The myth of the nice guy

Alt Text: Taking Another Look at the Myth of the ‘Nice Guy’
Lore Sjöberg, wired.com

Lore Sjoberg examines the linguistic and cultural implications of the myth of the “nice guy.”

Lore Sjöberg

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3 Strategies For Managing Public Speaking

3 Strategies For Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
By Deborah Grayson Riegel, fastcompany.com

Mark Twain once said, “There are two kinds of speak­ers: those that are ner­vous and those that are liars.” In other words, no mat­ter how sea­soned or “under-seasoned” you are when it comes to mak­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, there is going to be some…

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Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain

Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals
By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent, telegraph.co.uk

The works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are “rocket-boosters” to the brain and better therapy than self-help books, researchers will say this week.

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Geoffrey A Moore Author of Crossing the Chasm

(via Geoffrey A Moore Author of Crossing the Chasm, The Gorilla Game, Inside the Tornado and Escape Velocity – Books by Geoffrey Moore)

Big data is making social science truly predictive

Mind reading is possible! – Salon.com
By Kathleen Taylor, salon.com

Advances in neuroimaging suggest telepathy could be on the horizon. It’s time to consider how we’d use it

“If you have some­thing that you don’t want any­one to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Eric Schmidt, CE…

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The reason societies become less productive with industrialization

Seven Productivity Myths, Debunked by Science (and Common Sense)
Alan Henry, lifehacker.com

The end goal of “productivity” is to spend less time doing the things you have to do so you have more time for the things you want to do. Of course, if you follow every morsel of productivity advice out there, you probably spend more…

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Big ass fans: A cool breeze without the noise

Big Ass Fans Haiku | Popular Science
popsci.com

A cool breeze without the noise.

With its res­i­den­tial Haiku model, Big Ass Fans changed every con­ven­tion estab­lished by a cen­tu­ry of ceiling-fan design. That hot, loud, electromagnet-driven AC motor is now a cool, quiet, per­ma­nent­ly…

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