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I could give you 100 ways to earn more and it still wouldn’t matter. July 05th, 2011 - 88 Comments All right…I want to proceed delicately with this one.
I was fascinated by an article I saw recently on MoneySavingMom.com. The piece featured a struggling reader asking for ways to earn an extra $1,000 per month. This person was already frugal (eats at home, economizes on utilities, only buys on sale, etc.) but still needed ways to earn more. The comments section (with nearly 400 comments) is absolutely FASCINATING. 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.
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You don't need permission to... 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.
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.
But it's her critics whose attitude is imperious. Mac McClelland traveled to Haiti, reported on one of its rape victims, developed post-traumatic stress disorder, and coped in an unusual way: "All I want," she explained, "is to have incredibly violent sex. " She tells her story in an essay published at GOOD Magazine, where Ann Friedman, formerly of The American Prospect and the group blog Feministing, is the new executive editor. The Rising Cost of At-Home Tech - Peter Osnos - Technology. How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America - Richard Florida - Business. 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 A year ago, I published a book that argued that, for all the privations and dislocations of the economic crisis, it also provides us with the opportunity to make fundamental changes in our economy and society.
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. Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley.
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. That December, he went to a Christmas party at the home of Dan Rosensweig, a Silicon Valley executive, and as he approached the house he saw someone who had been mentioned as a possible partner, Sheryl Sandberg, Google’s thirty-eight-year-old vice-president for global online sales and operations. Zuckerberg hadn’t called her before (why would someone who managed four thousand employees want to leave for a company that had barely any revenue?) , but he went up and introduced himself. “We talked for probably an hour by the door,” Zuckerberg recalls. Power Posing: Fake It Until You Make It. We can't be the alpha dog all of the time.
Whatever our personality, most of us experience varying degrees of feeling in charge. Some situations take us down a notch while others build us up. New research shows that it's possible to control those feelings a bit more, to be able to summon an extra surge of power and sense of well-being when it's needed: for example, during a job interview or for a key presentation to a group of skeptical customers. "Our research has broad implications for people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low self-esteem due to their hierarchical rank or lack of resources," says HBS assistant professor Amy J.C. Cuddy, one of the researchers on the study. List of cognitive biases.
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.
For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. Psychology: What are the most important cognitive biases to be aware of. SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory. 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. 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. I've realized four years ago that I was unhappy with myself. 3 Steps to New Habits.
Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change. Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? - Magazine. An unruly market may undo the work of a giant cartel and of an inspired, decades-long ad campaign The diamond invention—the creation of the idea that diamonds are rare and valuable, and are essential signs of esteem—is a relatively recent development in the history of the diamond trade. The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science. Tajimoto comments on 24 year old who suffered social anxiety his entire life. I finally conquered it. IAmA. How external cues make us overeat.