Calvin England

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A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Your Marriage of the Future: Seven Science Fiction Ideas about Relationships and Sex that Might Come True

I’m not a big science fiction reader, but I admire how the genre has just enough of a toehold in reality that it feels plausibly weird. It stakes out …

The best fully-baked stoner films of 2015

Take me to your DVD dealer. OK, 4/20 may be a few months away, but now is the perfect time to reflect on the year’s best stoner movies. No, not <i>American Ultra</i>. We mean the trippy, psychedelic adventures that got you going, “Woah, dude,” even if you weren’t under the influence. These laid-back visual …

Elena Miska creates Zenzine, a print magazine of collages, doodles and art for Adobe

When New York City designer Elena Miska was asked by Adobe to participate in a three-day graphic design live stream on AdobeLive.com, she decided it …

The Design Sprint — GV

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.<p>The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business …

Prototyping

Barbara Corcoran reveals what separates successful entrepreneurs from those that fail

"Shark Tank" co-host Barbara Corcoran says one-third of the entrepreneurs she invests in succeed. Here's what Corcoran says is the difference between the entrepreneurs that succeed and those who fail.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

This Popular Female CEO's Leadership Style May End the Debate on Best Leadership Style | Inc.com

In 2007, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen was in deep trouble. Their profit was stagnant, and the company stock price had taken a nose dive to $13.00. The brand suffered, and franchise owners were butting heads with corporate. It was a big mess.<p>Enter current CEO Cheryl Bachelder.<p>From 2008 through 2015, …

Leadership

Making a Choice: Is the Universe Mental or Physical?

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD<p>Science often makes strides by contradicting what we take for granted, and the biggest thing everyone takes for granted is the physical world. Our senses wrap themselves around tangible objects so naturally that …

Motivation: A Key Component of Emotional Intelligence

We’ve all heard of IQ (Intelligence Quotient), but what about EI (Emotional Intelligence)?<p>While<br>IQ is designed to measure intellectual intelligence, …

Emotional Intelligence

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You) | Inc.com

Imagine you could have a skill where--in any given conversation with colleagues, clients, or subordinates--you could be keenly aware of, and even experience, their feelings and thoughts.<p>Sounds like some X-Men-like psychic superpower right? Well, what if I told you that anyone can have this uncanny …

Empathy

How to Write a One-Page Business Plan

It's not as hard as you think.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is no easy feat, and at the backbone of every business is a solid business plan. Before those words scare you, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to do this.<p>In this video, …

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty–but morning types may be happier.<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other). What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by …

Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques

You're reading Design Stereotypes: Masculine and Feminine Design Techniques, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to …

Everyday Reality Is A Human Construct

By Deepak Chopra, MD<p>It is often overlooked that the role of spirituality was once the same as the role science plays today: to explain how Nature works. As science views reality, objective facts and rational thinking outstrip the traditional spiritual worldview, which explained Nature through …

Young People Unhappy, Drinking Less And Stressed

Frog’s 5 Steps To Predicting The Future

Of course predicting the future is impossible, but Frog can help you make an educated guess.<p>People everywhere wish they could look into a crystal ball and see their future–or at the very least, the future of their investments, business, and career. Frog, the global design consultancy, has developed …

Are there really only seven different types of beauty?

So now we know. Humanity’s Keatsian quest for the true meaning of beauty is effectively over, the subject sussed once and for all. It’s fully understood, in the same way particle physics fell into place when the Higgs boson was proven to exist. What makes you beautiful, asked the boy band. New …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Looking for Beauty in the Age of Design

Where, in the month of February, can a New Yorker turn in search of beauty? To the window, maybe, but at her own peril; what the skies giveth, in the form of a delicate Monday-afternoon coating of snow on sidewalks and branches, they taketh away by apoplectic, skyscraper-shaking rainstorm on …

On “Pure Design” and What Beauty Really Means

The question of what design is and what makes it good and the parallel question about the essence of beauty and its origin have long occupied the minds of artists, scientists, and philosophers alike. In <i>A Theory of Pure Design: Harmony, Balance, Rhythm</i> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>), originally …

New York's Cooper Hewitt Triennial explores the theme of beauty in design

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's fifth Design Triennial exhibition in New York examines the theme of beauty in contemporary design (+ …

Washington D.C.

In 2016, beauty will make a comeback in design and architecture

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Clear Your Mind by Breaking Your Worries Into Three Categories

Worries, fears, and errant thoughts can get the best of any of us at times. When your mind feels overwhelmed and cluttered, try this procedure for …

Think millennials have it tough? For 'Generation K', life is even harsher

“When I came to recently from surgery,” says Sarah, “the first words I’ve been told I uttered were not ‘mum’, or ‘nurse”, but ‘iPhone, iPhone’.”<p>Eighteen-year-old Sarah is part of the Smartphone generation, aged 14-21, who roughly follow the millennial generation the Guardian has been focusing on …

Cotton Candy

Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

It is my pleasure to post this guest essay by Dr. Hope Ferdowsian. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. I thank Lybi Ma for allowing me to share …

The Storm of Creativity: Meditating, Not (Necessarily) Producing

[<i>This is a guest post by Janine Utell, who is a Professor of English at Widener University in Pennsylvania. She teaches composition and 19th and 20th</i> …

Why creativity needs skeptics

Belsky explains how Walt Disney managed the creation of new ideas and stories for his company’s films. A man known more for his boundless creativity than for his scepticism, Disney developed a strict ‘three rooms’ process to ensure film ideas were creatively brilliant and structurally sound.<p>Each …

Get Your Creativity Flowing with Daily Practice

Get a free workbook with coaching from professional artist, Cherry Jeffs<p>Many of us put our creative passion projects off for “someday”, but unless we …

Creativity

Evolving Your Brand? Look Inwards.

No brand is static. Even if key elements, such as a logo, remain familiar over the course of decades--think of the iconic Nike swoosh, which has been around since the early 1970s--it must still change, even subtly, in order to stay fresh and grow.<p><b>Change the Context and Everything Changes</b><p>Instead of …