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Phil Timp's voice is weak but his smile can still brighten a room | Book: Moments That Took My Breath Away

Phil Timp's voice is weak but his smile can still brighten a room | Book: Moments That Took My Breath Away | Smile | Scoop.it
Two years after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, it has robbed the use of Timp's legs, his right arm and now attacks his diaphragm and his ability to breathe, eat and speak.

 

With his voice fading, a new book - Moments That Took My Breath Away - speaks for him, telling others of his journey with this disease and episodes good and bad with daughter's Beth's Rett Syndrome, a severe neurological disorder of the brain.

"The book is something I started writing before I got my diagnosis and it was about our life with Beth. When I got the diagnosis, I had to reformat the whole story and add another huge mountain to climb," Timp said last week. "It's been very inspiring to many people who've already read it. I've gotten amazing responses from many people."


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Smile's Better to Boost Small Businesses, Says New Research

Smile's Better to Boost Small Businesses, Says New Research | Smile | Scoop.it

A simple smile and a friendly greeting can make customers feel much more loyal towards small independent companies, according to new Kingston University research...The study, which examined the retail behaviour of 2,006 consumers and the business practices of 1,216 decision makers in small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), reveals that a smile and a friendly hello is the most common reason (59 per cent) why consumers feel loyal towards independent retailers. However, only just over half (54 per cent) of respondents stated their small business employed this practice. Three in five consumers are also willing to pay more for a product from a small independent shop rather than deal with a large corporate retailer...More than a third of loyal consumers said they kept coming back because of excellent customer service and one in five said they valued businesses remembering their usual order.


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Ashok Ramachandran's curator insight, June 16, 2013 1:52 PM

Small businesses can benefit from the personal touch.

RightWayStartUps's curator insight, June 28, 2013 4:20 PM
Just goes to show that it's not always what you say, but how you say it - with a smile :)
Darren Sabo's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:45 AM

Even large businesses can benefit... a simple smile, hello, and thank you can go a LONG way with customers and coworkers alike!

 

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When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you keep your joy, you take away their power. Joel Osteen

When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you keep your joy, you take away their power. Joel Osteen | Smile | Scoop.it

When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road & keep your joy, you take away their power. Joel Osteen


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Nebiyu Hailemichael's comment, August 19, 2013 10:03 AM
It's golden proverb. Thank you Ivo!
Ivo Nový's comment, August 22, 2013 11:18 AM
thank you Nebiyu
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Miranda Kerr is all smiles ahead of her flight - Sexy Balla

Miranda Kerr is all smiles ahead of her flight - Sexy Balla | Smile | Scoop.it

Miranda Kerr was looking gorgeous as she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to catch a flight. The 30-year-old donned a black and white striped maxi dress and multi-coloured plaid scarf.


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Baby Smiles Provide Clues to Healthy Development

For as long as parents and babies have been smiling, laughing and cooing at each other, scientists still have a lot of questions about just how these interactions help infants develop. With support from the National Science Foundation, University of Miami psychology professor Daniel Messinger and his colleagues want to learn more about child development by studying how moms, dads and babies respond to each other. "We believe that through interacting, babies learn early social rules, such as when to take turns with their vocalizations, when to smile at the same time, says Messinger. "It's by smiling at the same time as their mothers, the baby responding to the mother and the mother responding to the baby, that babies develop a sense of shared social emotion." In an experiment at the University of Miami's Early Play and Development Lab, babies are secured in a special seat, so they can get a good view of mom or dad, and move both their arms and legs. Babies are tested at four months, and again at one year. Several video cameras capture this short, structured playtime. "They play. Then, after two minutes, the mom will stop responding to the baby. We want to see what the baby does. How the baby either chooses to try to re-engage the mom, or maybe uses that time to look away and disengage, and then, will start playing again," explains Messinger. The videos are analyzed with a software program that precisely measures the facial movements of both the baby and the mom. The key, he adds, is to use those measurements to better understand how interaction occurs, and how babies learn early social rules. Along with studying healthy child development, Messinger and his colleagues also work with youngsters at high risk for developmental disorders. The program "Sibling Studies Measuring Infant Learning and Emotion," or UM SIBSMILE for short, investigates the social, emotional and cognitive development of children who are between the ages of two months and four years-old. "We have looked at babies who are at high risk for autism spectrum disorders in this lab, and these are kids who have an older brother or sister who has a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder," says Messinger.


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Wonji's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:48 PM

OMG. Maybe that's how I developed well. I got the secret of my intelligence. lol

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Using a 'Smile' Sign On the Ground to Get Passersby to Pose for the Camera

Using a 'Smile' Sign On the Ground to Get Passersby to Pose for the Camera | Smile | Scoop.it
Here's an interesting idea for street photogs who want to get some candid shots of people in a public square: tape a "Stand Here and Smile" sign on the gro
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