The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations
nudge theory, and how simple blue panels are designed to save lives.
Six Dimensions of Humor
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.
3. Messenger matches message
5. Reading level
6. Conversational style
9. Branding (of the author)
10. Intelligence (write slightly smarter than the reader)
13. Tense (past, current, future)
14. Whose point of view?
15. Editing (grammar, spelling, vocabulary)
17. Hypnosis layer (this is just me)
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
for those struggling with ego issues 👊
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.
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."
Tip: The smartest among them will have more safe investments than riskier investments because they know that long-term investing is best.
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."
“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.
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?
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.
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,”
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).
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.
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.
AI 1 - 0 Humans
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
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? 😐
amazing what $100 or less could get you these days
"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 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 ⭐️
going to the dentist = taking a timeout
who'd knew? 😆
St Apollonia 😇
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
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
Modified Bass for the win
Orthognathic Surgery in layman explanation
“Thanks, but this is a pass for me.”
Rubbish - a major issue in the world, folks
nice angle, to call out on past predictions if they valid
even coffee, but ain't no stopping me
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.
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." 🙁
Are dental amalgams actually dangerous? 😁😮
"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."
“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.”
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
Epic Video Marketing tips
Shifting times. No more feasible for anyone to have the huckster mentality.
An easy to follow method laid out nicely by @JeffGoins