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Dec. 14, 1799: The excruciating final hours of President George Washington

It was a house call no physician would relish. On Dec. 14, 1799, three doctors were summoned to Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Va., to attend to a …

Medicine

Eine Datei ersetzt kein Buch

Eine Bibliothek ohne Bücher? Für Michael Knoche ist das undenkbar. Die Digitalisierung von Beständen sei wichtig, sie dürfe aber nicht dazu führen, …

Bücher

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, How the Brain Constructs the World, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Two new studies shed light on the processes that underlie the integration and storage of sensory information.Source: SISSA.How are raw …

Neuroscience

Have Scientists Found the Brain's "Engine"?

Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw. <br>Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain? <br>Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people …

Engage Your Audience

• 28 November 2014<br>• By Ffion Lindsay<p><b>A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring</b> …

What Do Our Brains Actually Do While We Sleep?

Why do we dream during sleep? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Mariano Sigman, Founder of the Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory of the University of Buenos Aires, on Quora:<p>The brain …

Reading stories creates universal patterns in the brain

New research shows that when we hear stories, brain patterns appear that transcend culture and language. There may be a universal code that underlies …

5 Ways To Market A Memoir When No-One Knows Who You Are

<b>As writers, we often feel like we are howling into the wind, throwing our words out into the world with no one listening.</b> <i>But there are ways that you</i> …

Writing

Here's Why We Should Actually Listen to Creationists About Evolution

Just hear us out on this one.<p>Can we learn from creationists – people who deny evolution? I think so. It is not enough to say, as Richard Dawkins …

New Discovery Points to Life on Earth Nearly 4 Billion Years Ago

Way older than we previously thought!<p>Time to add even more candles to life's birthday cake – around another 150 million of them, to be precise.<p>Rocks …

Extinction

Researchers Have Developed Microchips That Behave Like Brain Cells

"Holy grail" of computing.<p>The human brain is used as a comparison for how computer's function. But, honestly, computers are nothing like human …

Tonga Was Once The Heart of a Mighty Trading Empire in Prehistoric Oceania

A forgotten history.<p>Tonga was once at the centre of a vast trading empire stretching 500,000 square kilometres (193,000 square miles) across the …

Archaeology

Here's How Colours Really Affect Our Brain And Body, According to Science

You'd be surprised.<p>Red makes the heart beat faster. You will frequently find this and other claims made for the effects of different colours on the …

Storyteller’s Rulebook: Readers Are Hungry for Conversation

When we pick up a book, we start reading it <i>provisionally</i>, wondering, “Am I actually going to read this whole damn thing?” And our answer is always …

Writing

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

I, Cyborg

<i>[Image by Ansellia Kulikku. Photograph source: Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne de Boulogne and Adrien Tournachon, "Figure 78: Scene of coquetry,"</i> …

University of Washington

The Believer - That Crafty Feeling

I’ve been asked to speak about “some aspect of craft.” I dithered over this lecture. I always dither over lectures, never more than when they’re …

Writing

Digital Leadership: Leading successfully in the age of digital transformation

Part 1: An Introduction<p>This is the first in a series of x articles on the topic of <i>Digital Leadership</i>. I am Thomas Euler, a managing consultant at Eck …

Digital Leadership? Der Großteil führt noch klassisch

In unserer Blogreihe über die Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt und ihre Folgen für Unternehmen geht es heute um das Kernstück der Digitalen …

Digitale Wirtschaft

Five False Beliefs That Keep Managers From Becoming Leaders

You don’t turn an ordinary workplace into a Human Workplace by putting a sign on the door. It doesn’t happen because you install a lactation room (although I highly recommend that you do!) or start an employee suggestion program.<p>The path to a Human Workplace is mental. It’s a shift in perspective. …

Leadership

Leading in Times of Trauma

Once in a great while, tragic circumstances present us with a challenge for which we simply cannot prepare. The terrorist attacks of last September immediately come to mind, but managers and their employees face crises at other times, too. Tragedies can occur at an individual level—an employee is …

Why Motivating Others Starts with Using the Right Language

The seven members of the offers team gathered for their weekly standup at the New York-based technology startup. There had been misconnects the …

Santa Fe

Your brain always has a backup plan

You may not always be consciously considering a Plan B when you're making a decision, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Queen's University researchers have discovered that the human brain's motor neurons will prepare for multiple actions before making a decision. The team learned this by …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

Prioritize Your Life Before Your Manager Does It for You

In their several years of working together, Jin-Yung had never really negotiated with her manager. She would simply say yes even if it threw her life …

Management

The Copy Editing and Proofreading Checklist All Writers Need

Whether you are hired as a copy editor or a proofreader on a project or you’re revising your own work, you want to make sure you don’t miss anything. …

Erzählen im multimedialen Zeitalter - Text ist nicht alles

Erzählen im multimedialen ZeitalterText ist nicht alles<p>Display-Buttons werden durch aufgeschlagene Bücher dargestellt: Gesehen auf der Leipziger …

Seven Warning Signs Your Employee Isn't Coachable

“Well I’ve tried to coach Anne to collaborate better with her peers but she just doesn’t seem to get it”. This came with an exasperated sigh from Mary, one of my executive coaching clients who is trying to get a direct report to improve her peer relationships. “I can’t spend so much of my time …

Leadership

The truth about ancient Egypt

Tyrannical god-kings, feudal divisions, poisonings, treason – many of our
 long-held beliefs about ancient Egypt are based on misunderstandings 
and …