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27 Unspoken Suit Rules Every Man Should Know

You can't expect to look all dapper and gentlemanly without knowing Suiting 101.

How to live on Rs 26 a day, the income of offic...

"Late last year, two young men decided to live a month of their lives on the income of an average poor Indian. One of them, Tushar, the son of a …

What are the best ways to build up the confidence when people in your vicinity are not willing to help you out with that?

Quora User, works at Amtrak<p>Answered Feb 22, 2013 · Author has 3.5k answers and 5.1m answer views<p>Muyiwa Saka, I am relentlessly looking for ways to …

What should every aspiring writer know about writing?

The writer tries to move stuff from his brain into the brains of his readers, using words as his only tools. Good writing doesn't just transport …

Feats of memory anyone can do

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science …

Battling bad science

Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they're right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at …

Global population growth, box by box

The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check …

The emotion behind invention

Soldiers who've lost limbs in service face a daily struggle unimaginable to most of us. At TEDMED, Dean Kamen talks about the profound people and …

The riddle of experience vs. memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing …

Our buggy moral code

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies …

Cute, sexy, sweet, funny

Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn't expect, as he shares evolution's counterintuitive reasoning …

Your elusive creative genius

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person …

Creativity

Why we make bad decisions

Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on …

Moving photos of extreme drug-resistant TB

An ancient disease is taking on a deadly new form. James Nachtwey share his powerful photographs of XDR-TB, a newly drug-resistant strain of …

The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're left, right or center. In this …

How to rebuild a broken state

Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken …

There's More to Life Than Being Happy

Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness<p><i>"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."</i><p>In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and …

How to build your creative confidence

Is your school or workplace divided between the "creatives" versus the practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the …

What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or …

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe …

Deterrence debates and defence

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is scheduled to conduct a ballistic missile interceptor test later this month which …

Beyond Mullahs and Marxists

A Hindu friend once told me, even as he profusely apologized for his bluntness, that there was only one kind of Muslim — the fundamentalist kind. The …

b>Vinayak Chatterjee:</b> Rebuilding India, brick by brick

It was around the Ninth Plan (1997-2002) that India seriously woke up to the infrastructure challenge. With a slew of interventions, the key …

India

When the nice guys didn’t finish last

The importance of the Aam Aadmi Party’s stunning triumph in the recently concluded election to the Delhi Assembly goes beyond its impressive numbers …

Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy By S.G.Vombatkere

Edward Snowden's Wake Up Call: Cyber Security, Surveillance And Democracy<p><b>By S.G.Vombatkere</b><p>21 June, 2013 <b><br>Countercurrents.org</b><p>Edward Snowden, in his …

Backing Bangladesh

By every account, the January 5 election, Bangladesh’s 10th so far, was a low point for democracy. The boycott of the 18-member Opposition alliance …

Arming India into dependency

The blossoming of ties with the United States has become an important diplomatic asset for India in recent years. Yet, the heady glow of the …

Suicides as Preventable as Most Accidents

Every 40 seconds a person commits suicide taking the toll to 8 lakh a year. Nearly one-third of the victims are Indians, according to a study done …