Peg Fitzpatrick shares Elizabeth Gilbert’s Happiness Jar project. Write the happiest moment of your day down and put it in the jar. It’s as simple as that.
The seven habits of happy people that they never talk about. Mind Body Green.
The age of loneliness is killing us. The Guardian.
WikiHow explains how to recognize a psychopath.
Back in September, just before DevLearn, Twist recorded a conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson about science literacy and the future of work. Awesome stuff.
Moar Neil, this time from the Business Insider: Why role models are overrated. It starts a playlist, but they’re all interesting videos . . .
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This article by Keith E. Stanovich for The Scientific American made me think about thinking. Metathinking? Anyway, it’s about dysrational thought and intelligence.
Thought we were more enlightened than this? I did too. Excellent reality check and novel fodder. i09.
Ten comics intended to shut down terrible arguments (but that might really only inflame the situation—please use with caution). i09.
Another study confirms that ereaders disturb proper sleep patterns leading to various health complications. If you read anything before sleeping, make it a paper book. NPR.
We didn’t get to see this, but apparently there was a comet that could be seen with the naked (or binoculared) eye on New Year’s. The Christian Science Monitor.
Here are the top five National Geographic videos of 2014. Varied topics, but all fascinating.
People buy the strangest things. The Examiner.
An old-timey cover of Stay with me by Christina Gatti:
This guy casts his boxer puppy as Indiana Bones. Too kawaii for words. i09.
That’s your thoughty for the week.
See you Saturday!