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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend.Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking - you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According toInc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am.


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The 50 Scariest Books of All Time

The 50 Scariest Books of All Time | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

The air is getting crisper, the nights are getting longer, and All Hallow’s Eve draws near. You know what that means: it’s time to curl up with a book guaranteed to give you the shivers -- or at least make you check the locks twice.


Here, for your horrifying pleasure, are 50 of the scariest books ever written in the English language, whether horror, nonfiction, or speculative futures you never want to see.

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Here are 600 ways that 3D printing is changing the world | ZDNet

Here are 600 ways that 3D printing is changing the world | ZDNet | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
A new exhibition has opened in London to show off the multitude of uses that are being found for 3D printers.
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It is like being on a different planet... Strange plants of Socotra Island

It is like being on a different planet... Strange plants of Socotra Island | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

It is like being on a different planet... These pictures and information are excellent viewing and reading. Socotra Island: You have to see it to believe it. This island simply blows away any notion about what is considered "normal" for a landscape on Earth .

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Plantas exoticas en La Isla de Scotra

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Alzheimer's brain scan advances

Alzheimer's brain scan advances | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Pioneering brain imaging that can detect the build-up of destructive proteins linked to Alzheimer's has been developed by Japanese scientists.

The technology, reported in the journal Neuron, can identify inside a living brain clumps of a protein called tau that is closely linked to the disease.

  Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24142691


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Science Explains Why Spending Time Outside Is Important to Your Health

Science Explains Why Spending Time Outside Is Important to Your Health | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Most of us spend huge amounts of time indoors and barely get outside at all, much less in the daytime. Unfortunately, staying indoors can have serious effects on our health, both physical and mental.

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"For starters, you need the Vitamin D that your body produces from direct sunlight to keep your bones healthy and stave off diseases like osteoporosis."

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Video -- The Future is here -- 3D Imaging Not Just Copies

The Smithsonian's 3D Digitization Lab is not just making copies of artifacts. They're making digital records of objects, including "millions of x-y-z coordinates" for study and future research.

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Experts Say THIS Food Could Help You Live Longer

Experts Say THIS Food Could Help You Live Longer | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Good news for anyone who likes fresh seafood...new research is showing that eating fish may help you live longer! The study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that older people with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in...


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This Is Possibly The World's Highest Trick Shot

This Is Possibly The World's Highest Trick Shot | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
No, we don't care how many attempts this took. The ground-level replays are great.
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What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You)

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate (And How it Benefits You) | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

There are different ways to meditate, and since it’s such a personal practice there are probably more than any of us know about.


There are a couple that are usually focused on heavily in scientific research, though. These are focused-attention, or mindful meditation, which is where you focus on one specific thing—it could be your breathing, a sensation in your body or a particular object outside of you.


The point of this type of meditation is to focus strongly on one point and continually bring your attention back to that focal point when it wanders.

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How to Respect Yourself

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A lack of self-respect can prevent you from fulfilling your potential and developing healthy relationships. Take the following steps to learn how to respect yourself.

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Infuse Happiness into Your Network Marketing Business - LynnHuber.com

Infuse Happiness into Your Network Marketing Business - LynnHuber.com | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Jim Rohn, a renowned author and personal-development legend, once said: Become a millionaire not for the million dollars, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.

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A Question That Can Change Your Life

A Question That Can Change Your Life | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

We're already spending a certain amount of time doing things — in meetings, managing businesses, writing emails, making decisions. If we could just make a higher impact during that time, it's all upside with no cost.


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The World's Most Amazing Museums

The World's Most Amazing Museums | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
These museums aren't simply filled with treasures, they're also incredible buildings as well.
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What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

The map, created as part of the Information Geographies project at the Oxford Internet Institute, has two layers of information: the absolute size of the online population by country (rendered in geographical space) and the percent of the overall population that represents (rendered by color). 


Thus, Canada, with a relatively small number of people takes up little space, but is colored dark red, because more than 80 percent of people are online. China, by contrast, is huge, with more than half a billion people online, but relatively lightly shaded, since more than half the population is not online. Lightly colored countries that have large populations, such as China, India, and Indonesia, are where the Internet will grow the most in the years ahead.

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35 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget | Becoming Minimalist

35 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget | Becoming Minimalist | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

What type of gifts can we give to our children that they will never forget? What gifts will truly impact their lives and change them forever?


Here is an alphabetical list of 35 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget.

  1. Affirmation. Sometimes one simple word of affirmation can change an entire life. So make sure your children know how much you appreciate them. And then, remind them every chance you get.
  2. Art. With the advent of the Internet, everyone who wants to create… can. The world just needs more people who want to…
  3. Challenge. Encourage your child to dream big dreams. In turn, they will accomplish more than they thought possible… and probably even more than you thought possible.
  4. Compassion/Justice. Life isn’t fair. It never will be – there are just too many variables. But when a wrong has been committed or a playing field can be leveled, I want my child to be active in helping to level it.
  5. Contentment. The need for more is contagious. Therefore, one of the greatest gifts you can give your children is an appreciation for being content with what they have… but not with who they are.
  6. Curiosity. Teach your children to ask questions about who, what, where, how, why, and why not. “Stop asking so many questions” are words that should never leave a parents’ mouth.
  7. Determination. One of the greatest determining factors in one’s success is the size of their will. How can you help grow your child’s today?
  8. Discipline. Children need to learn everything from the ground-up including appropriate behaviors, how to get along with others, how to get results, and how to achieve their dreams. Discipline should not be avoided or withheld. Instead, it should be consistent and positive.
  9. Encouragement. Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. The simple words that you choose to speak today can offer encouragement and positive thoughts to another child. Or your words can send them further into despair. So choose them carefully.
  10. Faithfulness to your Spouse. Faithfulness in marriage includes more than just our bodies. It also includes our eyes, mind, heart, and soul. Guard your sexuality daily and devote it entirely to your spouse. Your children will absolutely take notice.
  11. Finding Beauty. Help your children find beauty in everything they see… and in everyone they meet.
  12. Generosity. Teach your children to be generous with your stuff so that they will become generous with theirs.
  13. Honesty/Integrity. Children who learn the value and importance of honesty at a young age have a far greater opportunity to become honest adults. And honest adults who deal truthfully with others tend to feel better about themselves, enjoy their lives more, and sleep better at night.
  14. Hope. Hope is knowing and believing that things will get better and improve. It creates strength, endurance, and resolve. And in the desperately difficult times of life, it calls us to press onward.
  15. Hugs and Kisses. I once heard the story of a man who told his 7-year old son that he had grown too old for kisses. I tear up every time I think of it. Know that your children are never too old to receive physical affirmation of your love for them.
  16. Imagination. If we’ve learned anything over the past 20 years, it’s that life is changing faster and faster with every passing day. The world tomorrow looks nothing like the world today. And the people with imagination are the ones not just living it, they are creating it.
  17. Intentionality. I believe strongly in intentional living and intentional parenting. Slow down, consider who you are, where you are going, and how to get there. And do the same for each of your children.
  18. Your Lap. It’s the best place in the entire world for a book, story, or conversation. And it’s been right in front of you the whole time.
  19. Lifelong Learning. A passion for learning is different from just studying to earn a grade or please teachers. It begins in the home. So read, ask questions, analyze, and expose. In other words, learn to love learning yourself.
  20. Love. …but the greatest of these is love.
  21. Meals Together. Meals provide unparalleled opportunity for relationship, the likes of which can not be found anywhere else. So much so, that a family that does not eat together does not grow together.
  22. Nature. Children who learn to appreciate the world around them take care of the world around them. As a parent, I am frequently asking my kids to keep their rooms inside the house neat, clean, and orderly. Shouldn’t we also be teaching them to keep their world outside neat, clean, and orderly?
  23. Opportunity. Kids need opportunities to experience new things so they can find out what they enjoy and what they are good at. And contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t have to require much money.
  24. Optimism. Pessimists don’t change the world. Optimists do.
  25. Peace. On a worldwide scale, you may think this is out of our hands. But in relation to the people around you, this is completely within your hands… and that’s a darn good place to start.
  26. Pride. Celebrate the little things in life. After all, it is the little accomplishments in life that become the big accomplishments.
  27. Room to Make mistakes. Kids are kids. That’s what makes them so much fun… and so desperately in need of your patience. Give them room to experiment, explore, and make mistakes.
  28. Self-Esteem. People who learn to value themselves are more likely to have self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. As a result, they are more likely to become adults who respect their values and stick to them… even when no one else is.
  29. Sense of Humor. Laugh with your children everyday… for your sake and theirs.
  30. Spirituality. Faith elevates our view of the universe, our world, and our lives. We would be wise to instill into our kids that they are more than just flesh and blood taking up space. They are also made of mind, heart, soul, and will. And decisions in their life should be based on more than just what everyone else with flesh and blood is doing.
  31. Stability. A stable home becomes the foundation on which children build the rest of their lives. They need to know their place in the family, who they can trust, and who is going to be there for them. Don’t keep changing those things.
  32. Time. The gift of time is the one gift you can never get back or take back. So think carefully about who (or what) is getting yours.
  33. Undivided Attention. Maybe this imagery will be helpful: Disconnect to Connect.
  34. Uniqueness. What makes us different is what makes us special. Uniqueness should not be hidden. It should be proudly displayed for all the world to see, appreciate, and enjoy.
  35. A Welcoming Home. To know that you can always come home is among the sweetest and most life-giving assurances in all the world. Is your home breathing life into your child?


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The 3 Future Waves In Design, And How To Ride Them

The 3 Future Waves In Design, And How To Ride Them | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Today's designers have to be more than surface decorators writes Mark Rolston. They need to become systems designers.

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Smarter than you think: the internet isn't dumbing us down after all

Smarter than you think: the internet isn't dumbing us down after all | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

A writer for publications including The New York Times and Wired, Clive Thompson is used to defending the latest trends in digital technology from naysayers and skeptics.


In 2008, he was one of the first to describe how sites like Twitter were about more than sharing what you had for breakfast. Now Clive's written his first book, Smarter Than You Think, an investigation of how technology is helping us to learn more and retain information longer.

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Clive Thompson: In this book I wanted to understand what works, not in the rich private schools that can afford a ton of technology, but in the schools that are the worst off. What I concluded was that technology can allow you to teach kids in remarkable new ways, but you should never use it to replace something you are already doing perfectly well with pencils, paper, and chalk.

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The Future of Photo Manipulation: Software that Extracts 3D Objects from 2D Images

The Future of Photo Manipulation: Software that Extracts 3D Objects from 2D Images | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

What you are about to see is an interactive method for modeling 3D man-made objects by extracting them from a single flat photograph.


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The Complete Guide to Not Giving a F**k

The Complete Guide to Not Giving a F**k | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Ok, I have a confession to make. I have spent almost my whole life caring far too much about offending people, worrying if I’m cool enough for them, or asking myself if they are judging me.


I can’t take it anymore. It’s stupid, and it’s not good for my well being. It has made me a punching bag–  a flighty, nervous wuss. But worse than that, it has made me someone who doesn’t take a stand for anything.


It has made me someone who stood in the middle, far too often, and not where I cared to stand, for fear of alienating others. No more. Not today...

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Quit Trying to Be Perfect

10 Reasons Why You Need to Quit Trying to Be Perfect | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.”  Toba Beta, Indonesian author


At one time or another, anyone who cares about producing quality work has run up against the problem of perfectionism.


We can become so tightly focused on getting things “just right,” it’s difficult to let anything go. Of course, there’s always something you can improve, if you just keep nitpicking at it.


But at what point do you hit a point of diminishing returns? Eventually, the improvements you introduce are no longer worth the time you spend on them—and if you keep at it, you’ll roll past your deadlines and crash your schedule. Let’s face it: perfection rarely occurs in this world, and as Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy pointed out, “If you look for perfection, you will never be content.

 


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Learning new language during childhood alters brain development

Learning new language during childhood alters brain development | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new study.

 

Learning a second language later on in childhood after gaining proficiency in the first (native) language does in fact modify the brain's structure, specifically the brain's inferior frontal cortex.

 

The task of acquiring a second language after infancy stimulates new neural growth and connections among neurons in ways seen in acquiring complex motor skills such as juggling.

 

The authors speculate that the difficulty that some people have in learning a second language later in life could be explained at the structural level.

 

"The later in childhood that the second language is acquired, the greater are the changes in the inferior frontal cortex," said Dr Denise Klein, researcher in The Neuro's Cognitive Neuroscience Unit and a lead author on the paper published in the journal Brain and Language.

 

"Our results provide structural evidence that ageof acquisition is crucial in laying down the structure for language learning," Klein said.


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How to Make Your Readers Interested in Your Blog | A.R.Karthick

How to Make Your Readers Interested in Your Blog | A.R.Karthick | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Blogging is just another name for marketing. If you are successful in satisfying your customers and are able to give them what they want, then its job well done. That is why it is important to understand whether you would be happy with a million viewers reading your blog, but not getting enthusiastic or excited about it or would you rather be happy with a few thousand viewers reading your blog regularly, sharing their views, engaging in debates and most importantly liking your blog.


Here’s an 5-steps guide to make your readers interested in your blog and keep the engagement level high.

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The question again is which one would you rather prefer, a million uninspired viewers or a thousand loyal readers?

Blogging is just another name for marketing. If you are successful in satisfying your customers and are able to give them what they want, then its job well done. That is why it is important to understand whether you would be happy with a million viewers reading your blog, but not getting enthusiastic or excited about it or would you rather be happy with a few thousand viewers reading your blog regularly, sharing their views, engaging in debates and most importantly liking your blog.

The question again is which one would you rather prefer, a million uninspired viewers or a thousand loyal readers?

- See more at: http://arkarthick.com/2013/07/10/make-blog-readers-interested/#sthash.lGDLkUfa.dpuf

Blogging is just another name for marketing. If you are successful in satisfying your customers and are able to give them what they want, then its job well done. That is why it is important to understand whether you would be happy with a million viewers reading your blog, but not getting enthusiastic or excited about it or would you rather be happy with a few thousand viewers reading your blog regularly, sharing their views, engaging in debates and most importantly liking your blog.

The question again is which one would you rather prefer, a million uninspired viewers or a thousand loyal readers?

- See more at: http://arkarthick.com/2013/07/10/make-blog-readers-interested/#sthash.lGDLkUfa.dpuf

Blogging is just another name for marketing. If you are successful in satisfying your customers and are able to give them what they want, then its job well done. That is why it is important to understand whether you would be happy with a million viewers reading your blog, but not getting enthusiastic or excited about it or would you rather be happy with a few thousand viewers reading your blog regularly, sharing their views, engaging in debates and most importantly liking your blog.

The question again is which one would you rather prefer, a million uninspired viewers or a thousand loyal readers?

- See more at: http://arkarthick.com/2013/07/10/make-blog-readers-interested/#sthash.lGDLkUfa.dpuf
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5 Ways to Ensure Your Website is Making a Good First Impression - IMPACT Branding & Design

5 Ways to Ensure Your Website is Making a Good First Impression - IMPACT Branding & Design | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
Is your website making a good first impression? If not see how you can lower your bounce rate and attract the attention of website visitors.

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5 Ways Self-Published Authors Can Promote Their Book and Boost Sales

5 Ways Self-Published Authors Can Promote Their Book and Boost Sales | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it
You’ve written a fantastic book, at least in your eyes. You even uploaded it to Amazon. But now no one’s buying it. How can you, a self-published author, drive traffic to that Amazon page and sell more books?
Here are 5 easy ways you can promote your own book, without breaking the bank.
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