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Why when we try to motivate people we don’t

Dan Pink makes a case for why extrinsic motivators don’t really work.  In an 18-minute video Pink, a “career strategist”, explains the social science behind why contingent motivators – if you do that, then you get this – only work for small band of problems and...

A little gut has become okay, so sez NYT

Looks like fat is the new thin for guys.  The chiseled abs look is passé.   Blame it on the economy or having a super-president that stays thin, works out, shoots hoops and deals with world problems, making  it too hard for the rest of us to keep up. Good news for me...

What not to say during an argument

Image by manfred-hartmann via Flickr Relationships are never easy, right?  Every say things you regret during an argument? I’m a master of this kind of regret. When I saw this list on Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project site and couldn’t resist...

Advice from Film Makers Usable Anywhere

Image via Wikipedia Independent directors give advice to new film makers.   Since making a film is a mixture of creative and technique, it’s pretty much like any other endeavor.  This short video clip has a little advice for everyone. Sam Raimi “Spiderman,...
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