David Southward

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No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

Source: copyright by www.ochrint.org<p>No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all …

Psychology

The Critical Zone of Science and Politics: An Interview with Bruno Latour

<i>BRUNO LATOUR HAS NEVER been easy to pin down. He straddles disciplines, from sociology to philosophy, and for the last four decades has been a</i> …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

Here’s the Secret to Communicating With Irrational, Angry or Crazy People

We all have to deal with our share of hotheads and crazies. What does research say works with them?<p>First off, you can’t get angry too. Because then …

Anger Management

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Time Management

The Wave to Come

When the storm turns out to be less severe than the warnings, there’s always a sigh of relief–and maybe a bit of over-confidence after the fact. If …

Globalization

Why idle moments are crucial for creativity

Our brains are at their most innovative when they are resting, so why aren’t we making time for quiet reflection?<p>Last month, both the US Department of Homeland Security and the UK Department of Transport issued a new ban. Passengers flying from certain areas of North Africa and the Middle East can …

Creativity

How Western civilisation could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern …

War

The curse of the people who never feel pain

Pain is the body's way of telling us to be careful – but there are some who go their entire lives without feeling it. Could their disorder unlock new ways to safely deal with chronic pain?<p>At the Institute of Human Genetics in Aachen, Germany, Dr Ingo Kurth is preparing for a rather unusual …

Pain

Why talking to yourself is the first sign of… success

A London dentist stopped looking in other people’s mouths and started opening his own. The results may be something for everyone to chew on.<p>Eugene Gamble spent most of his career as a dentist in London, quietly and diligently working on people’s teeth. Then, three years ago, he decided to give up …

Real Estate

The robot scabs are coming to take your jobs

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you live in a developed or rapidly developing nation, you and your children will grow old in a world in which most people will not work, because the robots will take your jobs.<p>Every new report shows the machine replacement of human labor is accelerating, with job creation by new …

Artificial Intelligence

Is this the beginning of the end for neoliberalism?

Your editorial on the French elections (11 April), with its encouraging mention of the rise of the higher tax and spend candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, failed to mention possibly his biggest electoral draw: the fact that he is a leftwing protectionist. Prior to the 2012 election, polls showed that …

Economics

Australia is no longer the home of the 'fair go', says report

Country is less fair, less safe and has more people in prison than comparable nations, says Community Council of Australia<p>A report by the Community Council of Australia has shattered perceptions that Australia is a country of the “fair go”, finding it is less fair, less safe, and with a higher …

Australia

Butter and salt are not a problem when it comes to heart disease, top surgeon claims

Butter, crisps and salt are "not a problem" and eating them will not cause heart disease, a top cardiac surgeon has claimed.<p>Samer Nashef, a consultant surgeon at Papworth hospital, suggested people should not modify their lifestyles to stop high cholesterol, which can trigger heart attacks and …

Virtual reality helps Germany catch last Nazi war criminals

Lack of knowledge no longer an excuse as precise 3D model of Auschwitz, showing gas chambers and crematoria, helps address atrocities<p>German prosecutors and police have developed 3D technology to help them catch the last living Nazi war criminals with a highly precise model of Auschwitz.<p>The virtual …

Auschwitz

'Emergency' need for exorcists after surge in people dabbling in Satanism and black magic

Exorcists are in urgent demand as a result of a sharp rise in people dabbling in Satanism and the occult, experts from the Catholic Church in Italy and the US said.<p>Speaking in tongues, levitating and vomiting nails may seem far-fetched to most people, but church experts insist there is a need to …

Google Executive: You Can Win Every Interview With These 6 Steps

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Laszlo Bock originally published this post on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo on LinkedIn.</i><p>Three unbelievably cool things happened to me …

Employment

Find Out What Job Best Matches Your Personality

Feeling the itch to change jobs, or even careers? Before you take the plunge, try this quiz to see which job best fits your personality.<p>Developed in …

Psychology

This Mathematician Says Big Data Is Causing a 'Silent Financial Crisis'

When there is wrongdoing in fields that are both complex and opaque, it often takes a whistle-blower to inform the public. That’s exactly what former …

Occupy Movement

Zygmunt Bauman: Behind the world's 'crisis of humanity' | Trump

<i>Zygmunt Bauman, one of the most prominent philosophers of our time, passed away last week. Last year, he gave his last major TV interview to Al Jazeera. It was a conversation that took place while strong winds of change swept across the world. We talked to him shortly after the UK voted for Brexit</i> …

Inconceivable

IBM's Chief Innovation Officer Looks Back On Nearly 40 Years Of Breakthroughs

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the …

Great Depression

What Nazi Hunters Reveal About the Way We See History

As trials of former Nazis wend their way through the German legal system, as Eliza Gray explores in the latest issue of TIME, everyone involved knows …

World History

Scientists can tell when your motives are truly altruistic, and when you’re secretly being selfish

There are plenty of generous people in the world who choose to donate huge sums of money and expect nothing in return aside from, say, their name engraved in 3-foot high letters on a major landmark. Of course, you might suspect them of having some ulterior motive, but it’s very hard to prove that …

Psychology

The best prescription for mental health? Sometimes it’s just a job

As I found from experience, work improves wellbeing – but only with the proper support in place for those with illness and disabilities<p>It almost got lost. In a major report this week, one little point almost got lost. Intended to announce the “biggest transformation of mental health care in a …

Mental Health

This Little Known Law Explains Why Most Companies Fail | Inc.com

The most perceptive commentary on corporate culture I've ever read was in a book of British political satire Yes, Minister.<p>In the first chapter, the titular minister, who ran on a platform of "Open Government" receives on his first day at work a white paper entitled "Open Government," prepared by …

Health Care

A Point of View: Can your name shape your personality?

<b>Does what we're called have any bearing on who we are? Writer Will Self echoes Juliet's famous question, and attempts an examination of self (and Self).</b><p>When Juliet desires her lover Romeo to abandon his patrimony so as to take possession of her, she utters these immortal lines: "What's in a name? …

Language

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

Public Speaking