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A New Theory of Elite Performance

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As the kids head back to school, I'm thinking about what really leads to success
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THIS IS WATER

In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech...
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As commencement season begins, this remains a favorite for its clarion call and authenticty.  This video is highlights of the speech and visually compelling.  I frankly love it!

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5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
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This Just In: In the Quest for Self-Improvement, Ideals Hinder, Don't ...

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To be filed under “no duh” for any Mbirder (or anyone with the least bit of self-knowledge) comes this piece of news from NPR this morning: Skinny Models Undermine Dieting Goals. Dr. Anne Klesse, a researcher at Tilburg ...
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Futurity.org – Vitamin D helps body put brakes on cancer

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Research news from leading universities...
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Futurity.org – How having too little leads to bad borrowing

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scarity decisions...bad decisions...

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Being Grounded & Centered amidst Emotional Turmoil

Hello there! It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, but I have not forgotten about you! I have just been busy with life… The garden is now all wrapped up for the year...
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Your body language shapes who you are

Using a few simple tweaks to body language, Harvard researcher Amy Cuddy discovers ways to help people become more powerful

 

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

 

You might also be interested in a video with Amy on TIME: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2091589_2092033_2109441,00.html

 


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Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, January 25, 2013 11:02 PM

Are you able to interpret body language.....? To know and to use...both important...

 

Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:00 PM

This is facinating information about our our body can change our minds. 

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Living Without Blame

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Many of us live with blame always in our lives. But if we can leave it behind, we can be much happier.
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"An assumption of blame is that people are bad, and that they fail through carelessness or other intent. Yet this is seldom true.

Most people do their best and, although this is not always good enough to prevent failure, this does not mean the person is bad."

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4 Mental Exercises Olympic Athletes Use To Gain That Extra Edge

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Mind training is just as important to professional athletes as physical training. What mental exercises do Olympians use to train their minds? How can we apply these same techniques in our own lives?
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E.gg Timer - simple online countdown timer

E.ggTimer.com is a simple, easy-to-use online countdown timer, or egg timer. Just set a time and bookmark it for repeated use. You can also create a count down to a specific date or time.
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Great tool for time waste prevention!   I use it everytime I launch Google Reader or YouTube!

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How To Build A Startup: The Lean LaunchPad | StartupPlays.com

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The Lean LaunchPad is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide created by Steve Blank and taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech and for the National Science Foundation.
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A Counter-Intuitive Remedy to Feeling Short of Time — PsyBlog

A Counter-Intuitive Remedy to Feeling Short of Time — PsyBlog | Self Improvement Engine | Scoop.it
Psychological research shows that, paradoxically, giving away your time can make you feel you have more of it.
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