The Science of Productivity, Animated
Shockingly, when we look at some of the most elite musicians in the world, we find that they aren’t necessarily practicing more but, instead, more deliberately. This is because they spend more time focused on the hardest task and focus their energy in packets — instead of diluting their energy over the entire day, they have periods of intense work, followed by breaks. Not relying on willpower, they rely on habit and discipline scheduling. Studies have found that the most elite violinists in the world generally follow a 90-minute work regime, with a 15- to 20-minute break afterwards.
According to PPP, more people preferred Congress over:
• The Kardashians (49 percent preferred Congress to the popular family which only managed to grasp 36 percent)
• Fidel Castro (54-32)
• Communism (57-23)
• North Korea (61-26)
• Ebola virus (53-25)
• Lindsay Lohan (45-41)
• John Edwards (45-29)
• Playground bullies (43-38)
• Gonorrhea (53-28)
Stupid Republican Thing of the Day (1/4/13)
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.
I’ve heard/read some harsh words for those of us advocating gun control in the wake of Sandy Hook. One friend complained about those using the tragedy to push their pet projects.
I don’t want my children to die.
My need to keep my children alive is not a pet project.
I’m horrified, heartbroken, and absolutely sick over the loss of those children in CT. I have not been able to get them out of my mind, my heart, and my prayers ever since I first heard the awful news. I can’t even begin to imagine what those families are enduring, yet I can’t stop thinking about it and about those parents, siblings, friends, and families.
Do not mistake my desire to keep my children alive for a political agenda.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Welcome to the Corporate States of America, population you.
I HATE politics. This is mostly because the answer almost never lies in an extreme, and all political discourse seems to do is further polarize people to these extremes and leaves the rest in a void of apathy. Furthermore, I do not need pictures like this when I am seeking entertainment to escape the squabbling, horror, and tragedy of the real world…Rant over.
Hey tumblr I like you and all but I’m not reblogging pictures of grieving children to “show my support.” GTFO with that shit. Damn.
What’s worse is all of the news organizations interviewing these traumatized kids. Shit’s fucked up.
Throw the entire White House staff out.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is joined by Christopher Emdin and comedian Chuck Nice to discuss the challenges and progress in urban youth science education, featuring a very special interview with The Genius, GZA.
Science as hip-hop muse? Hell yeah.