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Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water

Chemicals, contaminants, pollution, price: new reasons to rethink what you drink and beware of bottled water.
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Sum total

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, don’t trust your instincts when it comes to selecting a mate. Human decision making is seriously flawed – but it can be fixed with a few simple sums…

As described by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, by introducing tools to measure a situation, we can affect the situation itself.

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Retail therapy

The researchers discovered that feeling down triggers self-centered thinking. This egocentrism augments the likelihood that some one spend more money than usual for an item, in order to make them feel better.

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Related post: The consumer paradox

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Relationships and Aging

Lots of noise and bias in this article that talks about relationships and aging, but an interesting read. An excerpt:

In short, women seem to hang on to the ideal, and many get lucky. But when they start wanting to settle down, they opt for what biologists call the Hobson’s Choice Strategy. In layman’s terms, they opt for something over nothing. (I guess it applies to both genders?)

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People wore shoes 40,000 years ago

People started wearing shoes around 40,000 years ago, according to a study on recently excavated small toe bones that belonged to an individual from China who apparently loved shoes.

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How to promote a small business through blogging

“Blogging is one of the most effective ways for small companies to create credibility, marketing experts now think.

It’s a development that probably surprises more than a few executives accustomed to dread the flow of misinformation and mischief that the blogosphere can incubate.

But it has to be done right, in the spirit of blogging and not of advertising, and you can’t just task the intern with the job.” – Reuters

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Pitfalls of life with a big earner

As a survey reveals that 75 per cent of women would marry for money, a Times correspondent describes the pitfalls of life with a busy big earner. – Times Online

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Related post: Money won’t buy you happiness

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50 things I’ve learned in 50 years

An impressive list and words of wisdom.

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Daytime sleep improves memory

A ninety minute daytime nap helps speed up the process of long term memory consolidation, a recent study conducted by Prof. Avi Karni and Dr. Maria Korman of the Center for Brain and Behavior Research at the University of Haifa found. The research was published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience. “We still don’t know the exact mechanism of the memory process that occurs during sleep, but the results of this research suggest the possibility that it is possible to speed up memory consolidation, and in the future, we may be able to do it artificially,” said Prof. Karni. [via Eurekalert]

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Bhagvad Gita is the new business Bible

“Times have changed since Gordon Gekko quoted Sun Tzu in the 1987 movie Wall Street. Has the Bhagavad Gita replaced The Art of War as the hip new ancient Eastern management text?”

“One key message is that enlightened leaders should master any impulses or emotions that cloud sound judgement. Good leaders are selfless, take initiative, and focus on their duty rather than obsessing over outcomes or financial gain. “The key point,” says Ram Charan, a coach to CEOs such as General Electric Co.’s (GE ) Jeffrey R. Immelt, “is to put purpose before self. This is absolutely applicable to corporate leadership today.”” – BusinessWeek

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Update: A full multi-lingual translation of Bhagvad Gita can be found at :