The problem with attempts to “bury” technology is that they embody an amoral and unsustainable vision.
The Internet of Things has allowed us to free our “cognitive resources.” But at what cost?
Google Docs e gli Hangouts si sono finalmente uniti in un’integrazione disponibile per tutti gli utenti che permetterà di lavorare e collaborare meglio a.
Dopo la presentazione del Galaxy S4 gli occhi degli appassionati si spostano verso il prossimo, grande appuntamento, il Google I/O di maggio, e se.
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Simona Lauri: un articolo che mette in discussione la famosissima dieta Dukan, che a me, personalmente, aveva creato perplessità sin da quando iniziò a diffondersi. E voi cosa ne pensate?
Tratto dall’articolo: Poco più di un anno fa siamo rimasti tutti incantati ad ammirare Kate Middleton in splendida forma sposare William di Inghilterra. Il segreto della sua esile figura è ormai noto e condiviso da milioni di donne e uomini in tutto il mondo: la famosa dieta Dukan.
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La Chiesa benedice le comunicazioni online e vede nella Rete la nuova frontiera dell’evangelizzazione: la logica prevalga però sul rumore di fondo.
E per le reti digitali le parole del Papa suonano come una autentica benedizione:
Questi spazi, quando sono valorizzati bene e con equilibrio, contribuiscono a favorire forme di dialogo e di dibattito che, se realizzate con rispetto, attenzione per la privacy, responsabilità e dedizione alla verità, possono rafforzare i legami di unità tra le persone e promuovere efficacemente l’armonia della famiglia umana. Lo scambio di informazioni può diventare vera comunicazione, i collegamenti possono maturare in amicizia, le connessioni agevolare la comunione. Se i network sono chiamati a mettere in atto questa grande potenzialità, le persone che vi partecipano devono sforzarsi di essere autentiche, perché in questi spazi non si condividono solamente idee e informazioni, ma in ultima istanza si comunica se stessi.
The Galatea effect, attentional bias, recency, and more. ;
To whoever thinking to be a rational thinker: think again!
Here they’re 57 schemes that are refuting our rationality.
Sempre più numerosi i casi di gente investita di proposito al supermercato perché era troppo lenta a fare acquisti
Road rage: nei supermercati un fenomeno analogo e non meno pericoloso. Perchè di questo di tratta: trolley rage, rabbia da carrello. Esiti di fronte ai surgelati. Non riesci a decidere che tipo di pomodori scegliere? Attenzione. Le conseguenze potrebbero essere serie.
‘Whatever it takes’: the Italian determined to save the euro
On the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games, Mario Draghi found himself in the august setting of Lancaster House in the heart of London’s royal district. He was a panellist at an official event intended to drum up foreign investment to the UK, but the president of the European Central Bank had weightier matters on his mind.
Europe’s single currency was disintegrating amid soaring borrowing costs in Greece, Spain and Mr Draghi’s native Italy. Speculation that the eurozone was heading for a break-up, with incalculable financial and political consequences, was rampant. It was time to draw a line in the crisis.
“Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro,” Mr Draghi said, pausing for effect. “And believe me, it will be enough.”
Mr Draghi’s advisers had been forewarned that he was preparing to make a forthright statement, but none had been apprised of the precise wording. In retrospect, the July declaration – which in effect dared financial markets to challenge the ECB’s unlimited firepower – may well be seen as a turning point in the three-year-old crisis.
“What I thought was that the markets should know what our stance was,” Mr Draghi, 65, recalls in an interview with the Financial Times in his office on the 35th floor of the ECB’s Frankfurt headquarters. Asked if he had rehearsed his pause, he laughs. “No, I’m not really that theatrical.”
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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.(Joseph Joubert)
This last week I have been reflecting on kindness and why there is not enough of it in the world.
While we are supposedly more open to softness and emotion, the reality is that we still privilege disconnection.
What do I mean by this?
Simply that the hard-nosed, cut off and detached can be perceived as more capable and grown up than their more sensitive peers.
Although they are rarely more capable and grown up or in fact even hard-nosed, the image is revered and therefore, reinforced.
But it’s a myth. Underneath, we are all vulnerable.
This doesn’t mean we can’t manage emotions appropriately or make difficult decisions. We navigate complexity daily.
In fact studies show that survivors of abuse accept vulnerability as a way to build strength and authenticity.
Hardness is a defense and it should not be confused with courage any more than someone who avoids dealing with real problems because they are difficult should be labeled kind.
Kindness takes courage.
Of course it’s easy to be kind when we’re in a great space and the world is working with us but when times are tough or we’re under stress it’s a greater challenge.
It’s so much easier to lash than it is to take a breath and deal with our own frustration.
And while doing so releases the pressure valve in the short term, you have to ask yourself what you are creating in the longer term and if that is what you really want.
Do you want a productive, trusting relationship with your colleague? A connected loving relationship with your partner or child? Will lashing out really help you accomplish that, or will it build walls?
I’ll bet that kindness (which includes being able to disagree, be firm or tackle difficulty) is better at creating long-term good.
And yet it doesn’t always seem to work like that way.
We hear of ruthless managers surrounded by people only too willing to do their bidding and many climb the corporate tree where there are seemingly no consequences for the way that they act.
But are these people following them out of respect for their ability or character? No, it’s just fear.
To excuse a lack of empathy some people retreat to evolution, talking about survival of the fittest as if it precludes kindness.
But survival of the fittest does not mean dog-eat-dog.
Darwin has been greatly misinterpreted.
Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab Dacher Keltner says Darwin believed sympathy was a stronger instinct than self-preservation and that we are profoundly cooperative in the way we live.
So why does the message get lost? Why are kind people sometimes seen as soft? Why is emotional sensitivity confused with weakness?
For a long time people thought it was possible to separate reason from feeling and that the job of the mind was to keep emotion under control.
This stemmed from the belief that body and mind were separate, something science has shown to be false.
The body and mind are so intimately connected that even the way we move impacts our thoughts and actions and vice versa.
And what we know is that being kind is not just good for us emotionally but physiologically too.
When we support others we increase the dopamine in our brains, giving us a kind of high. Emotional warmth also produces oxytocin, which reduces blood pressure and the free radicals and inflammation associated with ageing.
But the best thing is that kindness is contagious.
A recent study showed an anonymous person who donated a kidney set off a ripple where others did the same until 30 people received a new kidney as a result of that one act of kindness.
And the finding has been replicated.
In a game where selfishness made more sense than cooperation acts of kindness tripled over the course of an experiment by other subjects who were influenced to contribute more.
But it’s a case of monkey-see, monkey-do, which means that selfish behavior can also be replicated.
That makes it important not just to role model the behavior you’d like to see but to choose wisely who you keep around.
So if you find yourself being seduced by the aura of a can-do boss who takes no prisoners or are on the verge of lashing out, stop and consider this.
The cost of unkindness to yourself or others is huge.
And it’s not just body and soul, it has a domino effect on the world.
1. Do one kind thing for yourself each day that does not involve buying something.
2. Do one kind thing for someone else.And if you are yourself on the verge of being unkind, stop and reflect. What is your long-term goal?
3. And how will what you about to do help you accomplish that?
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People are nicer.
She then theorized that folks maybe just haven’t had the chance to have a bad day yet.
This was something I’d never thought of before, and got me thinking long and hard about other reasons to be a morning person (something I’ve long wanted to be.) I got to thinking so much that I came up a few other reasons as I ran. Maybe they’ll just convince me. (Or you.)
Five Reasons to Be A Morning Person
You get the best of you. If you’re sleeping enough (you are, aren’t you?) and you aren’t suffering from health problems, then you should be rested in the morning. In those first precious hours, you’ll have energy to do what you need to do. Caffeine may just push you over the edge into really productive!
An important mystery…. Italy is often grouped with Greece, Spain, etc. in discussions of the euro crisis. Yet its story is quite different. There were no massive capital inflows; debt is high, but deficits aren’t.
Fanno parte della “social media stategy” tutte quelle attività volte a promuovere brand, prodotti, aziende o singoli professionisti attraverso i social…