The Right Way to Follow Your Passion

Passion can be an energizing, fulfilling force, the stuff upon which businesses are built, works of art are created and Olympic medals are won. However, if you’re not careful, passion can become an equally destructive curse, leading to suffering and distress. Understanding how this happens — and how you can prevent it — is integral…

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Astrology Beliefs among Undergraduate Students

A survey of the science knowledge and attitudes toward science of nearly 10000 undergraduates at a large public university over a 20-year period included several questions addressing student beliefs in astrology and other forms of pseudoscience. The results from our data reveal that a large majority of students (78%) considered astrology “very” or “sort of”…

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Personal Genius and Peer Pressure

Britt Harris: I have to surround myself with people who are strong in areas where I am not, whom I trust. The Texas model is in part about diversity of thinking, and diversity of thinking comes from knowing what your personal genius is, and what your perspective is. That helps you work on your strengths. It’s…

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Scary Chart of the Day

The chart below is from a recent analysis from the World Economic Forum The report points out in detail the simple fact that people are living longer than their retirements savings, the returns they have from their existing investments are inadequate and the government will struggle to make up any shortfall. The takeaway message is…

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Well that sucks…..

The Wall Street Journal says Los Angeles faces a glut of mansions built on spec and priced above $20 million. About 50 such houses are currently for sale, and there isn’t enough dumb money around to buy them all, so sellers are having to resort to both price cuts and absurd marketing techniques, such as open houses that are…

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Final Thoughts

DR. JIM SIMONS. NAME RING a bell? I thought not. Flying under the radar of the media, he got a PhD in Mathematics and was recruited as a code breaker by the National Security Agency in the US. Then, he applied his advanced math skills to the stockmarket and became one of the world’s most…

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I Was Robbed!

IT WAS YEAR 11 for me. The school play auditions were on. I desperately wanted the role of the hippie drug addict. I’d arrived, dressed in flower power glory, absolutely sure I’d nail the role. I auditioned brilliantly… really, if you had have been there, you would have thought I was as high as a…

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What Do You Do?

WHEN MY LITTLE guy, Ryan, was in Prep – the parents were invited into the classroom. The teacher asked “What do your parents do?” Each child had to stand up and answer, in front of the whole class. (The goal was to show the parents that kids don’t care what occupation they have, that the…

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