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24 Questions That Awaken The Real You

24 Questions That Awaken The Real You | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
24 questions that will take people to places they've never dared go before (but secretly want to). It's time to awaken the real you.

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13 Productivity Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder

13 Productivity Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
We asked the Buffer community for their top productivity tips. Here are some of the smart answers we got!
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Great Personality Test - Enjoy!

Look at the trees and choose the one that is immediately most appealing to you. Don’t think about it too long, just choose, and find out what your choice says about your personality. write down your choice in the comments.  

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10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

10 Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it


Most people understand that to be successful they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. People are scared by the task and believe it requires inauthentic, uncomfortable behavior and is an activity that is inconsistent with focusing on job performance. 


Too often, people view networking "as something that 'is not them' or that they could not see themselves doing."


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7 Business Books That Changed My Life

7 Business Books That Changed My Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Many books claim they will change your life. These seven really did change mine.


written by JEFF HADEN

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How the City Looks When You're Hanging Out of a Helicopter Above It

How the City Looks When You're Hanging Out of a Helicopter Above It | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Aerial photographer Jason Hawkes spends an outsized amount of time hanging out of the open door of a twin-engine helicopter. Your nightmare is his living--he's been shooting from the sky since 1991. And over on Sploid, he shares some of his latest work, including images from London's Shard and NYC's New York Times building.
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Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in California | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

California poppies bloom all over the state, but the western side of Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County is the most consistent poppy-bearing land, protected from grazing and other human interference. Each spring, this desert like area comes alive with millions of bright orange poppy flowers.

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An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Weekend with Strangers

An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Weekend with Strangers | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Introvert or extrovert, a weekend surrounded by strangers--whether that's for a company getaway, a wedding, or a family trip--is always a little challenging. For introverts, it's about finding a balance so you can survive the weekend. Here's how I learned to deal with it without losing my mind.
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Klout Is Basically Dead, but It Finally Matters | Slate

Klout Is Basically Dead, but It Finally Matters | Slate | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

"Klout once aspired to be the Q Score of the Internet: a way of tracking reach and influence across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Its algorithm has always been a black box. But the company moved beyond the vanity metrics of social media—things like number of friends or followers—and into deeper indicators of engagement, like retweets. By doing so, Klout tried to become the world’s first and most reliable standard of measuring social influence.  It never quite got there..." 


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Is Klout really dead? Does it really matter? Is Bieber's hair real? Does that matter?

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7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, it can be the little things that have an outsized impact on our day-to-day happiness levels.
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8 Solutions for Loneliness That Don’t Require a Romantic Relationship

8 Solutions for Loneliness That Don’t Require a Romantic Relationship | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Feeling isolated or disconnected? These suggestions may help you overcome loneliness.
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5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break Right Now

5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break Right Now | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Here are  ways to give your brain a break during your workday.


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donhornsby's curator insight, April 15, 2014 8:29 AM

Brain breaks can make a big difference in your ability to be productive, creative, and innovative. The paradox is that doing less often allows you to do more.

 

What do you do to give your brain a break, and how does your company help you do it?

Divoux Anne-Laure's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:12 AM

Ploys for PR?To impress new recruits? Not only... There is solid evidence that fun creativity breaks actually improve employee productivity.

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Nuts Make You Live Longer

Nuts Make You Live Longer | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

If you like snacking on nuts, a team of Harvard researchers has some very good news: That might just make you less likely to die. 


Well, OK, so technically everyone is 100% likely to die, but in a study of 118,000 people, those who ate a serving of nuts each day were 20% less likely to die of any cause during the 30-year study period than those who didn't.

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30 Brilliant Psychological Life Hacks That Successful People Have Been Using Forever

30 Brilliant Psychological Life Hacks That Successful People Have Been Using Forever | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Attitude is everything. Change your state of mind and you can change your world.
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16 cool things you can do on the Internet for free

16 cool things you can do on the Internet for free | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The Beatles sang it and countless philosophers have claimed it, the best things in life are free. But is it really the case? Well, if you're hanging out on the Internet the answer is a resounding yes. To see why check out these sixteen fantastic freebies.
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8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this means they can shed light on some of the basic questions of existence. The bad news? These are questions that may always lay just beyond the limits of our comprehension.
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Science Says Overconfidence Key to Success

Science Says Overconfidence Key to Success | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Average people think overconfidence is a character fault; entrepreneurs embrace it.
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Most people assume overconfidence is a negative character trait that creates failure through hubris and overreach.  Science, however, has long known that entrepreneurs are consistently overconfident.  If they weren't, they wouldn't launch startups.

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60 TIPS FOR A STUNNINGLY GREAT LIFE

60 TIPS FOR A STUNNINGLY GREAT LIFE | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Too many people live the same year 80 times. To avoid getting to the end and feeling flooded regret over a live half-lived, read (and then apply) these interesting tips:

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Download 400,000 high-res images from Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection

Download 400,000 high-res images from Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made 400,000 images from its collection available for use in the public domain.
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5 Rules of Storytelling: Lessons From Masters

5 Rules of Storytelling: Lessons From Masters | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
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Many thanks to fellow curator @Giuseppe Mauriello for suggesting this post! It's an article written by Gavin McMahon that includes 2 SlideShare pieces.


The first SlideShare is about Pixar's rules for storytelling. The second SlideShare are story tips from Kurt Vonnegut.


I've curated the Pixar piece before, along with some of Vonnegut's material. But now they are together in this post, plus the author includes the top 5 tips for better business storytelling.


And there's a bonus! Follow the link at the end of the article for a terrific post, "Make Your Presentations Poetic". 


This is all good stuff. Happy storytelling!


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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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:06 PM

Many thanks to fellow curator [url=/u/105017 x-already-notified=1]Giuseppe Mauriello[/url] for suggesting this post! It's an article written by Gavin McMahon that includes 2 SlideShare pieces.


The first SlideShare is about Pixar's rules for storytelling. The second SlideShare are story tips from Kurt Vonnegut.


I've curated the Pixar piece before, along with some of Vonnegut's material. But now they are together in this post, plus the author includes the top 5 tips for better business storytelling.


And there's a bonus! Follow the link at the end of the article for a terrific post, "Make Your Presentations Poetic". 


This is all good stuff. Happy storytelling!


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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How to Raise Leptin Levels

How to Raise Leptin Levels | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Leptin is a hormone that helps manage appetite levels. If you are feeling lethargic or if you want to lose a little bit of weight, you may require more leptin in your system.


Leptin works by informing your brain about how much you have in your fat reserves. These emergency reserves are available to your body when immediate or regular nutrition is not available.


With weight gain, your leptin communication becomes confused, and you develop a resistance to leptin. This can cause continued weight gain that becomes very difficult to lose.

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This Is What 500 Years of Female Portraits in Under 3 Minutes Looks Like [VIDEO] - Goodnet

This Is What 500 Years of Female Portraits in Under 3 Minutes Looks Like [VIDEO] - Goodnet | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

If you like art, you will love this mesmerizing 3-minute journey through 500 years of female portraits.


Even if you're no art expert, you will still appreciate the beauty of these masterpieces and get blown away by the evolution of art over the years.

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These 12 Habits Are Killing Your Productivity.. Fix Them Today.

These 12 Habits Are Killing Your Productivity.. Fix Them Today. | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Everyday comes with new challenges you are expected to overcome and tasks you are supposed to accomplish by the end of the working day. 


And guess what, it never ends.There is always something to do. And the more you take on, the more there is to do. Your productivity may be suffering in the process and you may not even know it.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:23 AM

Is is possible that these habits are killing your ability to be productive?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 12, 2014 1:01 PM

It is interesting that having hierarchies was not included. The points about to-do lists and constantly meeting is School writ large. Consider the use of curricula as a large scale to-do list.

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4 Lessons on Conquering Fear and Living the Life You Want to Live

4 Lessons on Conquering Fear and Living the Life You Want to Live | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” ~Marianne Williamson


You are here to be powerful, fierce, and uniquely you. Do not fear this power, but run to it and embrace it with open arms.

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Creative, Cool Ways to Make Earth Day Relevant to Kids

Creative, Cool Ways to Make Earth Day Relevant to Kids | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Linda Sharps knows the environmental holiday isn't high on her kids' priority list. But these ideas will likely spark their interest.
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