When Carol Dweck was starting out as a developmental psychologist, she’d go into schools and subject children to a series of increasingly difficult puzzles. She was astonished by what the kids did. As she writes in her book “Mindset“: Confronted with the hard puzzles, one ten-year-old boy pulled up his chair, rubbed his hands together, smacked his lips, and cried out, “I love a challenge!” Another, sweating away on these puzzles, looked up with a pleased expression and said with authority, “You know, I was hoping this would be informative!” What is wrong with them? I wondered. I always thought you coped with failure or you didn’t cope with failure. I never thought anyone loved failure. Were these alien children or were they on to something? You could see it in these kids’ faces: When they came to a problem they didn’t get, they didn’t start thinking they were failing, Dweck says. They thought they were learning. While … [Read more...] about Here’s Why Successful People All Learn To Love Failure
Teenage girls and young women have been flooding the suspected Florida shooter with fan mail. Nikolas Cruz is accused of murdering 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school, and could face the death penalty. The women have sent Cruz gushing love letters, revealing photos of themselves, and roughly $US800 for his commissary account, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. Like many infamous prisoners before him, accused Florida gunman Nikolas Cruz is receiving torrents of fan mail, money, and vulgar photos from teenage girls and young women across the country who say they’re attracted to him. Cruz has been in jail since February 14, the day he allegedly gunned down 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Prosecutors recently announced they intend to seek the death penalty. His attorneys said they were shocked by the stacks of letters and cards he has received – many of which included pictures of scantily clad … [Read more...] about Teenage girls are sending the Florida shooting suspect love letters and bikini pictures — and his lawyers refuse to show them to him
Mitch and Greg from AsapSCIENCE sat down with Tech Insider to explain their experiment with the 36 questions. A study had found that these questions could create a bond between strangers strong enough that it could make them fall in love, and AsapSCIENCE put it to the test. Here’s the full list of 36 questions are below, and here are AsapSCIENCE videos on their YouTube channel. Set I 1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? 2. Would you like to be famous? In what way? 3. Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why? 4. What would constitute a “perfect” day for you? 5. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? 6. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want? 7. Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die? 8. Name three things you and your … [Read more...] about Can strangers fall in love after asking each other 36 specific questions?
Every March on the PGA Tour calendar brings the unique Dell Technologies Match Play. It is one of four World Golf Championships events and the only one that is in the head-to-head match play format. In 2016, the event moved to the Austin Country Club, and since the move, it has quickly become one of the most loved stops on the Tour. Thanks to the course, the field, and the local atmosphere, the golf world almost universally raves about this event. To get a better sense of why everybody loves this event so much, we spent two days out at this year’s Dell Match Play. It was easy to see why it is so popular, one that should be on every sports fan’s bucket list. When I first arrived, Jason Dufner was on the driving range all by himself, with a small crowd watching. But the beauty of the course was already obvious. It’s March and we’ve got a bracket! One of the first things you see is the statue of famed coach Harvey Penick and his student, legendary golfer Tom Kite. … [Read more...] about We spent 2 days at the PGA Tour’s Dell Match Play event in Austin to see why everybody loves it so much
“I love you” might be one of the most important combinations of three words in the English language. It’s the signal that a romantic relationship is serious, an indication of closeness for a sibling, parent, or child, and a constant refrain for pop songs. In Mandarin, “I love you” translates as “我爱你” (Wo ai ni), but the way it’s used in China might be a little different, and Chinese state media is wondering why. The Global Times reports that two online videos showing children telling their parents “I love you” have gone viral in China. The first, filmed by an Anhui TV station, shows a number of college students telling their parents they love them. The response are mixed. “Are you drunk?” asked one parent. In another similar video, shot by a Shanxi TV station, a father responded even more bluntly — “I am going to a meeting, so cut the crap.” Even the positive reactions make it … [Read more...] about Why Chinese Families Don’t Say ‘I Love You’