The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #206

  1. How to talk to your kids using visual frameworks | “When I started working on this post a couple months ago, the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hadn’t yet spread around world. I had started writing about using drawing and visuals as a fun way to kickstart meaningful conversations with your kids. And even though this was before quarantining, social distancing, and remote schooling started up, I think the methods here are even more relevant now than they were then.”
  2. How Data Visualizations Enable Us To Understand Covid-19 Better | “Here, visualizing the data can help explain the developing events in a clear and succinct way for people to interpret data well, tease out patterns, and pick up on trends.”
  3. Social Distancing Is a Privilege | “The idea that this virus is an equal-opportunity killer must itself be killed.”
  4. “We actually look forward to this meeting”—how to improve virtual collaboration | “Anyone can set up a Zoom call, but it’s the live drawing and visual collaboration that really moves the marker for our clients. It’s what makes ideas real, turning a ‘what if…’ into a ‘that’s it!'”
  5. Aha! + Aaaah: Creative Insight Triggers a Neural Reward Signal | “The study, recently published in NeuroImage, discovered that, in some people, creative insights, colloquially known as ‘aha moments,’ trigger a burst of activity in the brain’s reward system — the same system which responds to delicious foods, addictive substances, orgasms and other basic pleasures.”
  6. Mort Drucker, Master of the Mad Caricature, Is Dead at 91 | “His illustrations of celebrities for Mad magazine’s movie and television satires inspired countless cartoonists. Actors, politicians and others knew they had made it when he drew them.”
  7. Jason Isbell: John Prine Taught Me to Stay Vulnerable | “If the artist’s job is to hold a mirror up to society, John had the cleanest, clearest mirror of anyone.”
  8. How to Edit Your Own Writing | “Writing is hard, but don’t overlook the difficulty — and the importance — of editing your own work before letting others see it. Here’s how.”
  9. Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Take One That Isn’t. | “What’s your personality, and what can it tell you about your true self? Those questions have launched a thousand online personality quizzes. But you can do better than those specious — yet irresistible — quizzes. You can take a personality quiz backed by science.”
  10. It’s time to stop debating whether a hot dog is a sandwich | “This has gone on long enough.”

Image: visualization by Yongtaek Oh and John Kounios, PhD, link #5.