Quote of the day
After fresh water, sand is the most consumed natural resource on the planet. As a logical consequence of this exploitation, sand’s limited reserves are threatened today.
~ Sand Wars by Denis Delestrac.
Active listening, Seth’s Blog | Tweet
The kind of listening we’re trained to do in school and at work is passive listening.
→What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn)
With age comes not only wisdom, but trust, Pacific Standard | Tweet
On the whole, do you trust people? Considerable research suggests fewer and fewer Americans do, and given the well-established link between trust and well-being, that’s concerning.
→The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
Male CEOs get bonuses; female CEOs get blame, Five Thirty Eight | Tweet
When companies do well, male executives reap the rewards at a far greater rate than their female counterparts. But when business turns bad, it’s women who suffer the greatest financial consequences.
→Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do About It
Speaking a second language may change how you see the world, Science mag | Tweet
Where did the thief go? You might get a more accurate answer if you ask the question in German. How did she get away? Now you might want to switch to English. Speakers of the two languages put different emphasis on actions and their consequences, influencing the way they think about the world, according to a new study.
Defending Darwin, Slate | Tweet
To teach evolution at the University of Kentucky is to teach at an institution steeped in the history of defending evolution education.
16 Ways to motivate anyone, The Creativity Post | Tweet
Moving beyond the notion of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation.
→7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The decline of marriage isn’t a problem, Vox | Tweet
For decades now, a dispute has raged between liberals and conservatives about whether the decline in marriage is a cause or a consequence of economic problems for the American working class.
The deadly global war for sand, Wired | Tweet
Our civilization is literally built on sand. People have used it for construction since at least the time of the ancient Egyptians.
How to write a memoir, The Write Practice | Tweet
For several years I have thought about writing my memoir. But, I wasn’t really sure how to proceed. Was I supposed to write about every mouse I had ever caught? Do I start my story where I was captured in an alley during a rain storm? I was desperate to find out how to tell my story.
→The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life
We are what we write?; Writer Unboxed | Tweet
In the publishing world, and particularly in the subset that is the high literary world (i.e. writers, editors, publishers, and critics of literary fiction and nonfiction), you, as a person,are what you write.