Selina Lai

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Why Clearance Sales Can Often Be A Total Illusion

But the promotions are often are often a "smoke and mirrors" tactic, with retailers falsely inflating prices in order to make the mark-downs seem more attractive, reports Kim Bhasin at The Huffington Post.<p>A JCPenney worker claims he was fired after he accused the company of doubling prices on many …

Customers

15 Tips For Writing An Excellent Email Subject Line

If so, you're making a big mistake. The subject line often determines whether an email is opened and how the recipient responds.<p>We asked career, email, and marketing experts to offer their best tips for crafting the perfect subject line. Whether you're looking for a job, emailing co-workers, or …

Writing

9 Weird Things Highly Successful People Do To Be More Creative

According to Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson, eccentric people tend to be more creative because of something called "cognitive disinhibition." Basically, creative folks have less of a filter on their thoughts and actions, which makes them more likely to do things that don't follow the norms of …

Weird

3 Simple Tips For Improving Your Memory

Can't recall?<p>That's doesn't necessarily mean you have a <i>bad</i> memory. It could simply be that you're not using it right, says Annie Murphy Paul, blogger and author of "The Cult of Personality Testing," in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>Here are three strategies from cognitive science and psychology that may …

The Brain

The 8 Powerful Communications Secrets Every Person Can Use

I have recently re-connected with a personal hero of mine: Pamela Maier, a personal counselor or “life coach” as she describes the role she fulfills, “because I now have a life.” Pamela is a delightful individual who’s lived a variety of experiences in her 79 years. Beginning at an orphanage in …

Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland

Right now, in-the-know foodies from across Asia are descending on an island in the East China Sea to gobble steaming plates of dumplings and nibble stinking sticks of tofu.<p>Taiwan’s food scene is exploding and now is the time to go - Taiwanese chefs are winning awards, the country heaves with night …

Caffeination: Australia’s (obsessive) coffee culture

Strike up a conversation with an Australian abroad and you’ll inevitably uncover a national quirk: the obsessive quest for a 'decent' coffee. It will usually be accompanied by disapproving tales of the watery/weak/burnt offerings that have crossed their path (unless of course you happen to be in …

6 Surprising Tactics Of An Unassuming Billionaire

At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, I had the opportunity to spend time with Scott Cook, founder of Intuit. It was the first time we had the chance to connect since my company, Docstoc, was acquired by them.<p>Scott is a staple on the Forbes Billionaire List. A self-made man, he built his …

Monocle #69 – Japan Feature Illustrations by MUTI

Monocle #69 – Editorial Illustration of Japan.<p>Cape Town, South Africa based creative studio MUTI has created this illustrated map of Japan for …

Cape Town