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True Secret to Success: Gratitude

I'm utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude. People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what's wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don't go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective. By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. If they succeed at a task, they don't enjoy it. Therefore, if you want to be successful, you need to feel more gratitude. Practice Nightly The best time to exercise gratitude is just before bed. Did you help somebody solve a problem? What you're doing is "programming your brain" to view your day more positively. Reprogramming Your Brain More important, you're also programming your brain to notice even more reasons to feel gratitude. The more regularly you practice this exercise, the stronger its effects. This method works.

60 of the world's happiest facts 1. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. 2. Response-Ability Resumes say a lot about the way we see the world. Here are 10 resume notes that send the wrong message- 10. Marital Status: Often. Facebook Vows to Speed Web With Tech From ... Google Facebook wants to reduce the time it takes to look at your friend’s baby pictures. Image: Scott Beale/Flickr In a rare case of agreement between the two internet giants, Facebook has announced that it’s adopting the new protocol Google developed to speed the delivery of webpages across the net.

7 Social Hacks For Manipulating People 1. Whenever someone is angry and confrontational, stand next to them instead of in front of them. You won’t appear as so much of a threat, and they eventually calm down. 2. Open with “I need your help.” Pano does browser-thin virty desktops High performance access to file storage For some end users, giving them a PC is like giving them a sports car when all they really need is a bike and a helmet – a fact of life that Pano Logic, a maker of desktop virtualization tools, aims to capitalize on. A PC, Pano Logic knows, is way overkill for the actual work many users need to do, and they are a risk to themselves and to the corporate network when they are given responsibility for a full-blown PC. Uncaged Lifestyles: Alexandra Franzen – Promotional Wordsmith + Personal Scribe I’m so super excited to be introducing you to my latest Uncaged Lifestyles interviewee – Alexandra Franzen. I met her at the end of last year when I found her website through another coach, and I immediately fell in love. Not only did I want to hire her – I sorta wanted to BE her (shhh. that’s kind of embarrassing. Don’t tell her, k?). She’s such a perfect example of how you can take what makes you unique, what makes you YOU, combine it with your talents, and bang out a rockin’ business plan and bring it to life in a way that feels like it was MADE for you.

Facebook invests in Asia Pacific Gateway submarine cable Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) is making an investment in the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG), a new submarine cable system running links from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan, as a way to expand membership in one of its fastest growing markets. While recent reports indicate that Facebook's growth in the U.S. is starting to slow, traffic to its site in Japan, for instance, is on the rise. According to a recent Nielsen survey, growth in Japan "had more than doubled during the year to May, totaling 17.2 million people that month." "Our investment in this cable will help support our growth in South Asia, making it possible for us to provide a better user experience for a greater number of Facebook users in countries like India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore," a spokesman said. Sign up for our FREE newsletter for more news like this sent to your inbox! The APG is set to be complete and ready for service by Q3 2014.

A Child’s Sense of Self By Sobonfu Somé A version of this article was originally published in . Often, we tend to look at other people without actually seeing them — we notice only what serves us or affects us in some way. When it comes to children, our ability to notice and see must be magnified. The smallest detail matters. We have all heard, in recent years, that we have within us what many refer to as our inner child. A lot of us suffer a great deal in our lives because our inner child has old wounds that have never been healed. Chaos Monkey released into the wild We have found that the best defense against major unexpected failures is to fail often. By frequently causing failures, we force our services to be built in a way that is more resilient. We are excited to make a long-awaited announcement today that will help others who embrace this approach. Do you think your applications can handle a troop of mischievous monkeys loose in your infrastructure? Now you can find out.