“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.” advertisement advertisement That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist William James in his 1890 book The Principles of Psychology, and is believed to be the first time modern psychology introduced the idea that one’s personality becomes fixed after a certain age. More than a century since James’s influential text, we know that, unfortunately, our brains start to solidify by the age of 25, but that, fortunately, change is still possible after. The key is continuously creating new pathways and connections to break apart stuck neural patterns in the brain. Simply put, when the brain is young and not yet fully formed, there’s a lot of flexibility and plasticity, which explains why kids learn so quickly, says Deborah Ancona, a professor of management and organizational studies at MIT. “It turns out that we, as human beings, develop … [Read more...] about What It Takes To Change Your Brain’s Patterns After Age 25
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Tristan Walker is in the house. advertisement advertisement He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, has just hosted a screening of a new documentary starring the rapper Nas. Nas is here, too, but from the way Tristan Walker works the crowd of nearly 1,000, you’d think it was his premiere. Sporting a light-gray Bailey fedora and a speckled charcoal sweatshirt bearing the logo of his new startup, Walker & Company Brands, the debonair 30-year-old dives into the masses, vanishes, reemerges in a corner deep in conversation, and makes introductions all around, exclaiming, “You two should meet!” During a stationary second, a young black man who can’t be more than 20 years old walks over. “I’ve been following your moves,” he says. “And I’ve been really inspired by you.” Walker is a celebrity in Silicon … [Read more...] about Tristan Walker: The Visible Man
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019, which seeks to ban commercial surrogacy, is now being taken up in the Rajya Sabha in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.The bill was passed by the 17th Lok Sabha by a voice vote in the Budget Session and moved for consideration to the Upper House by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on November 19.Surrogacy is defined as a practice where a woman bears a child for an intending couple, with the intention of handing over the child to them after birth.Close The surrogacy bill proposes a complete ban on commercial surrogacy – where the procedure is undertaken for monetary gain – but allows altruistic surrogacy, which involves no monetary compensation to the surrogate mother other than medical expenses and insurance coverage during the pregnancy. related news CCEA approves amendments to 'Toll Operate Transfer' model for national highways IBC: Govt notifies regulations for personal guarantors to corporate debtors Cabinet … [Read more...] about Surrogacy Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha: What is it and why is it problematic?
Of all the things you learned in school, chances are the right way to learn wasn’t one of them. advertisement advertisement To make it through academic life, most of us opt for what psychologists call “massed practice,” better known as cramming: It’s Monday and your test is Friday, so you save studying for the night before. One four-hour session can nab you a passing grade, so why not? Well, because that’s not how your brain likes to absorb information. You might remember enough to pass your exam the next day, but just a week or two later and the details will already be fuzzy, if not gone completely. Here’s how to do better. Related: Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It The Costs Of Cramming It’s easy to carry those bad learning habits into working life, reviewing the key materials for a big meeting just an hour beforehand, or staying up the night before to prepare for a presentation. But … [Read more...] about How To Teach Your Brain Something It Won’t Forget A Week Later