100 Ways To Develop Your Mind This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
35 hikes through some of the biggest country on Earth [PICs] Summer ends too quickly when you’re living in the Kootenays of British Columbia. A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO my partner and I headed out on what will most likely be one of the last hikes of the dry season to Gwillim Lakes, a basin located high in the Valhalla mountain range. The days are getting shorter and the nights chillier; too soon it will be time to bust out the snowshoes and toques (that’s beanies for you non-Canadian folk). With that in mind, I felt inspired to put together this little gallery to help keep the stoke going until the snow melts and the long johns are put away next summer. The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland After Lewis and Harris, Skye is the second largest island in Scotland, measuring 639 square miles. Buckskin Gulch, Utah Evidence shows that the first human presence in the area dates back to around 8,000 years ago.Photo: firehole Kepler Track, New Zealand On the South Island of New Zealand, the Kepler Track measures 37 miles in a big loop. The Way of St.
The most beautiful mushrooms in the world Look at the most beautiful and wonderful mushrooms that exist on our planet. The Postman who built a Palace made of Pebbles This is the story of a French postman who spent thirty years of his life building his dream home– a palace made of pebbles and stones he found along his postal route…. Ferdinand Cheval allegedly first began building his “Palais Ideale” in 1879 when he tripped over an unusual stone. Inspired by its shape, he began collecting more small stones each day. At first he would carry home the pebbles he found on his mail rounds in his pockets, but as he began collecting more, he started carrying them home in baskets, and eventually a wheelbarrow. Cheval spent the first 20 years building the outer walls of the palace near his home in Drôme, France, using cement, lime and mortar to bound the stones he found together. The finished structure showed influences of Christian and Hindu architecture, though it was independent of any artistic movement or architectural style. But the postman wasn’t finished. Cheval and his wheelbarrow… From the Vault
Raising a Moral Child Genetic twin studies suggest that anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our propensity to be giving and caring is inherited. That leaves a lot of room for nurture, and the evidence on how parents raise kind and compassionate children flies in the face of what many of even the most well-intentioned parents do in praising good behavior, responding to bad behavior, and communicating their values. By age 2, children experience some moral emotions — feelings triggered by right and wrong. To reinforce caring as the right behavior, research indicates, praise is more effective than rewards. Rewards run the risk of leading children to be kind only when a carrot is offered, whereas praise communicates that sharing is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake. Many parents believe it’s important to compliment the behavior, not the child — that way, the child learns to repeat the behavior. But is that the right approach? In a classic experiment, the psychologist J. Photo
Five secrets only good travellers know Date/Time: 2009:06:23 06:56:31 Source: Supplied THE best travel experiences are always the ones that almost didn't happen. That bar you found around the corner, down the alley and up the lane, or the city you got stuck in because you missed your flight. Well, now you can cultivate a serendipitous experience with these hidden gem-finding tools. NearMe is a mobile app guide to help you get the most out of ending up in an unplanned city. Every would-be traveller should have an oft-tripped friends who can drop restaurant recommendations for London at the same time as they give you the best hotel for a New York stay. Here’s one for the domestic traveller. There’s nothing quite like a local guide to help you navigate the tourist traps to find the authentic gem in a foreign city. More of a best ticket gem finder, Pintrip is a Google Chrome extension that takes the pain out of finding the best price for your next overseas trip.
47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs] | Matador Network - Aurora Lightning photography can capture milliseconds of the most powerful natural phenomena. Just be sure you’re at least 6 miles (or 30 seconds between flash and thunder) from the storm. IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning photographers let the lenses do the work, or shoot from relative safety inside vehicles or under cover. As lightning strikes only last for an eyeblink, it’s also necessary to use long shutter times (up to 30 seconds or longer) or devices which can trigger the shutter when lightning is detected. The odds of actually being struck by lightning in the US over one’s lifetime are surprisingly high: 1 in 10,000. San Tan Mountains, AZ Satellite imagery shows that only a quarter of all lightning actually strikes the ground. Photo: sundevilstormin Chicago, IL What happens when lightning strikes water seems poorly understood by science. Photo: imgur.com Beijing, China Photo: ndosborn
When Sunlight Hits this Mosque, It is Just Breathtaking - News - AmazingPlaces.com 25 August 2015 Laika Swinkels The Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Iran, also known as the ‘pink Mosque’, is one of the most colorful on earth. The entire building is flooded with color when sunlight hits in. The use of stained glass, which is not common, creates this color spectacle. Ready for more inspiration? Share Cute & Stylish Sketches By Fabo The irresistibly adorable art of artist Fabo has been enchanting users for years. Fabo adds a touch of cuteness to his creations that makes them simply impossible to ignore. For Fabo’s complete library of work visit his deviantART page. Find this post useful?
In Umbria, the poor man’s Tuscany, you can live like a king Details: Umbria Still, this is no ordinary olive farm, and Umbria — a region in Italy’s heartland — is no ordinary place. My little band of agriculturally challenged cohorts and I have come to this estate for a literal taste of “agriturismo,” or farm tourism, in a part of Italy that some derisively dub the poor man’s Tuscany. And let them keep calling it that. Or perhaps, as they and a million of their closest friends take in the Uffizi Palace, I’ll be grazing at the chocolate festival in the Umbrian capital of Perugia, sampling a steaming brew of bitter mocha and fig with a side order of pistachio fudge. If those same Tuscan toadies came calling on this particularly fine fall morning, they’d find me greeting my olive-picking teacher, Vittoria Iraci Borgia. I said they’d find me here. “Ma, no!” “Oh, I see,” I respond, not really seeing at all, since she seems to be succeeding at gently tugging olives off with her little tree rake deploying the exact same motion that I’d used. I drank.
60 insane cloud formations from around the world [PICs] | Matador Network - Aurora Cloud varieties go way beyond the cumulus, stratus, and cirrus we learn about in elementary school. Check out these wild natural phenomena. STANDING IN A CORNFIELD IN INDIANA, I once saw a fat roll cloud (like #4 below) float directly over my head. It’s a 12-year-old memory that remains fresh. I imagine a lot of these photographers having similar hesitations as they set up for the shots below. 42 Ways to Make Life Simpler Image by notsogoodphotography (license). “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. So today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. 1. 2. 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. If you found this article helpful, then please share it with someone else by using the buttons below.
Best Destinations No, you do not need to adjust your screen, and at the same time any of these photos – is not the result of Photoshop. In fact, these places natural and man-made, seasonal and perennial have such an incredible and unusual colors, it’s hard to believe that they really exist. Krayolovsky fan in me could not resist and posted them here. Beach Beau Street, Melbourne, Australia