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Facebook versus Face-to-Face: As Shared Realities Have Disappeared, so Have Our Shared Truths

A lot of folks have begun talking about “fake news” and more broadly, the widespread decline of shared truths, of commonly agreed-upon sets of facts …

Buddhist Economics: How to Start Prioritizing People Over Products and Creativity Over Consumption

Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the latter, but the divergence between the two is arguably even more important the larger scale of nations and the global economy. What does it really mean to create <i>wealth</i> for people — for …

Neurocomic, a graphic novel about how the brain works – dive in here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/04/02/neurocomic-nobrow/

10 innovations that are transforming the sharing economy

The sharing economy transformation is a grassroots movement that is turning our business-as-usual practices of centralized, opaque decision-making …

Innovation

Public lecture: Changing our Monetary System. Why and How

Public lecture: Changing our Monetary System. Why and How - Q&A

Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies

In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on the nature of “nothing” — an inquiry that has occupied thinkers since the dawn of recorded thought and permeates everything from Hamlet’s iconic question to the boldest frontiers of quantum physics. That’s precisely what <i>New Scientist</i> …

The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases

Biases often work in surreptitious ways — they sneak in through the backdoor of our conscience, our good-personhood, and our highest rational convictions, and lodge themselves between us and the world, between our imperfect humanity and our aspirational selves, between who we believe we are and how …

Alan Watts on Money vs. Wealth

<i>“What would you do if money was no object?”</i> pioneering British philosopher Alan Watts, who popularized Zen teachings in the West, asked in one of his most memorable lectures. And yet, despite our best efforts not to worry about it, money <i>is</i> an object — so much so that it renders the question all the …

Schumacher College Insight: October - November 2013

Tiny House Documentary Goes Deep into the Movement

Tiny houses are definitely trending. Stimulated by the recession and increasing housing costs, as well as a desire to simplify and downsize, tiny …

The Economics of Entitlement: Does Money Make You Mean?

<i>Top image credit: marsmet531 / Foter.</i><p>When researchers at University of California, Berkeley, ran a study involving a rigged game of Monopoly, they …

Economics

Help Map the Quiet Revolution

In keeping with tradition, the Quiet Revolution will not be televised, but it is happening, nevertheless, in community gardens, coworking spaces, …

Revolution

Together: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis (2012)

85 min Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring …

Cooperatives

Want to Start the Airbnb of X? Near-Me Can Help

Michelle Regner knows first-hand that building a sharing platform from scratch is expensive, time consuming, and demanding. A former financial …

21 Technologies That Will Decentralize the World

Across the planet, new technologies and business models are decentralizing power and placing it in the hands of communities and individuals.<p>"We are …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

Millennials’ bold new business plan: Corporations with a conscience

Disillusioned with the baby boomers’ all-encompassing greed, young people are building a different kind of business<p>While some of the nation is buried under snow or parched with drought, I’m standing on a beach near Santa Barbara, Calif., in a summer shift, looking for Garrett Kababik, a millennial …

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today’s young …

From Occupy to Climate Justice

It’s an odd thing, really. in certain precincts of the left, especially across a broad spectrum of what could be called the economic left, our (by …

Climate

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose. We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of …

REconomy Project

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell" Edward Abbey<p>…..and economic growth drives the growth of only that which can be …

Dove Selfie | Redefining Beauty One Photo At A Time

Is Anything Real?

Chomsky: How Can We Escape the Curse of Economic Exploitation?

Humans are social beings, and the kind of creature that a person becomes depends crucially on the social, cultural and institutional circumstances of …

Human Rights