People tend to think of themselves like a fine merlot—they’ll surely improve with age. But you could be more like a wine that may turn to vinegar. And ironically, acknowledging that possibility could improve how you age.
Few people excel at making sacrifices, however small, to save for the future. Self-help author David Bach has dubbed this “the latte factor”—people have trouble skipping small indulgences, such as a daily $4 latte, even if they’d save a lot of money in the long run.
Former US President George W. Bush accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg, and Kermit the Frog joined in. UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama paid to avoid it.
According to a humor essay published in a 1955 issue of the Economist, Parkinson’s Law states that if you’re given a lot of time to do a task, you’ll find a way to fill it.
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