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Unanimous A.I. Uses Human Swarms to Make Scary-Accurate Predictions

Here's how the human hive mind can predict the future.<p>If ants, birds, fish, and bees can pool their collective intelligence to make decisions, why …

Paranormal

How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It

Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the …

Harvard Business Review

Did you solve it? Are you smarter than an architect?

The solution to today’s 3D puzzle<p>In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you this puzzle:<p><i>Draw a 3-dimensional picture of a shape that goes through each of the holes above, exactly touching all sides as it passes through.</i><p>For further clarification, the piece is solid and when it goes through each hole, …

Mathematics

The Single Greatest Personal Growth Tool At Your Disposal…

And You Won’t Find It In A BookSource: StencilPut away your self help books. This one daily practice puts you on the fast track to making smarter …

Self-improvement

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. By tapping into your gut’s wisdom and harnessing your brain’s mindfulness, you can determine the …

Mindfulness

7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms

Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible. Our reality is almost …

Self-improvement

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

Short-Term Memory

Insightful Tips on How to Integrate Problem Based Learning in Your Classroom

November 23, 2014<br>Project based learning and problem based learning are two didactic approaches to learning that are often used interchangeably to …

Learning

Engaging Curious Minds

<i>How do we Engage Curious Minds?</i><p><b>We learn things well when we are interested in what we're learning about.</b> Passionate educators create learning …

The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency

Your ability to distinguish urgent and important tasks has a lot to do with your success. Flickr/outcast104<p><i>"The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency."</i><p>Oliver Emberton said that. It’s profound and so true. Urgency wrecks productivity. Urgent but …

Time Management

What Is Emotional Intelligence, Exactly? Here's the Entire Concept, Summed up in 1 Sentence

Tired of all the complex, theoretical definitions for emotional intelligence? We can actually sum up it up in a single, simple sentence.<p>Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as the …

Seriously, Mastering This Simple Skill Will Make You a Happier Person

In life, what you give power to has power over you. And as far as psychotherapist Jennice Vilhauer is concerned, that power is transferred through …

Happiness

The Perfect Notebook Designed To Replace Those Productivity Apps (video)

If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of productivity applications you have on your smartphone and need a little clarity and focus you may be …

Productivity

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much value to others. The million-dollar ideas inside your head …

With “King Arthur” and trite sequels like “Transformers,” this could be a summer of US film flops

The summer box-office season kicked off in May in the US and Canada. And Guy Ritchie’s <i>King Arthur: Legend of the Sword</i> marked the second weekend of the season witha paltry $14.7 million domestic debut. Its $43.8 million in worldwide returns didn’t come anywhere close to recovering the estimated …

Movies

The Explainer: Hidden Traps in Decision-Making

Harvard Business Review

A psychologist says a simple word swap can make you more successful on a daily basis

In her new book, "Insight," the psychologist Tasha Eurich argues that the more accurately you see yourself, the more successful you'll be.<p>To that end, she offers a bunch of strategies for getting to know yourself better, each one characterized by extreme efficiency and a focus on problem-solving …

Psychology

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

Happiness

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself When at a Crossroads

Are you facing a big decision? Are you stuck in a difficult spot? Answering these 5 questions will lead you to your best outcome.<p>A close colleague is wrestling with the fact that his business partnership is literally sucking the life out of him. He launched his company several years ago with a …

Self-improvement

32 life lessons I learned by age 32

In early January, I clinked glasses with my husband and a couple of close friends as I turned 32 (for those of you also with a late Dec/early Jan B-Day — I feel ya)!<p>I've never followed a conventional path and that's probably my favorite thing about my life so far. I've done most things on my terms …

Happiness

Making a Big Decision When You’re Not Sure What's Right

<b>“When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor Frankl</b><p>Over the last two and a half years I have made some …

Mind

15 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent, Even If You Don't Feel Like It

Emotional intelligence isn't about achieving perfection. It's about learning and growth.<p>Have you ever let emotion push you into doing something you later regretted? Or allowed your feelings to hold you back from something you really wanted to do?<p>Guess what? We all have.<p>Emotional intelligence, the …

Emotional Intelligence

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Diversity

7 Simple Phrases That Make People Really Trust You

When it comes to business and life, trust is everything. Here's how to get more of it.<p>No matter how honest we may be in our interactions with others, there's always the possibility that people may misconstrue our words to mean otherwise. Certain key phrases that we say, sometimes even without us …

Leadership

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Behavior

The 3 lists I make every day to stay focused and productive

I've spent a lot of time researching and honing habits of success in various areas of my life: diet, exercise, and personal development, to name a few.<p>Some of the most valuable habits I've identified go back to basics. They aren't anything fancy. In fact, all I need to complete them is something to …

Productivity

Apple acquires powerful iOS automation app Workflow, makes it available for free

Apple today acquired popular iOS tool Workflow, which allows users to combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes. According to TechCrunch, Apple finalized the deal today but financial details are not yet available.<p>In a statement, Workflow developer …

iOS

Understanding Philosophy

Insights from Philosophy provide an excellent basis and structured approach for personal development<p>The discipline of philosophy has traditionally …

Philosophy

Ten Reasons Why You Need a Journal for Your Creative Projects

There are tons of great apps available for tracking goals and ideas, but as with everything, sometimes the old ways are the best. If you are a writer …

Productivity