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Jamie Oliver says British workers 'whinge' The television chef, Jamie Oliver, has said that if his restaurants had to rely on British staff rather than European immigrants they would close.

Jamie Oliver says British workers 'whinge'

Oliver said that immigrants were "stronger" and "tougher" than their British counterparts who tended to "whinge" about too long hours. He said that he had mothers telephoning him to say that their sons were “too tired”. His controversial comments come just 24 hours after he sparked anger by saying that families trapped in "modern-day poverty" forked out on giant televisions instead of healthy food. In his latest comments, the 38-year-old told Good Housekeeping magazine: "The average working hours in a week was 80 to 100.

That was really normal in my 20s. "British kids particularly, I have never seen anything so wet behind the ears! Shimpei Takahashi: Play this game to come up with original ideas. Top 10 Life Hacks That Actually Work Wonders. 40 Life Hacks That Will Change Your Life. There are always these pesky little obstacles in life that make everything so difficult – pot always boiling over, zipper constantly unzipping itself or ice cream melting on your clothes.

40 Life Hacks That Will Change Your Life

All these first world problems can easily ruin your day. Luckily, internet is full of handy life-saving tips that can help you! This awesome list of life hacks will teach you how to quickly make your beer ice cold, hammer nails without hurting yourself, keep your greedy colleagues away from your lunch, cover up dings on wooden furniture, keep your take-out pizza warm and many more!

[Read more...] Unfortunately, these life tips are so widely spread that it is impossible to track and credit the original authors. Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email. 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World. Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier.

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. Separate egg yolks like a boss 40. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use. Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.

100 Websites You Should Know and Use

Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture. Hans Rosling, population prophet: Five final thoughts. Derren Brown Slams 'Damaging' Self-Help Industry In 'Happy' Book: ‘The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k’ The 30 Happiest Facts Of All Time. Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills. If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is José Mujica, Uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of his salary to social projects, flies economy class and drives an old Volkswagen Beetle.

Four hours of concentration. As I’ve blogged about before, and mentioned again in my previous post, the great mathematician and physicist Henri Poincaré put in two hours of work in the morning and two in the evening.

Four hours of concentration

Apparently this is a common pattern. Cal Newport mentions this in his interview with Todd Henry. How to do the most work in the shortest time. We are designed by evolution to be busy.

How to do the most work in the shortest time

That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest working week, when France is renowned for having higher productivity than the UK. The slow death of purposeless walking. 1 May 2014Last updated at 04:51 ET By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine A number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking - just for its own sake - and thinking.

The slow death of purposeless walking

How to be mediocre and be happy with yourself. Image copyright Thinkstock In the novel Catch-22, the author Joseph Heller famously wrote: "Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.

How to be mediocre and be happy with yourself

" News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier. In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have started to change our diets.

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. The media feeds us small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don't really concern our lives and don't require thinking. That's why we experience almost no saturation. Unlike reading books and long magazine articles (which require thinking), we can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind.

News misleads. The Bed of Procrustes — 20 Aphorisms from Nassim Taleb. 10 Virtues for the Modern Age... The Inventory: Nassim Nicholas Taleb. ‘Who is my mentor?

The Inventory: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I have inverse mentors: people I learnt to not imitate,’ says the scholar and philosopher ©Camera Press Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 53, is distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute. Following a career in finance, he is now the best-selling author of books that include The Black Swan and Antifragile. Nassim Taleb: my rules for life. How much does Nassim Taleb dislike journalists? Let me count the ways. Risk Expert: GMOs Could Destroy the Planet. Related: Risk analyst Nassim Nicholas Taleb predicted the 2008 financial crisis, by pointing out that commonly-used risk models were wrong. Distinguished professor of risk engineering at New York University, author of best-sellers The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, Taleb became financially independent after the crash of 1987, and wealthy during the 2008 financial crisis. The “Touristification” of Education.

I’m currently reading Antifragile, by Nassim Taleb (probably the most relevant book of the year), and there was a particular concept that caught my attention: the idea of “touristification”. Notes from Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile. Antifragile by Nassim Taleb has to be one of the most interesting books I have read this year.

It presents a plethora of concepts that are worth discussing, and carry meaning for one’s personal life, as well as for business, society, and science. From this standpoint I paraphrased and extracted some of the topics that resonated with me the most when reading the book, and put them in a presentation. How I Became a Prolific Writer and Learned to Get Beyond School Essays. Economics of Blogging and Huffington Post. What I’ve Learned as a Writer. Book Reviewers for Hire Meet a Demand for Online Raves. Some thoughts on the movie ‘Babel’ These are some of the ideas which I collected after some thinking and looking around, about the movie Babel.

Bruce Lee - Remember The Dragon. Remembering the Dragon as we honor what would have been his 72nd birthday on November 27... Bruce Lee. No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy. 21 November 2013Last updated at 19:48 ET By Celia Hatton BBC News, Beijing. China and Japan: Seven decades of bitterness. 13 February 2014Last updated at 21:17 GMT A woman holds up an anti-Japanese sign during a protest in September 2012 A dispute over islands in the East China Sea has inflamed relations between Japan and China for the last two years - but they were tense even before. The BBC's Mariko Oi visited both countries with a Chinese journalist to find out why the wounds of World War Two refuse to heal. "Do you feel guilty about what Japan did to China during the war? " China’s Nightmarish Citizen Scores Are a Warning For Americans. ShaoLan: Learn to read Chinese ... with ease!