Over 40% of workers are considering quitting their jobs

A year of disruptions to work has contributed to mass burnout.

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  • Junior members of the workforce, including Generation Z, are facing digital burnout.
  • 41 percent of workers globally are thinking about handing in their notice, according to a new Microsoft survey.
  • A hybrid blend of in-person and remote work could help maintain a sense of balance – but bosses need to do more.
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Consciousness: The 'ghost in the machine', or nothing special?

Science has not yet reached a consensus on the nature of consciousness.

As individuals, we feel that we know what consciousness is because we experience it daily.
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How to live an intellectual life

Being an intellectual is not really how it is depicted in popular culture.

  • When you picture an intellectual, who do you see? Professor Zena Hitz says that somewhere along the way, the idea of what an intellectual is and does became distorted.
  • "The real thing is something more extraordinary but also more available to us," Hitz adds, differentiating between an intellectual life constantly in pursuit of something else, and one that enjoys ordinary activities like reading and thinking.
  • An example is young Albert Einstein, who spoke highly of his time working in a patent office and hatching "beautiful ideas" long before becoming a famous physicist.

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Research finds narcissists are not just self-absorbed, they're also more likely to be aggressive

Participants with high levels of narcissism showed high levels of aggression, spreading gossip, bullying others, and more.

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We recently reviewed 437 studies of narcissism and aggression involving a total of over 123,000 participants and found narcissism is related to a 21% increase in aggression and an 18% increase in violence.
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Body augmentation: People adjust quickly to robotic third thumb

Scientists successfully trained people to use robotic extra thumbs, suggesting body augmentation could revolutionize future humans.

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  • Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb in daily situations.
  • Brain scan data suggest the brain's quick adaptability to new limbs.
  • The scientists think body augmentation could transform human abilities.
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