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10 of the Most Important Life Lessons I Learned from My 20s. How to Read Body Language to Reveal the Underlying Truth in Almost Any Situation. Why You Make Bad Decisions When You're Attracted to Someone. I feel bad when I read something like, "I sold all my video games for my wife.

Why You Make Bad Decisions When You're Attracted to Someone

" Really? How about finding a partner that likes the same hobbies? The Magic of Being in Monk Mode. Interesting.

The Magic of Being in Monk Mode

End Your Kids' Nagging and Negotiating with Three Simple Words. How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room. How Do You Know You Have a Great Relationship? I have a great marriage.

How Do You Know You Have a Great Relationship?

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours) Valid observations, but I think the cause is not just "men are assholes" (though many are).

Why Confidence Is So Important (and How to Improve Yours)

Recent research is shining a light on how important social status is to human beings, and whatever the milieu we find ourselves in is the one we turn to in order to derive that status. I'm not excusing bad behavior, just providing what I see as "some insight" into the problem. Even though men have significant advantages, it doesn't change the fact that when their SO is the breadwinner, men are often viewed "poorly" by society - by both men and women. It can eat at some men's confidence because they've been raised to think of themselves as 'the provider'. I still see little criticism of a couple when the woman "takes some time off", but lots of judgmental observations if the woman is working and the man is not, and have heard many people tell women to "run away, fast" if a man starts talking about "taking some time off".

Find the Perfect Apartment for You by Asking the Right Questions. A Scientific Guide to the Perfect First Date. I tend to believe that the science behind first dates is less psychology and more chemistry.

A Scientific Guide to the Perfect First Date

That aside, I just went on what most people would regard as pretty damn close to "the perfect" first date this past Saturday. Five pieces of advice I can give for guys (being male my ownself, I don't know much about how to plan a first date if you're a woman. You'll have to ask the gals at Jezebel for that): Give Better Presentations by Thinking of Yourself as a Mentor. How to Develop the Hireable Skills You'll Actually Need After College. This.

How to Develop the Hireable Skills You'll Actually Need After College

During college, I worked as 1) an elementary school aide 2) an administrative assistant (in workers' comp, and in a hospital) When dialogues become duels. Why did the recent blow-up between Sam Harris and Glenn Greenwald happen?

When dialogues become duels

Why was my subsequent discussion with Murtaza Hussain so unproductive? More, why are squanderous squabbles like this so common? Even among intelligent, educated people with similar moral sensibilities? Why Don’t We Have More Productive Conversations Online? Nikola Tesla's Best Productivity Tricks. Then there's the whole "live in fancy hotels and never pay your bill" thing. :-) More seriously, I've been lucky enough to work with a number of true 'geniuses' over the years.

Nikola Tesla's Best Productivity Tricks

Seeing these guys close up, IMO, they're different beyond 'doing something different'. Having read a few bios of Tesla, and looked at some of his inventions, yeah, he's in that 'different' category. To be fair, most of his work centers on oscillation and resonance, but he took it quite far (mechanical resonance: small device that could level buildings; light: something very much like a laser; power distribution: much of his work is still used in long distance power transmission) and he did jump to other things that had nothing to do with resonance (e.g. a pump/turbine that uses surface tension, first radio controlled boat). Flagged Ha!

Am I Brushing My Teeth Correctly? This is actually a really important topic. A good friend of mine is a dentist, and he can regale me with stories of people who don't pay attention to their order of operations when they really should, they don't pay attention to the firmness of the bristles they buy when they should, and they spend all their time scrubbing down their teeth but not paying attention to the rest of their mouth (like their gums and tongue) when they should.

Similarly, one thing he always warns me about is that people tend to brush their teeth entirely too hard. You're supposed to gently scrub them, but work them like steel wool on dishes. Sometimes lighter is better, as long as they come out clean in the end. New Research Proves Men Really Don't Understand Women. What's the Latest Development?

New Research Proves Men Really Don't Understand Women

A team of German researchers asked male test subjects to look at 36 pairs of eyes -- 18 male and 18 female -- and, for each pair, to choose from one of two terms meant to describe the emotional or mental state of the person they were seeing. They found that the test subjects "had twice as many problems in recognizing emotions from female as compared to male eyes. " The results appeared this week in the online journal PLOS ONE. What's the Big Idea? During the testing, the men's brains were scanned using fMRI technology, and what occurred there led the team to an explanation for the behavior: They noticed that when the men were looking into the eyes of other men, there was an increase in activity in the amygdala, which is the brain's emotional processing center. Photo Credit: Read it at Pacific Standard. Top five regrets of the dying.

There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps.

Top five regrets of the dying

A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. And among the top, from men in particular, is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. Here are the top five regrets of the dying, as witnessed by Ware: 1. "This was the most common regret of all. 2. How to Pick a Career You Actually Like. Milky Way: Stéphane Guisard’s zoomable photo of the Milky Way’s center. Forget I asked, because after you click on this link, your day will be gone.

Poof! Vanished, since you will find yourself buried in a magnificent, massive of the center of the Milky Way galaxy. And when I say massive, I mean it’s friggin’ HUGE: 24,000 x 14,000 pixels! Create a Lasting Morning Routine by Making Two Key Changes. Asimov - The Relativity of Wrong. The Skeptical Inquirer, Fall 1989, Vol. 14, No. 1, Pp. 35-44 The Relativity of WrongBy Isaac Asimov I RECEIVED a letter the other day.

It was handwritten in crabbed penmanship so that it was very difficult to read. How to Live with Introverts by *SVeidt on deviantART. How Can I Give A Good Gift Without Being Cliche? I liked that one of the example photos was the Zelda symphony. I gave my mom the idea to give that to ManDork for his birthday this year and I'm pretty sure it ended up being one of the best gifts he's ever, ever gotten. He loved the concert, even got a little teary-eyed at one point. And when I told him to write a thank you note, he did it happily without complaining that he had no idea what to say.

Best. Ant-Smoking. Campaign. Ever. Best ANTI SMOKING AD EVER. Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! The Most Common Hiding Places for Workplace Passwords. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking - Interview With Edward Burger. Edward Burger is an award-winning professor of mathematics. Updates: Stop Procrastinating by "Clearing to Neutral".

By Thanh Pham. Why We Buy Into Ideas (And How to Convince Others of Our Thoughts) How to Master the Art of Looking Busy. SExpand As many have said, you can just be seen walking with something in your hand and a purpose in your eyes. You're Not Listening. Seelio. l634724185772400974.jpg (1300×1883) Advice for High School Graduates.

Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career. Susan Cain: The power of introverts. Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success. Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan - Episode 1: "Wanderers" Sometimes All You Need Is A Little Inspiration to Keep Rolling. Open Mind. What You'll Wish You'd Known. January 2005 (I wrote this talk for a high school. I never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me.) If Logic Tells You Otherwise, Ignore Your Gut. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating.

“Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. Overcoming Procrastination Instantly Using Self Talk. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.

Lies We Tell Kids. May 2008. Advice From An Old Programmer — Learn Python The Hard Way, 2nd Edition.