Category Archives: Curiosity

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This is super cool. via Elemental haiku

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(52) The Science & Art of Crafting Your Story: Maureen Gaffney at TEDxTallaght 2012 – YouTube

This is an awesomely useful video. I recommend it to you. via (52) The Science & Art of Crafting Your Story: Maureen Gaffney at TEDxTallaght 2012 – YouTube

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How to Be More Interesting: 5 Steps You Can Take Today

This is from the wonderful Vanessa Van Edwards. She’s a little over the top and excited, and she does have a point. Be curious and interesting. I particularly agree with asking thoughtful questions: What is the weirdest food you have … Continue reading

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More than having options, freedom is being true to yourself | Aeon Essays

This essay is messing with my head. It’s about freedom but that’s a complicated and challenging concept because we are socialized to limit ourselves and because society’s institutions lock us into these limits. Are we free if we cannot imagine … Continue reading

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Collection of space sounds released to mark 50 years since the moon landings – video | Science | The Guardian

This just plays to my love of science. (Should I get a tattoo on my forearm that says, “Science made this possible”). To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings later this month, an interactive collection of the sounds … Continue reading

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Oral History Workshop

I spend Saturday at this workshop. I hoped the workshop would help me find ways to collect stories I can use. But the workshop is about collecting archive quality interviews for future researchers. Certainly an admirable act; however, for each … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

This is useful and i am working on this. I encourage you to read this and practice at least one of the seven ways. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui Developing greater agency can help you make important life decisions and feel … Continue reading

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(85) Curiosity Is Your Super Power | Spencer Harrison & Jon Cohen | TEDxLosGatos – YouTube

This week I have been searching Harvard Business Magazine for ideas to provoke my students. Typically they are not curious. this may help them understand how important curiosity is.

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Tim Radford on science writing: ‘Don’t be afraid to ask simple questions’ | Science | The Guardian

I will read and think about this. Our blog to accompany the 2013 Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize asks top science writers about their craft. First up, former Guardian science editor Tim Radford Source: Tim Radford on science writing: ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge | Brain Pickings

My son and his partner graduated with their first degrees last Friday. They both graduated from Massey University, a university in New Zealand. I was incredibly encouraged when the businessman brought on to motivate the graduates, told them to “stay … Continue reading

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