7 Ways For The Introvert To Communicate Confidently Even If You Don’t Feel Confident — Introvert Zone First impressions count. Like it or not, people will make some sort of judgement about you based on their first impression within the first few seconds of meeting you. You’ve heard it said that ‘you never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ Communicating confidently is essential if you are going to succeed no matter what you are doing. It turns out that other people are paying the most attention to our body language. When you do, they will think that you are confident even if you’re not feeling it inside. So, how do you do this? Here are 7 ways to communicate confidently even if you don’t feel that way: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The way that you move sends a subconscious message to your mind which helps the way that you feel. How will you make time this week to implement these tips? About the author: Sherri Frost is a self hypnosis enthusiast who offers tips and tools to help people overcome stress, habits and fear so you can enjoy all life has to offer.
DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over. The bracelet should wrap around your wrist at least two or three times. Good luck!! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)
38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years | zen habits MBTI 16 Types Myers-Briggs® highlights general themes or similarities between people. Reading this section may help you to consolidate your understanding of the preferences, and help identify your own Myers Briggs type. ESTJs take their energy from the outer world of people and external events. They prefer dealing with facts and the present, and makes decisions using logic. Their life is organised on a logical basis. ESTJs are doers who roll up their sleeves, dig in, and proceed directly to get the job done. return to top ESFPs take their energy from the outer world of people and external events. ESFPs are friendly, outgoing, fun loving, and naturally drawn to people. return to top ESFJs take their energy from the outer world of people and external events. ESFJs are helpful people who place a high value on harmony. ENFPs take their energy from the outer world of people and external events. ESTPs take their energy from the outer world of people and external events. return to top
Handy Meter – Digital Meter for Liquids by Jeon Hwan Soo Another Perfect Measure One of the secrets to great cooking is to measure out the ingredients as accurately as possible. While dry ingredients are not so much of a pain, it’s the liquids that make me quiver. Handy Meter is a digital measure that goes around the faucet mouth or spouts of bottles and jugs, to pour out the right amount of liquid. It does away with the need for a measuring jar, hence increasing the accuracy. The best advice I ever got. When I was getting into the film industry as a young'un, the two people who had served as my mentors through an independent film gave me some terse parting words: "Don't get desperate." It took me a while to understand what that means. It means don't take a shitty gig because you think you can't get a good one. It means don't humiliate or prostitute yourself to get a gig. It means that no matter how hungry you are--and you will get hungry--don't work for five bucks an hour, don't work where it's not safe, don't work where they don't follow the law. It means any time your instinct says "this is a screwjob" but your brain says "hey, it's work," it's a screwjob. And this is why I ultimately left the film industry--because I realized that unless you're talented, well-connected, rich, or lucky, (and I was 0 for 4), it preys on the desperate. Do I have to spell out how this applies to sex and relationships? Don't get desperate.
Alternate Sleep Cycles | High Existence - StumbleUpon Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle: Biphasic/Siesta Cycle: – Hang in there.
CardSharp, A Folding Knife for Grammar-Nazis | Gadget Lab I’m predisposed to love the CardSharp, just because of its name. I’m no big stickler for the use of “correct” English, but when the meanings of words drift we often lose very useful expressions. “Infer” is often used to mean “imply”, for example, and “random” is currently mangled to mean “unexpected”. And “card shark” is, of course, an ignorant deviation from “card sharp”. The CardSharp is a knife that is created by unfolding a credit card-sized kit. The blade flips out, and the rest of the card folds over to make the handle. Neat, huh? Want one? CardSharp product page [Iain Sinclair via Mr. See Also:
20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate You don’t have to settle, it’s simply a choice you make every day. If you feel like you’re running in place there’s a good chance you’re tolerating things you shouldn’t be. It’s time to reclaim your life. Starting now, stop tolerating… People who bring you down. – Relationships should help you, not hurt you. And remember, you only live once, but if you live it right once is enough. Photo by: Anna Gay Related 12 Stressful Things to Stop Tolerating Needless tolerations can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively. March 5, 2012 In "Aspirations" 27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often Life is to be enjoyed and appreciated, not endured and tolerated. October 12, 2014 In "Happiness" 26 Steps to Living a Life You Love by Barrie Davenport Have you dreamed of doing something big with your life?
Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat - StumbleUpon The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
10 Websites To Make You Think | The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces. Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Café Scientifque ‘for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology’ Breathing Earth This fantastic website by David Bleja demonstrates CO2 emissions and world population growth in real time on a global map. Arts & Letters Daily How Stuff Works
Einstein for Everyone Einstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. Norton Published by Nullarbor Press, 500 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 with offices in Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222 All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Preface For over a decade I have taught an introductory, undergraduate class, "Einstein for Everyone," at the University of Pittsburgh to anyone interested enough to walk through door. With each new offering of the course, I had the chance to find out what content worked and which of my ever so clever pedagogical inventions were failures. At the same time, my lecture notes have evolved. This text owes a lot to many. i i i
The Best Books to Spark Your Creativity Books open up worlds we never even knew existed. Whether they address creativity directly or not, books are a treasure trove of inspiration just waiting to be tapped. For recommendations, I turned to bloggers and artists who connect to their creativity every day. Below they share the diverse books that have ignited their imaginations—which I bet will spark yours, too! “I’m a voracious reader and find most books in any genre inspiring in one way or another,” said Nellie Jacobs, a bestselling author, award-winning artist and creativity consultant. Jacobs enjoys reading for information, style and format. The books below have helped Jacobs think more creatively. Jacobs also suggested reading books outside genres you typically pick to help you think differently. “Learn how to write scripts, or paint watercolors, or take photographs, or create crafts. Life coach and artist Tiffany Moore agreed that seeing the world in different ways is key to creativity.