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10 Things You Didn't Know Mint Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know Mint Could Do | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it


Mint can be a powerful tool when it comes to monitoring your finances. The service helps you track how much money you’re spending and on what, and alerts you when bills are due and when you might finally pay off your credit card.


Mint.com is a free web-based personal financial management service for the US and Canada created by entrepreneur Aaron Patzer. Mint originally provided account aggregation through a deal with Yodlee, but has since moved to using Intuit for connecting to accounts. Mint's primary service allows users to track bank, credit card, investment, and loan transactions and balances through a single user interface. Users can also make budgets and goals, like saving $1000. Users also have the option to manually enter cash or check transactions.



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How to learn a Language on YouTube.

How to learn a Language on YouTube. | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
They say you can learn anything on YouTube, but does that include a foreign language? Mashable's Neha Prakash attempts to learn Russian... in an hour.


Knowing a secondary language is par for the course in today’s ultra-connected cultures and global workforces.


Being multi-lingual can catapult you to career success. Plus, significant research has shown people who learned a second language at a younger age were likely to have more advanced grey matter in their nervous systems.


Communication skills comprise the tip of the iceberg when expanding your cultural know-how, such as trying food from other parts of the world, making friends from a new country or even packing up and heading to a new continent.


And apart from that, language is fun!

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Online Bible Studies Through Social Media Part 1

Online Bible Studies Through Social Media Part 1 | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Have you wanted to participate in a bible study but found yourself either too busy, strapped down by kids, or unavailable at the times the studies are happening?


Social media solves this problem by make studies available when you are! It’s very convenient. The time you choose to commit always agrees with your schedule since the comments are online waiting for you – not the people.


Read more and follow the links at: http://www.saltywaffle.com


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A Car That Runs On Air: The Future Is Here?

A Car That Runs On Air: The Future Is Here? | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

The tiny car’s engine works by extracting air pressure from its 175-liter tank—and does not contribute to air pollution.


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Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education

Why Web Literacy Should Be Part of Every Education | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Teaching our kids to code will make them uniquely prepared to fully contribute to the world.


Like reading, writing, and arithmetic, web literacy is both content and activity. You don’t just learn “about” reading: you learn to read. You don’t just learn “about” arithmetic: you learn to count and calculate.


Web literacy explains the world we live in and gives us the tools to contribute to that world.


Read More at: http://www.fastcoexist.com


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10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals | Little Things Matter

10 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals | Little Things Matter | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

How would you like to increase the odds of achieving your goals? Whether you desire to lose weight, create financial independence, build a healthy marriage, or raise responsible children, the formula for achieving any goal is the same.

Here are 10 tips in sequential order that will help you increase the odds of achieving your goals: (Each link is one of my related lessons.)

 

1. Identify what’s important to you! The only goals you will succeed in reaching are those that are truly important to you. If a goal is not meaningful or significant to you, you will quit when faced with obstacles. Take 30 minutes and make a list of the things that are truly essential in your life; those that you highly value. Then highlight the most important points on that list and set your goals.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/LKxDQm


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How to Get Someone to Like You Immediately

How to Get Someone to Like You Immediately | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Psychologist Robert Cialdini says you shouldn't overlook the value of small talk in building relationships. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you’re meeting with a client for the first time or starting a new job, you want to make a great first impression.
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7 Reasons Why You Need to Be a Big Dreamer.

7 Reasons Why You Need to Be a Big Dreamer. | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Being a big dreamer doesn't mean that you walk around with your head in the clouds. It means that you're seeking a purpose for your life and it means that you're becoming fulfilled in the process.


People that get into the habit of dreaming big will accomplish those goals because they have the right mindset. You need to look at life with the perspective that you can achieve anything that’s possible. If you can accomplish big dreams, why wouldn’t you go after them? Why would you want to settle for small dreams?


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New Klout Formula Delivers Change We Can Believe In: Obama 99, Bieber 92 - Forbes

New Klout Formula Delivers Change We Can Believe In: Obama 99, Bieber 92 - Forbes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Does the world Klout describes accurately—and reliably—resemble the world we live in? Does it capture the distinctions of actual, real world influence? The scores of bloggers seemed to go up this time, along with the President.


I have previously written critically on the validity of Klout scores. Too many truly influential people ranked lower than striving social media wannabes. There seemed to be too much encourgement to game the system. And Justin Bieber scored a perfect 100.

The folks at Klout have taken this all to heart and been hard at work on their arcane algorithms. Today they announced some significant changes. The most important one, as you can see above, is that Bieber has been taken down a notch and the highest rank now goes, appropriately, to the President. Love him or hate him, vote for him or against him, but in a viable democracy, the highest ranking member of the government should have more social influence than a guy who made a name for himself singing, “Baby.”


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Written by Anthony Wing Kosner, Contributor of Forbes. 

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The 10 Reasons Why We Fail - Forbes

The 10 Reasons Why We Fail - Forbes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Luke: I can’t believe it.

Yoda: That is why you fail.


The crucial part of Yoda’s dialogue with Luke is “believe.” The human brain is a powerful problem-solving and prediction making machine, and it operates via a multitude of feedback loops.


What matters most in the feedback loop dynamic is input — what goes into the loop that begins the analysis-evaluation-action process, which ultimately results in an outcome.


Another way to say that is — why would you expect a convincingly successful outcome when you haven’t convinced yourself that it’s possible?


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Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2012/08/07/the-10-reasons-why-we-fail/


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Why Aren't You Delegating?

Why Aren't You Delegating? | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Most business owners and managers are poor delegators, and the lack of either the willingness or ability to effectively delegate tasks to subordinates, is actually holding their businesses back and delaying the development of a broader base of skills within the business.


Delegating effectively, requires both the willingness to let go and the knowledge of how to manage the delegation process, so that the required outcomes are achieved and the business owner or manager can reduce their daily workload and be more strategic with the use of their time.


This excellent article, suggests that it is time leaders dropped their excuses for failing to delegate to their subordinates, and it explains how to stop making excuses and get on with delegating as a means of workload reduction and a key component in employee development.


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Top 10 Historic Vegan and Vegetarian Olympians.

Top 10 Historic Vegan and Vegetarian Olympians. | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

The diet of athletes is changing. History is showing that those with a competitive spirit are not just meat-eaters but those who are “conscious eaters.”


The Olympic games have a wide array of a personalities and with those personalities a wide array of eating habits. Many historic Olympians have chosen to keep a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or they have chosen to change from a diet that included meats for protein into one that was rich in proteins found from vegetarian sources.



just one for All from the whole article.


Chris Campbell

is a world champion and Olympic bronze medalist wrestler. He is a pure vegetarian and one of the oldest men to win an Olympic medal –At the age of 37, he won the bronze medal for the 1992 Olympic team in Barcelona, Spain.

According to Seattle Times, Campbell is a very unique individual, “He practices Zen and dabbles in poetry. He’s a vegetarian who likes nothing better than tofu stroganoff. He leg-presses 700 pounds, meditates, and quotes everything from The Sermon On the Mount to The Teachings of Budda.


Read more at: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/07/27/top-10-historic-vegetarian-and-vegan-olympians/



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A Big Little Secret To Viral Videos - Forbes

A Big Little Secret To Viral Videos - Forbes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Everyone is hunting for clicks, likes, shares, followers, and friends. Page views mean a great deal to brands and startups, who are trying measure success of new products and gauge public opinion.


What startups and established brands need in crowded markets and on an even more crowded Internet is a way to distinguish themselves from their competition, as well as ways to get as many people sharing their content as possible.


Written by: Lori Kozlovski.

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What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality? via @BerriePelser

What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality? via @BerriePelser | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

What Does Social Networks tell us about your Personality?


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Why Being an Online Extrovert is Bad for Your Health

Why Being an Online Extrovert is Bad for Your Health | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Social media/networking is becoming less like manna and more like madness. I’ve been experiencing “Facebook fatigue” and social networking numbness. The feelings have been circling for the past year and have started to move in for the kill.


I’ve often referred to the web and social media as the greatest thing since sliced bread for the introvert. It allows us to express ourselves in writing, take our time, reflect, research, protect our personal space and energy, and connect on our own terms.


For most introverts – and especially introvert entrepreneurs – the web is a gift that has facilitated connections, business and friendships. We get to be introverts in real life and play the extrovert online. It’s allowed us to reach thousands, if not millions, of people with efficiency and minimal energetic output.


Read more at: http://bethbuelow.com



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The Culture Of Personality: The What, Why & How of Social Business

The Culture Of Personality: The What, Why & How of Social Business | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Matt Ridings from SideraWorks because we all talk about social business but what is it, why should we care, how do we measure it and why is it important for our business?


This piece along with a slideshare answers some of these questions and gives you a mindset and framework to work with.


Here are some highlights:


What is Social Business?


**The answer differs if you're describing the purpose, the processes or the outcomes - Depending on your point of view as the customer, the employee or a partner  -  the answer can differ even more


Here is a definition of social business:


Social busines is the creation of an organization that is optimized to benefit the entire ecosystem. Customers, employees, partners, owners by embedding collaboration and active engagment into its operations and culture. The result is a more responsive, adaptable, effective and untimately more successful company.


Here are some of the challenges:


**How do we develop a common vocabulary and context so] that all parties have a clear understanding of what it is they're trying to achieve or become?


**How to 'audit' something like culture to the degree that you can provide a meaningful representationn of its curfrent attributes at individual, group anad organization - wide levels?


**How do you represent the objective in a way that is easily understood in relation to the audit?


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"


Read full article and see slideshare here: [http://bit.ly/PqYQbK]


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Chitchat 101: A Guide for Introverts

Chitchat 101: A Guide for Introverts | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Because chitchat is part of life, some tips for introverts.


Just because introverts don't like chitchat does not mean we are exempt from ever engaging in it. Like it or not, chitchat is the WD-40 of society.

A few niceties with a sales clerk, a little joshing with your dentist's receptionist, some light get-to-know-ya banter with a stranger at a party--it keeps the gears of society cranking smoothly, makes the world feel friendly, and protects our social muscles from atrophy. It also may lead into the kind of substantial conversation we like best.


And small talk can be a gateway to friendship. You can't make friends if you don't talk to people, and jumping right into deep philosophical discussion can be off-putting. Going too deep too fast also may lead to a hasty burnout of any nascent connection--a flare of heat and then, well, um, OK...nice talkin' to you. The conversational equivalent of a one-night stand.

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How to Take Photos of Cities -- National Geographic

How to Take Photos of Cities -- National Geographic | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Get tips for taking great photos of cities in this how-to photo gallery from National Geographic.
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Why Multitasking Doesn't Work - Forbes

Why Multitasking Doesn't Work - Forbes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Right now, you might be reading this blog while cooking dinner, watching the news on TV, and riding a stationary bicycle. You’re trying to save time by doing multiple things at once. Truth is, you’re actually wasting time.


Truth is, you’re actually wasting time. Yes, the dinner will get cooked and you’ll elevate your heart rate. But I doubt you’ll remember much of anything from either this blog or the TV news.


Multitasking is something everyone does these days. It’s hard not to multitask, given all the things we have to do and all the streams of information coming at us non-stop.


I know, you think you’re good at multitasking. And to some degree, you are. You can walk and chew gum at the same time. Not a problem. 


Unfortunately, our brains just aren’t equipped for multitasking tasks that do require brainpower. Our short-term memories can only store between five and nine things at once.


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http://www.forbes.com/sites/douglasmerrill/2012/08/17/why-multitasking-doesnt-work/


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Working from Home – Truth or Scam? | the savvy copywriter

Working from Home – Truth or Scam? | the savvy copywriter | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
As I was driving the other day, I heard a radio commercial that started with the tagline ‘Working from home. Truth or scam?’


Of course I know it is a truth, but I have built my own business by hitting the pavement finding clients and working up my list of contacts so I can make a good living regardless of my location in the world.


The truth is, working from home is no longer a fantasy. Instead, it is something that many people can do.


But it isn’t easy, and it isn’t for everyone.


Working from home requires dedication and significant doses of self-motivation. It also requires a life outside of the home so you do not turn into a hermit. And most of all, it requires the ability to know when to say ‘I’m taking today off’ and dedicate some time to you. So how do you know if you are up for this challenge?


Read More at: http://thesavvycopywriter.com/working-from-home-truth-or-scam/ by Kimberly Crossland ‏ @SavvyCopywriter




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More Secrets of Super Negotiators: The Power of Small Talk - Forbes

More Secrets of Super Negotiators: The Power of Small Talk - Forbes | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
There are two problems with selling. The first is that people don't want to be sold. The second is that it's just too darn difficult to sell people something they don't want.


One of the most common questions I get as a negotiation trainer and consultant is “where do I begin?” or “how do I start a negotiation?


The answer is always the same. You begin with small talk and you stay with small talk as long as possible because it helps you learn what your negotiation partner values. And when you know what your negotiation partner values, it’s much easier to characterize your own services or goods as delivering the value she already wants.


Read more at: www.Forbes.com

The whole article: http://goo.gl/JjgHN


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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.


Sign up to receive notice of when the e-book comes out -- which is shortly I hope!


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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Why Are Genius and Madness Connected?

Why Are Genius and Madness Connected? | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Many of history's most celebrated creative geniuses were mentally ill, from renowned artists Vincent van Gogh and Frida Kahlo to literary giants Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allan Poe.


Today, the fabled connection between genius and madness is no longer merely anecdotal. Mounting research shows these two extremes of the human mind really are linked — and scientists are beginning to understand why.


from: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com

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McDonald's Deal Makes Health Advocates Sick

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McDonald's Deal Makes Health Advocates Sick. The controversy behind junk food brands sponsoring the Olympics...


Would you like chips—er, fries—with that?


McDonald’s is a lead sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, along with Coca-Cola—and the partnerships have not been without controversy, even though McDonald’s has been part of the games since 1976 and Coke has been backing the event since 1928.


Criticism has mounted in recent weeks. First, there was the call by England’s Academy of Royal Medical Colleges to ban both companies entirely from the games.


McDonald’s fries are the only fried potatoes available at the Olympics, but, Englishmen howl, they can’t hold a candle to those thick, soft, covered-in-vinegar chips for which Britain is famous.

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The World As I See It – An Essay By Albert Einstein | Alienated Me

The World As I See It – An Essay By Albert Einstein | Alienated Me | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it.


But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people — first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.


A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving…


"My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude…"


Read more at: http://www.alienated.me/the-world-as-i-see-it/


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