Linus Chin

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Pope Francis understands economics better than most politicians

Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery – so far to widespread acclaim. He's faulted the Catholic church for its negative obsession with gays and birth control, and now he has expanded his mandate to economics with a groundbreaking screed denouncing "the new …

Pope Francis Declares Consumers and Capitalists Need to Help the Poor

“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”<p>I …

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

How to Use the Secrets of Master Influencers to Get What You Want

Babies and psychopaths have one thing in common: They're excellent at getting what they want. Many of us could learn a thing or two from these …

7 Things Really Amazing Communicators Do

Want to be successful? You have to communicate effectively. Here are 7 practices to master.<p>It doesn't matter whether you are in the business of delivering products or services--either way, your success depends heavily on communication. When things go wrong, you can almost always trace the problem …

40-hour work-week as a tool of immiserating economic growth

David Cain's 2010 essay "Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed" -- occasioned by his return to full-time employment -- has a sharp-edged …

Bento Showcases the Best Resources for Learning to Code

Want to learn web development and programming? Bento will start you off on the right foot by showing which courses or tutorials to take and then the …

Dragon Fantasy's unlikely hero

How a colorful world of dragons, knights and magic was born from a father's dream for his son.<p>It was a bad day for Adam Rippon. Five months earlier, his father Tom had died of cancer. Today would have been Tom Rippon's birthday.<p>Adam Rippon was having a rough time coming to terms with the fact that …

Comics memoir of a girl-gamer-geek's journey

In Manic Pixel Dream Girl , a four-part comic, Elizabeth Simins recounts a memoir of being a girl who loved video games but felt that they were the …

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.<p>I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A …

10 Rules to Live By in Sickness and in Health

I'm writing this post on what might have been my 10th wedding anniversary with Laurie. Looking back on eight inspired years of marriage, I'm reminded of the legacy of deliberate living she left behind. Below are 10 rules to live by she taught me that will eventually guide my memoir for our daughter:<p>…

At Conventions, Skywalkers, Bagginses, Batmans and Lannisters Provide Back-to-School Lessons in Tolerance

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>Now, perhaps more than at any other time in recent memory, we are afraid of “the other.”<p>We fear others of different races, …

The 1936 book that every business person should read

Strauss Zelnick is chief executive and chairman of the company that makes Grand Theft Auto, BioShock and other cutting-edge videogames. But he says the book that has most influenced him is Dale Carnegie’s 1936 bestseller, <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>.<p>“The title is unfortunate because it …

10 Unique Train Trips

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit …

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

Reza Aslan’s Sweet Revenge

Bill McLean arrived more than a half hour early for Tuesday night's reading at the bibliophile mecca that is Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon, …

6 Tips To Help You Manage Your Time

This puts a lot of pressure on you to be able to manage your time more efficiently so you can get more done, be less stressed and have a feeling of accomplishment. If you aren't doing a great job of managing your time, then you probably aren't able to deliver projects on time or you end up missing …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Peace Through Profits? Inside The Secret Tech Ventures That Are Reshaping The Israeli-Arab-Palestinian World

Even by Middle East standards, the scene in a Dead Sea restaurant, situated within a “green zone”–a no-man’s-land claimed by neither Israelis nor Palestinians–was surreal. As a camel knelt outside, two Israeli soldiers nonchalantly sipped coffee at the counter and a score of rabbis said a prayer …

Master Your “Body Clock” to Eat, Sleep, and Work More Efficiently

<i>Why are so many Olympic records broken in the afternoon? Does the body perform differently at this time of day than say, early morning? The team at</i> …

Creative Work

I Didn't Have Time To Write This, But I Did: Why Parents Must Rethink Free Time

When I told a friend that I was writing a column for and about career-loving parents (a phrase I lifted from <i>Lean In)</i>, her immediate response was “How will you have time for that?” And to be honest, as a new mom with a full-time job, I’d asked myself the same question.<p>Of course I don’t have time. An …

Emmy Nomination Surprises and Snubs: House of Cards, Orphan Black, and More

On Thursday, the Television Academy announced its nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, and Netflix crashed the party in a big way with its …

(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

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6 Ways to Be Happier at Work This Summer

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

Exercise that brain

IF YOU have had enough of the in-flight films, you don’t want to go through your presentation again, and you've spilt coffee on your book, then how …

To Steal* a Mockingbird*?

The notoriously private author Harper Lee is now waging a public courtroom battle. Her lawsuit charges that in 2007 her agent, Samuel Pinkus, duped the frail 80-year-old Lee into assigning him the copyright to her only book, To Kill a Mockingbird—then diverted royalties from the beloved 1960 …

‘Stupid,’ ‘Immoral,’ ‘Dangerous,’ ‘Coward’: My Month With a Gun

<i>I first got involved with gun violence prevention after the 1999 massacre at my high school, Columbine, which claimed the life of my former</i> …

Q&A: Emily Ratajkowski on 'Blurred Lines' and Her Song of the Summer

<b>If you're reading this,</b> there's a good chance you've seen the videos for Robin Thicke's ubiquitous song "Blurred Lines." You may love it. You may hate it. Smart debates raged over the last several months as to whether the song and the videos are sexist. Thicke himself may be just a dork. Director …

Who's Behind the Sad, Anonymous Truth of 'My Startup Has 30 Days to Live'?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A mysterious Tumblr began circulating through the tech press on Tuesday as an anonymous startup …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …