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The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters. “We are what we pretend to be,” Kurt Vonnegut famously wrote, “so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

But given how much our minds mislead us, what if we don’t realize when we’re pretending — who are we then? That’s precisely what David McRaney explores in You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself (public library) — a “book about self-delusion, but also a celebration of it,” a fascinating and pleasantly uncomfortable-making look at why “self-delusion is as much a part of the human condition as fingers and toes,” and the follow-up to McRaney’s You Are Not So Smart, one of the best psychology books of 2011.

McRaney, with his signature fusion of intelligent irreverence and irreverent intelligence, writes in the introduction: The human mind is obviously vaster and more powerful than any other animal mind, and that’s something people throughout all human history couldn’t help but notice. Larp Comes Out of the Shadows - Roads & Kingdoms. Live Action Role-Playing has a way of sinking its (metaphorical) claws into you.

Larp Comes Out of the Shadows - Roads & Kingdoms

Consider American journalist Lizzie Stark, who in 2011 visited the Knudepunkt conference in Denmark, the most influential larp gathering of its kind. There, she climbed into the rabbit hole and never came out. 44 Important Parts of History You're Picturing Wrong. #36.

44 Important Parts of History You're Picturing Wrong

Osama bin Laden's Management Style Was Straight From The Office Getty Images/Getty Images News/Getty Images For over 20 years, Osama bin Laden ordered and organized al-Qaida attacks on the United States, Great Britain, Spain, and a whole slew of other countries, because nothing draws attention to the monstrosity of your Western adversaries like pointlessly killing thousands of innocent people.

He has since moved on to other things. Getty Images/Getty Images News/Getty ImagesSharks, mainly. Weird, weirder and weirdest documentaries list. What is it about?

Weird, weirder and weirdest documentaries list

It provides a look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors each year. We see the organization and planning of the event - including auditions, construction, scripting and rehearsals - largely through the involvement of one family: a single father with 4 children (one of whom suffers from cerebral palsy) including his daughter, a cast member. Hell houses are haunted attractions typically run by American, fundamentalist Christian churches or parachurch groups.

These depict sin, the torments of the damned in Hell, and usually conclude with a depiction of heaven. A hell house, like a conventional haunted-house attraction, is a space set aside for actors attempting to frighten patrons with gruesome exhibits and scenes, presented as a series of short vignettes with a narrated guide. Bites Podcasts Links Organised by Theme. The Best Documentaries of All Time. Introduction The new Sight & Sound Documentary Poll is the result of a ‘why didn’t we think of that before’ moment.

The Best Documentaries of All Time

In the light of the amazing recent success and cultural impact of several nonfiction films, a group of curators, myself included, were chewing over what the BFI might do specifically for documentary films and television. 3D Object Manipulation in a Single Photograph using Stock 3D Models. When Good Waves Go Rogue - Issue 15: Turbulence. Early in the morning on Sept. 11, 1995, the cruise liner the Queen Elizabeth 2, on its way from Southampton to New York, was being lashed by the tail end of Hurricane Luis, somewhere off the coast of Newfoundland.

When Good Waves Go Rogue - Issue 15: Turbulence

As if sensing its imminent demise, Luis had galvanized one last time, twitching to life and whipping the North Atlantic into a torrent of 130 mph winds and 40-foot waves. 25 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!

25 Science-Backed Ways to Feel Happier

Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness—and it’s no wonder. Not only is happiness one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. Plus, cheeriness is linked to living longer, how hard we work, physical function as we age, and an improved immune system, among other health benefits. You're being redirected to. Cambio: 19 ensayos clave acerca de cómo Internet está cambiando nuestras vidas. C@mbio: 19 ensayos clave acerca de cómo Internet está cambiando nuestras vidas es ya la sexta entrega de la serie anual de BBVA dedicada a explorar y difundir conocimiento sobre las cuestiones clave de nuestra época.

Cambio: 19 ensayos clave acerca de cómo Internet está cambiando nuestras vidas

Este año hemos elegido como tema Internet, el agente individual de cambio más poderoso en la historia reciente. Como dijo el escritor Arthur C. Clarke: “cualquier tecnología suficientemente avanzada es indistinguible de la magia”. Y, sin duda, la profundidad y la rapidez de los cambios que Internet ha traído parecen fruto de la magia. Internet, como herramienta accesible para un público razonablemente amplio, no tiene más que dos décadas, y ya es el catalizador fundamental de la revolución tecnológica más amplia y acelerada de la historia. The Billion Dollar Startup Playbook. Guía completa para ser un experto en LinkedIn. Chineasy. How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic.

Teacher Infographics There is a lot more to efficient Googling than you might think: in a recent study on student research skills, 3 out of 4 students couldn’t perform a “well-executed search” on Google.

How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic

Using Google effectively is crucial, but most students surprisingly just don’t know how. The How to Get More Out of Google Search Infographic shows you how students can efficiently find exactly what they want on the web by refining their search with key terms that target titles, file types, website and more. You can also check out the 5 Best Free Web Search Tools for Teachers to ensure that your students find relevant and safe results whenever they search the web. European word translator. Enter one or two lower-case English words to see translations from Google Translate.

European word translator

Examples: banana the cat she runs Random words: ride sick A few things to keep in mind: Translations are generated by Google Translate. Getting Around International Content Restrictions. Free online speed reading software. Welcome to - Learn Excel, Charting Online. Write Well. Watch Video Why Google Translate Doesn't Translate Posted: August 25, 2015 in Writing Fundamentals Instructor: Watch Video Editing Sentences Using the Paramedic Method Posted: August 24, 2015 in Writing Fundamentals Instructor: Dr. Britt Abel Watch Video The Secret Code of Citing Sources Posted: August 24, 2015 in Writing Fundamentals Instructor: Ginny Heinrich Watch Video What's In a Prompt? Posted: August 24, 2015 in Writing Fundamentals Instructor: Dr.

Britt Abel Watch Video Why Write Well? Posted: June 16, 2015 in Writing Fundamentals Instructor: Stephen Smith Watch Video Topic Sentences Posted: February 10, 2015 in Writing Fundamentals Instructor: Dr. Introduction to Psychology. 24 Invaluable Skills To Learn For Free Online This Year. Does Being Cold Make You Sick? Zen Pencils. STANLEY KUBRICK answers a question. John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative. By Maria Popova. 3 Ways To Download Videos From Facebook. Is your Internet connection unstable? Do you hate Facebook’s video interface? You don’t have to suffer. There are quick and easy ways to download videos from Facebook. You can then watch them on any interface you prefer, and most importantly, offline.

Everyone knows how to download YouTube videos. Important note: Different Facebook videos have different privacy settings. It’s simple to download any Facebook video using Downvids. To actually get your video quickly, right click the smaller button below and choose “save as”. 10+ Must-Have Tools for the Connected Professional. Are you the type of person who never leaves the house without your ballpoint pen?

I didn't think so. For the connected professional — that person who checks Twitter every hour and would rather give up carbs than Wi-Fi — knowing about the latest technology is crucial. Using the right digital tools can save hours of work (or, 20 minutes right when you need it). 10 herramientas para crear libros digitales. 8 Bibliotecas digitales que deberías revisar. Es importante saber que tenemos a disposición en la red una gran variedad de archivos que podrían ayudarnos a desarrollar y sustentar de manera óptima nuestras investigaciones. Kids Periodic Text Message Acronyms Infographic.

Other Infographics Student Infographics Would you like to understand the text messages your children or students send? 50 places to find free eBooks. Aplicaciones online útiles: 10 de todo tipo. Listado de 10 aplicaciones online de todo tipo, tanto orientadas a la productividad y el entorno laboral como para el entretenimiento o las comunicaciones. How to Google like a boss - Become a master of Google search with these little-known tips.