How is it that successful business men, bankers, and other financial leaders caused the financial crises. Is it a personality disorder? Or is it hubris? A new term not familiar to me. Look at this short talk by Lord Owen about personality, personality disorder and hubris. This interview stems from a meeting to mark the publication of a report. The report “Did Anyone Learn Anything From Equitable Life?”, was presented at King’s College on 7 September 2012. Lord David Owen said that it is essential more research is carried out into hubris in Chief Executives and this is now being assessed by the Daedalus Trust.
Hubris may be developed after a person encounters a period of success. Corporate executives and traders overcome by hubris may become a liability for their firms. A manager might start making business decisions without fully thinking through the consequences, or a trader may begin taking on excessive risk. In many cases, people overcome by hubris will bring about their own downfall.
Thanks The Psychiatrist blog, author: Dr Michelle Tempest, psychiatrist and editor of The Future of the NHS.
Public LinkedIn resumes are less deceptive about the most relevant information for employers. Prior work experience and responsibilities are less deceptive information on public LinkedIn resumes compared to traditional resumes. On the other hand information about interests and hobbies were more deceptive. LinkedIn resumes tend to be more positive about interests and hobbies.
From the publication in Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
Participants creating public Linkedin profiles lied less about verifiable information, specifically responsibilities, and maximized their resume’s attractiveness with minimal consequences by lying more about unverifiable information, specifically interests. Participants creating traditional resumes lied more about verifiable information that was central to the job, presumably because there is less threat of being caught. Traditional resume creators accomplished self-presentational goals via deceptions about verifiable information, and lied less about unverifiable information.
Why is this important?
The results imply that the Internet is not rife with deception. The findings are in line with the rule that most people lie a little each day, only a few people lie a lot. Offline or online. In this study 90% lied at least once, consistent with the rule that most people lie a little. The lies used were strategically different, adapted on whether information could be verified or not.
Guillory, J., & Hancock, J. (2012). The Effect of Linkedin on Deception in Resumes Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15 (3), 135-140 DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2011.0389
Cureus is an online, free, peer reviewed, open access medical journal based in Palo Alto, California. It’s intention is to promote medical research by offering tools that better serve and highlight the people who create it, resulting in better research, faster publication and easier access for everyone. Moreover, Cureus offers physicians an opportunity to publish papers online for a mass audience while retaining copyrights, unlike traditional journals.
In this video the 6 easy steps for publishing in Cureus are explained.
We make it easier and faster to publish your work – it’s always free and you retain the copyright. What’s more, the Curēus platform is designed to provide a place for physicians to build their digital CV anchored with their posters and papers.
Most medical journals are locked behind paywalls online; the Internet’s largest free database of medical journal articles, PubMed Central, has large content gaps. A somewhat similar project at Cornell University to offer free access to physics, mathematics, and computer science papers, arXiv, has become an academic staple in recent years. Earlier in 2012, Harvard University openly criticized the high cost of medical journals.
Suits renewed, skills improved, were will it end?
Phoenix-Fly – The Need 4 Speed – Mountain Trails, 2012 has been an incredible year for the evolution of human flight. New suit technology and a dedication to improving skill levels mean we can now fly further, faster and more accurately than ever before. Team Need 4 Speed have worked hard this year to fly new, beautiful lines. We’ve focused on amazing terrain for backdrops, with tight proximity led formations.
Don’t try this at home
A recent article in Scientific American writes about some simple rules to use when traveling across time zones, in order to prevent jet lag as much as possible.
Bright light exposure is the most powerful way to cause a phase shift — an advance or delay in circadian rhythms. Light in the early morning makes you wake up earlier (“phase advance”); light around bed time makes you wake up later (“phase delay”).
Al other obscure solutions are obsolete. They even have a link to a website. Filling in your flight details will deliver an advice to be emailed or printed: Jet Lag Rooster
When we get a lot of money, we’re happy but we get easily and very quickly adapted to this new wealth. Spending money on other people, giving them some small gifts improves your mood. Spending it on yourself keeps you in the same mood, it doesn’t make you feel more happy. Spending something on others increases your happiness. If you do want to spend money on yourself go for experiences instead of material things.
More advice? Watch the video.
May your coming year be as bright as this picture, or as the next one.
1. Eat a variety of foods
For good health, we need more than 40 different nutrients, and no single food can supply them all. It is not about a single meal, it is about a balanced food choice over time that will make a difference!
- A high-fat lunch could be followed by a low-fat dinner.
- After a large meat portion at dinner, perhaps fish should be the next day’s choice?
2. Base your diet on plenty of foods rich in carbohydrates
About half the calories in our diet should come from foods rich in carbohydrates, such as cereals, rice, pasta, potatoes, and bread. It is a good idea to include at least one of these at every meal. Wholegrain foods, like wholegrain bread, pasta, and cereals, will increase our fibre intake.
3. Replace saturated with unsaturated fat
Fats are important for good health and proper functioning of the body. However, too much of it can negatively affect our weight and cardiovascular health. Different kinds of fats have different health effects, and some of these tips could help us keep the balance right:
- We should limit the consumption of total and saturated fats (often coming from foods of animal origin), and completely avoid trans fats; reading the labels helps to identify the sources.
- Eating fish 2-3 times a week, with at least one serving of oily fish, will contribute to our right intake of unsaturated fats.
- When cooking, we should boil, steam or bake, rather than frying, remove the fatty part of meat, use vegetable oils.
4. Enjoy plenty of fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are among the most important foods for giving us enough vitamins, minerals and fibre. We should try to eat at least 5 servings a day. For example, a glass of fresh fruit juice at breakfast, perhaps an apple and a piece of watermelon as snacks, and a good portion of different vegetables at each meal.
5. Reduce salt and sugar intake
A high salt intake can result in high blood pressure, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are different ways to reduce salt in the diet:
- When shopping, we could choose products with lower sodium content.
- When cooking, salt can be substituted with spices, increasing the variety of flavours and tastes.
- When eating, it helps not to have salt at the table, or at least not to add salt before tasting.
Sugar provides sweetness and an attractive taste, but sugary foods and drinks are rich in energy, and are best enjoyed in moderation, as an occasional treat. We could use fruits instead, even to sweeten our foods and drinks. If you have a problem with puffy eyes, Dr. Bill Andrews from Siorai recommends an eye cream with grape seed extract, which is anti-inflammatory.
6. Eat regularly, control the portion size
Eating a variety of foods, regularly, and in the right amounts is the best formula for a healthy diet.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can lead to out-of-control hunger, often resulting in helpless overeating. Snacking between meals can help control hunger, but snacking should not replace proper meals. For snacks, we could choose yoghurt, a handful of fresh or dried fruits or vegetables (like carrot sticks), unsalted nuts, or perhaps some bread with cheese.
Paying attention to portion size will help us not to consume too much calories, and will allow us to eat all the foods we enjoy, without having to eliminate any.
- Cooking the right amount makes it easier to not overeat.
- Some reasonable serving sizes are: 100 g of meat; one medium piece of fruit; half a cup of raw pasta.
- Using smaller plates helps with smaller servings.
- Packaged foods, with calorie values on the pack, could aid portion control.
- If eating out, we could share a portion with a friend.
7. Drink plenty of fluids
Adults need to drink at least 1.5 litres of fluid a day! Or more if it’s very hot or they are physically active. Water is the best source, of course, and we can use tap or mineral water, sparkling or non-sparkling, plain or flavoured. Fruit juices, tea, soft drinks, milk and other drinks, can all be okay – from time to time.
8. Maintain a healthy body weight
The right weight for each us depends on factors like our gender, height, age, and genes. Being affected by obesity and overweight increases the risks of a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer.
Excess body fat comes from eating more than we need. The extra calories can come from any caloric nutrient – protein, fat, carbohydrate, or alcohol, but fat is the most concentrated source of energy. Physical activity helps us spend the energy, and makes us feel good. The message is reasonably simple: if we are gaining weight, we need to eat less and be more active!