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Why we travel | Travel | The Guardian

theguardian.com — It's 4.15 in the morning and my alarm clock has just stolen away a lovely dream. My eyes are open but my pupils are still closed, so all I see is gauzy darkness. For a brief moment, I manage to convince myself that my wakefulness is a mistake, and that I can safely go back to sleep.
Feb 09, 2016

"When we escape from the place we spend most of our time, the mind is suddenly made aware of all those errant ideas…lnkd.in/bu-r8jP

What Jeremy Lin Teaches Us About Talent

wired.com — Linsanity! For those who don't follow the NBA, or read the NY Post, or check Twitter during Knicks games, Jeremy Lin is a new point guard who has been churning out a series of incredible performances. Last week, he torched the Lakers for 38 points; last night, he hit a three pointer at the buzzer to beat the Raptors.
Jan 18, 2016

@jbenton That reminds me of this series of… too enthusiastic Wired posts during Linsanity wired.com/2012/02/what-j… wired.com/2012/02/data-d…

Cracking the Scratch Lottery Code

wired.com — Mohan Srivastava, a geological statistician living in Toronto, was working in his office in June 2003, waiting for some files to download onto his computer, when he discovered a couple of old lottery tickets buried under some paper on his desk.

Don’t! - The New Yorker

newyorker.com — In the late nineteen-sixties, Carolyn Weisz, a four-year-old with long brown hair, was invited into a "game room" at the Bing Nursery School, on the campus of Stanford University. The room was little more than a large closet, containing a desk and a chair.
Dec 15, 2015

This explains Cellino. (I'd be bad too)."The children who pass the marshmallow test enjoy greater success as adults" newyorker.com/magazine/2009/…

The Truth Wears Off

newyorker.com — On September 18, 2007, a few dozen neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and drug-company executives gathered in a hotel conference room in Brussels to hear some startling news. It had to do with a class of drugs known as atypical or second-generation antipsychotics, which came on the market in the early nineties.

When Should Children Start Kindergarten?

jonahlehrer.com — One of the fundamental challenges of parenting is that the practice is also the performance; childcare is all about learning on the job. The baby is born, a lump of need, and we're expected to keep her warm, nourished and free of diaper rash. (Happy, too.)

The Root of Wisdom: Why Old People Learn Better

jonahlehrer.com — In Plato's Apology, Socrates defines the essence of wisdom. He makes his case by comparison, arguing that wisdom is ultimately an awareness of ignorance. The wise man is not the one who always gets it right.
Nov 10, 2015

Why older people are wiser: they become "more likely to notice what they didn’t know" buff.ly/1NHllrW (from one who knows) #WSJ

Why Does Beauty Exist?

wired.com — Over at the always excellent Not Exactly Rocket Science, Ed Yong summarizes a new investigation into the neural substrate of beauty: Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki from University College London watched the brains of 21 volunteers as they looked at 30 paintings and listened to 30 musical excerpts.
Oct 28, 2015

@MarisaE10976 @CJuliaSM @JamieRoss7 evolutionary and neurological bases of beauty are subjects of much discussion wired.com/2011/07/why-do…

How Does Mindfulness Work?

jonahlehrer.com — In the summer of 1978, Ellen Langer published a radical sentence in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. It's a line that's easy to overlook, as it appears in the middle of the first page, sandwiched between a few dense paragraphs about the nature of information processing.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

goodreads.com — So You've Been Publicly Shamed has 1,147 ratings and 180 reviews. Paul said: Here is a 100% fast fun astonishing intriguing hectic sprint through the str...
Apr 12, 2015

RT @joynhensley: I finished @jonronson's SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED four hours ago and I'm still incredibly twitchy. A must-read! goodreads.com/book/show/2257…

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Feb 13, 2013

Here is the text of my speech. I'm deeply sorry for what I've done. t.co/vw3KJgT4

Jun 13, 2012

RT @anniemurphypaul: RT @PsychToday: Want to learn something backwards and forwards? Teach it to someone else. t.co/UprfLTRL

Jun 13, 2012

RT @JuddApatow: 20 Rules of screenwriting from Pixar. I need to laminate this. t.co/qfI2JcKs

Jun 12, 2012

RT @emilynussbaum: Seriously enjoying the Bill Simmons podcast with Lena Dunham: t.co/MB8I6MCD

Jun 12, 2012

RT @BetseyStevenson: Among top med researchers: women are 2.5x as likely to be unmarried, 50% more likely to be childless & still ea ...

Jun 12, 2012

@tnyfrontrow i think they're a reminder that we're still pretty bad at measuring many of the mental attributes that matter.

Jun 09, 2012

My latest Head Case column on how power protects primates from the toxic effects of stress: t.co/htooh6UZ t.co/7rMFW5WA

Jun 07, 2012

RT @katiebakes: Sitting at hotel bar watching bball and wonderin if the question "so, how'd you get so into sports?" has EVER been asked ...


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