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16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School. I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. That perhaps there had been a self-improvement class in school. And in some ways there probably was. Because some of these 16 things in this article a teacher probably spoke about in class. Some of it would probably not have stuck in my mind anyway. But I still think that taking a few hours from all those German language classes and use them for some personal development classes would have been a good idea. So here are 16 things I wish they had taught me in school (or I just would like to have known about earlier). 1.

This is one of the best ways to make better use of your time. So a lot of what you do is probably not as useful or even necessary to do as you may think. You can just drop – or vastly decrease the time you spend on – a whole bunch of things. 2. You can do things quicker than you think. 3. 4. 5. 9 Things That Will Change and Improve Your Life Forever. 40 Ways to Feel More Alive. “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles. I’ve been here for almost two years now, and though I loved Community Theater as a kid, I never so much as researched acting classes until a couple weeks back. I frequently said I wanted to do it, along with painting classes, which I’m starting next week, but I always made excuses not to start either.

I was too busy. The list went on and on, but I realized the last two were the big ones for me. Also, I hesitate to give large amounts of time to hobbies I have no intention of pursuing professionally. I realized last month, however, that I want to prioritize more of the things that make me feel passionate and excited—and not just occasionally, but regularly. I don’t know if these classes are “leading” anywhere.

Say Something You’ve Been Meaning to Say 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 32 Keys: About life - StumbleUpon. 50 Lessons I wish I had learned earlier | Family on Bikes - StumbleUpon. Welcome to our blog! Here you'll find bits and pieces of wisdom learned from cycling 17,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina together as a family. Hope it inspires you to live your dream! My book about our journey, Changing Gears, is now released! Read a preview here Now that I’m old and gray (but not quite in my rocker yet!)

You’re stronger than you think you are.Mistakes teach you important lessons. What lies before us and behind us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.It’s not about getting a chance, it’s about taking a chance.If it were easy everyone would do it.Be vulnerable.A problem is a chance for you to learn.Regardless of the situation, life goes on. If you enjoyed these inspirational quotes and feel they would be beneficial for others, we would appreciate it if you would take a moment to share it with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or email. Interested in our journey? 10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less - StumbleUpon.

Penn State York :: Learning Center :: Hints for Remembering Better. Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky - StumbleUpon. By Eliezer Yudkowsky The first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. To feel the burning itch of curiosity requires both that you be ignorant, and that you desire to relinquish your ignorance. If in your heart you believe you already know, or if in your heart you do not wish to know, then your questioning will be purposeless and your skills without direction. Curiosity seeks to annihilate itself; there is no curiosity that does not want an answer.

The glory of glorious mystery is to be solved, after which it ceases to be mystery. Be wary of those who speak of being open-minded and modestly confess their ignorance. The second virtue is relinquishment. The third virtue is lightness. The fourth virtue is evenness. The fifth virtue is argument. The sixth virtue is empiricism. The seventh virtue is simplicity.

The eighth virtue is humility. The ninth virtue is perfectionism. The tenth virtue is precision. The eleventh virtue is scholarship. A Big List of Sites That Teach You How To Do Stuff. With all due respect to Kevin Smith, the web is no longer only for complaining about movies. In fact, there are a large number of very helpful sites that teach you how to do things. These are do-it-yourself sites, but we're not talking about building a deck or baking a cake -- the web is full of more general interest sites that give quality instruction on all sorts of fun and useful projects. Including, sometimes, how to build a deck or bake a cake. In this horribly-titled, but hopefully useful round-up we will specifically focus on such general purpose sites that include some sort of rich media instruction (generally video). We also might throw in a tech-focused site or two, since this is after all, a tech-focused blog.

If you know of any instructional sites that are missing from this list, please mention them in the comments below. Note: Household Hacker is a humor site, some of the tutorials have some truth to them, but you probably shouldn't try them. Image credit: docman. Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring: Letting Go of Perfectionism. Of all of the concerns clients bring to therapy, perfectionism can be one of the most relentless and the most difficult to overcome.

It shows up under any number of guises, from the more mundane to more serious versions: “I’m not going to try to learn how to waterski because I know I won’t be any good at it.” “Anything less than an A is not a good enough grade.” “I need to punish myself for not being perfect.” Perfectionists engage in multiple problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. A shameful belief about inner “badness” often is at the core of perfectionism. Instead of looking to the mirror, perfectionists also typically look outside themselves for appraisal and approval. For the perfectionist, the concept of self-esteem rises and falls on the tide of external feedback. So how does one begin to let go of perfectionism? Leonard Cohen, in his iconic song “Anthem,” offers some insight into this question. There is a difference between healthy striving and grasping for perfection. Dr. 10 Awesome Websites to Make You Think. Intelligence is something that must compensate the lack of reflexes and a poor adaptation to the live world.

We’re talking here about the humankind. If you look back in history, we’ve had many geniuses. We still have geniuses today. They are big thinkers and they can move the world with a single finger. Check out these awesome websites that make you think: HowStuffWorks How Stuff Works is a magnificent place where everything, from electronics to chemistry, is explained. NewScientist New Scientist is an information heaven. TED started as a conference website which posts some nice high quality videos with smart people from all around the world.

BreathingEarth This is a website that really makes you think about this planet, about the CO2 levels and many other parameters, like world population growth in real time. BigThink BigThink is another beautiful website to make you think. DocumentaryHeaven If you like documentaries, DH is the right place for you. Gapminder Overthinkingit AllThingsHuman. Thought Questions - Asking the right questions is the answer. How to nap. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost.

Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances. LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4.

I am thankful because... Code of Conduct. Tone/Attitude Words. 10 Ways To Be Happy, On Purpose. “He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness” ~Chinese Proverb I was at a Women’s Leadership Conference about a year ago and had an “ah-ha moment”. We were all introducing ourselves and asked to share a few things to help with the process. One question left me baffled and ultimately changed my life; “What do you do to make yourself happy?”.

At the time I honestly didn’t know. I had a great job, friends, and family. It’s not been an easy road, but it’s been the most fulfilling adventure I’ve ever been on and I feel that I should now share what I’ve learned with others. 1. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. How many times have we heard “no one will love you until you learn to love yourself” or “nobody knows you the way you do”? So get to know the right-now-real you, both the good and the bad, and own it. The good news is that if you don’t like certain aspects of yourself right now, you have it in your control to change that. 2. “Open your eyes and look within. 3. Tumblr_lh071eLC5q1qc8wb1o1_500.png from googleusercontent.com. Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... | Video on TED.com - StumbleUpon. 29 ways to stay creative by Huub Koch (therealhuubkoch) on Mobypicture - StumbleUpon.

If Americans Knew - what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine. 30 Habits that Will Change your Life. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. This way you will have the time to fully absorb each of them, while still seeing significant improvements each month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week.

Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits. 50 Life Secrets and Tips.