Weekend Reads: Week of December 3, 2016

Another weekend and another weekend reads! This weekend’s posts are about Politics/Demographics, psychology, life changing book and making some extra cash.

As usual, pour yourself a mug of your favorite coffee or tea, find your favorite spot in your house and get ready to enjoy the weekend reads:

 

Here are this weekend’s four articles. I hope you find them worthy of your time and enjoy them as much as I did. Have a great weekend.

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class by Joan C. Williams. Class trumps gender, and it’s driving American politics. Policy makers of both parties — but particularly Democrats if they are to regain their majorities — need to remember five major points. i) Understand That Working Class Means Middle Class, Not Poor ii) Understand Working-Class Resentment of the Poor iii) Understand How Class Divisions Have Translated into Geography iv) If You Want to Connect with White Working-Class Voters, Place Economics at the Center v) Avoid the Temptation to Write Off Blue-Collar Resentment as Racism.

11 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day by Shana D. LeibowitzIf you assume that you understand why you think and act the way you do, you’re probably wrong. Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves. Read on to find out why we label other people jerks and ourselves victims of circumstance; why powerful people are messier eaters; and why we’d rather give ourselves electric shocks than sit alone for 15 minutes (seriously).

The Book That Changed My Life Forever by Andy. “If somebody pointed a gun at my head and said, ‘I want to live a life of freedom and autonomy so I can do what’s important to me. Recommend the best resource in the world for achieving this or I will shoot you,’ then I would respond with……….”

10 Sites That Pay You Money (for things you’re already doing anyway for free!) by Jim WangHow much time do you spend on the Internet every day? An hour? (yeah right!) Two? Three? Five? If you’re using search engines, surfing the web, watching videos, playing games or doing one of a dozen other activities – you could be earning a little extra money for your time.

 

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