All the good ideas are already taken.
The ancient Egyptians had a saying, "Nothing is new under the sun", and so it still is today: we see merely variations, mutations, copies or parodies of what is evolved from nature, even in our own "creations". If we look around the BigThink site, we will find more questions than we will actual "ideas". This is wjhat we are actually looking for, answers to questions. And there are a lot of Important Questions that beg to be answered, questions that have to do with the very survival of our species. And i would submit, that there really is one answer which would lead us to all other answers: (How)Is it possible for mankind to live in balance with the rest of nature?
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Despite incredible economic growth, it is not necessarily an investor's paradise.
- China's stock market is just 27 years old. It's economy has grown 30x over that time.
- Imagine if you had invested early and gotten in on the ground floor.
- Actually, you would have lost money. Here's how that's possible.
Moans, groans, and gripes release stress hormones in the brain.
Could you give up complaining for a whole month? That's the crux of this interesting piece by Jessica Hullinger over at Fast Company. Hullinger explores the reasons why humans are so predisposed to griping and why, despite these predispositions, we should all try to complain less. As for no complaining for a month, that was the goal for people enrolled in the Complaint Restraint project.
Participants sought to go the entirety of February without so much as a moan, groan, or bellyache.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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