Edward Tay

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Edward Tay

1 day ago

nudge theory, and how simple blue panels are designed to save lives.

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

citylab.com

Edward Tay

7 days ago

Six Dimensions of Humor
1) Naughty
2) Clever
3) Cute
4) Bizarre
5) Mean
6) Recognizable


Humor is only one layer that a writer must consider. To produce good writing you need to simultaneously balance about… oh, eighteen layers of technique at the same time. Luckily, most of this happens as an automatic process.

Writing Layers
1. Logic
2. Timing
3. Messenger matches message
4. Usefulness
5. Reading level
6. Conversational style
7. Flow
8. Humor
9. Branding (of the author)
10. Intelligence (write slightly smarter than the reader)
11. Interest
12. Relevance
13. Tense (past, current, future)
14. Whose point of view?
15. Editing (grammar, spelling, vocabulary)
16. Emotion
17. Hypnosis layer (this is just me)
18. musically

Humor Writing Tutorial

blog.dilbert.com

Edward Tay

13 days ago

businesses should try to protect themselves with basic steps like updating software and adding two-factor authentication, so even if scammers steal account credentials they can't wreak instant havoc

Nigerian Email Scammers Are More Effective Than Ever

wired.com

Edward Tay

23 days ago

for those struggling with ego issues 👊

25 Ways To Kill The Toxic Ego That Will Ruin Your Life

medium.com

Edward Tay

25 days ago

Good stuff by Mark Manson.

The reason most STD information is absolutely terrifying is because 1) terrifying information sells in the media and 2) religious nuts don’t want anybody to have fun.

We do a dismal job of sex education in our culture. And one product of ignorance is fear.

Your Honest-to-God Guide to STDs

markmanson.net

Edward Tay

25 days ago

A CALL TO LIVE LIFE WITH PASSION.

"By wit and by grit—and by wig—Rojas created one of the most singular films, working out of his parents' living room in the early 1990s. With just a camcorder and costumes, playing every role— man, woman, and child—he shot and edited a four-hour, 52-scene production without anyone else's assistance. In it, Rojas talks to himself; he shoots himself; he even kisses himself in the film's most incredible example of trick photography."

The Strange, Sad Story of Laz Rojas, the 'One-Man Movie Studio'

vice.com

Edward Tay

25 days ago

Tip: The smartest among them will have more safe investments than riskier investments because they know that long-term investing is best.

[UPDATED] 12 Types of Investment Available in Malaysia and The People Who Have Them

ringgitohringgit.com

Edward Tay

25 days ago

Japan never ceases to fascinate me.

"Like many aspects of Japanese society, rental relatives are often explained with reference to the binary of honne and tatemae, or genuine individual feelings and societal expectations. Authenticity and consistency aren’t necessarily valued for their own sake, and the concealment of authentic honne behind conventional tatemae is often construed as an act of unselfishness and sociability, rather than of deception or hypocrisy."

Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry

newyorker.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

“Euthanasia” involves the physician ending a patient’s life, whereas “physician-assisted death” or “medical aid in dying” involves a doctor prescribing lethal drugs for a patient to end their own life. To date, five countries have legalized euthanasia.

Rise of the DIY Death Machines

motherboard.vice.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

That's the thing about flossing. It's a common sense thing to do. If you don't floss, you only clean 60 percent of your teeth's surfaces. Imagine you left 40 percent of your body unshowered. Even if there were a couple articles circulating around Twitter about how that might be OK, wouldn't you still feel gross about your hygiene?

I'm A Dentist. We Have To Talk About Flossing.

huffingtonpost.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

The success of memes like the alt-right’s Pepe the Frog and ISIS’s one-finger salute points to political memes’ probable future function: spreading propaganda. They’re visual, and pictures often skip right over reason and punch your brain right in the truth center.

The WIRED Guide to Memes

wired.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

Time on Earth may be uncertain and fleeting, but nearly everyone has enough of it to take some deep breaths, think deep thoughts and smell some roses, deeply. “Life is long if you know how to use it,”

Why is everyone so busy?

economist.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

The best thing you can do for your business, then, is to do great work and market it. That’s the ultimate calling card. Deeds are better than words (and books are, by definition, words).

No, Books Are NOT 'the New Business Card'

entrepreneur.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

Cypherpunks believe that privacy is a fundamental human right, including privacy from governments. They understand that the weakening of a system's security for any reason, including access by "trusted authorities", makes the system insecure for everyone who uses it.

Bitcoin and the Rise of the Cypherpunks

coindesk.com

Edward Tay

40 days ago

When we lie, it's not always a conscious or rational choice. We want to lie and we want to benefit from our lying, but we want to be able to look in the mirror and see ourselves as good, honest people.

Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

npr.org

Edward Tay

46 days ago

AI 1 - 0 Humans

OpenAI’s bot beats top Dota 2 player so badly that he quits

venturebeat.com

Edward Tay

46 days ago

1. Communicate with website visitors

2. Conduct research

3. Qualify your leads

4. Organize your team

5. Personalize the user experience

6. Integrate bots with messaging platforms

7. Sell your products

8. Get demographics and psychographics

9. Increase engagement by starting a conversation

9 Ways to Include Bots in Your Digital Marketing Strategy

neilpatel.com

Edward Tay

46 days ago

Srsly, would you care if a story you read in a newspaper or online was "written" by a machine rather than a stressed-out hack? 😐

Would you care if this feature had been written by a robot?

bbc.com

Edward Tay

46 days ago

amazing what $100 or less could get you these days

I Bought a Russian Bot Army for Under $100

thedailybeast.com

Edward Tay

55 days ago

"We don't trust the government, don't go to church or synagogue, don't trust banks, and now we no longer trust tech companies."

The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Glitches

wired.com

Edward Tay

55 days ago

The benefits of having a long-term goal are that it’s both motivating and it primes you to look for opportunities. The downside, though, is that it isn’t very specific. It’s hard to take action on. Hence, the need for a North Star ⭐️

Why You Need a North Star (And How to Choose One) -

taylorpearson.me

Edward Tay

57 days ago

going to the dentist = taking a timeout

who'd knew? 😆

An Escape to the Dentist? Parents Confess Their Secret Ways to Get Alone Time

wsj.com

Edward Tay

57 days ago

St Apollonia 😇

The saint to pray to if you’re scared of the dentist

catholicherald.co.uk

Edward Tay

57 days ago

there is a war on, and except for the low level of actual killing, it is a real war, not an allegorical or metaphoric one

A Quick (Battle) Field Guide to the New Culture Wars

ribbonfarm.com

Edward Tay

57 days ago

These tips are 👍

- Create a “Banned Words” List
- Avoid “I think,” “I believe,” “It seems,” and other Weak Phasings
- Create People and Avatars, not Descriptions

21 Tactics to Help You Become a Better Writer

nateliason.com

Edward Tay

57 days ago

tldr:

Nuzzel
Digg
Signal
Paperless Post
Doodle
NextDoor
GroupMe
1Password
LastPass

The Best Alternative For Every Facebook Feature

wired.com

Edward Tay

57 days ago

Modified Bass for the win

The Best Tooth Brushing Method You Were Never Taught

vitals.lifehacker.com

Edward Tay

74 days ago

💱💵💰

Million-dollar teeth grill worn by Katy Perry is confirmed as most valuable ever

guinnessworldrecords.com

Edward Tay

164 days ago

email list

How To Become Highly Influential With People (and the #1 tool to do it)

journal.thriveglobal.com

Edward Tay

169 days ago

Orthognathic Surgery in layman explanation

Orthognathic: Jaw Corrective Surgery – Dr. Husna Razak

mmgazette.com

Edward Tay

169 days ago

“Thanks, but this is a pass for me.”

I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better

buzzfeed.com

Edward Tay

169 days ago

Rubbish - a major issue in the world, folks

Drowning in garbage

washingtonpost.com

Edward Tay

188 days ago

💪💪

Confessions of a change agent: How I get Fortune 500 companies out of their ruts

growthlab.com

Edward Tay

188 days ago

nice angle, to call out on past predictions if they valid

The Power of Revisiting Someone Else’s Predictions

detailed.com

Edward Tay

188 days ago

even coffee, but ain't no stopping me

A dentist reveals 8 foods and drinks that are worse for your teeth than candy

businessinsider.com

Edward Tay

322 days ago

Mouth Health: Are Sonic Toothbrushes Really Better?

huffingtonpost.com

Edward Tay

490 days ago

Ellis classification (Tooth fractures)

geemboomba.com

Edward Tay

490 days ago

4 connective tissue harvesting techniques that may help you in your daily practice

periospot.com

Edward Tay

496 days ago

Tim Ferriss: If You're Not Happy With What You Have, You Might Never Be Happy

entrepreneur.com

Edward Tay

496 days ago

There are plenty of useful ways to make a name for yourself in your field. But at a foundational level, you need to be viewed as credible, you need to share your ideas publicly so others can see your expertise for themselves, and you need to have a network that’s eager to spread the word.

What You Need to Stand Out in a Noisy World

hbr.org

Edward Tay

589 days ago

If food drops, pick up and eat.

So many other things are more dangerous than that.

"The dirtiest thing in your kitchen, by far, is likely to be the sponge you keep near the sink." 🙁

I’m a Doctor. If I Drop Food on the Kitchen Floor, I Still Eat It.

nytimes.com

Edward Tay

606 days ago

Are dental amalgams actually dangerous? 😁😮

Dental Amalgam: Are These Mercury Fillings Dangerous

mydoc.asia

Edward Tay

648 days ago

"The main thing to be careful of is fruit juice or fruits, as they contain acid that can make the surface of the tooth soft."

Everything you ever wanted to know about teeth (but were afraid to ask the dentist)

theguardian.com

Edward Tay

648 days ago

“The main thing to be careful of is fruit juice or fresh fruit, because they contain acid that can make the surface of the tooth quite soft.”

Everything you ever wanted to know about teeth (but were afraid to ask the dentist)

theguardian.com

Edward Tay

648 days ago

For common dental procedures, e.g. cleanings or fillings, it is safer for patients to continue blood thinner medications than to stop.

For many common minimal invasive dental procedures such as cleanings, fillings or whitening, it is relatively safer for the patient to continue using their blood thinner medications than to stop

“Blood Thinner” Medications & Dental Procedures – Dr. Marini Ismail

mmgazette.com

Edward Tay

650 days ago

WeChat = the beast

WeChat’s world

economist.com

Edward Tay

650 days ago

Epic Video Marketing tips

A Video Marketing Guide On Creating Epic Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

blog.bufferapp.com

Edward Tay

664 days ago

Shifting times. No more feasible for anyone to have the huckster mentality.

Welcome to the Internet: Don’t be a Huckster

nateliason.com

Edward Tay

664 days ago

An easy to follow method laid out nicely by @JeffGoins

How to Write a Book: The 5-Draft Method

goinswriter.com

Edward Tay

664 days ago

#dental #health #oralcare

Could a probiotic pill prevent dental cavities?

medicalnewstoday.com

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