These are a few of the most insightful and long form posts across the web I curated and shared last month with Postanly Weekly subscribers for free.
Postanly is a weekly email with a healthy mix of hand-picked insightful posts from a variety of top publishers. I focus on must-have long reads you should know. Posts that provide answers to questions you weren’t even aware you were asking; they cultivate and expand your curiosity.
Insightful posts/stories to cultivate and expand your curiosity.
1. How To Consciously Evolve in 2016 (& the rest of your life)
As you prepare yourself for 2016, I challenge you to re-think 1) the entire process of how people change and 2) what’s possible.- Benjamin Hardy
2. Artificial intelligence: Can Watson save IBM?
The history of artificial intelligence has been marked by seemingly revolutionary moments — breakthroughs that promised to bring what had until then been regarded as human-like capabilities to machines. – Financial Times
3. 9 Technologies to Watch in 2016
In 2016, we’ll see an acceleration of that shift of technologies from the drawing board and geek-only curiosities to consumer devices that change our lives in ways small and big.- Mashable
4. Design Thinking’ for a Better You
A strategy called “design thinking” has helped numerous entrepreneurs and engineers develop successful new products and businesses. But can design thinking help you create healthful habits? New York Times
5. Creative People’s Brains Really do Work Differently
What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out.- Quartz
6. What Will Replace Email?
For an activity that’s so mundane, email seems to be infused with an extraordinary amount of dread and guilt. Several studies have linked frequent email-checking with higher levels of anxiety. – Atlantic
7. What I Learned In 12 Weeks Of Therapy For Social Media Addiction
Social media therapy is not the only aspect of Talkspace that has yet to be fully embraced by the mainstream. The idea that therapeutic help can come from an app, in general, has been met with some… Fast Company
8. Ford CEO Explains Why It’s Hard to Build Self-Driving Cars
We take autonomous driving very, very seriously. And we want to make sure that when we talk about something that we have a lot of experience under our belts to inform and to allow us to speak intelligently around what our plans… MIT Technology Review
9. The Man Who Studies The Spread of Ignorance
“We live in a world of radical ignorance, and the marvel is that any kind of truth cuts through the noise,” says Proctor. Even though knowledge is ‘accessible’, it does not mean it is accessed, he warns. – BBC Future
10. How to Make Learning More Automatic
The new year is here, and for many of us, that means resolutions. At work, it often translates into a vague desire to broaden our horizons or learn new things. But to really make consistent progress, we need to make learning a habit. – HBR
11. The Industrialist’s Dilemma
Since the first rankings of the Fortune 500 was published in 1955, a whopping 89% of the list has turned over. That’s astonishing: in less than one lifetime, the dominant players in the global economy have almost completely changed. TechCrunch
12. Eight Career Skills You Need To Be Competitive In 2016
Good help is hard to find. At least that’s what one-third of hiring managers say, and the talent shortage isn’t just in technical fields. Good sales reps, managers, executives, and financial professionals are among the most difficult to find,..Fast Company
13. Cars And The Future
THE FUTURE IS HERE? It’s easy to predict a future where all of these trends coalesce: electrically-powered self-driving cars, summoned from our smartphones, take us where we need to go with plenty of time to finally beat Candy Crush. Stratechery
14. The Do’s and Don’t of Becoming a Genius
Is there a secret to genius? Probably not, but there are some common traits you see in smart, creative people who are willing to break boundaries. The Genius Behind (BBC)
15. Your Goals Are Overrated
It’s the new year and let’s pretend for a moment that you have decided that you want to become rich. Maybe you’re sick of your student loan debt. Maybe you’re sick of eating frozen waffles for dinner every night. Mark Manson
16. Let’s Rethink Space
Space is brutally egalitarian. When you become separated from your lover, the two of you retain no tighter a physical connection than do two lumps of coal. In this way, space serves as the organizing principle of the natural world—the glue that binds the universe together,..Nautilus
17. When Philosophy Lost Its Way
Early 20th-century philosophers thus faced an existential quandary: With the natural and social sciences mapping out the entirety of both theoretical as well as institutional space, what role was there for philosophy? New York Times
18. 6 Business Technology Trends for 2016
Ever-evolving and adaptive technology is driving and transforming business every day. Businesses that want to thrive are in a constant race to adapt and take advantage of these technologies while they’re still relevant and useful, or otherwise these…The Next Web
19. Horizontal History
The reason history is so hard is that it’s so soft. To truly, fully understand a time period, an event, a movement, or an important historical figure, you’d have to be there, and many times over. You’d have to be in the homes of the public living at the time to hear what… Wait But Why
20. 9 Ways the Workplace Will be Different in 2050
Over the years we’ve seen the workplace go through a number of dramatic changes: The dress code has shifted away from the suit and tie. There are entire jobs devoted only to the strategic use of social media. Tech Insider
21. Is There Any Reason to Keep Up with the News?
The news breaks down barriers of racism and prejudice. Keeping abreast of what’s going on in the world — the natural disasters, diseases, and wars of countries near and far — supposedly helps us to feel a part of a global community and builds our empathy.
The Art of Manliness
22. Economic Inequality
Since the 1970s, economic inequality in the US has increased dramatically. And in particular, the rich have gotten a lot richer. Nearly everyone who writes about it says that economic inequality is bad, and should be decreased. Paul Graham
23. Could a Few Billionaires Close the World’s Poverty Gap?
This week, the richest business leaders and investors from around the world have gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. In keeping with tradition, a small portion of the agenda will be devoted to global development..Atlantic
24. How an AI Algorithm Learned to Write Political Speeches
When it comes to political speeches, great ones are few and far between. But ordinary political speeches, those given in U.S. congressional floor debates, for example, are numerous.
25. Ask the Aged
“You will do several different things. Do not be on one train track because the train will change. Widen your mind. That’s what you should have as your priorities as a young person. Make sure you keep flexible. Lead with your strengths, and they will get you where…” Aeon
26. The Number One Secret to Superhuman Willpower
10 years ago, the scientific and journalistic world was telling you your self-esteem was the most important thing for your success and happiness. All you needed to do was feel good about yourself and it didn’t really matter how sabotaging your behaviors were. Medium
27. Inside Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Connect the Whole World
Two and a half years ago, Zuckerberg launched Internet.org, a massive endeavor to connect everyone in the world to the web. By his calculations, nearly two-thirds of the global population—4.9 billion people—are not connected. Wired
28. The Deep Space of Digital Reading
There’s no question that digital technology presents challenges to the reading brain, but, seen from a historical perspective, these look like differences of degree, rather than of kind. To the extent that digital reading represents something new, its potential cuts both ways. Nautilus
29. Alexander Litvinenko: The Man Who Solved His Own Murder
The Millennium hotel is an unusual spot for a murder. It overlooks Grosvenor Square, and is practically next door to the heavily guarded US embassy, where, it is rumoured, the CIA has its station on the fourth floor. Guardian
30. What I Learned When I Tried Being Authentic at Work
Life is a mashup of passions, purposes, and pursuits. The role we play at work is only a small part of who we are. Yet often, it’s the only part employers care about. Fast Company
31. The Man Who Would Tame Cancer
Patrick Soon-Shiong wants to turn cancer treatment upside down. On January 12, Soon-Shiong and a consortium of industry, government, and academia announced the launch of the Cancer…Nautilus
32. Are Paper Books Really Disappearing?
That e-books have surged in popularity in recent years is not news, but where they are headed – and what effect this will ultimately have on the printed word – is unknown. BBC Future
33. Work Imitates Life
It’s a life many want. Google boasts more than 2 million job applicants a year. National media hailed its office plans as a ‘glass utopia’. There are hosts of articles for businesspeople on how to make… Aeon
34. The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older
We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t spending too much time on Twitter or.. Lifehacker
35. Was There Ever a Time When so Few People Controlled so Much Wealth?
Oxfam’s latest report claims that income inequality has reached a new global extreme, exceeding even its predictions from the previous year. The figures behind this claim are striking –..Guardian
36. Some of Today’s Most Celebrated Writers on the Art of Telling Personal Stories That Unravel Universal Truth
“Making art is all about humans and our psychology: who we are, how we behave, what we do with the hand we’ve been dealt. It’s closer to your own bone when it’s a memoir, but the bone..Brain Pickings
37. How Change Happens
There are still quite a few pundits determined to pretend that America’s two great parties are symmetric — equally unwilling to face reality, equally pushed into extreme…New York Times
38. The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain—And Almost Lost His Mind
FOR ABOUT AS long as there have been computers, there have been people trying to figure out a way to control them with our minds. In1963 a scientist at Oxford University…Wired
39. Next Big Test for AI: Making Sense of the World
A few years ago, a breakthrough in machine learning suddenly enabled computers to recognize objects shown in photographs with unprecedented—almost spooky—accuracy. MIT Technology Review