Category: Type-Article

The power user guide to Gmail

The power user guide to Gmail

ARTICLE: Referring to Gmail simply as an “email client” doesn’t do it justice. You could use your smartphone exclusively to make phone calls or use a computer to only create documents. You could own a sports car you only drive a couple of blocks. You could, but there’s so much more these things could do for you, and you’d be wasting your money to only use them for one thing. The same can be said about Gmail. SOURCE: Make Use Of ...
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Is there a limit to scientific understanding?

Is there a limit to scientific understanding?

ARTICLE: Science will hit the buffers at some point. There are two reasons why this might happen. The optimistic one is that we clean up and codify certain areas (such as atomic physics) to the point that there’s no more to say. A second, more worrying possibility is that we’ll reach the limits of what our brains can grasp. There might be concepts, crucial to a full understanding of physical reality, that we aren’t aware of, any more than a monkey comprehends Darwinism or meteorology. Some insights might have to await a post-human intelligence. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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Collaboration kills creativity

Collaboration kills creativity

ARTICLE: The notion that collaboration makes people more creative has become conventional wisdom in the business world. The singular genius who works alone is a myth of yesterday. Despite this kind of corporate-speak, there is substantial scientific evidence that collaboration, rather than sparking creativity, results in group-think and mediocrity. What does result in creativity? Simple: solitude. SOURCE: Inc/ Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour ...
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Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

Millions, billions, trillions: How to make sense of numbers in the news

ARTICLE: Those of us who are emotionally undeterred by billions and trillions are nonetheless likely to be ill-equipped for meaningful analysis because most people don’t correctly intuit large numbers. Innumeracy rules, often to the advantage of those who wish to cheat and defraud. Happily, anyone who can understand tens, hundreds and thousands can develop habits and skills to accurately navigate millions, billions and trillions. This article will show you how to use school arithmetic, common knowledge and a little imagination to train your emotional sense for the large numbers shaping our daily lives. SOURCE: The Conversation ...
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Are ideas getting harder to find?

Are ideas getting harder to find?

ARTICLE: We seem to have picked all the low hanging fruit when it comes to new ideas, and the world is set for more parsimonious times. This is the idea put forward in a recent research paper. The paper argues that productivity growth has been low or declining since the 1940s, despite an increase in the number of researchers. SOURCE: National Bureau of Economic Research ...
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Happiness: what is it, where do you find it?

Happiness: what is it, where do you find it?

ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. Happiness is not something we can buy, or steal, or work too hard to acquire. SOURCE: The Atlantic ...
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Is spirituality our instinctive disposition or is it acquired?

Is spirituality our instinctive disposition or is it acquired?

ARTICLE: There's a movement in sociology in the past hundred years or so, advocating, or in opposition to, what's considered as the Intuitive Belief Hypothesis. The reasoning holds that religious thought and feelings is generally spontaneous, non-analytical, and therefore our innate thinking template. When we become much more searching we turn a lot less spiritual, the theory declares. SOURCE: Big Think ...
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65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled

65 out of the 100 most cited papers are paywalled

ARTICLE: The world wide web was created primarily to closely examine research study articles within a group of experts. Despite this remaining the primary objective of the present day internet, the majority of papers is, for all that, released under cover of a paywall. In this paper, the authors have pulled out and listed well-known reports which are located behind a paywall. They methodically take a look at the leading one hundred cited documents of all time and discover that 65% of these reports are closed. Articulated in a different manner, the world's essential research remains unavailable for most of the planet. SOURCE: Authorea ...
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