The Illusion of Choice It seems like in today’s world there are fewer and fewer people making choices for the greater good. What I mean to say is that everything in our world seems to be able to be consolidated. The media of course is no exception to this trend with only 6 major companies dictating about 90% of the media we have access to. In less than 30 years the number of companies providing us with our media has dropped from 50 to just 6. The six companies consisting of GE, New-corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. If your wondering who owns the major networks its CBS of course, GE owns NBC, News-corp owns fox, and Disney owns ABC. Back to School Ira talks with Paul Tough, author of the new book How Children Succeed, about the traditional ways we measure ability and intelligence in American schools. They talk about the focus on cognitive abilities, conventional "book smarts." They discuss the current emphasis on these kinds of skills in American education, and the emphasis standardized testing, and then turn our attention to a growing body of research that suggests we may be on the verge of a new approach to some of the biggest challenges facing American schools today.
100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body – Global One TV: Multimedia for Mystics The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? Stop Judging Everyone So Much (Especially Yourself!) The layers upon layers of judgments we hail at people all day. At ourselves. Morning and night. I can’t believe you would do that.
21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic] Few of us use all--or even most--of the 3,000 English-language words available to us for describing our emotions, but even if we did, most of us would still experience feelings for which there are, apparently, no words. In some cases, though, words do exist to describe those nameless emotions--they're just not English words. Which is a shame, because--as today's infographic by design student Pei-Ying Lin demonstrates, they often define a feeling entirely familiar to us. 11 Ways to Build an Extraordinary Life 17 Jul Posted by Steve as Success How can you build the life you want? The answer to that question is different for each of us. But it’s critical that you answer it, because in the answer you will find purpose and meaning.
Learning to Find Peace in the Confusion and Uncertainty 2013 has certainly been an interesting ride for me so far. Coming into the beginning of the year, I was riding a big high! My first book had just been published by Hay House, my business was flourishing, opportunities to empower youth and parents were abundantly flowing into my life, I had absolute clarity on my life purpose (or so I thought), and I was in the most heart-opening and love-filled relationship I had ever been in. I felt like I had finally “made it” and was truly content in all areas of my life! Rethinking the Concept of “Outliers”: Why Non-Experts are Better at Disruptive Innovation This post written by entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain. He is the founder of World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, iNome and Infospace. Naveen is a trustee of Singularity University and X Prize foundation. Follow Naveen Jain on Twitter: @Naveen_Jain_CEO Naveen Jain - Trustee at Singularity University
The Growth Wagon and the Three Runaway Horses A picture can convey more information than many thousand words, and this is something you can take advantage of in communication about climate change. During the climate conference in Copenhagen in 2009, the cartoon which I call The Big Hoax, which was made by Joel Pett for USA Today just before the conference, was used to express that there is no risk associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What we risk is to “create a better world for nothing”. The cartoon has since reached all corners of the globe. The Big Hoax.
6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the most important days of their lives. This is the story of Jane and Joe... Jane was up until 4 a.m. putting the final touches on her deck. In fact, she spent the entire weekend fixed in her apartment, preparing the presentation. Control Less, Feel More The need to control sucks out the joy that is freely available in every moment. Lately i’ve experienced something I never did before to this extent: The lure to control. All while feeling completely out of control. Control of self, control of experience, control of others, control of emotions, control of outcomes… regardless of how I knew everything my mind tried to control would slip out of my fingers as soon as i’d try to reach out. I know the “clarity”, I know the wisdom of “letting go” and “letting be”, but I haven’t experienced the full extent of where the ego mind can lead you, and therefore haven’t put myself in a situation to transcend my biggest fears and emotional blocks. What a ride.
Ikea as Rat-Maze - Ideas Market By Christopher Shea It’s a cliché that casinos are designed to prevent people from recognizing how much time has passed (no windows) and to steer people away from exit routes and back to the tables. But much more salient, to me at least, is the infuriating design of Ikea stores. Invariably, my wife and I separate at some point and then, once I’m done browsing, I end up spending 20 minutes walking in circles trying to find the route back to children’s furniture (or some other designated meeting spot). I wind up passing the same mock studio apartment half a dozen times, blood pressure rising with each new sighting.
Bruce Lee’s Top 7 Fundamentals for Getting Your Life in Shape If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last 30 years I’m pretty sure you know who Bruce Lee was. If you have, then you may be interested to know that Lee was a very famous martial artist and actor who sparked the first big interest of Chinese martial arts in the West in the 60’s and 70’s. But besides being an awesome fighter and iconic figure Lee also had some very useful things to say about life. Here are 7 of my favourite fundamentals from Bruce Lee.