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Demonstrating value matters whether you are in the office or, like many, still WFH. We have five top tips on this plus a guide to conflict resolution and navigating science research. Plus the best food documentaries to watch this weekend and some very inspiring gift ideas for all the book lovers out there. And a fascinating infographic comparing banknotes around the world.
How You Should Read Coronavirus Studies, or Any Science Paper (NY Times, 10 min read) Maintain healthy scepticism and follow experts on twitter. They often lay out the key points and discuss research critically.
A Practical Guide to Conflict Resolution: Introduction (LessWrong, 3 min read) Framework to help you resolve conflicts whether it be at work, thanksgiving dinner or two friends chatting about politics. Essential tip – ‘’ Aim for success, not victory”.
You Might Not Be Hearing Your Team’s Best Ideas (HBR, 4 min read) For employees to generate new ideas take initiate, signalling problems and concerns requires the manager to provide psychological safety. One way to incorporate this – before a meeting, invite people and discuss their ideas. Follow up later to signal their opinions are not being ignored.
5 Ways to Demonstrate Your Value — Remotely (HBR, 6 min read) Do your work well, tell your colleagues about your achievements. Make life easy for your boss (complete tasks early and come prepared for meetings). Spread positivity through humour.
Muscle tech: Sleep apnea therapeutic showcased at global biotech event (EurekAlert, 2 min read) “World-first therapeutic for treating sleep apnea and other weak muscle conditions unveiled at Bio Digital.”
Scientists discover that nicotine promotes the spread of lung cancer to the brain (EurekAlert, 3 min read) Drop your cigarettes! “Among people who have the most common type of lung cancer, up to 40% develop metastatic brain tumours, with an average survival time of less than six months”.
Scientists Just Created Artificial Red Blood Cells That May Be Even Better Than The Real Thing (ScienceAlert, 3 min read) New findings reveal a “new way to mimic the tissue that carries oxygen”. These cells can also be altered to have tumour killing benefits and, in future, hold biosensors.
RCA students design licking phones that turns speech into physical sensations (Dezeen, 5 min read) Wow! Much needed during this social distancing period.
This Hydrogen-Powered Flying Saucer Could Be Your Electric Taxi in 5 Years (Robb Report, 2 min read) Still a distant prospect but a new urban air-taxi market is in the works.
A visual guide to banknotes around the world (Money, 5 min read) Infographic summarizing 157 currencies globally taking note (no pun intended!) of their colours, gender representation, featured individuals and more. 93% of all individuals represented were male while politicians are the most featured. Green is the most popular colour.
Archive of Dreams Pretty cool! You can also submit your dreams.
How to Make a Bodega Sandwich (Believer, 3 min) Putting ketchup in a sub is a sin!
51 Gifts for Book Lovers (The reading list, 15 min read) Bath tray for books to a personal library kit and book page holders. No book aficionado will be disappointed with these intriguing choices.
The Best Food Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now (UPROXX, 32 min read) Some features include Food On The Go, What The Health, Cowspiracy and The Truth About Alcohol. Trailers and IMDb ratings included to guide your choice.
Tired of Netflix? Here Are 10 Recent Masterworks of Video Art That You Can Watch From Home (ArtNet, 8 min read) Majority of these videos can be seen on Youtube and Vimeo. Provides an option to explore a new genre- often intellectual but at times a bit weird!
7 UNMISSABLE GAMES, DLC, AND IN-GAME EVENTS HAPPENING IN JUNE 2020 (INVERSE, 8 min read) Valorant, Disintegration. Fortnite Chapter 2 Pokémon Sword And Shield, The Last Of Us Part II, New Spongebob Squarepants, Call Of Duty: Warzone Season 4 are some of the names gamers should watch out for.
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