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A Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates, 1901-2012

A Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates, 1901-2012 | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Mapping the greatest cultural and scientific advances in modern history with inspiration from John Cage's music.

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The Chart That Might Just Bring Forth The Apocalypse

The Chart That Might Just Bring Forth The Apocalypse | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
You can do better than this, America.
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Having faith in a higher power has nothing to do with a belief in evolution. The two can totally exist in harmony. Yet here we are, thanks to a delightful anti-science campaign that has somehow managed to stoke fear of scientific thought, to our own detriment.

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6 Possible Secrets to Happiness, According to Science

6 Possible Secrets to Happiness, According to Science | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Science has all the answers, right? Wrong. But it has a pretty good sense of things, a lot of the time*. So what does science have to say about the pursuit of happiness? A lot.
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here's a fun fact "Psychologists at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that people whose ability to frown is comp­romised by cosmetic botox inject­ions are happier, on average, than people who can frown."

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FuturICT Blog: “Networked Minds” Require A Fundamentally New Kind of Economics

FuturICT Blog: “Networked Minds” Require A Fundamentally New Kind of Economics | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
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From homo economicus to homo socialis via Elinor Ostrom and the future of social media driven economy

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Moviegalaxies - Welcome to Moviegalaxies

Moviegalaxies - Welcome to Moviegalaxies | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Moviegalaxies is a place to discover the social interaction graph in movies. By building a technology to visualize movies through smart algorithms and data processing, we create a new way to experience motion pictures.
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4 Unique Working Styles: What's Yours?

4 Unique Working Styles: What's Yours? | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
To get more out of your team, first figure out how your employees (and you) work best--and then assign tasks accordingly.
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Life Change: 10 Critical Steps

Life Change: 10 Critical Steps | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
You have developed the patterns of your daily habits over many years. Some you carried from childhood, and others you picked up along the way.
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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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Interview – Harvard/MIT Lecturer Olivia Fox Cabane teaches you how to be more charismatic

Interview – Harvard/MIT Lecturer Olivia Fox Cabane teaches you how to be more charismatic | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
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Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.

Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
It's a long term, unwritten rule: We get our best ideas in the shower. Why does this happen? Here is an exploration of the science of creativity:
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Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born | Video on TED.com

Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.
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5 Google search tricks you may not know

5 Google search tricks you may not know | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Remember using google for the first time - and saying "wow, that was fast!?"Through the years google has perfected it's searching power. Here are 5 search tricks you may not have known you can do in
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Meditation App Could Lead You to Life-Altering Inner Peace [REVIEW]

Meditation App Could Lead You to Life-Altering Inner Peace [REVIEW] | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
HeartMath, maker of Inner Balance, claims this iOS-based system can help you relax and get your heart, mind and emotions "in sync." We put it to the test.
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International Day of Happiness - 20 March

International Day of Happiness - 20 March | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
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Today is the first International Day of Happiness as proclaimed by UN. So, my friends, happy happiness day :)

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17 Apps for a Digital Spring Cleaning - Netted

17 Apps for a Digital Spring Cleaning - Netted | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Tidy Up Everything from Files to Closets with These Helpful Tools
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Backyard Brains

Backyard Brains | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
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Backyard Brains enables everyone to be a neuroscientist! We provide affordable neuroscience experiment kits for students of all ages to learn (hands-on) about electrophysiology. Now everyone from schoolchildren to grad students and every grade in between can experiment with similar tools used by real neuroscientists worldwide! By following a few simple steps, everyone can experience first-hand how the brain communicates with our sense, memories, hopes, and desires.

 
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Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder

Awesome Career Advice From LinkedIn's Billionaire Founder | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Welcome to "The Startup of You."
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The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life

The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Studies indicate that children learn resilience when they hear what their relatives before them have faced.
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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.
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"Filantropy is the market for love (..) and if we really want a world that works for everyone with nothing left out then the non profit sector has to be a part of the conversation." & "we have a visceral reaction to the idea than anyone would make a lot of money helping other people, interesting that we don't have a visceral reaction to people making a lot of money NOT helping other people"

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The Napping Habits of 8 Famous Men

The Napping Habits of 8 Famous Men | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, we covered the myriad of amazing benefits provided by the too-oft maligned nap. If you're still not convinced of the benefits of napping an
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How Beer Gave Us Civilization

How Beer Gave Us Civilization | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Humans may have found brew before they found bread. It’s a lucky thing.
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“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”  Benjamin Franklin

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