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"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The holiday season is a zone of attrition in which a lot of folks get dumped by their significant others. In a post from earlier today, Alice Pfeiffer of The Guardian says to let your wardrobe help you through your breakup.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The revelation that Santa Claus is more an idea than a man can be a major turning point in a child's life. Is he a "training-wheels Jesus" or a way to introduce children to cynical disillusionment?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In today's Washington Post, a successful writer and former teacher offers a simple quiz for teachers to determine whether they're cut out for the position.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Christmas may be Jesus’ “birthday,” but, as any mother will tell you, his mother Mary really deserves the applause. Providing the humanity half to join with Christ’s divine side, Mary volunteered to play a part from the Incarnation to the Crucifixion...
From: Big Think | By: Bob Duggan | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Jesus and Buddha both embraced the philosophy of love your enemy. Columbia University professor Robert Thurman takes us through the history of vengeance and explains how to minimize contention between you and your enemies.  Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Religion can be an uncomfortable topic for some people to discuss, especially with co-workers. Researchers say, hiding part of your identity may be damaging your mental well-being and office relationships.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Friday, December 19, 2014
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From: Big Think | By: Steven Mazie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Bosses are often afraid of being perceived as anything less than the smartest person in the room. That's a ridiculous fear. A good leader surrounds him- or herself with the brightest team possible.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Websites aren't just bits of information floating in nothingness until appearing on a computer screen. They can have significant environmental impacts that ought not go unchecked.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Extroverts received the harshest evaluations from introverts, who consistently undervalued their outspoken coworkers' abilities and contributions.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Reported cases of chickenpox, measles, mumps, and whooping cough are in the news. The keys to preventing their spread include vaccination and keeping away from communicable individuals.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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"Good science and good art are always about a condition of awe … I don’t think there is any other function for the poet or the scientist in the human tribe but the astonishment of the soul."Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The German car maker hopes to roll out this new technology by 2020. You'll never have to hand your keys to the valet again.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Feeling is a form of thinking. Both are ways of processing data, one is just faster. Daniel Kahneman's mysterious coinages (System 1 and System 2) show how new language can help sidestep centuries of confusion. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Jag Bhalla | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Understanding how science uses certain key concepts can make the difference between parroting pure speculation and taking an evidence-based approach.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Scientists have broaden the criteria for what makes a planet hospitable. Researchers dispute that even if a planet were tilted on its side, it could sustain life, so long as its surface is covered in water.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The planet's life expectancy is up to 71.5 years according to a new study. This is a six-year improvement from 1990.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Instead of outsourcing your company's brand evangelism you can just treat your employees well. Happy employees will advocate for your brand for free.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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“Never try to teach a pig to read,” the saying goes. “It’s a waste of time and it annoys the pig.” But how do you know when you’re at that point?  When does attempting to persuade someone do more harm than good?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Kathleen Kelley Reardon | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Sony Pictures has cancelled the Christmas Day release of the action-comedy film The Interview amid terrorist threats that many call unfounded.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A dark period from the past of psychiatry risks being forgotten, we can't allow that to happen.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Neurobonkers | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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A mysterious burst of methane detected by the Curiosity rover has NASA scientists wondering whether it could be a sign of life.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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"What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them."Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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It's said that the extinction event was a turning point for mammals, allowing us to thrive and evolve. But this cataclysmic event wasn't a boon for every mammal.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Americans are working more and sleeping less, according to a recent study. On top of that we're devoting more time to our daily commutes as well.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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We use words like "fight" and "battle" when we talk about cancer, as if it's an enemy we can conquer if we're strong enough. But a study shows this kind of thought may hurt chances of people taking preventative measures.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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No prizes for guessing that English is the world's lingua franca. But how good are the world's other languages at spreading information?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Frank Jacobs | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Florida-based startup Magic Leap has been the talk of the tech world ever since securing a major grant from Google. Now it's hired a respected sci-fi author to help guide their work.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Scientific studies show that people like gifts that contradict the holiday giving etiquette.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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