Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Read more in HuffPo. (Thanks, Claire)

Inside the Kowloon Walled City where 50,000 residents eked out a grimy living in the most densely populated place on earth

Read more at DailyMail. The pictures are mind-blowing. (Thanks, Olivia)

HBR Daily Stat: Consumers Go Out of Their Way to Pay in Round Numbers

"56% of purchases at a self-service gasoline pump in upstate New York ended in .00, well above what would be expected by chance, and an additional 7% ended in .01, likely reflecting failed attempts to stop the pump at whole-dollar amounts, says a team led by Michael Lynn of Cornell."

Read more in HBR.

The Final Barrier: 50 years later, segregation still exists

The University of Alabama has been all over the newspapers for dropping two recruits from sorority recruitment because of their racial background. The Crimson White, UA's newspaper, reports on the events. I can't believe things like this still happen. (Thanks, Tom)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sassy fortune cookies for San Franciscans

Read more in the Bold Italic. (Thanks, Sam)

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

In my opinion, this might be one of the most important things to teach during childhood (and as we get older!). The skills to maintain emotional balance and deflect controlling or negative comments from others, is incredibly valuable to develop. Here's what the NYT found:
In the years since, a number of studies have supported this view. So-called noncognitive skills — attributes like self-restraint, persistence and self-awareness — might actually be better predictors of a person’s life trajectory than standard academic measures.
Read more in the NYT. (Thanks, Claire)

Adorable Video Of A Man With Post-Surgery Amnesia Realizing The Hot Lady Next To Him Is His Wife

Friday, September 6, 2013

Harvard Undergrads Speak - Zak Aossey

And here's a Harvard Crimson post on Zak. (Thanks, Claire)

When Harvard Met Sally: N-gram Analysis of the New York Times Weddings Section

"The New York Times’s wedding section is a perfect natural experiment designed to answer the question: What do the world’s most self-important people think is important?

"Introducing, a searchable database of nearly 60,000 NYT wedding announcements from 1981 through 2013. Plot n-gram frequency and visualize trends across 30+ years of yuppie nuptials."

(Thanks, Claire!)

The end of the article even referenced our thesis topic.

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Such a good list. (Thank, Claire!)

A letter from Fred


I Forgot My Phone

How to Secure the Castle

Home security tips beyond an expensive ADT system. Read more in the NYT. (Thanks, Claire)

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were

"It’s not a pipeline problem. It’s about loneliness, competition and deeply rooted barriers." Read more in the NYT .