Rakesh Gupta

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Rakesh Gupta

12 days ago

How children learn

dawn.com

Rakesh Gupta

17 days ago

The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span.

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

27 days ago

The ultimate weekend DIY projects

redonline.co.uk

Rakesh Gupta

46 days ago

The miracle material has made modern life possible. But more than 40 percent of it is used just once, and it’s choking our waterways.
It’s hard to imagine now, but a little over a century ago, hardly anyone knew what plastic was. Today plastic is everywhere, and it makes modern life possible, from life-saving medical devices to the lightweight materials used in our cars, computers, phones, spaceships, shopping bags, and on and on.
For all the convenience it provides, plastic has become a plague on the environment—particularly our oceans, Earth’s last drainage sinks

We Depend On Plastic. Now, We’re Drowning in It.

nationalgeographic.com

Rakesh Gupta

46 days ago

For online retailers, the fight against the practice known as “review brushing” is now a major part of the business.

The Never-Ending War on Fake Reviews

newyorker.com

Rakesh Gupta

51 days ago

The “Laurel or Yanny?” phenomenon was the logical endpoint of 300 years of American media.

How everything on the internet became clickbait

theoutline.com

Rakesh Gupta

127 days ago

Your guide to buying an air conditioner

Amazon.in : Magazine

amazon.in

Rakesh Gupta

128 days ago

The financial world is a theatrical production, abundantly lubricated by that magical elixir of illusionists: confidence

Confidence tricks

aeon.co

Rakesh Gupta

128 days ago

In the past few decades, the ‘leisure class’ has declined and the category of the ‘working wealthy’ has exploded.

How New York’s wealthy parents try to raise ‘unentitled’ kids

aeon.co

Rakesh Gupta

129 days ago

Twitter’s effort to address its bogeyman is long overdue, but years of neglect will make it tough to eradicate these menacing machines

The Big, Bad Bot Problem

theringer.com

Rakesh Gupta

129 days ago

From a Rs 7,000-crore Satyam scam in 2009 to a Rs 13,000-crore PNB scam in 2018, corporate frauds in India are getting bigger and far more complex. But common to both is the question of the quality of auditing in India.

Why auditors in India must keep up with technology

financialexpress.com

Rakesh Gupta

132 days ago

"Evidence of a flight from reason is as old as human record-keeping: the fact of it certainly goes back an even longer way. Flight from science specifically, among the forms of rational inquiry, goes back as far as science itself... But rejection of reason is now a pattern to be found in most branches of scholarship and in all the learned professions."

Professor Paul R. Gross, Professor Norman Levitt, Professor Martin W. Lewis

libgen.io

Rakesh Gupta

132 days ago

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the skill and the person, but there are some general rules you can follow.

How to Master a New Skill

hbr.org

Rakesh Gupta

132 days ago

How much do you read?

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

hbr.org

Rakesh Gupta

132 days ago

Myths abound about standardized tests, but the research is clear: They provide an invaluable measure of how students are likely to perform in college and beyond

The Truth About the SAT and ACT

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

150 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

blogs.wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

154 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 days ago

Research suggests several ways we can all become more virtuous

Science-Tested Tips to Be a Better Person

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 days ago

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

The Mental Tricks of Athletic Endurance

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

155 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

163 days ago

It’s not the paradise that germophobes might imagine.

The Horror of a World Without Microbes

theatlantic.com

Rakesh Gupta

163 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?

theatlantic.com

Rakesh Gupta

164 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

skepdic.com

Rakesh Gupta

164 days ago

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

How does memory work?

skepdic.com

Rakesh Gupta

164 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?

skepdic.com

Rakesh Gupta

169 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

171 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

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

189 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.

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

190 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

190 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

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

190 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

199 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

hbr.org

Rakesh Gupta

199 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

hbr.org

Rakesh Gupta

199 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?

hbr.org

Rakesh Gupta

199 days ago

When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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

hbr.org

Rakesh Gupta

200 days ago

Not-to-miss personal finance stories of 2017

economictimes.indiatimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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

amazon.in

Rakesh Gupta

200 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

wsj.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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

200 days ago

The News Alerts of 2017

nytimes.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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”?

swarajyamag.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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

forbes.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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?

saturdayeveningpost.com

Rakesh Gupta

200 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

200 days ago

Elizabeth Gilbert

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