE: Aeon ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
If there are aliens in the Universe, where are they?

If there are aliens in the Universe, where are they?

ARTICLE: Considering the immensity of the Universe, it is highly likely that our Earth cannot be the only repository of life and intelligence. Granted, but then, as Enrico Fermi famously asked: "Where is everybody?" SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
Read More
Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

ARTICLE: IBM shows off Project Debater, artificial intelligence project designed to make coherent arguments as it processes vast data sets. It was a draw: Man-1; Machine-1. While the debate may seem like a stunt, it is an important demonstration of the ever-growing capabilities of artificial intelligence. SOURCE: The Guardian ...
Read More
Want to feel like you have  more time? Ask yourself this question

Want to feel like you have more time? Ask yourself this question

ARTICLE: Consistently asking yourself a simple question: "Why is today different from other days?" will increase the number of memory units you record and will make you feel like we have more time. SOURCE: Fast Company ...
Read More
“Sleep inertia” is why you feel so groggy when you wake up

“Sleep inertia” is why you feel so groggy when you wake up

ARTICLE: If sleeping is meant to be restful, why do we feel so damn tired when we wake up? It's due to something called "sleep inertia" and is related to the amount of sleep we have had before waking up -- 8.5 hours is the recommended duration of sleep. SOURCE: Quartz ...
Read More
How to become a "memory athlete" using an old strategy -- and bring about lasting changes in the brain

How to become a “memory athlete” using an old strategy — and bring about lasting changes in the brain

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Scientific studies suggest that an old memorisation technique known as “the method of loci” could, when taught systematically, improve memorisation capability of ordinary people to remarkable levels. Scans of the brain in these people showed changes that were similar to those seen in “memory athletes”. SOURCE: The Verge ...
Read More
Why rich kids are so good at the marshmallow test

Why rich kids are so good at the marshmallow test

ARTICLE: The ability of young children to delay gratification has been considered an indicator of a high Emotional Quotient (EQ) and a surrogate marker for success in life. A recent study suggests that this trait is merely a product of overall socio-economic factors and has little power for predicting outcomes in the lives of children. SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
Read More
Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

Personality tests with deep-sounding questions provide shallow answers about the ‘true’ you

ARTICLE: Personality tests that promise to reveal our "True" or deep nature seem appealing yet, they are often poorly designed and, far from providing valuable insights, might actually lead to people being stuck in self-reinforcing and unproductive lines of thought. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
Read More
Thinking | Teaching | Talking © 2017 Frontier Theme
SUBSCRIBE