Roger Waters & Sinead O’Connor – Mother

Roger Waters & Sinead O’Connor – Mother
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ2tluarzZs

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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
http://www.npr.org/2014/01/26/265790158/david-crosby-serve-the-song-not-the-self

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.

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/how-robert-patrick-became-a-terminator

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/michael-steger-what-makes-life-meaningful

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/what-have-you-done-of-meaning-today

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
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-science-of-genius

related:
http://www.ttbook.org/book/advanced-genius-theory-jason-hartley

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

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/23/132737060/meet-william-james-sidis-the-smartest-guy-ever

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
http://news.ucsc.edu/2011/04/pettigrew.html

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.

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/every-time-we-interact-with-somebody-we-are-changing-their-perceptions

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/the-science-behind-revulsion

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/02/21/147199088/are-you-hardwired-for-compassion-how-about-cruelty

A meta-analytic test of intergroup contact theory.
J Pers Soc Psychol. 2006 May;90(5):751-83.
Pettigrew TF, Tropp LR.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16737372
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Rick Hanson: Hardwiring Happiness

IdeaSphere: 131216
‎‎December ‎20, ‎2013
http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510189

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.

related:
Kurzweil > Books
http://www.kurzweilai.net/hardwiring-happiness-the-new-brain-science-of-contentment-calm-and-confidence

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo Shares The ‘Shiver’ Of Hearing A Beautiful Voice
January 25, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/01/25/265246056/ang-lique-kidjo-shares-the-shiver-of-hearing-a-beautiful-voice

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.