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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Stop Procrastinating! 10 Inspiring Quotes to Motivate You

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." – Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>Why do we procrastinate? It depends – not just on …

15 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others

<i>“You don’t overcome challenges by making them smaller but by making yourself bigger.”</i> – John C. Maxwell<p>When it comes to getting results, it takes …

Learning to Love Yourself

You deserve to love you, so others can love you the way you desire to be loved! Always be authentically yourself, and the right people will be in your life for the right reasons, when you are ready for it and them to show up. Be patient and know you deserve the best love life can bring to you, when …

Breakups

Experiencing Play 4 Agile

“I am just about to take off from the Frankfurt airport after 3 and a half days of intensive game experiences and social interactions with awesome …

Cards Against Humanity

14 absolutely mandatory things to enable fantastic teams…

Hi guys, with this post I want to explain 14 different characteristics of fantastic teams. During the last two years I have been developing myself in …

Why Agile Works

About the Authors<p><b>Michael de la Maza</b> is an agile consultant and angel investor. As an agile consultant, his major engagements have been with PayPal, …

I Want to Use Agile, but My Organization Doesn’t Want To

I Want to Use Agile, but My Organization Doesn’t Want To By Chris Moody Fear not agile warrior, you are not alone and help is on the way. They are …

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex problems, and productively and creatively develop products of the highest possible …

Be Happier: 9 Things the Happiest People Never Do

How you think--and what you do--matters a lot more than what you have.<p>Many people think happiness, both professional and personal, is based on having a bigger house, nicer car, larger income. It's all about better, faster, higher, <i>more</i>.<p>Yet the happiest people I know focus a lot more on what they <i>do</i>, …

New microfluidic device may speed up DNA insertion in bacteria, the first step in genetic engineering

Genetically engineering any organism requires first getting its cells to take in foreign DNA. To do this, scientists often perform a process called …

15 Quotes to Remind You to Love Yourself

Love yourself enough to remove yourself from anything you know isn't good for you.<br>When you begin to truly love yourself, negative influences, and …

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.<p>"Money is of no value …

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