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Gen Y: Fashionable & Cost-Wise

Gen Y is careful about their spending, but that doesn’t mean they don’t splurge. They want to be fashionable and cost-wise at the same time. USA Today says the men of Geny Y are one of the fastest growing segments in luxury and they spend a higher proportion of their money on luxury than women.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/story/2012-02-18/cnbc-gen-y-luxury-retail/53131902/1

What do you splurge on?

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Japan: What facts about Japan do foreigners not believe until they come to Japan?

  • If you lose personal items (even phones/wallets), they are almost always turned into the lost and found or nearest police station (koban)
  • Public restrooms are actually immaculate
  • 98% of public restrooms have washlets with the built in bidets and seat warmers — behold:
  • and MUCH MUCH more…!

http://www.quora.com/Japan/What-facts-about-Japan-do-foreigners-not-believe-until-they-come-to-Japan

 

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Vimeo: Why did YouTube succeed where Vimeo failed?

Josh Abramson, founding partner of Vimeo, chimes in on this much debated topic.

http://www.quora.com/Vimeo/Why-did-YouTube-succeed-where-Vimeo-failed#ans1370125

#YouTube, #Vimeo

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U.S. Presidents: In a fist fight, which President would most likely come out on top?

In an epic battle of our Nation’s leaders?  Who would win an ultimate fist fight?!  Blog readers post their comments:

http://www.quora.com/U-S-Presidents/In-a-fist-fight-which-President-would-most-likely-come-out-on-top

#AbrahamLincoln, #vampirehunter

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10 Skills You Need to Succeed at Almost Anything

Dustin Wax, contributing editor and project manager at lifehack.org, lists the general life skills that will help anyone improve:

What does it take to succeed? A positive attitude? Well, sure, but that’s hardly enough. The Law of Attraction? The Secret? These ideas might act as spurs to action, but without the action itself, they don’t do much.

Success, however it’s defined, takes action, and taking good and appropriate action takes skills. Some of these skills (not enough, though) are taught in school (not well enough, either), others are taught on the job, and still others we learn from general life experience.

Below is a list of general skills that will help anyone get ahead in practically any field, from running a company to running a gardening club. Of course, there are skills specific to each field as well – but my concern here is with the skills that translate across disciplines, the ones that can be learned by anyone in any position.

1. Public Speaking
2. Writing
3. Self-Management
4. Networking
5. Critical Thinking
6. Decision-Making
7. Math
8. Research
9. Relaxation
10. Basic Accounting

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-skills-you-need-to-succeed-at-almost-anything.html

#publicspeaking, #accounting, #writing, #networking, #timemanagement, #worklifebalance