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Aug
17
I'm not giving up.


Aug
16
9 Charts to be Thankful For: Humanity is Getting Better

It's not all bad news out there.


For more data about how the world is getting better.
Longevity: https://ourworldindata.org/life-expectancy/
Global poverty: https://www.vox.com/world/2016/10/2/13123980/extreme-poverty-world-bank
Why the world bank uses a $1.90 a day poverty line: https://www.vox.com/2015/10/7/9465999/world-bank-poverty-line
Hunger: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SN.ITK.DEFC.ZS
Malaria: https://ourworldindata.org/malaria/
Child Labor: https://ourworldindata.org/child-labor/
War deaths: https://ourworldindata.org/war-and-peace/
Paris Climate accord: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/climate/syria-joins-paris-agreement.html?_r=0
Coal production: https://ourworldindata.org/fossil...


Aug
15
Aug
10
Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. Read Amy Cuddy's response here: http://ideas.ted.com/inside-the-debate-about-power-posing-a-q-a-with-amy-cuddy/)

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Aug
09
Aug
08
How Stories Control Our Economic Reality

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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING

Nick Hanauer, "A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest" (via Business Insider) 2016 http://www.businessinsider.com/minimum-wage-effect-on-jobs-2016-5

Drew Desilver, "5 Facts About The Minimum Wage" (via Pew Research Center) http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/07/23/5-facts-about-the-minimum-wage/

Molly Ball, "A Plutocrat's Case for Raising the Minimum Wage" (via The Atlantic) Feb 2016 http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/a...


Aug
03
Feeling a little bubbly.


Aug
02
Aug
01
For Anderson Cooper, Passion Trumps Work-Life Balance

The CNN anchor explains how he's avoided burnout by focusing first and foremost on doing what he loves. Read the story: https://www.fastcompany.com/video/for-anderson-cooper-passion-trumps-work-life-balance/LnRQikYH

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Jul
27
Vlog #43- The Rise of Minimalism

In which I explore the minimalist movement in several different media, and discuss why we find it elegant and beautiful. Note: Yasujiro Ozu is the best filmmaker of all time. Go find his films (http://bit.ly/an29i6) and enrich your life. My personal favorite is Late Spring. The one clipped in this vlog is An Autumn Afternoon.

The Rising Trend of Minimalist Marketing: http://bit.ly/TVhRp6
Minimalism, http://bit.ly/DTl5P
De Stijl: http://bit.ly/1arvj9

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