Edward Tay

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Edward Tay

57 days ago

It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

Will Crypto Crash (Again)?

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Edward Tay

57 days ago

Hong Kong is consistently ranked the world’s least affordable property market. As of the end of March, there were 270,000 applicants on the waiting list for public rental housing; the average waiting time for families or single elderly applicants was five years and one month.

Number of people sleeping in Hong Kong McDonald’s branches skyrockets, as residents battle high rents and substandard housing

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Edward Tay

57 days ago

Internet ---> Business ---> Perception ---> Autonomous

The 4 Waves of AI: Who Will Own the Future of Technology?

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Edward Tay

74 days ago

There is a thriving online community of ardent linguaphiles who are, or who aspire to become, polyglots; for inspiration, they look to Facebook groups, YouTube videos, chat rooms, and language gurus like Richard Simcott, a charismatic British hyperpolyglot who orchestrates the annual Polyglot Conference.

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages

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Edward Tay

85 days ago

All this desire for fame and prestige is truly a waste of time. Get your 15 minutes of fame to satisfy your curiosity. Maybe get 30 minutes just to be sure. Soak up the thrill. Then let it go.

Be Rich, Not Famous: The Joy Of Being A Nobody

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Edward Tay

85 days ago

aim to make your work, little contributions to the world — just unique and useful.

You don’t need confidence, just contribution.

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Edward Tay

85 days ago

There’s just so much more behind this new wave of technology and innovation that I’m sure will take over our society in due time

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

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Edward Tay

85 days ago

“Act that you use humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, always at the same time as an end, never merely as a means.”

The One Rule for Life

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Edward Tay

113 days ago

Our phones are our greatest vulnerability

The SIM Hijackers

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Edward Tay

139 days ago

3 reasons to be optimist about AI

1) The field is suffused with hype.
2) nature of work - human touch required
3) automation should also encourage demand

AI, radiology and the future of work

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Edward Tay

139 days ago

The brain tries to conserve as much energy as it can. And while practice is easy, deliberate practice is not.

The Seductive Path of Good Enough

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Edward Tay

139 days ago

The only way to get better at a task is through deliberate practice. The idea is simple: instead of avoiding pain, you dive in.

The Seductive Path of Good Enough

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Edward Tay

139 days ago

'I never said she stole my money'

now fifure out what I actually mean 😵

One Sentence With 7 Meanings Unlocks a Mystery of Human Speech

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Edward Tay

139 days ago

It's ok to be antisocial! 😁

Sociality is no pinnacle of evolution. It’s just another result of the process.

When It’s Good to Be Antisocial

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Edward Tay

177 days ago

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

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

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Edward Tay

183 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

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Edward Tay

189 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

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Edward Tay

199 days ago

for those struggling with ego issues 👊

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

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Edward Tay

200 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

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Edward Tay

200 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'

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Edward Tay

200 days ago

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

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

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Edward Tay

200 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

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Edward Tay

215 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

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Edward Tay

215 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.

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Edward Tay

215 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

216 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

216 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

216 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

216 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

222 days ago

AI 1 - 0 Humans

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

venturebeat.com

Edward Tay

222 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

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Edward Tay

222 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?

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Edward Tay

222 days ago

amazing what $100 or less could get you these days

I Bought a Russian Bot Army for Under $100

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Edward Tay

230 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

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Edward Tay

231 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) -

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Edward Tay

232 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

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Edward Tay

232 days ago

St Apollonia 😇

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

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Edward Tay

232 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

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Edward Tay

232 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

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Edward Tay

232 days ago

tldr:

Nuzzel
Digg
Signal
Paperless Post
Doodle
NextDoor
GroupMe
1Password
LastPass

The Best Alternative For Every Facebook Feature

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Edward Tay

232 days ago

Modified Bass for the win

The Best Tooth Brushing Method You Were Never Taught

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Edward Tay

249 days ago

💱💵💰

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

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Edward Tay

340 days ago

email list

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

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Edward Tay

345 days ago

Orthognathic Surgery in layman explanation

Orthognathic: Jaw Corrective Surgery – Dr. Husna Razak

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Edward Tay

345 days ago

“Thanks, but this is a pass for me.”

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

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Edward Tay

345 days ago

Rubbish - a major issue in the world, folks

Drowning in garbage

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Edward Tay

364 days ago

💪💪

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

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Edward Tay

364 days ago

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

The Power of Revisiting Someone Else’s Predictions

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Edward Tay

364 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

498 days ago

Mouth Health: Are Sonic Toothbrushes Really Better?

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