18/06/07

On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

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18/05/24

Coffee. Love it or hate it, but you can’t stay indifferent to it. We all know coffee contains caffeine, is made from beans, and so on. But there’s so much more to it…

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18/05/17

“Let’s brainstorm a solution!” how many times have you heard that? It may seem like brainstorming has become a bit of a modern-day panacea to all maladies troubling businesses worldwide. But is brainstorming really a close to perfect solution? What are the downsides of brainstorming sessions?

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18/05/10

Simon Sinek says you should always start with “why.” This seems to be true both in the world of business and the world of self-development. One of the things we do is learn languages. But… why?

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18/04/26

We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. “Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn’t make them go away,” Wood says. “To achieve progress in the face of adversity, we need a genuine commitment to gaining a deeper understanding of humanity.

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