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The Rule of Five: How to Achieve Your Goals Faster. In 1993, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen had a goal: to get their book Chicken Soup for the Soul to the top of The New York Times bestseller’s list. [1] They sought out the advice of 15 best-selling authors (including John Gray, Ken Blanchard and Scott Peck), but as helpful as their advice was, Canfield and Hansen were left feeling overwhelmed with information.

The Rule of Five: How to Achieve Your Goals Faster

In his book The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Canfield recalls his experience: To tell the truth, we became a little crazy. The Only Productivity Tip You'll Ever Need. Ernest Hemingway woke each morning and began writing straight away.

The Only Productivity Tip You'll Ever Need

He described his daily routine by saying, “When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning as soon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb you and it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as you write.” Hemingway's routine — along with hundreds of other prolific authors, artists, and scientists mentioned in Mason Currey's book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (audiobook) — hints at the most productive strategy I have found for getting things done and making daily progress in the areas that are important to you. Let's talk about the only productivity strategy you'll ever need, why it works, and what holds us back from using it consistently. Using Open Source Design to Address Climate Change.

A growing movement that combines open source design with sustainability is creating an exciting alternative to profit-driven, proprietary sustainability products.

Using Open Source Design to Address Climate Change

As we face urgent issues like climate change, the ability of open source communities to quickly and inexpensively create solutions makes increasing sense. One project that clearly recognizes this big opportunity for impact is POC21, an international innovation network whose participants create open-source, sustainability-related products like the 30$ Wind Turbine, Aker (open source urban gardening infrastructure), and Faircap (open source portable water filter). Co-organized by Ouishare co-founder Benjamin Tincq, POC21 has brought together hundreds of designers, makers and organizers to “prototype the fossil free, zero waste society.” An open approach to design and production will allow for the biggest teams possible to create solutions in as little time as possible.

Theories about decision errors. Frontier Of Physics: Theories of Everything Mapped. “Ever since the dawn of civilization,” Stephen Hawking wrote in his international bestseller A Brief History of Time, “people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable.

Frontier Of Physics: Theories of Everything Mapped

They have craved an understanding of the underlying order in the world.” In the quest for a unified, coherent description of all of nature — a “theory of everything” — physicists have unearthed the taproots linking ever more disparate phenomena. With the law of universal gravitation, Isaac Newton wedded the fall of an apple to the orbits of the planets. Albert Einstein, in his theory of relativity, wove space and time into a single fabric, and showed how apples and planets fall along the fabric’s curves.

And today, all known elementary particles plug neatly into a mathematical structure called the Standard Model. Our map of the frontier of fundamental physics, built by the interactive developer Emily Fuhrman, weights questions roughly according to their importance in advancing the field. One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day... This trailer is the first glimpse of One Day on Earth, an ambitious motion picture shot by thousands of filmmakers in every country in the world on a single day: October 10, 2010.

One Day on Earth: A film shot in every country in the world on a single day...

The trailer alone includes footage from 90 individuals and organizations. The producer/director Kyle Ruddick is currently editing down 3,000 hours of film and is asking for help via Kickstarter to complete the project.

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Why childhood sweethearts no longer measure up – and six other ways dating has changed. For future generations, the question: “How did you and Grandad meet?”

Why childhood sweethearts no longer measure up – and six other ways dating has changed

, will be answered with: “Tinder, obviously.” Within eight years, the internet has become the dominant way heterosexual couples meet. The latest How Couples Meet and Stay Together study by Stanford University found that 39% of heterosexual couples met through online dating or apps, up from 22% in 2009, when the study was last conducted. Post Growth Institute. Ode to Empathy. The discussion around empathy seems to be growing exponentially.

Ode to Empathy

From the huge splash Brené Brown is making with her work on shame, vulnerability and empathy to Jeremy Rifkin’s vision of our moving towards an Empathic Civilization, empathy is becoming a 21st century buzzword. And rightfully so. With the emergence of a global civilization, we need to move beyond the “us and them” mentality that lends itself to so much conflict, violence, and self-destruction. An absolutely essential ingredient for this is empathy. Empathy is the act of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, as the vernacular goes. Changing the Narrative of Human Nature. Viewables. How Wolves Change Rivers. Escapades. Eternity. Individuation. Less is more. Percolate. Time Well Spent. Convey Interest. WEATHER.