Pay it forward Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight. "Pay it forward" is implemented in contract law of loans in the concept of third party beneficiaries. Specifically, the creditor offers the debtor the option of paying the debt forward by lending it to a third person instead of paying it back to the original creditor. This contract may include the provision that the debtor may repay the debt in kind, lending the same amount to a similarly disadvantaged party once they have the means, and under the same conditions. Debt and payments can be monetary or by good deeds. History Pay it forward was used as a key plot element in the denouement of a New Comedy play by Menander, Dyskolos (a title which can be translated as "The Grouch"). Robert Heinlein's contribution
7 Stress Tips I Wish I'd Known before I Entered the Real World By As graduation approaches for many people around the country in the next few weeks, I've been reflecting on the nine years that have passed since I received my law degree. The date was May 20, 2002, and I remember gliding across the graduation platform to shake the dean's hand and grasp my hard-earned diploma. Little did I know then that the knowledge I had in my head would be only one tool in a large toolkit I would need to build in order to have both a successful and sustainable career . Stress is not a subject taught in school, it's just something we all experience as part of life. 1. 2. 3. a. b. c. d. 4. 5. 6. 7. The world needs more of you - strong, talented go-getters who are able to navigate the pressure that comes with being a high-achieving professional. Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). Fredrickson, B. (2009). Loehr, J., & Schwartz, T. (2001). McClellan, S., & Hamilton, B. (2010). Schwartz, B. (2004).
40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. if you’re interested in reading even more inspiring, thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Helga Weber For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. April 13, 2012 In "Aspirations" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. August 5, 2015 In "Happiness" 25 Photo-Illustrated Reminders to Help You Find Happiness Happiness is the highest level of success.
Biologically inspired adhesive tape can be reused thousands of times Surrounded by other team members, Achim Oesert from the University of Kiel hangs from the ceiling using bioinspired polymer tape (Image: University of Kiel) alongside an image of a gecko (Image: Wahj via Flickr) As is so often the case these days for those searching for a better way to stick stuff together, researchers from the Zoological Institute at the University of Kiel in Germany have turned to the biology of gravity-defying ceiling walkers, such as geckos and insects. These creatures served as inspiration for a new dry adhesive tape that not only boasts impressive bonding strength, but can also be attached and detached thousands of times without losing its adhesive properties. The secret to the wall climbing ability of many insects and geckos lies in the thousands of tiny hairs called setae that cover their feet and legs. It is this technique that the research group, led by Stanislav Gorb, have mimicked with their silicone tape. About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles
Starship Troopers (film) Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine, but eventually licensing the name Starship Troopers, from a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the only theatrically released film in the Starship Troopers franchise. The film had a budget estimated around $105 million and grossed over $121 million worldwide. Starship Troopers was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. Director Verhoeven says his satirical use of irony and hyperbole is "playing with fascism or fascist imagery to point out certain aspects of American society... of course, the movie is about 'Let's all go to war and let's all die In 2012, Slant Magazine ranked the film #20 on its list of the 100 Best Films of the 1990s. At Mobile Infantry training, brutal Career Sergeant Zim leads the recruits.
Men Who Dress Like Men 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. (Source: reginabrett.com) How to run a successful research lab without having a lab At the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Atul Butte gave a talk entitled, "Translational Medical Discoveries Through Data Transparency and Reuse." It could just as easily been called "how to run a successful research lab without having a lab." Butte, who is faculty at Stanford, was part of a panel that discussed the open sharing of data, and he used his own experience to provide a compelling case study that showed that, when researchers share their data, it enables others to drive a field forward in new ways. Butte focused on a specific type of data, generated by what are called DNA or gene chips. Because this data is entirely digital, the National Institutes of Health has entered what Butte termed "government in library keeping mode." The two major repositories now hold over 850,000 data sets between them. Butte's group has used this data to identify possible disease-drug combinations.
x Innovations Each month, we'll be highlighting 5 great innovations and ideas bubbling up from the TEDx community -- both in a newsletter, and here on the TEDx site. If you have an innovation to share, email email@example.com. All active TEDx licensees receive the TEDx Monthly Innovations Newsletter. If you would like to receive the monthly TEDx Innovations newsletter, click here to sign up. TEDxYouth@SanDiego mixes it up At TEDxYouth@SanDiego, organizers devised a creative way to make sure youth attendees met one another. TEDxIntuit goes on a picnic During TEDxIntuit's (an internal, corporate event), lunch break, attendees were instructed to grab the next 5 people in the lunch line, and take a picnic basket with them to the grass. Vegetables straight from the farm at TEDxKrakow "About 7 months before the event," says TEDxKrakow organizer Ewa Spohn, "we contacted some local organic farmers who run one of Poland's first farm to home programs and asked them to grow the vegetables for our lunch."
SimplyScripts - Movie Scripts and Screenplays 5 minute Management course - The Australian PT Cruiser Community Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob , the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel. After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. "It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies. "Great," the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me? Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure. Lesson 2: A priest offered a Nun a lift. The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129? The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129? "Me first! Puff! "Me next! Puff!
Sex Diaries Editor Gets Personally Inspired by the Diarists It began with the hedge fund guy who crossed state lines for sex. When I read his sex diary, my expectations were low; they sunk to a nadir when I opened the e-mail introducing his submission: I am a loyal reader, and this diary combines a decent week sexually with an insight into a complex psyche, if I say so myself. A self-centered finance guy. Joy. Men like him were the downside of my side job: assigning and editing sex diaries—accounts of everything that happened in a week in an anonymous New Yorker's private life—for the Sex Diaries hub on New York magazine's website. His was the 150th diary I'd read; the other 110 or so were by women in my demographic: late twenties, child-free, with the time and inclination to respond to my ads seeking diarists, usually spending a week hanging off various Manhattan and Brooklyn chandeliers, often fueled by a combination of alcohol, cocaine, and breakup. Overnight bag packed. Well. My modus operandi is simple. What this was, I still had no idea.
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