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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

<b>Carl Sagan</b> (November 9, 1934–December 20, 1996) was many things — a cosmic sage, voracious reader, hopeless romantic, and brilliant philosopher. But above all, he endures as our era’s greatest patron saint of reason and critical thinking, a master of the vital balance between skepticism and …

Tchaikovsky on Work Ethic vs. Inspiration

I recently stumbled upon a recurring theme articulated by both Jack White and Nick Cave, a concept that flies in the face of our cultural mythology about how creativity works — the idea that just showing up and doing the work, or what Jonah Lehrer calls “grit,” the same quality that Ira Glass says …

Meet A Man Who Has Slept Only 4.5 Hours A Day For 2 Years

"The biggest benefit is that I have about two months of extra time each year. Time is the most valuable resource in our lives," Dubovoy told Business Insider.<p>Most people follow a monophasic sleep schedule, which involves seven to eight hours of continuous sleep every night. But Dubovoy, now 22, …

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NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2013

These are the albums we loved the most this year. In what we've written about each one below, you can see what we felt should be rewarded, what shook us up and what sucked us in over the 12 months of 2013.<p>Not every one of the 22 different people with bylines here agree on which albums did any of …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

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31 Excellent Records You Might Have Missed In 2013

It’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that comes out, but you should try — or revisit — these fantastic albums.

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