Mark Whitt

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How to Disconnect From the World at a Secret Cabin in the Woods

We’re drowning in technology. It can’t be long before the world goes full <i>Minority Report</i> and electronic billboards start pitching to us directly by …

Living Rooms

This Thai City Is Southeast Asia's Next Art Hub

On a cool spring day in Chiang Mai I was desperately trying to keep up with Rirkrit Tiravanija. We were deep inside one of Chiang Mai’s busy downtown …

Retirement destinations: Beat the retiree crowds to these 5 places abroad

Coronado in Panama once had pristine beaches and not much else. Today the resort town is a haven for U.S. and Canadian retirees, with strip malls, fast-food joints and a lot of people speaking English.<p>“For all the world, it’s like you’re in a U.S. beach town,” says Kathleen Peddicord, publisher of …

Retirement

Homebuyers feel duped by hot water tank rentals included in their new homes

Nadia Mendola didn't think she'd be signing her life away for a water heater when she bought her brand new home in Waterdown, Ont., in 2016.<p>She's …

Massive abscess oozes pus as soon as doctor touches it

If you’re squeamish, look away now.<p>Dena Llynette Brizzi, 48, has suffered with abscesses for the past 10 years and she usually gets one every three …

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

The Differences Between Busy vs. Productive People

Are You a Busy Donkey or a Productive Unicorn?<p>The quest to being more effective at work has hatched misconceptions about what having a productive workday really means. It has also led most people into thinking that being busy is tantamount to being productive.<p>Here are some valuable insights into …

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Do I Have "Unpunishable" Children? | Fatherly

Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of challenges when it comes to discipline. Simple requests or reprimands quickly turn into power …

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

Here's Richard Feynman's Simple Technique For Sorting Science From Pseudoscience

In this fast-paced world of social media news, it can be exhausting to constantly have to figure out which of the legit-sounding headlines popping up …

Here's what Trump's tax plan means for people making between $300,000 and $10 million a year

<i>Update: Republican leaders released their final version of the tax bill on Friday, December 15. We have an updated article with the most recent proposed 2018 tax brackets for single filers and joint filers.</i><p>Republican leaders reached an agreement on their final tax bill on Wednesday, making it look …

American taxes are unusually progressive. Government spending is not

AMERICANS are not known for their love of income redistribution. Asked to rank, on a scale of one to ten, how important it is for democracies to …

Economics

Opinion: 6 taxes only rich people have to pay

President Trump and Republican congressional leaders recently proposed a framework for tax reform. Inevitably it was described by some as yet another …

Republicans' tax-cut myth is about to crumble

Tax cuts have become the GOP’s MacGuffin. A MacGuffin is defined as “an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance.” (Think of the “letters of transit” in “Casablanca” or the black sand in the champagne …

Doing These 9 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on Businessinsider.com.</i><p>What makes someone uncomfortable depends on the person, but what's universally true is the …

12 of South America's Most Epic Hikes You've Never Heard of

You may have heard of Patagonia’s W Trek in Torres del Paine and odds are you’ve even completed the Inca Trail to Peru’s Machu Picchu, but South …

A Good Story Is Always Far More Persuasive Than Facts and Figures | Inc.com

I've written about the science of persuasion, how important it is know your audience and really understand their pressure points, and how important emotions are compared with logic.<p>The ability to persuade people to do something different is literally a make it or break it skill for me in my …

Public Speaking

When to Stop Trying to Win an Argument

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Fewer rate cases mean better utility performance and growth, LBNL finds

The more often a utility takes a rate case to its regulators, the more its customers and performance are negatively impacted, according to new …

Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …

Self-improvement

Inside Havana’s First New Five-Star Luxury Hotel

Check in to Cuba’s magical new hotel—while you still can.<p>Cuba’s first true five-star luxury hotel has finally opened. The long-awaited Gran Hotel …

This is the Closest Thing We Have to a Master Equation of the Universe

The Standard Model of particle physics is often visualized as a table, similar to the periodic table of elements, and used to describe particle …

A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction

Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the …

The Sophisticated New Tile Trend We Can't Get Enough Of

I'm very into tile. I have favorite kinds of tile. I watch tile trends. I have joked about starting a blog called 'Tile Therapy', but it is not …

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Should the FCC Regulate Internet Interconnection? | The Regulatory Review

Font Size:<p>Regulation is not the answer to interconnection concerns.<p>Font Size:<p>The Internet took its modern form in the mid-1980s as a “network of …

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #2: The 4-move circuit to lean out

If you've been dragging around an extra few pounds for the past few months—and dragging your feet about getting into the gym on a regular basis—now …

Four Noble Truths

The Four Truths (Skt: <i>catvari aryasatyani</i>; Pail: <i>cattari ariyasaccani</i>), also commonly known as 'The Four Noble Truths' explain the basic orientation of …

Spirituality

Judge Peck Issues “Wake-up Call” Regarding Appropriate Responses to Discovery

<b>Fischer v. Forrest, —F. Supp. 3d—, 2017 WL 773694 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2017)</b><p>Judge Peck has “once again” issued a “discovery wake-up call,” this time …

Die Hard