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11 Inspiring Stories Of People Who Left Normal Life And Embarked On An Adventure | Storied Lives

11 Inspiring Stories Of People Who Left Normal Life And Embarked On An Adventure | Storied Lives | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
So, are we quitting our desk jobs now or later?
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This article was especially intriguing to me. My husband and I have been paring down for the last couple of years toward a move to Costa Rica or Ecuador. It's inspiring to read about people who are living the life that most just aspire to.

 

Amazing stories and pictures to go along with them. Kick back, relax and dream.

 

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Link to the original article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/inspiring-stories-of-people-who-left-normal-life-and-emba

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Historian Reveals Ben Franklin's Not-So-Famous Sister - WBUR | Storied Lives

Historian Reveals Ben Franklin's Not-So-Famous Sister - WBUR | Storied Lives | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

"WBUR - Historian Reveals Ben Franklin's Not-So-Famous Sister."

 By Alex Ashlock.

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Did you know that Benjamin Franklin had a sister? I didn't. They wrote letters back and forth--Benny and Jenny. He wrote more letters to her than to anyone else.

 

Benjamin Franklin was the author of his own life. His youngest sister Jane was the author of other people’s lives, according to historian Jill Lepore. Her new book is entitled, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin."

 

This new book by Lepore is a fascinating peek into the life of a woman that most barely knew.

 

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Link to the original article: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/10/07/ben-franklin-sister

 

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Dunkirk survivors’ terror didn’t end when they were rescued

Dunkirk survivors’ terror didn’t end when they were rescued | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Documenting the reality of those shell-shocked survivors is what London’s Imperial War Museum had in mind when it recorded interviews of scores of veterans in the 1990s and early 2000s. Those interviews show that the horror stayed with many of them long after they were freed from a deathtrap between the German Army, the Luftwaffe and the sea.

Via Jim Lerman
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Wonderful history lesson for the day. The horror of war doesn't end when it's over. These men's stories need to be told.
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Elon Musk's One Simple Secret for Powerful Storytelling - Inc.com

This power move changes your story's results.
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A complete book story contains all the elements of hero, plot, setting and ending.Your business story, according to Elon Musk, should have the same elements. Put the cape on your customer, be the narrator in their story, and allow them to be the heroes. They will thank you for it.

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Why Jay Leno has never touched a dime of his 'Tonight Show' money - CNBC.com

Why Jay Leno has never touched a dime of his 'Tonight Show' money - CNBC.com | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
The comedian has always made sure to have two forms of income: One to save and one to spend.
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Jay Leno is not only extremely funny, but savvy as well. It is interesting to learn how he spent only the dollars earned from one job while working and saving from a second. Whichever of the two amounts was lesser was what he spent, and the rest went to saving and investing. We could all take a lesson from this comedian.

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Could SpaceX Really Launch People Around the Moon Next Year?

Could SpaceX Really Launch People Around the Moon Next Year? | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
A lot will have to go right for SpaceX to meet its ambitious moon-mission timetable, experts say.
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How would you like to take a trip around the moon? With Elon Musk involved, there's a high probability of this happening before the end of 2018. Keep an eye on SpaceX.

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Author Susan Cain: QuietRev.com

Author Susan Cain: QuietRev.com | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Susan Cain, author of bestselling "Quiet" and co-founder of Quiet Revolution.
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In this big noisy world, a little quiet is most welcome. This brave woman blazed a new path for all introverts, and we can finally rejoice in being the quiet, contemplative people we were made to be. Thank you, Susan Cain.

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Link to the original article: http://www.quietrev.com/author/susan-cain/
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What it Means to Serve Others: The Mark of a Servant Leader – The Mission

What it Means to Serve Others: The Mark of a Servant Leader – The Mission | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
I spoke recently to a good friend who told me a story about the leader that was just hired to take over her organization. This new director…
Via Bobby Dillard
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What an inspiring read, and a reminder that not all are cut out to be great leaders. First, you must serve, then others will go out of their way to serve you.

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Florida Humanities Council Meet Zora - Florida Humanities Council

Florida Humanities Council Meet Zora - Florida Humanities Council | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Who was Zora Neale Hurston? Get to know this singular woman, author of one of Florida’s greatest novels, "Their Eyes Were Watching God."
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This is worth checking out just to hear prolific Florida novelist Zora Neale Hurston herself singing a song she learned from a Florida railroad worker in 1933. The workers sang this when they were lining up the rails.

As novelist Stetson Kennedy wrote: Those were hard times back then, during the Great Depression of the 1930s. People sometimes referred to them as the “root-hog-or-die” days, meaning that if you didn’t keep grubbing you were a goner. Lots of folks were “hollerin’ hongry,” and longing for a little gravy on their grits.


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 Link to the original article: https://floridahumanities.org/blog/meet-zora/
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19 Things You Didn't Know About Chip and Joanna Gaines: CountryLiving.com

19 Things You Didn't Know About Chip and Joanna Gaines: CountryLiving.com | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that Chip and Joanna Gaines are a home improvement power couple. With Joanna's flair for decorating and Chip's handy work, their passions have been merging since they tied the knot in 2003.
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I absolutely love "Fixer Upper" on HGTV, along with millions of others. The hosts of the show are funny, smart, and married with four children. They are an inspiration not only in their business, but also in their personal lives by the love they show to each other.

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Meet Janet

Meet Janet | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Meet Janet Perez Eckles Although physically blind, Janet Perez Eckles has been teaching thousands to see the best of life. “Because I lost my sight at 31 and endured the murder of my youngest son, …
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Many people motivate and inspire, but I tend to listen when they've encountered almost insurmountable tragedy in their own lives.

I saw Janet Perez Eckles speak recently, and despite being blind and going through many other challenges that would collapse most of us, she continues to speak, inspire and motivate others.

She is truly a life worth admiring!

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*** Link to the original article: http://www.janetperezeckles.com/about
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Why isn't the NFL using Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50? - SB Nation

Why isn't the NFL using Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50? - SB Nation | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
The NFL is dropping its tradition of Roman numbers this year, opting to officially call the game Super Bowl 50.
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In a press release in 2014, the NFL explained the change of dropping Roman numerals as a way to "further elevate and celebrate the historic 50th Super Bowl." Guess it had nothing to do with how stupid Super Bowl L would look on the networks or on T-shirts.

 

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Link to the original article: http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2016/1/26/10829450/2016-super-bowl-50-l-roman-numerals-broncos-panthers

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An Ode to Cole Slaw | Inside Chick-fil-A

An Ode to Cole Slaw | Inside Chick-fil-A | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

To the Side that was never just a side item, here’s to the good times we’ve shared."

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R.I.P Chick-fil-A cole slaw. I was saddened to see it would no longer be on the menu. What a loss to cole slaw lovers everywhere! So cold, crisp and delicious! Think I'll make up a batch right now.

 

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Link to the original article: http://inside.chick-fil-a.com/coleslaw-recipe/

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The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-making and Retail

The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-making and Retail | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

At one point, she shares, megastar Robert De Niro leaned in to ask her advice about his idea for an invention...

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With all the new year resolutions floating around out there, let's talk inspiration and motivation, shall we?

 

The upcoming movie "Joy" is based on the life of entrepreneur Joy Mangano, HSN celebrity and inventory of the Miracle Mop and more. Bits of pieces of her life were used to create the film, staring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DiNero.

 

Her advice? Trust your instincts, find strength within yourself, overcome obstacles one at a time, and find a way to make it happen. Now go create!

 

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Link to the original article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/254427

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Postscript: Glen Campbell - NewYorker.com

Postscript: Glen Campbell - NewYorker.com | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Amanda Petrusich writes about the death of the country singer Glen Campbell, who had a publicized late-life battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
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I grew up with Glen Campbell and loved his music. So soothing when I tired of the pulsating disco or frenetic rock. 


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On Preserving Human Memory: Evernote Founder’s Impossible Mission

On Preserving Human Memory: Evernote Founder’s Impossible Mission | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Stepan Pachikov, the founder of Evernote, is a Silicon Valley pioneer whose innovations include the first handwriting input for handheld computers and significant early work in 3D technology and…
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Very interesting article on a visionary―Evernote's founder. One of my favorite tools to remember just about everything!

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The Last Word: 9 Famous Authors' Epitaphs - BookRiot.com

The Last Word: 9 Famous Authors' Epitaphs - BookRiot.com | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
  It takes a special type of person to be thinking about gravestones and ghosts on a bright, sunny summer day. But after hearing what HG Wells wanted
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RIP to these famous authors. Their last and final words to us.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Drunk at the Seelbach Hotel

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Drunk at the Seelbach Hotel | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

F. Scott Fitzgerald gave us a literary masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby.” He gave us another, particularly Southern masterwork, too: the mythology that now surrounds Louisville’s 112-year-old Seelbach Hotel.

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Everyone, surely, has read or heard of the classic, "The Great Gatsby." Not everyone is familiar, however, with its author and his hard living ways that eventually killed him. This article gives us a glimpse into F. Scott Fitzgerald's favorite watering hole. Having stayed at this hotel, I can verify that it is truly grand.

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Morning Routines: How Successful People Start Their Day

Morning Routines: How Successful People Start Their Day | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
A look at the research, history and inspiration behind starting your day with a morning routine, plus specific examples from mornings of successful people.
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I love reading about daily routines of highly successful people. If something clicks with you, add it to your own for 2017!

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Breaking My Silence: A Kidney Donor Speaks Up - HuffingtonPost.com

Breaking My Silence: A Kidney Donor Speaks Up - HuffingtonPost.com | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

You’re at Starbucks during your lunch break when you realize you’ve forgotten your wallet at your desk. Feeling embarrassed, you turn to the coworker standing behind you on line and reluctantly ask, “do you mind paying for my coffee today?”

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Recently, I became acquainted with Ari Sytner on Twitter. He wrote a book on his inspiring story of kidney donation, and I just had to share it. 

When it comes to donating an organ, many questions come to mind. He addresses 100 questions in the book he struggled through during a year of research and introspection. 

A moving and informative book, it's aimed at educating and inspiring others to explore the journey of kidney donation. Now that is a story worth reading.

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What the 'Sully' Movie Gets Wrong - Conde Nast Traveler

What the 'Sully' Movie Gets Wrong - Conde Nast Traveler | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Director Clint Eastwood reportedly admitted that he needed a villain.
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In reading all the glowing reviews, I wanted to get a different perspective. Looks like Clint Eastwood took some "creative license" in cooking up the proper antagonist. Nevertheless, it still looks to be an entertaining film.

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This book nerd's tweet to a bookstore's official Twitter account ended in a love story - Mashable

This book nerd's tweet to a bookstore's official Twitter account ended in a love story - Mashable | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
It started with a tweet.
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How cute is this? A tweet ends in a wedding. Fairy tale--for sure.

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Japanese Photographer Documents The Many Faces of Tokyo’s Stray Cats (10+ Pics)

Japanese Photographer Documents The Many Faces of Tokyo’s Stray Cats (10+ Pics) | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
With his pictures, Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki captures the individual personalities of the many otherwise anonymous stray cats that live in Tokyo's
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And we have, drumroll please, more cat pictures! But not just any pics. These are photographs of strays. So these society unknowns and throwaways are now famous.

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 Inspiring Stories of 10 Famous Co-Founders

 Inspiring Stories of 10 Famous Co-Founders | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

Discover the stories behind 10 of the greatest entrepreneurial partnerships of all time.


Via Lianne Picot
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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, March 18, 2016 2:26 AM

I love a good founder story! And often what is even more interesting is a co-founder story. Not only does it help to inspire but it shows us the rise to the top of the business world is not always easy - even when two people have a strong vision.

 

Enjoy these stories of hope and challenge!

 

This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can join Lianne to talk story  in her online community of practice at the Story Powered® Institute 

Javier Arana's curator insight, March 18, 2016 12:16 PM

I love a good founder story! And often what is even more interesting is a co-founder story. Not only does it help to inspire but it shows us the rise to the top of the business world is not always easy - even when two people have a strong vision.

 

Enjoy these stories of hope and challenge!

 

This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can join Lianne to talk story  in her online community of practice at the Story Powered® Institute 

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 19, 2016 8:30 PM

I love a good founder story! And often what is even more interesting is a co-founder story. Not only does it help to inspire but it shows us the rise to the top of the business world is not always easy - even when two people have a strong vision.

 

Enjoy these stories of hope and challenge!

 

This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can join Lianne to talk story  in her online community of practice at the Story Powered® Institute 

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Blindsided: Oher says hit movie has hurt career - ESPN

Blindsided: Oher says hit movie has hurt career - ESPN | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher said Wednesday that "The Blind Side," the movie about his life, has taken away from what he does as a player.
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In the spirit of all things Super Bowl,  this revealing article delves into the effect the movie 'The Blind Side' has had on North Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher's  football career. Not everything was coming up roses after the blockbluster for this NFL player and subject of the movie.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Storied Lives"***

 

Link to the original article: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13100161/michael-oher-carolina-panthers-says-hit-movie-blind-side-hurt-career

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Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus - Business Insider

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus - Business Insider | Storied Lives | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs' trick to achieve laser focus can be applied to both companies and individuals.
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Steve Jobs and I are on the same page when it comes to productivity.

 

Three items is the max I will write down for the day to get accomplished, and if I get one completed, I'm a happy camper.

 

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Link to the original article: http://uk.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-productivity-hack-to-focus-apple-2015-1?r=US&IR=T

 

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Jerry Seinfeld's Productivity Secret - Lifehacker

Jerry Seinfeld's Productivity Secret - Lifehacker | Storied Lives | Scoop.it

When software developer Brad Isaac told us he had productivity advice from Jerry Seinfeld, we couldn't turn down the chance to hear more. Read on for the whole story from Brad.

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So Seinfield the comic is the creator of the "don't break the chain" productivity method. Read on to find how to implement this simple, yet highly effective method for accomplishing our goals.

 

Happy New Year!

 

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Link to the original article: http://lifehacker.com/281626/jerry-seinfelds-productivity-secret

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