The Internet has destroyed human civilization! America’s greatest writer finally weighs in “When, in the course of human events, mankind is free but everywhere he is in chains, let us pause for a moment to think about the fact that the Internet has destroyed human civilization. And by human civilization, I mean writers; and by writers, I mean ‘writers I know,’ and by writers I know, I mean ‘writers I know who I have slept with,’ and by writers I have slept with, I mean, ‘writers who I want to sleep with.’ I believe it was Henry James (or, as he was known in France, Henri Jacques) who wrote, ‘without the humanities, the Princess Cassimassima would have suffered from an excessively monochromatic pulchitrude.’ Where have all the essays gone? I put down my quill, which I always use when writing criticism of importance, lean back in my chair, and sigh. That’s why I write with a pen. “Roger!” My beleaguered manservant Roger pokes his head into my turret-study. “Sir?” I tear my sheet of writing from my typewriter and hand it to him. “Read this,” I say. He reads it, briefly. “Roger!”
Radu F. Constantinescu: Ea: Tu ești comoara mea... El: Ai de gând să mă-ngropi? Îmi dădea mâna să glumesc: Știam că femeile mai rar își ascund aurul, preferă să-l arate tuturor sub formă de cercei, inele, coliere și brățări. Au femeile multe probleme în viață, dar nu-și ascund bărbatul, dacă se mândresc cu el. Poate că le e frică să nu li-l fure altă zână, dar parcă n-are sens să-ți iei rochia viselor și să o porți doar prin casă... La noi, la bărbați, e altceva. Știi versul acela de la Cyndi Lauper? Some boys take a beautiful girl, And hide her away from the rest of the world. I wanna be the one to walk in the sun. O iubești? Oportunități își crează ea singură atunci când s-a plictisit de tine și sunt șanse mult mai mari să se plictisească atunci când faceți mereu același lucru. Se “dau” alții la ea? Foarte bine! Întoarce capete? Recunoaște că-ți place...Toți ochii aceia te scanează și pe tine. Îi cer taximetriștii numărul de telefon în loc de banii pe cursă? Chiar dacă sunt o categorie socio-profesională mai dubioasă... sunt și ei oameni. I se ofilesc aripile.
Ultimate Guide to Goal Hacking: 5 Scientifically Proven Methods to Accomplish Anything **This post summarizes months of research on what goal setting methods actually work, and a new project I am starting to help everyone use these techniques in an easy and fun way** Which of your big goals have been on the to-do list forever? So often it’s those goals that matter to us most that seem just out of reach. If we want something really bad AND know the steps required to attain it, why do we still fail to do so? The answer is simple: we haven’t been using the right tools. Behavioral scientists have been trying to figure out our psychological relationship with goals for decades, and they’ve come up with some very actionable conclusions. It’s been proven that you can quadruple your chances of success with the goal hacks listed below (in order of least to most powerful). 1) Write it down The simple act of physically writing down what you want to achieve significantly raises your chances of success. One study contacted thousands of people who needed flu shots. 2) Track it Track your goal.
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The supreme weirdness of Miranda July: How her debut novel gives “effortless” new meaning The narrator of Miranda July’s debut novel, “The First Bad Man” is a strange, ostensibly mousy middle-aged woman named Cheryl. Cheryl works at a nonprofit that teaches self-defense to women. She attends “color therapy” for a chronic globus hystericus (lump in the throat). And that’s just the first half. The novel is festooned with many additional weirdnesses, for example, that Cheryl’s primary color therapist is involved in a long-running S&M-type role play with her other color therapist, who pretends to be his receptionist a few days out of the year. The word “effortless” is typically employed as a compliment, but there is something about July’s work that calls for a slightly more pejorative reading of the word. Like other of July’s projects that I have watched or read about, “The First Bad Man” is often goofy to the point of surrealism, and yet refuses to concede its own goofiness: “The penises were getting more abstract and unlikely—I couldn’t rein them in.
The Effect of Negative Emotions on Our Health “If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.” ~ Hippocrates Your mind and body are linked, which can’t be seen, but only felt. Think of the time when your heart was racing with anticipation or fright, or that feeling in your stomach – its a result of the thoughts and emotions transferring to the physical body. Your thoughts and feelings are linked to specific parts of the body and different illnesses. I came across this emotional chart which shows the mental thought patterns that form our daily experiences. If you maintain a negative attitude, that invariably attracts negative vibrations and feelings – which disrupts your body’s natural energy flow. I was quite astounded when I read in the chart some of the pain areas for my Mom and the related thought patterns – it was very appropriate. Here’s an excerpt from the book, “Heal Your Body” by Louise L.
8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it. - Richard WhatelyTweet Getting up early every day to start the day off right has a huge effect on the rest of our day. Unfortunately we can not always completely trust our morning selves, especially if we are lying in a warm cozy bed and there is no immediate pressure to get up (Or we can delude ourselves with pressing ‘snooze’.) To combat this, a healthy and balanced morning routine works wonders, and especially doing it for 30 days to make it a habit. A morning routine sets the tone for the whole day to come. Just remember, keep it simple but stay disciplined! 1. A good morning routine actually starts the day before. 2. After waking, don’t immediately jump out of bed. 3. Most of us forget that we spent hours in magical worlds while dreaming. 4. Every animal stretches immediately upon waking. A great, quick and easy way to stretch your whole body are the Five Tibetan Rites. 5. 6. 7. 8.
The Happiness Project David Cronenberg on The Metamorphosis From the original cover of Kafka’s Die Verwandlung, 1915. I woke up one morning recently to discover that I was a seventy-year-old man. Is this different from what happens to Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis? He wakes up to find that he’s become a near-human-sized beetle (probably of the scarab family, if his household’s charwoman is to be believed), and not a particularly robust specimen at that. Is Gregor’s transformation a death sentence or, in some way, a fatal diagnosis? Jeff Goldblum in Cronenberg’s The Fly, 1986. When The Fly was released in 1986, there was much conjecture that the disease that Brundle had brought on himself was a metaphor for AIDS. Langelaan’s story, first published in Playboy magazine in 1957, falls firmly within the genre of science fiction, with all the mechanics and reasonings of its scientist hero carefully, if fancifully, constructed (two used telephone booths are involved). There is none of this in The Metamorphosis.
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15 Big Life Insights I Wish I Knew at 18 One of the most popular posts of all time on HE is my 50 Life Secrets and Tips. However when I look back on that post, I see a fairly shallow and conventional list of recommendations. It shows me of how much I’ve grown in the years since it was published. This is the list that comes to mind now. 1) True pleasure and results come from mastery In this internet age, there are many of Jack of all trades: people who know a bit about MANY things, but have not mastered any one thing. The solution: “Take up one idea. 2) The best practices are those you discover for yourself The downside of having so much information available online is that it’s easy to get lost in spiral of trying out other people’s methods while never attempting to create on of your own. Instead, try a method that you think would feel good for you. 3) Reality is highly subjective Even science is subjective. 1) Accept the seemingly absurd views of others as a logical result of them looking through an entirely different lens.