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  • 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… (106)
  • 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 (89)
  • 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 (85)
  • 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 (77)
  • 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… (61)
  • 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… (57)
  • 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.… (54)
  • 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… (53)
  • "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 (51)
  • 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 (49)
  • The art of introducing yourself before making a presentation: some tipsThe art of introducing yourself before making a presentation: some tips May 29, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: Even in situations where you are introduced to the audience by someone else, you will need to make a personal version before you get into the heart of the matter. This portion of your talk will set the mood for the audience. Do it well and you will have them with you; flub the job and your message will… (46)
  • 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 (44)
  • Keeping a conversation going: 
tips and strategiesKeeping a conversation going: 
tips and strategies June 12, 2017 VIDEO INFOGRAPHIC: How do you think of questions to ask people in a casual conversation? It can be hard to come up with them when you’re talking to someone new, and even sometimes when you’re speaking with an old friend. Here are some strategies for making conversations interesting. It takes practice, like all skills. While such planning may seem “artificial,”… (42)
  • Here are 10 tricks to make you look smart at meetings, particularly when you have been day dreamingHere are 10 tricks to make you look smart at meetings, particularly when you have been day dreaming September 3, 2017 ARTICLE: This article is a must for all Dilbert fans. Appearing smart during meetings is a top priority for all of us. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or …. When this happens, it’s good to have some fallback tricks to fall back on. Here are ten tricks for quickly… (37)
  • History of the world in 20 minutesHistory of the world in 20 minutes May 29, 2017 VIDEO: First published on 10 May 2017, this unusual video has already racked up over 20 million views on YouTube. The video starts us off in the nothingness of the pre-Big Bang era, and then suddenly the universe happens. From there, the video is off and running. It moves through the history of life on Earth, dinosaurs and finally human… (36)
  • 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… (35)
  • Living a rewarding life: 7 guideposts to leading an "examined life"Living a rewarding life: 7 guideposts to leading an “examined life” May 15, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Quite often the introspection and analysis occurs at the end of life -- too late to do anything about it. The examination should start early and be a lifelong process. This infographic lists 7 important facets. SOURCE: Business Insider (34)
  • The punctuation guide: a Swiss Army Knife for all writersThe punctuation guide: a Swiss Army Knife for all writers September 29, 2017 WEBSITE/ UTILITY: This website is a must for all writers. It is particularly relevant in an era where communication is by text messages, abbreviations, emoticons and the like. Clearly written prose is a difficult exercise. Proper punctuation clarifies the thought process behind a written statement. A comma in the wrong place can change meaning entirely; a colon or a semicolon… (30)
  • Make your resume stand out from the crowd - use an infographic styleMake your resume stand out from the crowd – use an infographic style September 11, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: A journey of a thousand miles, it is said, begins with a single step. Your resume is most often the first step in your professional career. It should stand out from the crowds that flood employer's offices each day. Infographics are effective, eye-catching devices for conveying information. Use an infographic style to submit your resume and make sure that… (30)
  • Holding on to unrealised ideas blocks creativity: downsize your "idea debt"Holding on to unrealised ideas blocks creativity: downsize your “idea debt” June 19, 2017 ARTICLE/ VIDEO: Idea debt is the pile of ideas you keep revisiting but never finish, or even never begin. It can be a book, an app, a business, any project that grows in your mind but not in reality. It feels much more impressive than the projects you’re actually carrying out, with all their disappointments and compromises. Like financial debt,… (29)
  • To find new ideas, shut your mobile phone and get boredTo find new ideas, shut your mobile phone and get bored August 21, 2017 VIDEO: Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your mind gets bored and your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Mobile phones and other communication devices are tools that we constantly tap into to… (28)
  • Your brain: a maintenance check-list for ownersYour brain: a maintenance check-list for owners September 24, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC/ ARTICLE: There can be no argument about the most important organ that a human being needs. Here’s what everyone should know about the ownership, maintenance, and care of their brain. SOURCE: Business Insider (28)
  • Why brainstorming doesn't work -- and what will insteadWhy brainstorming doesn’t work — and what will instead June 5, 2017 VIDEO: It's impossible to fit a label on this magical video. It's like nothing you would have ever seen before on the topic of generating and executing new ideas. The talk addresses a common pattern: "You think of an idea, you come up with a plan, and then revise your original idea to fit a great plan, and then, and… (28)
  • Resistance is futile -- just give in to GoogleResistance is futile — just give in to Google June 26, 2017 ARTICLE: Somehow, since its very beginning, Google has managed to project an air of openness and integrity with its "Don't be evil" motto. We are assured that the data that it gathers is anonymised and encrypted, kept in vaults that are guaranteed unbreachable. We are reassured that it won't be used against individuals in any way other than targeting advertising,… (27)
  • 6 major indicators strongly confirm we are living in the best time in history6 major indicators strongly confirm we are living in the best time in history June 19, 2017 INFOGRAPHIC: “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?” A survey done with this question documented the very negative perspective of global development that most of us have. More than 9 out of 10 people do not think that the world is getting better. Evidence from empirical data shows… (27)
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