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How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American

How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
An international study suggests languages shape how we think about the future, and how we plan for it
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Chen’s recent findings suggest that an unlikely factor, language, strongly affects our future-oriented behavior. Some languages strongly distinguish the present and the future. Other languages only weakly distinguish the present and the future. Chen’s recent research suggests that people who speak languages that weakly distinguish the present and the future are better prepared for the future.

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FastTFriend's comment, March 23, 2013 5:46 AM
Language can move the future back and forth
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Why Creativity is the New Economy

Why Creativity is the New Economy | cognition | Scoop.it
Dr Richard Florida, one of the world's leading experts on economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological innovation shows how
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Dr Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading experts on economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological innovation shows how developing the full human and creative capabilities of each individual, combined with institutional supports such as commercial innovation and new industry, will put us back on the path to economic and social prosperity.

We are living in a time of “Great Reset” – when economic crisis provides an opportunity to rethink virtually every aspect of our lives – from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, to how we shape our cities and regions.

Taking a deeper look at the forces reshaping our economy, and giving us a provocative new way to think about why we live as we do – and where we might be headed, Richard Florida shows how these forces, when combined, will spur a fresh era of growth and prosperity, define a new geography of progress, and create surprising opportunities for all of us.

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