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The surprising habits of original thinkers

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world.
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The 3 A's of awesome

The 3 A's of awesome | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Neil Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that's truly awesome.
(Filmed at TEDxToronto.)
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10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life

10 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We need someone to motivate us at some points of our lives. Garrio Harrison has collected 10 really inspiring TED talks videos on Quora.
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donhornsby's curator insight, May 16, 2014 9:23 AM

This looks like a great list of TED talks to spend time with this weekend.  

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Kelly McGonigal: how to make stress your friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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John Legend: "True Colors" | Video on TED.com

In a heart-melting moment, TED Talks Education host John Legend sits at the piano to sing "True Colors," giving the lyrics a special meaning for kids and teachers.
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The Most Powerful TED Talks of 2014

The Most Powerful TED Talks of 2014 | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Explore this fun, interactive playlist of the most powerful ideas we heard from TED Talks in 2014.
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7 TED Talks On How We Make Choices

7 TED Talks On How We Make Choices | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

For those of us who wish that the Jump to Conclusions Mat from "Office Space" was a real thing, some illuminating talks on why choices are so fraught and how we can make better ones.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 19, 2014 12:08 PM

Great compilation of TED Talks on how we make choices.  

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The hidden power of smiling

The hidden power of smiling | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:45 AM

I have used such research to counsel patients in pain (whether physical, emotional or spiritual) about incorporating things to make them laugh, like comedy and laugh yoga, into their day.  There is value in "smiling through the pain".  It helps to be able to explain there is a neurologic basis for such advice.

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On being wrong

On being wrong | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility.
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Nancy Gowan's curator insight, March 28, 2014 5:54 PM

Great thoughts... we are all wrong at some time... why hide it. embrace it

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John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there's much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it's all good news.

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An entertaining and interesting look at the culture of texting. For writing purists, it allows another view of the growth of written language.  

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