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Inspirational Stories

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Here is a list of the best stories I collected over time from many of the wonderfully inspiring stories available on the web and elsewhere. If one of those stories resonates with you, moves you …

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Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

July 8, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment | 530 views
Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

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Alfred Hitchcock defines his idea of happiness:
“A clear horizon — nothing to worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive… I …

Questions No One (Yet) Knows the Answers to

July 2, 2012 – 2:06 pm | No Comment | 339 views
Questions No One (Yet) Knows the Answers to

TED curator Chris Anderson shares some fascinating questions with still-unknown answers, animated by Andrew Park of RSA Animate. This is the first video of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity.

Why Do We Shout In Anger?

May 27, 2012 – 9:37 am | No Comment | 1,242 views
Why Do We Shout In Anger?

A master asked his disciples: ‘Why do we shout in anger? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?’

The disciples thought for a while, and …

User Experience vs. User Interface

May 23, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment | 2,372 views
User Experience vs. User Interface

It is quite common for people, even inside software development teams to use the acronyms UX and UI as synonyms, but they are quite different. UX stands for “User Experience” while UI stands for “User …

Why Do We Have Brains?

May 23, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment | 137 views
Why Do We Have Brains?

This is a teaser to Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert TED Talk with the title "The real reason for brains".
He starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control …

7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

May 15, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment | 418 views
7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, …