The 22 Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health, and Happiness Inspiration. If you have access to the Internet, you’ve likely seen one: We’re talking about TED Talks.
These live-recorded videos are inspirational life lessons from experts in fields from architecture to cardiology and everywhere in between brought (for free) to Internet audiences by TED, a non-profit dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” There are now thousands of “Talks” on the site — mid-sized videos each with its own “ah-ha!” Message or insight. But with so much inspiring to be had, where do you even start looking for innovative talks on fitness, health, and happiness? To help curate this free, digital resource, Greatist selected 22 Ted Talks that offer something simple and motivating to apply to everyday life. Fitness 1. Using his knowledge of evolution, anthropologist and author Christopher McDougall explains the surprising ways that running helped early humans run their world. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
John Wooden knows what it means to win. 7. Health 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Happiness 15. 16. 17. 18. The 7 Types of Short Story Opening, and How to Decide Which is Right for Your Story. Frasier: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Norm: Wait a minute—which was it? Frasier: Stay tuned, Norm. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. It was the epic of belief, it was the epic of incredulity... Cliff: Boy, this Dickens guy sure liked to keep his butt covered, didn't he? Frasier: There was a king with a square jaw and a Queen with a plain face on the throne of England...and there was a bloodthirsty clown, who would lure children into the sewer and swallow them whole! Carla: Wow... that Dickens was one sick dude! Okay, that's neither a short story nor the opening, but it shows how desperation to hook one's audience can lead to poor behavior. The 8 Habits of Highly Successful Young-Adult Fiction Authors. Young-adult fiction, commonly called "YA fiction," has exploded over the past decade or so: The number of YA titles published grew more than 120 percent between 2002 and 2012, and other estimates say that between 1997 and 2009, that figure was closer to 900 percent.
Ask a handful of young-adult fiction writers what exactly makes a YA novel, though, and you’ll get a handful of conflicting answers. At their core, YA books are for and about teenagers and pre-teens, usually between 12 and 18 years old, but sometimes as young as 10. Yet more than half of all YA novels sold are bought by older adults 18 or older, and certain titles published in the U.S. as YA are considered mainstream fiction for adults in other countries.
Some authors believe the intent to write for young readers is a prerequisite of YA fiction; others don’t even realize their books will be labeled as YA until after they finish writing. Many successful authors say there’s no secret to writing for teenagers. The Baltimore Chesterton Society. The Book Outlines Wiki / FrontPage. Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software. 40 literary terms you should know. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The eLearning Coach - Instructional Design and eLearning: The eLearning Coach. The Fun Theory. The Heroes of Myth and Folklore: Part One – Defining a Hero. The Internet of Things (and the myth of the “Smart” Fridge)
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Everyone's favorite book was by Faulkner or Woolf or Roth. The Old Reader. The online royalty free public domain clip art. The Power of Feelings: Emotion, Imagination, and the Construction of Meaning in Adult Learning - Dirkx - 2002 - New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. The Spaghetti Sauce Moment for Libraries. This isn’t the first time I’ve featured this TED talk on my blog.
To summarize the salient points for the purposes of this post, Gladwell talks about the epiphany of multiple “perfect” spaghetti sauces. The Teacher Organizer. The top 10 free online courses. Entrepreneurs are always learning.
Whether it’s through reading or watching a mentor work, learning how to do business better is a fundamental part of running a company. So it’s little wonder many courses in the latest trend of free education are aimed squarely at entrepreneurs. While some may still view free, online courses with a sense of derision, the truth is these resources are quality sources of knowledge. There are plenty online, but we’ve put some work into finding the 10 best, free online courses. Take your pick and learn something new. 1. A lot of entrepreneurs don’t understand strategy. Michael Lenox from the University of Virginia runs this course designed to think critically about strategy. The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Vision Board- Use the power of visualisation to create your ideal life! (goal setting, creativity) eBook: Love your Life Series. The Victorian Web: An Overview.