Michio Kaku: Mental communication and infinite knowledge are on the horizon

Michio Kaku: Mental communication and infinite knowledge are on the horizon

Eventually, a computer chip will cost a penny, which is the cost of scrap paper. They’ll be everywhere and nowhere, including your eyeball, in your contact lens. You’ll blink, and you’ll be online. And who are the first people to buy internet contact lenses? College students, taking final examinations. They will blink and see all …

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20 Psychological Tricks to Try on Your Friends

20 Psychological Tricks to Try on Your Friends

How about you and me do a mind meld? Nah, I’m not Spock. Yep, we don’t have the power of mind control—uhh…yet—but the power of psychology is almost as good! Yep, if you know what to do and what to look for, you can get exactly what you want from others… Here’s my list: 1. …

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How to connect with depressed friends | Bill Bernat

How to connect with depressed friends | Bill Bernat

The one conversation that uplifted me more than any other in my life was with a woman who told me how, a few days earlier, she drove her Jeep Wrangler to the edge of the Grand Canyon and sat there, revving the engine, thinking about driving over. Even though I had severe social anxiety, in …

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Learn about the National Standard – Psychological and Social Support

Learn about the National Standard – Psychological and Social Support

Think of your workplace. Have you ever noticed a change in the way someone behaved? Perhaps they started coming in later… or maybe they were missing meetings or deadlines when normally they’re on time with these types of things. What did YOU do in that situation? Did you speak to them about what you saw? …

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Learn about the National Standard – Psychological Demands

Learn about the National Standard – Psychological Demands

Think about your job. What type of a setting do you work in? Do you interact with a lot people? Do you have to travel a lot, or work in shifts? Now try thinking about another job. Maybe it’s paramedic services. If you were a paramedic would you struggle seeing people in distress? Maybe it’s …

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The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood

The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood

So when you think about a child, a close friend, or a romantic partner, the word “love” probably comes to mind, and instantly other emotions rush in: joy and hope, excitement, trust and security, and yes, sometimes sadness and disappointment. There might not be a word in the dictionary that more of us are connected …

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Why I train grandmothers to treat depression | Dixon Chibanda

Why I train grandmothers to treat depression | Dixon Chibanda

On a warm August morning in Harare, Farai, a 24-year-old mother of two, walks towards a park bench. She looks miserable and dejected. Now, on the park bench sits an 82-year-old woman, better known to the community as Grandmother Jack. Farai hands Grandmother Jack an envelope from the clinic nurse. Grandmother Jack invites Farai to …

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11 Psychological Facts About Yourself You Didn’t Know

11 Psychological Facts About Yourself You Didn’t Know

There are a lot of things in this world that are hard to understand, but the human brain has to be the most incomprehensible. Like, why do you forget some things and remember others? How come rejection feels like physical pain? Don’t worry, I’ll get there. But first, how about this surprising psychological tidbit: _____ …

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7 Psychological Effects That Rule Your Whole Life

7 Psychological Effects That Rule Your Whole Life

Did you know you could sell a $20 bill for ten times its value? Or that a person you’re physically attracted to may not be as smart and funny as you think? These things are called cognitive biases, and they rule your entire life without you even knowing it. Here are some of the most …

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What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic

What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic

Translator: Milena Tomol Reviewer: Claire Ghyselen We start with a simple question: “Does my pet really love me, or does she just want a treat?” (Laughter) Obviously, she really loves us. Obviously, right? (Laughter) How do we know what’s really going on in those furry little heads? Something is going on. Why is the question …

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