Stephen Motyl

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The one bi-weekly ritual that radically increased my happiness

When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to find friends.<p>We knew nearly no one but were sure we'd soon find a fun-loving group like the 20- and 30-something New Yorkers who spontaneously dropped in on one another on TV shows …

New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965.<p>During the 1960s, neuroscientists Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed an influential new theory of pain. At the time, researchers were struggling to explain the phenomenon. Some believed that specific …

Neurophilosophy

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …

False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

Asking yourself three simple questions each week can help you avoid the false hustle.<p>It’s easy to be busy; it’s hard to be productive. Raise your hand if you’ve spent entire days answering “quick” email after “quick” email; spent hours in your task manager organizing your tasks for productivity; …

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We dream of fish in our future.

Poached salmon with cucumber pickle and dill crème fraîche recipe by Jamie Oliver Food Tube vlogger Donal Skehan

The vlogger dubbed 'The Irish Jamie' reveals his stand-out salmon dish<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>For the salmon</b><br>600g side of salmon<br>1 onion, sliced<br>1 lemon, sliced<br>2 good handfuls of dill<br>50ml white wine for the cucumber pickle<br>4 tbsp cider vinegar<br>4 tbsp caster sugar<br>½ tbsp salt<br>1 small shallot, very thinly sliced<br>1 cucumber, …

Jamie Oliver

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

High-Tech Tuna Researcher Uncovers Marvels of the Big Fish

Stanford professor Barbara Block has pioneered tagging and tracking tools.<p>We met 30 years ago, Barbara Block and I, over the body of a huge Pacific blue marlin. We were standing on the dock at Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, on opposite sides of the table supporting the fish. Professor …

How to Reason

1<p><b>Be open-minded.</b> <i>Errare humanum est</i>- to err is human. We are all short-sighted, and very often see but only one side of a matter, thereby failing to …

Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

6 Foolproof Ways to Perfect Your Pitch | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are never finished pitching. From the day they first sell friends and family on a pie-in-the-sky business idea all the way through to the IPO roadshow, entrepreneurs must continually craft the perfect pitch. The problem is, not all business owners are born pitchmen.<p>That's where Ron …

Read This Now and You, Too, Can "Talk Like TED"

I was giving a speech at my father’s retirement banquet and I can tell you – I was a nervous wreck. It’s one thing to speak on marketing to an …

How the Innovation Economy is Turning Makers Into Manufacturers

Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired, is the cofounder of 3D Robotics, which sells small UAVs. How did he make the jump from editor to entrepreneur? These are the three factors lowering the barriers of entry.<p><b>Four years ago, when I was a magazine</b> editor, I bought one of the first …

Manufacturing