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25 Websites that will make you look like a Genius. 1.

25 Websites that will make you look like a Genius

Khan Academy Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? Khan Academy aims to provide education at the collegiate level for anyone who wants it. They provide resources for learning pretty much every subject out there, including math, science, history and more. As you learn, the platform will even assess your progress and help you gauge what you’ve learned. 2. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last.

Unintentionally Eating the Other. Last Thursday, Crystal Renn, the model who recently appeared in a Vogue Japan spread with her eyes taped in ways that were suggestive of an old theater makeup trick meant to make white actors look “Asian,” offered an explanation and defense of the cosmetic practice.

Unintentionally Eating the Other

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World. Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think.

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World

Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you.

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Self motivation. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

Body Language. 6 Logical Fallacies That Cost You Money Every Day. Throws Good Money After Bad The competitive instinct is not just a phrase football commentators invented to give words to the tingly feeling they get watching Brett Favre play football.

6 Logical Fallacies That Cost You Money Every Day

Our brain's natural tendency towards competition is arguably the reason your family survived the hunter gatherer knife fight of 2000 BC. Are You Sleepwalking Your Life Away? By Celes on Jan 2, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post “The first step toward change is awareness.” – Nathaniel Branden (Originally written and published on Jan 2 ’09)

Are You Sleepwalking Your Life Away?

16 Ways I Blew My Marriage.

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Mental Heuristics Page. A heuristic is a "rule-of-thumb", advice that helps an AI program or human think and act more efficiently by directing thinking in an useful direction.

Mental Heuristics Page

Some of these heuristics are age-old wisdom, bordering on cliche, but most are actually helpful. If you want something done, do it yourself Comment: Obviously true, and doing it is usually very good for your self esteem. Does more information mean we know less? 14 January 2011Last updated at 17:55 We pay a price for all the information we consume these days - and it's knowing less, says Alain de Botton.

Does more information mean we know less?

One of the more embarrassing difficulties of our age is that most of us have quite lost the ability to concentrate, to sit still and do nothing other than focus on certain basic truths of the human condition. The fault lies in part with our new gadgets.

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Has our relationship with nature changed? 21 January 2011Last updated at 17:48 Fear of ecological destruction causes us to pity and protect nature rather than oppose it, says Alain de Botton The environmental dangers that now face mankind put non-scientific philosophical types like me in an awkward situation.

Has our relationship with nature changed?

"Life-Changing Books". We asked our readers what books made the biggest difference in their lives, and here’s what they had to say.

"Life-Changing Books"

The list below tells you what books shaped their lives and why. 1984 – George Orwell 1984 “was the first book I actually enjoyed reading. It completely blew my mind at the time (I was 16) and it opened my eyes to the power of ideas and to the joy of reading a good book.” — Tim A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson. 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World.

Chispy comments on [text] "Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye (read slowly) Decision Making and Cognitive Bias. Over the past 40 years, cognitive science has discovered a series of common blind spots in human decision-making. Our reasoning and intuitions are extremely powerful and useful. But now it is known that numerous cognitive biases are built right into the structure of human minds.

Cognitive biases can prevent you from achieving the goals you care about. They can cause you to spend money that you later realize was wasted, or choose a career or romantic partner that you regret. When politicians and business leaders make decisions due to deeply ingrained cognitive biases, they can steer entire companies or countries towards outcomes that are later acknowledged to be disastrous, and which negatively impact the lives of millions of people. Thanks to a wave of popular books like Thinking Fast and Slow, Predictably Irrational, andNudge, awareness of our systematic thinking errors has grown dramatically. Sir Ken Robinson Opening Keynote #ASTD2013.

@sirkenrobinson These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. We all have deep talents, but it’s often the case that we don’t discover them. Human talent are like the world’s natural resources – they are often buried beneath the surface. And if you don’t go looking for them you’ll never find them. You need circumstances for talent to demonstrate themselves… Whether you actually discover your talents is another matter.

Thinking vs. Feeling: The Psychology of Advertising. Do ads with facts work better than ads that appeal through emotion and aspiration? Shutterstock Imagine two commercials for a new light beer. The first ad begins with a super-zoom of the luxurious, golden liquid tumbling into a tall clear glass. There is a man's voice: "All of the taste you want in a rich beer. Only half the calories. " The second ad starts in a bar. CYBERDÉPENDANCE.


Mental. 100 things to experience before you die.