Bradley Schaffner

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A new way to reform: 'Democracy vouchers' vs. Citizens United

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Democracy vouchers" could be coming to an election near you.<p>Last week, more than 60% of Seattle voters approved the so-called "Honest Elections" measure, or Initiative 122, a campaign finance reform plan offering a novel way of steering public funds to candidates who are willing to swear …

Government

5 New Secrets to Achieving Your Goals, Backed By Research

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes …

Eight ways to be more creative and insightful | Toronto Star

Studying insight poses challenges. I’d love to stuff someone in a brain scanner and wait for them to have an insight. But that’s not practical. So we …

Here's the best way to tell if someone's lying, according to science

The problem is that most of these experiments focus on people's ability to spot untruths on their own. What would happen if people pooled their cognitive resources and worked together to suss out dishonesty?<p>That's the premise of new research led by Nadav Klein, a doctoral student at the University …

Do These 7 Things to Get (and Stay) Motivated

How do you stay motivated and inspired? How can you keep your passion, your excitement, fired up? By reviewing these self-motivators on a regular …

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need …

The Ultimate Science-Based Guide to Creating Habits that Stick

At one point in time, Aristotle was called The Philosopher. Not A philosopher — THE philosopher.<p>His work had such an impact that he became synonymous …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

How to Make Friends as an Adult

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An etiquette primer – for young and old

When it comes to teaching etiquette to children and teens, Nancy Kosik covers a lot of ground. Here are her top six pointers (which also happen to …

Text Messaging

Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

10 top writing tips and the psychology behind them

There are plenty of folks happy to tell you how to write better, just as any doctor will tell you to “eat right and exercise.” But changing your …

Creative Writing

This Fun Creative Writing Exercise Will Change Your Life

by Joe BuntingI’m sure this never happens to you, but there are times when I don’t feel very creative. We just had a new baby (our second), bought a …

Creative Writing

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, And Other Top Storytellers

Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction is jammed with storytelling wisdom from some of world’s top fantasy writers. Here’s some of it.<p>What the hell is a Story Lizard? In <i>Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction</i> (Abrams Books, October 15), Story Lizards …

Creative Writing

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

Creative Writing

DOK = Critical Thinking

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Depth of Knowledge (DOK) It is about CRITICAL THINKING! Not Verbs! DOK 1 Memorize DOK 2 Thinking DOK 3 strategic Thinking …

Twenty Cognitive Biases That Could Be Helping You Make Bad Decisions

The human mind is a beautiful thing. Our ability to perceive, manage and express our individual experiences has been a huge reason for our success as …

The 10 Commandments of a Rational Discussion

Logical fallacies run rampant during a passionate debate. It’s imperative you know how to spot a logical fallacy in order to elevate a discussion and …

Improving critical thinking

<b>Posted:</b> October 21, 2015 | <b>Author:</b> Greg Ashman | <b>Filed under:</b> Uncategorized |8 Comments<p>A few months back, I jumped into a discussion of this article in …

Gottfried Leibniz: Philosophy In An Hour

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was the archetypal caricature genius. He lived a life rich in incidents of high farce, of whose nature he was seldom …

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its …

Download 135 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche & Wittgenstein

Just wanted to give you a quick heads up that we've recently spun out a collection of Free Philosophy eBooks (from our larger, more diverse …

The Great Philosophers 3: Epicurus

The Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus was born in 341 BC, on the island of Samos, a few miles off the coast of modern Turkey. He had an unusually …

Active inference, communication and hermeneutics.

Related Articles<b>Active inference, communication and hermeneutics.</b>Cortex. 2015 Jul;68:129-43Authors: Friston KJ, Frith CDAbstract<br>Hermeneutics refers …

Machine Learning

The History of Philosophy Visualized

Simon Raper at Drunks & Lampposts has composed a data visualization of the relations of influence among philosophers. This was put together to …

What is the Self? Watch Philosophy Animations Narrated by Stephen Fry on Sartre, Descartes & More

Colin Marshall in Open Culture:<p>If you’ve followed our recent philosophy posts, you’ve heard Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) speak on what makes us …

Why Epicurus Matters Today

Epicurean is a dirty word. It calls to mind things we all are supposed to avoid: gluttony, desire, consumerism. That is if the word is recognized at …

A handbook of logical fallacies

As students return to school in the coming months, freshmen the world over will open their Philosophy 101 textbooks and make the first steps to …

Critical Thinking

Locke: Knowledge of the External World

The problem of how we can know the existence and nature of the world external to our mind is one of the oldest and most difficult in philosophy. The …

A Teaching Philosophy Built on Knowledge, Critical Thinking and Curiosity - Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

I believe that success – whether personal or professional – is generated from three critical building blocks: knowledge, critical thinking, and …