Shimeng Zhang

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Forget Standing Desks: Here’s One You Pedal To Power Your Gadgets

Finally, you don’t even need to get off your butt to get moving at work.<p>“I wish to suggest that a man may be very industrious, and yet may not spend his time well,” wrote Henry David Thoreau a century and a half before his society had stuffed its white-collar workers into cubicles with computers. …

The Easiest Way To Protect Your Time

Productive people have empty schedules. That requires a lot of “no.”<p>As Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have told us, you need to say no to most everything if you’re going to get your best work done. Some people are very good at it. They include:<p><b>Tracy Morgan</b><p><b>An ambiguous Olsen twin</b><p><b>George Costanza</b><p>Some …

7 Of History’s Weirdest, Most Awesome Productivity Tips

Beethoven, Franklin, Angelou. Caffeine, nudity, hotel rooms. How Fast Company–and history’s greats–do productivity.<p>If genius is close to madness, then works of genius require working like a mad man, woman, or muppet.<p>As Amanda Green writes on Mental Floss–drawing from Mason Curry’s <i>Daily Rituals: How</i> …

11 Unlikely Life Lessons From The Super Successful

1. Be a social ninja.<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone, gotten a great impression, then, upon walking away, realized you hardly learned …

Chute Makes It Easy For Brands To Ask Fans For Permission To Use Their Photos

Chute is a startup aiming to become a “complete visual platform” for brands and publishers, initially by helping customers collect and publish user images and videos. Today it’s taking an important step in that direction by adding tools for companies to actually get user permission to republish …

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

Interest Rates

Emerging markets, wean thyself—the Fed has given you one last fix

It was a great day for the addicts yesterday. The substance provider announced that it would keep on supplying for at least a little more time—maybe until the end of the year. That substance, of course, is newly created currency. The provider is the US Federal Reserve. There are several sets of …

Life Isn't Fair-- So Be Optimistic | Inc.com

Life isn't fair.<p>Everyone hears that statement from the time they're in diapers but even so, many people pretend it isn't so. Rather than accept that simple reality, they go on and on about "equality of opportunity," "equality of outcome," and "meritocracies."<p>But life <i>isn't</i> fair.<p>Some people are born …

Happiness