Neuroscince Reveals Link Between Brain function, Physical Well-Being, and Productivity
Facebook and Twitter Limit Political Debate — Science of Us
Is social media really fostering robust discussion and debate?
According to a new report from the Pew Research Center called “Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence,” the answer is no. In fact, it may be doing the opposite. Pew polled 1,801 Americans, asking them about their “opinions about the Snowden leaks, their willingness to talk about the revelations in various in-person and online…
Do ‘Gamified’ Health Apps Work? Who Knows — Science of Us
“As it stands, the current industry use of gamification, game elements, and behavioral theory are subpar, illustrating a proliferation of apps available for download following no set industry standard that is currently available.” In other words, a fun, gamified app is not automatically a gamified app that will actually keep the calories off.
Spotify’s mesmerizing new map shows that music can be social again
This is sort of novel. It just goes to show you the many aspects of our lives that are now captured, measured, and made observable to others.
Originally posted on Quartz:
Spotify turned on a cool new feature this morning called Serendipity, an interactive map that highlights places on the planet where two people begin a song at…
Strategies for calling time on long hours - FT.com
Question: Can consultants, at the beck and call of clients’ demands, ever have anything approaching a work-life balance?
For a year [Prof. Perlow, HBS] studied his team at Boston Consulting Group and came back with the verdict that the biggest problem was a lack of predictability. “People could never make a plan because of client demands,” recalls Mr Freeland. So they came up with a scheme called…
10 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You [reblog]
A simple and current reminder that language is a living thing.
“In many cases, the original meanings are based on Japanese culture, as that is where emoji were first popularized. But people have since adopted entirely new uses and meanings for certain emoji.From cultural crossovers to niche communities, some of these reinterpretations have become so mainstream, that it might surprise you to find…