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Opinion | It’s Taken 5 Decades to Get the Ph.D. Her Abusive Professor Denied Her - The New York Times
So what are we still blind to today? What groups of people drop unnoticed out of Ph.D. tracks in 2019 — or out of journalism or investment banks or technology companies (or were never there to begin with)?

Race, gender and L.G.B.T. status get more attention now, but I suspect there’s little notice of the absence of undocumented immigrants, trans people and those with mental health challenges or other disabilities. The largest group of all that falls through the cracks is probably made up of those from poor, chaotic or working-class backgrounds. Children from the top 1 percent are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy college than kids from the bottom 20 percent.
college  justice  inspiration  education  university  phd  success  abuse  sexism 
1 hour ago by msszczep
LifeMathMoney on Twitter: "1. Goal (no deadline) = ‘Wish’ or Dream 2. Goal + Deadline = Objective 3. Goal + Deadline + Plan = Intention 4. Goal + Deadline + Plan + Consistent Action = ‘Success’ 5. PERSONALLY MEANINGFUL Goal + Deadline + Plan + Con
1. Goal (no deadline) = ‘Wish’ or Dream

2. Goal + Deadline = Objective

3. Goal + Deadline + Plan = Intention

4. Goal + Deadline + Plan + Consistent Action = ‘Success’

5. PERSONALLY MEANINGFUL Goal + Deadline + Plan + Consistent Action = Fulfillment
wish  dream  objective  intention  success  fulfilment 
14 hours ago by bekishore
Arts foster scientific success: Avocations of Nobel, National Academy, Royal Society, and Sigma Xi members. - PsycNET
Various investigators have proposed that "scientific geniuses" are polymaths. To test this hypothesis, autobiographies, biographies, and obituary notices of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences, members of the Royal Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences were read and adult arts and crafts avocations tabulated. Data were compared with a 1936 avocation survey of Sigma Xi members and a 1982 survey of arts avocations among the U.S. public. Nobel laureates were significantly more likely to engage in arts and crafts avocations than Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences members, who were in turn significantly more likely than Sigma Xi members and the U.S. public. Scientists and their biographers often commented on the utility of their avocations as stimuli for their science. The utility of arts and crafts training for scientists may have important public policy and educational implications in light of the marginalization of these subjects in most curricula
science  success  genius  life  art  arts  research  socialscience 
yesterday by msszczep
Opinion | You Don’t Want a Child Prodigy - The New York Times
While Tiger’s story is much better known, when sports scientists study top athletes, they find that the Roger pattern is the standard. Athletes who go on to become elite usually have a “sampling period.” They try a variety of sports, gain a breadth of general skills, learn about their own abilities and proclivities, and delay specializing until later than their peers who plateau at lower levels. The way to develop the best 20-year-old athlete, it turns out, is not the same as the way to make the best 10-year-old athlete.

The same general pattern tends to hold true for music, another domain where the annals of young prodigies are filled with tales of eight hours of violin, and only violin, a day. In online forums, well-meaning parents agonize over what instrument to pick for a child, because she is too young to pick for herself and will fall irredeemably behind if she waits. But studies on the development of musicians have found that, like athletes, the most promising often have a period of sampling and lightly structured play before finding the instrument and genre that suits them.
talent  success  life  sports  music  children  kids 
yesterday by msszczep
Opinion | The Comeback of the Century - The New York Times
True, nearly one in four adults in this country have not read a book in the last year. But the book — with a spine, a unique scent, crisp pages and a typeface that may date to Shakespeare’s day — is back. Defying all death notices, sales of printed books continue to rise to new highs, as do the number of independent stores stocked with these voices between covers, even as sales of electronic versions are declining.

Nearly three times as many Americans read a book of history in 2017 as watched the first episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones.” The share of young adults who read poetry in that year more than doubled from five years earlier. A typical rage tweet by President Trump, misspelled and grammatically sad, may get him 100,000 “likes.” Compare that with the 28 million Americans who read a book of verse in the first year of Trump’s presidency, the highest share of the population in 15 years.
book  books  tech  technology  inspiration  success  failure  life 
2 days ago by msszczep
Opinion | Power? No, Thanks, I’m Good - The New York Times
The wish to have power over others is altogether alien to me; I just don’t get it, any more than I get why anyone wants to have kids or play Settlers of Catan. Even sexual fantasies based on power dynamics don’t particularly appeal to me. Why would I want to boss other people around? What would I make them do? My taxes, maybe? It just sounds awkward, and like a huge hassle. I don’t even like being waited on by people I’d rather have a beer with; I’m uncomfortable holding the meager (and mostly illusory) power of grades over my students.

However: Doing what I want, and not being made to do things I don’t want to do, has been one of my main priorities in adulthood, the principle around which I’ve structured my life.

I would define power as the ability to make other people do what you want; freedom is the ability to do what you want. Like gravity and acceleration, these are two forces that appear to be different but are in fact one. Freedom is the defensive, or pre-emptive, form of power: the power that’s necessary to resist all the power the world attempts to exert over us from day one. So immense and pervasive is this force that it takes a considerable counterforce just to restore and maintain mere autonomy. Who was ultimately more powerful: the conqueror Alexander, who ruled the known world, or the philosopher Diogenes, whom Alexander could neither offer nor threaten with anything? (Alexander reportedly said that if he weren’t Alexander, he would want to be Diogenes. Diogenes said that if he weren’t Diogenes, he’d want to be Diogenes too.)
power  success  life  philosophy  failure  fame 
4 days ago by msszczep
Identity Based Decision Making: 6 Types Of Decision Making
Considering the identity you’d like to have and the person you’d like to be, what’s the environment to set yourself up for that? What incentives are you going to set up?
self  success  goals  incentives  5star  identity 
5 days ago by lightningdb
3rd grade Wind Turbine engineers at work - Day 2! 😁
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11 days ago by tolkien
$SPX $SPY $QQQ "Learn to sit back and observe. not everything needs a reaction."
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11 days ago by rcsmedia

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