Oh, boy, what can I accomplish today?

David Crosby’s new solo album, his first such release in two decades, is called Croz.

David Crosby: ‘Serve The Song,’ Not The Self
January 26, 2014

He almost died. A new liver gave him the time he’s had since.

CROSBY: … of course they don’t tell you that. But that’s a pretty close call.

CROSBY: There’s certainly an attitude. It affects you, you know, very strongly.
You feel like every day that you get you wake up and you say, oh, my God, they gave me another one. Oh, boy, what can I accomplish today, you know?
And it makes you really treasure your time.
Yes, there’s a lyric I can think of. In “Time I Have,” I talk about not wanting to waste my time being angry.

CROSBY: (Singing) People do so many things that make me mad, but angry isn’t how I want to spend the time I have. Cognitive dissonance they call it, and I wonder just how small it could be made to be in me.





The Science of Genius

The Science of Genius
Outstanding creativity in all domains may stem from shared attributes and a common process of discovery
Scientific American Mind. Special Edition: Creativity
Winter 2014. pp. 20-27
By Dean Keith Simonton


Sudden Genius?
Does Genius Follow The Ten-Year Rule?
Psychology Today. February 1, 2011

The Art of Medicine: Perspiration, inspiration, and the 10-year rule
thelancet.com Vol 376 October 30, 2010
the 10-year rule was first identified by psychologist John Hayes in 1989


When Groups Meet

When Groups Meet: the Dynamics of Intergroup Contact (Psychology Press, 2011)

Analysis shows personal contact reduces tension and prejudice
April 28, 2011

Does interacting with other groups reduce prejudice and conflict? Can it be proven? “The answer is yes, it helps, overwhelmingly,” says Thomas F. Pettigrew, social psychology research professor at UC Santa Cruz.

In a new book, When Groups Meet: the Dynamics of Intergroup Contact (Psychology Press, 2011), Pettigrew, and Linda R. Tropp, associate professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, analyze research that shows how bringing groups together can mitigate prejudice.

intergroup contact theory.




A meta-analytic test of intergroup contact theory.
J Pers Soc Psychol. 2006 May;90(5):751-83.
Pettigrew TF, Tropp LR.
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April 2020

Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness

IdeaSphere: 131216
‎‎December ‎20, ‎2013

Hardwiring Happiness: Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson has a different way of looking at the functions of the brain and our inherent tendency to focus on the negative.
What he’s realized is that simply using positive thinking isn’t the answer. Neither is the practice of mindfulness.
He says you have to rewire your brain.

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Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo Shares The ‘Shiver’ Of Hearing A Beautiful Voice
January 25, 2014

Grammy-winning artist Angélique Kidjo is one of the biggest names in African music, and at 53, she’s still moving at the speed of light. Her latest album, Eve, is out Tuesday and includes collaborations with some fellow stars: Kronos Quartet, the Luxembourg Philharmonic and Dr. John.

Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana first emerged as a pop artist in the early 1960s, but he was quickly defined by his 1966 signature work, LOVE, shown behind Indiana in this 2013 photo.

Robert Indiana: A Career Defined By ‘LOVE’ No Longer
January 05, 2014

In 1968, Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art bought a painting called LOVE — and made artist Robert Indiana famous. It became a sculpture, a stamp, greeting cards.

And it obliterated the rest of Indiana’s career. The artist has been pretty much ignored by the art world for the past few decades. Not sneered at, he says – just ignored.

“I wasn’t aware that I was disrespected,” he says, in a raspy baritone. “I’ve only been neglected.”

DIY Lip Color That’s Good Enough To Eat

DIY Lip Color That’s Good Enough To Eat
January 25, 2014

Bite is a little shop in New York City where you can design your own lipstick.
The lipstick is so natural, it’s said to be good enough to eat. NPR visits the “lip lab” and hears from Bite’s manager, Melissa Colon, about how she picks the perfect color for her clients.


A Ghost Ship With Cannibal Rats?

A Ghost Ship With Cannibal Rats? A Story Too Grim To Be True
January 25, 2014

Newspapers from the U.K. to the U.S. were reporting a sensational story this week about an abandoned cruise ship drifting across the Atlantic with a crew of cannibal rats aboard.
It sounded too outrageous to be true, so we dug into the story and smelled, well, a rat.