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What I Learned from Harry Potter

What I Learned from Harry Potter
Harry Potter has been a part of my life since I was in high school. I've read the books, seen the movies too many times to count and my daughter is a huge fan. It's become part of who I am. I was sad to see it end. I cried at the beginning of the movie. I cried at the end of the movie. I felt like a part of childhood had died. As I reflect on that moment I realize that as it was such an important part of my life, there are so many lessons I took away from Harry Potter. Lessons I Learned from Dumbledore: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." I have that number that I want, the goal that I seek, but if I focus too much on it, I lose sight of today. "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." I don't have to be a marathon runner or fitness guru. "We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on." Giving up isn't an option. "Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Right Vs Easy Courage is All You Need Trust Yourself

Improve Your Writing by Avoiding These Twenty Common Grammar Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes Thanks for that! The moot thing seemed wrong and I was going to look it up. Jon Gingerich isn't entirely wrong about "moot." The first definition in the OED, with examples going back to 1563, is: 1. The issue with moot is that the second definition is more common in North American practice, with OED examples going back to 1807. The problem with truly identify the errors of "grammar nazis" is that there isn't even a single standard of written English. Yep. Also, farther isn't strictly limited to distance and further isn't strictly limited to abstract measurements. Tolkein is likely to use the oldest meaning of a word and to avoid words that did not exist before the 1500s or so, by choice.

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25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions 405 Flares Facebook 137 Twitter 5 Google+ 194 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 68 68 405 Flares × A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. Remember, these questions have no right or wrong answers. Here’s a sample of 25 recent thought questions posted on the site: Few extra questions Thank you for visiting, we hope you find our site, enjoyable, informative and educational.

Make Your Own Pinata Use some things you already have around the house and some crepe paper streamers to make your own pinata for you child's' birthday. (or in my case, for a full grown man's birthday party!) And the best part? There is no paper mâché involved! No waiting for days while layers of soggy tissue paper try to dry in humid summer weather. In fact, you can whip one of these up in an evening! You will need: A stiff cardboard boxsome thinner cardboard, such as a cereal boxtwo empty toilet paper rolls tape and scissorscrepe paper streamers and a sheet or two of tissue paperpaper and a marker for eyes or other detailsa zip tie, piece of wire or length of sturdy string (to create a loop for hanging!) Start by cutting a donkey shape out of your stiff cardboard box. There we go, that's better! Cut 4 inch wide strips of cereal box. I started with clear craft tape and pretty quickly switched to tuck tape. Poke your wire, rope or zip tie through his back. Repeat with the other toilet paper roll. Candy! Ta-Da!

Thinking like a genius: overview Thinking and recall series Problem solving: creative solutions "Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future." The following strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems. Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Exercise #2 illustrates how famous thinkers used these approaches. Exercise #1: illustrates applications of the nine approaches. Text of exercise:Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Thinking and recall series Concentrating | Radical thinking | Thinking aloud/private speech | Thinking critically | Thinking critically | Thinking creatively | Mapping explanation | Make your own map I | Make your own map II | Thinking like a genius: Creative solutions | Famous thinkers | Selected thoughts

↩ Jacobs Ephemerata Oh, So That’s What That Really Means (13 Pics) November 7, 2011 | 44 Comments » | Topics: LOL, Pics (via) Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories Gallery Wall Layouts - An Easy How-To Guide You might have noticed that I tend to think things look all the better when grouped together. This is especially true with small pieces of art on the walls. Today, we'll talk gallery walls 101. In our home, we have a few little clusters of frames, some in traditional gallery wall fashion and some just in groups. I've shown you these two so far (here and here). (For tips on choosing photos for this kind of arrangement, see the original post here). Another grouping of family pics in the kitchen -- this whole project would cost you $11 to replicate! I won't reinvent the wheel by making a guide of templates for you, since I've found some awesome ones out there. And this guide is my fave, because it gives you a sense of how to pair galleries with furnishings. Lastly, I like this one because it has little round frames, too, which I always see at thrift stores. Here are some gallery wall ideas I find particularly inspiring. Colourful mats make this so special, from Martha Stewart of course. xo

The Art of Influence Secrets to complaining effectively, motivating loved ones, and getting what you want without being a jerk. Illustrations by Lou Brooks Babies and psychopaths have one thing in common: They're excellent at getting what they want. Many of us could learn a thing or two from these creatures, tantrums and dirty tactics notwithstanding. That's not to say that, like these ingrates, we should feel entitled to everything we want. But for some, grabbing the brass ring is a constant source of stress and confusion. Were it uniformly advantageous to be aggressive, timid, positive, or negative in pursuit of one's goal, evolution would have selected for only such types. Complain to Win —Not to Feel Worse Kvetch, Bitcher, Debbie Downer: No one likes a chronic complainer, and we've got multiple derogatory terms to prove it. The first step to effective complaining, then, is deciding if you truly want a concrete result or if you just need emotional validation. Figure Out What Others Want

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