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The Lethality of Loneliness

The Lethality of Loneliness | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?

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Supplement this article by reading: Loneliness Can Kill You. Don’t Let It + watching this great video by Shimi Cohen: Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone


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5 Things You Have to Unlearn to Succeed at Work

5 Things You Have to Unlearn to Succeed at Work | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

No matter what age you are, the faster you start your unlearning the faster you can shed the weights that hold you back from moving forward in today's knowledge-based workforce. 

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40 Maps That Show How The World Works

40 Maps That Show How The World Works | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

There are a lot of creative ways to share information through mapmaking. Recently, a collection of quirky maps made the rounds online.

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Why Learn a Foreign Language? Benefits of Bilingualism

Why Learn a Foreign Language? Benefits of Bilingualism | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at your native language. 

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Finding Time to Reflect while on Vacation

Finding Time to Reflect while on Vacation | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Luis Suarez writes on knowledge management, collaboration and thinking outside of the inbox. This blog post is about the value of taking a vacation and live in the disconnected present. 

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Supplement your reading with this blog post by Ted Leonsis: Find Time To Reflect.

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Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.

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You'll also find great inspiration in reading this article by Maria Popova on Brainpickings: How Remix Culture Fuels Creativity & Invention.


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Who's More Productive, Introverts Or Extroverts?

Who's More Productive, Introverts Or Extroverts? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Yes. Everyone's a little introverted. Everyone's a little extroverted. And everyone can work better by embracing both qualities.

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Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion

Rules for a Fine Information Diet and Healthy Intellectual Digestion | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Mental gluttony, or over-reading, is a dangerous propensity, tending to weakness of digestive power, and in some cases to loss of appetite.

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Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep & Success

Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep & Success | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

We now know that sleep is essential to overcoming creative blocks, and it turns out, so did Edison. While he carried his lack of sleep as a kind of badge of honor, he had a duplicitous little secret: Power-napping.

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The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes

The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Right now, you are missing the vast majority of what is happening around you. You are missing the events unfolding in your body, in the distance, and right in front of you.

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Pay attention to the small things in life.


Here you'll find a fine video with Alexandra Horowitz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrTEuYL1Y84


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Reshaping New York

Reshaping New York | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg. 

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Phenomenal interactive storytelling from The New York Times. 

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A Do-It-Yourself MBA? This Guy Did It - and So Can You

A Do-It-Yourself MBA? This Guy Did It - and So Can You | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Victor Saad wrote his own masters-level education plan before becoming an entrepreneur. Now, he has founded an institute to help others do the same.

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Crushing the Impostor Syndrome

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Impostor Syndrome is feeling like you’re not worthy of whatever success you’ve had. You feel that you’ll be “found out” at any second. Cyclone Life has some tips on how to break out of the cycle. 

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Envisioning the Future of Education

Envisioning the Future of Education | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

This visualization attempts to organise a series of emerging technologies that are likely to influence education in the upcoming decades. 

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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, August 30, 2013 7:31 AM

Touches on all ongoing themes in education 

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The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee

The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Dramatic changes in the way we work are being fueled by new behaviors and new technologies. To keep pace there are five qualities that the modern employee needs to possess.

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Explaining the Inexplicable

Explaining the Inexplicable | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Readers of science reporting often find their heads spinning. Some of the science reporters do, too. A look at how the best of them make inexpertise an asset.

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Take away: What science reporters can teach you about telling complex stories and dissiminating knowledge. 

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How To Actually Be A Good Listener

How To Actually Be A Good Listener | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

What's more frustrating than speaking without being heard? These situations, in the moment, can be annoying and downright hurtful. But the fact that they happen often can't be too surprising.

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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:52 AM

When have you worked on listening last? Time for a refresher. 

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Everything is a Remix

Creativity isn't magic. This video by Kirby Ferguson explores how innovations truly happen.

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Thorsten Strauss's comment, September 3, 2013 4:53 AM
One of my favorite videos for class. Classic, never gets old.
Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:54 AM

One of my classic videos for Product Management and Marketing class. It accurately describes some of the underlying factors, prerequisites and processes of innovation.

 

This review was written by Thorsten Strauss for his curated content

"3 World Marketing Mix", a triangulated review of marketing from point of view of executive, consultant and lecturer, on Scoop.it http://sco.lt/8fpYjR

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Loneliness Can Kill You. Don’t Let It.

Loneliness Can Kill You. Don’t Let It. | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Social isolation kills more people than obesity does—and it’s just as stigmatized. In a society that judges you based on how expansive your social networks appear, loneliness is difficult to fess up to.

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Loneliness in a digital age is critical. Combine this article with watching a great video by Shimi Cohen: Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, August 24, 2013 4:57 AM
Pascal, did you see this video I shared on the same topic the other day: http://sco.lt/6G6J8r. I think the video states the problem loud and clear.
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Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy right Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type - and which one you are - can help you manage a vast range of experiences. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:58 PM

This is an excellent article about where our creativity might come from.

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

You know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, colorful, vivid, and poetic?


No.


Just no.


Stop it.


Please.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. 


Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2013 2:54 PM

Another great article bringing the neuroscience aspect into the picture.

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What is Resilience?

What is Resilience? | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Can resilience be taught? If so, how? And are some organisations more resilient than others? This article considers how the notion of resilience can inform and energise corporate culture, and how the resilient individual survives and thrives in the workplace.


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Roger Francis's curator insight, August 19, 2013 10:00 AM

Fascinating article on a rarely discusssed concept

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Double Up On Happiness And Meaning With Others

Double Up On Happiness And Meaning With Others | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Create a path to the specific kind of success that can bring you happiness and meaning with others, using a well-researched approach. This is the meaning of life.....explained.  

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The lives of 268 men who entered Harvard College in 1937 were tracked for seventy-two years in The Harvard Study of Adult Development.


Those who made it into middle and old age as “happy” and “healthy” shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.


Yet one factor was more important than any of these: Attention to relationships.

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What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows

What Is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Nostalgia, long considered a disorder, is now recognized to counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety — making life seem more meaningful and death less frightening.

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Science of Nostalgia: It was first thought to be a “neurological disease of essentially demonic cause,” but it turns out that nostalgia is good for your brain. And there’s science to prove it.

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Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone (VIDEO)

Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone (VIDEO) | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Some beautifully animated reasons why we don’t have conversations anymore. Your jaw is guaranteed to hit the floor when creator Shimi Cohen outlines the capacity of our social circles.

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