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The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity – Nautilus 0 (0)

2019-02-11T17:20:48-05:00

S implicity, simplicity, simplicity!” Henry David Thoreau exhorted in his 1854 memoir Walden , in which he extolled the virtues of a “Spartan-like” life. Saint Thomas Aquinas preached that simplicity brings one closer to God. Isaac Newton believed it leads to truth. Source: The Real Secret of Youth Is Complexity - Issue 68: Context

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A Stay at Kings County 0 (0)

2019-01-25T18:15:37-05:00

The psychiatry department of Kings County Hospital in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, serves one of the poorest, most at-risk, and most diverse populations in a borough that has otherwise become a byword for gentrification. Since 2017, I have been an artist-in-residence there, working on a photography project in its six-week partial hospitalization program for people transitioning

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A guide to worrying in the 21st century 0 (0)

2019-01-25T17:48:54-05:00

By Bill Gates  | December 3, 2018 The human mind wants to worry. This is not necessarily a bad thing—after all, if a bear is stalking you, worrying about it may well save your life. Although most of us don’t need to lose too much sleep over bears these days, modern life does present plenty of

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The Real Value of Facebook – Douglas Rushkoff – Medium 0 (0)

2019-01-10T17:17:09-05:00

Thanks in part to recent revelations about how the company gave access to user data and private messages to Netflix, Spotify, and others, as well as the dirty tricks campaign to smear Facebook critic… — Read on medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/the-real-value-of-facebook-19d1d6cb3003

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Is Mindfulness Meditation BS? | WIRED 0 (0)

2018-12-30T06:48:04-05:00

WIRED Logo Is Mindfulness Meditation BS? Click to share this story on Facebook Click to share this story on Twitter Click to email this story Click to comment on this story. (will open new tab) Going Up Is mindfulness meditation a capitalist tool or a path to enlightenment? Yes by Robert Wright | illustrations by…

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The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads – MIT Technology Review 0 (0)

2018-12-30T06:43:35-05:00

BrainNet allows collaborative problem-solving using direct brain-to-brain communication. — Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/612212/the-first-social-network-of-brains-lets-three-people-transmit-thoughts-to-each-others-heads/

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Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound | Maryanne Wolf | Opinion | The Guardian 0 (0)

2018-12-29T09:11:01-05:00

When the reading brain skims texts, we don’t have time to grasp complexity, to understand another’s feelings or to perceive beauty. We need a new literacy for the digital age writes Maryanne Wolf, author of Reader, Come Home In Pynchon’s 1973 novel Gravity’s Rainbow, an engineer named Kurt Mondaugen explains that temporal bandwidth is “the

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Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood 0 (0)

2018-12-28T06:44:38-05:00

A new study suggests that children who suffer through major trauma grow up to be adults with greater levels of empathy than others. — Read on bigthink.com/mind-brain/childhood-trauma-adult-empathy

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