Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #38
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn about money, logic fallacies, and toxic positivity. As well as stains, and time.
Let's get going!
3 Droplets of Leadership
How Money Changes the Way You Think and Feel
Psychologists who study the impact of wealth and inequality on human behavior have discovered that money, regardless of our economic circumstances, can powerfully influence our thoughts and actions in ways that we are often unaware of.
Although wealth is undoubtedly subjective, most current research measures wealth on income, job status, or socioeconomic circumstances such as educational attainment and intergenerational wealth.
The Logical Fallacy Guide covers 20 common logical fallacies: Ad Hominem, Texas Sharpshooter, Sunk Cost Fallacy, Bandwagon Fallacy, Straw Man, Appeal to Authority, Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, Personal Incredulity, False Dilemma, Burden of Proof, Red Herring, No True Scotsman, Hasty Generalization, Non-Sequitur, Tu Quoque, Slippery Slope, Begging the Question, Loaded Question, Equivocation, and Fallacy Fallacy.
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What is Toxic Positivity?
The term "toxic positivity" is relatively new. It refers to positivity taken to its logical conclusion. It's mostly a social media phenomenon.
However, it has infiltrated our everyday behavior. It, ironically, promotes a negative culture. One that denies lived experiences and isolates people from their communities.
Read more on this topic, and improve your language!
2 Grains of Technology::
If you drop ink on your carpet, would you be able to clean it?
How about red wine on a shirt?
On this website, they have put together a comprehensive list of stain solutions. Each solution contains the supplies you will need and the preferred method for cleaning the stain.
You can browse through the list using their search toolbar. It's a life-saver!
28 Fascinating Facts About Time
Our brains don’t perceive events until about 80 milliseconds until after they’ve happened.
This fine line between the present and the past is part of the reason why some physicists argue that there’s no such thing as “now” and that the present moment is no more than an illusion.
Get to know 27 more facts about time in this list by Mental Floss. Don't miss it!
1 Atom of Reflection::
"Progress doesn’t come from early risers—progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things". Robert Anson Heinlein