Borg Complex Case Files 2 UPDATE: See the Borg Complex primer here. Alright, let’s review. A Borg Complex is exhibited by writers and pundits whenever you can sum up their message with the phrase: “Resistance is futile.” Tact Filters I came up with this idea several years ago in a conversation with a friend at MIT, who was regularly finding herself upset by other people who worked in her lab. The analogy worked so well in helping her to understand her co-workers that I decided to write it up and put it on the web. I've gotten quite a few email messages since then from other people who have also found it helpful.
47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application. Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans! The order that I’ll present these 100 things is going to be pretty random. So the fact that this first one is first doesn’t mean that’s it’s the most important.. just that it came to mind first. Dr. internal arts Internal Arts 5: Closing Meditation by jcurcioDecember 22, 2012internal arts Sasha Lee gives an introduction to movement meditation through a closing meditation. Tune in next time for some circle walking. Internal Arts is a series dealing with the creative process in its various guises: from meditative techniques to anecdotal material from independent artists.
Rachel Swirsky’s Short Story Recommendations, 2012 I read approximately 540 pieces of short fiction this year. I didn’t separate those into short story, novelette, and novella until after I had selected which pieces I wanted to recommend. I used some of my normal techniques for finding stories, including recommendations and picking up stories by specific authors. I didn’t spend as much time looking for reccs this year, though, because I decided to spend my time reading whole magazines. I read all of: Asimovs, Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Eclipse Online, Giganotosaurus, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Subterranean and Tor, as well as several anthologies. I would have liked to have read more anthologies, and I was also hoping to read Electric Velocipede and Interzone, but alas did not end up being able to incorporate them.
Pokemon Infographic: Real Life, Creepier Than Ever [Pic] Don’t pull out your pokeballs yet, my fellow geeks, since many of these pokemon may be repulsive. While the animals may be repugnant, the Pokemon infographic is awesome in that some poor soul took hours of time to search the anals of the ecosystem and find these creatures to use for the real life pokemon infographic. Thank you, anonymous guy who is a web search master, has probably never left his house, and likes dill pickles. Also, Metapod? You can eat dirt, because you ruined me in nearly every single Pokemon game, and you look even lamer as a real pokemon. Magikarp vs.
16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. Alan Watts Brings Eastern Wisdom to American TV Viewers in 1959 (Complete Episodes) Nearly forty years after his death, the words of Alan Watts still generate excitement. Fans trade them, in the form of texts, radio broadcasts, recorded talks, and television programs, both online and off. The British-born interpreter and popularizer of East Asian Buddhist thought generated most of his media in the San Francisco of the 1950s and 1960s, and his televised lectures, produced for local public station KQED, must have offered many a San Franciscan their very first glimpse of Zen. Now that episodes of his series Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life have made it to YouTube (season one, season two), you can see for yourself that Watts’ then-cutting-edge delivery of this ancient wisdom remains entertaining, informative, and striking in its clarity.
Afterlife by Sarah Langan Mary Hogan wrote the word Afterlife in red chalk while the children whispered. There was an urgency to their words, like spoken prayers. “Now, now. Pay attention.” Mary’s prim voice bounced against the dusty attic walls. She was forty-five years old. Control Explanations > Needs > Sense of Control Control is a deep, deep need | The control trap | So what? No, this is not so much about how to control people as about their needs around control. The real secret is the deep, deep need that people have for a sense of control. In persuasion, by managing how they feel about control, you can achieve far greater actual control. If you ignore this need, you might easily fall into a power battle for control of the conversation and the agenda.
20 Super Geeky Weddings There’s nothing wrong with adding some geeky touches to your special day, like dancing to the Dragonborn song from Skyrim or sending Super Mario wedding invitations. But a theme wedding can get a bit crazy—and there’s nothing wrong with that either. (Because hey, you’re the one who has to live with the ridiculous photos for the rest of your life.) List of cognitive biases Illustration by John Manoogian III (jm3). Cognitive biases can be organized into four categories: biases that arise from too much information, not enough meaning, the need to act quickly, and the limits of memory. Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies over some of these biases as to whether they count as useless or irrational, or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. However, this kind of confirmation bias has also been argued to be an example of social skill: a way to establish a connection with the other person. Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases
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