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Test participants who had used Facebook for 20 minutes reported being in a worse mood than those in two other test groups (one browsed the Internet, one served as a control and did nothing); the Facebook participants also felt their time had been used in a less meaningful way.

Amid the wreckage, behavioral researchers Sagioglou and Greitemeyer spotted a clue for why we go back: we think we’ll enjoy it. … Users seem to wrongly predict the emotional impact of using Facebook, Sagioglou tells Co.Design.


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You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.


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Steve Burton: Listening

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Listening. Such a simple act. Yet, when combined with intent and purpose provides powerful opportunity to teach and shape; to inspire and heal; to lead and motivate; and to learn and grow. You help yourself; you help others.

Listening is not hearing. It is not simply passively sitting back and…


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Is it Money or Time?

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I started reading Scott Berkun’s Confessions of a Public Speaker on Saturday. Have not gone beyond the first couple of chapters. Its a nice, quirky take on his life as a professional speaker. He admits that he makes less now as compared to his corporate job at Microsoft, but lives a fulfilling life. A life doing the things that he enjoys doing.

He has traded money for time. He has less money but more time. Now that is an idea that worth a serious ponder.

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