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28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

Why Trying to Find Your Life’s Purpose Is a Waste of Time (and What to Do Instead) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Waiting to discover your purpose? That’s a stupid strategy.<p>Blogs, courses, and coaches all over the internet claim that we each have one perfect …

The 7 Habits of Highly Efficient People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People who win in the workplace, school, family life, or any other area of their life have a superb grip on productive living. Time is literally …

15 Happiness Quotes to Inspire You to Live Your Best Life

Life is what you make of it – so why not make yours happy? In the face of challenge, defeat, disappointment, discouragement, tragedy, and failure, it …

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and …

4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going?<p>One great way is to tap …

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

How Africa's New Urban Centers Are Shifting Its Old Colonial Boundaries

The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.<p>Twice as populous today as the next biggest African country, Nigeria, which was cobbled together as a colony 100 years ago, has always stood out on its continent as the …

An effective EU in a changing world

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: How can the European Union leap from “old aid” to “new development?” Simon Maxwell, senior research associate at the Overseas</i> …

Smartphones against blindness in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of a handful of countries that suffer most of the global burden of trachoma, a severe eye infection that causes blindness if not …

Magazine

Thunderbird Magazine winter 2018 is ready to download!<p>Stay connected to the Thunderbird community with in-depth features, intriguing profiles, alumni …

How US food aid reform is advancing

President Barack Obama’s sweeping overhaul of U.S. food aid may seem doomed as Congress chips away at his proposal in the coming days.<p>But behind the …

My Mindfulness Experience

By Mick<p>I suppose that I should start at the beginning, with my accident at work in a joiners shop in 1985, when my hand went into a spindle moulder. …

U.S. bugged EU offices, computer networks: German magazine | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents cited in a German magazine on Saturday, the latest in a series of exposures of alleged U.S. spy programs.<p>A general view of the large former …