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Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

When it comes to design thinking, the bloom is off the rose. Billed as a set of tools for innovation, design thinking has been enthusiastically and, to some extent, uncritically adopted by firms and universities alike as an approach for the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. …

Design Thinking

The Melting Arctic Is a Real-Time Horror Story — Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

Last week, scientists learned that 40-foot piles of compacted sea ice — some of the oldest and most durable clusters in the Arctic — are breaking …

Global Warming

Solopreneurs Swear By These Tech Tools To Streamline And Get More Done

One of the toughest things about starting your own business is that period of time when it’s just you. You are the founder, the marketer, the publicist, the developer, the list goes on and on. And wearing that many hats becomes nearly impossible very quickly as your business grows. But with a …

Creative Work

9 Mantras For Anxiety That Experts Use Themselves

Try one of these phrases the pros rely on.<p>Anxiety is universal. The American Psychological Association defines the feeling as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” And most people experience it in their lives at one …

Columbia University

10 Days of Silence in a Buddhist Monastery

If you could do anything in the world for your birthday, what would you do? Celebrate with friends on a private island? Fly all your loved ones to …

Hot Springs

Why LSD and MDMA Drugs Are Making a Comeback for Science

It's a psychedelic renaissance.<p>Psychedelic science is making a comeback.<p>Scientific publications, therapeutic breakthroughs, and cultural endorsements …

Psychedelia

Another epic economic collapse is coming

By George F. Will<p>George F. Will<p>Columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people …

Opinion

Why taking ayahuasca is like having a near-death experience

A psychedelic drug taken as part of the South American plant brew ayahuasca produces effects that are strikingly similar to near-death experiences, a …

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory.<p>Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and …

What Does Science Tell Us About The Key Secret To Happiness

What are your goals?<p>Become an entrepreneur. Climb the corporate ladder. Make more money.<p>It maybe to travel the world as a digital nomad.<p>But the …

Our Grand Delusion

Z<i>en teacher Norman Fischer was born in Pennsylvania in 1946 to observant Jewish parents. As a child he prayed regularly. He became obsessed with</i> …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

How cosmic is the cosmos?

Ever since Heisenberg and Tagore, physicists have flirted with Eastern philosophy. Is there anything in the romance?<i>By Zeeya Merali</i>Read at Aeon

I'm Addicted to Silent Meditation and I've Never Felt Better

Vipassana retreats offer ten days of meditation with no talking, reading, cell phones, or jerking off. I recently went on my fifth.<p>Three years ago, I signed up for a silent meditation retreat called a vipassana. For ten days, I shared a room with four other guys, went without speaking to anyone, …

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future

Since the 1940s, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has endured two tsunamis and two hurricanes, but locals say they have never experienced anything like the thunderstorm that drenched the island this month.<p>"The rain gauge in Hanalei broke at 28 inches within 24 hours," said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura of …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

11 Easy Tips to Teach Your Kids Time Management Skills

Hurry up. Do you know what time it is? Let's go. What's taking you so long? Do you sometimes feel like you're raising a bunch of dawdlers with no …

A guy did ayahuasca 4 days straight. Here’s what he learned

If you looked into the world’s most honest mirror, what would you see? The question above comes from the writer Sean Illing. In a recent issue of the …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Patagonia

Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama.

For 10 days during an Introduction to Buddhism course, we recited the words of the Dalai Lama.<p>There were 100 students, and each morning, before our …

A Vietnamese Zen master’s simple advice on how to build generosity of spirit

Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh probably makes for a very good houseguest. He abides by a simple practice: Whenever you visit someone’s home, do their dishes for them.<p>Not only is this a nice thing to do for someone else, Thich Nhat Hanh says that it helps cultivate a spirit of generosity. Washing …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …