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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice. We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” That’s false. Working hard at your job does not get you much. When you work hard at a job where the boss doesn’t value your efforts, all your hard work gets you is taken for granted. Just working hard by itself will exhaust you and shorten your lifespan without any benefits to you. There has to be more to success than merely working hard, or millions of people around the world would be a lot more successful than they are! If you are at work right now, think about the investment of time and energy you are making. Imagine that you only went home to sleep for four hours a night, and gave up all the rest of your personal time to get more work done. Imagine that you practically lived at your de…

Asia's Most Expensive Cities For Expats

Asia has some of the most expensive cities to live in the world for expatriates, with Hong Kong topping Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey this year. Asia’s financial hub overtakes Angolan capital Luanda, which consistently topped the list in recent years, owing to the weakening of the African country’s local currency, according to the consulting firm in its press release.
The survey ranks 209 cities across the world, comparing the cost of more than 200 items in each city, including housing, transport, food, clothing and entertainment. The survey is designed for companies to calculate fair allowances for expat workers.
Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, and Singapore were third and fourth on the list, unchanged from last year’s, and Japanese capital Tokyo rose to fifth.
Half of the cities in the top 10 are in Asia. Check out the gallery to see which Asian cities are in the list.