Finally, from the good nerds at MIT, what every phone user needs: software helps you stop being a jerk. Researchers have built a system using a VoIP phone and specialized software running on a server that alerts users when their voice shows increased levels of stress or hostility. In other words, when you’re being a jerk. It could then send the user a text message suggesting that he calm the hell down.
Barbara Ehrenreich savages the current crop of business self-help books in: Who Moved My Ability to Reason?
Chapters are often embedded with simple exercises you can perform at home, like this one from ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind’: “Place your hand on your heart and say . . . ‘I admire rich people! I bless rich people! I love rich people! And I’m going to be one of those rich people too!’ “