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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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"A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Norwegian town of Lillestrøm recently undertook an experiment that demonstrated the economic value of emission-free transportation by giving cash to its citizens.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Although Isaac Asimov declined to participate in a 1959 government-run conference for anti-ballistic missile technology he did pen some thoughts about the nature of creativity.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ayah Bdeir had a dream - take electronics out of the hands of experts and large companies and put them in the hands of ordinary people in order to make them inventors, builders, designers, and experimenters. Today, her dream is a reality. Her company,...
From: Big Think | By: Teodora Zareva | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Ebola is starting to pose a serious risk to public health in America. But the threat is not the disease itself. The real danger is a growing epidemic of fear, an infection that spreads much more readily than the virus, is far harder to treat, and which...
From: Big Think | By: David Ropeik | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Two U.N. rapporteurs have advised Detroit's government that its actions risk violating international human rights norms as a result of its shutoff policy.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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When Howard Zinn first published A People's History of the United States in 1980, he hoped to start a “quiet revolution” in the way people viewed history. By giving voice to the voiceless relegated to the wings of history while major players dominated...
From: Big Think | By: Bob Duggan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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A great number of stories in the Western "literary" canon were not written to be read at all, but rather to be seen on stage in the purview of the live theatre. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We often extrapolate from coincidental events to say they "happen for a reason," suggesting that there is a greater meaning to them. Even atheists do it, but is it good for us or society?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Serial tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson has established a $100,000,000 fund to support start-ups that seek to bring about a sci-fi future in the present.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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"Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper. Down deep the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Where most designers with a focus on senior living strive to make tasks easier, Tommy Dykes hopes his designs will encourage curiosity and promote conversation.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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About 75% of Americans aged 18 to 30 disenfranchised themselves by not voting in the 2010 midterm elections. The Economist recently explored the political apprehensions of the country's most fickle voter bloc.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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