WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped to make the change permanent.
In the solitude of our minds, we engage in an internal dialogue. We speak in two voices. It is this internal dialogue that allows us to achieve independent and creative thought – to weigh strong competing imperatives against each other. You engage in it every time you grapple with a moral dilemma. Every clash of interests, every instance of human difference evokes it. True thought, for Arendt, involved the ability to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. True loneliness, therefore, was the opposite. It involved the abrupt halting of this internal dialogue: ‘the loss of one’s own self’ – or rather, the loss of trust in oneself as the partner of one’s thoughts. True loneliness means being cut off from a sense of human commonality and therefore conscience. You are left adrift in a sea of insecurity and ambiguity, with no way of navigating the storms.
— Read on aeon.co/essays/loneliness-is-the-common-ground-of-terror-and-extremism
Explore the ongoing history of human civilization at the broadest level, through research and data visualization.
— Read on ourworldindata.org/
A new study found that college students who lived in dorms without air conditioning during a heat wave did worse on cognitive assessments than students who had air conditioning.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2018/07/12/health/heat-lowers-cognitive-function-study/index.html