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What It Takes to be a Hostage Negotiator

Hostage negotiation has always intrigued me.  The emotional balance and quick thinking of a negotiator to be able to get a criminal to surrender peaceful is incredible.  The book, The Art of Doing, interviewed famed FBI hostage negotiator Gary Noesner to see what it takes to be a hostage negotiator.  Gary Noesner is the former chief [...]

Greek Short Film About the Relationship Between Father and Son

Greek Short Film About the Relationship Between Father and Son

This Greek short film is an extremely profound video showing the dynamic relationship between father and son. It reminds me of a passage I read one time from the book, The Examined Life by famed philosopher Robert Nozick. "Being a parent helps one become a better child, a more forgiving grown-up child of one's parents, whom one [...]

The Most Touching, Heartwarming, and Gut-wrenching Asian Commercials

The Most Touching, Heartwarming, and Gut-wrenching Asian Commercials

There is a common theme to viral Asian commercials, they are extremely touching,  Sometimes the commercial has absolutely nothing to do with the company that is advertising.  But that doesn't seem to matter as the said commercials gets millions of Youtube views and thousands of shares on Facebook.  We have scoured the web and collected [...]

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Walking Improves Creativity

A lot of researchers and doctors recommend that we walk 10,000 steps a day to stay healthy?  Well, apparently walking brings about more benefits than just staying healthy.  A recent Stanford study found that walking also increases creativity.  This study lends more credence to the mounting evidence that sitting all day is really bad for you---and [...]

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The 5 Best Treadmill Desks

Much has already been said about the dangers of a sedentary style.  With the advent of technology, we are sitting more now than ever.  We sit 8 hours a day at work, then we sit on the bus our in our car on the way home, then we plop on the couch to watch tv [...]

Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk on Grittiness and Persistence

Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk on Grittiness and Persistence

We previously talked about grit on this site and how it is important to have in order to succeed in life.  In the video below, we see Angela Duckworth give a presentation at a TED talk, in which her claims is that grit is the most important factor in determining future success.  In her experiment, [...]

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How to be a Superachiever: The 10 Things Superachievers Have in Common

I am in the process of reading the book The Art of Doing right now.  It is a book that tells the story of people at the very top of their field; they are the best at what they do.  The book includes interviews with baseball legend Yogi Berra, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, tennis legend Martina Navratilova, famous [...]

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20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life

This post originally appeared on Zen Habits, a site owned by Leo Babauta. “Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” - Jean-Paul Sartre I’m nearly 35 years old, and I’ve made my share of mistakes in my life. I’m not a big believer in regrets … and I have learned tremendously from every [...]




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