Journey in Life: 02/16/18

Friday, February 16, 2018

"Lying will get you a wife, but it won't keep her" nghĩa là gì?

'Lying will get you a wife, but it won't keep her'
~ ngạn ngữ Cameroon

-> lừa tình có thể chiếm một cô gái, nhưng nó sẽ không giúp bạn giữ được cô ấy...

hãy buông tay em ra... Photo courtesy Mike Tungate.

Ngày "Xanh, Sạch, Đẹp vì cộng đồng chúng ta"

học kinh nghiệm từ tổng thống Paul Kagame của Rwanda khi biến Kigali trở thành 1 trong những thành phố sạch nhất thế giới thông qua hoạt động tập thể/xã hội,

chọn một ngày chủ nhật mỗi tháng, cả làng/xã (cộng đồng) đi dọn rác/vệ sinh để có ý thức bảo vệ môi trường chung hơn
Dear Dan,

In my country, people don’t feel any shared ownership of public spaces. They drop litter outdoors or in the staircases of buildings, write on the walls and inside elevators, and destroy trees in public parks and gardens. I feel like it’s a cultural phenomenon. Is there any way to get people to behave more respectfully?


As long as even a few people litter, we see trash around us, and we get the idea that it is socially acceptable to keep on behaving that way. With such a negative social norm, it’s very hard to change our own or others’ behavior.

With this in mind, I would recommend trying to get everyone to stop littering at the same time through some form of collective action. One example of such an approach comes from Rwanda, where President Paul Kagame has been credited with making Kigali one of the cleanest cities in the world through social action. Mr. Kagame created monthly collective cleanup days, when all citizens were asked to help make public spaces cleaner. He also elevated cleaning streets to an act under Rwanda’s traditional concept of umuganda, which roughly means: “coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome.” And it worked.

Borrowing from Mr. Kagame’s example, perhaps you could get your neighbors to pick one Sunday when you all work together to clear the mess. This will make it clear to everyone how much of a mess there is and give you a clean starting point. Next, you could ask everyone to agree to keep the new norm and maybe try to link the cleanliness of public environments to their own sense of pride—a bit like making their own umuganda project.

Xe số sàn hay tự động - lựa chọn nào cho người Việt

nên số sàn, để cái tay phải bận bịu, không lại thành "vừa điện thoại vừa lái xe", có thể tử vong và cướp đi sinh mạng người khác...
Dear Dan,

I live in a city with mediocre public transportation, so I’m thinking of buying a car to help me get around. Should I buy a car with a stick shift or an automatic transmission?


If you’re mostly driving in the city, then get a stick shift. This might sound odd, because urban driving with a stick shift means that your hands will be occupied much of the time with shifting the gears as you slow down, stop and accelerate. But that’s the point.

There are benefits to keeping your hands busy. In automatic cars, many drivers start texting at red lights, and when the light changes to green, they carry on texting and driving. In a manual car, you have to shift to start the car after a red light, so your hands aren’t free to text. This will certainly make driving in stop-and-go traffic more annoying, but it might also save your life and the lives of others.

Lưu ý khi đặt tên đề tài nghiên cứu

ngắn thôi, sẽ được đăng ở những tạp chí uy tín hơn, trích dẫn nhiều hơn...

We document strong and robust negative correlations between the length of the title of an economics article and different measures of scientific quality. Analyzing all articles published between 1970 and 2011 and referenced in EconLit, we find that articles with shorter titles tend to be published in better journals, to be more cited and to be more innovative. These correlations hold controlling for unobserved time-invariant and observed time-varying characteristics of teams of authors.

Màn thuyết trình trước shark đầy thuyết phục

ngâm mình trong nước lạnh để trình bày về dự án khởi nghiệp...

Polar Bear Pitching allows start-up firms to put forward their projects to investors for as long as they can stand in the freezing temperatures.

The final of the Dragon’s Den-style competition will see a dozen companies put their plans under the noses of investors.

The winner of the two-day contest — which takes place in frozen sea near Oulu on February 6 and 7 — will receive €10,000.

Start-ups who have secured funding say standing in such cold water helps convince investors they are serious.

Đừng mang điện thoại vào nhà vệ sinh

nếu không muốn chết sớm,

teen chơi game khi đi... ị lâu quá, đến nỗi trực tràng thòi cả ra ngoài lỗ .ít tới 16cm, phải đi bệnh viện cấp cứu
The young man, whose name has not been revealed, told doctors he had been using his mobile while on the toilet for over half an hour while trying to poo. When they went to check him out, they found a massive lump measuring 16cm long sticking out of his anus.

The man underwent gastro-intestinal surgery at The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Zhongshan, southeast China, last Sunday, to successfully remove it. Dr Su Dan told local media the man was diagnosed with rectal prolapse (sa, trệ), which occurs when the last part of the intestines (ruột) loses its attachment within the body and becomes visible outside the body...