Rakesh Gupta

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Rakesh Gupta

3 days ago

Why is it so hard for people to deal with probabilities in everyday life?

Piecing Together Narratives From the 0′s and 1′s: Storytelling in the Age of Big Data

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

Harvard, Hawaii and others, pressed to improve returns, made risky bets that depended on low stock-market volatility.

Harvard, Hawaii Gambled on Market Calm—Then Everything Changed

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Well-meaning parents can sometimes dwell too long on a child’s difficulties with friends and school, doing more harm than good

Don’t Overdiscuss Your Teen’s Problems

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Research suggests several ways we can all become more virtuous

Science-Tested Tips to Be a Better Person

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Misery over real estate hasn’t ended—2.5 million homes are still worth less than their mortgages. Here’s the story of one Wall Street Journal reporter’s upside-down American dream.

My 10-Year Odyssey Through America’s Housing Crisis

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Established, traditional order is under assault from freewheeling, networked disrupters as never before. But society craves centralized leadership, too.

In Praise of Hierarchy

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

New research suggests that even weekend athletes can dramatically extend their physical and psychological limits

The Mental Tricks of Athletic Endurance

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Most top performers in business have one thing in common: They accept fewer tasks and then obsess over getting them right

How to Succeed in Business? Do Less

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Don’t listen to the gloom-sayers. The world has improved by every measure of human flourishing over the past two centuries, and the progress continues, writes Steven Pinker.

The Enlightenment Is Working

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Rakesh Gupta

16 days ago

It’s not the paradise that germophobes might imagine.

The Horror of a World Without Microbes

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Rakesh Gupta

16 days ago

Sudden stock crashes are notoriously difficult to explain. But rising wages and incipient inflation seem to be scaring investors.

The Stock Market Just Took a Historic Nosedive—Why?

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Rakesh Gupta

17 days ago

"The true critical thinker accepts what few people ever accept -- that one cannot routinely trust perceptions and memories." --Jim Alcock, "The Belief Engine"

perception deception

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Rakesh Gupta

17 days ago

Memory is the retention of, and ability to recall, information, personal experiences, and procedures (skills and habits).

How does memory work?

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Rakesh Gupta

17 days ago

More than half of all Americans believe we can heal each other by psychic or spiritual means. About one-third believe in telepathy and about one-fourth believe in clairvoyance. More than one-fourth believe that the dead can communicate with us. More than one-third believe houses can be haunted. More than 40% accept demonic possession as real.

Why do people believe in the palpably untrue?

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Rakesh Gupta

22 days ago

Last year Samsung hired 800 engineers for its R&D facilities, out of which 300 were from IITs and this year too it would be hiring a similar number from IITs. It would be hiring the talent from IITs, NITs, Delhi College of Engineering, BITS Pilani, Manipal Institute of Technology and IIITsamong others. "Samsung is extremely bullish on R&D in India. We have been here for over 22 years. The three R&D centres in India work on several cutting edge technologies," 

Samsung India to hire 1000 engineers for R&D facilities

economictimes.indiatimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

24 days ago

Inside social media’s black market: Celebrities, athletes and politicians are buying millions of fake followers, while social media companies struggle to stop them. Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it.
Celebrities, athletes,
pundits and politicians have
millions of fake followers.

The Follower Factory

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Rakesh Gupta

42 days ago

“the fiber we eat feeds billions of bacteria in our guts. Keeping them happy means our intestines and immune systems remain in good working order”

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

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Rakesh Gupta

43 days ago

Experts at Sneaker Con offered strategies for identifying counterfeit shoes, gave advice on how to choose investment sneakers and said what they would be willing to pay for the right kicks ($30,000).

Tips from Sneaker Heads on Scoring the Hottest Shoes and Keeping Them Fresh

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

43 days ago

There are a host of recent books on battling forgetfulness. Just in time for the new year — and a fresh start — our writer spent a month testing out some of their solutions.

Total Recall: A Reader’s Guide to Memory Gain

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Rakesh Gupta

43 days ago

Apple should give parents more tools to curb technology use by children and study the health effects of excessive screen time, two big funds said.

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

52 days ago

A powerful way to establish trust is to employ one of the mind’s most basic mechanisms for determining loyalty: the perception of similarity. If you can make someone feel a link with you, his empathy for and willingness to cooperate with you will increase.

The Simplest Way to Build Trust

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Rakesh Gupta

52 days ago

You’ve lost your supervisor’s trust. Now what? That pit in your stomach likely stems from the uncomfortable realization that your status and chances for advancement have taken a sudden and unwelcome hit. After all, trustworthiness is the currency of most workplaces.

2 Ways to Regain Your Boss’s Trust

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Rakesh Gupta

52 days ago

Contrary to popular wisdom, there’s no single “tell” that will help you detect untrustworthiness. Rather, you need to look for these four clues together to more accurately predict whether someone is worthy trusting—or not.

Who Can You Trust?

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Rakesh Gupta

52 days ago

When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

In turbulent times, it’s hard enough to deal with external problems. But too often people and companies exacerbate their troubles by their own actions. Self-defeating behaviors can make any situation worse. Put these five on the what-not-to-do list.

Five Self-Defeating Behaviors that Ruin Companies and Careers

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Not-to-miss personal finance stories of 2017

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

From the locker room to the living room to the boardroom—how winners become winners . . . and stay that way. 
Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again and again? 

Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End Paperback – 28 Feb 2006

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

To get rid of phones and tablets, parents need to embrace untidiness, quiet time and not going out so much

Simple Steps for a Screen-Free Childhood

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

A digital-media maven on why she can’t quit the charms of old-fashioned datebooks, sales of which are up $50 million in the last two years

Paper Planners in the Digital Age: Why We’re Still Addicted

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

The News Alerts of 2017

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

On 'Notes On China' this weekend, hiding in plain sight is a Shanghai - and China - that is struggling to take care of its migrant population.

Will China’s Migrants Ever Get To Live The “Chinese Dream”?

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

There's an argument you see around sometimes about Henry Ford's decision to pay his workers those famed $5 a day wages. It was that he realised that he should pay his workers sufficiently large sums to that they could afford the products they were making. In this manner he could expand the market for his products.

The Story of Henry Ford's $5 a Day Wages: It's Not What You Think

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

In 1914, Henry Ford made a big announcement that shocked the country. It caused the financial editor at The New York Times to stagger into the newsroom and ask his staff in a stunned whisper, “He’s crazy, isn’t he? Don’t you think he’s crazy?”

Why Did Henry Ford Double His Minimum Wage?

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory.

Most ‘Wealth’ Isn’t the Result of Hard Work. It Has Been Accumulated by Being Idle and Unproductive.

evonomics.com

Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Elizabeth Gilbert

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

You don’t. And you’re also steering the focus away from someone who probably just wants to be heard. Here’s how to be a more considerate conversation partner, says radio host and writer Celeste Headlee.

Why we should all stop saying “I know exactly how you feel”

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Ready to level up your working knowledge of business? Here’s what to read now — and next. Business 101, with Nilofer Merchant. First, read these 2 foundational books… 1. The Change Masters by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Free Press, 1985
2. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations by Clay Shirky. Penguin, 2008

Business 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

What is one goal you wish you could accomplish? Chances are, you have no problem naming it, so what holds you back from achieving it?

Want to achieve your goals? Pick up these 4 habits

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” This is the mantra of leadership expert Simon Sinek in one of the most popular TED Talks of all time (Watch: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action). In his talk from TEDxPugetSound, Sinek looks at Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright brothers — and examines why they were so successful at getting people to follow them. Who were the thinkers that inspired Sinek on his own path to leadership? Below, find five books (and two documentaries) that made a difference in his life.

What makes a great leader? A recommended reading list

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find out the answers.

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

What can American parents learn from how other cultures look at parenting? A look at child-rearing ideas in Japan, Norway, Spain — and beyond.

How cultures around the world think about parenting

ideas.ted.com

Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Why an Internet “slow lane” is a terrible idea

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Feel like you start the new year ready to reinvent your life, only to find that, a month later, you’ve given up on everything and are living a life that’s totally indistinguishable from last year?

9 creative New Year’s resolutions

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Moms and dads often feel like they can’t win. If they pay too much attention to their kids, they’re helicopter parents; too little, and they’re absentee parents. What’s the happy medium that will result in truly happy, self-sufficient kids? Here are five tips.
1. Give your kids things they can own and control.

How to raise successful kids without overparenting

ideas.ted.com

Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Some heartfelt advice from writer Bill Bernat, who’s been there

Here’s how you can connect to friends who are depressed

ideas.ted.com

Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

End the year on a high note with these beautiful books recommended by TED speakers:

70 books to make you feel hopeful: An end-of-year reading list

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Rakesh Gupta

53 days ago

Human activities are driven by this process of altering human perceptions of reality

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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Rakesh Gupta

54 days ago

Guardians can sell the assets and control the lives of senior citizens without their consent—and reap a profit from it.

How the Elderly Lose Their Rights

newyorker.com

Rakesh Gupta

54 days ago

The Twenty-Five Most-Read New Yorker Stories of 2017

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Rakesh Gupta

54 days ago

Anxiety disorders are common in childhood, and many parents naturally want to shield their youngsters from distress. But that is often the exact opposite of what they should do

The Right Way for Parents to Help Anxious Children

wsj.com

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