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Charity Toolbox: 100+ Nonprofit-Specific Tech Tools (Categorized)

Charity Toolbox: 100+ Nonprofit-Specific Tech Tools (Categorized) | Rise Above | Scoop.it
This post is #2 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 117. Time to compile: 6-7 hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!
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Great list of over 100 Nonprofit-specific tech tools (categorized too)!

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How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life

How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life | Rise Above | Scoop.it

"It's not just for Oprah devotees. Recent studies show that practicing gratitude can positively impact your life--and researchers believe it may help.us break our bad habits."

 

YOU’RE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.

Gratitude is about focusing on other people, says Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang, a psychology professor at Baylor University, who led a study which will appear in the July 2014 issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

 

“Previous research that we and others have done finds that people are motivated to help people that help them--and to help others as well. We’re social creatures, and so focusing on others in a positive way is good for our health,” Tsang said in a statement.


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Nermeen Hassan's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:07 AM

Alhamdullah... many of my friends and students told me in the past few days, keep repeating their own gratitude mantra helps them a lot through out life ups and downs... mine is "Alhamdullah for opening my heart" or just simply  "Alhamdullah" = "Thank God"

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Gratitude is about giving back, or giving thanks, to someone. It is an action that has a positive reaction; Happiness and Well-Being.

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Unschool Yourself!

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My kids can do what they want. What I give them is not freedom but choice. They choose to go to prison. That’s fine.

School was like a mental institution for me where I was force fed the following drugs:....

 

1) Lots of facts. At talks I ask people, “When was Charlemagne born?” I have yet to get a response that is correct within 200 years. Research shows that 90% of what we learn in a class we forget after 45 minutes. The reason is: our brain likes to have 2 or more things going for it before it is convinced it has a worthy fact for memory. So, “passion + awe” are two things. But boring facts disappear quickly.

2) Perfectionism. Schools celebrate the A+ and punish the C-. Whenever my daughter tells me she got an A+ I ask her why she wants to take a class that is too easy for her. The C- shows you so much more: What you need to learn. What you might not be interested in. How to deal with imperfection. How to deal with the pride of others. How to deal with insecurity. As some woman tweeted on twitter the other day, @jaltucher is a C-. I have room to improve!.....

 

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But as an adult, if you want to succeed, be creative, learn to fail, learn to sell ideas, learn to build momentum around your life, you need to UNLEARN....


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Susan Cain Helped Introverts Find Their Voice; Now, She'll Teach Them To Embrace Public Speaking

Susan Cain Helped Introverts Find Their Voice; Now, She'll Teach Them To Embrace Public Speaking | Rise Above | Scoop.it

"Now I'm speaking for a living," Susan Cain says, "which is so ironic for someone like me."Someone like her, in case you haven't heard, is an introvert: No, not a recluse, hermit, or antisocialite, but a person who prefers low stimulation to high,...


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Want to improve productivity? Scrap meetings | Psychology Today

Want to improve productivity? Scrap meetings | Psychology Today | Rise Above | Scoop.it
Scrap meetings and improve productivity By Ray Williams...
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Two questions that can change your life

A video excerpt from Daniel Pink's DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us...
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The Future of Learning

Public Keynote presented at LearnTEC 2011 Tradefair and Learning Technologies Conference, Karlsruhe, Germany. February 2, 2011.
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15 Scientific Facts About Creativity | Online Universities

The mysterious questions about creativity and its origins have led to a lot of research but few solid answers.
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Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain

Harvard Study Unveils What Meditation Literally Does To The Brain | Rise Above | Scoop.it

Eight weeks to a better brain - Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress.

 

Numerous studies have indicated the many physiological benefits of meditation, and the latest one comes from Harvard University. 


"An eight week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brains grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter."


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If we open ourselves for meditation to happen, we can experience unexpected results, answers to a question, awakening a latent quality, creative idea.... etc.. just  though acceptance and being open to all...

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Five Baby Steps to Escape Your Comfort Zone

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Here are a few little things you can do to get started on the most important journey of your life: stepping outside your comfort zone.

 

Turn on the news any night of the week and you will see a million reasons to be afraid. Your food is poisoned. There are chemicals in the tap water. Sunshine causes cancer. The terrorists are waiting at your front door. You will be molested at the airport if you dare to travel far. It has become common knowledge that everything down to the air you breathe is potentially harmful.

 

What they won’t tell you on TV is that your comfort zone is killing you faster than all of these things combined. Plenty of people are out there living life to its fullest, but you can’t see them from your living room. It’s never too late to get off the couch and start making up for lost time. Be careful, because the difference between life inside your personal bubble and out in the real world is going to be huge. It is best to start with baby steps...


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Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You

Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You | Rise Above | Scoop.it

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The life of any business owner is hectic at the best of times, and the temptation to be trying to do multiple activities at the same time is strong, yet succumbing to this temptation can actually work against achieving your objectives in an effective and timely manner.


Reasearch has discovered that chronic multi-tasking can have long term chronic effects on brain function, and that frequent multi-taskers use their brains far less effectively, resulting in the conclusion that multi-tasking is a weakness rather than a strength.


This short article, discusses the research findings, and introduces two tips to assist all business owners to avoid the temptation to multi-task and become more effective managers of their businesses.

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Lessons For Living

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Five surprising principles for living, loving, and playing well with others.

Impressing others, managing money, advancing your career: No matter what your aspiration, there's a wealth of accumulated knowledge to help you reach it. But if your highest goal is to lead a satisfying life, your best shot is to seek out wisdom that helps you cultivate strong relationships of all kinds.

Studies show that people who enjoy close ties with friends and family are happier, have fewer health problems, and are more resilient to the stresses of our times.

Read more: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201208/lessons-living


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» One Thing You May be Overlooking that Can Enhance Well-Being - Adventures in Positive Psychology

» One Thing You May be Overlooking that Can Enhance Well-Being - Adventures in Positive Psychology | Rise Above | Scoop.it
There is something encouraging about a person who has a clear direction in life. The goals they set, decisions they make, and values they hold revolve around a clear mission that offers them significance and engagement.
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Helping Your Employees Find Their "Flow" | Fast Company

Helping Your Employees Find Their "Flow" | Fast Company | Rise Above | Scoop.it
We all know the saying "If you want something done, give it to a busy person." It’s sound advice--but it’s also a dangerous habit unless you step back occasionally to see what impact it might be having on the busy person’s experience at work.
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