Capitalism

Most of us might not consciously appreciate it, but we have been under the ideology of capitalism since World War 1. A lesser known fact was that socialism almost took over the world, as surely as the rising sun, only to collapse under its own weight at the very last minute. It is like saying today Facebook will be overtaken by Friendster. Just like back then, if you make such bold claim today, you will be ridiculed upon.

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Music can tell you about your personality

According to one research, we are exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. That’s like approximately 82K hours of music assuming you live for 70 years and sleep 8 hours per day. (70 years of life is about 600K hours of life).

Which of the following describes your taste in music?

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How to correct your posture with the Alexander technique

The short history of the Alexander technique from Wiki:

“Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) was a Shakespearean orator who developed voice loss during his performances. After doctors found no physical cause, Alexander reasoned that he was doing something to himself while speaking to cause his problem. His self-observation in multiple mirrors revealed that he was contracting his whole body prior to phonation in preparation for all verbal response. He developed the hypothesis that this habitual pattern of pulling the head backwards and downwards needlessly disrupted the normal working of the total postural, breathing and vocal mechanisms.”

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How to Get More Energy

Do you remember Tom Rath? We talked about him about 3 years ago. (Click here for the post). That’s right – that’s the author of Strengths Finder 2.0, a book recommended to me by my friend and a book that I have been recommending to my friends. Have you done your Strengths Finder 2.0?

He wrote another book called Eat Move Sleep. (He wrote a few other books too). I thought this book best summarizes the physical aspect of this blog I’m seeking – eat, move and sleep!

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Scroll of Heaven, Scroll Of Earth

From the popular anime series Naruto, episode 37 (click here for the link), the second phase of the chunin exam requires the genin* teams to obtain one earth scroll and one heaven scroll upon entering the ‘Forest of Death’. The objective is to reach the building in its centre within five days. Each of the 26 teams will be given either one scroll, making this a sudden death round. (13 teams will be eliminated).

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Show me the money

Academic definition:

A capital market is a market for securities (debt or equity), where business enterprises (companies) and governments can raise long-term funds. In primary markets, new stock or bond issues are sold to investors via a mechanism known as underwriting. In the secondary markets, existing securities are sold and bought among investors or traders, usually on a securities exchange, over-the-counter, or elsewhere. [source Wikipedia].

The truth:

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