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Article: A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you a happier person

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them. Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA n...http://flip.it/RxkncSent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

"Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from
afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it's all around you.
We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and think about it, to pursue is to chase something without a guarantee of ever catching it..."https://hbr.org/2015/08/happiness-isnt-the-absence-of-negative-feelings

New Payment Banks

New Payment Bank Licenses are Finally Here. Here's What They Can Do. http://capitalmind.in/2015/08/new-payment-bank-licenses-are-finally-here-heres-what-they-can-do/

Habits of people who always get promoted

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Habits of people who always get promoted" http://prsm.tc/vPS7Oi

Things you can learn in 10 minutes

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Things you can learn in 10 minutes" http://prsm.tc/20phs6

L&T (Fidelity) Equity Fund

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I had made my first equity investment in the NFO of Fidelity, way back in 2005. I was looking into the financial products available for small investors and was thinking of exploring equity markets. Fidelity had then introduced its maiden equity fund in India, named Fidelity Equity Fund. I had heard about Fidelity, did some research on its background and based on that decided to make a small investment in this fund. Luckily, some Investment Agent had called me for selling some other fund at that time (probably one of ABN Amro funds). Instead of investing in his recommendations, I asked him to invest in Fidelity Equity Fund. I remember he tried to discourage me from doing so (he was linked to ABN Amro Bank) but I persisted. So, thats how I made my first equity investment!
Years passed on and I am still invested in the fund. Only change is that it is now known as L&T Equity Fund (sadly, Fidelity withdrew from Indian mutual funds in 2012 or 2013).

It has been a topsy-turvy ride in FE…

Link Fest - 23-May-2015

Some of the things I have been reading this week:
10 Things I Would Tell My 22-Year-Old Self [LinkedIn Pulse]Six SWOT Analysis Tools and Applications [Designorate]The Indian 'App-onomy' [Medium]Send A Link To Your Deskmate Via Sound, With A New Google Extension [FastCompany]What Happens Behind the Scenes When You Buy Things with Your Phone [Gizmodo]Report: software error responsible for crashing the Airbus A400M [Heise]The only technique to learn something new [BoingBoing] Walk Like a Happy Person, Be a Happier Person [NYMag]

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Link Fest - 26-Apr-2015

Here are some of the articles I came across this week:

This Presentation Trick Makes You Sound Brilliant Most presentations are boring, some are tolerable, a very few are memorable. The memorable ones all share a single essential characteristic--they tell a story. But what does that really mean? Everything you need to know to protect your knees
Here is a refresher on the most common knee injuries and also what you can do at home to prevent them.

5 Common Unconscious Biases That Lead To Bad Decision These mental shortcuts can unknowingly influence your thinking. Here's how you can avoid bad decisions.

Google's HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits
Inside The Mind Of A Successful Manager [INFOGRAPHIC]

Funny Software Testing Quotes

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Funny Software Testing Quoteshttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/funny-software-testing-quotes-prashant-pc?trk=api%2Aa129380%2As137781%2ASent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Google HR boss says asking these questions will instantly improve your job interviews

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Google HR boss says asking these questions will instantly improve your job interviews" http://prsm.tc/k7BTjC<quote> Managers may want to keep interviews conversational or unique — asking weird questions like "What was the last costume you wore?" — but you'll be doing both yourself and the candidate a disservice, says Google's SVP of People Operations Laszlo Bock in his new book "Work Rules!"</quote>

Four Things Investors Should Do Every Year

Four Things Investors Should Do Every Yearhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/investor/2015/04/10/four-things-investors-should-do-every-year/Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Highbrow Starts Your Morning with an Educational Course

<quote>Highbrow sends you a short educational lesson each morning on a variety of subjects. The subjects range from food and history to philosophy and art. They'll email you a short lesson each morning and promise it takes less than five minutes to read. Most courses are ten days long. You're checking your email in the morning anyway, so you might as well expand your knowledge.</quote>http://gohighbrow.com/

How to Fake your Location in Google Chrome

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<quote>When you happen to visit a location-aware website, the browser will always ask for a confirmation before sharing your location. If you aren't keen to share your geographic coordinates, you can always deny that request or, if you are using Google Chrome, you can even send a fake location to the website... </quote>http://www.labnol.org/internet/geo-location/27878/Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Transfer Files From PC to Android Using Es File Explorer

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Transfer Files From PC to Android Using Es File Explorer" http://prsm.tc/TtVn0y

Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages

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Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packageshttp://techcrunch.com/2015/03/26/google-cloud-launcher-lets-developers-quickly-deploy-over-120-popular-open-source-packages/Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Google's Data Saver for Chrome Optimizes Web Pages to Use Less Data

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Google's Data Saver for Chrome Optimizes Web Pages to Use Less Datahttp://lifehacker.com/googles-data-saver-for-chrome-optimizes-web-pages-to-us-1693853133Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Android UI Automated Testing

Check out this article I found on Prismatic: "Android UI Automated Testing" http://prsm.tc/qjqwvd


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10 ways to get happy

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10 ways to get happy
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/19/living/feat-project-happy-10-ways/

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Don't Buy New Headphones (Before You Read This)

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Don't Buy New Headphones (Before You Read This)http://www.forbes.com/sites/geoffreymorrison/2015/03/16/dont-buy-new-headphones-before-you-read-this/Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

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The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friendhttp://lifehacker.com/the-company-you-work-for-is-not-your-friend-1692113529Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Article: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeedhttp://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/why-you-need-emotional-intelligence-to-succeed.html?cid=sf01001Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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Article: Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Work

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Productivity 101: How to Use Personal Kanban to Visualize Your Workhttp://lifehacker.com/productivity-101-how-to-use-personal-kanban-to-visuali-1687948640Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
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15 Mobile Apps Guaranteed to Waste Your Precious Time