Want to improve your luck?

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson 1746 – 1826 I’ve always believed that luck was totally random, not something you could control. But it seems I was wrong. Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire has devoted a lot of time and effort to studying luck and sheds some light on how to improve your luck. As part of his studies, he placed ads in newspapers in the major cities of England asking people who considered themselves consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. …
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Are you in too much of a hurry?

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus d. 278 B.C. One of the most common complaints I hear is lack of time; most people I know feel constantly stressed over too much to do in too little time. But have you ever thought about how always being in a hurry can dramatically affect your life? Let me tell you about a famous study conducted in 1973 by Professor John Darley and doctoral student Daniel Batson at Princeton University. To carry out the study, the researchers recruited a group of seminary students. Seminary students were chosen because the …
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Do you follow the rules?

Without an acquaintance with the rules of propriety, it is impossible for the character to be established. Confucius 551 – 479 B.C. You might remember Calvin and Hobbes, a wonderful comic strip from a few years back. Calvin was a young boy with a real streak of the devil in him. Hobbes was a stuffed tiger — except to Calvin. When they were alone, Hobbes came alive and was a real playmate; he and Calvin were best buddies. In one strip, Calvin and Hobbes were playing a game of Calvinball. Hobbes said that Calvin had run into an invisible sector. …
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