5 top story links worth sharing

1. Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better


In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

 via TED

2. Love letters with 7 years delay

Beijing authorities, alarmed at the skyrocketing divorce rate, are promoting a new service in which the post office will send a love letter to your partner – after a delay of seven years.

via Govt’s love letter service aims to scratch 7-year itch

3. Five Reasons Why YouTube Rocks the Classroom 

Videos are, in effect, changing education and learning. We are now past the point of debate. Flipped teaching and the ubiquity of high-performing teachers using YouTube are clear evidence of the shift.

via MindShift

4. Fatherhood decreases Testosterone

The researchers found that men with the highest levels of testosterone were more likely to become committed partners and fathers—at which point they showed steeper drops in testosterone than did their single, childless counterparts.

via Science News 

5. How Well Do You Know Your Friends?

People who had more knowledge of their friend’s if-then profile of triggers had better relationships. They had less conflict with the friend and less frustration with the relationship.

via Psychological Science

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