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Why We Procrastinate

Why We Procrastinate | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
The British philosopher Derek Parfit espoused a severely reductionist view of personal identity in his seminal book, Reasons and Persons:…

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Can identifying with our future self help motivate us to make good decisions today? 

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How non-rich people can go to college

How non-rich people can go to college | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
College often becomes a six-year self-discovery journey.
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3 step plan

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How to Name A Baby

How to Name A Baby | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Beware of what I call the "Name Fad." Sure, it sounds hip now, but in 30 years, the names Natalie, Chelsea, Samantha, and Lindsay will sound how Nancy, Cheryl, Susan, and Linda do today.
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Interesting article with several graphs.

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How to Run a Business from Your Mobile Phone

How to Run a Business from Your Mobile Phone | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

When it comes to running a small business, mobile devices are undoubtedly a godsend. These days you barely even need a computer – a recent PeoplePerHour poll found that a staggering 73% of small business owners use apps to run their business on a daily basis.  It sounds a bit futuristic, but the advent of being able to run your business entirely from your phone might not be as far away as you think…


Via Daniel Watson, Jesús Hernández, Ivo Nový
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Some of my favorite apps listed, including focus booster, hootsuite, facetime, and feedly, plus so many more to consider. 

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discountvouchersAU's curator insight, January 10, 6:49 PM

It teaches you on how to run a business thru your mobile phone. Just like MyPhoneVouchers.com

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 11, 9:53 AM

Business becomes even more compact when you just have to take your phone with you. If the trends continue, about a year from now they'll be about 10 billion mobile devices being used in the marketplace and only around 9 billion people on the planet . The message becomes: If you don't know how to run your business from a mobile device, it's time you started learning because your competitors are.

Marcellus Maxximus's curator insight, January 13, 2:11 AM

I read this because I wanna see and hear about all the different types of ways to run your own business, even if it is from a mobile devise.

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14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Bored at work? You probably don't experience slow days too often, but when you do, you'll want to make the most of that time.

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I am never bored. Ever. So I was curious about what would be listed and found that yes, I do many of these activities, which I guess can prevent boredom in the first place!

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It's Time To Change Your Passwords And Here's How

It's Time To Change Your Passwords And Here's How | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
The first of the year is a good time for many things, one of which is changing passwords. Most people hate the idea of changing passwords, but it is a necessary evil.
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Good reminder.

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Five things that will get you and your family organized

Five things that will get you and your family organized | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
You don’t need a complete overhaul — these five tips will get you organized in no time
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Practical and focused.

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How to Give a Sincere Compliment

How to Give a Sincere Compliment | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Has someone ever given you a compliment and you subconsciously questioned their motives? Perhaps it was even subconsciously. Maybe you just downright wondered if they wanted something in return.It'...
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Compliment + reason why. Great habit to develop!

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How to Get the Most Out of Unwanted Gift Cards

How to Get the Most Out of Unwanted Gift Cards | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
                                                                         (Photo Credit: Getty Images) ABC News’ Linzie Janis reports: Christmas is over but retailers are working overtime to catch up after a lackluster season for in-store sales.
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$1.7 billion in gift cards went unused last year!

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How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

How to be a social butterfly this holiday season | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
These are among some of the tips offered by a “shyness expert” and psychology professor in the US on how to master one of the most important skills of the holiday season: small talk.
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8 Tips

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Stop your children running up bills on an iPad: a how-to guide - Telegraph

Stop your children running up bills on an iPad: a how-to guide - Telegraph | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Parents are estimated to have spent £3 billion on tech this Christmas, but they could end up spending a whole lot more if they're not careful
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3 Steps

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7 Tips for Nurturing Compassion in Young Children

7 Tips for Nurturing Compassion in Young Children | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
When people are asked to list the best qualities of humans, kindness and compassion are always at the top of the list. We’re able to be compassionate with others in large part because we can empathize with them.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Learn and practice the art and skill of compassion within the family then expand to others.

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Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends.

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Stunning.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, January 16, 9:57 AM

Exquisite photography of the highest order!

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How to Accept a Compliment (Without Complicating It)

How to Accept a Compliment (Without Complicating It) | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Deflecting a compliment is not modest or unpretentious; it's actually a bit rude. After all, someone has taken the time to not only notice you and your efforts, but has gone a step further and actually acknowledged it.
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Just like my mama taught me; say, "Thank you."

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Slideshow: 10 Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu

Slideshow: 10 Foods to Eat When You Have the Flu | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Photos of top foods for when you have the flu. WebMD shows you soothing, nutritious foods to try at home to help you feel better as you treat flu symptoms.

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Tried and true help to bring comfor and healing when ill.

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Richard Haddad's curator insight, January 13, 6:27 PM

Superbe presentation de fruits ! Il est vrai que la vit C contenue dans les fruits  agit sur les symptomes de la grippe .Mais au congrés de Bruxelles voir  le compte rendu sur Twitter , 2 eminents specialistes ,1 americaine et 1 anglaise avaient montré l'interet de donner de l'Actimel pour eviter le syndrome grippal  declenché par la vaccination  antigrippale . Encore une fois voici demontré le role benefique des probiotiques 

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3 Reasons You Find It Hard To Trust People

3 Reasons You Find It Hard To Trust People | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Trust is as vital to healthy relationships as oxygen is to a scuba diver; survival is impossible without it. Whether it’s a naturally low propensity to trust, having unrealistic expectations, or letting our past hurts hold us back from trusting others, we have to move beyond these reasons if we want to have trust-filled relationships in the future. Look for an upcoming post on how to improve your “trust-ability” – the ability to trust others.

 

by Randy Conley

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Learning how to trust, who to trust and when to trust them is important personal work. Making environments, whether at work or in the family or community, is vital work, too.

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5 Skills You Need to Be a Leader at Work

5 Skills You Need to Be a Leader at Work | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
If you've got your eye on a management role — especially one on the top of the totem pole — you have your work cut out for you. After all, there's more to being a boss than, wel... (Nice leadership Infographic...

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For family managers too.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 9, 12:05 PM

If you want to be a truly inspirational and effective leader, there are big picture skills you need to learn — that is, figuring out how to manage your team in a way that impacts the success of the whole company in the long run.

TheSoulfulEMU's curator insight, January 11, 12:35 PM

"For all you current, developing, and hopeful leaders out there."

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A Formula for Happiness

A Formula for Happiness | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Social scientists have determined three sources of supreme contentment: genes, events and values. (RT @raehanbobby: A Formula for Happiness. A #goodread for #leadership, live and love.

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Interesting article with related links and videos to explore.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 8:04 PM

 It turns out that choosing to pursuefour basic values of faith, family, community and work is the surest path to happiness, given that a certain percentage is genetic and not under our control in any way.

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Overcoming The Psychological Barriers To Cleaning Your Messy Desk

Overcoming The Psychological Barriers To Cleaning Your Messy Desk | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

If the thought of getting rid of all your junk makes you anxious, you need to read this.


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Declutter from within.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 6, 11:57 PM

A jolt of leadership wisdom that reminds us how Mindfulness of our own brain habits seems to give us more control over our choices. I'm off to clean my desk! 

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How to create your own home gym

How to create your own home gym | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
A few key pieces (starting at just $8) will give you a full-body workout at home.
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Inexpensive & ideal for small space.

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Most U.S. Families Still Routinely Dine Together at Home

Most U.S. Families Still Routinely Dine Together at Home | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
As families gather around the table this holiday season, Gallup finds that family dining is a part of everyday life for the majority of U.S. parents, and hasn't diminished much in recent years.
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Good news.

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How to easily convert your old DVDs into digital files you can watch anywhere | Macworld

How to easily convert your old DVDs into digital files you can watch anywhere | Macworld | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Ever wanted to watch a movie but didn't want to bring the DVDs with you on a trip? If you convert your DVDs into movie files, you could easily store your collection and access them anytime on your computer.
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5 Common New Year's Resolution Mistakes and How to Fix Them

5 Common New Year's Resolution Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Many of us compose a list of New Year's resolutions that is longer than our child's list to Santa. New Year's resolutions are not bucket lists, they're statements of short-term intentions.
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#5 is key

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How to mind your digital manners in the New Year

How to mind your digital manners in the New Year | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Kim Komando has collected her top suggestions for better digital manners for the New Year.
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