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Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror. Thinkers as early as Aristotle observed that man is, by nature, a social creature.

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same. You’ve probably seen this effect—perhaps you are a victim of it.

The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

You feel alienated from mainstream culture and want to make a statement that you are not part of it. You think about wearing different clothes, experimenting with a new hairstyle, or even trying unconventional makeup and grooming products. Scientists Determine Four Personality Types Based on New Data. Average people are high in neuroticism and extraversion, while low in openness.

Scientists Determine Four Personality Types Based on New Data

This is the most common personality type. Credit: Northwestern University Researchers led by Northwestern Engineering’s Luis Amaral sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents to find at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist — average, reserved, self-centered, and role model — challenging existing paradigms in psychology. “People have tried to classify personality types since Hippocrates’s time, but previous scientific literature has found that to be nonsense,”said co-author William Revelle, professor of psychology at Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Intuitive-dance. A few years ago, I met an old woman in a remote Mayan village in the jungle of Chiapas, Mexico.


We talked a little and smiled a lot, made easy friends, and at the end I asked how old she was. She raised puzzled eyebrows, “How...what?” Expat Insider 2017 The InterNations Survey. Neuroscience Discovers That Your Brain Can Literally Be on the Same Wavelength as Someone Else's.

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Why Tribal Societies Work: An Introduction. By John Gowdy / Aug 21, 2012.

Why Tribal Societies Work: An Introduction

We Asked Men and Women to Wear Sensors at Work. They Act the Same but Are Treated Very Differently. Executive Summary Numerous reasons have been proposed for why gender inequality remains frustratingly stagnant.

We Asked Men and Women to Wear Sensors at Work. They Act the Same but Are Treated Very Differently

One persistent argument says it’s because of differences in men and women’s behavior. But do men and women act all that differently? An analysis of men and women’s behavior in one company suggests that the difference in their promotion rates wasn’t due to their behavior but to how they were treated. Women had the same number of contacts as men, they spent as much time with senior leadership, they had indistinguishable work patterns, and they scored equally in performance evaluations. Gender equality remains frustratingly elusive. Which raises the question: Do women and men act all that differently? We decided to investigate whether gender differences in behavior drive gender differences in outcomes at one of our client organizations, a large multinational firm, where women were underrepresented in upper management.

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Cooperation. Emphaty. Social relations. Study reveals the brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females. The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Study reveals the brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females

A team of researchers led by Dr. Elliott Albers, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Regents' Professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State University, and graduate student Joseph I. Terranova, has discovered that serotonin (5-HT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance. Because dominance and aggressiveness have been linked to stress resistance, these findings may influence the development of more effective gender-specific treatment strategies for stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders. See Also: Sex differences in brain may underlie neurodevelopmental disorders more common in males "These results begin to provide a neurochemical basis for understanding how the social brain works quite differently in males and females," said Albers.

Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common. “There is no science without fancy, and no art without facts,” Vladimir Nabokov famously proclaimed.

Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerability and What Resilient People Have in Common

This Video Dispels Every "Nature VS Nurture" Myth You've Ever Heard. The Implications are Profound. Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity – Chapter One. Chapter One – Emancipation.

Summary of Zygmunt Bauman’s Liquid Modernity – Chapter One

Zygmunt Bauman interview: Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap” Zygmunt Bauman has just celebrated his 90th birthday and taken two flights from his home in the northern British city of Leeds to get to an event in Burgos, northern Spain.

Zygmunt Bauman interview: Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap”

He admits to being tired as we begin the interview, but he still manages to express his ideas calmly and clearly, taking his time with each response because he hates giving simple answers to complex questions. Since developing his theory of liquid modernity in the late 1990s – which describes our age as one in which “all agreements are temporary, fleeting, and valid only until further notice” – he has become a leading figure in the field of sociology.

Collectivism vs. individualism. "Individualism is at once an ethical-psychological concept and an ethical-political one. As an ethical-psychological concept, individualism holds that a human being should think and judge independently, respecting nothing more than the sovereignty of his or her mind; thus, it is intimately connected with the concept of autonomy. As an ethical-political concept, individualism upholds the supremacy of individual rights ... " -- Nathaniel Branden HERE "Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). " -- Ayn Rand "Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

" -- Ayn Rand. Another Look at Modern Human Communication. Communication ways in the 21st century, trap or hope? Ever since the beginning of the human race, when our ancestors were fighting saber-toothed tigers, communication among individuals within the primitive societies was already serving a extremely important function for the sake of survival. At that time people would gather around a bonfire, with food ready at hand, and start conversations with topics of all kinds. They wound talk about protection and education of the young, they would argue about the skills for hunting animals with their own experience, they would also share stories of an earlier time that shared by their ancestors.

Communication contributed to the mind-blowing success of the human race. People Spend More Time in a Year on Digital Media than Everything Else Combined. How facial features drive our first impressions. 28 July 2014Last updated at 15:23 ET By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News. Here's What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain. It's Kind of Shocking. What Facebook Is Doing to Your Brain Is Kind of Shocking. Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms. Please read: Mapping a Coalition for the Commons. Rethinking Social Networking. Four years ago, Facebook had 100 million users. Today, it has close to a billion. It’s tough to remember a time when every article on the internet wasn’t covered with share buttons, or when you couldn't "like" something by clicking a little thumbs-up icon.

Thegodmolecule: here is a tribe in Africa where... Would You Walk Past Your Mom Without Speaking? If She Were Homeless, You Might. A few years ago, when my uncle passed away, I was surprised to learn that he’d lived in Los Angeles, where I live, for several years. He suffered from mental health issues, and my family had lost regular contact with him. Dr Paul Howard Jones - What is the Internet Doing to our Brains? The Birth And Death Of Privacy: 3,000 Years of History Told Through 46 Images — The Ferenstein Wire. Increased urban density and skyrocketing rents in the major cities has put pressure on communal living. “We’re seeing a shift in consciousness from hyper-individualistic to more cooperative spaces…We have a vision to raise our families together.” ~ Jordan Aleja Grader, San Francisco resident.