Saturday 27th November 2021
  • How one London suburb reduced its morning traffic by 53%

    In England, only 37% of adults ages 16 or older travel actively (walk, cycle, scoot, or wheel to get from place to place) at least twice a month. We need to find exciting ways to encourage more people to travel actively for the sake of population and planetary health.

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  • When Is Humor Helpful?

    An analysis of inpatients’ and outpatients’ comments that employed artificial intelligence and natural language processing found that humor can be an effective communications device. It can help convey that the caregiver empathizes, is compassionate, is trying to be helpful, is attentive, and is pleasant. However, if humor is used in a flippant or sarcastic fashion, it can accentuate the patient’s negative perceptions about the caregiver; it adds insult to injury.

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  • How to perform well under pressure | Psyche Guides

    Whatever sphere you inhabit, whether you're a pro or amateur athlete, businessperson, teacher, full-time parent or something else entirely, you're bound to have felt the pressure of your own expectations and the expectations of others. Almost everyone must cope with daunting situations, in which they don't feel they have the skills needed to succeed and meet the weight of those expectations. I'm a sports psychologist and I help teach my clients mental techniques to deal with this kind of pressure. I've found the same practical techniques and principles that I teach to athletes are also invaluable to my clients from many walks of life, including business and theatre.

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  • Persuasion and the Prestige Paradox: Are High Status People More Likely to Lie?

    Many have discovered an argument hack. They don’t need to argue that something is false. They just need to show that it’s associated with low status. The converse is also true: You don’t need to argue that something is true. You just need to show that it’s associated with high status. And when low status people express the truth, it sometimes becomes high status to lie.

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  • How to Ask for the Job Title You Deserve

    Your job title isn’t everything, but it does matter. Whether you’ve been offered a new job and would like a better title, or have been in the same position for years and want a promotion, what’s the best way to ask for it? Here are some ideas:

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  • A Guide to Implementing the 4-Day Workweek

    As organizations continue to explore a variety of flexible work options, one promising avenue is the four-day workweek: The standard 40 hours per week is reduced to 32 hours, with the same pay and the same productivity expectations. Research suggests reducing hours can benefit both employees and employers, but it can be difficult to go from the idea to a successful implementation. In this piece, the authors — a researcher who studies time, money, and happiness and the CEO of a global nonprofit focused on the future of work — outline a six-step guide to help leaders plan, pilot, and roll out a four-day workweek. While no change comes easily, the authors argue that companies willing to embrace models like the four-day workweek will find the experimentation well worth the effort.

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  • This couple's 8 income streams bring in $3 million per year: 'It all started with side hustles'

    As a married couple, one of the most rewarding accomplishments of starting our side hustles was the ability to eventually step away from our 9-to-5 jobs. Now we get to focus on things that are important to us, such as spending time with our kids, traveling and giving back.

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  • How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout - The New York Times

    In the annals of unsolicited advice, few nuggets have been dispensed as widely and with less supporting evidence than this: “If you keep doing all that running, you’re going to ruin your knees.”

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  • What Is An Anti-Inflammatory Diet? Benefits, Food List, Advice

    “An anti-inflammatory diet is not a specific diet per se, but rather a way of eating that focuses on mostly whole, minimally processed foods, and incorporates foods that contain specific nutrients and antioxidants to help combat inflammatory processes in the body,” says Rachel Dyckman, RDN.

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  • How to Talk to Someone Who Always Gets Defensive | Fatherly

    Maybe you’re talking with your spouse. Or friend. Or brother. Or colleague. Whoever it is, you know that no matter how carefully you say something, the words won’t get through. They’re just so damn defensive. 

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