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30 May
2013

Advice For Young Researchers

http://www.andrewoswald.com/docs/Young-faculty-researchers-PhDs-talk-Oswaldapril2013.pdf “If everyone likes your work, you can be certain that you haven’t done anything important.” “Conflict and pain go with the territory.” “The main difference between world-class researchers and sound researchers is not intellect; it is energy, single-mindedness, more energy, and the ability to withstand what will sometimes feel like never-ending disappointment,  tiredness and psychological pain. Tenacity […]

30 May
2013

Mitchel Bleier Yoga Practice

http://sarasyogajoint.com/mbyoga/asana1.mp3 “I’ve been practicing yoga since I was 18 and teaching since I was 19. In truth, my entire adult life has been shaped and influenced by yoga; by great teachers, practices, conversations, relationships, successes and failures. Now I am 35, and I would rather have my work speak as my credentials. So here you […]

29 May
2013

5/29 Quote: Love and Happiness

“Do the things you love to do. Do the things that make you happy.”

29 May
2013

Tim Cook and Wearable Computing

http://allthingsd.com/20130529/apples-tim-cook-the-full-d11-interview-video/?mod=atd_homepage_carousel “Why the Nike Fuel Band Works and Google Glass Doesn’t” “AT THE ALL THINGS D CONFERENCE, THE TECH GIANT’S COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF SHARED HIS THOUGHTS ON THE HOTTEST SPACE IN TECHNOLOGY: WEARABLES.” Via FastCodeDesign.com

29 May
2013

Meditation – Then and Now

Meditation is universal. Just like you don’t need to be Italian to eat pasta. What if everyone could have a more peaceful and clear mind? We are all connected. We can create a better world and it starts with something as simple as closing your eyes, meditating and feeling a deeper connection with yourself. To […]

28 May
2013

The First Limb of Yoga – Yama

What is the first limb of yoga according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras? Yama is first limb of yoga and it is as important if not more important as the asana (physical postures). “Practice of asanas without the backing of Yama and Niyama is mere acrobatics.” -B.K.S Iyengar The Yamas: Ethical disciplines. The Yamas represent a series […]

24 May
2013

The Happiness Paradox

Think you’ll be happy if you reach all your goals? Think again. It turns out that the kinds of goals we choose to pursue matter just as much, if not more than, whether or not we actually reach them! Studies show that pursuing wealth, power, popularity, validation and fame – what psychologists call extrinsic goals – leads to only […]

23 May
2013

Essential Reading for Any Yoga Practitioner

http://www.namarupa.org/magazine/nr03/downloads/NamaRupa_03_02.pdf Sri Pattabhi Jois, Sri T.K.V Desikachar, Sri B.K.S. Iyengar

23 May
2013

The Yoga Poster

http://theyogaposter.com/ A great visual guide to the practice of yoga

23 May
2013

Do Charter Schools Work?

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_dismal_science/2013/05/do_charter_schools_work_a_new_study_of_boston_schools_says_yes.single.html Yes, but not always for everyone. “The upshot of this improvement in college readiness is that, upon graduation, while charter and public school students are just as likely to go on to post-secondary education, charter students enroll at four-year colleges at much higher rates. A four-year college degree has historically meant a better job with […]

7 May
2013

Mark Cuban: Want Your Newborn to be an Athletic Superstar ?

http://blogmaverick.com/2013/05/07/want-your-newborn-to-be-an-athletic-superstar/ “Well I have no idea how to make sure he or she gets there. But what I do know that is if you have any such aspiration for your soon to be bundle of joy, then there is one thing you must do: You must save the cord blood from your child’s birth. At the Dallas […]

7 May
2013

Tim Tebow Tops Forbes’ 2013 List Of America’s Most Influential Athletes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2013/05/06/americas-most-influential-athletes-2/   I love that Tim Tebow is today’s most influential athlete. In a sometimes dark world he is light. In the world of sports he is constant positive energy.  

7 May
2013

5 Ways to Master the Art of Doing without Doing

http://www.dailycupofyoga.com/2013/05/07/5-ways-to-master-the-art-of-doing-without-doing/ 5 Ways to Master the Art of Doing without Doing Take action in a way that feels easy. You get to decide what to prioritize and what comes first on your to-do list. When you look at what you’ve decided to get done, what feels like the easiest, least stressful thing? Do what lights […]

7 May
2013

A master in the art of living makes….

“A master in the art of living makes no sharp distinction between his work & his play, his labor & his leisure, his mind & his body, his education & his recreation.” ~ L.P. Jacks

7 May
2013

The Five Tibetan Rites

The Five Tibetan Rites Yoga Sequence Believed to be over 2,500 years old, Tibetan Rites yoga is a great way to start the day. Often times we find ourselves rushing in the morning. Hitting the snooze button 3 or 4 times and then trying to make up time by rushing to get dressed, brush our […]

6 May
2013

Earthing in Thailand

Earthing in Thailand While Brian & I were in Thailand, we did a “10 day challenge” where we did not wear shirts, socks, or shoes/sandals.  Barefoot and shirtless and it was liberating!  Living barefoot is known as earthing and there are numerous physical and mental health benefits. When it was time to leave Thailand, we […]

6 May
2013

Living Green in Small Places

Living green in small places seems to be a way of the future. “It is no longer a trend followed only by the tree huggers and the hippies – it is a fully fledged movement with C.E.O.’s and world leaders singing its anthems. Living an environmentally friendly, eco-conscious lifestyle is not just good for the planet; […]

6 May
2013

Tech vs. Finance: “Can You Say “Bubble”?

http://baselinescenario.com/2013/04/30/can-you-say-bubble/

6 May
2013

Enstitute- An alternative to college for digital elite?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/business/enstitute-an-alternative-to-college-for-a-digital-elite.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all    

6 May
2013

5/6/2013 Quote:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes a sense of our past, brings peace for today, […]

5 May
2013

Following his Passion

Video on 26 year old Founder 26 year old Jeremy Levine founded StarStreet a Cambridge startup that combines sports with the stock market. As someone who loves both, this company excites me. As someone who loves to see people “making the leap” and creating in the marketplace, this excites me even more. How many people […]

4 May
2013

The Hunt for Steve Cohen

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/06/steve-cohen-insider-trading-case Not so conscious but nonetheless a very detailed account of insider trading and greed.

4 May
2013

Recommended Books

Brian & I sometimes refer to books as “victims.” Each time we read a book in Asia, a “victim” was crushed & we were more knowledgable. Much of my contribution to this blog will be on the “victims” that have shaped my life. Being a diligent reader, I keep a “victims crushed” list but my […]

3 May
2013

My Time at Lehman

http://nickchirls.com/my-time-at-lehman Interesting Quotes: “What I discovered, quite starkly, is that the part of Wall Street that I worked in was simply transferring wealth from the less sophisticated investors, often teachers’ pension funds and factory workers’ retirement accounts, to the more sophisticated investors that call themselves proprietary trading desks and hedge funds. Of course, the traders […]

3 May
2013

5/2/2013 Quote:

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny

2 May
2013

Meditation

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9302/why-i-love-when-my-patients-meditate-an-md-explains.html   “Meditation is, in fact, about creating time and space for your body and mind to work in synchrony. Often that’s achieved by focusing as much as possible on the breath or perhaps on a mantra, a repeated neutral phrase or an affirmation. It’s called apractice for a reason. And the more we practice, the […]

2 May
2013

Interpreting Statistical Evidence

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/05/interpreting-statistical-evidence.html 1)  In evaluating any study try to take into account the amount of background noise.  That is, remember that the more hypotheses which are tested and the less selection which goes into choosing hypotheses the more likely it is that you are looking at noise. 2) Bigger samples are better.  (But note that even […]

2 May
2013

Biological Age

“Have you ever noticed that those who exercise regularly look younger than those who don’t? Although we have no control over our chronological age, our biological age is within our control. Biological age refers to the time that has passed since body cells last regenerated. When exercised, the body must regenerate its cells more rapidly […]

2 May
2013

JR: If you are happy, not much else matters in life

“Being happy, that’s the main thing I’m trying to help with. If you’re happy, not much else matters in life, at least in my experience. There’s various ways to be happy, of course. I’m trying to tell people the things that I have learned. I’m trying to teach them to be curious, independent. It’s very […]

1 May
2013

Siddhartha

“Wisdom which a wise man tries to pass on to someone always sounds like foolishness…Knowledge can be conveyed, but not wisdom. It can be found, it can be lived, it is possible to be carried by it, miracles can be performed with it, but it cannot be expressed in words and taught.” One of the […]

1 May
2013

Hummus Is Conquering America

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323798104578453174022015956.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read Sabra and others are tackling the growing demand for hummus.

1 May
2013

Driverless Cars:

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21576384-cars-have-already-changed-way-we-live-they-are-likely-do-so-again-clean-safe-and-it Cars have already changed the way we live. They are likely to do so again

1 May
2013

Tim Romano Jiao Tong Lecture on Creativity and Positive Energy in Business

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9ieD8bzOg&feature=youtu.be Awesome video on positive energy in the business world and at home.

1 May
2013

The Genius Disguise Behind the Federer Serve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wFm98S5IAFU

1 May
2013

The Value of a Community College:

Technical degree holders from [a] state’s community colleges often earn more their first year out than those who studied the same field at a four-year university. Take graduates in health professions from Dyersburg State Community College. They not only finish two years earlier than their counterparts at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, but they […]

1 May
2013

5/1: Hindsight and Great Truths by Brian Johnson

“If we were able to live at the level of the soul all the time, there would be no need for hindsight to appreciate the great truths of life.” ~ Deepak Chopra from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire You ever notice how when you look back on your life you can see the innate wisdom and flow […]