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Neuroscience Of 20-Somethings: 'Emerging Adults' Show Brain Differences - Huffington Post

Neuroscience Of 20-Somethings: 'Emerging Adults' Show Brain Differences - Huffington Post | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Scientific AmericanNeuroscience Of 20-Somethings: 'Emerging Adults' Show Brain DifferencesHuffington PostMost recently, The Wall Street Journal ran an article recommending that concerned parents of twenty-somethings should “chill out” because “recent...

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12 Things You Need to Really Get Rid of in the Next 12 Months

12 Things You Need to Really Get Rid of in the Next 12 Months | Positive futures | Scoop.it
If you want the next 12 months to be different than the past 12 months, look at your habits.
Changing a habit, especially a bad one, is among the most powerful forces you can employ to make your life and business better.
Here are 12 habits many of us repeatedly struggle with. If you recognize yourself in any of these, you really need to get rid of them — and this time next year, you could be free of the consequences they cause.
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Food for thought as the New Year approaches. Some of these really resonate with me, others I think I've got on top of. But they were all true once...

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Lack of Information Stokes Globalization Anxiety

Lack of Information Stokes Globalization Anxiety | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The less we know about the world, the less we want to interact with it. For more, read "People Are Angry About Globalization. Here's What to Do About It."
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Great 2 min video on how we need to do more to find out about the world!

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Compassionate living is a relay race

Compassionate living is a relay race | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Increasingly, companies worldwide are changing the way they value and manage their key stakeholders, broadening who they include in that spectrum (e.g.: employees, customers, their entire supply chain, even “watchdog” advocates who monitor their practices, etc.), as well as profit for their shareholders, by implementing more inclusive and compassionate policies, practices and environments.

“Triple Bottom Line” the 3P of people, planet, profit has become a mantra, albeit, for many corporations it’s still only that: words.  Yet, just the fact that it’s entered the mainstream lexicon means there is growing recognition of the need to measure not just the financial, but also the social and environmental performance of corporations.  I believe with the enhanced attention of social media combined with millennials entering the workforce and consumer base, we are approaching a tipping point of 3P becoming more of a guiding force.
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A passionate plea for 'fierce compassion' and long-term connection to various conscious capitalist projects from the fiercely compassionate @Nadine Hack, @NadineBHack.

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The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You 

The Way You Think About Willpower Is Hurting You  | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I’d sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version of “Netflix and chill,” which meant keeping company with a cold pint of ice cream. I knew the ice cream, and the sitting, were probably a bad idea, but I told myself this was my well-deserved “reward” for working so hard.
Psychological researchers have a name for this phenomenon: it’s called “ego depletion.” The theory is that willpower is connected to a limited reserve of mental energy, and once you run out of that energy, you’re more likely to lose self-control. This theory would seem to perfectly explain my after-work indulgences.
But new studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong, and that the theory of ego depletion isn’t true. Even worse, holding on to the idea that willpower is a limited resource can actually be bad for you, making you more likely to lose control and act against your better judgment.
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Busting the theory of ego-depletion vegging! willpower is gone when you think it is, focus on powering on when you need to!

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Why We Need Empathy in the Age of Trump

Why We Need Empathy in the Age of Trump | Positive futures | Scoop.it

The election of Barack Obama marked the emergence of the Tea Party, a radical right-wing movement that challenged the Republican establishment and ultimately fueled the rise of Donald Trump.


Where did the Tea Party come from? That’s the question renowned sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild set out to explore in her new book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.
She traveled from her home in Berkeley, California—educated, affluent, liberal, and diverse—to one of the poorest, least educated, most conservative, and most racially divided states in America: Louisiana. There she spent five years listening to Tea Party conservatives who later came to support Donald Trump—mainly working-class whites.
Hochschild was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, during the tumultuous period of the 1960s—one that shaped her values, politics, and academic research. Unlike many sociologists—who tend to study how societies are organized—Hochschild has focused on the role of human emotions in shaping relationships and political behavior. She is probably best-known as the author of The Second Shift, a pioneering exploration of the division of labor between men and women at home.
We discussed her research for Strangers in Their Own Land, what it could tell us about how divided America has become—and how we might begin to bridge our differences.

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How to build bridges, not walls!

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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. – The Mission

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. – The Mission | Positive futures | Scoop.it

There is a growing collective-consciousness that with a lot of work and intention — you can live every moment of your life on your own terms.
You are the designer of your destiny.
You are responsible.
You get to decide. You must decide — because if you don’t, someone else will. Indecision is a bad decision.
With this short morning routine, your life will quickly change.

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The first hour of your day could just be the most important, even if you don't do all of the suggestions here...

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Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President

Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President | Positive futures | Scoop.it
We get involved. We do what we can to fight injustice anywhere we see it—whether it’s writing a check or rolling up our sleeves. Our family is fairly insulated from the effects of a Trump presidency so we fight for the families that aren’t. We fight for a woman to keep her right to choose. We fight for the First Amendment and we fight mostly for equality—not for a guarantee of equal outcomes but for equal opportunities. We stand up.

America didn’t stop being America last night and we didn’t stop being Americans and here’s the thing about Americans: Our darkest days have always—always—been followed by our finest hours.
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A parent's letter to a child - powerful and inspiring. And when the parent is famous, it gets onto social media...

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The Wake Up Call

The Wake Up Call | Positive futures | Scoop.it

Half of our country is waking up in a state of anger and bitterness. The other half elected a new President out of anger and bitterness. Moving beyond this unsettling irony requires that we look that anger directly in the eye and determine how we got here. And, if we are to be compassionate, it is time to understand the challenges that are overwhelming us regardless of our political party.here to edit the content.

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Will yesterday be a wake up call, or will it create further division? Everyone needs to make up their own mind - but profound change is calling...

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A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals

A Harvard psychologist reveals the biggest reason people don’t achieve their goals | Positive futures | Scoop.it
"A lot of research is showing us that we do much better when we focus on incremental change, on little bits of improvement," Cuddy says.

That's how you go from a couch potato to a marathoner. You temporarily ignore the fact you need to run 26.2 miles several months from now, and focus only on running one mile today. And since that goal is much easier to achieve, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment once it's complete.

In turn, that creates the extra motivation you need to move onto a second and third run, and, ultimately, the race itself.

"Eventually, in aggregate, you get there," Cuddy says. "You may not even realise it, until one day you turn around say 'Wow, this thing is much easier for me now than it was a year ago.'"
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To manage a century at cricket, best go 10 runs at a time! Same applies to most growth goals... 

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What Type of Career Growth Are Your Seeking?

What Type of Career Growth Are Your Seeking? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
In today’s world, career paths have been described as “boundaryless“. We build careers and seek fulfillment by collecting experiences — often across organizations, supervisors and work content.  What we are seeking growth-wise at specific points in time will guide our direction. Ultimately, we seek situations that offer alignment with our current  vision.

There are various combinations of elements (such as challenge vs. stability) that best describe a growth “state”. After listening to countless career stories — a few categories appeared salient. We can flux in and out of these states, depending on our goals (both in and out of work). Some contributors seem comfortable remaining in one state for an extended period of time, while others might shift to meet their evolving needs.
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Useful analytical framework for assessing where your career is!

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Fixed Mindset vs Agile Mindset- A Comparison

Fixed Mindset vs Agile Mindset- A Comparison | Positive futures | Scoop.it
“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.”- Goethe

Mindset is the set of beliefs, behaviors and habits held by you. It is like a group of filters through which you make decisions. It affects whether you feel and react positive or negative about a given situation. The kind of mindset you have can really change the way you approach your daily life.

In a nutshell, mindset can be defined as a mental model, a collection of deep rooted beliefs and assumptions that influence your decisions and behavior.
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Hugely useful model for life, form very early days. He should have credited Carol Dweck, however...

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The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders

The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The world of work is changing faster and more drastically than at perhaps any other time in recent history. According to research from the World Economic Forum, 35% of the skills necessary to thrive in a job today will be different five years from now.

How can we prepare for a workplace of the future if we’re not quite sure what it will look like? What skills or expertise should students focus on acquiring today if they want to succeed tomorrow? We spoke with five experts from the Forum’s Young Global Leaders community to get their opinion.
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Focus on transferable skills for career success in 21C!

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Ian Berry's curator insight, October 22, 8:30 PM
There's a plethora of these type of posts lately Here's another http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-10-most-sought-after-job-skills-in-australia-2016-10 Most are missing the two most vital soft/leadership skills - self-awareness and awareness of others
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7 Ways Managers Can Build Trust In the Workplace

7 Ways Managers Can Build Trust In the Workplace | Positive futures | Scoop.it
How many people trust their managers? A recent study by Edelman found that one in three employees don’t trust their employer. Another study by EY found that number to be even lower;  only 46% have trust in their organization, and 49% in their boss/team. Trust is one of the most important things you need in the workplace. Without it you won’t have the environment you need for an effective feedback culture to grow. So how can you help close the trust gap between employees and managers?
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No secrets here but these are such important things to do!

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Future History of Machine Learning: A 25-Year Look Forward

Future History of Machine Learning: A 25-Year Look Forward | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Great advances are being made with machine learning and artificial intelligence, but nothing compared to what the next quarter century has in store. Jeremy Achin, data scientist and CEO of DataRobot shares his thoughts on what we can expect.


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AI will be huge in the future with the rise of intelligent machines. Worth thinking about in a bit more detail...

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Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face? | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Emotions give us clues about how to respond to things happening in our environment: Is he dangerous? Does she love me? Can I trust him?
But can we trust our perceptions as we travel around the globe? Can Japanese tourists identify threatening people in Canada? Can a man from Saudi Arabia tell the difference between anger and disgust in Argentina?
A long line of research suggests the answer is basically “yes”—humans appear to express certain fundamental emotions through universal facial expressions that are usually recognizable to people from other cultures. This seems to be true even across cultures that have had little or no exposure to each other.
But, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the theory of the “universality” of emotions may be missing something important. Their findings suggest that culture could play a stronger role than previously thought in how emotions are expressed and recognized. The paper has sparked a scientific debate about the interaction of biology and culture in shaping the expression of human emotion—and raised questions about what we all might have in common.
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The role of culture and biology in universal recognition symbols - very interesting read.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, December 1, 11:08 AM

Emotions express themselves in many ways.

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The Guide To Living Creatively 

The Guide To Living Creatively  | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The easiest thing in the world is to let go of your creativity. To say you’ve got a *real* job and give up the creative work that used to matter deeply to you. To find an excuse to prioritize Netflix over your artist’s studio. To find an excuse to stop painting, writing, filming, building, making, crafting and discovering.
That’s because being creative is the hard part. Giving it up forever is terrifyingly easy. But you don’t have to let it all go. You can live creatively and embrace your creativity every single day…
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Yes you can be creative - and it doesn't need to to turn into Picasso...!

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Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes

Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Leaders, like anyone else, are habitual beings that protect their worldview and the meaning they derive from it. Peter Drucker understood that better than most people. In Innovation and Entrepreneurship he dedicated a chapter to incongruities, the mental gaps between perception and reality. Drucker saw these gaps as an invitation to innovate. At its core, entrepreneurship is at about exploring such opportunity spaces to create something new, something different.

We live in unsettled times of economic, technological and sociopolitical change. No company, industry or nation is immune to evolving cultures. What is in question is how we can use the current culture shift to replace outdated industrial practices. History teaches us that cultural innovation is triggered by the creation of a new story. It is through the evaluation of what we hold dear and how we want to live that we can create better practices.
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Organisations don't shift - people do! Passionate plea for shift be @LeadershipABC. Right on Kenneth!

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There is more to blockchain than moving money. It has the potential to transform our lives - here's how

There is more to blockchain than moving money. It has the potential to transform our lives - here's how | Positive futures | Scoop.it
There are so many possible applications of blockchain. You can literally transact anything. It could be used for welfare distribution, or for secure voting, land title transfer, music, movies, you name it. One good example that we are looking into is in vaccine distribution.

There is a certain percentage of vaccines that get lost on their way to distribution, for numerous reasons. Where blockchain can be helpful is simple supply chain management. We could use blockchain to create an immutable record which is translated along the Bitcoin blockchain. Even if your merchandise got lost, you would know where you lost it. And while we are in the process of fixing a huge problem that impacts millions of people – especially children – around the world, we are also solving a problem that any company throughout the world grapples with on a daily basis.
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Is blockchain the future of transactions? A lot of people seem to think so...

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Better, Not Just Longer, Life: Hacks For A Better Future You - Daniel Burrus

Better, Not Just Longer, Life: Hacks For A Better Future You - Daniel Burrus | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The fact that people are living longer is a demographic reality. Alongside that has come a significant shift in how people approach their health. Rather than getting sick—then seeking medical attention—millions of people are employing technology to do what they can on their own to look after their health proactively with the goal of a better future.

But it’s not just a question of longevity. Significant opportunities exist for those who recognize that people want lives that are every bit as fulfilling and vibrant as they are longer. 
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You will probably live longer than your mom & dad. Perhaps your emphasis should be on how to live healthier?

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Guest Post: Learning to Change our Change Management Approach

Guest Post: Learning to Change our Change Management Approach | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I learned about the concept of ‘2-6-2’. This simple rule states that in a group of 10 people,

2 are ready for change and will lead or assist with change initiatives
6 will wait to see the benefits before joining the change team
2 are not interested in change, will not join the team and may even work against the change efforts
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2-6-2. A useful ratio to remember in change processes!

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How will you work tomorrow?

Technology is transforming work and real estate. JLL looks ahead to 2030 to see how certain technologies will impact the working day and revolutionise workspace.
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A peek at the offices of the future?

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The world in 2045, according to Pentagon researchers

The world in 2045, according to Pentagon researchers | Positive futures | Scoop.it
The world will be a very different place in 2045.

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.

Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest innovations in the military — many of which have crossed over to the civilian technology market. These include things like advanced robotics, global-positioning systems, and the internet.

So what's going to happen in 2045?
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2045 - that's less than 30 years! And we may have mind control and a new relationship with machines, say experts!

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The Latest Weapon in The Fight Against Disease Might Surprise You

The Latest Weapon in The Fight Against Disease Might Surprise You | Positive futures | Scoop.it
When most of us think about combating or curing diseases, the first thing that tends to come to mind is improving the effectiveness of drugs - either as vaccines to limit the spread, or medication to treat the infection. Medical and scientific advances remain incredibly important and always will. But today, another resource that you wouldn’t immediately associate with healthcare is also helping to turn the tide on a number of conditions – data.

Gathering evidence and analyzing information have always been essential to progress in health. When I was part of a team developing treatments for breast cancer, we conducted years of clinical trials. Each stage included pouring over our findings in order to perfect the drug. This was the start of the precision medicine revolution and our approach focused on an individual’s unique biological make-up. One of the most exciting prospects for the global health community now, is how we can use non-medical data to complement medical research and transform the lives of entire populations.
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How data is forcing a rethink about medical treatment from a whole systems approach. Big pictures matter otherwise we just treat symptoms, not causes!

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How ‘neurocoaching’, blockchain and machine medicine are the future of sport

How ‘neurocoaching’, blockchain and machine medicine are the future of sport | Positive futures | Scoop.it
A new report predicts that the way we play and watch sport will transform as new technology changes what is possible.
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The future of sport sounds very different if this article comes true!

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Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself | Positive futures | Scoop.it
Data from my well-being survey recently revealed that positive self-views (or feeling good about oneself, a general belief that we are good, worthwhile human beings) were the best predictor of happiness—even more so than 19 other emotional processes including gratitude and strong personal relationships. Positive self-views emerge from self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-worth, among other things.

Why are positive self-views so essential to well-being? Because these views not only affect how we feel; they also affect our thoughts and behaviors. When we feel bad about ourselves, we unconsciously act in ways that end up confirming our beliefs. For example, if we feel like we are not good enough for a good relationship, a good job, or financial stability, we stop pursuing these goals with the intensity required to reach them, or we sabotage ourselves along the way.
So how do we break out of the negative cycle? Below I highlight four ways that you can start to promote positive self-views and begin to change the patterns of your life.
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Maybe the most important feedback you get comes from the person in the mirror. Focus on the frame as well as the picture!

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