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15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

Tricks for remembering names Following up on the earlier post about becoming a better listener, I get the feeling I'm not the only one with problems remembering peoples' names. So how about a few quick tips via Google for remembering names: From How to Remember Names (wittcom.com). Boy, do I ever need this one: Commit Begin by making a commitment -- a conscious decision -- to remember people's names. From How to Remember Names when You Meet People (learnthat.com): Repeat after me: repetition, repetition, repetition. From: How to Remember Names - Free Name Remembering Tips (leadersinstitute.com): Mind Picture -- Associate the person's name with a picture that is easy to recall. From How to Remember Names by Tom Weber: The Sideroad (sideroad.com): Turn Names into Pictures This converts the name into an image, which is the language of your memory. The tips from Real Simple -- ostensibly to help you remember names -- are mostly cool sneaks for weaseling out of having forgotten.

Training A Dog To Stay | Dog Obedience Training Command Sit-Stay Down-Stay After you and your dog have mastered the sit and down commands, the logical extension on them is training your dog to stay. Really when you think about it your sit and down commands aren't much value if your dog merely gets into those positions and then bounces back up straight away. That's why I like to add the stay command, although some dog trainers believe it to be an unnecessary extra command. For those of you choose to use the stay command - read on. Milly "Stay" - Good Girl Training a dog to stay can be difficult at first. Once you have trained your dog to hold a reliable stay in any situation you will find it handy on many occasions. Right let's get started - it's a good idea to first train your dog to stay when he/she is calm and not all hyped up - after a walk is a good time. 1. Then you begin the process again from the start, this time maybe hold your praise and treat off for 3 or 4 seconds. 2. 3. It's now time to add some other variables and build upon it.

16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. That perhaps there had been a self-improvement class in school. And in some ways there probably was. Because some of these 16 things in this article a teacher probably spoke about in class. Some of it would probably not have stuck in my mind anyway. But I still think that taking a few hours from all those German language classes and use them for some personal development classes would have been a good idea. So here are 16 things I wish they had taught me in school (or I just would like to have known about earlier). 1. This is one of the best ways to make better use of your time. So a lot of what you do is probably not as useful or even necessary to do as you may think. You can just drop – or vastly decrease the time you spend on – a whole bunch of things. 2. You can do things quicker than you think. 3. 4. 5.

Is Your Job Killing You? Embed this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Is Job Stress Killng You?" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />From: <a href=" We may accuse each other of exaggerating when we say our jobs are killing us, but it might not be that much of an exaggeration. Who Is At Greatest Risk for Work-Related Stress Death? How Stressed Are We? 40% of workers say their job is excessively stressful 29% say they feel extremely stressed at work 26% say they quite frequently feel burned out at work 1 in 4 workers feel their jobs are the most stressful aspect of their lives 3 in 4 workers believe job stress has increased over the last generation Most Common Causes of Work Stress How Coworkers Cause Stress Stress has been linked to: Death from Overworking How Workers Can Reduce Stress

Top 10 Things That Determine Happiness photo: meddygarnet Happiness is, by nature, a subjective quality with a definition like a moving target. There is scant evidence — qualitative or quantitative — to lend convincing support to those life variables most critical in determining individual happiness, which is likely why past researchers committed to the scientific method rarely tried to tackle the subject. This is changing. While we’re not entirely convinced of this marriage between science and subjectivity, we can still offer up a top 10 of things that determine human happiness, as supported by this growing body of research. No.10 – Having a short memory Are you one to hold grudges? No.9 – Exacting fairness According to a recently published study in the prestigious journal Nature, people derive more happiness from scenarios and situations that result in a perceived fairness for everyone involved, even when this fairness goes against self-interest or comes at some personal cost. No.8 – Having lots of friendships No.2 – Good genes

Bucket List: 225 Things to Do Before You Die | Lifed | Page 2 16. Vacation in Igloo Village Those who love winter (well, that, several feet of snow, and holy-crap-I-can’t-feel-my-legs-anymore! 17. Really, it’s not as hard as you may think. 18. “X served as a distinguished, honorable member of the U.S. 19. As the late, great Mark Twain put it, “Sail away from the safe harbor. 20. So maybe skydiving is a little too extreme for you, but you still want to conquer your fear of heights. Even if you don’t make the death-defying (it is a ‘Bucket List’, after all!) 21. Your collection (or future one) represents a piece of who you are. CeramicsBaseball cardsNewspapersRare coinsAntiquesBeer cans/bottlesAutographsFramed artworkMatch boxesPez dispensers The world is truly your [collectible] oyster! 22. Unless your inner-Lance Armstrong is calling, I’d suggest picking a smaller country, though. 23. 24. If you haven’t noticed, ‘high altitude’ items have fairly broad influence on this here Bucket List. 25. 26. 27. Who are your favorite late, great people? 28. 29.

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