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Break Out of that Writing Rut: Tell-Don't Show-and Write More of What You Love! via PHILOSBOOKS

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Writing is hard work. You are faced with a blank sheet of paper. Don't let this stop you.


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Perhaps love, as you wrote and they sing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGIfE9uhxSE - will port you out of the sick mood. As to my "stopping", old love doesn't rust, explains.
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love writing what you love

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This is a post from my website that I wanted to share with other authors who feel they are in a rut. This happens to all of us from time to time, but doesn't have to be a reason to be intimidated and stop writing.

 

There are a couple of books which helped me jump start my creative thought processes and begin writing again. The added benefit? I was also able to nearly double my written words when I did sit down to write.

 

I've summed up the process in 11 simple steps at the end.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://philosbooks.com/set-goal-writing-finish-booktg/

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The #brain’s blueprint for aging is set early in life #science #Tibet #media #iPhone

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The brain's decline may mirror its beginning, offering clues to aging.
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Egypt's Oldest Papyrus Reveals Lives of Pyramid Builders | Mysterious Universe

Egypt's Oldest Papyrus Reveals Lives of Pyramid Builders | Mysterious Universe | Love | Scoop.it
The oldest Egyptian papyrus is unveiled to the public for the first time and reveals details about the lives of workers who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.
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Do Unto Others: The Only Leadership Advice You'll Ever Need - Forbes

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Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images) The Pro Football Hall of Fame is this weekend.
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Commitment & Courage

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They suffered their own losses in Katrina, but put their personal lives on hold to help othersThat is the nature and dedication of first responders.They pulled people from rooftops, helped the hurt...
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Express Gratitude for Where You Are Right Now, and Say It Out Loud

Express Gratitude for Where You Are Right Now, and Say It Out Loud | Love | Scoop.it
A simple phrase said by members of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels can help you achieve high performance and get you where you want to go in life and business.

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The Dual Pillars of Character: Strength & Honor - General Leadership

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“ "Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life." Marcus Au”
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This is what's lacking in today's leaders!
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The Power of the Written Word: Healing Through Journal-Writing - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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The Power of the Written Word At the age of 18, I was sexually molested and exploited by my coach's husband.

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I have used writing as a healing tool since I've been a child.  

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The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years

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When Parade asked me to compile a list of the best 75 books to celebrate the magazine’s 75th anniversary, my first answer was, “Not a chance!” I could picture the mountains of furious letters complaining about all the great works of literature I’d left off. But when I asked the staff at Parnassus Books, the [...]

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Juicing is a health risk, say experts

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Some people are unable to digest the sugars in fruit and vegetables - known as FODMAPs - which hit the stomach faster if reduced to a liquid form (pictured, the popular Nutribullet juicer).
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Do We Want Robot Warriors to Decide Who Lives or Dies?

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As artificial intelligence in military robots advances, the meaning of warfare is being redefined

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Google combines two main quantum computing ideas in one computer

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A team of researchers from Google, the University of the Basque Country, the University of California and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science has devised a means for combining the two leading ideas for creating a quantum computer in one machine, offering a possible means for learning more about how to create a true quantum computer sometime in the future. They have published the details in the journal Nature.

 

Computer scientists would really like to figure out how to build a true quantum computer—doing so would allow for solving problems that are simply unsolvable on conventional machines. But, unfortunately, the idea behind such a computer is still mostly theoretical. To move some of the ideas from theory to reality, the researchers with this new effort have built an actual machine that is based on two of the strongest approaches to building a quantum computer.

 

The first approach is based on the gate model, where qubits are linked together to form primitive circuits that together form quantum logic gates. In such an arrangement, each logic gate is capable of performing one specific type of operation. Thus, to make use of such a computer, each of the logic gates must be programmed ahead of time to carry out certain tasks.

 

With the second approach the qubits do not interact, instead they are kept at a ground state where they are then caused to evolve into a system capable of solving a particular problem. The result is known as an adiabatic machine—some have actually been built because they are more versatile than the gate model computers. Unfortunately, they are also not expected to be able to ever fully make use of the full power of quantum computing.

 

In this new effort, the researchers have attempted to gain the positive attributes of both approaches by creating a machine where they started with a standard quantum computer and then used it to simulate an adiabatic machine. It uses 9 qubits and has over 1,000 logic gates and allows for communication between qubits to be turned on and off at will. The end result, the team reports, is one that unlike an adiabatic machine, is able to tackle traditionally difficult computing problems. They expect it to be useful as a research tool, helping lead the way to the development of a truly quantum computer.


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Driverless Cars Will Face Moral Dilemmas

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Autonomous vehicles may put people in life-or-death situations. Will the outcomes be decided by ethics or data?

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Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

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And may scare you too

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12 Medicinal benefits of #Acacia Tree or #Babool Tree

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Babool is a well-known plant, mostly known for its medicinal properties. Today we will be telling you the 12 extremely helpful and miraculous benefits of Acacia plant. Appearance of Acacia tree: The trees of babool are average and medium-sized ones.
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6 Ways Beloved Leaders Demonstrate Strength and Empathy - Entrepreneur

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Insensitive leaders are tolerated in good times but only empathetic leaders can be confident the team will rally in crisis.
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Why Trust Is A Business Best Practice - Forbes

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Are you familiar with the term
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How To Build High-Trust Relationships - Forbes

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You cannot force others to become more trustworthy, but you can become more worthy of trust yourself.
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12 Leadership Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur

12 Leadership Traits of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs - Entrepreneur | Love | Scoop.it
Super success does not require super powers, just a very sharp application of the qualities everyone could have.

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They know their strengths and hire for their weaknesses.
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The Healing Power of Writing: A Therapist's Guide to Using Journaling With Clients - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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If so, Susan Borkin, author of The Healing Power of Writing: A Therapist's Guide to Using Journaling With Clients, suggests you pick up a pen.

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How Spiritualism Spread

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As much as Victorian spiritualism brought science and religious belief into conversation, its spread took place not through religious or scientific channels—networks of churches or scientific journals—but through the rapidly expanding world of the mass media, a theme taken up by three recent books: David Jaher’s The Witch of Lime Street , Simone Natale’s Supernatural Entertainments , and Samantha Hunt’s novel Mr. Splitfoot .
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The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

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(Phys.org)—Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time.

 

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle. The breakthrough work is published in Nature Communications.

 

When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this "photoelectric" effect by proposing that light – thought to only be a wave – is also a stream of particles. Even though a variety of experiments have successfully observed both the particle- and wave-like behaviors of light, they have never been able to observe both at the same time.

 

A research team led by Fabrizio Carbone at EPFL has now carried out an experiment with a clever twist: using electrons to image light. The researchers have captured, for the first time ever, a single snapshot of light behaving simultaneously as both a wave and a stream of particles.

 

The experiment is set up like this: A pulse of laser light is fired at a tiny metallic nanowire. The laser adds energy to the charged particles in the nanowire, causing them to vibrate. Light travels along this tiny wire in two possible directions, like cars on a highway. When waves traveling in opposite directions meet each other they form a new wave that looks like it is standing in place. Here, this standing wave becomes the source of light for the experiment, radiating around the nanowire.


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Researchers Teaching Robots to Feel and React to Pain

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An artificial nervous system could help robots avoid damaging interactions.

 

One of the most useful things about robots is that they don’t feel pain. Because of this, we have no problem putting them to work in dangerous environments or having them perform tasks that range between slightly unpleasant and definitely fatal to a human. And yet, a pair of German researchers believes that, in some cases, feeling and reacting to pain might be a good capability for robots to have.

 

The researchers, from Leibniz University of Hannover, are developing an “artificial robot nervous system to teach robots how to feel pain” and quickly respond in order to avoid potential damage to their motors, gears, and electronics. They described the project last week at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Stockholm, Sweden, and we were there to ask them what in the name of Asimov they were thinking when they came up with this concept.

 

Why is it a good idea for robots to feel pain? The same reason why it’s a good idea for humans to feel pain, said Johannes Kuehn, one of the researchers. “Pain is a system that protects us,” he told us. “When we evade from the source of pain, it helps us not get hurt.” Humans that don’t have the ability to feel pain get injured far more often, because their bodies don’t instinctively react to things that hurt them.

 

Kuehn, who worked on the project with Professor Sami Haddadin, one of the world’s foremost experts in physical human-robot interaction and safety, argues that by protecting robots from damage, their system will be protecting humans as well. That’s because a growing number of robots will be operating in close proximity to human workers, and undetected damages in robotic equipment can lead to accidents. Kuehn and Haddadin reasoned that, if our biological mechanisms to sense and respond to pain are so effective, why not devise a bio-inspired robot controller that mimics those mechanisms? Such a controller would reflexively react to protect the robot from potentially damaging interactions. 


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What’s Next for Artificial Intelligence

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The best minds in the business—Yann LeCun of Facebook, Luke Nosek of the Founders Fund, Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Andrew Ng of Baidu—on what life will look like in the age of the machines
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RIGHTS FOR ROBOTS: EU reveals plans for new class of AI electro-person

RIGHTS FOR ROBOTS: EU reveals plans for new class of AI electro-person | Love | Scoop.it
Ahead of today's historic "in/out" vote for Britain, it has emerged the EU wants to introduce laws specific to robots that could give them civil rights regulations of they own, and see limits on how many jobs they could replace from humans.

In scenes that could have come from the sic-fi novels of Isaac Asimov nearly 70 years ago, a recommendation of the European Parliament to the EU Commission has suggested in the future sentient AI robots could need their own rights and responsibilities, and strict laws banning them from taking over too many jobs across the Continent may become necessary.

In the 1950s Asimov predicted robots would eventually have to adhere to laws, because the potential of what could develop from a combination of sophisticated mechanism, androids with human features, and artificial intelligence (AI) was too dangerous.

But, it appears Brussels bureaucrats fear this fiction will become a reality and the report has even considered including a "new robot category next to natural and lawful people: the electronic person".

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