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The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to Happiness | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

There have been several books written about the subject of happiness including several from Tal Ben-Shahar ("Happier", "Even Happier" and "Being Happy") and Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh who wrote Delivering Happiness. All great books if you're looking for a deep dive into the subject of happiness.


But I came across a quote from the Dalai Lama XIV that really nailed it for me:

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 5, 2015 7:01 PM

Happiness comes from your own actions. Happiness is a choice. When you find yourself in an emotional state that you'd rather not be in, you have the power to change it in an instant.

Vishwanath Upadhyaya's curator insight, July 6, 2015 5:50 AM

happiness is matter of insight. no one can make you and sad without your permission.

Pyramid Point Acct.'s curator insight, July 6, 2015 7:06 AM

The secret to happiness!

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25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

Rather than waste your life on Facebook and Instagram, put your daily interneting to good use.


Here's a list of some of those websites that will actually make you smarter:


Coursera — More than 800 free courses on many different topics; great education platform helps you deepen your knowledge across a range of subjects.
Digital Photography School — Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills
Gibbon — This is the ultimate playlist for learning.
Instructables — Through fun videos and simple instructions, you can learn how to make almost anything
Investopedia — Learn everything you need to know about the world of investing

Lifehacker — On this highly useful site, you'll find an assortment of tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done.

Quora — Get your questions answered by other smart people, or read through the questions other people have asked.
TED-Ed — This is a new initiative launched by TED with the idea of "lessons worth sharing."
VSauce  This Youtube Channel provides mind-blowing facts and the best of the internet



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The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals

The 3 Things That Stop Most People From Achieving Their Goals | Interesting Reading | Scoop.it

How many goals have you set in your life? A hundred? Ten thousand? Even more?


How many of these goals have you actually achieved?


If you're like most people, this second number is going to be a fraction of the first. A big reason is that as soon as you set a goal, three things emerge to stop you.


But most of us don't even realize what they are, and as a result, we are just left with our unaccomplished goal and an unshakable feeling of failure.


What if you could not only identify these obstacles but also learn to welcome them? Well, the good news is that you can....


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 20, 2015 8:54 PM

If you can look for the considerations, fears, and roadblocks and know that they are simply a part of the process, then you can welcome them, face them, process them, and ultimately overcome them.

Jessica Urquhart's curator insight, April 21, 2015 11:15 PM

I have learnt that when dealing with human beings, nothing is set in stone. I like that the writer has taken his own experiences and believes that most people have the same values and beliefs. I feel that there are many factors that get in the way of achieving goals and this is no different to safety culture. In the future I'd like to see businesses understand all the varied types of people that their management systems must adapt to. In history there seems to be only one type of management system and is widely misunderstood by the majority of people within the organisation. Understanding personal values, goals and behaviours should be the foundation of any management system.

Tom Bundick, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 3, 2015 10:48 AM

Neither autism nor neuro, specifically speaking. Great conceptualization of what gets in our way, though.

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Top Ten Educational Games for Children

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Look at the top ten award winning educational games for children, effective tools that ensure fast-paced learning inspired by healthy competition.

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Ivo Nový's comment, June 28, 2012 10:28 AM
Great posts.. Thank you very much for sharing Dubie..