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Building a community is vital for the success of a web3 project

Decentralization, innovation, and web3 development are only possible through a united group. Building a community earns more authority, but it comes with its own set of challenges.

Creating, managing, and growing a community is time-consuming and requires effort, but considering some pointe...

We understand which foods are delicious based on the marketplace, and specifically advertising.

  • The taste of Oreo is based on a sense of being cared for and belonging. In the case of Oreo’s latest advertising campaign, a short film titled The Note

The Oreo is a fantastic case study in future deliciousness

The future delicious tends to value the technological component of its manufacture over the actual food substrate.

For example, Oreos is one of the most man-made foods in existence. It is factory-produced from highly processed, shelf-stabilised flour, stripped of its nutrients, then re-enri...

Delicious future foods

What foods we will enjoy in the future depends on who 'we' are.

  • The 'future delicious' call to mind readymade solutions that eliminate the need for cooks and meals.
  • This includes Soylent, the synthesised baby formula-like smoothies, or the food substitutes slugged by software e...

The Allure Of Building A Community

  • Brands and creators want customers to be active, engaged fans - and to spend more money. Community connect seems like a natural endeavour.
  • From a business standpoint, community is a means to harness customer loyalty.

Issues with second hand

  • Poor quality fast fashion. Only a small percentage of donated clothing is of sufficient quality to be re-sold.
  • Outsourcing to developing nations. Developing countries are inundated with unwanted clothes. Some countries such as Rwanda, Tanzania, and U...

The rise of second hand shopping

Shopping second-hand is becoming easier and more accessible than ever. Online thrifting is growing, and some believe the resale sector may become bigger than fast fashion.

  • Buying vintage and second-hand provides a refreshing and more sustainable way to shop.
  • Buying pre-owned cl...

Second-hand clothing

The number of clothing items purchased every year has doubled in the last 15 years. We're buying more clothes and we're also throwing away many of these purchases.

Brands need to change the way clothes are made so they are more durable or recyclable, but we as consumers also have an essenti...

Your job is to answer the question, not evaluate it. Instead of commenting on the quality of the question, pause. Don’t be afraid to take a moment to think in silence, and, when you’re ready, make sure you respond confidently.

How to start a zero waste lifestyle at work

Paper produces about 60-80% of waste. Think before you print. Consider pull-printing as 30% of printing is never collected from the printer.

Reduce plastic waste

  • Remove plastic straws from your office
  • Ban disposable cutlery and plates

Saying 'That's A Good Question!'

This evaluation of the question asked is often a stalling tactic—an effort to buy time while thinking. Occasionally, it might be a sincere response to an especially thoughtful question.

The problem is that if you say, “That’s a good question,” you’re elevating yourself above the questioner...

The Q And A Model

Throughout the world of business, dialogue involving Q+A has replaced speeches and presentations as the format of choice for sharing ideas. Executives are frequently interviewed on stage, job candidates confront a battery of 

The Tech Break: Use Your Smartphone For One Minute And Then Leave It For Fifteen Minutes

  • Start by doing whatever on your devices for one minute and then set an alarm for 15 minutes of time.
  • Place your phone upside down and within your view as a stimulus to tell your brain that you will have another one-minute tech break after the 15-minute alarm
  • Continue until yo...

Attention Stealing Machines

Are we so reliant on smartphones that they will ultimately change how our memories work (sometimes called digital amnesia)?

Apps that make money by taking our attention are designed to interrupt us.

Smartphone use can even change the brain.

Cortical thinning is a normal...

Start by looking through your trash and recycling bins to see what you're throwing out the most.

  • If your garbage is filled with food scraps, start composting.
  • Use eco-friendly versions of paper products like napkins, paper towels, and tissues.
  • If you have a lot of food ...

Engaging the community

The success of any zero waste goal relies on the education and participation of communities and business organisations.

  • Encouraging people to use waste-free practices and taking active participation in designing resource management systems to reduce waste would be invaluable.
  • P...

A landfill site or rubbish dump is a site for dumping waste materials.

  • The decaying rubbish produces weak acidic chemicals, which combine with liquids in the waste to form leachate and landfill gas, which can be toxic. About 42% of all greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the product...

Smartphone And The Loss Of Memory

In a 2021 survey, 80% felt that their memories were worse than before the pandemic. We are – still – shattered, not just by Covid-19, but also by the miserable national and global news cycle. Many of us self-soothe with distractions like social media. Meanwhile, endless scrolling can, at times, c...

The goal of zero waste is to move to a circular economy, which is where rubbish has no existence. Instead of discarding valuable resources, creating a circular economy proposes reusing items or sending them to be recycled so they can be used fully in the system.

  • Desig...

We Keep Forgetting Stuff

Before smartphones, our heads would have held a cache of phone numbers and our memories would contain a cognitive map, built up over time, which would allow us to navigate – for smartphone users, that is no longer true.

Our brains and our smartphones form a complex web of interactions: the ...

Living a zero-waste lifestyle

A zero-waste lifestyle means you opt for sustainable and reusable alternatives and strive to send as little as possible to landfills.

This implies replacing as much as possible with reusable products, including clothing, food and drink packaging, and hygiene products, composting what you ca...


  • Collaboration is the key to growth.
  • LinkedIn and Twitter are the Networking weapons of 2022.

Fast execution strength

  • Always execute fast after the meeting regarding what has been discussed in the meeting.
  • It shows your interest and how focused you are on making things happen.


  • Always send an appreciation message/email after your first meeting.
  • Focus 50% on bonding and 50% on discussing career/business perspectives.
  • It will help you know if you can work with the person for a longer period.

Always be curious

  • It’s Okay to give more importance to others and learn from them.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions.
  • Demonstrate curiosity.
  • It will help you find more opportunities in different industries.

Meeting Hacks

  • In the first meeting with a successful person, go with no Agenda.
  • Focus on the bonding.
  • Implement the ‘No asshole’ rule.
  • Be a friend, then break the ice.

Be a Person of Value

  • People will network with you when they realize what value you can bring to the table.
  • Learn from the experienced and valuable people around you.

Your Network Is Your Networth!

The people you surround yourself with and work with will define your Net-worth in 2022. Always remember, Network is your Net-worth.

It doesn’t matter if you are a corporate employee or a freelancer, the only way to earn more is through networking.

While mindfulness has been practiced for millennia, over the past 30 years it has experienced a surge in popularity, becoming more widely practiced in both clinical and non-clinical environments. This is likely due ...

Incidental teaching

Incidental teaching involves teaching individuals in situations they're not trying to learn, such as a parent reading a historical novel to their child.

This form of teaching can be used in various situations, for example, as a naturalistic language intervention through adult-child...

Techniques to promote incidental learning

  • Reverse psychology involves getting people to do things by prompting them to do the opposite. For example, if someone is misinformed about something and won't listen to you, encourage them to find evidence that will prove you wrong.
  • Protégé effect, w...

  • Teach people directly. If someone can learn something but don't try to do so intentionally, simply teach them what they need to know.
  • Help people engage in incidental learning. Ask guided questions to help someone in a situation to think through what...

How to learn incidentally

You can use incidental learning by placing yourself in situations where you can learn without actively trying to learn.

For example, if you want to learn a new language but a course bores you, engage in activities such as video games and watching TV shows without actively trying to learn.

Benefits of incidental learning:

  • It can be more effective, for example, if someone avoids intentional learning because they lack confidence in their ability to learn.
  • It can be more efficient. For example, someone cou...


Knowing that you don't know much is the best knowledge .

5) No one is useless. Everyone knows something you don’t.

When we approach people with the mindset that they don’t know anything, we close all doors to learning something new. Only when we shut the door of our ego and be open to learning something new do we realize how much we don’t know.

As everyone has stories, each story comes with the knowledg...

The defining characteristic of incidental learning is the lack of intention to learn.

Ways incidental learning can vary. Incidental learning depends on:

  • Whether learners are motivated to learn.
  • Whether learners are aware of the learning.
  • Whether o...

4) Your self-talk determines your self-worth

Who are we? We are all nothing but the stories we tell ourselves. You are determined by the things you think and the words you say to yourself.

If you tell yourself that you are not an achiever, you can never become more productive, you are that person. If you tell yourself...

3) Don’t live your life as a template?

Most of us will be living our life as a template that is doing the same things over and over again in our work life. When we say we have 10 years of experience, is it 10 years of experience or 1 year of experience done 10 times over and over?

Doing the same thing over and over a yea...

2)  Time goes away and leaves us with only two things

We always wanted to achieve a lot in our life, do something that interest us for so many years. We want to do those that have been waiting for years.

With every passing year, we will be disappointed that why we have not started. But as time flies, it will leave us only more and more regret...