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" When I was president of the American Psychological Association, they tried to media-train me, and an encounter I had with CNN. So they came to me, CNN, and they said, “Professor Seligman, would you tell us about the state of psychology today? We’d like to interview you about that.” And I said, “Great.” And she said, “But this is CNN, so you only get a sound bite.” So I said, “Well, how many words do I get?” And she said, “Well, one.” And cameras rolled, and she said, “Professor Seligman, what is the state of psychology today?” “Good.” “Cut. Cut. That won’t do. We’d really better give you a longer sound bite.” “Well, how many words do I get this time?” “I think, well, you get two. Doctor Seligman, what is the state of psychology today?” “Not good.” “Look, Doctor Seligman, we can see you’re really not comfortable in this medium. We’d better give you a real sound bite. This time you can have three words. Professor Seligman, what is the state of psychology today?” “Not good enough. "
|- Martin Seligman |
Caring for Your Introvert - Magazine - The Atlantic
Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?
Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs' FBI File Released(via @Gawker)
The FBI has released, and posted on its web site, Steve Jobs’ 191-page FBI file. Read it here. The file consists of a 1991 background investigation conducted when Jobs was being considered for an appointment to the President’s Export Council in the Bush I White House, and records of a 1985 bomb…
" In perhaps the most damning revelation about her service as senator, “Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton” by Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta, says Clinton failed to read the full 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) before casting her vote for war. The NIE contained important caveats about the threat posed by Iraq. Her staff did not deny the charge but stressed that she wasn’t alone. Congressional aides who guarded the classified 90-page report previously told The Washington Post only about six senators ever read it. "
|- Nation & World | New biography: Hillary nixed divorce idea | Seattle Times Newspaper |
" The researchers discovered money is indeed a major factor in day-to-day happiness. No surprise there. You need to make a certain amount, on average, to be able to afford food, shelter, clothing, entertainment and the occasional Apple product, but what spun top hats around the country was their finding that beyond a certain point your happiness levels off. The happiness money offers doesn’t keep getting more and more potent – it plateaus. The research showed that a lack of money brings unhappiness, but an overabundance does not have the opposite effect. "
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