Tri Bao Nguyen

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There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Books

7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …

How Humanism lost its way in a charismatic crusade – Michael Ruse

In February this year, there was a clash of Titans. In one corner, Richard Dawkins, former Oxford professor, Darwinian biologist, brilliant science …

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

<b>(Verso/Borut Peterlin)</b><p>Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 11, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between …

Political Science

7 Habits That Helped Me Lose 22 Pounds & Keep It Off

The first time I reached my goal weight after struggling with my body for years, I was stoked. I thought to myself, <i>So all it takes is to eat less and</i> …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

5 Cheap Travel Gadgets You Need in Your Carry-On

<i>By Kristen Mitchell for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When you're prepping for a flight there's a few things you always know to bring: a few magazines or a book to keep you busy, headphones to listen to music or drown out any annoying neighbors and a phone charger. These are crucial, but there is so …

Here's How the Most Powerful Tech CEOs Stay So Productive

Your inbox has more email than a Nigerian spam ring. Your deadlines are stacking up like a rush hour car wreck. You have more meetings than a track …

Silicon Valley

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Motivating my staff – how do I reward them beyond a pay rise?

A big pay packet isn’t the only employee motivator, recognising their value, providing a good work/life balance and offering equity are also effective<p><i>Every fortnight a small business owner asks James Caan for advice. This week, a reader asks @jamescaan:</i> <i>What is the best way to reward and motivate</i> …

Small Business

7 Ways to Travel Like a Millionaire — on a Budget

1. Skip the Hotel<p>“If your group needs more than one hotel suite, then usually Airbnb will get you a luxury accommodation for the same price,” said …

This 1 Trick Can Help You Stay Focused

Here’s a question for you: Do you control your day or do you simply react to it? Or to put it another way—how often do you feel like all you did was …

Time Management

7 Smartest Moves to Make Before Interest Rates Rise

<i>By Barbara Friedberg, Contributor</i><p>If you're interested in improving how you manage your finances, then you need to care about rising interest rates that are expected this year from the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve controls the overnight lending rate use by banks to borrow from each other. …

Meta-Meditation: A Skeptic Meditates on Meditation

What do you call it when you try to meditate but can't stop thinking about meditation?<p>Meta-meditation.<p>I've meditated on and off, mostly off—okay, …

Meditation

A Dutch city is giving money away to test the “basic income” theory

Some people in the Dutch city of Utrecht might soon get a windfall of extra cash, as part of a daring new experiment with the idea of “basic income.”<p>Basic income is an unconditional and regular payment meant to provide enough money to cover a person’s basic living cost. In January of 2016, the …

University of Manitoba

How to Decode a Restaurant Wine List

Restaurant wine lists seem to freak people out—you’re captive there, and someone else has arranged the selection. And oy, the markup!<p>Travelers need …

Stonefruit

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

7 Smart Ways to Negotiate Your Medical Bills

One phone call can save you a bundle.<p>When you’ve just had a medical procedure, you should be concentrating on recovery — not how you’ll cover the …

Health Care

Bill Gates Dismisses Solar And Wind Energy, “Can’t Do The Job” …Cost “Beyond Astronomical”!

Another prominent thumbs down against wind the current renewable energy craze, this one from Bill Gates.<p>The UK online Register here reports that the …

Renewable Energy

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Can Money Buy Happiness? 3 Researchers Weigh In

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.com.</i><p>You’ve heard the refrain countless times: Money can’t buy happiness.<p>Or love. Or class, for that matter.<p>But a wave of new research suggests that cash can indeed increase your pleasure—if you manage it the right way.<p>In fact, the influence of money on …

10 Surprising Secrets No One Told You Yet About Meditation

For thousands of years and across countless cultures, humans around the world have been meditating. Whether you're new to meditation, or you've been practicing it for a while, there are always new and fascinating things to discover about this age-old practice.<p>To the uninitiated, meditation appears …

5 things: Public opinion behind government on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans wanted the Supreme Court to side with the government on whether the federal government could continue subsidizing …

How to Find Happiness: 3 Secrets From Science

You’ve probably read a lot of stuff on the internet about how to find happiness… but you’re still not jumping for joy.<p>Some of the tips feel corny… so …

Happiness

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

I’ve posted a number of times about two nearly-lifelong studies: the Terman Study (covered in The Longevity Project) and the Grant Study (covered in …

Happiness