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We Were Made for These Times!

What follows is an extraordinary call of the heart by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Not only is it worth reading, it's worth reading aloud -- so you hear it and feel it as well as see it. Then, you get to decide who you want to share it with -- and how. This is a piece of deep, soul-inspired, primal writing that deserves to travel to every corner of the Earth.
Tags: Guest Posts, Innovation, Clarissa Pinkola Estes

US Air Force Cut Blue Origin and Northrop Rocket Development Funding

The US Air Force is ending Launch Service Agreement contracts awarded in October 2018 to Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman, as well as to ULA. The Launch Service Agreement contracts were to help Phase... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, US Air Force, Northrop Grumman, US Air Force Cut Blue Origin, Northrop Rocket Development Funding

Provinces with 55% of Canada’s Population Working on Gen 4 Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Alberta is joining New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan to work together to support the development and deployment of SMRs (small modular reactors). Combined the four provinces are 21 million out... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Canada, Innovation, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick Ontario

Inside Ice Giant Planets and Exoplanets

A new method of computer simulation sheds light on the present structure and past evolution of Ice Giant planets like Uranus and Neptune. Researchers analyzed the conduction of electricity and heat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Neptune Researchers

Self-driving cars to race for $1.5 million at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ​

The Indy Autonomous Challenge will task student teams with developing self-driving software for race cars. The competition requires cars to complete 20 laps within 25 minutes, meaning cars would need to average about 110 mph.The organizers say they hope to advance the field of driverless cars and "inspire the next generation of STEM talent." The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted thousands of high-speed races since it was constructed in 1909. But none were like the upcoming Indy Autonomous ...
Tags: Cars, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Darpa, Ai, Driverless Cars, Southern California, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ANSYS Inc, Dallara, Ansys, Energy Systems Network, Indy Autonomous Challenge, Matt Peak, Ajei Gopal

The dangers of the chemical imbalance theory of depression

A study at Harvard's McLean Hospital claims that using the language of chemical imbalances worsens patient outcomes. Though psychiatry has largely abandoned DSM categories, professor Joseph E Davis writes that the field continues to strive for a "brain-based diagnostic system."Chemical explanations of mental health appear to benefit pharmaceutical companies far more than patients. The pharmacological revolution began with tranquilizers. Miltown was the country's first "blockbuster" drug. Toute...
Tags: Psychology, Health, America, Neuroscience, Society, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, Medical Research, Innovation, Davis, Fda, Freud, Derek, Ny Times, Twitter Facebook

INTERVIEW : Chris Baumann, le Design chez TADO

Le design au coeur de nos quotidiens, partons aujourd’hui à la découverte de la marque TADO, spécialiste allemand de la technologie / domotique à destination de nos chauffages et climatisations. Une réflexion au coeur de notre projet de rénovation de notre appartement, où comment rendre notre habitat plus intelligent ? plus en phase avec nos modes de vie ? et s’il est possible de moins consommer… Facilité la maitrise de noter consommation d’énergie, pièce par pièce, mais également garder un oei...
Tags: Books, Design, Interview, Geek, Designer, Munich, Innovation, Tado, Bmw, High Tech, Allemagne, Domotique, Maison, Voici, Chris Baumann, Futurice

Navy SEALs: How to build a warrior mindset

The fact that U.S. Navy SEALs endure very rigorous training before entering the field is common knowledge, but just what happens at those facilities is less often discussed. In this video, former SEALs Brent Gleeson, David Goggins, and Eric Greitens (as well as authors Jesse Itzler and Jamie Wheal) talk about how the 18-month program is designed to build elite, disciplined operatives with immense mental toughness and resilience. Wheal dives into the cutting-edge technology and science that th...
Tags: Psychology, Navy, Success, Neuroscience, War, Brain, Military, Innovation, Mind, Performance, Cooperation, Personal Growth, U S Navy, Goggins, Potential, Jesse Itzler

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Destruction of the Old University Models

The USA has almost 19 million college students. There are about 1.5 million faculty in degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Most US colleges are re-opening because they would go bankrupt if... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Usa, US, Innovation

Pandemic Reveals Digital Banking Transformation Paradoxes

The potential of digital banking transformation will fall short if investments do not align with known strategies for success. The post Pandemic Reveals Digital Banking Transformation Paradoxes appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Technology, Digital Transformation, Finance, Spotlight, Innovation, Digital Banking, Digital Banking Strategies, Digital Banking Report, Innovation Strategies, Technology Strategies

New guidelines redefine 'obesity' to curb fat shaming

New guidelines published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal argue that obesity should be defined as a condition that involves high body mass index along with a corresponding physical or mental health condition.The guidelines note that classifying obesity by body mass index alone may lead to fat shaming or non-optimal treatments.The guidelines offer five steps for reframing the way doctors treat obesity. Doctors determine obesity by dividing a patient's weight by their height, producing...
Tags: Health, Obesity, Innovation, Prince, Hamlet, Berry, Canadian Medical Association Journal, University of Calgary, Rebecca Scritchfield, Human body, David C W Lau, Julia MacFarlane Diabetes Research Centre, Elliot M Berry

The State of Social Media Customer Support – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

With more and more businesses now using social media to connect with their customers, social media websites have become the most preferred platform for providing customer support. Social media... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Infographics, Innovation, Social Media Customer Support

How COVID-19 will change the way we design our homes

COVID-19 is confounding planning for basic human needs, including shelter. Around the world, home builders are vigilantly reading tea leaves in the fog, trying to figure out how to survive (and even thrive in) an unfolding economic disaster. And we mourn the fallen, working to keep our loved ones healthy and safe.COVID-19 has drawn a political dividing line in much of the world. It reminds me of something an American revolutionary, Samuel Johnson, said in 1775: "Patriotism is the last refuge of ...
Tags: Work, Europe, Design, Washington Post, China, America, Architecture, Canada, Work-life balance, House, Innovation, University Of Chicago, Epidemiology, Zika, World Economic Forum, U S Supreme Court

DNA from an unknown ancestor found in modern humans

A new study of the genomes of Modern Humans, Neanderthals, and Denisovans suggests the three were interbreeding quite often. The study also found DNA from an unidentified, archaic human ancestor which we inherited from the Denisovans. Homo Erectus is the most likely source of this DNA.Modern Humans are the last members of the genus Homo. While we've managed to outlast an extensive list of cousins and genetic ancestors, their genetic heritage lives on through us. More than a few studies have repo...
Tags: Dna, Spain, Genetics, Innovation, Evolution, Denisovans, Homo erectus, Human body

US-China Splitting Internet, Technology and Business into East and West Blocs 2.0

The US State Department has a broader action on technology from China that is banning apps and is part of a US-China split of the internet, technology and business world into the China side and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: China, US, Innovation, US State Department, US China, West Blocs

How gene editing a person’s brain cells could be used to curb the opioid epidemic

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic cripples the economy and kills hundreds of people each day, there is another epidemic that continues to kill tens of thousands of people each year through opioid drug overdose. Opioid analgesic drugs, like morphine and oxycodone, are the classic double-edged swords. They are the very best drugs to stop severe pain but also the class of drugs most likely to kill the person taking them. In a recent journal article, I outlined how a combination of state-of-the-art...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Dna, US, Genetics, Harvard, Medical Research, Innovation, Crispr, National Institute on Drug Abuse, IMI, Miles Cunningham, Craig W Stevens, Pharmacology Oklahoma State

NASA detects unexpected lightning storms in Jupiter's upper atmosphere

The Juno space probe orbiting Jupiter has observed lightning at impossibly high points in the Jovian atmosphere. The findings, combined with other atmopsheric data, led to the creation of a new model of the atmosphere. The findings answer a few questions about Jupiter, but create many more. Since 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft has been observing Jupiter's atmosphere, magnetosphere, and gravitational field. It has already managed to take fantastic images, discovered new cyclones, and analyze the ga...
Tags: Weather, Space, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Planets, Jupiter, Cornell University, Juno, Galileo

Check Out New Reality TV Series Debuting on FYI Network: DREAM LIFE Starring Serena DC!

Dream Life: Your sweet escape to a new reality In today’s world, an escape from reality would do us all some good. For the perfect way to escape, look no further than Serena DC’s Dream Life, premiering on FYI network on August 9.     Dream Life makes the most of Serena’s many talents and […]
Tags: Videos, Featured, Television, Celebrity, California, Life, Adventure, Love, Women, Lifestyle, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Marketing Strategy, Viral

LIVE EVENT | Radical innovation: Unlocking the future of human invention

Add event to calendar Using a combination of imagination and technology, science tech company Nanotronics aims to revolutionize the factory floor so that industries can have a smaller factory footprint, produce less waste, and rapidly increase the speed from R&D to production—it's this very philosophy that allowed Nanotronics to pivot and manufacture ventilators as a rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Big Think Live session, presented by BMO Financial Group, Matthew P...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Technology, Future, Creativity, Innovation, Manufacturing, Ai, Humanity, Putnam, Peter Hopkins, BMO Financial Group, Nanotronics, Matthew Putman

The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries. What do you think all successful brands have in common? I agree with the definition of Professor Sharp, which is very clear in this respect. Successful brands usually command a vast market share, generated by mental an...
Tags: Asia, Business, Leadership, Disruption, China, India, Africa, Marketing, Digital, Brands, Innovation, Sharp, Hermès, Florence, Coke, Alexa

What Is An Innovation Sprint And Why You Might Need One?

Innovation Sprints are a really hot topic right now and for good reason. Some of the biggest companies in the world are using them to build the products we know and love. If you don’t know what an Innovation Sprint is, it’s essentially a framework that allows you to decide on a problem, generate solutions and prototype and then test ideas with real consumers, in between 3 and 5 days. Created by Google, the framework has been a game changer for people working in the world of digital product...
Tags: Google, Innovation, Fmcg, Ideation, Design Sprint, Innovation Sprints

Oxytocin may play a role in protecting against Alzheimer's

While the exact cause of Alzheimer's remains unknown, researchers are targeting toxic beta-amyloid buildup. A recent study on mice found oxytocin could be a protective agent against plaque buildup. Though more research needs to be conducted, this is a hopeful sign in our fight against a crippling disease. While Americas watch the battle for the most cognitively-fit president unfold on social media and television, the problem pundits are really discussing is dementia. Currently, 5.7 million Ame...
Tags: Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Innovation, Dementia, Derek, Twitter Facebook, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Eleftheria Kodosaki, Kodosaki, De Crespigny Park London, Kodaski

Why ‘Christian nationalists’ are less likely to wear masks and social distance

A new study used survey data to examine the interplay between Christian nationalism and incautious behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.The researchers defined Christian nationalism as "an ideology that idealizes and advocates a fusion of American civic life with a particular type of Christian identity and culture."The results showed that Christian nationalism was the leading predictor that Americans engaged in incautious behavior. After the U.S. began battling the coronavirus in February, it...
Tags: Religion, America, United States, Christianity, Innovation, Christian, Trump, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald TrumpPast

Two-thirds of parents say technology makes parenting harder

Today's parents believe parenting is harder now than 20 years ago.A Pew Research Center survey found this belief stems from the new challenges and worries brought by technology.With some schools going remote next year, many parents will need to adjust expectations and re-learn that measured screen usage won't harm their children. Parents and guardians have always endured a tough road. They are the providers of an entire human being's subsistence. They keep that person feed, clothed, and bathe; ...
Tags: Health, Family, Technology, Media, Parenting, Children, Social Media, Teaching, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Pew, Pew Research Center, Moana, Don, Jenny Radesky

External Walls and Roof of Tesla Giga Berlin On Track for August Completion

Tesla is using large cranes to put pre-constructed wall and roof sections into place for the Gigafactory in Berlin. This appears to be on track to reach the completion of the outside building... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Berlin, Tesla, Innovation, Gigafactory, Tesla Giga Berlin

Unfiltered lessons of a female entrepreneur

Women today are founding more businesses than ever. In 2018, they made up 40% of new entrepreneurs, yet in that same year, they received just 2.2% of all venture capital investment. The playing field is off-balance. So what can women do?They can get candid with each other. In this Big Think Live session, Victoria Montgomery Brown, co-founder and CEO of Big Think, and Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, will discuss entrepreneurship, decision-making, and leadership lessons from Vic...
Tags: Decision Making, Business, Money, Media, Finance, New York City, Women, Entrepreneur, Success, Yale, New York Times, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Victoria, Start-up, Montreal

How meditation can change your life and mind

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to what mindfulness is and what meditation can do for those who practice it. In this video, professors, neuroscientists, psychologists, composers, authors, and a former Buddhist monk share their experiences, explain the science behind meditation, and discuss the benefits of learning to be in the moment."Mindfulness allows us to shift our relationship to our experience," explains psychologist Daniel Goleman. The science shows that long-term meditato...
Tags: Happiness, Neuroscience, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Innovation, Consciousness, Emotions, Mind, Buddhism, Abc News, Self, Buddhist, Dan Harris, Daniel Goleman

Tesla Can Win With Breakthroughs in Batteries, Factories or Self-Driving

In mid-2019, Nextbigfuture predicted that 2020 would be year that Tesla would begin dominating the world with dry battery technology. Gali at Hyperchange is predicting that the major announcement... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Tesla, Innovation, Nextbigfuture, GALI, Hyperchange

Apple Almost $2 Trillion

Apple is at a valuation of $1.95 trillion. Apple is how a strong quarterly earnings report and announced a 4:1 stock split. Apple is now worth nearly $200 billion more than second place Saudi Aramco.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Innovation, Saudi Aramco

Those Who Trust Us, Educate Us

"Those who trust us, educate us." - George Eliot NOTE: What follows is a guest post from Mohammed Azim, Secondary School Head of English, Teacher, and Coach at Al Siraat College, in Epping, Australia. Mohammed is one of 33 teachers and staff members participating in Idea Champions' four-month Team Leadership Training, one module of which focuses on trust. "I like the above quotation by the English novelist, Mary Ann Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot! I am also reminded of our bel...
Tags: Trust, Innovation, Prophet, George Eliot, Mary Ann Evans, Al Siraat College, Epping Australia Mohammed, George Eliot I am