February 8, 2017

When You Are Taking Time off, Do Not Play Video Games or Watch Movies

Even the most conscientious and productive person requires time off. Whenever you feel that you have earned a break and are relaxing with a video game or watching a movie from your favourite genre is something you will not regret, don't do those.

January 14, 2017

A Logical Philosophical Reason Why You Can Let Go of Your Regrets and Past Mistakes (Without Cognitive Dissonance)

Print shows Maud Muller, John Greenleaf Whittier's heroine in the poem of the same name, leaning on her hay rake, gazing into the distance. Behind her, an ox cart, and in the distance, the village.
fig. Regret (Gast, 1868)

Why Does Regret Feel Bad?

The burden of regret and the powerlessness to go back and do something different is a heavy load to bear. Our free will means choices, and the inevitability of choices, in turn, means that some of our decisions will be evaluated to good and some to bad in the future.

The (seemingly) bad decisions lead to regret (Roese, 2005). That is okay, but why does regret cut deep in the heart? Because regret implies personal action (or inaction) (Connolly & Zeelenberg, 2002).

December 27, 2016

Internal Distractions are a Problem in Successful Pomodoro Technique®

Pomodoro Technique® [1] is a technique that provides an external structure to a person's time (which is essential for success [2]) and recommends that the person works for a stretch of 25 minutes and then takes a break of 5 minutes. One such block of uninterrupted 25 minutes work is a Pomodoro. And every four consecutive Pomodoro earns the right to a longer break.


November 21, 2016

Quora Question-Answer: "I have gave up on changing my ever demanding and controlling wife. I still live with her thinking I owe her because we married. Am I doing right?"

No.

Do not buy the societal indoctrination that a husband must always stay with the woman he married.

She has to earn her position to be your wife. How does she do that? By knowing her place much lower to you, following your orders (in and out of bedroom), keeping herself fit and groomed for you, searching for ways to please you, to make you happy.

October 16, 2016

Get Rich Fast by Selling Your Sleep to Work More, Or Not?

Selling your sleep to work more or thinking about it? You have ambitions and skills with which you earn your livelihood. Now, you may be working in any profession or business and you solve somebody's problems good enough that they are willing to pay you. Great news!


August 11, 2016

Universities are Accomplice in Spreading Hate Against Men - How are Masculine Pronouns a Mistake?

Explaining students that attributing others' work is the right thing to do, and then teaching the rules seems an innocent thing to do, right?

However, in an academic task like this too, the Feminine Imperative is successful in painting men in a bad light, under the fallacy of equalism. Consider and example of the usage of the term [sic]:
[m]erely teaching men [sic] to read and write does not work miracles: If there are not enough jobs for men [sic] able to work, teaching more men [sic] to read and write will not create them. (Harvard (author-date) referencing guide, 2007)

June 16, 2016

I Learnt That Copywriting is About Increasing Pleasure and Reducing Pain

Image by SimonDoggett / Flickr / CC-BY
From The Definitive Guide to Copywriting, I learnt that copywriting - using your words to attract and sell - is nothing but increasing pleasure and reducing pain.

Once you understand it, you realize how it is used in advertising.

Consider the buy one, get one free offer of Domino's Pizza (India) sent by SMS text on mobile:

"Double the Indulgence for ur tastebuds with Dominos. Buy One Pizza & Get One Free. Order Online/Mobile @dominos.co.in Cpn: CRM1328AADE6 Vld:29May.T&C"