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Civil rights leader Mary McLeod Bethune on never giving in to discrimination:  "If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A new parking app in San Francisco allows users to forgo the misery of searching for a spot. Instead, drivers can reserve an on-demand valet who will wait at your destination.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A new study reveals how a state of active curiosity stimulates the brain's memory and pleasure centers, thus explaining why it's so much more effective to employ learning strategies that spark students' interest.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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To beat procrastination, you have to identify its causes. More often than not, ego and a fear of failure are the roots of the problem.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When interior decorating, remember that what you put on the walls and how you arrange them will have major effects on a room's aura and feel.Read More
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A plastic pumpkin full of candy could hold up to 11,000 calories worth of sweets. While banning candy is out of the question, parents should limit their kids' intake.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -Alice Walker, author of The Color PurpleRead More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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I’ve been thoroughly dismayed by Facebook the past couple of years. Maybe it’s a quirk of memory, but I don’t remember my feed being so full of political sparring and overwhelming anger between 2009 to 2012. Outrage has become the default position...
From: Big Think | By: Jason Hreha | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Listening to certain sounds while you sleep can help strengthen your abilities to learn a new language, memorize a piece of music, and recall events from the previous day.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Have you ever wondered whose job it was to eliminate gruesome content from your news feed? A terrific investigation over at Wired pulls back the curtain on this massive labor-driven endeavor.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Psychophysics secretly permeates our people-sciences (assuming we’re motivated by physics-like forces). But as every infant—each a great causality detector—knows, but many scientists ignore, people aren’t biological billiard balls. 1. Locke become...
From: Big Think | By: Jag Bhalla | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Make no mistake: money can buy you happiness. The problem is that many high-salaried Americans overwork themselves to the point where no amount of cash could improve your mood.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Imagine these separate scenarios happening in one week at work: This is the third time you’ve been interrupted by the same person during a single meeting… You offer a suggestion and, as often happens, a colleague dismisses it as something tried before...
From: Big Think | By: Kathleen Kelley Reardon | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A Polish man paralyzed from the chest down since 2010 has regained the ability to walk after a new treatment transplanted cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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For those of us young enough to have grown up in a world in which the internet has always been a thing, these maps of the web from 10-15 years ago are practically relics from an ancient time. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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It was fifty years ago that the French philosopher and author Jean-Paul Sartre graciously refused the Nobel Prize for Literature. How different (and more noble?) his world was from ours.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Because intelligence is such a strong genetic trait, rapidly advancing genetics research could result in the ability to create a class of super-intelligent humans one-thousand times higher in IQ than today's most brilliant thinkers.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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While it's more pleasant to be pleasant with those around you, being a crank can have its benefits when it comes to getting your way.Read More
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Edinburgh is the "grey metropolis in the North." It has been for centuries, and thanks to Unesco, the capital of Scotland will keep its dour exterior for the foreseeable future. But couleur locale is all in the mind. This map, by Scottish artist Claire...
From: Big Think | By: Frank Jacobs | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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There is a point beyond which life is no longer worth living, both because of diminished mental and physical capacities, and because of how the living will remember us.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Some neuromyths -- incorrect statements about how the brain works -- have become "common knowledge," repeated by educators and used to influence everything from public policy to parenting practices. It's time for that to change.  Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Neurobonkers | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Two astronomers have a new theory which suggests that intelligent life on planet Earth may be as old as can be expected in our galaxy.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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