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“The Asphalt get us rough”: Flow state in Outdoor Adventure Sports

Recently the researchers of the group Lucas C. Carneiro, Bruno C. Castro, and Gabriel M. Faria developed a study about the flow phenomenon in sailing and mountaineering practitioners. The flow is known when we feel immersed in a task, present, fully connected. The researchers went to verify how it occurs in outdoor adventure sports. Among […]

Can anyone be prudent without being virtuous?

In the virtue ethics perspective, phronesis, or prudence, has an essential role for virtuous habits. It has been stated that prudence is necessary for the exercise of moral virtues. The relationship between prudence and moral virtues has been defined as one of interdependence, interrelationship. And classic approaches consider prudence as the mother virtue, that which […]

Productivity Challenges in Quarantine: The Procrastination Problem.

Introduction The coronavirus pandemic is being an unprecedented event for society. The magnitude of the problem created a need for preventive measures. Among them is quarantine – an indication from the government for individuals and families to stay inside their homes and avoid social contact. Its fulfillment results in social distancing, necessary to slow down […]

Netflix’s Plataform and the problem of artificial solidarity creation

Launched on March 20, the Spanish moivie The Plataform, original Netflix’ production is raising the attention of critics and audiences, both for its nuisance style of filming and scenes graphically shocking, recalling the movement of New French Extremity, headed by Gaspar Noé, especially for his feature film Irreversible, from and very well defined by Alexandra West in her book Films of […]

Aristotle, the waspish

Before Leonardo DaVinci appeared with his skills as a multi-tasking scientist/artist, the “jack of all trades” title could very well have been attributed to Aristotle. The Greek philosopher constantly tested the threshold between thinking and experiencing, proposing empirical and methodical data collection as a formidable way to meet human intellectual hunger. This procedure came in […]

Mindfulness as a meditation practice and as an individual and collective characteristic

Mindfulness popularity in the academic and organizational realm is been increasing in the last years, being used as tool for increasing the organizational performance and increasing the well of being of it’s members. This article intends to bring some definitions for the mindfulness construct, used not only to describe a meditation practice, but also an […]

A Google aid for public health agents to combat Covid-19

In the universe of big private organizations, there is an exponential growth trend in the use of Big Data and Data Analytics to aid decision making, especially as a means of prospecting and planning, but also in times of crisis. The practice is generalized and is shared by the different areas organizations – credit risk rating agency, insurance brokers, companies streaming and sports teams, each one to his own way. […]

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