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Top 5 things you need to be happy at work

October 6th, 2015 at 3:15 pm » Comments Off

There’s a mountain of research on what makes people truly happy at work. What would make you happier at work? It’s not necessarily free meals and massages (though those are nice, as companies on Fortune’s list of the Best Companies To Work For have figured out). And it’s not even necessarily lots more money. We’ve scoured the research […]

The Perfection Quandary

September 29th, 2015 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  I often wake up in the middle of the night with a big idea, something I’ve dubbed the grand epiphany. But as it turns out, very few actually fit into the “grand” category. Whenever they do, big ideas carries with them a heavy responsibility, the responsibility of either moving them forward or […]

Making connections at work matters in the ‘age of loneliness’

September 25th, 2015 at 2:55 pm » Comments Off

We all would like to avoid that feeling of loneliness. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that people need strong social connections to feel happy and find […]

The surprising relationship between mood and productivity

September 24th, 2015 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

Michael Grothaus: There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found that to be true: Anything of significance I’ve accomplished in my life has, at least in part, been due to the attitude I’ve held, even when there were negative factors working […]

Top 37 things you will regret when you’re old

August 14th, 2015 at 7:27 pm » Comments Off

Here are 37 things you will regret when you get older. 1. Not traveling when you had the chance. Traveling becomes infinitely harder the older you get, especially if you have a family and need to pay the way for three-plus people instead of just yourself.  

Scientists program 3 humanoid robots to show self-awareness

July 30th, 2015 at 7:56 pm » Comments Off

One of the primary characteristics that artificially intelligent objects possess is self-awareness. Taking a step forward toward the new technology, a team of researchers claim to have found one such robot that showed a capability to differentiate itself from the others.

When humans live for 1,000 years, marriage won’t make sense

July 14th, 2015 at 4:57 pm » Comments Off

Many peopler were jubilant when the US Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of gay marriage, events that lead to more freedom and equality are positive progress.  However, the fact that marriage—especially to many young people—isn’t as attractive as it once was seems to be missing from most news coverage.  

60 million people forced from their homes because of violence

June 18th, 2015 at 10:36 pm » Comments Off

Mostly capturing the devastation of buildings and the casualties of battle, its harder to visualize the effect of conflict on those who aren’t killed or enlisted to fight.  

Chart shows the surprising links between faith and evolution and climate denial

May 25th, 2015 at 1:19 pm » Comments Off

For a long time, the discussion about the relationship between religious beliefs and the rejection of science, has been pretty confused, especially its two most prominent U.S. incarnations, evolution denial and climate change denial.  

Your personality affects where you should live

May 7th, 2015 at 1:43 pm » Comments Off

One of the conclusions of a series of recent studies on the link between personality and place, Introverts prefer mountains.  People tend to see mountain areas as more peaceful and calm.  Meanwhile, extroverts often prefer flat, open areas that tend to be viewed as more exciting, sociable and stimulating.  

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