Charles Chettiar

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Reading Horror Can Arm Us Against A Horrifying World

Tom Lehrer famously said that satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize. And yet here we are, still struggling to exaggerate the follies of power until power can't get around us. Horror has much the same resilience. As terrifying as the world becomes, we still turn to …

Lifestyle (Canada)

How evil happens

Why some people choose to do evil remains a puzzle, but are we starting to understand how this behaviour is triggered?<i>By Noga Arikha</i>Read at Aeon

A parent’s story: ‘Our son stole from us, courtesy of PayPal’

This is a cautionary tale that will be of particular interest to the parents of teenagers who, having grown up in a digital age, are over-confident in their use of technology and underestimate the potential dangers of the internet.<p>My son David is 17, and technology has always been part of his life. …

Why Quantum Computers Will Be Super Awesome, Someday

Satya Nadella, the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., calls quantum computing one of three emerging technologies that will radically reshape …

These 5 Books Will Make You a Better (and More Productive) Writer

Great writers have valuable lessons to tell: Learn from them.<p>Before I sat down to write this, I cut a soft green guava and a ripe mango for my daughter and me, peeled off half a slice of cold Emmental cheese (she had mozzarella), munched on some sour cream and onion potato chips (sinful but …

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

Want To Achieve Your Goals? Use These 4 Strategies

I’m a little odd. I enjoy setting goals and then get obsessed about trying to achieve them.<p>Every January, I set about five or six goals for the year ahead, and every three months I review these goals. I don’t always hit my goals, but I’ve learned a lot about how to focus on a goal over short (a …

Productivity

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

What the Karnataka election taught us: It's time to reasses our politics, show truth to power

I have been a strident critic of Rahul Gandhi and of Sonia Gandhi's desire to push him into politics. I loathed her desire to anoint him on the …

India

You'll Look Weird, But This Morning Ritual Will Boost Your Energy

Tapping (aka the emotional freedom technique) has been around in one way or another for thousands of years, but it's Roger Callahan, MD, who is …

Writing Advice from Chelsea Cain

<i>Chelsea Cain is the bestselling author of</i> Let me Go<i>,</i> Kill You Twice<i>, and most recently</i> One Kick<i>.</i> <i>Cain gave us her top five tips for writing.</i><p>Writing …

Writing

Why introverts might actually be better networkers

“I’m an introvert,” someone inevitably tells me when I speak about building a professional network. “Networking is just not for me.” These people assume networking belongs solely in the domain of the extroverts.<p>Presumably, extroverts are more excited by going to mixers and events and meeting new …

The Most Successful People Use These Odd Rituals to Get Ahead

Intense rituals distinguish amateurs from professionals.<p><i>What is the purpose of doing rituals? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic Therapeutic, Inc.,</b> …

By pulling out of the Iran deal, Donald Trump has ushered in the end of the American era

The damage will not be contained. Losing our credibility is just the start.<p>I vividly recall working in the Press Office of the Royal Institution of …

10 essential career lessons to embrace before it’s too late

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone—or so we’ve been taught.<p>Is that really the best career guidance?<p>People often take this sort of …

Public Relations

How to Write a Book While Working Full-Time

I dream of a day when I can wake up, sip my coffee, write some morning pages, and then work on my latest novel until dinner. Unfortunately for me, …

Men talking up “sex distribution” still assume women are their property

Good sex is dependent on the consent of another person. And therefore it is not a right.<p>Across the world, a community of people are shunned for their …

9 Key Habits That Will Make You Automatically Attract Enormous Success

Do what no one else is willing to do.<p>Success doesn’t happen “to” you. It happens because of you.<p>In the words of Napoleon Hill, “Success comes to …

Uncovered: cruel scam so slick even the vigilant can be duped

Virginia Calder was returning from hospital following breast surgery when the call came. The voice said it was the Royal Bank of Scotland fraud team flagging up some unusual transactions on her bank account. Within hours, Calder’s elderly mother, for whom she exercises power of attorney, had been …

Identity Theft

5 Things Successful People Do Every Sunday

Don't wake up Monday without doing these five things.<p>Successful people know that the week starts the moment their alarm sounds on Monday - and they're ready to get after it. It's not hard to realize that elite performers, and the people who live full lives, maximize all the different moments that …

Success

26 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

You can't get to the top by behaving like everyone else.<p>Highly successful people don't rise to the top by behaving like everyone else. They understand that achieving great things means getting more done, taking excellent care of their bodies and thinking in ways which promote greatness. Here are …

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

BJP, Congress in Race to ‘Glorify’ Ambedkar: Let’s Talk Facts

• <b>Q</b>: Do you think democracy will survive in India?• <b><br>A</b>: No. It will remain only in a formal sense. Five-yearly elections, prime minister, etc.• <b><br>Q</b>: What do …

Learn how to become a freelancer by taking these online courses

Do you want to set your own work hours? Are you tired of working a full-time job and answering to others? Does the idea of working 9 to 5 for the …

20 Simple Habits That Will Make You Happier

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these …

Happiness

How to Be More Assertive (Without Being a Jerk)

The Distilled Man - Actionable Advice for the Everyday GentlemanLearning how to be more assertive can massively improve your quality of life.All of …

Self-help

Here Are Some Essential Rules and Tips for Living Life as a Writer

Over the years, this Book Publishing Expert has listened to, read about, and polled many successful authors about their writerly habits and their …

How Otto Skorzeny Went From Hitler's Favorite Commando To An Israeli Hitman

From rescuing Mussolini for Hitler to becoming a hitman for Mossad, Otto Skorzeny's life was full of twists.<p>SS Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny.<p>SS …

7 Secrets to Reading More Books (That Don’t Involve Becoming a Speed Reader)

How many books do you read per year? Chances are, it’s not nearly as many as you’d like. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to up your reading …

Divorce Lawyer: Facebook Is a Cheating Machine

From time to time, in moments of transient loneliness, do you long for some temporary distraction or brief mental escape from your day-to-day life? …