Asia has become the manufacturing centre of the global economy. This is a relatively new development. Getting the goods to market is key and Chinese ports play a hugely important role in doing so.
What is the key to success? In many areas of decision making the answer is consistency. You need a plan and you need to implement it consistently. Do you have the emotional consistency to do so?
It’s tempting to think that if you could predict the market you will make money. But you can’t, and its a fool’s pursuit to try. Many will tell you they can help. Instead, focus on what you can do.
Sometimes you can get stuck. But here are some things you can do today to get going.
It’s hard to lose weight and can be even harder to keep it off. Here’s why.
Years ago I learned some simple lessons from seeing how an old friend who had spent a lifetime working on Wall Street lived his life. They worked for him and have stood the test of time.
Some of life’s biggest decisions are small, some are life changing. Which decisions matter most? And which do we often regret the most? Here’s what the research tells us.
If you have sleep apnoea, you may stop breathing while asleep. Chances are you don’t realise your life is at risk.
Even when we see things we often reach to touch them. Is it because touch gives us certainty?
The idea that we can become addicted to technology is commonplace. It’s mostly wrong.
Why do you value your possessions so much? Too much, perhaps?
Do emotions like fear drive physical responses? Or is it the other way round?
Drink enough water to stay adequately hydrated. That sounds simple.
There is a complicated relationship between your genes and who you are.
There is a formula for success. But will you like it?
It is often assumed that people make behave rationally when it comes to their money. The truth is that this is seldom the case and that our decisions are driven by many biases, particularly when it comes to money.
Some excuses for you to avoid trying mindfulness.
Infant formula is widely used. But do you know what’s in it? And how much sugar is there in infant formula?
You are an emotional but rational person. The best of both worlds. Really?
We’ve changed from looking to external powers to help us to looking within ourselves for strength. This is not easy.
Cognitive distortions are biases in our thinking that can impact negatively on our lives.
Electric light is a wonderful invention but we don’t use it wisely. Light pollution is a serious issue and not just in cities.
People often blame video games for problems in society. Don’t believe all you hear.
The increasing impact of humans means our consumption far exceeds the Earth’s ability to regenerate.
Be positive. But don’t let it cloud your thinking.
Never give up. Never give in. Except when it’s the right thing to do.
The UK’s sugary drinks tax is working. Now extend it to other sugary snacks.
There are many benefits to using a mindful approach to making decision
We live close together but we’re further apart than ever.
Relax your muscles to calm your mind.
Meditation is a tool to build a mindful approach to life. There’s no mystery involved.
When faced with a decision, focus on what you can control.
At its simplest, mindfulness is awareness. The opposite of mindlessness.
Use your body as a means to access your mind.
It’s not just the air outside. Indoor air pollution is a major health issue.
It’s often thought that stoicism requires you to suppress emotions. So why would it help you through a period of grief?
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