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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

8 Mistakes Our Brains Subconsciously Make Every Day

I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make <i>all the time</i>. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions.<p>Being aware of the mistakes we …

Critical Thinking

Intuition vs. Big Data: Think Fast & Think Slow?

“Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed.” …

10 Most Important Science Fiction Books About Superintelligence

The idea that humans might one day become superintelligent — or invent a superintelligent computer — is a staple of science fiction. It's also taken …

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

How Wearables Are Being Used For Social Good

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>Most wearables are focused on feeding off of self obsession: How many miles you ran in a day, how much stress you’re …