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July 05th, 2011 - 88 Comments I could give you 100 ways to earn more and it still wouldn’t matter
Need Pushes Pakistani Women Into Jobs and Peril
When a Girl is Executed...for Being Raped
Riding Your Bike Is Good for the Economy - Transportation Today in win-win situations: Not only has the bicycle industry recovered from the recession—bikes sales were up 15 percent in 2010 from the previous year—but it creates new jobs as well! A new University of Massachusetts study shows that bicycle lanes create 46 percent more jobs than car-only road projects. The study examined 58 infrastructure projects in 11 states, and found out that cycling projects create a total of 11.4 local jobs for each $1 million spent, while road-only projects generate just 7.8 jobs per $1 million. Congress is having trouble ponying up any funding for projects that create jobs, but Bicycle Times points out that there's already about $225 million in federal funding under the banners of "Transportation Enhancements," "Safe Routes To School" and "Recreational Trails Program."
Zinsser on Friday Print By William Zinsser Because of various academic ties our household receives a half-dozen alumni magazines, and I sometimes think I’ve been sent an architecture magazine by mistake. Zinsser on Friday: An Interesting Life | The American Scholar
You don't need permission to... | Your Nuclear Dreams March 7th, 2011 | General | 5 Comments » You don’t need permission to… be the best that you can be let go of your past baggage challenge the status quo pursue your passions overcome fear and resistance rock the boats of others question authority believe in yourself go the extra mile for others strive for the exceptional, instead of the acceptable pick up the lessons from past experiences and move on step out in faith be yourself imbue authencity and sincerity in all that you do stop listening to what others may say against you walk away from mediocrity and the “average” stand up and speak out for what you believe in dance or sing like no one’s watching
Clive Crook has an insightful post up about an Aspen session on the economics of happiness. The two panelists from this discussion, Justin Wolfers and Robert Frank, have both given a lot of thought to the age-old question of whether rich people truly have better lives than poor people do. Wolfers, a Wharton professor with an Australian accent and surfer-style blond hair, certainly seems like someone who should be an expert on happiness. The Wealth (and Happiness) of Nations - Jennie Rothenberg Gritz - Business
How to Talk About Haiti's Rape Epidemic - Conor Friedersdorf - International After touching on the subject, a journalist is accused of having a colonialist mindset.
The Rising Cost of At-Home Tech - Peter Osnos - Technology As we move closer to relying entirely on the Internet, the free information services of the past are being eliminated, extending the divide between the haves and have-nots
In the wake of the recession, cities and suburbs are being knit into giant city-states, with millions of people and billions -- even trillions -- of dollars of business How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America - Richard Florida - Business
Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg On a Tuesday afternoon in late April, 30 managers of Facebook's various business units come together to discuss a matter that preoccupies its famous founder: how to keep their rapidly growing little company from getting too big. The meeting, organized and led by the second-most-famous person at the social network, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, focuses on how to solve the problems of users, advertisers, and partner websites by using automated systems rather than bringing in thousands of new employees. One by one, the managers stand and present their progress on new productivity-generating tools.
In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help. His social-network site was growing fast, but, at the age of twenty-three, he felt ill-equipped to run it. Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley
We can't be the alpha dog all of the time. Power Posing: Fake It Until You Make It
Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways. Cognitive biases can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies as to whether some of these biases count as truly irrational or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior.
Psychology: What are the most important cognitive biases to be aware of
On this coming Monday or Tuesday, I'll be asking the Director of Sales and Marketing at one of the most prestigious local businesses for $100,000. I have all manner of charts, research, data, and numbers showing why this is an exceptionally good idea that will have a fantastic ROI - and it is a good deal. How to Avoid Exchange-Based Relationships | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.
On Improving When Your Friends Aren’t | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory. Just got a comment on "Having Your Own Ethics is Lonely" by a reader. He asked one of the hardest questions about becoming successful - what happens when you're improving when your friends aren't? I found this blog because I'm looking for advice.
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Tajimoto comments on 24 year old who suffered social anxiety his entire life. I finally conquered it. IAmA
How external cues make us overeat.