Stop Serving the Feedback Sandwich
Compliment sandwich might not be as effective as I used to think.
I used to treat the compliment sandwich as the Holy Grail of communication; however, it seems I was mistaken.
Since I have tendency to overthink, decision making process has been always painful to me. Recently it reached the point of burnout. I was forced to learn how to distribute my brainpower wisely. This particular article helped me a lot.
We often fight for something that is not worth fighting for. In fact, the truth is the only thing that matters at the end.
“let your aim be to come at truth, not to conquer your opponent. So you never shall be at a loss in losing the argument, and gaining a new discovery.”
We are trying to boost our productivity by multitasking; however, such an approach undermines our focus and our allover progress.
This really pushes up the probability of extrasolar life.
Smart gadgets are slowly invading our lives and capturing our attention. Seriously, would you let your kid play with a touch screen?
Once your job prevents you from doing things you love, the burnout is inevitable. If you cannot change it, there is nothing better than quitting the job that is literally killing you.
A lovely set of flashbacks portraiting latter years of Richard P. Feynman as viewed by the eyes of Stephen Wolfram. Provoking, amusing and inspirational article.
Must read if you are still afraid to eat food dropped on the floor.
Our history is full of people who didn't get full credit for their contributions. Especially women tend to be the the victims of this trend, being stereotyped by patriarchal society as incapable of scientific work.
It seems the problems with plastics might be much older than we have ever thought.
Paradox of life. We make sustainable progress by making a chain of mistakes, while a serie of impeccable lucky shots inevitably ends up with a devastating failure.
The breakfast is indeed not that important. Skipping breakfast makes me more productive on the mornings, and it gives my guts extra time for regeneration.
One of the most comprehensive articles on Red Hat acquisition.
It's most likely the right time to be concerned about our future.
Although science did not disprove an intelligent designer, it has definitely shed some light on his/her/its intelligence (or rather the lack of it).
giraffes reflect the fact that organisms have not been created from scratch (or if they were, the Special Creator was notably inept).
The TED talk that completely changes the way how we perceive forest and plants in general.
Breathtaking story of the most peculiar operating system in the history of computing.
Especially today people tend to call 'science' almost anything that sounds like science. Nevertheless, there has always been an effective technique how to distinguish a faker from the real scientist. Just ask him/her to explain it without those fancy looking words...
Discovering that our microbiome influences digestion far more than we've ever thought is undoubtedly a game changer. It seems that we should start to think of the human body as a colony, rather than a single organism.
I was always aware that the astrology doesn't have anything common with our objective reality. One would assume that debunking astrology in the 21st century would be waste of time and resources; however, it seems that vast majority of people is still being deluded by this ancient myth. The question really is, how many studies these people need to realize that their time of birth has nothing to do with their personalities?
Modern medical care has already declined from the heavy use of antibiotics. As more bacterial strains are becoming resistant, it's matter of our survival. It seems we have yet another reason to significantly reduce use of antibiotics...
We are often taught that we have to avoid failure at all costs. However, everybody fails at the first time. Those who don't, inevitably fail at their second time. Whatever bad happens, it transforms into experience, setting the new starting point. Making failures drives us forward. Failure is the engine of creativity.
Intestinal microbiome is an essential part of our bodies. It turned out that Western diet can destroy it in two weeks and thus we are actively derailing evolution of our own species.
Amazing study aimed to the emotions that influence creativity.
A very nice article explaining why being 'a nice guy' can ruin your life.
While I'm still being a little bit causious against GMO crops, this article is revealing that the case is not black & white.
Chinese acupuncture therapy is starting to be widespread over the Western world. I tend to believe that there might be something to it, until I learned that there are also Korean acupuncture points, that are completely different from the Chinese points...
Brilliant TED talk by Jack Horner explaining why there are no fossils of baby dinosaurs.
It's totally unbelievable that the History channel has ever released the Ancient Aliens series. While meeting more and more fans of the series, I'm asking myself wherher these people tried to use their common sense. I'm really happy that somebody has put it together in such a nice way.