Eric Mwai

523 Flips | 9 Magazines | 513 Likes | 17 Following | 576 Followers | @CireImwa | "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." (‭Galatians‬ ‭6‬:‭9‬ ESV)

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

Poetry Rx: Pleasure as a Means

In our column Poetry Rx, readers write in with a specific emotion, and our resident poets—Sarah Kay, Kaveh Akbar, and Claire Schwartz—take turns prescribing the perfect poems to match. This week, Sarah Kay is on the line.<p><i>Dear Poets,</i><p><i>My cousin is getting married in a month. We were born ten days</i> …

The Soviet Anthology of “Negro Poetry”

Years before he worked alongside Thurgood Marshall on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the attorney Loren Miller spent the summer of 1932 in Moscow helping edit a Soviet anthology of “Negro poetry.” Miller had arrived that June with a group of twenty-two African Americans (including his good …

Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it …

Industry Leaders Answer Blockchain Critics At Financial Summit

As blockchain emerges, financial institutions are coming to grips with fundamental changes in how they’ll do business. I heard the story first-hand from experts during a recent panel discussion at the SAP Financial Services Innovation Summit held at the SAP Leonardo Center in New York that was …

Blockchain

Steve Jobs: This Is the Mindset That Separates Those With Extraordinary Lives From Everyone Else | Inc.com

To leave your mark on the world and accomplish truly interesting things, do you need to be rich? Brilliant? Able to take a mental beating and keep on fighting?<p>Not according to Steve Jobs. None of those factors will probably hurt your efforts to be exceptional, but according to the former Apple boss …

Self-improvement

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

So much for not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are calling them "super-agers" for their unique ability to stay sharp into old age<p>Several months ago, researchers discovered at least one …

Calling All Gardeners: A Quest to Save Rare Irises

Back in the mid ’80s my husband and stepson, then a teenager, were big fans of the astringent comedy of Steven Wright. His odd, desert-dry punchlines …

Gardening

5 Trips Every Bookworm Should Take

Is it nerdy? Kinda.<p>Your favorite thing to do on vacation is read, so why not base a whole trip on your love of books? Luckily you can, by traveling to one of these five bookish destinations. Is it nerdy? Kinda. Do we want to go to all of these places immediately? You bet.<p><b>PARIS, FRANCE</b><p>France’s …

8 qualities that will help you be great in any relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Do you ever wonder how some people seem so natural and at ease in relationships, while others really struggle to maintain them?<p>Is it a difference in temperament, like introversion or extroversion?<p>It could be, but as a psychologist, I can say the approach to relationships for each temperament is …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

How to Act Self-Confident

As the saying goes -- 'fake it 'til you make it.'<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>To help with confidence development, simply try “acting confident” to the outside world, practicing how it feels. The outside “show” helps the inside “take.” It’s okay to display confidence you …

The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it ‘sparks joy in your heart’, says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life<p>Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the …

Minimalism

How life changes when you’re fearless

Fear is an essential part of the human condition that’s deeply rooted in our most primal instincts. For most of the hundreds of thousands of years of …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

Untangling the mesh: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi systems

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This article was originally published on December 18, 2016, and it's regularly updated.</i><p>You bought a top-tier router and expected to have Wi-Fi in every corner of your home. Turns out, a large part of the house still has no signal at all. What gives?<p>Why 'traditional' routers often …

Wi-Fi

The Brilliant Tip That Makes Any iPhone Run 10 Times Faster

And it only takes 10 seconds.<p>Say "goodbye" to crashing apps and Safari pages loading at a glacial pace forever. Thanks to Marc Forrest, an IT guru and the web world's new favorite iGuy, the internet has been blessed with a trick that will clear the random access memory (RAM) on your phone and make …

Elon Musk seems serious about creating a boring company to solve traffic

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has a pretty good sense of humor, but sometimes we can't tell when he's just joking or mulling his next big …

Elon Musk

Scientists found that the way you think about sex could affect your overall level of happiness in a relationship

In a blog post on Science of Relationships, personality and social psychologist at the University of Toronto, Jessica Maxwell, describes half a dozen studies she and her colleagues conducted. The studies investigate how your philosophy on sex could affect more than just your sex life.<p><b>Follow Tech</b> …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …

8 Habits of Considerate People

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, "Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax." It's true. Being kind and considerate softens people and makes them malleable to your way of thinking.<p>But I see another meaning there, too. I think he's also saying that being considerate of others is …

'As boys, we are told to be brave': men on masculinity and mental health

Efforts have been made to challenge traditional stereotypes, but there is still pressure on men to be strong, independent, stoical, competitive and tough. According to research published by the American Psychological Association, these “masculine traits” have been linked with mental health issues …

Mental Health

This couple is saving to retire at 33

This young couple made a decision to save as much money as possible in their early years so that they can retire early.<p>What do you do when you’re fed …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

How living with an open heart creates hope

When I read James Doty’s New York Times bestseller, <i>Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain</i>, I was thoroughly enchanted. His story inspired me to believe that my future could be brighter than I can currently imagine.<p>Doty is a medical doctor and a clinical …

Spirituality

These 7 Free Podcasts Will Save You $100,000 On a Wharton MBA | Inc.com

I had a great experience studying for my MBA at Wharton. I learned about subjects I had never studied at college or picked up in my first job as an account manager at an advertising agency: Finance, accounting, marketing, organizational theory, operations, business law, negotiation strategies, and …

Entrepreneurship

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few -- the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …