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Everything Is Crumbling An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
Everything Is Crumbling
An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
psychology  replication  crisis  grit  virtue  character  ego  depletion  willpower 
14 days ago by ernie.bornheimer
Pamplin Media Group - Changes coming to the NHS library
When the former Newberg High School librarian retired last summer, the school district eliminated the position and handed its responsibilities to tech director Luke Neff. The first order of business for Neff in his newfound role was to hold a meeting to discuss the library's future.

At a brainstorming session that included school board members, interim superintendent Joe Morelock, parents, students and local librarians, Neff and his colleagues produced an ambitious plan to modernize and revamp the library. With the financial backing of the Austin Family Foundation — among other local donors — they made it happen.

"We really opened the space up and provided students a chance to collaborate and do more hands-on learning," Neff said. "There's a quote I really like that says, 'The library as a warehouse of information is an outdated concept. The library of the 21st century is a community workshop.'"

The old computer lab was replaced with a "makerspace," which includes a video production studio, audio recording studio and crafting space for hands-on crafting projects. In the main section of the library, dusty bookshelves were taken out to make room for furniture donated to the school by Nike.

Now, the library is a more open space for student clubs to meet and others to come work on homework or projects. The computer lab functions as a workshop for clubs and individuals as well.

Neff gave NHS students the opportunity to decide what will be in the makerspace and he said they have been actively involved in the process from the beginning.
agile_learning_center  library  ego 
19 days ago by lukeneff
Regret-stergram – DHH – Medium
Chasing affection from people I mostly didn’t know, so I could please an ego that vowed not to care.

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But it didn’t take long for the feelings to become mixed. While I was sharing beautiful pictures of beautiful things, it clearly wasn’t the whole story. I didn’t share many of the most beautiful discoveries or memories I was making writing software, reading philosophy, or building community. And I most certainly didn’t share any of the mundane or the hard or the tragic or the heartbreak. It was all visual pleasures.
mundane  tragic  hard  heartbreak  ego  regret  instagram  facebook  social  media  cycle  consumption  contribution  dhh 
23 days ago by bekishore
David Adams on Twitter: "The more power the left gains, the more vociferously will entrenched interests fight back. We better have a lot more in our arsenal than sarcasm and call-outs. Twitter is exactly the wrong place to prepare."
"The more power the left gains, the more vociferously will entrenched interests fight back. We better have a lot more in our arsenal than sarcasm and call-outs. Twitter is exactly the wrong place to prepare.

A few accounts miraculously navigate this poisoned discursive terrain adroitly. @BlackSocialists comes immediately to mind. They do Twitter "wrong" and it's wonderful to see.

That sort of patient, clear, drama- and hyperbole-free presentation is something to learn from. Stick to the principles, stick to the material analysis, dodge around the feints and discursive traps of the opposition.

These are skills we have to put real effort into learning, but then, they don't call it a fight or a struggle because it comes automatically, right? These rhetorical skills are part of our basic training.

Going for the sick own, the oh-snap fireworks, is about your own personal brand, your lil ego, & that, folks, is commodification in action. Socialism isn't about you-as-atomized-individual. It's about us, building understanding, seeing above the spectacle, gaining power together."
davidadams  twitter  socialism  activism  education  ego  personalbranding  solidarity  collectivism  bsa  blacksocialistsofamerica  socialmedia  individualism  howto  organizing  resistance  struggle  sarcasm  callouts  training  opposition 
27 days ago by robertogreco
Radio Ads by Ari Herzog
Two radio spots I recorded for State Rep campaign in 2014
radio  ego 
8 weeks ago by ariherzog
Power Causes Brain Damage - The Atlantic
"If power were a prescription drug, it would come with a long list of known side effects. It can intoxicate. It can corrupt. It can even make Henry Kissinger believe that he’s sexually magnetic. But can it cause brain damage?
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"... Obhi studies brains. And when he put the heads of the powerful and the not-so-powerful under a transcranial-magnetic-stimulation machine, he found that power, in fact, impairs a specific neural process, “mirroring,” that may be a cornerstone of empathy.
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"Is there nothing to be done?

No and yes. It’s difficult to stop power’s tendency to affect your brain. What’s easier—from time to time, at least—is to stop feeling powerful.
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"Insofar as it affects the way we think, power, Keltner reminded me, is not a post or a position but a mental state. Recount a time you did not feel powerful, his experiments suggest, and your brain can commune with reality. ... CEOs who as children had lived through a natural disaster that produced significant fatalities were much less risk-seeking than CEOs who hadn’t. ... CEOs who had lived through disasters without significant fatalities were more risk-seeking."
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management  business  brain  empathy  power  ego 
9 weeks ago by Tonti
Twitter
+ mental problems impact millions, daily. Especially in the community. Don’t let your
ego  Anxiety  health  afram  from twitter
12 weeks ago by Holmete

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