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What’s the Latest? Networking with like-minded professionals isn’t just good for your career, it’s an essential survival tool. Creating and maintaining social relationships is perhaps the distinguishing feature of human intelligence, say contemporary...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What looks like a still from Star Wars: Episode 7 , in production right night, is actually a successful experiment in patience. Icelandic photographer Ingólfur Bjargmundsson waited all night to capture the aurora light show from inside a cave. NASA...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What's the Latest? It's only natural to want to know why things went wrong, but to know why things went right takes a different kind persistence, says Cinnabon president Kat Cole. It's easy to take success for granted and to mistake correlation for causation--just...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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On my company’s intranet each employee has a profile that includes a photo as well as general information such as location, phone number, job title, and who a specific person reports to. The one space on the employee profile that isn’t automatically...
From: Big Think | By: Samantha Klein | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What's the Latest? It's long been held that eight hours is the magic number when it comes to sleeping, but that number clashes with reality--when's the last time you got a solid eight hours? The magic eight is also at odds with emerging data about the...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Hierarchy is essential to an organization. Clearly, it helps things run smoothly by ordaining decision-makers to sit in the proverbial corner offices. But this also creates power gaps, alienating workers who hold fresh new insights and ideas. If you...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What's the Latest? Despite the many indications that the post-recession gloom is finally dissipating, there are still markets and demographics for which recovery has been excruciatingly slow, if not completely absent. One such demographic is recent college...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." - Edmund Burke Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, July 21, 2014
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What's the Latest? Is your brain being tricked into seeing value on a menu where there isn't? As Bill Gephardt writes in The Utica Observer-Dispatch, there's a psychological aim in the specifics of menu design. Gephardt points to a Cornell study that...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, July 21, 2014
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What is this massive eruption on the Sun? Nothing unusual. It just threw a solar filament, and this one pictured took place in 2012, producing a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). NASA explains: The filament had been held up for days by the Sun's ever changing...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, July 21, 2014
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     A study in the news last week perfectly captures why it’s getting harder and harder to figure out what’s risky. Maybe you heard about it…findings that suggest potential health benefits of organic food; Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium...
From: Big Think | By: David Ropeik | Monday, July 21, 2014
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What's the Latest? As more of our professional and pleasurable reading shifts to screens, the way in which we read is changing. And while technology is not exactly eating away at our brains, it is causing us to read less deeply, skimming for the gist...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Think crowdfunding is a social media fad? It’s in fact a valuable tool used even by stars in Hollywood. Legendary musician Neil Young recently turned to crowdfunding to launch a new music technology. It’s not just for launching once obscure inventors...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, July 21, 2014
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What's the Latest? From self-help books to the latest pop song, happiness is today's good and righteous goal. But what is happiness? It is often confused with fame, even the low-level fame that social media affords us, gathering "followers" and massive...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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What's the Latest? When Parkinson's patients treated with a synthetic dopamine-precursor pill, levodopa, showed high upticks in creative activities from writing novels to painting portraits, their doctors began to wonder at the causes. Neurologist...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Monday, July 21, 2014
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What's the Latest? Do you find that you treat total strangers better than your loved ones? Or that your worst behavior is reserved for longtime friends and family? You're probably not alone, says Dr. Alex Lickerman in Psychology Today: "it's not that...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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What's the Latest? Researchers at the University of Chicago have found--perhaps it's no surprise given the struggling economy--that many people are willing to work more hours than are needed to do their jobs, even though it results in a more stressful...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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What's the Latest? About 80 percent of all the mass in the universe is missing, or least we can't detect it with our scientific instruments. Strange, but true, at least according to our current conception of certain physical laws. Among other functions,...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”  ― Jane Austen Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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LAGUNA BEACH – During a recent trip to the Middle East, I was struck by the growing gap between countries – so much so that, more than ever, I came away convinced that it makes no sense today to talk of the region as a coherent whole. Rather than...
From: Big Think | By: Mohamed A. El-Erian | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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A luxury apartment building is now under construction in Taiwan, and its design was inspired by the double helix of the DNA molecule. The building, named Agora Garden, will twist at a 90 degree angle, and not just because that's a cool thing to do....
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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What's the Latest? A massive and mysterious crater was recently discovered in a remote part of the Yamal Peninsula in Northwest Siberia. According to The Siberian Times, the first round of scientists to explore the 70-meter-deep hole have returned...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, July 19, 2014
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