The Economist has an interesting article on wealth, poverty, and compassion. A study shows that the wealthly are actually less inclined to give to others than the poor. An odd twist, however, is that when made to feel poor, the weathly give more. Contriwise, when made to feel wealthy, the poor give less. Read more here:
Every wonder about which countries have the most executions? Country number one, China, might not surprise you, given both China’s size and history of human rights issues. Number two, however, might. The United States rounds out the top five.
An interesting video that shows the change in American’s mood throughout the country as the day progresses by interpreting tweets from Twitter.
You might note: Florida looks like the place to be!
This is a bit of a heavy article from physorg.com, but for all you caffeine addicts out there, you might want to work through it. In particular:
“The resulting collection of original studies conveys multiple perspectives on topics ranging from molecular targets of caffeine, neurophysiological modifications and adaptations, to the potential mechanisms underlying the behavioral and neuroprotective actions of caffeine in distinct brain pathologies.”
The real science of motivation is fascinating. This 10 minute video should be mandatory viewing for every manager.
This starts a bit slow, but is nonetheless quite a powerful presentation. Would you believe there have been 2000 detonations of nuclear devices since 1945? How many do you think came from France? You might be surprised: