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Uk.businessinsider. The (lack of) science behind happiness and creativity — Quartz. Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer.

The (lack of) science behind happiness and creativity — Quartz

Chief Happiness Officer is an actual job at many companies. But most scientists say that creativity calls on persistence and problem-solving skills, not positivity. Computational scientist Anna Jordanous at Kent University and linguist Bill Keller of Sussex University in England dug through through over half century of study on the creative process in various fields, and isolated 14 components of creativity. Happiness wasn’t one of them.

Creativity is complex. Mark Davis, a psychologist at the University of North Texas Department of Management divides creativity into two phases; initial idea generation and subsequent problem-solving. But rigor is the key to overcoming obstacles and completing tasks—and good mood doesn’t improve problem-solving, which involves judgments that almost by necessity won’t feel good: critique and evaluation, experimentation and failure. Ssshhh! How the cult of quiet can change your life. Once the preserve of monastic retreats and hardcore meditators, simply being quiet is growing in appeal.

Ssshhh! How the cult of quiet can change your life

Whole businesses have sprung up to meet a rising demand for quiet time, from silent weekend getaways to silent dining, silent reading parties and even silent dating. Best Books About American Politics. No matter who wins the U.S. presidential election on November 8, America’s got some grappling to do.

Best Books About American Politics

This race has been full of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and general bigotry. Many voters are unenthusiastic about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the two candidates are widely rated as dishonest and untrustworthy in polls. Meanwhile, police shootings have rocked cities across the country. Muslims have been attacked by hate groups. Historical photos and the story behind them. Adulthood Tweets. On Patrol with America’s Top Bioterror Cop. Latinos Share Their American Immigration Stories For Hispanic Heritage Month : Code Switch. Cecily Meza-Martinez comes from a small family — her grandmother was born in Mexico and worked in the fields in Southern California before transitioning to factory work.

Latinos Share Their American Immigration Stories For Hispanic Heritage Month : Code Switch

Her grandfather's family is from Spain, and he worked construction on many different projects throughout Southern California — including Disneyland. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption toggle caption Chelsea Beck/NPR. The most amazing image I can offer. Inception style vertical panoramas done with a quadcopter. By Aydin Büyüktas. Photographer Risks Getting Burned To Capture Lava, Meteor, Milky Way And Moon In A Single Shot. Computer Generated Simulation Dump. 38 year old woman dies of cancer and wrote the realist obituary ever. RIP Sonia.  A Dozen Odd, Quirky, or Just Plain Weird Movies. The scientists who make apps addictive. In 1930, a psychologist at Harvard University called B.F.

The scientists who make apps addictive

America's Assad Quandary. A PRINCIPAL tenet of realism is that disorder is worse than injustice, since injustice merely means the world is imperfect, whereas disorder can mean there is no justice for anyone.

America's Assad Quandary

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has tested this thesis to an unbearable extent. The degree of injustice he has perpetrated can be equated with crimes against humanity. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in a half-decade-old civil war, both ignited and perpetuated by Assad’s regime—not to mention the millions of refugees and regional chaos his rule has spawned in the Middle East and Europe. Quora. No Country for Young Men. The success of Goudiry's former migrants, who migrated to Europe several decades ago before returning home to retire, has inspired the younger generations to follow in their footsteps.

No Country for Young Men

Thousands of Senegalese headed to France in the 1960s and early 1970s when booming economic growth saw the country recruit workers from its former colonies for manual labour. Although France ended its labour migration policy in 1974, former migrants from Goudiry who entered the country illegally afterwards said their journeys were affordable and safe. Uk.businessinsider. The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like.


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The Campaign for Mosul: October 19, 2016

U.S. Forces are participating in the operation as advisers and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs). The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Popular Mobilization units advanced from the south, while ISF and Peshmerga units advanced from the southeast. The ISF and Peshmerga recently opened a third offensive northeast of the city. The Wild Technology That Will Make 5G Wireless Work. General Motors CEO Mary Barra was walking the stage at the J.P.

The Wild Technology That Will Make 5G Wireless Work

Morgan Automotive conference in New York on an early August morning, making a dramatic point-by-point case for the company she leads: that GM, despite all its challenges and varied competitors, just might be the strongest and most well-positioned business in all of automotive transportation. And how did the audience of investors respond to Barra’s pitch? With seeming indifference. I trolled my IRS scammers for weeks. I learned something really dark. These scammers had called me so many times that I knew their script. They always introduced themselves as IRS officers with inconspicuous American names, like "Paul Thomas. " They called to collect the $6,000 I owed the IRS. And if I didn't pay, they threatened to send the local police to arrest me. BEST OF FAILS DUMP. ELI5: Why do we "zone out", or stare into space? : explainlikeimfive.

Is the Self-Driving Car Un-American? “If I were asked to condense the whole of the present century into one mental picture,” the novelist J. G. Ballard wrote in 1971, “I would pick a familiar everyday sight: a man in a motor car, driving along a concrete highway to some unknown destination. The Best Ways to List Multiple Positions at One Job on Your Resume. Peter Singer, the most influential ethicist alive, says the world is actually becoming a better place — Quartz. The philosopher Peter Singer, who regularly tops lists of the most influential people worldwide, is known for his controversial, yet highly convincing, utilitarian outlook. Utilitarian ethicists believe that the consequences of an action determine whether or not it’s moral.

Children can benefit from being bored — Quartz. Putin, Syria, and Why Moscow Has Gone War-Crazy. A viewer of Russian television this week could be forgiven for thinking that the end of the world was imminent, and that it would arrive in the form of grand superpower war with the United States, culminating in a suicidal exchange of nuclear weapons. Quora. Thailand's heir apparent Maha Vajiralongkorn raises fears – and eyebrows.

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