Tag: Facebook

Wealth, Holiday Habits and ISIS: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 7-11), we explored the emotional process of anticipating a major loss, the concern some feel about how to greet others at holiday time, the fear response achieved by terrorists, the competing priorities in our end-of-year schedules, the philanthropic announcement from a tech billionaire… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Grieving Loss Before a Death – Matt Gewirtz I foolishly thought burying my almost 91-year old father would have been easier than what my siblings......

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How to Think Like a Billionaire, Even If You Aren't a 'Thousandaire'

By now, almost anyone with even the slightest interest in money, philanthropy, technology or plain old-fashioned celebrity, knows at least something about Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Debra Chan’s plan to dedicate 99% of their wealth to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. But what do people really know about it? Why is it that many folks are cheering the move, while a smaller number of no less intelligent and caring people are jeering? I can think of a couple of good reasons, which I will explain, but at the......

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What Our Most Used Words Say About Us

Every so often, people’s Facebook feeds explode with a new viral sensation — a personality quiz, an ice-bucket challenge, a changed profile background. The most recent fad is a quiz to let you see a word cloud of your “most used words on Facebook.” On one level, it’s a little bit odd. After all, we had already decided what we posted and how we phrased it. (A note of caution – if you decide to try the quiz, it requires you to give access to a lot of information.) We got to......

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