Arshad Balwa

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If It Doesn't Suck, It's Not Worth Doing

According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself.<p>The dread of asking your boss for a …

In Just 2 Minutes, This Famous Philosopher Will Make You Weep And Reconsider Your Life Priorities

And you'll never imagine how he does it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're just going to keep working, aren't you?<p>You're going to keep slaving away, buy more and bigger things, believing that, at some point, you've made …

The Get Away Car

Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway's Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Arctic Circle

The 6 best sustainability books of 2016

It's almost that time again.<p>With a new year just around the corner, we dug into the GreenBiz vault to bring you a list of some of the best books of …

Transforming waste into fuel with Australian innovations, from tyres to sugar cane and agave

The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production<p>In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and …

Why Tons of Failure Is the Key to Success, According to Seth Godin

If you let it, failure can be a precious gift, rather than something to be avoided at all costs<p>Most people avoid failure like the plague.<p>They spend their time trying to achieve perfection. They forgo opportunities they aren't certain will be a sure thing. They do whatever it takes to make sure they …

15 Tasty Vegan Recipes That Serve as the Perfect Toast Toppers

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a night’s rest, we all need a good meal to give us the necessary energy to go out and face the …

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Duke University

The "Game of Life" System Tracks and Changes Your Habits

Building good habits is a difficult process. Most experts recommend doing it through small changes and not being hard on yourself when you falter. …

Schadenfreude

Unlock The Library - History Extra

My account<p>The official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine<p>Menu<p>We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. …

India is displaying classic signs that foreshadow fascism

India is in churn. To what end, it is too early to say. And as with everything else about the country, the process is neither uniform nor universal nor consistent. But in churn it is undoubtedly. Traditional social equations, religious identities, political activism, and nationalism are all in …

India

The cost of climate change: World's economy will lose $12tn unless greenhouse gases are tackled

Preventing global warming from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius will mean the world’s economy is at least 10 per cent bigger by 2050 than it would be …

India wants to become a solar superpower – but its plans don't add up

One of the world’s largest solar power projects has just been completed in southern India. At 648 megawatts (MW), the Kamuthi solar plant can …

8 Brutal Life Lessons That Will Immediately Make You More Successful

Success isn't always easy--but learning these lessons now will propel you to the top.<p>Ask any successful entrepreneur how they got to the top, and they'll tell you they had to face plenty of harsh truths and realities to get there.<p>This isn't meant to be intimidating; it's empowering! Plenty of …

Logical Fallacies

Fallacies are errors in logic. In an argument that draws conclusions<br>from premises (i.e. evidence), logical errors occur when we<br>improperly use …