How can I avoid getting caught in the self-satisfaction trap?This is a very insidious problem. Everybody from time to time feels a sense of satisfaction. I'm not suggesting that is wrong to feel a sense of satisfaction with your performance or career situation
The purpose of this article is the draw attention to a few quirks of human psychology and performance that on the surface seemed innocent -- but they could be the beginning of complacency and ultimately failure
Lets define performance.........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:24:44 AM)
They'll Build Your Fantasy CarThere isn't much you can't do with enough money. That includes ordering an Italian speciliast builder to build an Antas car based on your personal design concepts for, say, $800,000, which is what Faralli & Mazzanti of Pisa are willing to do, starting with their demonstrator skeleton and chassis. Founded more than 40 years ago and specialising in restoring aluminum-bodied classic cars, the company produced the famous Maserati 450S........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:24:26 AM)
Reasons For Migration Of Immigrant ScientistThe latest statistics from the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveal that more than one-third of immigrant researchers and engineers report that the most important reason they came to the United States was for family-related reasons (37 percent). Other reasons cited include educational opportunities (30 percent), and job or economic opportunities (21 percent).
The reasons for coming to the United States vary among different groups (by........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:04:19 AM)
Are Energy-efficient Fuels to Be Made from Fructose in Fruits?Those of you who love apples and oranges eat all you want! For who knows, in the future they might just be used to make fuel. Scientists say fuel, made from fructose, contains far more energy than ethanol.
University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineering Professor James Dumesic and his research team describe a two-stage process for turning biomass-derived sugar into 2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF), a liquid transportation fuel
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Insulation Made from MushroomsThe soaring demand for solutions to rising temperatures felt across the world, as well as energy-efficiency in all the consumption spheres, in an effort to turn the world “green” and cap global warming, are in turn increasing the need for insulating building materials
How would it be, if mushrooms come to your solution? It must appear bizarre to link mushroom to your dream house, but yes, stepping a way forward from dressing the........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:25:11 PM)
Paris Hilton to Be a Guest at Larry King’s ShowThe queen of controversy, Paris Hilton is out of jail. The good news is that she will shortly appear on most happening interview show - Larry King Live airs on CNN. Hilton will share her experience in jail while answering to Larry King an award-winning American broadcaster and host of the most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly. Anyways, Hilton is very excited about this interview
I am thrilled that Larry........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:24:56 PM)
Where Are The Widgets?Wow - widgets seem to be taking over the world. It used to be that your website or blog just had content and maybe an advertisement but then widgets (little pieces of html code) starting popping up to personalize your site and provide continually changing content
If you use Blogger or Typepad as your blog platform, they provide a link to several choices of widget code. There is a nice assortment - not overwhelming, but a sampling of a few........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:02:45 PM)
The Cost Of Being BlackHow much do white Americans think it "costs" to be black in our society, given the problems associated with racial bias and prejudice?
The answer, it appears, is not much.
When white Americans were asked to imagine how much they would have to be paid to live the rest of their lives as a black person, most requested relatively low amounts, generally less than $10,000.
In contrast, study participants said they would have to be paid about........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/25/2007 7:50:31 PM)
Google Complains About Microsoft's VistaInternet search leader Google Inc. said Microsoft Corp.'s Vista operating system is stifling competition as the high-tech heavyweights struggle for the allegiance of personal computer users.
Michael Liedtke, AP businereports
In a 49-page document filed April 18 with the U.S. Justice Department and state attorneys general, Google alleged that the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system impairs the performance of........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:28:22 PM)
Gorgeous Girl Teaches AdvertisingBack in the early 80s my boss purchased a Travelhost franchise for the Cincinnati market. As part of the purchase we both flew to Las Vegas for a week of training. Part of the week of training involved a class in sales and how to close the deal
We watched what would now be considered a less than PC video about the 7 types of closes. A man attends a training seminar and then comes home and shares what he learns with his gorgeous girl friend.........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:28:13 PM)
Fillfull: No More Scratching Fillfull, telecommunication service provider in UAE, had launched this amusing print advertisement campaign in Dubai to announce the introduction of new service. The campaign revolves around a new service started by the firm that enables a subscriber to top up the credit in phone by dialing a toll-free number. Consequently subscribers get relief from buying scratch cards to recharge or to refill credit in their mobile phones. The........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:20:30 PM)
Hillary Clinton Upstages SopranosSource:www.peoples.r
It doesn't matter whether you love her or hate her you just have to love this Hillary Clinton video
The Clintons seem to always find a way to turn any negative to their favor, which I personally find both amusing, and a great response to their detractors, most of whom have a great deal more to be ashamed of than do Bill and Hillary
Hillary Clinton's contest for a campaign song has now ended, and the........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:10:23 PM)
Uncovering Ancient Human BehaviourA major question in evolutionary studies today is how early did humans begin to think and behave in ways we would see as fundamentally modern? One index of 'behavioural modernity' is in the appearance of objects used purely as decoration or ornaments. Such items are widely regarded as having symbolic rather than practical value. By displaying them on the body as necklaces, pendants or bracelets or attached to clothing this also greatly........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 8:28:46 AM)
CEOs' worth increases even when poor acquisitions are madeFollowing an acquisition of another company, chief executive officers' compensation levels commonly increase, even when the purchase turns out to be unprofitable, as per scientists at the University of Washington and University of British Columbia. That's because while a bad merger can decrease the value of a company's stock and options, CEOs typically acquire new stock options once the deal goes through, thus making up for any financial........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/19/2007 5:00:43 AM)
Bloggers' code ripped upLast weblog entry looking at the debate surrounding Tim O'Reilly's proposal for a bloggers' code of conduct.After the uproar, O'Reilly has now come out and said he has scrapped the plan.Still, it gave him lots of coverage and publicity.........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/17/2007 7:03:47 AM)
Irritating voices - you chooseIt is extraordinary that the largest purchase most of the population makes, that of the family house, is in the hands of firms staffed by people with no moral code, the professional skills of failed used car salesmen and the dress sense of a hair dressers's assistant.The estate agents.Had HIPS included a properly drawn up Housebuyer's Survey, a survey upon which the putative purchaser could have sued, the estate agents would have been........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:32:09 PM)
Proteins Sweep up NanoparticlesHere's a pollution-control tip from nature: Deep inside a flooded mine in Wisconsin, scientists from several institutions including the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a world in which bacteria emit proteins that sweep up metal nanoparticles into immobile clumps. Their finding may lead to innovative ways to remediate subsurface metal toxins.
The research, which appears in the........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 12:43:41 PM)
China constructs giant damSome call it the eighth wonder of world. Others say it's the next Great Wall of China. Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along Chinas Yangtze River will be the world's largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it's actually visible to the naked eye from space. NASA's Landsat satellites have provided detailed, vivid views of the dam since construction began in 1994.
The Yangtze........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/13/2007 8:35:51 AM)
"Nurse Cells" Make Life and Death Decisions"Nurse cells" play an important role in deciding which developing infection-fighting cells, called T cells, live and which die, as per research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and published in the recent issue of the journal Experimental Biology and Medicine.
The infection-fighting cells, known as thymocytes or T cells, live in the thymus, an organ in the upper portion of the chest. Loss of the thymus results in severe........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/10/2007 9:26:42 PM)
Gazing up at the Man in the Star?Using a suite of four telescopes, astronomers have captured an image of Altair, one of the closest stars to our own and a fixture in the summer sky.
While astronomers have recently imaged a few of the enormous, dying, red-giant stars, this is the first time anyone has seen the surface of a relatively tiny hydrogen-burning star like our own sun.
"The galaxy is shaped by the effects of relatively rare but powerful hot, rapidly rotating........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/10/2007 9:21:19 PM)
A More Interesting MySpaceWrite About You - If you don't tell people who you are, they won't care. Sell yourself, make yourself interesting. If you can't think of anything interesting to write about yourself, go out and join a club, find a hobby or take a class. Then you'll have something to write about
Don't forget to tell people if you're male, female or other. People can't tell from your name and the way you write, really.
When you........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:24:39 AM)
Eucalyptus cocciferaIn a typical year, this Tasmanian snowgum looks like this, full of foliage and flowers. However, the harsh, extended cold of last winter killed most of the exposed living tissue. This left the tree covered in grey-brown dead leaves; for a few months, it looked dead. As you can see, though, the tree is recovering
The effect of the cold replicated a phenomenon more often seen in Eucalyptus after a severe fire — regrowth from epicormic........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:24:33 AM)
New study shows how often juries get it wrongJuries across the country make decisions every day on the fate of defendants, ideally leading to prison sentences that fit the crime for the guilty and release for the innocent. Yet a new Northwestern University study shows that juries in criminal cases a number of times are getting it wrong.
In a set of 271 cases from four areas, juries gave wrong verdicts in at least one out of eight cases, as per Estimating the Accuracy of Jury Verdicts,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/29/2007 5:11:55 AM)
Economic Study in Favor of Alaska-Canada Rail LinkA new study has revealed that building a railway to link Alaska to the rest of North America would mean wider benefits even if expenditure on construction were more than projected.
The study pointed that the construction of the 1,600-mile or 3,300-kilometre line between existing railroads in Alaska and Canada would encourage mining development and open a new trade route to Asia.
The study suggests a public-private joint venture can only........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:25:28 PM)
India Wins Green Award for Turning Waste Food into Cooking GasThe results for the Ashden Environmental Awards were announced on Thursday, June 21 and India was one of the winners.
India has won the award for a project on converting waste food into cooking gas
Quite an accomplishment for India, not only the award, but also the initiative and achievement behind the outstanding solutions for local sustainable energy that the country has put forward. It has not only provided a convenient method to........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:25:22 PM)
How To Get Ahead In the Modern Business WorldIf you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy. -- Jack HandeyJack Handey, author of the popular deep thoughts, would have a tough time making it in today's business world. Why? Because it's not what you think, it's not how good you are, it's ultimately who you know.
I first began to realize that in 1995 when I was........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 4:02:54 PM)
Schwarzenegger Joins Blair in War Against Global WarmingCalifornian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Tony Blairs environmental leadership as a factual replica to the world. The two men met at Downing Street on Mr. Blairs last day as Prime Minister, issuing a plea for countries to join the fight against the global warming. At the press conference Arnie said the visit by the Prime Minister last year had been a great source of inspiration to everyone in California following a cap and trade........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:52:20 PM)
A Colourful Way to SMSNo, it doesnt show your future. It is not a magic ball. It is an iBall. No kidding! This orb displays SMS. Yes, like a phone but in a different way. It does it with the help of 85 dazzling RGB LEDs. Maybe the next time you are going nuts deciding what to gift your boyfriend, you have your solution. Utility and aesthetics rolled in one. I must say this is one very flashy way to display SMS. And boy! Doesnt this make your love more colorful? And........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/27/2007 3:52:03 PM)
Lady Chatterley.From a French adaptation in 1955 with Danielle Darrieux through, let's say, less auspicious reworkings at the hands of Ken Russell, Sylvia Kristel and dozens of others, DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover hasn't fared too well on film, notes Dennis Lim in the New York Times. "The newest Chatterley - a nearly three-hour French-language adaptation, directed by Pascale Ferran - effectively wipes the slate clean," he announces. "Lady Chatterley,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:28:16 PM)
Migrant Workers Boosting British EconomyThe British economy is at advantage from the influx of migrant workers and some sectors would ‘collapse’ if they were taken out overnight, say a latest report. According to the report released by TUC, migrant workers have actually helped to improve the UK economy and concluded that with their influx not having a negative effect on employment or wage levels. The TUC has said that its research argued against accusations from the far........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:28:08 PM)
NASA satellites watch as China constructs giant damLast June we described the progress of Three Gorges Dam in The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world, stretching more than 3,900 miles across China before reaching its mouth near Shanghai. Historically, the river has been prone to massive flooding, overflowing its banks about once every ten years. The dam is designed to greatly improve flood control on the river and protect the 15 million people and 3.7 million acres of farmland........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/21/2007 9:10:34 PM)
Integrating best-practices to improve food responsesImplementing best-practice standards for emergency international food aid will improve the quality, timeliness and appropriateness of food aid, reports Daniel Maxwell, PhD, research director for Food Security and Complex Emergencies at the Feinstein International Center (FIC), part of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. In a forthcoming policy briefing paper from FIC, as well as an article in the journal........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 9:42:08 AM)
Major increase in federal research needed Because coal will continue to provide a substantial portion of U.S. energy for at least the next several decades, a major increase in federal support for research and development is needed to ensure that this natural resource is extracted efficiently, safely, and in an environmentally responsible manner, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. Policymakers also need a more accurate assessment of the........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/20/2007 9:36:23 AM)
Highgear AdventurePlusI've done a fair amount of hiking and camping in my life; enough to make me look down on most camping gadgets as distractions that detract from the experience of roughing it proAdventurePlus from Highgear, however, sounds like a gadget that any hiker, from neophyte to (very) crusty veteran, would want to have in his or her arsenal. Why? Well, the AdventurePlus doesn't bring anything new to the mix of equipment, but it does do a lot of........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/17/2007 7:03:50 AM)
Amy Winehouse beats husband when she's drunk and angryEveryone has that friend who gets really drunk and cries or gets really angry. Amy Winehouse seems to be on the evil bitch side of the spectrum when she's had a few beers. The missing tooth wonder recently spoke in an interview about her drunken violence. What kind of puss is her husband if he lets a chick who weighs a buck-O-five beat up on him?“I’m either a really good drunk or I’m an out-and-out s***, horrible, violent,........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:32:18 PM)
More Games: Coming Soon to a Stock Market Near You.....With all the recent activity virtual world for China's Internet audience and with compThe9 getting large chucks of venture capital money to bring Chinese gamers a higher quality of product, it's no surprise toGareth Powell at China Economic News on Friday that more of China's online gaming companies are looking at floating IPO's in markets outside China in the next year
China has become the world's second largest........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:32:15 PM)
What is Anticipointment?It seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Here's something from the first Using Information Technology, a thick "practical introduction to computers & communication" written way back in 1995
Anticipointment, as Berkley, California, editor Hank Roberts explained in an online computer conference, is a word coined "to describe always finding that, just as the techie-toy I've been dreaming........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/15/2007 1:32:04 PM)
Easing out of workWhen Bob Willis thought about retiring, he knew just how he wanted to do it. Slowly. Or maybe never.
Since 1995 Willis, 66, a University of Michigan economist, has directed the enormous Health and Retirement Study conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR) and funded by the National Institute on Aging. One of the largest and most ambitious social science research projects in the world, the study surveys a nationally........Go to the My-media-blog (Added on 6/13/2007 8:14:17 AM)
Impact Of Sleep Loss On AttentionThe brain responses of those children who don't get enough sleep can accurately predict the impact sleep loss has on their ability to pay attention during the course of a day, as per a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).
Brian Millis, of the University of Louisville, combined behavioral and P300 waveform information (a component of the........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/12/2007 5:01:57 AM)
Columbine Flowers Develop Long Nectar SpursIn flowers called columbines, evolution of the length of nectar spurs--the long tubes leading to plants' nectar--happens in a way that allows flowers to match the tongue lengths of the pollinators that drink their nectar, biologists have found.
The researchers were Justen Whittall of the University of California at Davis and Scott Hodges of the University of California at Santa Barbara. They were funded by the National Science Foundation........Go to the Science-blog (Added on 6/10/2007 9:01:57 PM)