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Beginner's Guide to Long-Distance Caregiving

Beginner's Guide to Long-Distance Caregiving | Living | Scoop.it
You want what's best for your loved ones, even if they live miles away. Long-distance caregiving can expand into a larger project.
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Forgetting Retirement: Most Americans Say They'll Keep Working - Forbes

Forgetting Retirement: Most Americans Say They'll Keep Working - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
More Americans pushing retirement out to later years.
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Can we head off the dementia tsunami? | TEDMED Blog

Can we head off the dementia tsunami? | TEDMED Blog | Living | Scoop.it
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Rate alert: inflation beating savings deals - Telegraph

Rate alert: inflation beating savings deals - Telegraph | Living | Scoop.it
Fight inflation with the latest savings deals, we review the recent launches.
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Memo to So. California: Here Come the Smart Meters - New America Media

Memo to So. California: Here Come the Smart Meters - New America Media | Living | Scoop.it
New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism.
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Hobby income....Building from Passion.!

Hobby income....Building from Passion.! | Living | Scoop.it
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Moms In The News: Your Opinion

Moms In The News: Your Opinion | Living | Scoop.it
Hi Everyone, I wanted to give my opinion about this story. I do not think that any woman should anything that is going to change their body and brain chemicals while they are pregnant. So, I do n...
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It’s Time to Start Walking YOUR Walk

It’s Time to Start Walking YOUR Walk | Living | Scoop.it
Has a quick Life Coaching tip: talking the talk doesn’t make you successful.  Walking the walk does. Easier said than done, right? Not so. Over my years of coaching, I’ve seen that peo...
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TEDMED

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President and CEO of the American Red Cross, Gail McGovern, discovered that going public with her second case of breast cancer gave her the strength to heal -- and gave others the gift of giving.
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What are Carbs?

What are Carbs? | Living | Scoop.it
Why do we need them? Carbohydrates, or saccharides, are sugars and starches, which provide energy for humans and animals, and cellulose which make up many plant structures. “Carbs,” as they are...
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The Dangers of Crowdfunding: A JOBS Act Discussion with Jeffrey Rubin

The Dangers of Crowdfunding: A JOBS Act Discussion with Jeffrey Rubin | Living | Scoop.it
One notable critic of the JOBS Act is securities lawyer Jeffrey Rubin, who is concerned that the crowdfunding exemption embedded in the Act will deprive investors of important protections.
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Inspiration Of Motherhood

Inspiration Of Motherhood | Living | Scoop.it
Real Mothers Real Mothers don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it. Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox. Real Mothers often have sticky fl...
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Women In The News

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By Bob Barnard, @bobbybbarnard Servicewomen honored at Women’s Memorial ceremony ARLINGTON, Va. - Of the many Memorial Day ceremonies in our nation’s capital this solemn holiday weeke...
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11 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Future - Forbes

11 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Future - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
We justify not saving for retirement in all kinds of ways. Here are the top retirement lies, why they aren't true, and how to beat them.
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Hold On Tight, Smartphone Mugging Is More Popular Than Ever

Hold On Tight, Smartphone Mugging Is More Popular Than Ever | Living | Scoop.it
When you get a flashy, fancy new phone, of course you're going to want to use it, but you better be careful how and where; new reports show smartphone theft is getting super popular.
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We will all get old. Welcome to

We will all get old. Welcome to | Living | Scoop.it
As we age memory loss is not always noticed by the person it is happening to,in most cases it is detected by our loved ones.Most forget the time medication was taken, or when it should be taken and the small print on the medication along with...
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Why We Keep Getting the Same Old Ideas

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"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabridge Uinvervtisy, it deosnt mttaer in waht oredr the litteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a ttoal mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is besauae ocne we laren how to raed we bgien to aargnre the lteerts in our mnid to see waht we epxcet tp see. The huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. We do tihs ucnsolniuscoy. (....)


"When information enters the mind, it self-organizes into patterns and ruts much like the hot water on butter. New information automatically flows into the preformed grooves. After a while, the channels become so deep it takes only a bit of information to activate an entire channel. This is the pattern recognition and pattern completion process of the brain. Even if much of the information is out of the channel, the pattern will be activated. The mind automatically corrects and completes the information to select and activate a pattern.This is why you can read the jumbled letters above as words.

 

This is also why when we sit down and try to will new ideas or solutions; we tend to keep coming up with the same-old, same-old ideas. Information is flowing down the same ruts and grooves making the same-old connections producing the same old ideas over and over again. Even tiny bits of information are enough to activate the same patterns over and over again. (...)

 

How then can we change our thinking patterns? Think again about the dish of butter with all the preformed channels. Creativity occurs when we tilt the dish in a different direction and force the water (information) to create new channels and make new connections with other channels. These new connections give you different ways to focus your attention and different ways to interpret whatever you are focusing on. Nature gets variation with genetic mutations. Creative thinkers get variation by conceptually combining dissimilar subjects which changes our thinking patterns and provides us with a variety of alternatives and conjectures. (...)"


Via Amira, Samuel H. Kenyon, Wildcat2030
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dephunked's comment, September 26, 2012 6:47 AM
Wlidcat,

...I´ve thought about how creative thinkers have been discriminated throughout modern civilization...

...as novelty naturally falls outside the norm, and modern civilization has been inherently, systematically norm-biased, I have this feeling that non-successful creatives have been subjected to significant social and systematic discrimination...

...top down bureaucratic organization shaped the social norm to disclude creativity, novelty thinking, and social evolution, the majority of those innately prone to innovation could count on little help and reward from the norm-biased surroundings... their life was a life of struggle...

...It´s unnatural for a creative neurotype to conform to the norm, the evolutionary origin and purpose of creativity is cultural evolution. Creativity evolves the norm, it cannot fit into it, and within the creative thinkers, the creative drive is stronger then the drive to conform...

...during my brief medical practice amongst those at the bottom of civilization, the homeless, I saw so much misunderstood potential, so much creativity and ingenuity and empathy, and so little recognition from their "society". Systematically discouraged and misunderstood, forced into poverty and stigma-generated alienation...

...in every one of them, I saw myself...


These social patterns are typical for many shortcomings of top-down bureaucracy, but I have a feeling that creative thinkers in particular have suffered from the hegemonic-ish norm. I haven´t found much literature about it, and I believe it´s important for society to acknowledge this, just as important as the pride movement to end and avow the discrimination of homosexuality. Important at least, as a reminder of the darker angels of our past.

...what do you think?
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Retirement-Age Women Twice As Likely As Men To Live In Poverty -- What's Going On?

Retirement-Age Women Twice As Likely As Men To Live In Poverty -- What's Going On? | Living | Scoop.it
A new study today shows that women of retirement age are far more likely than men to live in poverty...
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Squid Sperm Inseminates Elderly Woman’s Mouth - CBS Seattle

Squid Sperm Inseminates Elderly Woman’s Mouth - CBS Seattle | Living | Scoop.it
A woman's mouth was reportedly inseminated by a piece of squid she was eating.
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Financial Advisers Reverse Their Thinking on Reverse Mortgages

Financial Advisers Reverse Their Thinking on Reverse Mortgages | Living | Scoop.it
Reverse mortgages have long been an option. However, until recently, they were the Wild West of retirement planning. Since 2010, more financial planners have added them to their tool kit.
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Time to get tough on waste | Bakery Performance

Time to get tough on waste | Bakery Performance | Living | Scoop.it
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Solution Living !

Solution Living ! | Living | Scoop.it
.....Building your Active Lifestyle into Retirement.!
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Inspirational Woman Of The Day

Inspirational Woman Of The Day | Living | Scoop.it
Rosa Louise Parks Rosa Louise Parks was nationally recognized as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passe...
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The clever tricks to cut the cost of your summer holiday

The clever tricks to cut the cost of your summer holiday | Living | Scoop.it
From sneaky currency fees to dastardly small print on your car hire, here’s how to avoid charges that could take the shine off your break.
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260,000 elderly will be paying for care by 2030: Warning that numbers affected will double in 20 years

260,000 elderly will be paying for care by 2030: Warning that numbers affected will double in 20 years | Living | Scoop.it
A report predicts that spending constraints and growing demand for help will mean councils no longer provide any care apart from that which the law forces them to pay for.
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