Mind Reading: How to Use Quirks of the Mind to Change Behavior

first_imgTIME Healthland: How can we motivate ourselves to do what we really want to do? By better understanding the brain’s unconscious tendencies and tactics, argues journalist Wray Herbert — or, in other words, tricking ourselves into doing it.In his new book, On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Brain’s Hard-Wired Habits, Herbert, who has been writing about psychology for more than three decades, offers insight into how to use the quirks of the mind to change behavior.Read the whole story: TIME Healthland More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

FEU Tams keeps UST winless in UAAP caging

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ FEU Tams keeps UST winless in UAAP caging ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Far Eastern University Tamaraws turned on the heat in the fourth quarter to score 78-65 against University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball yesterday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Holding on to a slim 49-48 lead, Tamaraws opened the final quarter with a 14-0 scoring run on back-to-back triples by Arvin Tolentino and fast break hits by Axel Inigo to build a 63-48 lead. Despite consecutive points from Tigers, Tamaraws countered with another rally from Wendelino Comboy, Richard Escoto and RJ Ramirez to build its largest lead in the game 69-53.Tolentino led the way with 15 points, with 11 markers coming in the second half, for FEU, which moved up to solo third place with a 2-2 win-loss record.Ron Dennison also had 15 markers while rookie Jasper Parker and Kenneth Tuffin contributed 8 markers apiece for Tamaraws.“It’s hard to get wins in the UAAP. We have to grind it out,” said Tamaraws head coach Rodericko Racela. “Good thing Arvin and the other guys stepped up in the second half.”Tigers had a strong start 22-12 on 7 straight points by Carlos Escalambre but Tamaraws carved its way back in the game in the third frame behind Dennison and Comboy to surge 49-48.Jeepy Faundo finished with double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds while Jordan Sta. Ana added 11 markers for UST, which remained in last place (0-4)./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

No. 17 UWF Finishes Regular Season at Palisades Classic

first_img Ryan Black (Photo by Ron Besser) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the final regular season tournament of 2009, the No. 17 West Florida men’s golf team tied for sixth place at the Palisades Collegiate Classic hosted by Charlotte on Tuesday.  Sophomore Kyle Scott (Edenvale, South Africa/Edenglen HS) led the way, finishing seven under par and tied for fourth place overall.Scott was seven under after the first day, and he finished the third and final round at even part to finish at 209 (68-69-72).  Freshman Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) posted the top final round with a 71 to finish tied for 10th (74-67-71=212).Freshman Rafael Rodriguez Larreta (Montevideo, Uruguay/Pocitos Day School) tied for 53rd (72-76-79=227) and freshman Carlos Rodriguez (Cali, Colombia/Austin Peay/Pendleton School) tied for 67th (75-78-78=231).  Sophomore Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) had his best round on Tuesday, carding a 75 to finish tied for 70th (80-77-75=232).Virginia Commonwealth held on to take the team title, shooting 836 (282-270-284) to defeat Louisville by seven strokes (290-267-286=843).  Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle claimed medalist honors at 16 under par (69-65-66=200).The Argonauts will head to the Gulf South Conference Championships next week on April 20-21, looking for their 10th GSC title and fourth in a row.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#FINAL RESULTS1 VCU                           282 270 284 836 -282 Louisville, U. of             290 267 286 843 -213 Marquette University          283 284 291 858 -64 Old Dominion Univ.            294 278 296 868 +45 Belmont Abbey Coll.           292 285 296 873 +9T6 West Florida, U. of          289 289 296 874 +10T6 Francis Marion U.            293 291 290 874 +10T8 Charlotte                    296 291 290 877 +13T8 Longwood University          296 295 286 877 +1310 Richmond, Univ. of           301 286 299 886 +2211 Kennesaw St. Univ.           298 292 298 888 +2412 Davidson College             296 296 301 893 +2913 Winthrop University          307 296 292 895 +3114 Nebraska, U. of              298 301 298 897 +3315 Elon University              298 306 295 899 +35T4 Kyle Scott                   68 69 72 209 -7T10 Ryan Black                  74 67 71 212 -4T53 Rafael Rodriguez Larreta    72 76 79 227 +11T67 Carlos Rodriguez            75 78 78 231 +15T70 Otto Bonning                80 77 75 232 +16Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img No. 17 UWF Finishes Regular Season at Palisades Classiclast_img read more

Pļaviņš / Točs in “Saulkrasti cocktail” beats the fiercest competitors Samoilovs…

first_imgIn the final, the first issue of the competition, Mārtiņš Pļaviņš / Edgars Točs, defeated the fiercest competitors Aleksandrs Samoilovs / Jānis Šmēdiņš 2-0 (21:17, 21:17).Pļaviņš / Šmēdiņš defended the victory in the first set in a fierce battle, as the opponents almost destroyed the four-point advantage. In the second set, the first duo of the tournament was in the lead with 12: 9 and did not allow the opponents to take the lead. Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš played two match balls at the end, but later admitted the superiority of the opponents.It is significant that both pairs also met in the final of “Saulkrasti cocktail” last year, when Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš won.After the victory over Samoilov / Šmēdiņš, in a conversation with journalists, Pļaviņš revealed that both made a few mistakes with Toča, so they managed a fairly stable performance.In the bronze game, the third number of the competition, Mikhail Samoilov / Alexander Solovei, defeated Estonians Timo Lehmus / Dmitry Korotkov 2-1 (18:21, 21:19, 15: 9), who were awarded the 13th number.Previously, in the semi-finals Pļaviņš / Točs defeated Estonians Lehmus / Korotkov 2-0 (21: 9, 21:16) in less than half an hour. Meanwhile, Samoilov / Šmēdiņš defeated M.Samoilov / Solovej 2-1 (19:21, 21:15, 15:10) in the semi-finals.On Saturday in Saulkrasti, the competition took place only in the men’s competition.In the previous stage, the victory was celebrated in Jūrmala by Samoilovs / Šmēdiņš, who defeated their opponents of the day in the final. Tīna Graudiņa / Anastasija Kravčenoka was the best in the ladies’ competition.The continuation of the season includes stages in Daugavpils (August 8-9) and Cēsis, where the final is scheduled for August 14-16.Others are currently reading Latvian secrets: who was Kuznetsov, whose name now adorns the public transport stop? VIDEO: a public bus travels to the courtyard lawn in Pļavnieki Little Emil has visited all Latvian firefighterslast_img read more

The worst Cristiano Ronaldo since 2010-11

first_img His next test in La Liga will be against rivals Atletico, at the Vicente Calderon next weekend. Sport EN Cristiano Ronaldo did not score for Real Madrid in the 0-0 draw with Malaga and the Portuguese hasn’t found the net in four of the five La Liga games this season. He still has five goals, but all of them came in a 6-0 win over a limp Espanyol side at the Cornella El Prat.  Against Malaga he tried to score time and time again, but could not. His discontent at being unable to beat Kameni was tangible. He tried to score an incredible 14 times, without success.  27/09/2015center_img CEST Upd. at 14:17 Against Sporting, Granada, Athletic and Malaga he has been incapable of finding the net. His run reminds us of the 2010-11 season where he had his worst goalscoring start as a player of Madrid, scoring three times in six weeks of La Liga. last_img read more

Hollywood North Ninja coming to Nelson

first_imgStunt performer Carl Fortin, with moves that defy gravity, is bringing his unique skill set of martial arts, parkour and acrobatics to Nelson on August 24 for workshops at Kootenay Martial Arts’ new studio.Fortin starred in one of the world’s first viral parkour videos and has appeared as a stunt performer in more than 30 films and television shows, including Deadpool 2, The Descendants 2, Once Upon a Time, Hannibal, Arrow and Resident Evil.“As well as doing a lot of stunt work in the movie industry, Carl and his wife Serenarun a martial arts school in Squamish with an emphasis on ninja-type training and extensive advanced gymnastics moves,” said Master Dean Siminoff, owner of Kootenay Martial Arts. “They will be instructing the workshops, and our black belts will be assisting them throughout the day as well as learning new methods for our own curriculum.” “We emphasize confidence, leadership skills and dedication through the discipline of taekwondo, no matter what age you are, and Carl is such a good role model for where this training can take you,” Siminoff added. “He started his martial arts training in taekwondo when he was five years old and has achieved so much since then.”The workshops will be a mix of martial arts stunts, creative movement with acrobatics, martial arts trick kicks, parkour and breakdancing in a safe and controlled environment.“We are hosting the event all day to enable parents to drop off their children for the entire work day. All are welcome from age six and up to teen and adults. Anyone who wants to learn safe and thrilling ninja-type moves is welcome to attend. Let your inner Ninja out,” Siminoff says.Watch Fortin’s demo video to get an idea of his amazing abilities. To register, contact [email protected] Martial Arts (KMA) is the largest professional martial arts center in the Kootenays and now has a permanent home with one of the largest and best equipped facilities in BC. Owner Dean Siminoff is the only 6th Degree Black Belt in the Kootenays and one of only 144 in Canada. KMA is a member of the USCDKA and WTF and has more than 20 qualified instructors.last_img read more

Christian Eriksen strikes in stoppage time as Tottenham snatch late win

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN kept Tottenham title hopes alive with a stoppage-time winner.The jubilation of the draw in Barcelona which sealed qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League was disappearing in a damp squib of a performance against dogged Burnley.6 Christian Eriksen scores the dramatic late winner for SpursCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Eriksen arrives to fire Spurs to victory and shatter BurnleyCredit: Reuters6 The midfielder is mobbed by Spurs team-mates after the dramatic late winnerCredit: ReutersErik Lamela, Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli had all missed late chances to snatch a winner.But second-half substitute Eriksen came up with the good again to keep Spurs on the tails of Liverpool and Manchester City.Until the late winner, the only plus point for the home team looked like being a decent first start in the senior team for Oliver Skipp, 18, who played in defensive midfield as Mauricio Pochettino shuffled his team to make up for FOUR centre backs being out with injury.Lucas Moura and Lamela failed to convert decent opportunities in the first half , the latter when Joe Hart made a good smothering save.6 Danny Rose bites the dust under a Phil Bardsley challenge in a gritty match at WembleyCredit: PA:Press AssociationMost read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upHarry Kane had a good shout for a penalty turned down as Burnley frustrated the home team with their compact shape and commitment.Ashley Barnes thought he had given the visitors a shock lead just after the break, only for a combination of Toby Alderweireld and Kane to block his acrobatic effort.From then on, Spurs enjoyed most of the possession and territory yet found it hard to create clear-cut chances.Pochettino sent on Christian Eriksen with 25 minutes left but the chances were falling to others.Is this Danny Rose cross for Tottenham the worst of all time?6 Oliver Skipp made his full debut in the centre of the Tottenham midfieldCredit: AFP or licensors6 Robbie Brady attempts an overhead kick as Burnley searched for the breakthroughCredit: PA:Empics SportIn the 75th minute the ball came to Lamela just outside the six-yard box but Hart made a fine one-armed saved to keep out the low shot.Then Son dragged a shot wide from even close range with five minutes left.When Dele was unable to force in a Son cross at the far post, it seemed Burnley, who had Robbie Brady and Phil Bardsley booked for timewasting, would hold on for a point.But in the final minute, Dele and Kane combined to tee up Eriksen to complete a fine week for Tottenham.Watch all the Premier League action from Saturday 15th Decemberlast_img read more

One step closer to digital broadcasting

first_imgThe migration from analogue to digital signal was first agreed to at the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency for telecommunication. Global shift to digital As part of the scheme, the government plans to subsidise 70%, or around R400, of the expected R700 cost of a set-top box. The council comprises Mamokgethi Setati (chairperson), Ruddy Rashama (deputy chairperson), Nomvuyiso Batyi, Dingane Dube, Calvo Mawela, Karen Willenberg, Zubair Munshi, Sabelo Silinga, Richard Paulton, Cawekazi Mahlati, Llewellyn Jones, Julia Hope, Masodi Xaba, Hlukanisa Zitha and Rosey Sekese. In August 2008, then Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri announced that the government would introduce a scheme for ownership support to help households that could not afford to buy set-top boxes. Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda this week named the 15 members of the Digital Dzonga Advisory Council, which will advise on and oversee the broadcasting migration process. According to the Department of Communications, the 15 members were drawn from 51 nominations submitted by the public. The council to oversee South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting has been appointed. The country’s analogue signal will be switched off on 1 November 2011, after which South Africans will require either digital-compliant TV sets or converters for their existing sets in order to watch television. After 1 November 2011, the analogue signal will be switched off, and viewers will need a set-top box to convert the digital signal for their analogue television sets. However, digital-compliant television sets, which do not require set-top boxes, will also be available by then.center_img The current period of “dual-illumination”, in which television will be broadcast via both analogue and digital signals, runs until 1 November 2011. The members represent a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from regulatory, signal distribution, legal, broadcasting, labour, consumer groups and the government. Subsidies for poorer households 25 August 2010 The union took a decision that protection for analogue signals would cease in 2015. Member states were given timelines per region to comply with the decision. Africa forms part of region 1, together with Europe and the Middle East. Matsepe-Casaburri said the advantages of digital broadcasting far outweighed the estimated cost of such a subsidy. These include access to more channels, including focused educational channels, and direct access to new services, such as e-government services. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

MTN to up African music offering

first_img“With Africa’s mobile penetration now at approximately 50% of the 1-billion population, MTN sees a huge opportunity in music content being delivered on people’s mobile handsets via our www.mtnplay.com digital content portal.” Christian de Faria, MTN’s senior vice president for innovation, says there is a growing demand for digital content in Africa: “More and more people in Africa and in the developed world are going online for entertainment content,” he said in a statement earlier this month. “We are delighted to work with MTN Play to deliver this content to the rest of Africa.” CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – among others. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists, including Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and Busi Mhlongo. 23 June 2011 “Connect Africa is passionate about music from our continent,” said CCA managing director Antos Stella. “We have always strived to be ahead of the pack when it comes to representing African music, offering our artists and labels a bouquet of services from content to marketing, sponsorship and digital management. Vast catalogue of African music He explained that the African consumer, with an estimated spending power of US$1.4-trillion by 2020, has become highly aspirational with a taste for world-class goods and services over the last few years. Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Content Connect Africa (CCA), an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content, to offer a wider variety of African music to its customers across the continent. CCA’s vast catalogue includes recording labels such as AS Entertainment, Godfather (specialising in Nigerian content), Al Records (East and West Africa content) and Soulistic Music, which features top DJs like Black Coffee. Growing demand for digital content Through its deal with CCA, MTN will offer a wide selection of music content, which will be available either as full tracks or caller tunes. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Cartoon: A Thicker Skin

first_imgrob cottingham 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts So it’s happened again: a company comes under fire for some misdeed — perceived or actual — and gets a few critical comments on their Facebook Page. And their crisis communications strategy is to pour gasoline on that little flame by deleting those comments.The latest folks to do this are the people at ChapStick, who ran a print ad that offended a few folks. Those critics posted their complaints on ChapStick’s Facebook page (most of them quite civil). ChapStick’s page administrators then deleted the comments; this case adds an ironic new wrinkle because of the ad copy pointing people to their Facebook presence, which reads “Be heard.”After enduring a torrent of criticism for deleting the criticism, ChapStick posted an apology for the ad and a sort-of explanation for deleting the comments, saying they follow Facebook guidelines and “remove posts that use foul language, have repetitive messaging, those that are considered spam-like (multiple posts from a person within a short period of time) and are menacing to fans and employees.” Which, with most of the comments, wasn’t the case.It seems to bear repeating: brands, learn to take some criticism on your social web presences. Why? Because…Accusations of suppressing those comments are often more damaging than the original criticisms themselves.The presence of critical comments gives the conversation happening on your Facebook Page, blog or other presence a sense of authenticity. That means the positive user comments carry more weight than they would if your site had nothing but obsequious flattery.A critical comment can be an opportunity for engagement on your part. It’s your chance to answer a criticism, resolve a complaint, correct some misinformation. And you may be catching a little issue before it becomes a much bigger one.A critical comment can be an spur to participation and conversation by your community. Let’s face it; for most brands and organizations, excess participation usually isn’t the problem with their Facebook pages.So maybe it’s time to learn to love the negative. A thicker skin not only saves you from the sting of a little criticism; it can let you realize from genuine benefit… and keep you from becoming the latest high-profile case study in why comment deletion can backfire.See more of Rob’s Noise to Signal cartoons herecenter_img Tags:#Cartoons#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more