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Today I turn 40. To ease the pain, I've decided to write a list of important lessons I've learned during my first four decades. In no particular order: Economics 1. Supply-and-demand solves countless mysteries of the world - everything from rent control to road congestion.
Note: This is a post from Adam Baker, founder of Man Vs. Debt. Last week, while I was talking about our new You Vs. Debt class , we touched on the “status quo” of our Upside-Down Nation . We talked about our obsession with the debt-fueled life path and how it’s keeping millions trapped.
The Change Cycle™ Model Change has always been a necessary aspect of life and work, and our world is changing more rapidly than ever. It is likely that you will have to cope with a variety of changes in the near future.
Self-change is tough, but it's not impossible, nor does it have to be traumatic , according to change expert Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. Here, he lays out the 10 principles he deems necessary for successful change. My mother died on Christmas day of a massive heart attack. I later counted 15 self-help books on her shelves, but found each offered only broad ideas; none provided the specifics necessary to save her life.
post written by: Marc Email You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things.
[via onlinecolleges.net ] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks
By It usually takes us much longer to change our moods than we’d like it to take. Here are ten things you can do in ten minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those you love. . See it online at Oprah.com . This is a deeply moving segment that may be the best ten minutes you've ever invested in front of a computer.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-14920" title="atticus" src="http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads//2011/02/atticus.jpg" alt="" width="326" height="412" /> When it comes to manly characters in literature, my thoughts always return to one man: Atticus Finch. Perhaps this character from To Kill a Mockingbird seems like an unusual choice. A gentleman in a three piece suit.
Welcome All Powerful Intention Members! . Powerful Intentions is a unique, online community of people from all walks of life who possess three very important and focused qualities.
Photo by The Half-Blood Prince By Karl Staib “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower.
“Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals.
‘Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh By Leo Babauta While some of you have been following Zen Habits since its early days (beginning of 2007), many of you are fairly new readers.
Defeat. Boredom. Lack of meaning in your life. All these symptoms, and many others, of course, are a sign that you need to start fresh. To run again.
Image by CielChen ( license ). My favourite new TV-show is The Mentalist. One of my favourite little interests over the last year or so has been to try to figure out why some people stand out, why they are charismatic. Now, if you have seen the Mentalist – a show about a former fake psychic who’s really good at reading people and helps the police out with solving a weekly murder case – then you have probably seen how charismatic Simon Baker is in the lead role.
It happens to all of us at some point – you are driving along the creative highway unaware of some oncoming cerebral roadwork slowing the road down to one lane. You lose your focus for one second and BAM!!! You slam headlong into a creative wall. I asked seventeen of the most creative photographers, designers, bloggers, and creative industry professionals I know (and threw myself into the mix for good measure) to weigh in on how creative difficulties affect them and what they do to beat back the tide of artistic fatigue. Douglas Sonders