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Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It | Fast Company | The Future Of Business

The ability to learn is about more than building and strengthening neural connections.<p>Thinking with a sleep-deprived brain is like hacking your way through a dense jungle with a machete. Its overgrown, slow going, exhausting.

The Brain

3 biggest misconceptions about the music industry and Jay-Z’s Tidal (which is doomed anyway)

The verdict is out: Tidal is likely headed toward a wipe out.Virtually every tech and music publication — with the predictable exception of Billboard …

Music Industry

Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

In a storage room on the top floor of one of the Smithsonian's fortresslike buildings, a legendary athlete is playing with artificial hearts. …

Silicon Valley

Quick Study: Benjamin Voyer on the psychology of teamwork

Quick StudyBenjamin Voyer on the psychology of teamwork<p>Why natural leaders always emerge in group situations<p>Prospero<p>Jan 2nd 2015<p>by A.C.B.<p><i>BENJAMIN</i> …

Psychology

The Wire in HD (updated with video clips)

December 3, 2014<p>This tale begins and ends with a fellow named Bob Colesberry, who taught me as much as he could about filmmaking in the three or four …

Filmmaking

The Art Of The Interview: Dick Cavett On How To Elevate A Q&A

Legendary entertainer and talk show host Dick Cavett distinguished himself with a conversational, erudite style. Now Cavett opens up about conducting the kind of interviews that leave nothing interesting behind.<p>There are talk show hosts, and then there’s Dick Cavett.<p>The current late show landscape …

The Workplace

The migration numbers game

Given the rambunctious immigration debate in countries around the world, it is tempting to believe that the globe is awash with migrants.<p>Whether it …

Immigration

Diplomacy and religion: When foreign policy was closer to heaven, and hell

Diplomacy and religionWhen foreign policy was closer to heaven, and hell<p>Religious leaders understand diplomacy, but do diplomats understand …

Pope Francis prays alongside Grand Mufti in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

Pope treads carefully in footsteps of predecessor in ‘moment of silent adoration’ to mark religious cooperation during Turkey visit<p>In a gesture designed to highlight his commitment to inter-faith dialogue, Pope Francis conducted a silent prayer alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue …

An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff

Punch A Hole In The Sky<p>Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book <i>The Right Stuff</i> to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts …

Who the Kurds are

The Economist explainsWho the Kurds are<p>Rarely have the Kurds received so much attention. But who are they exactly?<p>The Economist explains<p>Oct 28th …

Kevin Spacey’s Top 3 Tips For Better Storytelling. Yes, That Kevin Spacey

It’s Kevin Spacey they wanted, and Kevin Spacey they got.<p>Some 2,500 attendees gave the actor a standing ovation as he took the stage at Content …

Why Japan leads the world in high-speed trains

The Economist explainsWhy Japan leads the world in high-speed trains<p>The Economist explains<p>Jun 10th 2014<p>by E.H.<p>MANY countries seem obsessed with …

Stellan Skarsgård: Nobody should think they have God on their side

The actor on fatherhood and respect, religion and wrath – and why he’d do anything for Lars von Trier<p><b>The actor</b> <b>Paul Bettany</b> <b>once said some things about you and I wanted to check if they are accurate. Is that OK?</b> <br>Sure.<p><b>He said: “In every city he knows the best place to eat oysters…”</b> <br>Yeah, probably. Not …

What did Palestine look like in 1896?

A film footage of Palestine in 1896 was recently published online thanks to Lobster Films. It shows Palestinians of all faiths – Christians, Jews and …

Iraqis living under Isis rule in Mosul begin to show resistance

Despite military triumphs, Islamist militants are losing hearts, minds and obedience of residents who have had enough<p>Iraqis living under Isis rule in Iraq, where non-Sunni residents have been forced from their homes and tens of mosques have been deemed idolatrous and marked for destruction, have …

Foreign Policy

Journal | GAZA AND THE LOSS OF CIVILIZATION

Between the two of them we got to see some harrowing things - Palestinian houses hemmed in by wire mesh and boards to prevent settlers…