It turns out we’ve been barking up the wrong tree. Efficiency is a metric for machines and computers, and the more psychologists learn, the less we resemble computers on life support. We have brains and bodies, and we operate according to biological needs. A better metric for human performance is effectiveness, not efficiency. Our brains can be remarkably effective under the right conditions, and not so effective under the wrong ones. … [Read more...] about Four Strategies To Carve Out Two Really Productive Hours Every Day
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For now, we have to lead from where we are, as we will. Our eyes will be on our current leaders and how they are handling this crisis. And come fall, we’ll vote on those who represent the voices we believe can best carry us forward. But the reality is that our ballots won’t look like our communities. If we want to build a very different future, it is at this moment that we have to recognize the incredible women who are leading in crisis in all different ways—and encourage them to run for office. … [Read more...] about Women are leading us through the pandemic. They should be leading our country next
At The Wonder, classes and activities will be off the beaten track. For instance, there will be classes on things that kids obsess over, including dinosaurs, unicorns, and trains. For kids who are really into insects, there will be a visiting bug zoo. There will also be workshops led by kids: An 11-year-old girl named Ella will teach a class about slime and a 9-year-old boy named Ender will teach a class about a spinning top called a Beyblade. There will be a lot of artist-inspired classes, too, including a Frida Kahlo crown-making class and a pin-the-ear-on-Van Gogh game. “We organized our programming through the lens of art and culture,” says Morales. “We hope to partner with other important cultural hubs in New York, like the Met and the Museum of Science, so that families don’t have to go all over the city. They can just come here.” … [Read more...] about Organic diapers, stroller detailing, and no phones allowed: inside an exclusive $5K/year club for kids
It is not that the G-20 will replace the work of other institutions; it can look at the larger picture and provide clear policy direction immediately. Its crucial role during the sub-prime and Eurozone crises cannot be underestimated. Now the challenge seems to even bigger. Many members, including China and India, have urged the G-20 to draw up an action plan for policy co-ordination both on health and economic fronts. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Can G-20 provide the right platform for a global response?
With the WHO warning of a short supply of PPE – 40 percent of the global demand – on March 3, domestic production has been picking up. The textiles ministry has roped in Indian non-woven manufacturers to develop a fabric for COVID-19 PPEs as per the recommendation of the Health Ministry. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: India to reach production capacity of 30,000 PPEs per day by April 25