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40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget

40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget
post written by: Marc Chernoff Email “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” “Today I am celebrating my 90th birthday. Those are the opening lines to an email I received this morning from a reader named Mary Ann. Mary Ann’s words of wisdom remind me that there will always be ups and downs in life, but ultimately, at the end of the day, that’s what makes each of us who we are. So pay attention to your outlook on life. Flowing and working through life’s great challenges. – No matter what happens, do your best and smile. Your turn… Truth be told, talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. What makes life amazing? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Photo by: Hamish Irvine If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)... Related:  Self ImprovementSelf-Improvementmariasantos

How To Master Your Time The secret to time management is simple: Jedi time tricks. Imagine you were a Jedi master called Bob (your parents, whilst skilled in the ways of the force weren’t the best at choosing names). The love of your life – Princess Lucia – is trapped in a burning building as you hurry to save her. You might think of Lucia as the embodiment of your dreams, your aspirations – she is your most important thing. Unfortunately, before you can reach her an army of stormtroopers open fire. We all know how a hero resolves this dilemma. And so it is with your life. The secret to mastering your time is to systematically focus on importance and suppress urgency. Look at what you spend your day doing. Say no. Schedule your priorities. One final lesson from the Jedi: they’re heroes. Heroes inspire us for many reasons: they make tough decisions, they keep going and they get done what matters.

10 Things I Wish Someone Told Me 10 Years Ago At the start of every year, I like to review my goals. I pull out the list of goals I set for myself last January, and then grade myself on how well I did. This year is quite different than past years. Everything changed after Cassie was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, nothing was important except her health. It’s been tough. Although I didn’t do any of the fighting — you have Cassie and her doctors to praise for that — I did get caught up in the ride. Here I am now, happy that 2010 is upon us, wondering what else to write about. I’m glad for how things turned out. I suppose that I’m afraid if I don’t talk about it, the only other thing I can say about 2009 is that life was on pause for a while, so nothing else was accomplished. The other thing about 2009 is that I feel so detached from everything I experienced throughout it. I think that the dawn of a new decade is an excellent time to reflect upon the last ten years, and figure out what life lessons I’ve managed to learn from them:

Ten Amazing Rainforest Plants Our surroundings are sometimes taken for granted. Even something as unique as the rainforest is forgotten. It seems a little bit of knowledge and a shove in the right direction can get people to appreciate the environment. Even though rainforests only cover less than two percent of the Earth’s entire surface area, they are home to 50 percent of the plants and animals. You’re probably thinking “I know all there is to know about bananas; I eat them for breakfast and can make delicious banana bread.” Habitation: Found in Central America, South America, Africa, Southeast Asia and non-tropical regions like the United States thanks to modern agricultural technologies. Known for their beauty, orchids are the largest family of plants in the world. Habitation: Extremely adaptable and grows in most climates with the majority being found in Central America, South America and in countries along the Andes Mountains. What would you do if you couldn’t have that cup of coffee in the morning?

20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. This past Sunday, while we were enjoying an afternoon barbeque at our friend Sara’s house, her 16-year-old foster child, Cody, received a visit from his biological mother – a woman who has been in and out of prison and rehab her whole life. Although Sara was a bit reluctant about it, she let them talk in the family room alone, and we eavesdropped from the kitchen just to make sure everything was okay. Cody’s mother was extremely rough around the edges and almost immediately started bringing up hurtful memories from the past, and then told him, “I wish I could go back in time and raise you again, to change who you are and give you a better upbringing.” Cody’s response impressed me on so many levels. So whenever you’re dealing with a difficult or hostile person, remember how Cody handled himself. It’s time to… The floor is yours… What would you add to the list? Photo by: Neil Moralee

13 Reasons Why You Will Never Be Successful Do you know why the odds of becoming a huge success is so low? Because it’s insanely tough. But at the same time, the changes you can make in your life to exponentially increase the odds are actually very simple. Simple, but not easy. It’s all in your mind. Are you ready to make major changes in your life? 1. Accept full responsibility for every single thing that happens in your life. Take responsibility. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. ~ William Ernest Henley 2. Understand the cost of being a procrastinator. I don’t care what your reason for procrastinating is. Start off by making the decision to declare war on your procrastination devil. Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy. ~ Wayne Gretzky 3. Perfection does not exist. And stop waiting for the ideal moment or the ideal plan. Your dreams will never come to fruition if you are preparing and waiting around. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

6 Things You Can Do When You Lack Discipline Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. One of the biggest problems people face is the lack of discipline — they have goals or habits they want to achieve, but lack that discipline needed to stick with it. Then we beat ourselves up about it. We feel crappy because we can’t stick with it. And that leads to more failure, because we’re forming a mindset that we don’t have the necessary discipline. Here’s what to do when you face a situation like this: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. —If you liked this article, please share it on del.icio.us, StumbleUpon or Digg.

42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to improve yourself and become better? If you do, then we have something in common. I’m very passionate about personal growth. It was just 4 years ago when I discovered my passion for growing and helping others grow. SEE ALSO: How to Better Yourself One Day at a Time After 1.5 years of actively pursuing growth and helping others to grow through my personal development blog, I realize there is never an end to the journey of self improvement. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. Read a book every day. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article or anything about personal growth. Image © kevindooley

L'exportation de déchets dangereux vers les pays en développement bientôt interdite - Déchets - Environnement Les pays en développement ne serviront plus d'exutoire aux déchets dangereux des pays développés. C'est ce qu'ont décidé les représentants des 118 membres de la Convention de Bâle réunis pour la 10ème Conférence des Parties à Carthagène (Colombie) du 17 au 21 octobre 2011. Un « ban amendement » doit en effet interdire aux pays de l'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE) d'exporter leurs déchets dangereux vers des pays non membres de l'organisation. Aujourd'hui, l'action de la Convention de Bâle est limitée à un contrôle des mouvements transfrontaliers des déchets dangereux, reposant sur le principe du consentement préalable du pays importateur. Adopté depuis 1995, cet amendement était resté lettre morte, notamment sous la pression de l'Australie, du Canada et des États-Unis (ces derniers n'ont toujours pas ratifié la Convention). « La division entre pays de l'OCDE et non OCDE est dépassée » Les États-Unis exportent 80% de leurs e-déchets en Chine

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