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18 Great Reads That Changed My Life

18 Great Reads That Changed My Life
It’s fairly easy to find a well written book or online article. But it’s not always easy to find one with genuine value that you connect with. That’s because, these days, books and online articles are a dime a dozen. There are literally thousands of them written on the same topic every year. So deciphering the ‘good’ from the ‘great’ can prove to be quite a challenge. But if you look hard enough, in the right places, you’ll find a few gems containing life-altering advice that can be immediately implemented and used as an instrument for self-improvement. For this reason, I’ve compiled the following list of books and online articles containing value so profound that each of them literally changed my life. I therefore extend my gratitude to the authors and pass them along to you with the simple hope that they will provide value to you as well. Happy reading… The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Tolle’s message is clear: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. Related Related:  So many books, so little time...Self Help

50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices. We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. 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. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 45.

How to Make Your Own Network Cables Although it’s easy to head to the electronics store to buy network cables, making do with cables of predetermined lengths can be a problem. More often than not, premade cables are either too short (and require coupling) or too long (in which case, you have to tie up excess cabling and tuck it away somewhere). The end result is usually a mess of extra network cable, wrapped and bundled up alongside your devices and network switches. It works, but it isn't ideal, and it looks horrible. You don't have to deal with premade network cables of incorrect lengths, however. Getting Started To make your own network cables, you need some raw CAT 5, 5e, or 6 cable (a composite cable consisting of four twisted pairs of internal wires), some RJ45 connectors, and a proper crimping/wire-cutting tool. The cost of a network-wiring toolkit may be prohibitive to people who want to make only a few cables. Wiring Schemes You'll find a couple of standard wiring schemes and types of network cables.

40 Quotes That Will Empower You To Take Back Control Of Your Life In one and the same fire, clay grows hard and wax melts. Francis Bacon You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Let me repeat that. You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Elizabeth Alraune The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. Kyle Chandler When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them. Evelyn Waugh Happiness is an attitude. Francesca Reigler Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. Arnold Glasgow Don’t settle. Chris Brogan Adventure is not outside man; it is within. George Eliot We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J.K. If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining. Guy Finley If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it. Jonathan Winters Ann Brashares Whether you say you can or you can’t, you’re right.

Brom 50 Amazing Lifehacks for Productivity At Beatrix we love productivity. Perhaps even more than we love chocolate. Wait, that's just silly - chocolate rules all. 1. Deciding what is and isn't important is one skill. 2. Ditch the fancy car - take the bus or the train. 3. Or use that time to enhance your mind! 4. If you find yourself hanging out in a particular part of town often, try to live somewhere equidistant between there and work. 5. Figure out what tasks can be done at home and convince your boss it can be done. 6. Website blockers like StayFocusd can give you a virtual slap on the wrist every time you try to access Facebook or Reddit while working. 7. Decide what is the most important thing you need to do that day and do it first. 8. Todo lists are useful but they can either become unwieldy or you can forget to update them with new tasks. 9. Know you need 30 mins in the morning to get ready? 10. When asked how did he get so good at stand up, Seinfeld revealed his method for making sure he practiced every day. 12. 13.

50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library | zen habits Post written by Leo Babauta. I recently ran into a couple of reading lists (I’ll share them at the end) and realized that I LOVE reading book recommendations. I can’t get enough of them. So I decided to compile my own (somewhat eclectic) list of novels I think are amazing and essential to every library. I should make some notes before diving in. Another note: there are actually many more books listed here than 50 — a number of those listed are actually series of books, in a couple cases series that include 20 or more books. There are classics here, but there are cheap thrillers and popular fiction and even a few “kids” books. If you could fill your library with only 50 books, you could do much worse than choose these 50. Not in any order but just in the order they came to me: King Lear, by Shakespeare. Some other lists of books I’ve enjoyed recently:

16 PC Mysteries Solved! Why does my Windows desktop look weird on my HDTV? It can be terribly frustrating to run a cable from a good HDTV to a PC graphics board and get skewed proportions, faded colors, and slightly blurry images. Your HDTV might not perform well as a monitor for several reasons. First, many HDTVs aren't designed to display fine details (such as text and lines) at close distances, but to display smooth motion and vibrant colors from distances of up to 5 feet away. Second, the native resolution of your HDTV may not match your Windows desktop as configured. Third, an older graphics board driver may assume that an HDMI connection must be to a TV, and it may react by underscanning the image from your PC to fit it within the borders of the display, making your Windows desktop look squished on a big 1080p PC monitor. What is UEFI, and why should I care? The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface is a new firmware interface specification that is designed to replace the familiar BIOS interface.

How to Be More Charismatic: 10 Tips Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in. We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic. Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. But some people are remarkably charismatic: They build and maintain great relationships, consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, consistently make people feel better about themselves--they're the kind of people everyone wants to be around...and wants to be. Fortunately we can, because being remarkably charismatic isn't about our level of success or our presentation skills or how we dress or the image we project--it's about what we do. Here are the 10 habits of remarkably charismatic people: 1. Ask questions. That's all it takes to show the other person they're important. Then when you do speak, don't offer advice unless you're asked. Don't believe me? 2. Because we do: We're all people. 3. 4. 5.

The Last Answer | Thrivenotes The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov — © 1980 Murray Templeton was forty-five years old, in the prime of life, and with all parts of his body in perfect working order except for certain key portions of his coronary arteries, but that was enough. The pain had come suddenly, had mounted to an unbearable peak, and had then ebbed steadily. He could feel his breath slowing and a kind of gathering peace washing over him. There is no pleasure like the absence of pain – immediately after pain. He opened his eyes and noted with distant amusement that the others in the room were still agitated. Now, with the pain gone, the others were still hovering, still anxious, still gathered about his fallen body –– Which, he suddenly realised, he was looking down on. He was down there, sprawled, face contorted. He thought: Miracle of miracles! And although that was a humiliating way for an atheistic physicist to die, he felt only the mildest surprise, and no alteration of the peace in which he was immersed. “Yes.”

How To Become A Mindful Eater In 10 Days Don't beat yourself up if you've eaten too much recently. Now is the perfect opportunity to try again, equipped with a new useful tool. Practicing mindful eating can help you avoid the typical holiday weight gain (and the guilt that often follows), but to do it well it does take "training," just as with anything else. We wouldn't dream about running a marathon without proper training or performing in a play without rehearsing, yet we expect that we could just start to eat mindfully at any time. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way, so I have developed a 10-day "training plan" to eat mindfully. Day 1 I will do my best to start each meal with some deep breaths and a pause to become fully present. Day 2 Before taking the first bite, I will take a moment to think about how grateful I am to have this delicious food available for me. Day 3 I will chew my food slowly, concentrating on taste and texture. Day 4 Day 5 I will eat my food sitting down at a table. Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10

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