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6,000 people will receive a livable salary just for existing. And you could be next.

6,000 people will receive a livable salary just for existing. And you could be next. | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
It might sound ridiculous. It might seem impossible. But it's called universal basic income, and it's happening as we speak.
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Health | TED.com

Health | TED.com | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of health.

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If you don't have health, you don't have anything!

 

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How to Give a Killer Presentation

How to Give a Killer Presentation | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Lessons from TED
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It's your story - not those comical elevator speeches, death by power point but it's the business storytelling evolution. 

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See How Many Memes Delta Packed Into This Ridiculous In-Flight Safety Video

See How Many Memes Delta Packed Into This Ridiculous In-Flight Safety Video | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Delta’s latest in-flight safety video features the most popular memes on YouTube, such as the kid from the “Charlie Bit My Finger” video, the Annoying Orange, Keyboard Cat, screaming goats and the guy who freaked out about double rainbows.
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Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal ...
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Public speaking tips: Transform your fear into energy - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Public speaking tips: Transform your fear into energy - Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
IN MY EIGHTH-GRADE English class, I had to memorize and write without error this famous Shakespearean speech made by Mark Anthony. One misspelled word, misplaced comma or period, and I would fail.
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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.
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Better get some sleep! I had no clue! Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived

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Wine Study Shows Price Influences Perception | Caltech

Wine Study Shows Price Influences Perception | Caltech | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but slap on a hefty price tag, and our opinion of it might go through the roof. At least that's the case with the taste of wine, say scientists from the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University.
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The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER...

Beginning scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom explaining why America's Not the Greatest Country Any Longer... But It Can Be.
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7 rules for making more happiness

7 rules for making more happiness | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Using simple, delightful illustrations, designer Stefan Sagmeister shares his latest thinking on happiness -- both the conscious and unconscious kind.
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Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2015

Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2015 | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Twenty design professionals give their highly opinionated takes on what’s trending, and what’s ending, in 2015.
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Simon Sinek: If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business

Simon Sinek: If You Don't Understand People, You Don't Understand Business | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
About this presentation In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meanin...
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The importance of trust and authenticity.

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken.

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This Is Water by David Foster Wallace Full Speech - YouTube

Speech given by David Foster Wallace to Kenyon College's 2005 graduating class.
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"That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing. is about the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness; awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, all the time, that we have to keep reminding ourselves over and over:

"This is water."

"This is water."

It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out. Which means yet another grand cliché turns out to be true: your education really IS the job of a lifetime. And it commences: now."

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Poll finds drivers texting, tweeting and taking selfies behind the wheel - The Guardian

Poll finds drivers texting, tweeting and taking selfies behind the wheel - The Guardian | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of US motorists text, study finds, 33% email and 10% even use video chat - while 30% who use Twitter while driving say they do it ‘all the time’
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Brilliant and Brainy Books to Take to the Beach This Summer

Brilliant and Brainy Books to Take to the Beach This Summer | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
Summer is a time of familiar comforts: the scent of sunscreen and the feeling of sand between toes, the taste of Bomb Pops and the sight of long, late, orange sunsets.
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How to Turn Your Life Around - Huffington Post

How to Turn Your Life Around - Huffington Post | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
"When you walk in your value, people respond."

I can clearly remember the day that I decided to walk in my value. That day was one year ago almost exactly from the day I am writing this.
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Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
There's no denying it -- the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, "Is that comma supposed t...
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Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being.

 

Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”


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Don Cloud's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:14 PM

A must see video!!

Victoria Harris's curator insight, February 5, 2014 3:44 PM

This is well worth a watch. Sinek looks at how we are hard wired to feel particular emotions - as leaders and followers. 

 

CL Costley's curator insight, October 16, 2014 11:20 PM

I just finished reading this book.  It's got "respect" (mainly in the form of empathy) all the way through.

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Gift Basket Villas Blog

Gift Basket Villas Blog | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
A blog about gift giving.
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This is such a great article, I needed to share and use as a guide:http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/10-Great-Personal-Goals-To-Set-This-Year  10 Great Personal Goals to Achieve This YearI usually set goals rather than make resolutions and my goals usually start out with something simple and very personal. One goal usually lead to another. These are just life changing tips that I have used in the past to help me get from down to up and feeling great even when things don't go my way. You can change them around if you like.Make a goals list similar to this one or just use mine!Make every day count. Don't take it for granted, live every day like it was your last.
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The Paradigm Shift: 4 Goals Of 21st Century Learning

The Paradigm Shift: 4 Goals Of 21st Century Learning | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
The Paradigm Shift: 4 Goals Of 21st Century Learning

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Eva Ramos's curator insight, November 9, 2013 1:47 PM

21st century paradigms

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a new vision on education

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What paradign shifts does NARFE need to make? What shifts have YOU made?

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How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr

How Hashtags Work on Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it

Hashtags, which make it easier to find, share and curate content on social platforms, can be an invaluable tool in your marketing arsenal.


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 14, 2015 10:33 AM

Outstanding article on #Hashtags and super website for content marketing info and resources

RebeccaMoore's curator insight, February 17, 2015 8:05 PM

Keep this for future reference for project and networking in the future.

Ingrid B's curator insight, February 23, 2015 1:26 PM

¿Cómo funcionan los Hashtags enTwitter, Instagram, Google +, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr y Flickr? Guía en inglés que explica cómo los Hashtags sirven para buscar, compartir y curar contenido en las redes sociales.

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The One Factor That Predicts an Entrepreneur’s Success

The One Factor That Predicts an Entrepreneur’s Success | Brenda's Whims | Scoop.it
The only statistically significant predictor of whether a business owner will be successful in obtaining expansion capital is not the size of the business, the time in business or the industry—it is the owner’s goal for growth.

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Important for Small Business owners

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