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Library of Canada.com » Page Not Found. How Music Works. You Are Not So Smart. The Topic(s): Placebo Sleep and Science The Guest: Christina Draganich The Episode: Download – iTunes – Stitcher – RSS – Soundcloud In 1998, The Journal of the American Medical Association published research that debunked therapeutic touch and moved the well-meaning mystical practice out of the kingdom of medicine and into the abandoned strip mall of quackery.
At the time, touch was enjoying a surge in popularity in hospitals and clinics. Practitioners claimed that they could manipulate mysterious energy fields and bring about healing by placing their hands above the bodies of the sick. The research that revealed therapeutic touch was bunk was based on a 9-year-old girl’s fourth-grade science fair project. One of the central themes of You Are Not So Smart is you are so bad at thinking, judging, and deciding that your species had to invent a tool to help you work on the sort of problems you, as a human, are terrible at solving.
Links and Sources The JAMA Study Emily Rosa and Therapeutic Touch. Five Manifestos for the Creative Life. By Kirstin Butler How a numbered list can start a personal revolution.
Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the pants. Here are five of our favorite contemporary manifestos that nudge ideas out of your head and into the hands of the world. We’ve long been fans of the amazing work of Frederick Terral, the creative visionary behind design studio Right Brain Terrain. You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. We can’t imagine more sound advice. Guidelines to get you from Point A to finished product, The Cult of Done Manifesto was written by tech guru Bre Pettis (of MakerBot fame) in collaboration with writer Kio Stark in 20 minutes, “because we only had 20 minutes to get it done.”
This is your life. There is an enemy. Books. E.D. Kain. Here’s another short song I wrote.
I call it ‘Drinking Song.’ Thanks for listening. Erik covers an oldie, but a goodie. It’s that time of year again. So these days, due to some very difficult personal issues going on in my life, I’m having an easier time writing music than actually writing. An original song by Erik Kain. We’re poised to bring the might of the US military to bear against Syria. The Ordinary Times fundraising drive continues. Anthony Weiner gets caught up in a second scandal, this time posing online as Carlos Danger.
Yes, yes, I know. On the new site design, name, and philosophy. More original music by Erik Kain. Original music by singer-songwriter Erik Kain. Since its inception, there have been two constants at the League: Change and Growth. If you’re interested in just how many people visited The League in 2012, who the top commenters were, or what our most popular posts happened to be, check out this nifty Annual Report that WordPress.com put together. What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs, Really?
If you enjoy the content on Neurotribes, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. Kobun Chino Otogawa, Steve Jobs' Zen teacher. One reason I was looking forward to reading Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Steve Jobs was my hope that, as a sharp-eyed reporter, Isaacson would probe to the heart of what one of the few entrepreneurs who really deserved the term “visionary” learned from Buddhism. By now, everyone knows the stories of how the future founder of Apple dropped acid, went to India on a quest for spiritual insight, met a laughing Hindu holy man who took a straight razor to his unkempt hair, and was married in a Zen ceremony to Laurene Powell in 1991.
I was curious how Jobs’ 20-year friendship with the monk who performed his wedding — a wiry, swarthily handsome Japanese priest named Kobun Chino Otogawa — informed his ambitious vision for Apple, beyond his acquiring a lifetime supply of black, Zen-ish Issey Miyake turtlenecks. Flowers at Tassajara.