We looked inside some of the tweets by @HiddenBrain and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
We try not to think much about death, but researchers say these thoughts are with us more than we realize.
This week: how anxiety about death shapes our lives. https://n.pr/2kEoR0T
We cope with the fear of death by embracing cultural safe havens: our religions, our communities, our values. It allows us to become part of something that is less mortal — the groups that will outlive us. https://n.pr/2klVm3A
People across time and place have all struggled with the same question: how can we find purpose in the face of death? This week: death, dread, and the search for meaning. https://n.pr/2klVm3A
This week on @HiddenBrain, we learn how the anxiety and specter of death hovers in the background of our lives — shaping everything from the risks we take to the politicians we elect. https://n.pr/2AszxUu
This week: What we post on social media can come back to haunt us. https://n.pr/2k9Nhij
I use the term masterpiece infrequently but this @HiddenBrain podcast is the real thing. Listen to it, and then listen to it with your kids, and then listen again. It is beautiful and important
In 2017, a group of incoming @Harvard freshman shared shocking memes on a private group chat. The university revoked their acceptance. This week, we hear from one of the students involved in the scandal. https://n.pr/2k9Nhij
The things we share on social media can seem trivial. But what we post doesn’t go away. https://n.pr/2k9Nhij
Social media gives us an easy way to share ideas, crack jokes and find old friends. But the things we post can ignite a firestorm. And then, nothing can undo the damage. https://n.pr/2kCkvXY
Millions of Americans have decided they don’t need a subscription to their local newspaper. But when no one wants to pay for the press, does someone ultimately foot the bill? On the radio this weekend: https://n.pr/2lBlesE
If you want to predict how you might feel in a new situation — with a new partner, a new haircut, a new anything — ask someone who’s already done that thing.
@DanTGilbert says it’s like asking “a surrogate for [our] future selves.” https://n.pr/2kdnpCp
This week, @DanTGilbert shares an intriguing fact about human psychology: things we *think* will make us happy often don’t; things we think will make us depressed... often aren’t that bad. https://n.pr/2kdnpCp
We *think* we know what will make us happy. But those dream homes, new jobs and upgraded wardrobes often leave us unsatisfied. This week, why we’re bad at predicting our own happiness — and how we can get better. https://n.pr/2kdnpCp
Cal Newport says it’s tempting to focus on "shallow work" like email; it proves you’re working. The value of deep work may be harder to see.
"We find ourselves constantly sending messages, as opposed to thinking hard thoughts or producing new things."https://n.pr/2Lgw54a
In our knowledge-based economy, doing focused work in long, uninterrupted stretches is becoming increasingly valuable — and increasingly rare. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a
Constantly toggling between email, social media, and other work comes at a price: productivity, enjoyment, and the pursuit of meaning. This week: how to retrain your mind to focus on the work that matters. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a
“A deep life is a good life.”
This week, computer scientist Cal Newport says that the ability to immerse yourself in deep work is the most precious skill we have. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a
In a time of relentless distractions and notifications, one of the most valuable skills is the ability to focus. This week on our You 2.0 series: how to regain your capacity to go deep. https://n.pr/2Lgw54a
Francesca Gino studies successful nonconformists — people who break the rules and produce creative breakthroughs. She says to be a rebel, you must always ask questions: Why? Why not? And What If?