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Social Consciousness

Social Consciousness
Our brains are by far our most important organs. Here are 10 of the most surprising things our brains do and what we can learn from them: 1. Your brain does creative work better when you're tired. Here's how it breaks down: If you're a morning lark, say, you'll want to favor those morning hours when you're feeling fresher to get your most demanding, analytic work done. Using your brain to solve problems, answer questions and make decisions is...

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documentary A documentary about the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. The film details the need to outgrow the dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other "establishment" notions of human affairs, and use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world's people. “If we are genuinely concerned about the environment and the fellow human beings, and want to end territorial disputes, war, crime, poverty, hunger, and the other problems that confront us today, the intelligent use of science and technology are the tools with which to achieve a new direction; one that will serve all people, and not just a select few.” — Jacque Fresco Paradise or Oblivion, by...

Baby Born 'Pregnant' With Her Own Twins A baby born in Hong Kong was pregnant with her own siblings at the time of her birth, according to a new report of the infant's case. The baby's condition, known as fetus-in-fetu, is incredibly rare, occurring in only about 1 in every 500,000 births. It's not clear exactly why it happens. "Weird things happen early, early in the pregnancy that we just don't understand," said Dr. Draion Burch, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Pittsburgh, who goes by Dr.

Facilitation Techniques There are thousands of good techniques to make our meetings productive, participative, friendly, cooperative... and fun! (See note aside). 1. Think and Listen Work in pairs for a Think and Listen. MIT discovers the location of memories: Individual neurons Update 12/2/15: We’ve now followed up on this story: The more we learn about memory, the weirder it gets. The original continues below. MIT researchers have shown, for the first time ever, that memories are stored in specific brain cells. By triggering a small cluster of neurons, the researchers were able to force the subject to recall a specific memory. By removing these neurons, the subject would lose that memory.

Online Jump to Navigation Menu Search The Hustler's MBA I've been saying that college is obsolete for a very long time. I dropped out in 2000, because even back then I could see that it was a really poor value proposition. I didn't predict this because I'm some crazy genius, but because I'm willing to discard emotional attachment and stare plainly at the facts. School is outrageously expensive, leaving graduates with a debt (or net expenditure) of tens of thousands of dollars-- sometimes even one or two hundred thousand.

New Type Of Chemical Bond Confirmed Chemistry students around the globe are pretty familiar with ionic, covalent, hydrogen, and van der Waals bonds, but a study has demonstrated the existence of one more: vibrational bonding. The phenomenon was first suggested over 30 years ago, but no evidence existed to support it, until now. Recent work with exotic isotopomers has been the key to finally explaining this peculiar interaction, whose qualities defy traditional chemical explanation. A description of the work was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, with Donald Fleming from the University of British Columbia as lead author. Elements are defined by the number of protons in each atom’s nucleus, though the number of neutrons can vary.

AtKisson Link up with others who share your interest in the ISIS Method and sustainability change agentry. AtKisson Group supports and maintains several networks of people working different aspects of sustainability, using our tools and methods. The Compass Schools Network brings educational practitioners together who are graduates of our Compass Schools workshops, which are largely focused on international schools in Asia (but is growing into other regions). If you are interested in participating in such a workshop, and in learning more about our Compass Schools program, please click here to write to our program coordinator. New Interesting Chart on Growth Vs Fixed Mindsets I first come across the concept of fixed versus growth mindset through the works of the socio-linguist Barlow and since then I have seen a plethora of visuals and graphics on this very same concept some of which I shared in this page. While I personally view it as a lifeworld approach applicable to the worldviews and assumptions we hold towards life in general, the mindset concept has some direct and tangible applications in the learning arena. Learners with a growth mindset seem to thrive the most in their learning journeys. These learners are so often open to new possibilities and view their failures and mistakes as clear indicators that the learning is taking place and that trail and error is an essentially healthy process in the gaining of new insights and discovering novel knowledge. Check out this excellent chart that sheds more light on the power of mindsets in relation with our belief system.

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Kerouac's Breakthrough The following is excerpted from The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac, published by Viking, 2012. On October 7, 1951, after a gloomy Sunday when he seemed to be making no progress on the chapters about Neal Cassady he was adding to On the Road, Jack went to Birdland to hear the alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who recently had come into his own as a leading innovator of cool jazz. During Konitz's solo in "I Remember April," which he played as if it were "the room he lived in," his music sounded "so profoundly interior" to Jack that he was sure very few people would understand it. In fact, he compared Konitz's extended phrases to the sentences he was writing lately, sentences whose direction seemed mysterious until the "solution" was suddenly unveiled in a way that shed light backward on everything that had preceded it.

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