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Michelle Obama Joins Pinterest

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Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, has joined Pinterest.

 

The account is officially run by President Obama’s campaign staff, but pins posted and captioned by the first lady herself are signed “-mo,” the same system used for the Obamas’ Twitter accounts.

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The 21 Best Cities To Live In

The 21 Best Cities To Live In | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Urban areas with the highest quality of living.


Via massimo facchinetti
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Some cities are just easier to live in than others.

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9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Wouldn't it be great if success was simple?

But it isn't.

There's no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, but we will do our best to steer you in the right direction.

Here's a list of helpful habits of some highly successful—and wildly productive—people to get your started.

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How Assertive Should You Be? The Answers Will Surprise You.

How Assertive Should You Be? The Answers Will Surprise You. | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Google the phrase “assertiveness training” and over 700,000 possibilities will pop up.


We take it as truth that how assertive or unassertive we are affects every aspect of our lives, including work and relationships. Culturally, we link assertiveness to success, leadership, and getting ahead, but still, there’s ambivalence: Look up “assertive” in the dictionary and you’ll see its synonym is “aggressive.”


Don’t rely on your own perception of how assertive or unassertive you are; it’s not likely to be accurate. If you’re beginning to notice that how you’re acting is having real social costs, pay attention.

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Being a Better Online Reader

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Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper.


Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.



Via Nik Peachey, Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 23, 9:01 AM

A very interesting read.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, January 24, 11:44 AM

Tasapainoinen artikkeli siitä, miten lukeminen on muuttunut digiaikana, ja siitä, miksi tarve pitkittäistutkimuksille on suuri. Tutkimusnäyttö ei ole ristiriidatonta, ei myöskään yksilöiden kokemukset. Itse alan olla jo sangen taitava digilukija, koska olen harjoitellut paljon, ja pystyn keskittymään sekä välttämään internetin houkutuksia yhtä hyvin (tai huonosti) paperikirjaa kuin digitaalista tekstiä lukessani. Syventyvän lukemisen taitoa on harjoiteltava, oli väline sitten mikä hyvänsä.

 

Keinoja, jotka voivat auttaa esimerkiksi aloittelevaa digilukijaa, annetaan tekstissä: muistiinpanojen teko käsin, lukeminen offline-tilassa, tietoinen hidastaminen ja sen tajuaminen, että ymmärtäminen vaatii aikaa ja paneutumista. 

 

Pidän erityisesti siitä, että Anne Mangen pyrkii etsimään syitä ja näyttöä eikä vain vahvistamaan omia ennakkoluulojaan.

 

Mukana on monia tuttuja usein siteerattuja tutkimuksia mutta ainakin minulle myös uusia, kiinnostavia tuloksia. Esimerkiksi pelaajien parempi kyky käsitellä digitaalista tekstiä kuulostaa oikeastaan aika luonnolliselta, mutta en olisi osannut sitä arvata.

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The richest woman in the world is ... | CNN.com

The richest woman in the world is ... | CNN.com | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Revealed: The richest women in each region and how they made their fortune.


The wealthiest woman in North America is Christy Walton. As the widow of John Walton, son of Walmart founder Sam Walton, Christy Walton inherited a portion of the retail fortune following her husband's death in 2005. With an estimated worth of $37.9 billion she is the world's richest woman.

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20 Books They Think You Should Read

You are what you read, think, and write. Top 20 list of books that today’s change makers think you should read.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 4:44 PM

Beginner's Mind was a surprise, albeit a pleasant one. It is an enjoyable read which provides a space to find one's self.

 

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10 Good Communication Skills You Absolutely Must Know

10 Good Communication Skills You Absolutely Must Know | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Every relationship you have is impacted by your ability — or inability — to communicate well.


Whether at work, in your love life, or with friends and family, good communication fosters better understanding, helps us resolve differences, promotes mutual trust and respect, and allows creative ideas to flourish.


Although communication seems fairly simple and straightforward, so much of our communication is misunderstood or misinterpreted. Of course, this can cause conflict and wounded feelings in personal and professional relationships.


Via Morag Barrett, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Suvi Salo
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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Choose Your Friends Carefully - Forbes

5 Scientific Reasons You Should Choose Your Friends Carefully - Forbes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Throughout adulthood, it’s easy to lose touch with old friends and it can be hard to develop new friendships. The ditigal age has complicated this process as well by changing the way friends interact.


But there’s growing evidence that genuine friendships may be very important in terms of your personal and professional life.


Even as an adult, friends can impact not just the quality of your life - but also the length of it.


Via Rami Kantari, Carolyn Williams
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Penrith Farms's curator insight, January 13, 2:36 PM

Something to think about on a Friday night.  Be social, not digitally.  Good night and be safe everyone.

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12 More Things People Who Make a Lot of Money Do

12 More Things People Who Make a Lot of Money Do | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The rich have been studied extensively — how they spend their money, how they spend their time.


The findings have been published in books like The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley, and Rich Habits by Tom Corley.


And now, you can read what people who make a lot of money do..

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Five reasons why we should all learn how to do nothing

Five reasons why we should all learn how to do nothing | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Are today’s always-connected, crazily busy lifestyles affecting our health? Give yourself a break – your brain needs downtime

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The idea that “doing nothing” is a skill to be learned might seem bewildering at first. Surely it’s just a question of stopping doing anything else? Yet that’s far easier said than done. It’s long been recognised – by everyone from the Buddha to John Keats – that “doing” can be a kind of compulsion, an addiction we only fail to acknowledge as such because society praises us for it. Indeed, learning how to do nothing might be the most vital skill for thriving in our frenetic, overwhelmed, always-connected culture. Here are five key reasons why:


Via Dr Peter Carey, Miloš Bajčetić, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Suvi Salo
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11 Easy Ways to Pack Less

11 Easy Ways to Pack Less | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Are you an overpacker? Then you probably think packing light is hard. Here are 11 easy-to-implement tips on how to pack less.
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The Psychology of Handling Criticism

The Psychology of Handling Criticism | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Nobody likes being told that they suck at anything. But no matter how you dress it up, that’s what most of us hear when we receive criticism.

Via Anne Leong
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13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident

13 Ways to Teach Yourself to Be More Confident | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Are you as confident as you'd like to be? Few people would answer "yes" to that question. But, according to Becky Blalock, author and former Fortune 500 executive, anyone can learn to be more confident. And it's a skill we can teach ourselves.

Begin by forgetting the notion that confidence, leadership, and public speaking are abilities people are born with. In fact, research shows that being shy and cautious is the natural human state. "That's how people in early times lived to pass on their genes, so it's in our gene pool," she says. "You had to be cautious to survive. But the things they needed to worry about then are not the things we need to worry about today."

How do you teach yourself to be more confident? Here's some advice..

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16 Advantages Of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

16 Advantages Of Leaving Your Comfort Zone | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard that you are either moving forward or falling backward? No one can just stay smack dab in the middle. You’re either going forward or backward. Period.

It may feel easier to fall backward, but what are the advantages of pushing forward and stepping out of your comfort zone?
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16 Ways To Get More Restful Sleep

16 Ways To Get More Restful Sleep | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, it is easy to take sleep for granted. It’s normal to see a number of young professionals rush to the office so early in the morning and come home during the wee hours at night.


It is also common to see work being done during those few hours before going to bed just to try to catch up with the never-ending tight deadlines and busy workdays.


However, it might be useful to take a break, contemplate on why sleep is essential, and remember the need to get more restful sleep.


Via Bobby Dillard, Carolyn Williams
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The Surprising Real Names Of 30 Celebrities

The Surprising Real Names Of 30 Celebrities | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, and Joaquin Phoenix are among the actors who have changed their names for fame.
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10 Untold Adventures Of Roald Dahl - Listverse

10 Untold Adventures Of Roald Dahl - Listverse | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

When most people think about Roald Dahl, they think about the books they read in their childhood, or the movie adaptations. Words like "snozzberry" and and “whizzpopper” spring to mind—as well as cartoonishly mean adults and the clever boys and girls who outsmarted them.


And while that is one aspect of Dahl’s life, he was a lot more complicated than you probably thought.

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Why You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water in the Morning

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Starting your day off with warm lemon water is thought to have a ton of health benefits - and it's been an Ayurvedic practice for a long time. Read on to learn about the health benefits of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning.
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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.


After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn't make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn't just the smog or the traffic deaths; in a city, cars aren't even a convenient way to get around.

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The web has stolen my creativity. I need the time and space to think …

The web has stolen my creativity. I need the time and space to think … | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Mark Zuckerberg may have discovered the book but Facebook – and the rest of the web – is the enemy of deep thought

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For anyone who wants to write a book, however, the internet is probably the greatest enemy to attention and concentrated thought, both for the writer and potential readers. It works in partnership with the mind – trained during years of internet use – not be able to concentrate on any one thing for more than 90 seconds.

 

The cost of this butterfly attention span is creativity. There is no space and time among the constant digestion of competing stories, picture, videos, messages and emails. For every instructional video and the remarkable luxury of real-time global instant messaging, there is, on a bad day, a thousand punchlines, a thousand cannibal comment threads, an endless river of pouting, over made-up selfies all demanding your attention and once they have it, they send it off elsewhere.


Via Creativity For Life, Lynnette Van Dyke, Helen Teague, Miloš Bajčetić
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Helen Teague's curator insight, January 12, 9:24 AM

Reflection is needed among the young and brilliant

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Learn the 7 Secrets for Building Unstoppable Confidence

Learn the 7 Secrets for Building Unstoppable Confidence | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Building true confidence is a gradual process. No one is going to turn into a positive, self-confident person overnight.

But if you're in need of some extra confidence, here are seven secrets for building unstoppable confidence that are no longer undercover.


1. Stop comparing yourself to others.
2. Remember that the loudest is not the most confident.
3. Keep your limiting beliefs at bay.
4. Live in a positive reality.
5. Don't mask it.
6. Change what you can.
7. Be fully committed.


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5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower

5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Willpower is not something you either have or you don't.

Sure, some people may be more self-disciplined than you. Some people may be better at resisting temptation than you. But that's probably not because they were born with some certain special something inside them--instead, they've found ways to store up their willpower and use it when it really matters.

They have remarkable willpower not because they have more of it, but because they've learned how to best use what they have.

Here's how you can, too:


1. Eliminate as many choices as possible.

2. Make choices tonight that set up tomorrow.

3. Do the hardest thing you need to do first.

4. Refuel frequently.

5. Create reminders of long-term goals.


by Jeff Haden

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Are You Making Use of These 200+ Content Marketing Tips?

Are You Making Use of These 200+ Content Marketing Tips? | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Here are some of our best articles on the topic of blogging and content marketing.

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Loving What You Do Is the Cornerstone of Wealth and Happiness

Loving What You Do Is the Cornerstone of Wealth and Happiness | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of advice going around online these days telling people to do what you love, follow your childhood passions, and live happily ever after.
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