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Incredible Gadgets You Would Kill For - 20 Examples. Gadgets are more unusual and more clever than normal technological objects and that makes them gain popularity. These wonderful gizmos ease our daily routine and keep us in contact with the innovative movement, making sure we don’t get stuck in the past. But of course, in the world of gadgets there are also some devices that take it a little bit far, making us gaze at them with hope that we will get our hands on them sooner. Window phone concept Is it a window, is it a phone? AFGT Gaming Device This gadget seems to be the holy grail of the gaming world. Sound Mug Speaker This particular device could look a little bit strange at a first impression but actually it’s a damn cool thing. Vestalife BumbleBee Earbuds If you’re a guy, it’s unlikely that you will be interested in these little pink earbuds but as a girl, you’ll find them pretty glamy. Babelfisk In case you’re getting lazy in classes these wonderful glasses will give you some help.

QWERTY Keyboard For iPhone Sliding Pooltable eRoll. Just girly things | Tumblr. Moral Stories - Inspirational Stories - Motivational Stories. 3 Words That Guarantee Failure. People who fail to achieve goals almost always signal their intent to fail by using three little words: "I will try... " There are no three words in the English language that are more deceptive, both to the person who says them and the person who hears them.

People who say "I will try" have given themselves permission to fail. No matter what happens, they can always claim that they "tried. " People who hear "I will try" and don't realize what it really means are fooling themselves, by thinking there's a chance that the speaker will actually succeed. People who really and truly achieve goals never say "I will try. " Instead, they always say "I will do" something–or, better yet, "I must do" whatever the task is. As a wise (though fictional) guru once said: "Do, or do not. Want People to Return Your Emails? Avoid These Words [INFOGRAPHIC] Next time you write an email subject line, think twice about the words you're using.

Loading your message with words such as "confirm," "join," "press," or "invite" is not a good idea if you want a response, says data from Baydin, the makers of email plugin Boomerang. Baydin recently extracted data from five million emails its users handled — either using the company's "email game" or scheduled for later via Boomerang. It found that some subject-line words, such as "apply" and "opportunity," got more responses than words from the aforementioned list.

Its data also suggests the best time to send emails is before work. Users who scheduled messages to read later, using Boomerang, most often wanted to deal with them around 6 a.m. Already sending emails packed with "opportunity" at 6 a.m. and not getting a response? Baydin's average email game player deleted about half of the 147 messages he or she received each day. Images courtesy of iStockphoto, chezzzers. Cognitive Endurance Basics for Software Developers. A few weeks ago Michael published a post called Product Software Development Is a Marathon. The message of this post is: if you want to come up with a decent product, you’ve got to brace yourself up for a long-distance marathon run. I agree to the point of long-distance and endurance, but I’d rather compare this not to a marathon but to a triathlon race.

Triathlon requires diverse skills, you not only have to run, but to swim and to bike, and, as we know, good software developers need diverse skills, too. By the way, quite a few IT guys I know, they do triathlon as a hobby, so there really must be something to it. As in triathlon, diverse skills needed to develop a software product require that you keep up your endurance with all of them, learning to alternate your activities, such as coding, researching, coming up with solutions and empathizing with others while keeping a workable race rate. .

The insidious sources of cognitive bummers can be broken down into 3 groups: Process-related. The Nine Ways To Destroy Your Life and Everyone Around You | James Altucher. Motivating students to learn. Dr Andrew Martin, MAPS Motivation is students' energy and drive to learn, work effectively, and achieve to their potential at school. Motivation plays a large part in students' interest in and enjoyment of school and study and underpins their achievement. In this article DR ANDREW MARTIN MAPS describes a model of student motivation - the Student Motivation Wheel - and discusses some strategies practitioners and parents can use to enhance students' motivation. THE STUDENT Motivation Wheel (Martin, 2003) reflects the thoughts, feelings and behaviours underpinning academic engagement at school and separates motivation into factors that reflect enhanced motivation, those that reflect constrained motivation, and those that reflect reduced motivation.

These are called boosters, mufflers, and guzzlers respectively. Boosters include self-belief, learning focus, value of schooling, persistence, study management, and planning. Mufflers include anxiety and fear of failure. A tale of two students. Navy SEALs Have a '40 Percent Rule' And It's the Key to Overcoming Mental Barriers. Jesse Itzler: I first met "SEAL" at a 100-mile run in San Diego and I was running this race as part of a six-person relay team with friends and he was running the entire race by himself. And the run was unsupported so you have to bring your own supplies. So we had, you know, we overdid it a little bit. We had a tent and we had masseuses and food. I mean we were ready for, like, in case we had to stay there a week.

And he had a folding chair, a bottle of water and a bag of crackers. The first day that "SEAL" came to live with me he asked me to do — he said how many pull-ups can you do? If You're Practical Utterly Fantastic Dreams Can Come True. Is anything possible? You'd probably like to say yes... but what if I asked you if you could be elected president? Or go to space? Why is it so hard to believe that the really good things that happen to other people can actually happen to you, too? We love to indulge our own capacity for disbelief. We see people taking the trips that we want to take, getting the promotions we want and dating the people we admire -- and despite believing that "anything is possible" -- it's pretty easy to admit that... well... some things just seem IMPOSSIBLE.

Why is that? Because we've been aggressively programmed to accept opposing ideas for our entire lives. Good things come to those who wait? On one side, we're taught to covet what successful people have. But on the other hand... we're taught not to expect TOO much. We're told that everybody has to pay their "dues" in order to become successful. And we're taught that life progresses on a predictable linear path, along which all of our goals can be met. ... 1. Businessinsider. “You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé.” Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow still finds time to go grocery shopping, cook organic Instagram-worthy meals, foster a loving relationship, walk his or her adorable Boston Terrier, and, oh—train for a half marathon.

These kinds of “super-achievers” have the same number of hours in the day as the rest of us, but somehow, they always seem to get more done. How do they do it? As a psychologist and life coach who has spent thousands of hours working with clients over the past 28 years—including hundreds of hours with clients who meet this super-achiever character profile—here’s what I’ve noticed about people who consistently succeed.

Plus: How you can tweak your mindset to become a high achiever, too. Fully Commit Whatever you’re doing right now? When you see an Olympic hurdler leaping over barricades with superhuman agility, does she look distracted? Avoid Multitasking. The Best Way to Reach Your Goals May Be Publicly Recording Your Progress. How the world's most improved school systems keep getting better. Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves. Editor's Note: This piece was adapted from Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies to Help Students Thrive in School and Beyond by Larry Ferlazzo, available March 21, 2015 from Routledge.

My previous post reviewed research on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and described the four qualities that have been identified as critical to helping students motivate themselves: autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance. In this post, I'll discuss practical classroom strategies to reinforce each of these four qualities. Autonomy Providing students with freedom of choice is one strategy for promoting learner autonomy. Educators commonly view this idea of choice through the lens of organizational and procedural choice. Some researchers, however, believe that a third option, cognitive choice, is a more effective way to promote longer-lasting student autonomy. Competence But how do you handle providing critical feedback to students when it's necessary?

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