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Redefining Love at Work: How to Foster a Sense of Connection

Redefining Love at Work: How to Foster a Sense of Connection | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Why love can make your company more creative and productive, plus four tips to help you lead a more connected workplace.Get the latest blog articles on...
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How Our Emotions Work

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Do anger and envy have upsides? Does keeping busy make us happy? Why is regret so powerful? These and much more...
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Net Smart: How to Thrive Online: Howard Rheingold, Anthony Weeks: 9780262017459: Amazon.com: Books

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-Social media landscape changes quicker than you can say 'future shock.' As soon as you think you've mastered one network, another pops up, demanding its share of time and attention. Thank goodness, then, for Howard Rheingold. He has identified the skills -- simultaneously old-fashioned and cutting-edge -- that not only will help you thrive in this tumultuous world, but also help you shape social media into a force for good. Net Smart is a lifeboat for people who want to participate in new technologies without drowning in the flood.


-A desperately needed and wonderfully written guide to being literate in today's digital, always-on world. This book is not just descriptive. It articulates a comprehensive set of social norms, practices and protocols that help us unleash the collective power of networked intelligence. And, yes, using the web mindfully can indeed make us smarter, as this book will illustrate. A must read for anyone wanting to thrive in today's increasingly connected world.

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What Moves? Culture & Interaction Design - jnd.org

What Moves? Culture & Interaction Design - jnd.org | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
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When What Is Natural For Some Is Not for Others


It turns out that life is even more complex. Some cultures (Mandarin Chinese, for example) often represent the time line vertically.  Other cultures have rather different views. For example, does the future lie ahead or behind? To most of us, the question makes no sense: of course, the future lies ahead - the past is behind us. We all speak this way, discussing the arrival of the future and pleased that many unfortunate events of the past have been "left behind."

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Studies show parental role is key to children's success (“family social capital”)

Studies show parental role is key to children's success (“family social capital”) | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

The researchers showed that students with high levels of family social capital and low levels of school social capital performed better academically than students with high levels of school social capital but low levels of family social capital. The implication is twofold. First, “while both school and family involvement are important, the role of family involvement is stronger when it comes to academic success.” Second, a lot more attention ought to be paid to getting parenting right, rather than simply investing in schools. 


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void blinding (by science)

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It is an association
not clear cause/effect.
I smile.
You smile.
Each enjoying a private joke
or hiding embarrassment.
We who claim the primacy of reason
need to give care,
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Consciousness & the Brain: John Searle at TEDxCERN

John Searle one of the world's great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consc...

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FastTFriend's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:17 AM

John Searle one of the world's great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consciousness as a biological phenomenon will challenge you! Cogitation, Consciousness & The Brain.

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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

Interview with Tom Ashbrook

 

How education is jeopardizing creativity:

 

"I’m not blaming teachers for it. I’m not blaming school principals for it. I’ve worked in education my whole life and I work a lot with teachers in schools and I know they’re as concerned about this as I am and everbody else is. I think it’s to do with this culture of standardization. There is a view that the way we improve education is to make it more and more standardized. Many people in schools — particularly in this country, I’d say — are laboring under this sort of dead culture of continuous testing. And one of the results of it has been to reduce the curriculum, to narrow it. So a lot of the things that people, who may be be in their 40s or 50s, will remember from school — things like band and orchestra, putting on plays, lots of interesting after school activities — a lot of those things are being pushed out by this culture of standardized testing. It’s all done with an honorable purpose, I think — the intention is to raise standards, but the irony is it’s really not doing it. And more and more kids are pulling out of school. There’s more and more teachers, I feel, demoralized by it. And I know parents are very concerned about it too."

 

“While Shanghai is trying to be like America, America is trying to be more like China.” 


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:21 PM

The primary focus of education should be helping children to reach their full potential. That can't be done through standardization, because kids don't come in standard packages; it can only happen when we recognize that we need to meet each child's needs.

 

Standards have their place, but only with respect to the quality of what we offer to children and in ensuring that every child is offered the best possible education. Standards that restrict children's opportunities and growth need to be eliminated and replaced with an approach that enriches the educational environment for everyone.

Sally McKittrick's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:01 AM

Ken has helped me find my element, I only hope my children will benefit from his education revoulution 

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"If we design a life, you can redesign it"  Here is another inspiring conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

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Language Does Not Shape Thought

Language Does Not Shape Thought | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Cognition causes language, not the other way around. Correlations between changes in thought with changes in language abound.

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The Role of Color in Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

The Role of Color in Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
It’s vital to move beyond the standard logo and tagline and take a holistic approach to evoking emotions among potential customers across all of your marketing channels — including social media sites.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 25, 2013 6:55 AM

Color is MASTER of us all. Related infographic on Design Revolution: http://sco.lt/94cW8X

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The Cinema as Therapy: Psychoanalysis in the Work of Woody Allen - Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

The Cinema as Therapy: Psychoanalysis in the Work of Woody Allen - Psychology Tomorrow Magazine | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
The meaning of life, the lack of consistency in moral and/or theological referents, the unforeseen nature and intervention of chance - sometimes random

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The End Of Work-Life Balance

The End Of Work-Life Balance | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
We have a problem when it comes to work-life balance. There is no such thing. This past month, I attended a conference in New York City called, Mirren New Business. It's about as niche of a conference as they come....
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:20 AM

Education will play a vital role. What ways can we integrate technology into our lives and still disconnect.

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Where Does Identity Come From?: Scientific American

Where Does Identity Come From?: Scientific American | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
A fascinating new neuroscience experiment probes an ancient philosophical question—and hints that you might want to get out more

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FastTFriend's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:40 AM

Regardless of these specifics, this experiment is a potent reminder that our lives are a work in progress. If we’re indeed living out a kind of tape, then it seems to be one in which the tracks can be tweaked as they’re read, even if they’re rather deep. As your brain is shaped by the choices you make, there is room for chance and noise – room for you to be unique.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:57 AM

Who we are is hard to measure and research, but it is important to seek the questions, if not the answers.

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Being Alone Is Powerful, And Other Truths

Being Alone Is Powerful, And Other Truths | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
The more you don’t wear makeup, the better you look without it.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:02 AM

Some really good thoughts here.

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Amazon.com: The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future: James Martin: Books

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Humanity is drifting into time when there is great insecurity, because the population is growing too large, consumption is growing too large, we're talking about the footprint, meaning the resources that humanity consumes. And about 20 years ago, we got to a stage when we were consuming 100% of the sustainable resources on the planet, and in 20 years from now that will go up to 200%, and that of course is impossible to sustain, and so in many ways you can look at humanity and say there's a crunch coming.

I think we know that in many ways we're on the wrong path today, with the civilization that we have, and so major changes have got to be made, and we're going to have fabulous technology for creating those changes


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The Humanities in Crisis? Not at Most Schools

The Humanities in Crisis? Not at Most Schools | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

What if reports of the crisis of the humanities are wrong — or, at least, wrong in crucial ways? A fine commentary in today's New York Times.


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Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.


PROBLEM: "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it as "the ability to override or change one's inner responses" and to refrain from acting on impulses. As an immediate consequence of leading lives of constant self-denial, it would seem that people with a lot of self-control aren't likely to derive a lot of pleasure from life, although in the long run they might benefit from the satisfaction of being better able to realize long-term goals. They don't get to enjoy the cronuts, but they get to be thin, healthy, and otherwise better than the rest of us.

 METHODOLOGY: To start, 414 adults completed an online survey, in which they rated their self-control by indicating how much they agreed with 14 statements (such as, "I do certain things that are bad for me, if they are fun"). The participants also reported their current emotional state as well as their overall life satisfaction. Holfmann's team then turned to data from a study in which 205 adults were given smartphones and prompted to report their emotions at random moments throughout the week. At the same time, they were also asked to report whether they were experiencing any desires, and if so, how hard they tried to resist them, and whether they ultimately ended up acting on them.

RESULTS: The more self-control people reported having, the more satisfied they reported being with their lives. And contrary to what the researchers were expecting, people with more self-control were also more likely to be happy in the short-term. In fact, when they further analyzed the data, they found that such people's increased happiness to a large extent accounted for the increased life satisfaction.  

IMPLICATIONS: As they go about their daily lives, people with a lot of self-control appear to generally be in higher spirits; in the long run, they're happier with their lives. To explain why this would be so, the researchers conducted another online survey. What they figured out is that instead of constantly denying themselves, people high in self-control are simply less likely to find themselves in situations where that's even an issue. They don't waste time fighting inner battles over whether or not to eat a second piece of cake. They're above such petty temptations. And that, it would seem, makes them happier ... if still just a little bit sad.

The full study, "Yes, But Are They Happy? Effects of Trait Self-Control on Affective Well-Being and Life Satisfaction" is published in the Journal of Personality.


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:05 PM

Interesting study.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:20 PM

It makes sense on a certain level

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Helping Values To Grow

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Values and ethics have become an important part of company culture, but how effective they are depends on a variety of factors. Sue Weekes asks how you can get your values embedded into an organisation.


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John Michel's curator insight, July 4, 2013 1:54 PM

A raft of high-profile scandals has led to a growing culture of accountability. Consumers who feel let down by major brands, or indeed public sector organisations, because of their behaviour are far more likely to take a negative view towards them today and in the future. For instance, when coffee chain Starbucks was accused of tax avoidance last year, it saw a significant drop in its YouGov BrandIndex rating, a daily measure of brand perception among the public.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, July 4, 2013 2:17 PM
Thank you for sharing, Roger.
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Happy but meaningless vs meaningful but contrived

Happy but meaningless vs meaningful but contrived | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
A search on amazon.com for books about ‘happy life’ results in 139,149 results; in contrast a search for

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 17, 2012 1:26 PM

Positive psychology is more thna just a study of happiness.

dishant parikh's comment, May 24, 2013 9:40 AM
amazing.. with this you have changed many people's definition for happiness.. even i too give more preference to purpose of life over just a happiness..
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Possesions

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Some perspectives, some theories lead to many new questions, new devices, and enriched worldviews. They must be counted not just as true and productive but beautiful and stimulating, like poems or paintings, except that their medium is not pigments or words but our perception and intellect.

 

The importance of the acquisition of goods has been transformed in the last century by technological breakthroughs very few people adopted immediately then nonetheless many people imitated them soon.

 

In reality getting a good network of people is far more important than financial success and possessions.

 

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Emotion, Arousal, Attention and Flow: Chaining Emotional States to ...

An overview of how designing for emotion relates to UX and flow, how the appearance and interaction of products communicate a personality to the user, and how e

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The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace | Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Psychology of Kindness in the Workplace | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

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Mary Meduna, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:35 PM

How are you doing at caring about your own well being?

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:44 PM

Kindness is an important feature of healthy communities

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Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
"Cherry Blossoms at Jogo Castle" (2006) | click to enlarge. “I never used Excel at work but I saw other people making pretty graphs and thought, ‘I could probably draw with that,’” says 73-year old...

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:03 PM

An amazing example of what a creative spirit can do with even the most unusual of tools. Beautiful artwork!

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UX Strategy: Let’s Stop Building Usable Wrong Things

UX Strategy: Let’s Stop Building Usable Wrong Things | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Free poster of this animation and related white paper on UX strategy

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Safe in Our Archives – The New Inquiry

Safe in Our Archives – The New Inquiry | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

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FastTFriend's curator insight, May 28, 2013 1:43 AM

There will no sense of self that doesn’t take into account how the self has been or will be recorded, how that self will turn up as an artifact of online searches.