Research and Resolutions

1. Recent studies have linked more frequent Facebook use to poor physical and mental health, plus diminished life satisfaction. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.a decrease checking Facebook and Instagram from 1 time a day to 1 time a week 

2. Research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that people who spent money on saving time, reported greater life satisfaction. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.b dedicate a budget for secondary  Services

3. Research found that People who felt the wisest range of positive emotions had the lowest levels of inflammatory markers in their blood. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.c verbalize the positive feelings of emotion and express them, and take note on what causes them to increase it. 

4. Research shows that forgiving yourself and others can protect against stress and the toll it takes on mental health. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.d forgive and let go of all grudges 

5. Research shows that over planning and under planning trips may

Resolution 2017.10.1.e take smaller random trips and vacations locally 

6. Research shows any kind of green space can make you happier. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.f  insist on visiting and holding meetings or gatherings in green spaces 

7. Research shows that supportive friendships was found to be a better predictor of well-being than having strong family connections. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.g increase friends 

8. Research shows that giving makes you happier than taking. That Random acts of kindness can bring a person happiness. 

Resolution 2017.10.1.h do a random act of kindness every day 


Planning Fallacy and Solution 

Where as Planning Fallacy states: the Tendency to underestimate how long a task will take, even when you have actually done the task before effects about 70% of people who suffer from this cognitive bias. 
Resolved: add 50% buffer to time estimates. 
Resolution #2017.6.18.b

Thought of the Day

Detroit Public Schools compared to Detroit Charter Schools:
– teachers had double the pay on average
– classrooms had less students (avg 22)
– received $13,743 per student compared to the avg $7131 for charter schools.

Why did it fail compared to Charter Schools?!

Thought of the Day

Warrendale area in Detroit should win the ugliest place in America.  It must be an inspiration for a new mayor of this area to see how to turn it around.

Thought of the Day

This rock is a history book of 350 Million years of history. Each inch narrates a history of about 10,000 years. Every page of this book, with all the plant and animal fossils within it, matches the model of evolution. Not one contradiction. Not one exception. Never has been a theory more proven in science, to the extent that it is now the basis of all modern understanding of science.

Unfortunately, as an engineer, I didn’t get to understand it till I was in my late 20’s.

If you don’t understand the theory of evolution, take few months of reading on it, for it is the ABC’s of the education of a modern man. Without understanding it, you are choosing to be scientifically illiterate. HIGHSCHOOL and COLLEGE won’t teach it. It is a personal effort.

Recommended Books:
1. The origin of species
2. The Selfish Gene
3. The Fish Within Us
4. The Greatest Show on Earth
5. Unweaving the Rainbow
6. The Magic of Reality

Thought of the Day

I don’t respect the time of anyone who is not serving and volunteering in a cause to humanity that is making him busy.

Thought of the Day

the smell of new car is one of the rare pleasures of life.

April 25, 2016

Thought of the Day

“There’s something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living. ” Karl Lagerfeld

Thought of the Day

Placebo is the most powerful treatment.

The Overwhelming Unconscious Critic

Every observation, whether it is barely conscious, or unconscious at all, made by my brain to my surrounding is registering a distaste or admiration.

Unfortunately in Dearborn/Dearborn Heights area, it is mostly registering distaste and irritability for the lack of aesthetic value.  It is a city inter-commuted only by car, biking and walking unfriendly, with over crowded streets and houses, and a population of crazy young drivers who all seem in a hurry to get somewhere very soon, if not racing or revving for entertainment.

No way to stop this overwhelming flood of ugliness into your unconscious except to separate yourself completely from your environment, if not leaving the city all together.