A psychologist told me how she successfully navigated her way through a dilemma we’ve all faced

first_imgBusiness Insider:In May, when I spoke with the psychologist Gabriele Oettingen at the Psychological Science convention, she’d recently navigated her way out of a common dilemma.There she was at the convention, eager to discuss her own research and attend other psychologists’ presentations. At the same time, she had a bunch of manuscripts to write and review. She couldn’t possibly give her full attention to both the conference and the papers. She couldn’t do two things at once.And so she WOOPed.That is, she engaged in a process of setting a goal and planning for ways to achieve it.“WOOP” is a strategy that Oettingen – a professor at New York University and the University of Hamburg – and her colleagues developed. It stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan. (The less-catchy term is “mental contrasting.”)Read the whole story: Business Insider More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Jelang Pengoperasian Komersial, Haramain Express Belum Tentukan Tarif

first_imgSumber: youtube.com Setelah melakukan serangkaian persiapan guna melancarkan peluncuran dari kereta cepat yang menghubungkan Mekkah dan Madinah, Saudi Public Transport Authority (PTA) mengaku pihaknya belum menentukan harga yang akan dikenakan kepada para penumpang Haramain Express. Kendati demikian, otoritas transportasi tersebut mengatakan tengah melakukan penjajakan untuk menemukan harga tiket yang tepat.Baca Juga: Kereta Cepat Nan Mewah Siap Layani Jamaah Haji dan Umroh di Rute Jeddah – MakkahSeperti yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman arabnews.com (6/2/2018), PTA menekankan bahwa pihaknya akan memberlakukan harga yang sesuai dengan layanan yang tersedia di dalamnya. Seorang juru bicara PTA, Abdullah Sail mengatakan bahwa pihaknya akan melanjutkan pembahasan tentang kereta cepat Haramain dalam beberapa bulan ke depan. Lebih lanjut, Abdullah memaparkan bahwa jajarannya akan mengajak beberapa orang penumpang untuk melakukan perjalanan menggunakan kereta cepat ini dan merasakan secara langsung layanan yang tersedia di dalam Haramain Express. Namun, uji coba perjalanan Haramain Express ini hanya berlaku selama akhir pekan dan beberapa perjalanan khusus saja.“Perjalanan ini direncanakan akan meningkat secara bertahap hingga suatu saat nanti layanan komersial dari Haramain Express akan dibuka secara menyeluruh,” tukas Abdullah. Haramain Express sendiri rencananya akan mulai mengular secara komersial pada pertengahan tahun 2018 ini. Pengoperasian komersial dari kereta cepat pertama di Arab Saudi ini akan dimulai seiring dengan rampungnya stasiun yang ada di bandara Jeddah dan King Abdul Aziz.Seperti yang sudah diberitakan sebelumnya, para penumpang dapat merasakan layanan Wifi OnBoard dan tempat duduk yang sangat nyaman. Tidak hanya itu, para Tamu Allah ini juga dapat menikmati beragam teknologi canggih yang terpasang di dalam kereta Haramain Express.“Dari bandara, jamaah haji dan umrah dapat langsung menuju stasiun kereta api di Jeddah yang mewah pula dengan fasilitas yang disediakan untuk mereka yang akan menikmati pelayanan serba elektronik dengan teknologi mutakhir,” ungkap Manajer Proyek stasiun kereta api Jeddah, Faisal Alghamdi. “Perjalanan sepanjang kurang lebih 450 kilometer dari Jeddah ke Makkah ini akan memakan waktu sekitar satu setengah jam,” tandasnya.Baca Juga: Kereta Cepat Haramain Siap Layani Tamu Allah Akhir Tahun IniJalur kereta listrik tersebut didesain untuk melayani 60 juta penumpang setiap tahunnya dengan menggunakan 35 kereta. Untuk melancarkan proyek kereta cepat tersebut, otoritas setempat membangun 138 jembatan layang yang difungsikan sebagai jalur kereta, hingga 12 perlintasan mandiri untuk lalu lintas unta di berbagai kawasan gurun.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedOperator Kereta Cepat Arab Saudi (Kembali) Revisi Jadwal Peluncuran07/05/2018In “Darat”Kereta Cepat Haramain Siap Layani Tamu Allah Akhir Tahun Ini04/10/2017In “Darat”Mengular 25 September 2018, Inilah Rincian Tarif Kereta Cepat Haramain Express!28/09/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Vietnam Formula One race looks likely, says Ecclestone

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinLONDON, England (Reuters) – A Formula One race in Vietnam could be on the calendar by 2020, according to the sport’s former commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.“I think you’re going to get a race in Vietnam,” the 87-year-old told reporters invited to his private offices in central London to talk about various issues ahead of the new season starting next month.The billionaire Briton, who was moved aside into an undefined ‘emeritus’ role in January last year after U.S.-based Liberty Media took over, said a street race in Hanoi looked likely.Ecclestone, who remains employed by Formula One on a multi-million pound salary, said the Vietnamese government was willing to pay a significant amount to promote the South-East Asian country by hosting a grand prix.“They haven’t made a contract yet as far as I know. But if they have, it’s at least two years away isn’t it?” he said.The Malaysian Grand Prix dropped off the calendar after last year’s race but Formula One bosses have talked about expanding in China.There have also been talks with Thailand, which came to nothing, but Vietnam is already an important emerging market for some of the sport’s global sponsors such as Dutch brewer Heineken.Ecclestone told Reuters last year that he had talks with the Vietnamese while he was running Formula One but decided, despite the money on offer, against taking the sport there because he felt there were enough races in that part of the world.He also recalled Liberty’s criticism subsequent to their takeover of his decision to go to Azerbaijan, a country without a racing history but willing to pay handsomely and whose race was rated the most exciting of last season.The Briton warned, however, that uncertainty over the sport’s future was something any local promoter should consider.The current agreements between teams and Formula One mostly expire at the end of 2020, with glamour team Ferrari already threatening to leave if they do not like the direction things are headed.There is also plenty of debate about what kind of engine to use after 2020, with the current V6 turbo hybrids criticised as too expensive, complicated and quiet.While some see Ferrari’s threats as empty ones, with Formula One central to their image and history, Ecclestone repeated his view that the president Sergio Marchionne was to be taken seriously.last_img read more

Altan star devastated as antique fiddle damaged at airport

first_imgAltan star Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has been left devastated after her antique fiddle was damaged going through security at Dublin airport.The Donegal musician was traveling to the Shetland Islands when the 19th century Haley Richardson fiddle was taken from her by airport security for examination.Extensive damage to the fiddle, which is more than 120 years old and was given to her by her late father, Proinsias, has left the former Donegal person of the year unable to tune it. The valuable equipment had been examined by security staff, who failed to close the case after placing the fiddle back in.Maridad has traveled all over the world with the fiddle previously and normal airport procedure is that she presents the instrument at the security desk, but in this instance she had to hand it over to the security staff.The Gweedore woman also lost a precious bespoke mute trinket, given to her by a fellow musician, in the incident she says has left her ‘devastated’.Mairéad has made a formal complaint to the Dublin Airport Authority and, in a Facebook post today, described herself as ‘so, so mad!’ Altan star devastated as antique fiddle damaged at airport was last modified: June 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AltanGweedoreMaireád Ní Mhaonaighlast_img read more