Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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Explores writing, applications of thought and theory, solutions, engineering, design, DIY, Interesting approaches to problems, examples of interdisciplinary explorations and solutions.
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Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains | Andrea Kuszewski

Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains | Andrea Kuszewski | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled, “Addicted to Being Good? The Psychopathology of Heroism“, in which I first discussed the potential genetic link between Sociopaths and Heroes, or X-Altruists. In theory, their genetic make-up is very similar—same basic group of extreme traits in each personality—with a few important exceptions, one being expressed empathy. This notion was hinted at in 1995 by Behavior Geneticist David Thoreson Lykken [1] in his book, The Antisocial Personalities, when he said, “the hero and the psychopath may be twigs on the same genetic branch.” It is very possible that two members of the same family—even brothers in a shared home environment—could end up as seemingly polar opposites; one doing extreme good: the X-Altruist, the other doing extreme bad: the Sociopath.

 

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Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A one-of-a-kind conversation with Jeremy Rifkin discussing “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and the decline of capitalism.

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Spaceweaver's curator insight, June 30, 2014 11:30 AM

Interesting and a must read...

Wally Stump's curator insight, August 3, 2014 10:56 AM

Some very interesting conversation about the future of capitalism and economics in the 21st century.

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5 Myths You Probably Believe About Famous Landmarks

5 Myths You Probably Believe About Famous Landmarks | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
As with anything else we think we know, the most basic facts about famous landmarks turn out to be mostly wrong.
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21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new.
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A Twitter Search Trick You Didn’t Know About

A Twitter Search Trick You Didn’t Know About | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

An undocumented Twitter search operator helps you find the best tweets for any search term based on the retweeted or the favorited count.

 

... The engagement filter surfaces the best tweets and removes the noise from Twitter search results but the most surprising part is that Twitter has not made this filter available outside Tweetdeck. You don’t even have it inside the official Twitter app.

 

Well, here’s the trick. You can actually filter tweets by engagement level on the Twitter website or inside any Twitter app using an undocumented search operator that Twitter doesn’t want us to know about....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 25, 2014 10:54 AM

 Amit Agarwal shares one of those great tips to help you find useful data on Twitter. Recommended.

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Pretty slick.

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The Biggest Tourist Scams Travelers Need To Watch Out For

The Biggest Tourist Scams Travelers Need To Watch Out For | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
An in-depth look at the biggest tourist scams around the world.
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for stories of international travel or to set up a problem. charater back story.
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Paris Review – The Poet’s Poker, David Zax

Paris Review – The Poet’s Poker, David Zax | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
“Fortunately, he said, writers were easy to read.” The poet’s poker game: http://t.co/pWsWmMteiM
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The Futurist Cookbook: 11 Rules for a Perfect Meal and an Anti-Pasta Manifesto circa 1932

The Futurist Cookbook: 11 Rules for a Perfect Meal and an Anti-Pasta Manifesto circa 1932 | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Optimism at the table, or why the dark void of the soul can't be stuffed with spaghetti. Given my voracious appetite for unusual cookbook
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We Need a Strong Prison System

We Need a Strong Prison System | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
But we need to imprison people for fewer crimes and for less time
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excerpt: "Burnout is a general characteristic of a career in crime; and it is not limited to violent crimes. Often a criminal will realize after having served several prison sentences that crime really doesn’t pay, and he will either find lawful work or live on welfare, charity, and cadging from relatives and friends, in lieu of continuing a life of crime. A good prison work program might even instill in some inmates habits and attitudes conducive to finding and even flourishing in lawful work. But such a program will be expensive."

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Why Do Comedians Become Comedians?

Why Do Comedians Become Comedians? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Childhood experiences of comedians
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excerpt: "Overall, there were no differences in the way comedians describe how their parents treated them, compared to the students’ sample. This means that there is no support to the claim that parents were overprotecting comedians or didn’t give them enough care."

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How Healthy are Stand-up Comedians?

How Healthy are Stand-up Comedians? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Health of stand-up comedians

 

As I discussed in previous posts, the notion that humor is good for your health does not get much empirical support from scientific research. For example, one study found that cheerful kids who have been followed for decades, suffered more health problems and died younger compared to the non-cheerful kids. More specific to comedians, several studies have shown that comedians and humor writers died younger than other people who achieved fame in other areas. Why might that happen?

 
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