People won't change until they're truly ready. Instead, the best I can do is serve as an example, to do it myself, so that I inspire others to do the same.
Ivo Nový's insight:
We spend a lot of time focusing on other people’s faults. “I wish she wasn’t so negative,” “I wish he wouldn’t eat meat,” “I wish my boss would get off my back.” Sometimes we try to force these people to change. We’ll inundate them with positive affirmations, or animal cruelty brochures, or employee productivity data, when the truth is that no matter how hard you try, you cannot change other people.
Instead, follow Gandhi's advice:
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
It's called the "Flynn effect" -- the fact that each generation scores higher on an IQ test than the generation before it. Are we actually getting smarter, or just thinking differently? In this fast-paced spin through the cognitive history of the 20th century, moral philosopher James Flynn suggests that changes in the way we think have had surprising (and not always positive) consequences.
Science edged closer on Sunday to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age.
In a small study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, ages 50 to 69, who drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa flavanols for three months performed better on a memory test than people who drank a low-flavanol mixture.
Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.
Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia where cancer prohibits normal blood function by abnormal cell division in the blood stream).
Ivo Nový's insight:
See also a short, 3D, animated introduction to cancer. This was originally created by BioDigital Systems.
We have listened to self-limiting beliefs for far too long. It's time to get real with ourselves and stop settling in life. We only get one life to live and these beliefs are keeping us from truly living it.
It’s undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better?
Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson votes “yes”. The Internet age, he argues, has produced bold new forms of human cognition, worthy of both celebration and investigation.
But Smarter Than You Think isn’t just about pioneers, nor is it simply concerned with the world we inhabit today. It’s about our future. How are computers improving our memory? How will our social “sixth sense” change the way we learn? Which tools are boosting our intelligence—and which ones are hindering our progress?
Running is one of the easiest ways to get a good cardio workout. Whether you're just getting started running or have already run a marathon, here are some tips and tricks to make the most of your running sessions.
Walking into a gym for the first time can be an embarrassing experience. You might be self-conscious that you're too out of shape while everyone else seems fit, or that you're wearing the wrong clothes, or you might simply feel out of place. But it's important to get through the paranoia and start exercising.
Most of us will have days or weeks when we can’t make as much stuff as we’d like. Things get busy, we have jobs, families and lives which means occasionally you’ll be out of time to sit down and make art.
Ivo Nový's insight:
However there are some simple tips you can try to maximize the thinking, mulling, and considering time that can help fuel your creative work. Check them out.
Influential people who found success despite their early failures.
It’s a well-known fact that Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Later, he turned out to be the greatest basketball player. Have you heard this quote before?
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been trusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Juan Enriquez asks in this compelling TEDtalk 'can we upgrade ourselves?' His answer immediately puts humankind in perspective. So far, there have been 29 upgrades of humanoids. Multiple versions co-existed. And he convincingly argues that this may be the case today.
He wants us to ask ourselves 'are we really all identical?' New evidence suggests we are not and that big differences are coming into our horizon.