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Blog - Mindfulness at work

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The ancient practice of mindfulness involves bringing non-judgmental awareness into the present moment. In our modern society it is easy to become overwhelmed by our emotions; so mindfulness encourages us to become more aware of our thoughts and feelings and enables us to manage them more effectively.

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Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.
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13 web apps you need to start 2013 off right

13 web apps you need to start 2013 off right | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Whenever we start a new year, we really want to focus on the "new" part. Wherever we can get a "clean slate", we try.

When it comes to our technology, that ...
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How the Invention of Walls Gave Rise to Eavesdropping

How the Invention of Walls Gave Rise to Eavesdropping | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
A brief history of personal opacity and public space.

In Eavesdropping: An Intimate History (public library), biolinguist John L. Locke t
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All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last

All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
The year's finest reading, organized by subject.

By popular demand, here are all of this year's best-of omnibus reading lists, in one sha
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6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
You're going to hate hear this. My only defense is that this is what I wish somebody had said to me around 1995 or so.
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Adrienne Rich on Creative Process, Love, Loss, and Public vs. Private Happiness

Adrienne Rich on Creative Process, Love, Loss, and Public vs. Private Happiness | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
"No one’s fated or doomed to love anyone... The accidents happen."

Earlier this year, we lost beloved poet, essayist, feminist, and Mac
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Marrying Yourself

Marrying Yourself | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
A radical re-envisioning of marriage or just reinforcing the pressure to say “I Do?

 

"The common theme in most of the stories that I hear is a commitment to take care of oneself as one hopes or imagines that a lover would. Women also frame self-matrimony as a unique solution to the problem of women sacrificing their own needs in a relationship. Marry yourself first, they say, before marrying anyone else.”"

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Free films | Doc Alliance Films: Your online documentary cinema

Free films | Doc Alliance Films: Your online documentary cinema | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Free films on the DAFilms portal | Enjoy watching the documentary films from the whole wide world.
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Creativity requires TIME

Shows how something extraordinary can be achieved, provided we have some more time.
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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
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The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information

The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Think you're making the most of your time by writing e-mails as you talk on the phone? Cognitive scientist David Meyer unmasks the illusion behind the...
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7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable

7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Scientists call it the Naked Photo Test, and it works like this: say a photo turns up of you nakedly doing something that would shame you and your fam...
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How to keep your resolutions: 25 apps for a happier, healthier, better 2013

How to keep your resolutions: 25 apps for a happier, healthier, better 2013 | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
For all your goal-fulfillment needs and wants, here's a great list of apps, websites, and cool services to help you become healthier, wealthier, and wiser in the new year.
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The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness - Forbes

The 8 Most Damaging Excuses People Make For Their Unhappiness - Forbes | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Faulty excuses keep thousands of people from creating the lives they want. Do any of these 8 most common excuses for unhappiness resonate with you?
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Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Our brains were shaped and sharpened by movement, an emerging view of human evolution goes, and we continue to require regular physical activity in order for our brains to function optimally.
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Lumeee, lumeee, se scrie cel mai rapid roman din lume!

Lumeee, lumeee, se scrie cel mai rapid roman din lume! | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
Şi se scrie acum, în timp ce eu vă povestesc vouă.
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very exciting news. 53 Romanian authors gathered today at the Faculty of Mathematics in Bucharest to write what might become the fastest written novel in the history . . . after 4 hours of collaborative writing, followed by editing, the novel will be ready to publish . . . and starting next Wednesday it shall be available in bookshops all over the country . . .

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Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer.
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Warning: by the end of the movie you might burst in tears :) not necessarily a bad thing 

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Five Stupid Job Search Mistakes That Smart People Make | EmploymentCrossing.com

If you are one of those millions of youngsters who are looking around for a good job, then you certainly need to know the common mistakes due to which you may miss a job opportunity. The following are five fatal mistakes enlisted by experts. If you avoid these mistakes you should get better results.
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Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy : Bloomsbury Academic

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy : Bloomsbury Academic | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
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Susan Sontag’s List of Beliefs at Age 14 vs. Age 24

Susan Sontag’s List of Beliefs at Age 14 vs. Age 24 | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
The only difference between human beings is intelligence.
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Where Children Sleep: James Mollison’s Poignant Photographs

Where Children Sleep: James Mollison’s Poignant Photographs | random pieces of wisdom | Scoop.it
What the Amazon rainforest has to do with the Kaisut Desert and Fifth Avenue luxury.
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