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Wit’s End by James Geary review 2 (1)

2018-12-14T07:44:52-05:00

In ‘Wit’s End,’James Geary takes a serious look at humor. Like metaphor, the subject of Geary’s previous book “I Is an Other,” wit often yokes together dissimilar entities to achieve a sudden illumination. Geary devotes several pages to the Russian formalist theory of art as “defamiliarization”: By making the habitual and familiar seem strange, great works open

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Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creativel 0 (0)

2018-12-14T07:48:02-05:00

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an 'out-of-the-box' solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have to come up with several creative ideas). — Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181210150622.htm

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Social Media Is Terrible For Mental Health 0 (0)

2018-12-14T05:13:47-05:00

Last year, Facebook created an algorithm to monitor teenagers’ moods for signs of insecurity and worthlessness (both risk factors for suicidal thoughts) for the purpose of serving them ads for mental health services. Other offerings like Betterhelp, an online counseling service, have zeroed in on influencer marketing as a way to draw in patients. Health care companies have

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Marginalia Books 0 (0)

2018-12-14T05:25:10-05:00

Marginalia Books is the first and only publisher of originally hand-annotated classics of world literature and nonfiction. Read on marginaliabooks.com/

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People Who Strongly Believe Things That Aren’t True 0 (0)

2018-12-14T05:37:43-05:00

A new radio series interviews people with delusions of all kinds, from believing you are dead to thinking you are the second coming of the messiah. — Read on tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/pa5qan/to-understand-delusions-we-need-to-listen-to-people-with-delusional-beliefs

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