Mark Wood

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How to Handle the Tug-of-War between Working for Money and Idealism

You're reading How to Handle the Tug-of-War between Working for Money and Idealism, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Northern California

36-year-old retiree: The best advice I can give about retiring early

Want to retire early? Figure out what truly brings you happiness. Through my many financial mistakes, I learned the expensive way that buying stupid …

Self-improvement

The Difference Between Good and Bad Writers

You’re currently living in the best possible time in history to be a writer. You have no excuses.With an internet connection and a keyboard, the …

Writing

Bill Gates is raising his children according to a 1970s ‘Love and Logic’ formula — here are his top tips for grooming successful kids

Bill Gates doesn't pretend he lives in an egalitarian household. When it comes to parenting his three children, the billionaire Microsoft mogul readily admits his wife Melinda has done more than her share of the work raising the kids.<p>"My wife does 80%," Gates told a crowd of Harvard students on …

Bill Gates

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Wants Everyone To Stop Searching for Their Purpose. Here's Why.

In a self-diagnosed epidemic some call a purpose-problem, 3 little words can be the cure.<p>Purpose. That Herculean thing every brand, company, and body is searching for yet can't seem to find -- the reason for which they exist. There are over 89 million search results in Google for a "purpose-driven …

Résumés

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

University of Cambridge

In Praise of the News on Paper

You can read and read online, but unread stories are still everywhere.<p>By<p>Barton Swaim<p>Here’s an unpopular opinion: There is a future in newspapers. I don’t mean newspaper companies. I mean physical, hard-copy newspapers—the kind you buy on the street, the kind someone tosses onto your driveway early …

Journalism

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Is Journalism a Form of Activism?

<i>Danielle Tcholakian | Longreads | March 2018 | 17 minutes (4,071 words)</i>Last weekend, as March For Our Lives protests took place all across the …

Journalism

Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich review – new findings from ancient DNA

Using advances in DNA sequencing, the geneticist shows the effects of migrations and the mongrel nature of humanity in this fascinating study<p>“Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows”, ran a Guardian headline in February, concerning the people whose ancestry lay in …

Anthropology

April 23-27, 2018

https://ethics.spj.org<p>SPJ's Code of Ethics states that ethical journalism is truthful, compassionate, independent and transparent. We need ethical …

9 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

Every parent makes mistakes. They say the wrong thing, they make the wrong choice, they show up at the wrong time. Your child will scream at you, she …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

The New York Times newsroom is openly revolting against its editorial page editor

A series of leaks exposes a deep dissatisfaction with James Bennet’s stewardship<p>Since Donald Trump was elected president, the New York Times editorial page has waged a frontal assault on its readers' intelligence. Just this month, it has published pieces defending Woody Allen and Aziz Ansari …

How to read less news but be more informed, according to a futurist

You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you’d be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, …

Hold The Front Page – Newspapers Are A Long Way Off From Being Filed Into The Obituary Columns

The world needs journalism and it needs newspapers. And the printed word isn’t dead yet<p>Thinglass via Getty Images<p>In the turbulent era of fake news, …

In Italy, fake news helps populists and far-right triumph

Although there were no outright winners in Italy’s parliamentary election on March 4, there were two clear losers – the European Union and immigrants.<p>…

Six of the best apps for e-learners

If you’re going to procrastinate on your phone, you might as well download these while you’re at it<p>Pomodoro timers<p>“Pomodoro” refers to a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 80s (not a pasta sauce). While studying at university, Cirillo often struggled to use his study …

Apps

A journalistic fix for fake news? A new venture seeks to take on the epidemic.

Media entrepreneur Steven Brill thinks there’s something missing from all the efforts to separate fake news from the real kind: Some smart and discerning humans.<p>Faced with the waves of mis- and disinformation lapping up on social media, Brill is proposing to apply some reader-beware labels to …

Journalism

Bill Gates Is Obsessed With These 2 New Books

One is about facts, the other enlightenment.<p>Bill Gates had some awesome answers for curious Redditors on his AMA this week, commenting on topics …

How to make better use of everything you read

I once downloaded a speed-reading app that would flash individual words across my phone. I aggressively set the rate to 400 words per minute and braced for the onslaught. I used this system to parse essays, primers, and long-form interviews, all in the name of advancing my career. Yet, all I had to …

Productivity

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

5 Rare Habits of Managers Everyone Would Die to Work for

It all starts with their ability to listen actively to your needs.<p>Does the thought of working for the boss from hell frighten you? Perhaps you've already met that dismal fate and are considering a change. Or maybe you <i>made</i> the change and have sworn off bad bosses forever.<p>Good move. Now where do you …

Leadership

Free news gets harder to find as media organisations look to keep content behind paywalls

<b>Washington:</b> For those looking for free news online, the search is becoming harder.<p>Tougher restrictions on online content have boosted digital paid …

Journalism

What you should do if your child is a ‘quitter’

Bella was going out of her mind. Her 9-year-old daughter, Angie, would agree to sign up for an activity with great enthusiasm. Swim team? Yes, please! Book club? You bet! Ballet? Sign me up! Then something would happen that made the activity, well, <i>hard</i>. Her team had to practice diving off racing …

Parenting

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …