Curiosity Recap: Posts Review (Aug 17, 2014)

August was a busy month for me. Some things I did outside of the blog:

Noise in my Head E207 on Network Ops
Noise in my Head E208 no sugar for 500+ days
New writings on Medium

Now, for a review of the posts over the last 3+ weeks!

recapsmallHow Languages Evolve: Visual Guide – A four minute video that illustrates how languages evolve
Daily Habits That Will Make You Smarter – 23 things you can do each day to get and be smarter
Tourists beware: scams to watch out for – An infographic of 40 common tourist scams from around the world

Advice for job seekers: Why you need to be interesting – Because sadly, you’re probably not as precious a snowflake as you might hope
Perspective on labels and fixed mindset thinking – Another post about fundamental attribution error, and a good example to help you understand why it matters
Warning signs of bad company culture – More from the user beware realm
Clever way to bridge the language divide – And connect people!
Want (or need) a 3D printing pen? They make those now
Sole power: charge gadgets while you walk – Forward, March!
Want to help animals? Can’t adopt? Here are some other ways – There are always more ways to help than you might think
Gender Marketing aka Why is there a male and female version of everything? – A video (with transcript) that might open your eyes to just how dumb advertisers basically think we are
Functioning Labels and Person First may do more harm than good – Something I’ve posted about before and had to post a correction/update now that I’ve learned better
Terms to Know if Your Child Struggles With Executive Functioning Issues – Identify the signs and get help to give your child the best chance to function effectively
To “Like” or not to “Like”, turns out there’s really no question – Two separate experiments, and the lessons that can be learned from interacting with content via the “Like” button on Facebook
Rethink Homelessness – If you think homeless people are all just lazy and aren’t trying to be useful to society, you may want to think again
Playing violin during brain surgery – Because that’s how the doctor would be able to find the root of the problem
The Gender Map: How well do we really understand gender? (not very) – A short little video (and transcript) that helps us navigate the complex world of gender, hopefully just a bit more effectively
How the sun sees you, and why you should wear sunscreen! – UV light is not a friend of our skin, this is a pretty startling demonstration of what some innocent sunlight exposure does to us
Glitch Textiles: hacking a circuit board to make unique art – The first entry into a new category here on the site: “Art Driven by Curiosity”!
Learn about some very cool physics phenomena with Derek Muller – Veritasium does some of my absolute most favourite videos. Come, watch magnetic cereal, and other cool stuff!
There are no stupid questions when you are learning something new – A poster (and soon to be t-shirt) that fits in with the philosophy and spirit of this site!
Cell Fate Conversion in the form of a subway map – Seeing it in this form makes it a lot easier for my puny mind to begin to “understand”
Humans Need Not Apply – Will automation render humanity “unemployable”? CGP Grey seems to think so, and he makes a very strong case
Body Acceptance like you’re probably never seen before – A true instance of leading by example
This concert is for the birds – When nature decides to be a part of human art

Last month’s recap – July 20, 2014

Care to share your thoughts?