TED Quotes: Facts, insight and humor from TEDTalks — in shareable bites TED Quotes are made possible by Allianz SE Facts, insight and humor —in shareable bites TED Quotes brings you salient bits of TEDTalks, on everything from activism to storytelling, from chemistry to curiosity. In Honour of Love, Truth + Beauty: 56 Rare Quotes That Will Change The Way You Live Your Life! I adore inspiring words and have always collected quotes and truisms, scribbling them in my diary or emailing them off to friends who were searching for some solace or simply to be uplifted. There’s something about a poignant, well-articulated string of words that really makes sense of the world around us. Motivating quotes are omnipresent these days and I don’t know about you, but I must admit I glaze over when I see the same old quotes being used repeatedly on posters or blog posts – which is why I’ve been spending time compiling the list below for the past three weeks, adding my favourites slowly but surely as they flew into my radar.
How to Become A Social Badass I’m tired of being a little girl when it comes to meeting new people. To rid myself and others of this pathetic habit, I’ve put together a step-by-step guide on overcoming social anxiety taking from other articles, books and my own experimentation. So what is a ‘social badass,’ you ask? A social badass is an individual who dominates social situations without anxiety or trepidation of any kind. The Basics Before we get to any intimate social interactions, we need to master the basics with some 2-second strangers.
The Right’s Library of Fake Quotes “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich” is not a quote from Abraham Lincoln. (cc photo: mjsmith01) Abraham Lincoln despised class warfare, Thomas Jefferson detested bailouts and the founders of the nation were all Bible-believing Christians. These are among the historical “facts” you’ll learn as a regular consumer of talk radio, Fox News and other conservative sources. While non-conservatives have been known to misquote historical figures to add credibility to their own views, the right seems to have a special enthusiasm for putting words in dead people’s mouths.
28 of the best pieces of advice about life you'll ever read Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you. Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” Ernest Hemingway Don’t make decisions when you’re angry. Finding Your Bliss: A Quick Strategy A major source of discontent in many people’s lives not knowing what they truly want. Yes, that mansion, beautiful spouse and two kids sound great, but that’s not what I’m talking about. This has been said before, so I’ll let the philosophers speak for me: Phallus paintings in Bhutan Phallus symbols depicted on houses in Bhutan Phallus paintings in Bhutan are esoteric symbols, which have their origins in the Chimi Lhakhang monastery near Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. The village monastery was built in honour of Lama Drukpa Kunley who lived in the 15-16th century and who was popularly known as the "Mad Saint" (nyönpa) or “Divine Madman” for his unorthodox ways of teaching, which amounted to being bizarre and shocking. These explicit paintings, though embarrassing to many urbanites now (this folk culture is now informally discouraged in urban centres), can be seen painted on the walls of houses and buildings throughout Bhutan, particularly in villages, and are credited as Kunley's creations. Traditionally symbols of an erect penis in Bhutan have been intended to drive away the evil eye and malicious gossip. History
Discover What You Can Learn at the Law of Attraction Library I have noticed that more and more people are musing about the possible connection between scientific laws and the laws that seem to govern thoughts and feelings. The law of attraction, according to some of the things that I have read, may interact with the laws of quantum physics. This newer branch of physics has already upended a lot of the scientific framework from centuries past. It may also be playing a role in altering how we think about our inner desires and goals. What Is the Law of Attraction? Have a Fabulous Workday: 10 Tricks Want to have the best workday ever? Day after day? It's not as difficult as you think. These 10 tweaks to your everyday behavior will virtually guarantee you a day that's not just enjoyable but allows you to get more done than you ever thought possible.
10 Unconventional Insights From 3 Months in Thailand and Laos 1) Wanting to be something you’re not is far too normal A fascinating part about traveling is the ability to observe ‘normal behavior’ from an unbiased perspective. By that I mean societal norms that you wouldn’t think twice about if you’re a part of that paritcular society. For example, in most of Asia it is aesthetically pleasing to be as white as possible. The result is facial creams with the same whitening promises as tooth paste. In fact, it was difficult to find a face wash without a bleaching effect. The Power of Meditation and How It Affects Our Brains 4.8K Flares Filament.io 4.8K Flares × Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed to be so vague and hard to understand that I just decided it wasn’t for me. More recently, I’ve actually found how simple (not easy, but simple) meditation can be and what huge benefit it can have for my day to day happiness. As an adult, I first started my meditation practice with just two minute per day.
Alfred North Whitehead There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. Quotes There is a quality of life which lies always beyond the mere fact of life; and when we include the quality in the fact, there is still omitted the quality of the quality. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. In its solitariness the spirit asks, What, in the way of value, is the attainment of life?