Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. "And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room." Bent over their instruments, three hundred Fertilizers were plunged, as the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning entered the room, in the scarcely breathing silence, the absent-minded, soliloquizing hum or whistle, of absorbed concentration. "Just to give you a general idea," he would explain to them. Meanwhile, it was a privilege.
60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don’t need to wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently, for a period of 100 days. Below you’ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. Home 1. Day 1: Declutter MagazinesDay 2: Declutter DVD’sDay 3: Declutter booksDay 4: Declutter kitchen appliances 2. If you take it out, put it back.If you open it, close it.If you throw it down, pick it up.If you take it off, hang it up. 3. A burnt light bulb that needs to be changed.A button that’s missing on your favorite shirt.The fact that every time you open your top kitchen cabinet all of the plastic food containers fall out. Happiness 4. 5. 6. How many times do you beat yourself up during the day? 7. Learning/Personal Development 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
37signals: Web-based collaboration apps for small business 40 Ways to Give Yourself a Break: Recharge Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” ~Lao Tzu It’s common among overachiever types: we like to push ourselves. Sometimes it’s to get from A to B. All that pushing can feel so smart and productive—until you’re exhausted, overextended, overwhelmed, or otherwise ready to snap. There are days when I try to be everything to everyone and do more than I can reasonably accomplish, but I know there’s only so much my body, mind, and spirit can take. Since it never seems to work to shout, “Stop the world, I want to get off,” I’ve come up with a few simple ways to give myself a break when I need it. If you feel physically, mentally, emotionally, or even digitally exhausted, these tips may help: How to Give Yourself a Break Physically 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How to Give Yourself a Break Mentally 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. How to Give Yourself a Break Emotionally 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.
21 Day Guide Self-esteem is about feeling happy and proud of yourself, and believing in yourself and your abilities. It's a force that allows you to live successfully and find meaning in your life. Want to get it? Here's how in 21 days. "Self-esteem is like your psychological immune system that protects and defends," says psychotherapist and life coach Antoinette Giacobbe. But for some of us, getting to the positive may be a struggle. Your 21-day guide to improved self-esteem "In order to form a new habit, experts agree that a 21-day cycle is needed to reprogram your subconscious mind into accepting new information," explains Antoinette. Try Antoinette's 21-day self-esteem booster and empower yourself with the building blocks to positive self-esteem. 21 days to power self-esteem Click on a day and get your daily power exercise. Day 1: Gain self-awareness "Our strength grows out of our weaknesses." — Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-esteem is not about having only strengths. Day 2: Believe in yourself
101 Conversation Starters People Love Below are 101 types of conversation starters to use on your first date, at a party, in business, with guys or girls, or on family and friends. The 101 great conversation openers are simple and effective. Do not be fooled. The most important point to remember when using any conversation starter is they aim to start the conversation. Conversation openers are not intended to make people laugh or get people to like you. What Makes a Great Conversation Starter? Watch this video for an amazing exercise you can do with me to create over 30 conversation starters that work for you The best conversation starters are situation-specific. ‘Ice-breakers’ break the ice; they don’t heat up the planet and make mother nature flourish. While generic openers and stock material can be used in many situations, use proven formulas like opinion openers to construct your own ice-breakers for situations you find yourself in throughout the week. Here’s an exercise to help you develop excellent openers. Phew!
PomodoroPro Measuring Measures - Measuring Measures - 7 Tips for Successful Self-Learning Being in debt is a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, this problem is difficult to fix, fixing it can be hard.The piece that follows does offer some pointers on what to do regarding bankruptcy if your burden becomes to much to bear. Be certain you understand all you can about bankruptcy by using online resources. Department of Justice and American Bankruptcy Attorneys provide free advice. Don’t pay for an attorney consultation with a lawyer who practices bankruptcy law; ask a lot of questions. Consider if Chapter 13 bankruptcy for your filing. In order for this to be considered, your car loan must be one with high interest, have a higher interest loan for it as well as a consistent work history. Make sure you file a bankruptcy claim. It is acceptable to find yourself overwhelmed and turn to bankruptcy to get out of trouble.