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17 Ancient Quotes that can Fuel Your Success

Need to get more efficient at work? Do you ever have enough time to get it all done?<p>If you are struggling to find the time to fit it all in, here are …

Productivity

Gratitude: yes please or no thanks?

I’ve long espoused the benefits of gratitude. But critics have a point<p>Recently, the social critic Barbara Ehrenreich wrote an essay criticising the fashionable notion of gratitude as a path to happiness. This prompted an amusing spectacle: the proponents of gratitude attempted to demolish her …

The Zen of Coloring: 7 Lessons on Living a Happy, Mindful Life

<b>“The hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>I’ve been into mindfulness for a long time but having …

Artificial Intelligence: Gods, egos and Ex Machina

Even with its flaws, last year’s <i>Ex Machina</i> perfectly captured the curious relationship between artificial intelligence, God and ego. A tiny change in its closing moments would have given it an intriguing new dimension.<p>It’s taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about <i>Ex …

Headline-grabbing murders are not the only cases in which sanity has been disputed in the American courtroom. Susanna Blumenthal traces this litigation, revealing how ideas of human consciousness, agency, and responsibility have shaped American jurisprudence as judges struggled to reconcile Enlightenment rationality with new sciences of the mind.

“Susanna L. Blumenthal’s book is a thoughtful study of American law’s confrontation with insanity during the 19th century… <i>Law and the Modern Mind</i> …

Carnage and Connectivity: How Our Pursuit of Fun Wars Brought the Wars Home

<i>Editor’s Note: This essay is based upon David Betz’s recent book</i> Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power</i> …

The Needs of the Soul: Simone Weil on the Crucial Difference Between Our Rights and Our Obligations

“The notion of obligations comes before that of rights, which is subordinate and relative to the former. A right is not effectual by itself, but only in relation to the obligation to which it corresponds.”<p>I continue to consider the French writer, philosopher, and political activist, <b>Simone Weil</b> …

100 Great Books To Read In A Lifetime

by DARIUS FOROUX<p>Have you ever read a book that totally blew your mind? Books have the power to change your perspective on life.<p>How many times have …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

SpaceX

Words of wisdom: 7 memorable grad speeches

MANILA, Philippines – Commencement exercises come and go like the hot winds that blow over the country during summer.<p>Those who speak at graduation …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

100 Ways To Be A Gentleman

When I saw a friend’s Facebook post the other day about him being upset after he was abused by a woman for offering up his seat by that very said …