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In the 2008 Pixar film Wall-E, a robot that’s operated alone for centuries meets and falls in love with another bot, starting a relationship with serious implications for mankind.

Are we ready for bots with feelings? Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Our smart devices already have a kind of consciousness. Before they evolve further, we need to formulate codes of conduct to regulate how they will interact with us, and each other.
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Every step is part of the plan: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:30 AM IST
On the running track, as in life, it’s vital to fix on a strategy and be prepared. But to really succeed at the things that matter, to stay the course, you must pay the price it commands.
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There is no living forever and maybe that’s a good thing, says Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 12:37 PM IST
‘I would argue that life is not life if it does not permit you to be the person you are, enjoy the things you worked for and want.’
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Is there a good way to handle a toxic argument? Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:14 PM IST
I plan to start laying down some ground rules — no personal attacks, zombie statistics or fake news. If these aren’t acceptable to all parties, I step away.
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Our days, nights and weeks fuse. Our markers of time have begun to erode.(Unsplash)
Our days, nights and weeks fuse. Our markers of time have begun to erode.(Unsplash)

Life Hacks by Charles Assisi: The sublime value of the daily ritual

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 01:36 PM IST
To ease the stress of lockdown, it will be vital to replace the bridge of little habits that marked the start and end of a day.
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When I embraced working from home a few years ago, after the initial euphoria, I hit roadblocks too, says Charles Assisi. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
When I embraced working from home a few years ago, after the initial euphoria, I hit roadblocks too, says Charles Assisi. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Life Hacks by Charles Assisi: Winning the work-from-home war

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Find ways to ease into your day, ask co-workers for space when you need it, delegate all you can to tech.
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A doctor takes a swab sample of a resident at a Covid-19 coronavirus testing drive at Sahyadri Nagar, Chembur in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A doctor takes a swab sample of a resident at a Covid-19 coronavirus testing drive at Sahyadri Nagar, Chembur in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India now recording 12% of daily global Covid-19 cases, shows data and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 12:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Through the history of our species, the urge to look good to other humans has been a primal one. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Through the history of our species, the urge to look good to other humans has been a primal one. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Life Hacks by Charles Assisi: Covid-19 and the maskara effect

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:46 AM IST
In hard times, looking one’s best creates a semblance of control, normalcy. Usually lipstick sales boom; this time, it’s eye make-up.
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Should you quit social media? Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 07:46 PM IST
‘I've gone back and forth on this. Use it wisely, I’ve discovered, and you can use it well.’
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How will you measure your life? Charles Assisi pays tribute to a mentor

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Business thinker Clayton Christensen would say, ‘Create a strategy’; it sounds simple, but is so vital. Keep the purpose of your life front and centre - so many completely lose sight of this.
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Heroism lives among those who chose to emulate outstanding traits that otherwise exist in a few individual clusters.(istock)
Heroism lives among those who chose to emulate outstanding traits that otherwise exist in a few individual clusters.(istock)

Know your heroes and enemies: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The day jobs of heroes insist they ask tough questions such as what are the range of outcomes possible in the future and the impact of their decisions on others
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What superpower might you like to acquire? Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 07:11 PM IST
My pick would be the superpower of being comfortable with being alone.
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Try a different ‘fresh start’: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2019 04:48 PM IST
Don’t resolve to live better in 2020; keep your eye on 2050 instead.
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GTD Lists are the worst kind of activity trap — they don’t even look or sound like one.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
GTD Lists are the worst kind of activity trap — they don’t even look or sound like one.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The problem with GTD Lists: Life hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 08:21 PM IST
There’s such a thing as over-planning. Ask instead what values matter
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Willpower is an emotion, much like happiness and anger.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Willpower is an emotion, much like happiness and anger.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Experiments with willpower: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Happiness, anger and determination are primary emotions that can be channeled to generate will-power to fight temptation or get things done.
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Done right, reading should help you see patterns in the world around you that you would otherwise have missed.(iStock)
Done right, reading should help you see patterns in the world around you that you would otherwise have missed.(iStock)

How to read a book: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Bill Gates reads 150 pages every day and retains most of it. We can, too.
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When we do the same job for decades, we get bored of it. But we often can’t change jobs at this stage if we lack additional skills.
When we do the same job for decades, we get bored of it. But we often can’t change jobs at this stage if we lack additional skills.

The bored and redundant: Life hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:08 PM IST
As technology redefines our jobs, we can either choose to be bored into redundancy or adapt to suit the jobs our future holds
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How much money does it take to be happy? Aim for the Enough Point, says Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2019 08:46 PM IST
It’s true what they say... too much of anything can be a curse. Studies have found that happiness levels actually dip as earning rise above a certain point.
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Beware the aggression of the passive: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Those who appear passive are rarely seen as aggressive. But they play by different rules.
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Some people believe progress can be measured in units.(Shutterstock Image)
Some people believe progress can be measured in units.(Shutterstock Image)

To measure, or not to measure: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 08:13 PM IST
Whether you live by the meter or not, routine is a must
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What does it mean to ‘be a man’, and why are strangers suddenly so full of advice on the issue?(Shutterstock)
What does it mean to ‘be a man’, and why are strangers suddenly so full of advice on the issue?(Shutterstock)

Fools and their money...: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 04:13 PM IST
How are there still takers online for tripe such as ‘masculinity lessons’?
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What are the goal to which you aspire? Is who you are dictated by what others think, or what you do?(Pexels)
What are the goal to which you aspire? Is who you are dictated by what others think, or what you do?(Pexels)

What does your inner scorecard say: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 03:03 PM IST
Do you worry more about good reputation, or greater self-worth?
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The image of hundreds of humans jammed in a queue, waiting to summit Mount Everest, is to me an image of heartbreak.
The image of hundreds of humans jammed in a queue, waiting to summit Mount Everest, is to me an image of heartbreak.

The futility of targets: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 05:47 PM IST
Our identity and self-worth are linked to the goals we achieve. Ironically, that is what binds us down as well.
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A statue by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869 – 1943).
A statue by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869 – 1943).

The anatomy of a lover’s sulk: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 06:21 PM IST
Sulking is thought of as a silly but the truth is, it should be celebrated. We only sulk with those that we trust will neither abandon nor stop loving us.
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Mufasa knows he is a king. He talks like one, walks like one. He feels no need to exaggerate or diminish his authority. Meanwhile, his brother Scar is fixated on perceived past injustices, and this has made him bitter, petty and short-sighted.
Mufasa knows he is a king. He talks like one, walks like one. He feels no need to exaggerate or diminish his authority. Meanwhile, his brother Scar is fixated on perceived past injustices, and this has made him bitter, petty and short-sighted.

Lessons in leadership from The Lion King, by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2019 05:51 PM IST
25 years since the Disney movie, and with a remake out in July, a look at Mufasa, Simba and Scar’s very different management styles.
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The default voice on Amazon’s Alexa (above) and Apple’s Siri, which are powered by algorithms, is set to be that of a woman who can be “commanded”. But they’re not programmed to be total pushovers, as I recently discovered.
The default voice on Amazon’s Alexa (above) and Apple’s Siri, which are powered by algorithms, is set to be that of a woman who can be “commanded”. But they’re not programmed to be total pushovers, as I recently discovered.

Life Hacks: The intimate lives of algorithms, by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2019 03:04 PM IST
They can guess what we’re thinking, feel pain, and show signs of empathy. Where does that leave us?
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(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Life Hacks: Where is your personal moral hazard, asks Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Everyone borrows to fund the present. But how much do you prudently borrow from the future? That is a troubling question.
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(HT Illustration: Sudhir Shetty)

Life Hacks: The economic case for leisure, by Charles Assisi

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 02:52 PM IST
That we must compete and compete hard to get ahead and stay ahead is what we are told. It is a toxic narrative.
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