background preloader

You can relate

Facebook Twitter

The short instructional manifesto for relationship anarchy. This is a new translation/adaptation to English of a relationship anarchy pamphlet by me, Andie Nordgren, published in Swedish as “Relationsanarki i 8 punkter” by Interacting Arts in 2006.

The short instructional manifesto for relationship anarchy

More in Swedish on — a website I ran actively between 2004 and 2008, where relationship anarchy was defined and explored by myself and others. Love is abundant, and every relationship is unique Relationship anarchy questions the idea that love is a limited resource that can only be real if restricted to a couple. What Chinese philosophers can teach us about dealing with our own grief. Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong. Julia Rohrer wants to create a radical new culture for social scientists. A personality psychologist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Rohrer is trying to get her peers to publicly, willingly admit it when they are wrong.

To do this, she, along with some colleagues, started up something called the Loss of Confidence Project. It’s designed to be an academic safe space for researchers to declare for all to see that they no longer believe in the accuracy of one of their previous findings. The effort recently yielded a paper that includes six admissions of no confidence. And it’s accepting submissions until January 31. Assertive Advocate (INFJ-A) vs. Turbulent Advocate (INFJ-T) While Assertive (INFJ-A) and Turbulent (INFJ-T) Advocates are likely to be more alike than different, their Identity personality trait provides some nuanced dissimilarities between the two.

Assertive Advocate (INFJ-A) vs. Turbulent Advocate (INFJ-T)

It impacts the way each thinks, acts, and responds to their worlds to a significant extent. Assertive Advocates are more likely to be confident and relaxed. Turbulent Advocates are likely to question themselves more and are ordinarily more sensitive to stressors. To discover more about the general differences between Assertive and Turbulent Identities, please visit their overview page. Stage Six: The Master Thinker. Researchers propose six levels of critical thinkers: Unreflective thinkers, Challenged thinkers, Beginning thinkers, Practicing thinkers, Advanced thinkers, and Master thinkers.The framework comes from educational psychologists Linda Elder and Richard Paul.Teaching critical thinking skills is a crucial challenge in our times.

Stage Six: The Master Thinker

The coronavirus has not only decimated our populations, its spread has also attacked the very nature of truth and stoked inherent tensions between many different groups of people, both at local and international levels. Spawning widespread conspiracy theories and obfuscation by governments, the virus has also been a vivid demonstration of the need for teaching critical thinking skills necessary to survive in the 21st century. The stage theory of critical thinking development, devised by psychologists Linda Elder and Richard Paul, can help us gauge the sophistication of our current mental approaches and provides a roadmap to the thinking of others.

The Best Way to Study Self-Discipline - Better Humans - Medium. Time. This is excerpted from TIME How Dogs Think: Inside the Canine Mind, now available at retailers and on Amazon.


You speak dog better than you think you do. You may not be fluent; that would require actually being a dog. But if you went to live in a dogs-only world, you’d be pretty good at understanding what they’re saying. Humanism: Why Atheists Can Be Good Without God. Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read. Lifelong learning will help you be happier, earn more, and even stay healthier, experts say.

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read

Plus, plenty of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk, insist that the best way to get smarter is to read. So what do you do? You go out and buy books, lots of them. PersonalityLab - Online Personality Tests. 9 Ways We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible. In my first year of college, I stopped calling myself an activist.

9 Ways We Can Make Social Justice Movements Less Elitist and More Accessible

It took attending just a few meetings of the campus queer group for me to realize that I didn’t fit in with everyone else. Despite that the fact that I was definitely queer – a pre-transition trans woman at the time – I could tell immediately that I wasn’t “queer enough” to fight for social justice alongside these university-educated revolutionaries who spoke with such confidence and rolled their eyes every time I opened my mouth. I didn’t know what “trigger warnings” or “intersectional systemic oppression” were. I didn’t dress in ripped denim and black leather, or have a colorfully dyed, asymmetrical haircut. I wasn’t white, like most of the people in the room. What's Wrong with Gender-Reveal Parties - Celebrating a Baby's Biological Sex Reinforces Negative Notions of Male and Female. A few weeks ago, I waddled across a backyard in suburban Pennsylvania with a ping pong ball between my knees.

What's Wrong with Gender-Reveal Parties - Celebrating a Baby's Biological Sex Reinforces Negative Notions of Male and Female

After 20 feet, a woman I've never met snapped photos of me squatting over a metal saucepan. What to Say Instead of 'I Know How You Feel' to Someone Who Is Struggling. A good friend of mine lost her dad some years back.

What to Say Instead of 'I Know How You Feel' to Someone Who Is Struggling

I found her sitting alone on a bench outside our work- place, not moving, just staring at the horizon. She was absolutely distraught and I didn’t know what to say to her. It’s so easy to say the wrong thing to someone who is grieving and vulnerable. So, I started talking about how I grew up without a father. 7 Things That Conscientious People Don't Do. Neil Gaiman has the perfect anecdote to soothe anyone with imposter syndrome. Elizabeth “Liz” Logelin was a young, fit woman with a promising career in operations management at Disney.

Neil Gaiman has the perfect anecdote to soothe anyone with imposter syndrome

On March 24, 2008, after a complicated pregnancy that saw her bedridden for nearly two months (three weeks of which were in the hospital), she delivered her daughter Madeline (“Maddie”) through an emergency cesarean section. Two and a half months early, Maddie was healthy, if tiny. Twenty seven hours after the delivery, Liz was finally cleared to hold her firstborn. Her husband Matt Logelin already was, he teased her, several diaper changes ahead of her. She got up from the bed, ready to make her way to the nursery, and stopped in front of the mirror. She walked towards the wheelchair that was going to take her to the nursery, and suddenly didn’t feel well. Get a 'Know Thyself' poster.

People Are Sharing Their Best Work Clap Backs And They’re Hilariously Passive Aggressive. One of the many joys of working in an office is having to deal with passive-aggressive emails from your co-workers.

People Are Sharing Their Best Work Clap Backs And They’re Hilariously Passive Aggressive

Perhaps they sit right opposite you, or maybe they work in a different office completely, but as long as they’re hiding behind their computer, there’s no limit to the saltiness that they can unexpectedly drop into your inbox. Show Full Text DC-based writer and marketing consultant Danielle René (known on Twitter as @DeeRene_) knows all about this, which is why she recently asked people to share their favorite professional clapbacks after tweeting her own go-to comeback phrase for problematic colleagues. Practicing The Subtle Art Of Detachment – Personal Growth – Medium. From everything that I recall about my life so far, I can say one thing with absolute certainty. I have been an extremely passionate person. Passionate about everything.

9 Brutally real reasons why millennials refuse to have kids. CultureSeptember 01, 2016 By Isabelle Kohn When faced with the question, "Do you want kids? " many millennials are shrugging and lackadaisically saying "NOPE. " After all, long gone are the days when sex was reproductive; where the natural progression after marriage is 2.5 thankless spawn and a white picket fence in suburban hell. Today's copulating post-youths are much more interested in their careers and life goals than they are in raising from a larval stage a human money suck, and as a result, our nation's birth rates are declining.

According to data from the Urban Institute, birth rates among women in their 20s have declined 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, and research from Pew uncovered a longer-term trend of people skirting parenthood — the number of blissfully child-less couples has doubled since 1970, with only about half of women ages 15-44 squeezing some out. 10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings. I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: “About a decade ago.” I was astonished that people could segment their lives into blocks this big — my own life hadn’t yet lasted a decade.

In realizing that “a decade ago” I hadn’t existed — the self I now so vividly experienced daily was then a nonentity — I also realized that in several more of those ten-year blocks, my dad, and eventually I, will cease to exist. After one such time-block, I left Bulgaria for America, lured by the liberal arts education promise of being taught how to live.

Millennials Aren’t Entitled—They’re Just Better Than You. Some women don't want kids. And that's OK. This comic breaks it down. Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge. Why We Go Off People Who Like Us. The biggest mistakes people make when choosing a life partner. To a frustrated single person, life can often feel like this: Uk.businessinsider. Quarter-life crisis. I did not see this coming. I did not even know such a phrase exists. I am familiar only with “midlife” crisis, and it happens during someone’s 40s. I am 24 and this is my fourth job. After getting a degree in hotel and restaurant management (HRM), I found my first job in a small condo-hotel. I spent 11 months working as an executive assistant. Why Procrastinators Procrastinate.

10 awkward friendships you probably have — we all have a #9. A note about listicles: So we know a lot of people hate listicles and associate them with cheap, low-quality, traffic-driving, link-bait articles. But here’s the thing—a list is a great format for an article, and a format I was using on my old blog almost 10 years ago.