Is College a Waste of Time and Money?


“The Power of No” author and podcaster James Altucher explains why college is no longer a good decision.

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5 Things You’d Learn If You Quit Facebook


I have Facebook, LinkedIn and WordPress. Only those, and I like them a lot.
I would too, but I can’t, it would be very difficult nowadays to catch up with all the info, messages, friends, family, contacts and with daily schedule/calendar without Facebook…

How Humans Spend Their Time Has Changed


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How Humans Spend Their Time Has Changed image Hours of Work Per Week

Over the last 150 years, how humans spend their time has changed quite drastically.  As the chart above shows, the amount of time humans spend working has been on a steady decline over the last century and a half.  by In most countries, the typical work week has dropped by approximately 30 hours over the last 150 years.

On average, humans live 75 years.  That?s about 3,900 weeks. Or 27,000 days. Or 648,000 hours. We spend about a third of that time sleeping, and that number hasn?t changed over the last century.  What has changed drastically is how we spend our time when we are awake.

There are 168 hours in a week and we spend 56 hours of the week sleeping.  This leaves 112 hours for everything else.  If you go back 150 years, humans spent 70 hours of the 112 working.  However, how humans spend their time has…

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5 Ways to Deal With the End of Daylight Saving Time


See also: TIME explains: Daylight Saving Time (2 min. VIDEO)

How to make the transition to Standard Time as seamless as possible, with some silver linings to the time change:

1) Don’t change your routine on November 1
The night before the time change, just go to bed when you usually do. “Most people are already sleep deprived, so in all likelihood you could use the extra hour of sleep you’ll get”.

2) Use it as a sleep hygiene checkup
You can use the time change to diagnose your sleep habits. Before bedtime, set your clock back an hour (cell phones will be updated automatically at 2am), and keep your alarm set for your regular wake up time. “If you find yourself sleeping for the entire extra hour in the morning, that’s a sign you’re sleep deprived”.

3) After the time change, maximize your sun exposure…
Take advantage of the extra sunlight in the morning, which can give you a mood boost to start the day. If you tend to work out in the evenings, switch your routine to the morning.

4)and maybe boost your indoor light
If you’re still feeling draggy in the afternoon after a few days, consider investing in a light therapy box, which can counteract your brain’s inclination to start producing melatonin when the sun goes down.
“Blue light mimics sunlight and tells the brain to stop producing melatonin, the chemical that starts your brain’s sleep engine”.

5) And if you have kids…
The downside to falling back is that small children, already allergic to spending extra time in bed, may actually start waking up an hour earlier.
“Starting about a week or so before the time change, every two days put your kids to bed 15 minutes later, in a stair-stepping pattern”.

Best regards,
Pedro Calado

The Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime


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Swinging Happiness for BlogThe following is a scientific and personal article written by CAH member Troy Campbell about happiness.

One lovely afternoon, I began chatting to my grandpa. I was completely unaware he was about to say something that would change my view of happiness forever.

In the middle of our conversation, I felt a lull so I pulled out the classic question. “If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be?” I couldn’t wait to talk about my long list of dead presidents, dead Beatles, dead scientists, and a really cute living movie star. But I was also really eager to hear what he’d say.

Then he simply answered, “My wife.”

I immediately assured him it’s not necessary for him to answer like that. We all knew he loves his wife, whom he eats dinner with every night and was currently over in the other room…

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It’s Time for Storage to Smarten Up Already


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DataGravity, the thus-far secretive startup co-founded by Paula Long of EqualLogic fame, is finally ready to talk about its DataGravity Discovery storage array.

Lately, much of the discussion around storage has been about speeds and feeds of the latest flash arrays — and that’s valid. But Long’s position is that much of the value of what companies store is lost because that data goes into a black box, and companies have to deploy audit software and other extras it to wring important information out of it. [company]DataGravity[/company] integrates those tools, search and analytics, into its software.

Aggregating data about the data

What are some examples of that important information? For instance: Who at the company accessed a file and how often? Who is working together on shared files? Is there personally identifiable information (PII) or credit card information sitting in documents? Which files have not been touched in two years? All of that…

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