Sunday, 15 December 2013

What one thing can determine whether or not you're successful in life

TheWeek.com: What one thing can determine whether or not you're successful in life? http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwwbuLlA8

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Scientific proof of meditation benefits

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-22/harvard-yoga-scientists-find-proof-of-meditation-benefit.html

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Japan's Sexless Youth

I wonder if this is how Nature takes care of overpopulation.
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Japan's Sexless Youth

And a similar story in Germany (link).

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Wien Energie is rolling out one of largest smart charging station networks in Europe

Wien Energie is conducting an ambitious project of building an infrastructure of electric charging stations. Until the end of 2015. it plans to build additional 400 charging stations in the Vienna region, including neighboring Lower Austria.

The payment system for recharging batteries and using the system is being consolidated. It will be possible to pay using QR codes, SMS, or a card. The e-roaming is also being introduced, similar to telecommunications networks, where a customer can use other recharging networks.

Wien Energie  |  400 neue Ladestellen machen Wien zur E-Mobility-Hauptstadt  |  Unternehmen

Bob R. Stockwell - a documentary

For "to-watch" list:

▶ THE PRAETORIAN GUARD: John ''Bob'' R. Stockwell - former CIA case officer (1979) - YouTube

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Funeral in Tibet

http://photoshtab.ru/2011/08/tibet/

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Is HDL cholesterol really good?

Is Raising HDL Cholesterol A Good Idea After All?

Is There Any Life Left In The HDL Hypothesis?

At the very least, it appears that the simple form of the HDL hypothesis (that increasing levels of "HDL cholesterol" is a good thing) has been disproven.

Nonetheless, here are ways to increase the HDL cholesterol:
  • Raise HDL Naturally (link)
  • Raising Your HDL Levels (link
  • 15 Surprising Ways To Improve Your Cholesterol (link
  • 8 Ways to Raise HDL (Good) Cholesterol (link)

Globalization: 10 corporations control almost everything you buy

http://www.policymic.com/mobile/articles/71255/10-corporations-control-almost-everything-you-buy-this-chart-shows-how

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

A Story on Working Hours from Economist

Another interesting story on the topic of working hours. Re-iterating the need to spend time outside the office a bit more. May make you more efficient once in there.

Source: Get a life

Saturday, 19 October 2013

One more city ranking

This time it relates to tourism. Vienna still pretty high with another Austrian city even better placed.
Have a look at some of the most amazing cities in the world.
Source: CNN

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The truth about those 'before' and 'after' photos

Demoralizing truth.

The truth about those 'before' and 'after' photos: "According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 70 per cent of Australian males and 56.2 per cent of females are overweight or obese."


Friday, 20 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

New Hybrids And Electric Cars Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show

Sign of the times. Some say it is the decade of electric car.

New Hybrids And Electric Cars Debut At Frankfurt Auto Show | Here & Now: "just about every manufacturer is introducing a vehicle with electric battery technology."

Monday, 9 September 2013

Natural Gas m3-to-kWh Converter, Vienna

It is funny how natural gas (Erdgas) prices are calculated by Wien Energie in Austria. The usage is expressed in cubic meters (m3) while the prices are expressed in cents per kilowatt hour (c/kWh). The key to finding the approximate final price is in the converter below:

Konverter

This will include some variables used by Wien Energie, like average air pressure and temperatures, when calculating the price of gas. In 2013, for example, 1 cubic meter of natural gas gives about 11 kWh of energy. Note that Vienna height above the sea level is 164m.

Wien Energie Tariffs list contains prices per kWh in Euros.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Free Kindle books

Free Kindle books are available on Amazon. Below are the sites that contain references to current promotions:
Articles with more links:


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Correct Food Combining Principles

http://www.acidalkalinediet.net/correct-food-combining-principles.php

http://thealkalinediet.org/blog/how-long-does-it-take-to-digest-meat

"Make me a German"

Interesting show/story that compares British and German way of life.

http://www.dw.de/make-me-a-german/a-17007958

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Austrian Airlines ® - Red Ticket

Austrian Airlines Red Ticket search

Austrian Airlines ® - Günstige Flug Angebote, Billige Flüge, Europa Flüge, Osteuropa

Human Resources Handbook

UN Human Resources Handbook is a useful resource for any HR issues within the United Nations system.
The HR Handbook is a comprehensive online tool which is regularly updated and comprises legislative and reference documents, including the United Nations Charter, the staff regulations and rules, Secretary-General’s Bulletins, administrative instructions and information circulars. 
This online resource contains some 2,000 documents in English and French and includes an extensive Subject Index. Simply browse through the database by clicking on the relevant tab to find information on your chosen topic.
Source documents are available and can be located by year with the relevant reference number. The HR Handbook also contains an archive of historical documents. 

Friday, 31 May 2013

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Monday, 27 May 2013

Wiener Linien Online Shop - Tarifanpassung

As of July 1st, the prices for most public transport tickets in Vienna are increasing. The annual ticket prices will remain the same, however.

Wiener Linien Online Shop - Tarifanpassung

Friday, 24 May 2013

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

Interesting game of guessing the locations throughout the world. 9818 points in the initial run.

GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

PBS - Empires Series

PBS - Empires Series
Interesting documentaries from PBS:
  • The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
  • Napoleon
  • Islam: Empire of Faith
  • Queen Victoria's Empire
  • The Roman Empire in the First Century
  • Egypt's Golden Empire
  • Peter & Paul and the Christian Revolution
  • Martin Luther
  • Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire (link)
  • The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (link)

Power vs. Truth

Episode from The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance. The whole series is available on YouTube.
Documentary.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Floor Plans

Here are some floor-planning sites:

  • Floor Planner (link)
  • Autodesk Home Planner (link)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Open Education

As the concept grows, there are more and more resources available to the interested. Here are a few I found useful.
  • Open Education tag at Creative Commons (link), and
  • Education at Creative Commons (link)
  • Article in the Economist (link)
  • Feed your mind for free online, article (link)
as well as some of my previous posts: More online education (link)

Providers

Resources 

  • MIT Open Courseware (link)
  • Cultus (link)

Textbooks - Boundless (link)

Also see the following post - More Online Education (link)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

BBC - Future

Here is an interesting site, perfect for stretching imagination beyond present day.

BBC - Future

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Monday, 8 April 2013

eBook Sites

From Business Insider (link):

  • Archive.org (link)
  • Amazon's Free Kindle books (link)
  • Open Library (link)
  • Project Gutenberg (link)
  • Many Books (link)
  • Free Books Hub (link)
  • DigiLibraries (link)
  • Free books on iTunes, Google Play

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The World Clock Meeting Planner

The World Clock Meeting Planner, from Time and Date (.com), is a time-zone comparison tool that assists when arranging meetings with participants from different time zones. It is also very practical when simply comparing the time between two (or more) time zones.
Here is the comparison between Vienna and Melbourne:

The World Clock Meeting Planner - Results

Monday, 14 January 2013

Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Chart

An interesting chart from Google's Public Data Explorer - Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy (link).
A depressing statistics from Bosnia and Herzegovina with only 1.14 fertility rate.