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  • Ikigai: how the Japanese find meaning in lifeIkigai: how the Japanese find meaning in life February 14, 2018 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.… (223)
  • Handling your “to-do list” with  a 100 year old techniqueHandling your “to-do list” with a 100 year old technique October 22, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: In 1918, a highly respected productivity consultant named Ivy Lee described a method to increase efficiency and get things done.This 100 year old, step-wise method when done repeatedly, has been shown to produce large improvements in efficiency. SOURCE: Fastcompany (137)
  • "iGen": a generation of children who have grown up with smartphones“iGen”: a generation of children who have grown up with smartphones August 27, 2017 ARTICLE/ INFOGRAPHIC: “iGen”: they’re the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with a smartphone. What makes iGen different? Growing up with a smartphone has affected nearly every aspect of their lives. They spend a large proportion of their time on the internet, texting friends and on social media Here are some characteristics of this generation. SOURCE: The Conversation (115)
  • Reality might be hallucinations created by your brainReality might be hallucinations created by your brain July 23, 2017 VIDEO According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this… (112)
  • Why is it so hard to change your core beliefs?Why is it so hard to change your core beliefs? August 27, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ COMIC STRIP: Gem of a piece; read the comic strip now. Core beliefs are those which people cherish the most deeply. They usually develop from childhood and are compounded by life's experiences. Core beliefs are inflexible, rigid and incredibly sensitive to being challenged. SOURCE: The Oatmeal (109)
  • Do's and don'ts of effective presentationsDo’s and don’ts of effective presentations August 27, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: Some key do’s and don’ts for communicating your message effectively. SOURCE: Walkerstone via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (102)
  • How social media has become a direct threat to democracyHow social media has become a direct threat to democracy October 15, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: For all the ways information technology brings us together, the monetization and manipulation of information is swiftly tearing us apart. From foreign interference in elections to targeted campaigns designed to confuse and divide on important social issues, groups looking for an effective way to infiltrate and influence democracy have found generous hosts in the world of social media.… (101)
  • Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today's worldMapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today’s world November 19, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY: Mapping Global Transformations is the World Economic Forum’s effort to explore and make sense of the complex forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues. Aimed at supporting more informed decision-making by leaders, Transformation Maps are a dynamic knowledge tool that incorporates expert and machine-curated knowledge allowing users to visualize and understand 120+ topics and the interconnections… (100)
  • You can win arguments consistently by following these proven rulesYou can win arguments consistently by following these proven rules August 14, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: Winning an argument, from time to time, is good for your confidence and for the flow of knowledge. The art of winning an argument is an ancient one – and today it’s backed up by scientific research. This infographic takes you through the ins and outs of coming out successful in an argument. SOURCE: SavingSpot (89)
  • Your speaking voice is your #1 communication tool: learn to use it wellYour speaking voice is your #1 communication tool: learn to use it well September 11, 2017 ARTICLES/ UTILITY: Language and speech are unique to humans. Speech is the way we communicate our thoughts and feelings to those around us. Yet, very few of us have the ability to use it well. It's not easy to change the way you speak. Like all attempts at changing behaviour, speaking effectively requires attention to a bunch of details. This… (84)
  • CleverPDF: Powerful and free online PDF toolsCleverPDF: Powerful and free online PDF tools June 26, 2017 UTILITY/ WEBSITE: PDF files are the de facto standard for managing documents on all electronic networks. This website provides PDF conversion and editing tools online, for free, so PDF users can easily deal with the daily task all in a web browser.CleverPDF offers 19 processes: converters to and from various document editors and a range of utilities for manipulating files.… (80)
  • Get a 'Know Thyself' poster: 24 common cognitive biasesGet a ‘Know Thyself’ poster: 24 common cognitive biases October 15, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: Learn how to spot biases in yourself and others, and what you can do about them. Download an attractive poster that summarises 24 of the most common errors in thinking. (Many of these items have been covered in previous posts in TTT.) SOURCE: yourbias.is (75)
  • You're much more successful than you think if you say yes to most of these 7 statementsYou’re much more successful than you think if you say yes to most of these 7 statements November 5, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Regardless of how ahead of the game you really feel, there is always somebody else who looks more fortunate. Look for these 7 signs that show you're more successful than you might think - and, in all likelihood, that you're happier than you think, too. SOURCE: Inc (74)
  • How utilitarian are you? The Oxford Utilitarianism ScaleHow utilitarian are you? The Oxford Utilitarianism Scale February 6, 2018 UTILITY: Jeremy Bentham, the founder of utilitarianism, described utility as the sum of all pleasure that results from an action, minus the suffering of anyone involved in the action. Utilitarianism is a version of consequentialism, which states that the consequences of any action are the only standard of right and wrong. Here’s a simple questionnaire that can assess the degree… (73)
  • Lessons from the longest study on human development Lessons from the longest study on human development  October 15, 2017 VIDEO: For the past 70 years, scientists have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It's the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it's produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we live, learn and parent. Reviewing… (73)
  • You can't teach an old dog (or your brain) new tricks: why learning is hardYou can’t teach an old dog (or your brain) new tricks: why learning is hard April 20, 2018 VIDEO EXPLAINER/ ARTICLE: The hallmark of intelligence is the ability to learn new tasks. How does the human brain go about the task? The human brain, remarkable as it is, does not go about the task of learning in a very efficient manner. It uses a highly inefficient approach called "Reassociation." We appear to  learn new tasks simply by repeating… (73)
  • You too can draw; lay aside your fears, grab a pencil and pad -- you will be amazedYou too can draw; lay aside your fears, grab a pencil and pad — you will be amazed August 21, 2017 VIDEO: Why is it that so many people think they can’t draw? Where did we learn to believe that? Graham Shaw will shatter this illusion – quite literally - in a very practical way. He’ll demonstrate how the simple act of drawing has the power to make a positive difference in the world. Watch this video with a pad and… (70)
  • Photographs and memories … you gain some, you lose somePhotographs and memories … you gain some, you lose some September 17, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: Do all those shots that we take when we travel add to our enjoyment and deepen our memories, or by being preoccupied taking them, degrade appreciation and recollection? SOURCE: Big Think (67)
  • How charismatic are you?  Take this test and find outHow charismatic are you? Take this test and find out November 12, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: We can instinctively sense charismatic people but defining the attribute in objective terms is not that easy. Simply put, a charismatic person is warm, welcoming, approachable, and sets others at ease. True, but is there an objective way to measure it? Seems like there is; take this test and find out. SOURCE: Big Think (65)
  • Get rid of negative thoughts and ideas by identifying 4 bad habitsGet rid of negative thoughts and ideas by identifying 4 bad habits March 27, 2018 INFOGRAPHIC: A pessimistic, negative outlook extracts a toll on your life in many ways. It is strongly linked to heightened risk of physical health disorders, mental health problems, dysfunctional relationships, and financial difficulties. Negative thinking is not a fixed state that persists unchanged. Everyone can learn how to combat negative thinking by keeping a watch for 4 patterns of behaviour.… (63)
  • 3 steps that will help you remember new people you meet3 steps that will help you remember new people you meet July 10, 2017 VIDEO (How to?): You go to events to meet people, but how do you remember them after you head home? When you meet a lot of people at the same time, the problem only gets worse. However, there are 3 things you can do to help make sure you remember everyone you meet and all that handshaking doesn’t go to… (62)
  • Living in the present moment: 5 things you need to doLiving in the present moment: 5 things you need to do September 30, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: “Live every day like it is your last. One day you’ll be right.” Each moment of our lives has to be be spent mindfully. Here are 5 strategies for living in the present moment. SOURCE: The Long Now via Big Think (61)
  • Infogram: creating engaging infographics from dataInfogram: creating engaging infographics from data October 29, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Beautiful charts, maps, graphics, and dashboards are a snap with Infogram. Create engaging infographics and reports in minutes. More than 35 interactive charts and over 500 maps to help you visualise data, including pie charts, bar graphs, column tables, and word clouds. SOURCE: Infogram (58)
  • How stores trick you into buying more thingsHow stores trick you into buying more things October 22, 2017 VIDEO: How do consumers decide what to buy? The truth is that stores know you better than you do—both online and offline. This video reveals how retailers consistently manipulate customers into shelling out more money than a given item is worth. Three major psychological biases that retailers exploit are presented as well as lessons on how to counteract each one.… (57)
  • There's more to life than being happy; the key is leading a meaningful life that rests on 4 pillarsThere’s more to life than being happy; the key is leading a meaningful life that rests on 4 pillars September 17, 2017 VIDEO: Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning. Esfahani Smith offers four pillars of a… (55)
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