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Scams. Social Mobility. Self Education. Tips. 10 Free Things On The Internet You Should Be Taking Advantage Of. 10 Profound Ways The World Will Change In Your Lifetime. You Are (Probably) Wrong About You - Heidi Grant Halvorson. By Heidi Grant Halvorson | 9:00 AM July 30, 2012.

You Are (Probably) Wrong About You - Heidi Grant Halvorson

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. Las ficciones malignas. Los seres humanos no pueden vivir sin ficciones —mentiras que parecen verdades y verdades que parecen mentiras— y gracias a esa necesidad existen creaciones tan hermosas como las bellas artes y la literatura, que hacen más llevadera y enriquecen la vida de las gentes.

Las ficciones malignas

Pero existen ficciones benignas, como las que salieron de los pinceles de un Goya o de la pluma de un Cervantes, y malignas, que son aquellas que niegan su naturaleza subjetiva, ideal e irreal y se presentan como descripciones objetivas, científicas, de la realidad. En los últimos tiempos hemos tenido muchas ocasiones de ver los efectos perniciosos que las ficciones malignas, difundidas por algunos gurús procedentes de la economía sobre todo, pueden tener sobre la vida social. Una de las ficciones malignas que, desde la Edad Media, circula como un tópico, en la cultura europea es la de la decadencia de Occidente. Se presenta a la señora Merkel como un ser insensible, para la que sólo cuentan los números. Banned “Tax the Rich” TED Talk slides and text here. For those of you wondering if there's ever a TED Talk that presents an idea too controversial for the group to publish it, there definitely is, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer was the one to make it.

Banned “Tax the Rich” TED Talk slides and text here

What we've got here is the full text of the TED Talks presentation Hanauer made at the March TED University conference as well as the full set of slides he presented at the conference. We do not have the video for this TED Talk because TED officials have decided not to publish it, not streaming, not for download, and certainly not for consumption on Netflix or your iPad app. This TED Talk speaks on how widening income inequality is bad in the United States (and abroad, for that matter), and how the rich should pay more in taxes.

One Woman’s View of the Female Wage Gap. Why McDonald's Fries Taste So Good. The Advantages of Looking “Trustworthy” Ditto Effect — Reflecting Success. The Disadvantages of an Elite Education. Exhortation - Summer 2008 Print Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers By William Deresiewicz June 1, 2008.

The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Macho Cultures Are Fairer for Women - Avivah Wittenberg-Cox. By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox | 12:08 PM April 27, 2012 In the past decade, and long before Dilma Roussef was elected the country’s first female (and wildly popular) President, Brazilian women have been on the rise.

Macho Cultures Are Fairer for Women - Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

As in many other countries, women now outnumber men in the country’s universities. But the female edge in education (63% vs 37%) in Brazil is at the top of the scale, next to Sweden’s. Just as significantly, there has been a big move of women into the paid labor force in Brazil, and in Latin America more generally. Why Some Multinationals Pay Such Low Taxes - Justin Fox. Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius 5. 16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School. I am 28 now.

16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School

My Footprint / Slavery Footprint. Supplement Manufacturers, Vitamin Manufacturers - PrivateLabelNutra.com. How to Start the Big Project You've Been Putting Off - Peter Bregman. I want to write a screenplay.

How to Start the Big Project You've Been Putting Off - Peter Bregman

I wanted to write one last year, but other work took more time than I expected, and I kept pushing “write screenplay” off my to-do list. I know I’m not alone in struggling to make incremental progress on long-term projects or goals. How do you get started when you have “all the time in the world”? Less-Confident People Are More Successful - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America’s Most Spectacular Decline. To the saccharine rhythm of a Muzak clip, Steve Ballmer crouched into a tackling stance and dashed across a ballroom stage at the Venetian Las Vegas.

How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America’s Most Spectacular Decline

A 20-foot wall of video screens flashed his name as the 55-year-old Microsoft chief executive bear-hugged Ryan Seacrest, the ubiquitous television and radio host, who had just introduced Ballmer’s keynote speech for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show. More than 150,000 techies and executives were swarming the city’s hotels last January in the annual bacchanalia of cutting-edge gizmos and gadgets.

Attendees ran from one vendor to the next, snapping up fistfuls of freebies, inhaling flavored oxygen, and rubbing elbows with stars such as LL Cool J and Justin Bieber. But this night, an air of discomfort filled the Palazzo Ballroom, where Ballmer was about to give the show’s opening presentation, one delivered by Microsoft’s C.E.O. for 14 of the previous 17 years—the first 11 by Bill Gates and the rest by Ballmer. The Most Important Question You Can Ask - Tony Schwartz.

By Tony Schwartz | 8:52 AM February 9, 2012.

The Most Important Question You Can Ask - Tony Schwartz

Narcissism: The Difference Between High Achievers and Leaders - Justin Menkes. By Justin Menkes | 6:00 AM July 4, 2012 A chief executive had a dilemma.

Narcissism: The Difference Between High Achievers and Leaders - Justin Menkes

After working in a fast-growing company as COO, he accepted an offer from venture capitalists to start his own company. Within five years he had built a new enterprise generating revenues over $300 million and profit margins so high that his company had compiled a substantial cash reserve with which it was poised to go on an acquisition run. Narcissistic Personality Disorder 101 Quiz : Melanie Tonia Evans. Home | Narcissistic Personality Disorder 101 Quiz Narcissistic Personality Disorder, also known as narcissism, is a societal problem in epidemic proportions, which seriously compromises the sustaining of healthy and safe love relationships.

This quiz and the questions have been developed as a result of several years of research, in regard to my own personal experience and the experiences of thousands of clients. Please note I am neither a qualified psychologist nor a qualified counsellor and I offer my insights and advice for guidance only. If the results of this quiz cause concern, you may wish to seek further advice. Endowment effect. In behavioral economics, the endowment effect (also known as divestiture aversion) is the hypothesis that people ascribe more value to things merely because they own them.[1] This is illustrated by the observation that people will tend to pay more to retain something they own than to obtain something owned by someone else—even when there is no cause for attachment, or even if the item was only obtained minutes ago. Print - The Perfect Compliment. 30 Good Things About Being 30 Years old.

3 Words That Guarantee Failure. People who fail to achieve goals almost always signal their intent to fail by using three little words: "I will try... " There are no three words in the English language that are more deceptive, both to the person who says them and the person who hears them.