Brendan M. Chan

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How I work 40 hours in 16.7

I wore those insane hours like a badge of honor … I loved telling people how "busy" I was ... and how much I "had to do."<p>Sound familiar?<p>Looking back, I realize I used my work to try and fill a void in myself. The problem was that this void was like a black hole.<p>No matter how many hours I worked, it …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

A recent Goldman Sachs intern reveals 5 tips for surviving your first stint on Wall Street

You've heard the horror stories about the 100-hour workweeks. The grunt work. The tight deadlines.<p>But it is possible to survive your Wall Street internship and, according to one recent Goldman Sachs intern, even enjoy it.<p>The Goldman intern, who will be returning to the bank next year as a full-time …

20 Ways to Up Your Instant Ramen Game

Remember when I dropped that recipe for instant ramen on you? No? Dude. If you still think the recipe for instant ramen is what’s printed on the …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, …

Opinion: Investing in stocks will never make you a billionaire

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Are you the kind of investor who eagerly picks up the annual Forbes’ list of 400 richest Americans?<p>If so, this is …

Nuno Mendes’ home comfort recipes: confit cod with chickpea salad; rice and chicken soup with piso

In his second monthly column, the chef reinterprets two dishes from his childhood in Portugal that can be enjoyed as a side or main course<p>My very early memories of food come from my grandmother’s kitchen. She would make big pots of <i>canja de galinha</i> (rice and chicken soup), one of the most vivid …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Best of both worlds? Introducing the bao burger

It was only a matter of time before someone combined the Asian steamed bao bun with a good old burger.<p>New Holborn Vietnamese street food restaurant, Viet-Eat, is hoping to "revolutionise the concept of Vietnamese street food in the UK" with their take on the bao bun.<p>Pho and Bun, which opens in …

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

How Capitalism Changes Conscience

Let’s start with the graph below, which is my nomination for “most important graph in the world.” It shows GDP per capita from the year 1 to the year …

Flying first class isn’t what it used to be

Sometimes first class means you get a 6-foot-long bed and a large entertainment screen in your personal suite. Sometimes first class means a skinny …

I spent nearly 15 years in banking, and here are my 10 best pieces of advice about money

After nearly 15 years in banking, I have witnessed firsthand how banks operate and make money. That has influenced how I choose products and interact with financial institutions.<p>Here is my advice on how you can get the most from your bank.

Personal Finance

The Shift in "Dressing for Success"

The saying "The clothes make the man" is no longer true. Actually, its the man who makes the clothes. Read about the new belief of dressing for …

Success

The future of cars includes diesel, electric, and—maybe!—fuel cells

The United States should be laser-focused on getting the gas mileage of every car to reach 180 miles per gallon.<p>That’s according to Margo Oge, the …

It's time to try trickle-up economics

For something like 30 years, we have been hearing about trickle-down economics, in which we lower taxes and other burdens on the wealthy, these …

Can money buy you happiness?

People have been arguing for centuries about whether or not money can buy happiness. New research provides a fuller understanding of the relationship …

7 Habits You Must Build To Be Wealthy

So, you want to be wealthy? That is definitely on the agenda for you. And yet, you are not quite there, are you? And you keep wondering when your …

Self-improvement