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» 5 Ways to Get to Know Yourself Better - World of Psychology

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One of the most powerful ways to get to know yourself is through journaling. Journaling helps you connect to your inner wisdom, which is especially important in our noisy world, according to Sandy Grason, author of the book Journalution: Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life and Manifest Your Dreams.


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Out of sync with the world: Brain study shows body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level | University of Michigan Health System

Out of sync with the world: Brain study shows body clocks of depressed people are altered at cell level | University of Michigan Health System | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Every cell in our bodies runs on a 24-hour clock, tuned to the night-day, light-dark cycles that have ruled us since the dawn of humanity.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, November 13, 2013 8:18 AM

Exactly why I had to reset my gravitational bodies in Syracuse.  I hope now that makes sense to all of my friends, haha, as if.

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Why Everyone Should Explore Doris Lessing's Often Overlooked "Space Fiction" - Motherboard (blog)

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Why Everyone Should Explore Doris Lessing's Often Overlooked "Space Fiction"

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Totally on accident, the first Lessing I read was the first book of her “space fiction” epic, Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta. Coming to the novel without expectations—I literally found a copy in a hallway and recognized the author’s name—it stands up as a compelling piece of work; one that shows Lessing’s unique voice and prowess as a novelist even as she was deviating from what had made her name well known.

 

Like Margaret Atwood, another very literary writer whose novels flirt with the label “science fiction” even as the author dismisses it, Lessing’s work doesn’t have much in the way of spaceships or ray guns or whatever people thought science fiction was in the ‘70s. Time magazine’s Paul Gray said that Shikasta was closer to the Old Testament than it was to Buck Rodgers. Hence, much like Atwood insists that “speculative fiction” is a more fitting genre than sci-fi, Lessing calls the “Canopus” series “space fiction.”


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Gang Culture, Courtroom Anthropology: How do we get out from culture?

Gang Culture, Courtroom Anthropology: How do we get out from culture? | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Are there ways to counter the notion of "gang culture" without promoting myths of individualism? Can we usefully bring anthropology to the courtroom?

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Making real

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your intuition

 

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The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
"Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent."

"Children help us to mediate between the ide

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Justice Is in Our Nature

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Social contracts are written into our biology. As is the justice they need. The arc of our evolution has long bent towards the justice of “laws” fittest for team survival. We bred ourselves, by artificial selection, to internalize and feel strongly about social rules.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:20 PM

These social contracts are covenants and they create bonds that help us get through life. Humans have diminished these into legalistic ways of conducting business rather than trusting the other person.

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'Evolution will punish you if you're selfish and mean'

'Evolution will punish you if you're selfish and mean' | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Two Michigan State University evolutionary biologists offer new evidence that evolution doesn't favor the selfish, disproving a theory popularized in 2012. "We found evolution will punish you if yo...

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Cindy Tam's curator insight, September 23, 2013 8:31 PM

Long-term Success: Are you willing to forgo your selfishness and meanness?

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The Microscopic World of Corals

Corals are beautiful when seen through your own eyes in sunlight, but for scientists at the University of Hawaii, seeing corals in this manner is not enough....

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Emotional Design + Neurociencias ¿Porqué nos enamoramos de un produ...

Taller sobre Diseño Emocional (Emotional Design) mirado desde la perspectiva que ofrecen las Neurociencias.. El objetivo de este taller es motivar a conocer lo

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Alexis Brantes's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:25 AM

Muy emocionado por la publicación de mi trabajo de Neurociencias aplicadas al Diseño Emocional en BA, Argentina. :)

 

Les comparto el Taller que he realizado sobre El Diseño Emocional (Emotional Design) y Neurociencias, el cual muestra el proceso de las emociones, comprensión del Cerebro en Red y herramientas para comprender y guiar la experiencia de uso de un producto, servicio e incluso ambientes.

 

Espero que lo disfruten tanto como yo lo hice al crear mi primer trabajo formal sobre el Diseño Emocional en Español.

 

Un fuerte abrazo!

www.posmo.eu

 

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Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
"Time perception matters because it is the experience of time that roots us in our mental reality."

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Generosity as Doing, Not Thinking

Generosity as Doing, Not Thinking | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
My father never said much to me as I was growing up. He was a doer, more than a thinker. Because my father could only speak Japanese, many people thought I could speak Japanese too. Nope. I could u...
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Content-based image classification in Python

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Define the Scope

We're going to write a script to predict whether an image is a check or a drivers license. Then we'll publish the script in a manner suitable for use within your team's software application.

 


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Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette

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"An article I read this week had me thinking about Bloom’s Taxonomy and what learning really is.  It led to me coming up with a new graphic for Bloom’s Taxonomy, this one a Paint Palette.  I like thinking about Bloom’s in the form of an artist paint palette because each color has equal importance.  For an artist, the greatest beauty comes in the mixing of colors.  Using a multitude of shades and blends on a canvas.  I think the same can be said of learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:14 PM

This is a work in progress based on student work at Anastasis Academy. We know that we would like our students to be able to demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways, but often they find one way and that becomes the only way (from their perspective). In this post Kelly Tenkely describes her experiences with students at Anastasis Academy and how this experience has led her to create this paint palette that will contain two additional components.

Along with this palette you will find a painting that provides "students ideas for different outcomes and evidences of learning" and a component that is still a work in progress, that will "an app and website catalog organized by the same colors so that students can be introduced to the many options they have for the different types of learning and producing." You can see the page with apps in this post that are specific to Create and additional pages with apps will be posted in the future.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 21, 2013 9:40 PM

An excellent analogy, and a visual my students will surely relate to in the Art Room. I think this will be helpful as they plan and reflect upon their own learning goals.

Jessica Rebstock's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:55 AM

I appreciate that this view of Bloom's Taxonomy is less linear. Every course needs a different blend of Bloom's learning levels.

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CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley's afterlives and deaths - The Guardian (blog)

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The Guardian (blog)

CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley's afterlives and deaths

 

Fifty years after their deaths, the Narnia author's books are very much alive, while Brave New World is in danger of being buried forever


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Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:49 PM

Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

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Produits Universaliss Bank....Produits Universaliss Laboratory
http://www.universaliss.net/leader/trader/mpfr/belkacem1173

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Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion

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Learning to learn: losing yourself in passionPosted on August 30, 2013 by Ally — 14 Comments ↓

 

Have you ever noticed that, when we’re younger, school and learning seem like a chore, and yet when we’re older, we wish we could just spend all of our time consuming information and advancing our knowledge?

Perhaps this is because our minds have matured with age, or simply because we always want to do things once we don’t have to. Or, maybe it’s because once we’ve been through certain experiences, we’re more capable of identifying our true passions.

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who also happens to be an entrepreneur named Josh. (Whether he knew it or not, picking his brain was actually a part of my mission to learn more about entrepreneurship and running a business.) I was interested to hear that, once he started a company, even though it was based around his passion for social media, a large part of his work days consists of administrative and management-related tasks. In explaining this, he said the following:

“I work hard during the day, but at night I get to plan the future and expand my knowledge.”

There was my answer. As human beings, we may not always be able to spend all of our lives doing exactly what we want to be doing, but as long as there is something that we “get” to learn about in our off time, the drive will never fade.

How is it, then, that we come across this special subject? First, let’s figure out what passion actually is. According to Merriam Webster, passion is an “intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction.” When I hear this definition, a few things come to my head: social media, relationship building, and innovation, to name a few. What comes to yours?

If there isn’t anything that instantly comes to mind, try doing a few of these exercises:

Ask yourself, “What would I do with my life if money didn’t matter?”Talk casually with your friends and colleagues and observe what makes you go on for hours.Wander into a bookstore. What section do you immediately go for?

-Allow your brain to follow its own course. The things you don’t have to try to think about are usually the ones you end up giving the majority of your thoughts to.

Finding, and subsequently losing yourself in, your passion may not be easy, but when it does happen, it sure is worth it. Is there topic that you constantly find yourself coming back to in your reading and conversations? One that, once you start reading about it, the hours pass like minutes? Identify it, roll with it, and lose yourself in it.

And in case you needed one last bit of inspiration, I leave you with Josh’s words:

“Let’s say, you’re sitting in a coffee shop, minding your own business, and the person at the table over starts talking about a specific subject. You may only hear a word or two, but it’s enough. It registers. And before you realize it you’ve stopped everything you’re doing. Focusing on your own task/conversation/activity suddenly becomes impossible. Your heart beats super fast because you’re doing everything in your power not to compulsively jump in, ask questions, correct them, and find out who they are.”

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:41 PM

Learning should be about learning.

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Has Google Destroyed Your Memory? No. It’s Much Weirder Than That.

Has Google Destroyed Your Memory? No. It’s Much Weirder Than That. | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
The following is excerpted from Clive Thompson’s book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better, out now from the Penguin Press. Is the Internet ruining our ability to remember facts?

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:59 PM

In my family, we have laughingly referred to each other (or, more often, our kids) as our external hard drives. This article explains why we use each other's memory and why we can be glad we do.

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History of Typefaces: A Short Animated Video Story


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Robin Good's curator insight, September 1, 2013 12:58 PM



If you want to learn the essence of the history of typography this short video clip can do the job. 


Created by Ben Barrett-Forrest
http://www.forrestmedia.org


Information Sources:
Thinking in Type by Ellen Lupton
Just My Type by Simon Garfield


Original video: http://youtu.be/wOgIkxAfJsk 




Belinda Summers's comment, September 3, 2013 5:01 AM
I learned a lot from this video, thanks for sharing!
Robin Good's comment, September 3, 2013 10:32 AM
Thank you Belinda, I am glad you found it useful.
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Digital into the Third Dimension

From dematerialisation to rematerialisation. From scanning the world around us, to printing physical models created on computer. An evolution of matter and who

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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, August 13, 2013 8:03 AM

I wonder... As we move into designing for third dimensional space, will we truly be designing 3 dimensional experiences?

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Reflections on the evolution of language

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Reflections on the evolution of human language: Robin Dunbar’s Social Bonding Hypothesis

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Imagining The ‘Creative Process’ As Abstract Illustrations

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Toronto-based designer Scott Wise has illustrated the ‘creative process’—imagining it as abstract illustrations. 

In the series, the elements commonly-known to those in the creative industry—‘core idea’, ‘brainstorm’, ‘ideation’, ‘iteration’, ‘refinement’, and ‘feedback loop’—are visually summarized.

View more illustrations at designtaxi.com.


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:20 AM

Siempre hablamos de los mind maps. Si le añadimos creatividad además al hecho de describir la creatividad en sí, el resultado es asombroso.

Lua Valentine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:56 PM

Interesting. As thoughts actually appear. Randomly and like a mess. 

Mrkjcbs Inh's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:21 AM

A creative process can sometimes be quite difficult to describe. This actuallly makes it look easy. 

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Computer Science - Academic Earth

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A complete listing of online Computer Science lectures and courses available on the internet.
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Courses on:

 

-Affective Computing

-Planar Graphs

-Ambient Inteligence

-An introduction to computer networks

-Behaviour of algorithms

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Courageous

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You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous.

You cannot be loving if you are not courageous.

You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous.

You cannot enter into reality if you are not courageous.

Hence courage comes first… and everything else follows. ~ Osho

 

( Source: http://goo.gl/YfUy5 ;)


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Content-based image classification in Python

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Define the Scope

We're going to write a script to predict whether an image is a check or a drivers license. Then we'll publish the script in a manner suitable for use within your team's software application.

 


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Reinventing Discovery | Michael Nielsen

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I’m very excited to say that my new book, “Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science”, has just been released!

 

The book is about networked science: the use of online tools to transform the way science is done. In the book I make the case that networked science has the potential to dramatically speed up the rate of scientific discovery, not just in one field, but across all of science. Furthermore, it won’t just speed up discovery, but will actually amplify our collective intelligence, expanding the range of scientific problems which can be attacked at all."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 20, 2013 1:06 AM

I can't recommend this book highly enough -- six stars on a scale of five. The most detailed, well scaffolded with examples and supporting research, and well-written how-to do collective intelligence in the field of science. It's about open science as much as collective intelligence, but understanding each field illuminates understanding of the other.

Barbara Truman's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:49 AM

Timely! My copy had just found its way to the top of my book pile to mention in my dissertation on transdisciplinarity. Imagine the FoldIT game where the whole family can play and be entertained while engaging in valuable citizen science and collective intelligence. Calling all leaders who can wield such superpowers. 

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, July 21, 2013 9:09 AM

Highly recommended by two people who I respect.