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21 JANUARY, 2013 By: Maria Popova
Since the abandonment of communism by the former Soviet Union, the notion that capitalism is the only successful economic system has often been aggressively marketed in capitalistic media.
by Heidi Grant Halvorson | 8:00 AM August 29, 2012
If you were following any journalists on Twitter last night, one of the most remarked upon aspects of Bill Clinton's nomination speech was how liberally he deviated from the prepared text. What was handed out to the media was four pages of single-spaced, small font text, but — as an exasperated TelePrompTer operator found out —that was really just a guideline to what Clinton actually wanted to say during his 49-minute address. We decided to compare the two versions to see how one of the great speechmakers of his era goes about his business.
Planet Tad , a new kids’ book by Daily Show head writer Tim Carvell, is about a 12-year-old who starts a blog in hopes of attracting the attention of Natalie Portman.
Creativity: now there’s a word I thought I wouldn’t see under attack. Don’t we live in a society that thrives on the idea of innovation and creative thought?
You have more important things to focus on than, um, focusing. Get back on track with these tips. Getty
The human brain is wired all wrong.
O ur minds set up many traps for us.
Most of us like to think that we are in control of our actions. Turns out, your brain can be a big jerk , and you are susceptible to a large list of biases and reactions that can hold you back from acting objectively. Luckily, some good social psychology books (spurred on by well-research papers and experiments!)
One year at Princeton University: $37,000. One year at a New Jersey state prison: $44,000.
California Innocence Project. I recently came across an ambitious infographic created by the California Innocence Project following the failure of state Proposition 34, which, had it passed last November, would have abolished the death penalty in California. Voters weren't quite ready to go there—they rejected Prop. 34 by a 52-48 margin.
Job interviews can be challenging, in part because there is so much that can go wrong. There is dressing appropriately, of course, and ensuring that your resume is up-to-date and error-free.
In a post earlier today I mentioned Gapminder.