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South Korean Banks, Broadcasters Crash En Masse

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SEOUL, South Korea - Computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed simultaneously Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea.Screens went blank at...
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Why designing your own website is a Creative Distraction.

When is it likely that your desire to express your creativity might not be in your best interests? I can think of several possibilities with creative accounting right at the top of the list, however the one that gets many entrepreneurs, business o...
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Why 4th July is not the most important Independence Day.

Wishing all American readers a happy, safe and relaxing 4th of July. [caption id="attachment_2942" align="alignleft" width="400"] Independence Day[/caption]           What does Independence mean to you? ...
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A new Canadian's reflections on Canada Day.

In honour of Canada Day, a short post on a new Canadian's reflections of this country.   [caption id="attachment_3581" align="alignleft" width="300"] Canada Day[/caption]             After...
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Reinforcing the concrete of habitual commitment.

The previous post  explored the concept of making action steps become habits as a way to stay on track of keeping our commitments to achieve goals and get things done. This post looks at ways of reinforcing those habits and the benefits that com...
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One simple trick to set commitments in concrete.

Yes there is one simple trick to set your commitment in concrete, make it as enduring as if it was cast in a tablet of stone. Just like the ten commandments. Richard Elzey via Compfight Assuming it is a real commitment to take steps toward...
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Transcending Our World of Delusions - RobertRinger.com

Transcending Our World of Delusions - RobertRinger.com | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Reality is an issue that people tend to get very emotional about.  The problem is that reality is nothing more than truth, and as Baltasar Gracian, the insightful and pragmatic 17th century Jesuit priest, cautioned, “Truth is abhorred by the masses.”  Instead, they try to make true that which they love — a self-delusive practice …
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Perseverance without commitment is effective as herding cats.

[caption id="attachment_2119" align="alignleft" width="300"] Goals need commitment[/caption] Setting goals is not enough, we need three more ingredients, perseverance, determination and commitment. A conversation with a person I have been coach...
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Taliban Prisoner Swap Frees U.S. Soldier Held Nearly 5 Years

Taliban Prisoner Swap Frees U.S. Soldier Held Nearly 5 Years | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was handed over to American Special Operations forces inside Afghanistan on Saturday morning by a group of 18 Taliban, Obama administration officials said.
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BBC issues new guidance for journalists on using Twitter: 'Don't do anything stupid' | Press Gazette

BBC issues new guidance for journalists on using Twitter: 'Don't do anything stupid' | Press Gazette | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Press Gazette, Britain's Journalism Weekly: news, analysis and jobs (RT @pressgazette: BBC issues new guidance for journalists on using Twitter: 'Don't do anything stupid' http://t.co/XPrBpJLpjZ)...
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How is your Facebook strategy working now?

[caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="221"] Facebook's effectiveness sliding?[/caption]           Did you rush into frenzied Facebook activity? Start a page for your business and get hundreds...
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British Cleric Is Convicted in Terror Trial

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Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, a former imam who prosecutors said had “devoted his life to violent jihad,” was convicted of 11 terrorism-related charges on Monday.
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Questions about Purpose

[caption id="attachment_3456" align="alignleft" width="154"] What is our Purpose?[/caption]                 Over the last few years, some of the most frequent keywords used in searche...
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U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created

U.S. businesses are being destroyed faster than they’re being created | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
New business creation declined by about half from 1978 to 2011.
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Why Contrarian Thinking and Cognitive Dissonance Create Opportunity.

The previous two posts loosely followed Canada Day and the 4th of July Independence day themes to suggest that real individual, personal, independence is internal, not dependent on the way our countries came to be independent nations. [caption id=...
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A new Canadian’s reflections on Canada Day.

In honour of Canada Day, a short post on a new Canadian s reflections of this country.
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Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations

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The Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, that closely held corporations cannot be required under the Affordable Care Act to pay for insurance coverage for contraception.
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Rebekah Brooks Found Not Guilty in Phone Hacking Case

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Ms. Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper holdings in Britain, was cleared of all charges, but her deputy Andy Coulson was found guilty on at least one count.
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No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

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Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections
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Eric Cantor Defeated by David Brat, Tea Party Challenger, in Primary Upset

Eric Cantor Defeated by David Brat, Tea Party Challenger, in Primary Upset | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
In one of the most stunning primary election upsets in congressional history, Mr. Cantor, the House majority leader, was soundly defeated by David Brat, a Tea Party-backed candidate.
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Vodafone Reveals Direct Access by Governments to Customer Data

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In a privacy report, the British telecommunications company said that the authorities in certain countries had direct access to its networks without having to use legal warrants.
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The Power of Purpose

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500"] The Power of Purpose[/caption] net_efekt via Compfight This post on 8 May, Questions about Purpose, mentioned how "The Purpose of Life" or variations on that theme were one of the most frequently di...
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Thai military: Think before you tweet

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The coup was televised through one messenger. (RT @cnni: Thai military: Be careful what you tweet http://t.co/QKzOg6QQtJ #ThaiCoup)
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Words of wisdom from an unusual source.

    [caption id="attachment_3469" align="alignleft" width="300"] Opportunity[/caption]                   In view of today being a holiday here in Canada, here'...
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A Selfie-Taking, Hashtagging Teenage Administration

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In The Wall Street Journal, Eliot A. Cohen writes that the Obama crowd too often responds to critics and to world affairs like self-absorbed adolescents.
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Putin Says Russia Forces Withdrew from Ukraine Border

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President Vladimir V. Putin said Russian troops had pulled back from the Ukrainian border, and he urged separatists in eastern Ukraine to postpone their May 11 referendum.
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