Combine that with our tendency to reveal more about ourselves digitally, and the implication is that digital connectedness brings conflict:
By Nicholas Carr | April 21, 2017 | Boston Globe
Welcome to the global village. It’s a nasty place.
If you just watched a really scary movie, a noise from another room (that you would normally ignore) could set your heart racing, as you perceive it as an intruder set to kill you rather than just the cat playing. The same principle can apply to police shootings — did they perceive a phone as a gun just because they were primed for danger? The article below describes how this is quite likely. Gives a whole different perspective of the police racism problem.
Manos Tsakiris |14 April, 2017 | aeon
Ever wonder why so many people don’t save for their retirement? It turns out humans treat their future selves as a stranger — and would you give money to a stranger? The article below explains this further and suggest ways you can counteract it:
And that has consequences.
Jane McGonigal | Apri 13, 2017 | Slate
You’re probably addicted to tech. You may not realize it, or think you’ve got it under control, or know the problem but hide it. Addiction does not have to be chemical, it could be behavioural — and it’s the latter that tech hooks you with. Apps, websites, social media are engineered to be irresistible.
“There are a thousand people on the other side of the screen whose job it is to break down the self-regulation you have.” — Tristan Harris, “design ethicist”
Adam Alter’s book, Irresistible, looks at addictive behaviours and what we can do about it. A fascinating excerpt from his book is published in Wired:
Check it out.
More and more evidence is showing up that your microbiota can affect your mental health. In other words, eat you probiotic yogurt.
Turns out “gut feeling” is more than just a fancy name for intuition. Our small and large intestine, and the trillions of bacteria that call it home, are more important than ever imagined for influencing our mood, our anxiety, our choices, and even our personalities. This week Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen goes straight for the gut with three surprising mind-gut connections.
Ellen Hendriksen, PhD | December 23, 2016 | Quickanddirtytips.com
Study finds that walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce risk of depression.
Rob Jordan | June 30, 2015 | Stanford News
Good, to the point advice.
Michelle Kinder | Jan 27, 2017 | Time magazine
It looks like “luck” is more of a frame of mind. And luck school actually helped unlucky people:
It pays to imagine your life is on a winning streak.
By Chelsea Wald | January 26, 2017 | Nautilus
“Luck is believing you’re lucky.”
—Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire