RICHARD WISEMAN ~ 59 SECONDS ~ 2011

~ TWDNFICOTL-ALS-ALPAPH-T-TWDFIC `~ Those Who Do Not Feel In Control Of Their Lives – Are Less Successful – And – Less Psychologically And Physically Healthy – Than – Those Who Do Feel In Control

~ WPCATNIL-AIIIDNRIASHL ~ When People Can Afford The Necessities In Life – An Increase In Income Does Not Result In A Significantly Happier Life

~ TRSTA-50%-OYOSOHIGD-ASCBA-A-10%-IATGC-TADTC-TR-40%-IDFYD-T-DBATWYTAYAO ~ The Research Shows That About – 50 Percent – Of Your Overall Sense Of Happiness Is Genetically Determined – And So Cannot Be Altered – Another – 10 Percent – Is Attributable To General Circumstances – That Are Difficult To Change – The Remaining – 40 Percent – Is Derived From Your Day-To-Day Behavior And The Way You Think About Yourself And Others

~ TPITTAOISS-HBACIAOWTROSR ~ The Problem Is That The Advice Offered In Some Self-Help Books And Courses Is At Odds With The Results Of Scientific Research

~ FAPP-TAWAVD-TCATASOC-B-WPAMS-S-BA ~ From A Psychological Perspective – Thinking And Writing Are Very Different – Talking Can Add To A Sense Of Confusion – But – Writing Provides A More Systematic – Solution-Based Approach

~ B-E-N-G-WICTH-R-IIETRRGVFTM ~ Buy – Experiences – Not – Goods – When It Comes To Happiness – Remember – It Is Experiences That Represent Really Good Value For The Money

~ PSWTAH-B-TAFHBTAS ~ People Smile When They Are Happy – But – They Also Feel Happier Because They Are Smiling

~ TMH-CIC-O-CC-S-B-T ~ To Maximize Happiness – Choose Intentional Change – Over – Circumstantial Change – Start – Begin – Try

~ TEOTLY-AFTH ~ To Encourage Others To Like You – Ask For Their Help

~ FE-BF-PLYMWTDAFFY-MLTWWSFRTMSR ~ Franklin Effect – Benjamin Franklin – People Like You More When They Do A Favor For You – More Likely To Work With Small Favors Rather Than More Significant Requests

~ PE-TOSCEYL-H-TERWOWYAIDOBSATP ~ Pratfall Effect – The Occasional Slipup Can Enhance Your Likeability – However – The Effect Really Works Only When You Are In Danger Of Being Seen As Too Perfect

~ G-KTWTYATOALTCHTR-BVAPOYOP ~ Gossip – Know That Whatever Traits You Assign To Others Are Likely To Come Home To Roost – Being Viewed As Part Of Your Own Personality

~ PAMLTAWYWTHASSP ~ People Are More Likely To Agree With You When They Have Already Said Something Positive

~ SYT-PBR-M-M-L-A-R ~ Save Your Time – Persuade By Rhyme – More – Memorable – Likeable – And – Repeatable

~ WLPWALU-A-WFTFMPTO ~ We Like People Who Are Like Us – And – We Find Them Far More Persuasive Than Others

~ U-BMPARTSOFTC-ELTEEFP-A-TGCEUDTDN ~ Unfortunately – Because Most People Are Reluctant To Stand Out From The Crowd – Everyone Looks To Everyone Else For Pointers – And – The Group Can End Up Deciding To Do Nothing

~ ‘B’-E-TMPWAAWAPIAINOA-TLTLTAOPWAH-TAITPOAFFITCACTTWIHAWTNTO ~ “Bystander” – Effect – The More People Who Are Around When A Person Is Apparently In Need Of Assistance – The Lower The Likelihood That Any One Person Will Actually Help – The Answer Is To Pick Out A Friendly Face In The Crowd And Clearly Tell Them What Is Happening And What They Need To Do

~ WLPWHU-A-WHPWL-IYWTHY-YNTHOF ~ We Like People Who Help Us – And – We Help People We Like – If You Want To Help Yourself – You Need To Help Others First

~ FAYPWMMYFB-B-IIUTHYTYDIR ~ Fantasizing About Your Perfect World May Make You Feel Better – But – It Is Unlikely To Help You Transform Your Dreams Into Reality

~ TOAYAAHYAT-IPBFAFOPM-NSWTGGT ~ Telling Others About Your Aims Also Helps You Achieve Them – In Part Because Friends And Family Often Provide Much-Needed Support When The Going Gets Tough

~ WIYOG? ~ What Is Your Overall Goal?

~ BYOGIAMO-FSS-ESSBAWAGTI-CM-R-A-T-B ~ Break Your Overall Goal Into A Maximum Of – Five Small Steps – Each Step Should Be Associated With A Goal That Is – Concrete Measurable – Realistic – And – Time-Based

~ WATBOAYOG?-LTIB-FOHMBLWBFYATAY-TB-RT-ETNAOYCS ~ What Are The Benefits Of Achieving Your Overall Goal? – List Three Important Benefits – Focusing On How Much Better Life Will Be For You And Those Around You – The Benefits – Rather Than – Escaping The Negative Aspects Of Your Current Situation

~ TBOWYOE-EPTCHTWLTBRATDHVMB-I-H-TI-L-TG-A-ATDTWTAPTMTGAR ~ The Benefits Of Writing Your Own Eulogy – Encouraging People To Consider How They Would Like To Be Remembered After Their Death Has Various Motivational Benefits – Including – Helping – To Identify – Long-Term Goals – And – Assess The Degree To Which They Are Progressing Toward Making Those Goals A Reality

~ ATTCUW-I-A-PAMCAFTW-IIAUP ~ Ask Them To Come Up With – Ideas – And – People Are More Creative Away From The Crowd – It Is A Universal Phenomenon

~ OOTMIPUC:TRTAIOTFOSCBATA ~ One Of The Most Important Principles Underlying Creativity: The Realization That An Idea Or Technique From One Situation Can Be Applied To Another

~ G-ST-RAB-IAST-MPMC ~ Greenery – Seems To – Reduce Antisocial Behavior – It Also Seems To – Make People More Creative

~ WPFW-TB-R-A-ROW-EHAR-A-STWTL-CE ~ When People Feel Worried – They Become – Risk-Averse – Rely On Well-Established Habits And Routines – And – See The World Through Less-Creative Eyes

~ WPFAE-TAMLT-ENAUWOTAB-STBP-TR-A-TAAMC ~ When People Feel At Ease – They Are More Likely To – Explore New And Unusual Ways Of Thinking And Behaving – See The Bigger Picture – Take Risks – And – Think And Act More Creatively

~ CTFAJTIAETSBTICTFAFJ-ANEJSTTCAS-AT-MD ~ Cookies Taken From A Jar That Is Almost Empty Taste Significantly Better Than Identical Cookies Taken From A Full Jar – A Near Empty Jar Suggests That The Cookies Are Scarce – And Therefore – More Desirable

~ AGTIPAASOHS-IYWTGSTHYO-TTBOTOTUA ~ A Gentle Touch Is Perceived As A Sign Of High Status – If You Want To Get Someone To Help You Out – Try The Briefest Of Touches On The Upper Arm

~ NEAEAFMNAHAGIOTWWTABTTPC ~ Negative Events And Experiences Are Far More Noticeable And Have A Greater Impact On The Way We Think And Behave Than Their Positive Counterparts

~ SYWOTRYOYPIGFYR ~ Surrounding Yourself With Objects That Remind You Of Your Partner Is Good For Your Relationship

~ TVOA-DNETF-IIFMLTPGOTF ~ The Venting Of Anger – Does Not Extinguish The Flame – It Is Far More Likely To Pour Gasoline Onto The Fire

~ BIAG-EPO-CTTMAMEDTTWOTO ~ Being In A Group – Exaggerates People’s Opinions – Causing Them To Make A More Extreme Decision Than They Would On Their Own

~ CT-I-G-TTB-MD-BATJIA-MLTSTAAHM-A-MATFSVOO ~ Compared To – Individuals – Groups – Tend To Be – More Dogmatic – Better Able To Justify Irrational Actions – More Likely To See Their Actions As Highly Moral – And – More Apt To Form Stereotypical Views Of Outsiders

~ I-WASA-EPBAWHOF-I-HWF-HWSO-A-HWATO N~ Instead – We Are Social Animals – Easily Persuaded By A Whole Host Of Factors – Including – How We Feel – How We See Ourselves – And – How We Appear To Others

MARG DE VILLIERS ~ WATER ~ 1999

~ W-ITBOCI-DNJL?-THQINHMCPSWTS-B-WKOEIPFTWDS ~ Where – In The Balance Of Competing Interests – Does Natural Justice Lie? – The Human Question Is Not How Many Can Possibly Survive Within The System – But – What Kind Of Existence Is Possible For Those Who Do Survive

~ THPIB-B-WDIITAF ~ The Human Population Is Burgeoning – But – Water Demand Is Increasing Twice As Fast

~ ‘TWOTT-FCWBFOW’ ~ “The Wars Of The Twenty-First Century Will Be Fought Over Water”

~ EYL-TASTTWSIIP ~ Everywhere You Look – There Are Signs That The Water Supply Is In Peril

~ ANWLT-1000CMPPPY-I-WS ~ Any Nation With Less Than – 1,000 Cubic Metres Per Person Per Year – Is – Water Scarce

~ PCAO-G-P-W-IGDIADADC ~ Per Capita Availability Of – Good – Potable – Water – Is Going Down In All Developed And Developing Countries

~ MOT-‘E’-SFWHABE-A-MOTWIIPIIN ~ Most Of The – “Easy” – Sources For Water Have Already Been Exploited – And – Much Of The Water Is In Places It Isn’t Needed

~ TBEATMEG-IT-TAS-1.4BCKOWOEILAFF-IT-O/L/S/G/G-FS-AO-2.5%-OTT ~ The Best Estimate Among The Many Educated Guesses – Is That – There Are Some – 1.4 Billion Cubic Kilometres Of Water On Earth In Liquid And Frozen Form – In The – Oceans / Lakes / Streams / Glaciers / Groundwater – Freshwater Stocks – Are Only – 2.5 Percent – Of The Total

~ WD-WITWTCF? ~ Water Demand – Where Is This Water To Come From?

~ WMMTNI-HB-NLI-S-H-OE-Y ~ We Must Measure Time Now In – Human Beings – No Longer In – Seconds – Hours – Or Even – Years

~ GD-I-OOTGUBLCFOP-WATIF-FFS-HM-F-C-W ~ Groundwater Depletion – Is – One Of The Great Unseen But Looming Crises Facing Our Planet – With All The Implications For – Falling Food Supplies – Human Misery – Famine – Conflict – War

~ TPOTMWOFAATNRTIIC-‘GO’-IIAMP-DO-RPACE ~ The Process Of Taking More Water Out From An Aquifer Than Naturally Returns To It Is Called – “Groundwater Overdrafting” – It Is A Modern Phenomenon – Depending On – Reliable Pumps And Cheap Energy

~ TWOTMWICACSWTI-RTAPFHU ~ The Withdrawal Of Too Much Water In Coastal Aquifers Causes Sea Water To Intrude – Ruining The Aquifer Permanently For Human Use

~ EASUTRACS-A-TIHAMOECWSLOP ~ Europeans Are Still Using Their Rivers As Convenient Sewers – And – There Is Hardly A Metre Of European Coastline Without Some Level Of Pollution

~ DAG ~ Deserts Are Growing

~ HHA-D-D-A-R-H-A-M-W ~ Humans Have Always – Discovered – Diverted – Accumulated – Regulated – Hoarded – And – Misused – Water

~ M-IC-PTTVS-EUTETROWTSWB ~ Many – Irrigating Cultures – Perished Through Their Very Success – Expanding Until They Exhausted The Resources On Which Their Success Was Based

~ ADOTE ~ Anthropogenic Degradation Of The Environment

~ PG-TEOAIRD ~ Population Growth – The Engine Of All Increased Resource Demands

~ DI-ANP-F-IC-I-APC-TOHAACOD ~ Drought Is – A Natural Phenomenon – Famine – In Contrast – Is – A Political Catastrophe – That Occasionally Happens As A Consequence Of Drought

~ WWHWBTIITW ~ Who Was Hiding What By Throwing It Into The Water

~ B-A-A=B-M-MEW-CBMCATPUTFC ~ Bio-Accumulation – And – Bio-Magnification – Make Everything Worse – Chemicals Become More Concentrated As They Pass Up The Food Chain

~ ESHCLBCOBDACG ~ Epidemiological Studies Have Confirmed Links Between Cancer Or Birth Defects And Contaminated Groundwater

~ TP-HBAT-EWW-SN ~ The Public – Having Been Assured That – Everything Was Well – Stopped Noticing

~ OABPHNATCDW-A-MT2.9BHNATSS ~ Over A Billion People Have No Access To Clean Drinking Water – And – More Than 2.9 Billion Have No Access To Sanitation Services

~ PLTD ~ Pollution Leads To Disease

~ WIBASAAS:ICDVLOTEIWIIF-TMGSVTP ~ Water Is Both A Solvent And A Sponge: Its Composition Depends Very Largely On The Environment In Which It Is Found – That Makes Groundwater So Vulnerable To Pollution

~ TCTHHWANT-TCOGIBMOAGS ~ The Changes That Humans Have Wrought Are Not Trivial – The Chemistry Of Groundwater Is Being Modified On A Global Scale

~ TNCOFWIRSBMAMFAUN-BFATAHLOIAUW ~ The Nitrate Content Of Fresh Water Is Rising Steadily Because More And More Farmers Are Using Nitrogen-Based Fertilizers And There Are Higher Levels Of Industrial And Urban Wastes

~ ‘D’-W-ILTWMSPP ~ “Dirty” – Water – Is Likely The World’s Most Serious Pollution Problem

~ DAHBFTPMPHTIA ~ Diversified Agriculture – Has Been Found To Produce More Per Hectare Than – Irrigated Agriculture

~ ATCAF-D-AAS-TBLIR ~ A True Cost Accounting For – Dams – Almost Always Shows – The Bottom Line In Red

~ NOINMLBBUIBAGDOILIBTOOP ~ Not Only Is No More Land Being Brought Under Irrigation But A Good Deal Of Irrigated Land Is Being Taken Out Of Production

~ SOTS-TADTIH-ISATRO-MT1MHAY ~ Salination Of The Soil – To A Degree That Inhibits Farming – Is Spreading At The Rate Of – More Than 1 Million Hectares A Year

~ TPISTS-TDDTF:WGCASM-IAIC-W-L-D-A-POTWS-A-RSITS-LU-TPCEKTSA ~ The Problem Is Simple To State – Though Devastatingly Difficult To Fix: Without Great Care And Skilful Management – Irrigation Almost Inevitably Causes – Water-Logging – Depletion – And – Pollution Of The Water Supply – And – Rising Salinity In The Soil – Left Unchecked – These Problems Can Eventually Kill The Soil Altogether

~ AAWA-A-60%-OTWIFINGTTC ~ As A Working Average – Almost – 60 Percent – Of The Water Intended For Irrigation Never Gets To The Croplands

~ ‘W-S-M’ ~ “Water-Stress-Management”

~ SA ~ Shrinking Aquifers

~ WW-T-D-W-T-W-RO? ~ What Will – They – Do – When – Their – Water – Runs Out?

~ IYTARIAS-YC-TIBIARA ~ If You Turn A River Into A Sewer – You Can – Turn It Back Into A River Again

~ F-TEWS-AOWP ~ Fish – The Early Warning System – A Measure Of Water Purity

~ T-ME-HABTPW-WW-AMP ~ The – Middle East – Has Always Been The Place Where – Water Wars – Are Most Probable

~ WSTIIP-B-AAIIWAC-IIN-S-SWSEHOPOFU ~ We Say That It Is Priceless – But – Act As If It Were Absurdly Cheap – It Is Not – Surely – Something We Should Either Hoard Or Prevent Others From Using

~ T-GR-DNOO-MPSG-B-O-I-AP-BHROTS-MTP-TINMWTBH-IIITAOSS-A-PHPAUAOWLIL-A-TIGOPINNWFGTASTBM ~ The – Green Revolution – Depended Not Only On – More Productive Seed Grains – But – On – Irrigation – And – Pesticides – Both Have Run Out Their String – Maximized Their Potential – There Is No More Water To Be Had – Irrigation Is Increasing The Amount Of Saline Soil – And – Pesticides Have Poisoned An Unsettling Amount Of What Land Is Left – And – The Inexorable Grind Of Population Is Now Negating What Few Gains There Are Still To Be Made

~ BINSYWIYDW ~ Benzene Is Not Something That You Want In Your Drinking Water

~ D-TPE-DW-TMUTEOAD-SR-WCBOD ~ Desalination – To Produce Enough – Desal Water – To Make Up The Equivalent Of A Decent-Sized River – Would Cost Billions Of Dollars

~ IYCGMW-WT-ULOI ~ If You Can’t Get More Water – Well Then – Use Less Of It

~ DC ~ Dew Collectors

~ F-DI ~ Fog-Drip Irrigation

~ W-WRICBIF ~ Waste-Water Reuse Is Coming Back Into Favour

~ LFAATT ~ Learn From And Adapt Traditional Techniques

~ IIITS-WV-A-TPISTWH ~ It Is Important To Signal – Water’s Value – And – To Price It So That Waste Hurts

~ PPAAFSOGP ~ Population Projections Are A Familiar Source Of Gloomy Prognostications

~ WS-MNLTW-B-TMCLT-FS-IP-A-TTSOD-TMPP-TITMOP-FSTMMOTDW-SOLD-SUAVI ~ Water Shortages – May Not Lead To War – But – They Most Certainly Lead To – Food Shortages – Increased Poverty – And – To The Spread Of Disease – They Make People Poorer – They Increase The Migrations Of Peoples – Further Straining The Massive Megaslums Of The Developing World – Standards Of Living Deteriorate – Social Unrest And Violence Increase

AMY ALKON ~ I SEE RUDE PEOPLE ~ 2010

~ CPR-IJTMPFO-MM ~ Cell Phone Rudeness – Is Just The Most Prevalent Form Of – Modern Mannerlessness

~ TNR ~ The New Rudeness

~ AGBFTA ~ Assholes Go Back Farther Than Aristole

~ T-ARTB-SF-F-A-TAWA ~ Technology – Allows Rudeness To Be – Spread Farther – Faster – And – To A Wider Audience

~ TTOTAITC ~ The Tragedy Of The Asshole In The Commons

~ RIC;IE ~ Rudeness Isn’t Just Contagious; It’s Epidemic

~ OC-EBT-CR-IPCA-B-MAPOTP-LTM ~ Of Course – Even Better Than – Conflict Resolution – Is Preempting Conflict Altogether – By – Making A Point Of Treating People – Like They Matter

~ TTMTWALN-PPINWTWPC ~ Trying To Make The World A Less Noise-Polluted Place Is No Way To Win Popularity Contests

~ DTRTUCDTSSYWSTLWYWAK ~ Doing The Right Thing Usually Comes Down To Simple Stuff You Were Supposed To Learn When You Were A Kid

~ T.D.C. ~ They. Don’t. Care.

~ TUC ~ The Underparented Child

~ T-H-TOTKMASBFTINSRAIFOM ~ ~ The How-To Of Teaching Kids Manners And Setting Boundaries For Them Is Not Some Rare And Inaccessible Form Of Mysticism

~ YDJSYMOITN-TAAPOTOE ~ You Didn’t Just Send Your Meanness Off Into The Nebulousphere – There’s An Actual Person On The Other End

~ LOTF ~ Lord Of The Fleas

~ TLT ~ Tiny Little Thugs

~ OC-GA-IPABPOWN-EFPWDGALOIIP ~ Of Course – Getting Attention – Is Probably A Big Part Of Web Nastiness – Especially For People Who Don’t Get A Lot Of It In Person

~ INTBN ~ It’s Nice To Be Nice

~ IAITS-IOEOUTGOOOWFOP;ETS-YLTBHIYHO ~ It’s Actually In The Self-Interest Of Each Of Us To Go Out Of Our Way For Other People; Even Total Strangers – You’re Likely To Be Happier If You Help Others

~ PAOKOARBMPHFAEP ~ Performing Acts Of Kindness On A Regular Basis Makes People Happy For An Extended Period~

~ DGDC-DYFYP-EYTBGFHGYHI-A-CLTAMPS-IAAGSOMIYOL ~ Doing Good Deeds Can – Distract You From Your Problems – Encourage You To Be Grateful For How Good You Have It – And – Can Lead To A More Positive Self-Image And A Greater Sense Of Meaning In Your Own Life

MATT TAIBBI ~ GRIFTOPIA ~ 2010

~ BE-A KOH-TCS-TKNJLDD-OTPI-C-N-COH ~ Bubble Economics – A Kind Of High-Tech Casino Scam – That Kills Neighborhoods Just Like Dope Does – Only The Product Is – Credit – Not – Crack Or Heroin

~ TGC ~ The Grifter Class

~ TIHRS-CPMIHTNTATRIOTP ~ The Insurmountable Hurdle For So-Called Populist Movements Is Having The Nerve To Attack The Rich Instead Of The Poor

~ TDFU-WFT ~ They Don’t Feed Us – We Feed Them

~ ITETPWADAOTDR ~ In The End The Printed Wealth All Disappeared And Only The Debts Remained

~ APRMFTS-GPFTA ~ A Pure Free Market For The Suckers – Golden Parachutes For The Atlases

~ WPFT-IO-AGOHI-O-AAEG-O-AB-NSORAH ~ We Paid For This – Instead Of – A Generation Of Health Insurance – Or – An Alternative Energy Grid – Or – A Brand-New System Of Roads And Highways

~ IYCFASITC-WSITSOL-ID ~ If You Can’t Fit A Story Into The Culture-War Storyline In Ten Seconds Or Less – It Dies

~ OG-AD-DD ~ Organized Greed – Always Defeats – Disorganized Democracy

~ BIAF-TDS ~ Born In A Four-Thousand Dollar Suite

~ AYHHIWBFYTMMISFYABFDAW ~ Ask Yourself How Hard It Would Be For You To Make Money If Someone Fronted You A Billion Free Dollars A Week

~ S-BOYH-ETD-TBT-YABJ ~ Stolen – Billions Of Your Hard-Earned Tax Dollars – To Buy Themselves – Yachts And BlowJobs

DANIEL PINK ~ THE POWER OF RESTORATIVE BREAKS – GUIDING PRINCIPLES ~ WHEN ~ 2018

~ SBN ~ Something Beats Nothing

~ FSBAMETOO ~ Frequent Short Breaks Are More Effective Than Occasional Ones

~ SBAE-E-‘M-B-CBH ~ Short Breaks Are Effective – Even – “Micro-breaks” – Can Be Helpful

~ MBS-SSUAWA-F-FM-EHDTW-CBP ~ Moving Beats Stationary – Simply Standing Up And Walking Around – For – Five Minutes – Every Hour During The Workday – Can Be Potent

~ SBS-TACBR-B-SB-AMEARSAIM ~ Social Beats Solo – Time Alone Can Be Replenishing – But – Social Breaks – Are More Effective At Reducing Stress And Improving Mood

~ OBI-NBMRUTB ~ Outside Beats Inside – Nature Breaks May Replenish Us The Best

~ FDBS ~ Fully Detached Beats Semidetached

DANIEL PINK ~ WHEN ~ RIVERHEAD BOOKS ~ 2018

~ WAKT-TIE-TI-WDKMAT ~ We All Know That – Timing Is Everything – Trouble Is – We Don’t Know Much About Timing

~ OCADNRSOTCOAD-WA-S/F/S/MC/LC-ISPOTDTO-TDFAMETWR ~ Our Cognitive Abilities Do Not Remain Static Over The Course Of A Day – We Are – Smarter / Faster / Dimmer / Slower / More Creative / Less Creative – In Some Parts Of The Day Than Others – These Daily Fluctuations Are More Extreme Than We Realize

~ WWWUOBTSR-T-GBO-ELAA-A-T-EOEF-OATC-OPOD ~ When We Wake Up Our Body Temperature Slowly Rises – That – Gradually Boosts Our – Energy Levels And Alertness – And That – Enhances Our Executive Functioning – Our Ability To Concentrate – Our Powers Of Deduction

~ AAEL-PDTA-WTDCAC-FIOATRF-A-COI ~ Alertness And Energy Levels – Plummet During The Afternoons – With That Drop Comes A Corresponding – Fall In Our Ability To Remain Focused – And – Constrain Our Inhibitions

~ B-IPAD-TRLVAFI-ATLM-AFDCHUSCWMHMWOFWT-FAP-LOIC-IAB-FIP-IAF ~ But – Insight Problems Are Different – They Require Less Vigilance And Fewer Inhibitions – At Those Looser Moments – A Few Distractions Can Help Us Spot Connections We Might Have Missed When Our Filters Were Tighter – For Analytic Problems – Lack Of Inhibitory Control – Is A Bug – For Insight Problems – It’s A Feature

~ AOUETDITS-AP-AT-A-AR-WYD-DNLMTCIYPP ~ All Of Us Experience The Day In Three Stages – A Peak – A Trough – And – A Rebound – Whatever You Do – Do Not Let Mundane Tasks Creep Into Your Peak Period

~ TMPLBHTKI-A-A-D-BPAP ~ The Most Powerful Lunch Breaks Have Two Key Ingredients – Autonomy – And – Detachment – Both Psychological And Physical

~ LITMIMOTD ~ Lunch Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

~ N-CTKB-TICP-A-TBMAPH ~ Naps – Confer Two Key Benefits – They Improve Cognitive Performance – And – They Boost Mental And Physical Health

~ SAANCRBP ~ Simply Anticipating A Nap Can Reduce Blood Pressure

~ BHAFGITMOUU-B-IF-CMTTE ~ Beginnings Have A Far Greater Impact Than Most Of Us Understand – Beginnings – In Fact – Can Matter To The End

~ IME-WSBATTPOBAATMASS-ITF-MAFS-A-ITBIBYC-WCEOTAAGS ~ In Most Endeavors – We Should Be Awake To The Power Of Beginnings And Aim To Make A Strong Start – If That Fails – Make A Fresh Start – And – If The Beginning Is Beyond Our Control – We Can Enlist Others To Attempt A Group Start

~ BSWUFLTWK-TELTTE ~ Beginnings Stay With Us Far Longer Than We Know – Their Effects Linger To The End

~ WWRA-M-SWS-B-OTWJ-AMSAUTWSHOOT-U-O-WROOT ~ When We Reach A – Midpoint – Sometimes We Slump – But – Other Times We Jump – A Mental Siren Alerts Us That We’ve Squandered Half Of Our Time – Uh-Oh – We’re Running Out Of Time

~ TEPOESMOOOASD-NBTFE-B-BCM-EATE ~ The Encoding Power Of Endings Shapes Many Of Our Opinions And Subsequent Decisions – Not By The Full Experience – But – By Certain Moments – Especially At The End

~ Y-WEBS-WWEA-AT-OAK-WSO-ERP-A-SO-AOA-N-WB-TCF-WE ~ Yet – When Endings Become Salient – Whenever We Enter An – Act Three – Of Any Kind – We Sharpen Our – Existential Red Pencils – And – Scratch Out – Anyone Or Anything – Nonessential – Well Before – The Curtain Falls – We Edit

~ PITACW-L-RLTCMMTTPWKIWS-N ~ People Informed That A Chocolate Was – Last – Reported Liking That Chocolate Much More Than The People Who Knew It Was Simply – Next

~ TBEDLU-H-I-TP-AROUI-AFMOT ~ The Best Endings Don’t Leave Us – Happy – Instead – They Produce – A Rush Of Unexpected Insight – A Fleeting Moment Of Transcendence

~ C/C/C-ITE-WSM ~ Closings / Conclusions / Culminations – In The End – We Seek Meaning

~ B-PSOTAE-IALTIE-IPTHAS ~ Belongingness – Profoundly Shapes Our Thoughts And Emotions – Its Absence Leads To Ill Effects – Its Presence To Health And Satisfaction

~ IUTBT-TWE-N-IBT-EIT ~ I Used To Believe That – Timing Was Everything – Now – I Believe That – Everything Is Timing

DAVID OGILVY ~ LEADERS – THE QUALIFICATIONS ~ THE UNPUBLISHED DAVID OGILVY ~ 1986

~ HSOPE ~ High Standards Of Personal Ethics

~ BP-WP ~ Big People – Without Prettiness

~ GUP-RID ~ Guts Under Pressure – Resilience In Defeat

~ BB-N-SP ~ Brilliant Brains – Not – Safe Plodders

~ ACFHWAMO ~ A Capacity For Hard Work And Midnight Oil

~ C-CAP ~ Charisma – Charm And Persuasiveness

~ ASOU-CI ~ A Streak Of Unorthodoxy – Creative Innovators

~ TCTMTD ~ The Courage To Make Tough Decisions

~ IE-W-TAG ~ Inspiring Enthusiasts – With – Thrust And Gusto

~ ASOH ~ A Sense Of Humor