ThinkNice.com Quotes can pick you up when you are down, give purpose and meaning to those in need, and turn a bad day into a good one. Quotes also sometimes shed light onto the personalities of figures from the past and provide inspiration of all kinds. Below we have a collection of cute, inspirational and artistic quotes designed to be printed out and used as wall pin-ups. Enjoy!
15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain: 1. Laughter boosts brain function. » The Simplest Diet for Lean Fitness Post written by Leo Babauta. I’m in the best shape in my life. I’m incredibly happy to say that. For years (as many of you know) I was in terrible health — I was overweight and sedentary and addicted to junk food and a smoker and overworked. Today after more than five years of living healthy I am about 65 pounds lighter.
Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski Share my father always said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." » Zen To Done (ZTD): The Ultimate Simple Productivity System By Leo Babauta “It’s about the habits and the doing, not the system or the tools.” In order to capture the essentials of being productive & organized, while keeping things as simple as possible, I’ve developed my own productivity system: Zen To Done (ZTD). Romance Can Be Maintained in Long-term Relationships By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on March 22, 2009 Despite popular belief, long-term relationships do not necessarily progress into a companionship/friendship-type love. The 27 Principles to Teaching Yourself Anything (aka The Self-Guided Education Manifesto + PDF download “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —Mark Twain Note: This post is intentionally long. It’s meant to be our compass for learning the skills that matter in the world and throwing theory out the window. Read it.
» wash your bowl There’s a famous Zen story that goes: A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.” Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge? Do not stand at my grave and weep Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep is a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Although the origin of the poem was disputed until later in her life, Mary Frye's authorship was confirmed in 1998 after research by Abigail Van Buren, a newspaper columnist. Full text Do not stand at my grave and weep, » Zen To Done: The Simple Productivity E-Book NEW: The Kindle and audiobook versions of Zen To Done are now available: Zen To Done on the Kindle and the Zen To Done audiobook. Post written by Leo Babauta. Zen To Done is a simple system to get you more organized and productive, and keep your life saner and less stressed, with a set of habits.
WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY? Social Policy Implications of the New Happiness Research In the last ten years, psychology has finally started to deliver the goods — hard facts about what causes human happiness. The results have been astonishing, but their social implications have not sparked any serious public debate: (1) Almost all humans are surprisingly happy almost all the time. 90% of Americans report themselves to be "very happy" or "fairly happy". Also, almost everyone thinks that they are happier than the average person.
Beating the Forgetting Curve with Distributed Practice “If you read the research on how much people forget after training, it’s depressing. Do a search for the ‘Forgetting Curve’. Once we know something like this, we need to change our approach and educate others.”- Connie Malamed (The eLearning Coach)The above quote is from our interview with Connie Malamed. After our inspiring and thought-provoking interview with Connie Malamed, we were left wondering about the interesting human nature that is revealed with the ‘forgetting curve’, and its impact on learning design.
» Monk Mind: How to Increase Your Focus Post written by Leo Babauta. I confess to being as prone to the distractions of the Internet as anyone else: I will start reading about something that interests me and disappear down the rabbit hole for hours (even days) at a time. But my ability to focus on a single task has dramatically improved, and that one habit has changed my life. While a few years ago I couldn’t sit down to work on something without quickly switching to email or one of my favorite Internet forums or sites, today I can sit down and write. I can clear away distractions, when I set my mind to it, and do one thing. Shakespeare's poems at AbsoluteShakespeare.com William Shakespeare's poems are recognized by many as classics in the genre. From "A Lover's Complaint" to "Venus and Adonis", Shakespeare's poems have been rivaled but rarely surpassed and as such, they have remained popular with poets and readers alike. Text: Craig, W.J., ed.