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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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Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

VIDEO: Our bodies – the physical, biological parts of us — and our minds — the thinking, conscious aspects — have a complicated, tangled relationship. Which one primarily defines you or your self? Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? SOURCE: TED-ED via YouTube ...
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Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: While almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin at this point, many people are fuzzy on the details: what is a bitcoin, exactly? How do I buy some? What would I use it for? Read on for a beginner's guide to bitcoin: what ordinary people should know about the technology. SOURCE: Ars Technica ...
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This Is how big oil will die

This Is how big oil will die

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: For the last century, oil has dominated our economics and our politics. Oil is power. Yet, technology is about to undo a century of political and economic dominance by oil. Big Oil will be cut down in the next decade by a combination of smartphone apps, long-life batteries, and simpler gearing. And as is always the case with new technology, the undoing will occur far faster than anyone thought possible. SOURCE:NewCo ...
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What is cognitive behavioural therapy and why does it work so well?

What is cognitive behavioural therapy and why does it work so well?

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: There are many routes to emotional equanimity: it is the thoughts in our heads, and the words we choose to express them, that are the gatekeepers of our psychological wellbeing. This concept is at the core of cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, a tried and tested compilation of practices that support us while we straighten our thoughts in order that our emotional states remain in equilibrium and we safely and effectively get through daily life. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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Climate change and our health: a small document that must be read

Climate change and our health: a small document that must be read

DOCUMENT: Here is a brief, well written document that outlines how climate change may affect our health. The report was released by the Royal Society of New Zealand but is highly relevant to all of us. Despite the confusion that politicians have created, there is near unanimity amongst scientists and thinkers that this huge problem is man-made and can be tackled only by the combined, concentrated efforts of right-minded people. The future of Mankind is at stake. We can't afford to be dismissive. SOURCE: The Royal Society, New Zealand ...
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The improbable origins of PowerPoint

The improbable origins of PowerPoint

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Microsoft boasts of 1.2 billion copies of PowerPoint at large—one copy for every seven people on earth. In any given month, approximately 200 million of these copies are used. Our cumulative generation of PowerPoint slides surely reaches well into the billions. PowerPoint began its lifetime as a commercial product that came onto the scene 30 years ago, in 1987. Remarkably, the founders of the Silicon Valley firm that created PowerPoint did not set out to make presentation software, let alone build a tool that would transform group communication throughout the world. SOURCE: IEEE Spectrum ...
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Why curiosity can be both painful and pleasurable

Why curiosity can be both painful and pleasurable

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: Scientists may have identified two types of curiosity. “… a chief motivation for exploration is curiosity, … [but] very little research had been done on curiosity on the neuroscientific side, in spite of its enormous importance." One set of discoveries were generally consistent with curiosity being fundamentally a disagreeable state, while others were consistent with curiosity being primarily a pleasurable condition. SOURCE: Nautilus ...
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