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Nothing New: Storytelling and Social Media -- a new book that sounds really interesting

Nothing New: Storytelling and Social Media -- a new book that sounds really interesting | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
In high school English, I was taught  there are only three stories in this world: Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Man and Man vs. Self. That's it. Three plot lines that explain every tale in the world, fictitious and real.


This book looks like a winner because it has identified long-standing success principles that are still valid today. And then give the reader focused steps (so they promise) for making their content creation really work to attract new customers.


As the authors Muahmmad Yasin and Ryan Brock say, "Sure, social media is a new tool–its form is new. But the content is as old as the hills, using marketing principles that stretch back to the time of Cesar Augustus, one of the canniest propagandists who ever lived."


This does not mean there is nothing new to write. But the authors suggest we need to focus more on content creative quality than the sheer numbers of quantity in order to stand out.


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This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

18 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

“Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.”

Despite the significance of EQ, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know how much you have and what you can do to improve if you’re lacking.


And unfortunately, quality (scientifically valid) EQ tests aren’t free. However there are some sure sighs that can show you have a high EQ.


1. You have a robust emotional vocabulary

2. You’re curious about people

3. You embrace change

4. You know your strengths and weaknesses

5. You’re a good judge of character

6. You are difficult to offend

7. You know how to say no (to yourself and others)

8. You let go of mistakes

9. You give and expect nothing in return

10. You don’t hold grudges

11. You neutralize toxic people

12. You limit your caffeine intake, etc.


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8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read | Edudemic

8 Creative Ways to Get Reluctant Readers to Read | Edudemic | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
According to a study led by Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center, about 23% of 1005 participants (randomly called via landline and cell phone) had not read a book in the past year, including ebooks, printed books, or audiobooks.


With the massive influx of information that students receive on a daily basis thanks to the Internet, it is not a surprising statistic. Not surprising, but quite alarming.

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Wish there was some such fail-safe advice for authors

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The 50 Things You Need To Do For A Relationship To Last

The 50 Things You Need To Do For A Relationship To Last | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Relationships are tough. Marriage is a tough bitch. And it’s certainly not for everyone.


But if you’re inclined to weather sickness and health, richer and poorer — and even if you’ve just met the person with whom you want to be in a longterm romance — bring a short memory and a long sense of humor. You’re gonna need it.

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China's Millionaires Are Leaving China

China's Millionaires Are Leaving China | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Wealthy Chinese are scrambling to buy their way into countries with clean air and good schools. 


There is a growing trend among China’s richest to use their wealth to move themselves and their families abroad. This is done primarily in the form of investment visas.

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16 Ways to Motivate Anyone

16 Ways to Motivate Anyone | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Psychologist Steven Reiss argues that there are 16 core values/desires/motives.


Knowing how we priortize them and how others do the same can explain a lot about why we do the things we do. More importantly, knowing how these 16 basic values are priortized can help us to motivate other people–whether we are interested in rewards or punishments.


Here are the 16 in no particular order


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If you’re not pissing someone off, you probably aren’t doing anything important

If you’re not pissing someone off, you probably aren’t doing anything important | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Meaningful achievements are, perversely, *more* likely to annoy the world around you.


Whatever you do, you’re going to annoy someone, and annoying someone can be a good thing. Let me show you the virtue of being an occasional asshole.

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The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time - PopCrunch

The 10 Most Disturbing Books Of All Time - PopCrunch | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst. I’d say enjoy, but that doesn’t really seem appropriate …
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The 100 Most Useful Websites on the Internet

The 100 Most Useful Websites on the Internet | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Back in September 2014, it was estimated that there are now overone billion websites on the internet, with that number increasing every second. With so many sites out there, it can be extremely difficult to locate a resource that will actually fulfil your needs and help you with your projects or inquires. Fortunately, the list below features over 100 websites you can use for almost any creative project, intellectual research or simply for fun!

 

Check out the list below and let us know about any great resource websites that you use....



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You just can't fail to find a few of specific interest to you here.

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Want To Move Up? Want To Grow? Start Thinking BIG.

Want To Move Up? Want To Grow? Start Thinking BIG. | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
This is a great exercise for you to start thinking about YOUR abilities — how far you can push yourself.

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(From the article): This is a great practice to get you out of your safe, fuzzy and warm bubble and to start thinking BIG.  Don’t think of your current self or your current situation. Begin to think of an alternate universe where your ‘best self’ lives — what would they be doing right now? What is their position? What projects would they be working on? Who would they be talking to, accessing, and leveraging to get things done.

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30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30

30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30 | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully.

If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so.
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10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds

10+ No-Signup Collaboration Tools You Can Use in 10 Seconds | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the word "collaboration"?


Do you associate it with the frustrating clunkiness of trying to synchronize everyone’s work? Many collaboration tools require an account to even get started before you benefit from their collaboration features. That in itself negates the act of swift collaborating, with people coming from all ends of the spectrum to combine ideas, talent and work.


Many believe that collaboration should be as “painless” as possible. We dug through the web with simple guidelines in mind.


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The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral

The Secrets Of Writing Smart, Long-form Articles That Go Absolutely Viral | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Going deep with the founders of Wait But Why, who show that thoughtful, long-form content is king.
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Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius

Einstein: 8 Ways to Lead Yourself Without Being a Genius | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

He never attributed his accomplishments to his brilliant mind. Rather, he credited his character - his simple curiosity combined with relentless determination.


Albert Einstein went so far as to say he was not smarter than other people. He just stuck with things longer than anybody else.

It's a great lesson in self-leadership for us all. There are many smart people in this world going nowhere fast.

 

Here is what Einstein had to say, and how we can apply his words of wisdom to our daily lives today.


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How To Find Happiness In Today’s Hectic World

How To Find Happiness In Today’s Hectic World | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Economics tells us that more choice is better. And for most of human existence that has been true.


But research is showing that more choice is not always better. Overflowing email inboxes, 500 television channels and 175 different kinds of salad dressing at the grocery store don’t make life drastically better — it’s paralyzing. 


Here’s Barry Schwartz, a professor at Swarthmore College and the author of the bestseller, The Paradox of Choice:


The standard way of thinking about this is that more choice will help some people and hurt no one. But it turns out that when people have too many options, instead of being liberated by all these choices, they’re paralyzed. They can’t choose at all. And if they overcome paralysis, they make worse decisions.


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Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER

Google wins patent for wristband that could treat CANCER | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The California firm's patent details a wearable that could target any substances, when present in the blood, that may affect the health of a wearer by transmitting energy into the vessels.

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Craig Allen Keefner's curator insight, March 20, 11:17 AM
  • Patent details a wearable that could target substances in a wearer's blood
  • This substances could be proteins linked with Parkinson's, or cancer cells
  • It would then 'modify or destroy' targets by transmitting energy into blood
  • This could include infrared signals, a radio-frequency or acoustic pulse
  • Scientists in the life sciences division of Google X laboratories are using human skin in their research to develop the wristband
  • Wristband could also work with pills that cause unhealthy cells to light up 
Courtney Bonner's curator insight, March 25, 12:56 PM

If this wristband ends up being approved by the FDA, it could be a major change for the medical field. Cancer is obviously devastating and ruins too many lives worldwide, so it would be awesome to see this wristband save the world.

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8 Ways to Get More Done While You Sleep

8 Ways to Get More Done While You Sleep | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Sometimes it feels like there just isn’t enough time to get everything finished. From the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, it can seem as if the entire day just flew by.


An unfortunate side effect of this stress is that many people shirk their responsibility of sleeping. Instead, they choose to forfeit that vital time for an extra few hours of typing at the computer or reading another document.


But what if you didn’t have to say goodbye to sleep in order to be productive? What if you could utilize your sleeping hours to actually get chores and tasks done?

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60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
When we were young life was easier, right? I know sometimes it seems that way. But the truth is life still is easy. It always will be. The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the more we complicate things for ourselves.
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Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys


You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.

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Learning new languages will literally make you see the world differently

Learning new languages will literally make you see the world differently | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that people who speak more than one language literally see the world differently, ScienceMag reveals. Researchers have found that depending on the primary language spoken, pe...

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Best Procrastination Tip Ever | Zen Habits

Best Procrastination Tip Ever | Zen Habits | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.”

But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now.

It’ll take you two minutes. It’ll save you countless hours.

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Identify the most important thing you have to do today.

Decide to do just the first little part of it — just the first minute, or even 30 seconds of it. Getting started is the only thing in the world that matters.

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There is only one rule in this life and it is not to give up.. > Unbroken

There is only one rule in this life and it is not to give up..

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58% of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 15, 12:51 AM

Wonder what is the best way to measure your own emotional intelligence?

Diana Short 's curator insight, March 17, 12:51 PM

I would love to be able to manage all these leaves more graciously.

I think this is at the heart of happiness in career.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 18, 4:38 PM

Un article qui parle de notre intelligence émotionnelle. Trop souvent nous associons leadership et action (un leader est un homme d'action). Je pense plutôt que leadership tient d'abord compte de ses propres limites, et de bien utiliser cette intelligence émotionnelle par rapport à lui-même et les autres. Un leader "est" d'abord avant qu'il ne "fait" des choses.

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How to fit 7.3 Billion People In One Building | Wait But Why

How to fit 7.3 Billion People In One Building | Wait But Why | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
This isn't gonna be pleasant for anyone.


But if we’re gonna fit all of us into a single building, nothing currently on Earth is going to work—we have to build it ourselves.

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55 great books under 200 pages #Infographic

55 great books under 200 pages #Infographic | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Having no time doesn’t mean you have to stop reading. Just pick up the shorter book.

Half Price Books, one of America’s favorite independent booksellers, asked their customers to recommend books under 200 pages that would be a perfect companion of a book lover.

The image below displays top 55 recommendations.

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