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Wondering which blogs to read?

With a plethora of blogs available on the web these days, one is often left wondering which ones to read.

An algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University called Cascades identifies the top 100 blogs at a given time. The algorithm can be seen in action on their project website. (via EurekAlert).

Other services, that follow popular or hottest discussions /stories in the blogosphere include Techmeme and Tailrank. Google news (my favourite) essentially does the same for traditional mainstream news sources.

For more of our favourite blogs, check the links on the sides. Needless to say, the above is not a substitute for the cool stuff you find on WastedMonkeys 🙂

History Life Meta Science Social

The Consumer Paradox

Researchers have found that low self-esteem and materialism are not just a correlation, but also a causal relationship where low self esteem increases materialism, and materialism can also create low self-esteem. The also found that as self esteem increases, materialism decreases.

“The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.” 🙂

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Health Life Productivity Social

How to survive a burnout at work

IF, it seems impossible to do basic work you know you’re capable of, you find it hard to relax, everything seems gray and pointless, what was once fun and challenging feel stupid and annoying or perhaps the things that used to motivate or move you don’t resonate at all, you might be suffering a ‘creative burnout’. This essay points out how to identify the root cause, how to cure it and/or how to face it. [via LifeHacker]

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Finance Life Social

Money Won’t Buy Happiness

The lesson: If you can get yourself into the comfort of middle class living, keep in mind that the longer and harder hours you’re putting in to climb the ladder from this point on probably won’t make you any happier.

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Education Life Social

Men/Women, who’s happier, why?

According to a research at Princeton, men are happier overall today than women, and more happier than 30-40 years ago. Have a look at the graphic that shows the findings, as to which activities men and women dislike doing. The graphic may generate false idea though, read the full article to know the reasons behind them.

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