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Distortions. Our minds are wired to select and interpret evidence supporting the hypothesis “I'm OK”.

Distortions

A variety of mechanisms: conscious, unconscious, and social direct our attention to ignore the bad and highlight the good to increase our hope and reduce our anxiety. We work hard to retain the belief that “I'm OK” even when faced with significant losses. Reclusland. (pulling this out of the comments in my last post , because it deserves better than that) Being in-the-moment can open up a dimension of timelessness that gives us a sense of the Infinitely-Full.

Reclusland

And within/alongside that seems to be the partially full, into which we will likely drop back, again and again. Flame Fractals. Art and mathematics have a long but somewhat strained history.

Flame Fractals

Well, that’s not quite true. It isn’t the intersection of art and mathematics that’s problematic, but our limited ability to understand and appreciate that relationship. The polymath blog. 7 Deadly Sins of Creativity. Email Creativity is not just for artists and poets.

7 Deadly Sins of Creativity

Everybody has the potential to exercise their creative mind – to innovate new ways of accomplishing things that will ultimately make life easier and more gratifying. Creativity magnifies the effectiveness of our natural talents, generating elevated levels of success and happiness by helping us discover more efficient ways to do what we love to do. Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt. Alt. Build Blog. Tempus Edax Rerum. 10 Blogs By Entrepreneurs You Should Be Reading. The 99 Greatest blogs you aren't reading. What’s the best way to keep track of journalism and technology?

The 99 Greatest blogs you aren't reading

Read non-journalism blogs. 4chan. Doubt Will Set Ye Free. Mysterious Universe. Mosquito Cloud. Front Porch Republic. The Mirror of the Cosmos. Skeptical, Critical and Optimistic Thinking about Science from Sweden. Oftwominds. Robotic Nation Evidence. Afraid To Trade - By Corey Rosenbloom. Project Syndicate - A World of Ideas - the highest quality commentaries and analysis from distinguished voices.

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Accelerating Future. The Rational Ape. Rain City Story. 2leep.com: Connecting Bloggers. It Figures - Figures of Speech. No One Knows What the F*** They're Doing (or "The 3 Types of Knowledge") Stuff Asian People Like — This blog is devoted to stuff that asian ... Featured Post #127 Spitting Here is another contribution from Eurasian Sensation, who wrote Cheesy Ballads a few weeks ago.

Stuff Asian People Like — This blog is devoted to stuff that asian ...

We hope you enjoy it, as it reveals one of Asia’s dirtiest habits, spitting. There are many sights and sounds that evoke memories of one’s travels through Asia. Some are pleasant, such as the noisy hustle and bustle of the [...] The Mark of a Great Leader - Marshall Goldsmith. By Marshall Goldsmith | 3:31 PM February 19, 2010 Years ago, when most organizations were based on the hierarchical business model of the Industrial Age, great leaders were those who were unemotional, rational, even mechanistic.

The Mark of a Great Leader - Marshall Goldsmith

Those days are gone. Today’s leader, especially one who is in charge of a dynamic, global organization, finds himself or herself in desperate need of one key trait — self-awareness. An organization’s success today depends on such a variety of talents and skills that no one leader could possibly be gifted in simultaneously. There are technological issues, global issues, financial issues, human resource issues, leadership issues, employee issues, legal issues, and more.

This sort of personal mastery entails having a heightened understanding of one’s own behavior, motivators, and competencies — and having “emotional intelligence” — to monitor and manage one’s emotional responses in a variety of situations. Have you ever worked with a micro-manager? Zelij – a Morrocan artform. The new media voice for students.

The Baseline Scenario. Learn online, French, English, German, Math, Spanish courses at Optimnem. Unqualified Offerings. iTulip.com - The Contrary Market View - For Independent Financial Advisor, Currency Online Trading, Commodity Online Trading, FOREX. Worldwide Success. The Bird That Gave Birth to the Moon. Click for Sterlingware Parameter File There is a new legend that tells how a bird gave birth to the moon.

The Bird That Gave Birth to the Moon

For thousands of years the bird had laid eggs and all of them had been eaten by animals in the forest. The bird started by laying eggs on the ground, which were of course quickly found and eaten. Next the bird laid her eggs under the ground. Some of these were dug up and eaten by animals on the ground and others were found by animals inside the ground.

Finally the bird laid her eggs in a tree. GeorgeSoros.com. Unconventional Ideas.