Is Halloween Sustainable?

Is Halloween sustainable?

Aside from all the walking around, Halloween may be the unhealthiest holiday because of all the… Candy. American kids stuff themselves with candy that’s absolutely the bottom of the barrel in terms of quality. Sure, it’s fun… And I wouldn’t really trade the memories of it. But some of the kids that came to my house last night really shouldn’t have been eating candy. No surprise… So nothing I didn’t know already. Hopefully their parents will encourage them to chuck most of it… Or give it away. To whom, I…

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Who Am I? It Depends On Who You Ask…

Who Am I...?

If you sometimes think to yourself… “Who Am I?” You are you’re not alone… It seems like we’re in a constant battle with the outside world to define ourselves. The battle is between the influences of the outside world on the one side, and our thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences inside ourselves on the other. Who Am I? If you ask the outside world for the answer, chances are you will eventually hit a dead end… You may be constantly looking outward for answers to who you are. And it’s…

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On Looking Back On A Buying Opportunity…

capitalism is the worst type of government except for all others that have been tried...

The crash of the stock market over the past few days is a buying opportunity like every other market crash that I have seen, but failed to participate in. Each time, the market recovered. Each time, the stocks that were most beaten down for no apparent reason, other than fear, recovered. The best stocks to buy (and own) during times like these are dividend stocks. This is because if dividends are distributed during downturns, and set to be automatically reinvested, you will eventually profit from Wall Street’s gyrations. The ups…

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Thinking Makes It So

The Waking Up Course is a great way to practice meditation. The course features over a month of guided meditations by Sam Harris… Each day the host of the Waking Up Podcast offers insight into the practice of vipassana, or “insight meditation”. Day 20 of The Waking Up Course contains a powerful lesson or concept… It gave me a new perspective on the experience of meditation. The lesson I learned in Day 20 is that every thing (such as a thought or sensation) experienced in consciousness is experienced in the…

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Invoking The Muse vs. A Personal Mantra For Success?

invoking the muse vs. a personal mantra for success

What’s the difference between “invoking the muse” and using a personal mantra for success? Invocations and mantras have similarities… An invocation is like a prayer that is said in tribute to a higher being… Such as a spirit or a god. You may find an invocation in a religious text, or really anywhere. It doesn’t need to be religious… It can be any passage or writing that is meaningful to you. Invocations are meant to show praise and respect for the spirit being invoked. Invocations are said with sincerity and…

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The Best Thing About Shapr

The Shapr app is a great app for networking. It’s actually a game changer for meeting business contacts in a few seconds per day. My iPhone home screen is prime real estate… And Shapr is one of the 28 apps that has a place there. How Shapr Works Shapr is like Tinder for business. You set up a profile with a photo, a description, geographic information, etc. and then choose some interests that you have. The app then looks for matches for you and sends you about 10 suggestions for…

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Algorithm For President 2020

Algorithm for President 2020

Perhaps an algorithm would do a better job… Of running an efficient Federal government… Of getting rid of “the aisle”… Of managing humanism… Of not deliberately dividing the U.S… Of not leading with identity politics… Of being kinder to people who don’t fit in… But not needlessly demonizing those who may. Of putting things in perspective… Of not trading our values for murderers and dictators… Of actually doing what needs to be done… Of coming up with rational, humane solutions for seriously complex, long term problems that are not going…

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How to Get What You Want…

How to get what you want - feel the fear and do it anyway.

Start small. Admit to yourself that you want things. More money, more freedom, better friendships, a different job, recognition, creativity, better health, a smaller waistline, to stop drinking… Whatever. Practice telling yourself what you want. Then practice telling yourself that you deserve it. Start showing others what you want in small steps. For example, start by wearing your favorite sports team memorabilia out in public. Or put a bumper sticker on your car promoting something you believe in. Work to overcome the fears that are holding you back from getting…

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Training Google For Free…

If someone asked you to train your replacement for free, would you do it? Millions of knowledge workers are contributing to their future employment demise without even knowing it. I’m one of them. You probably are too. If you have a Gmail account, you are training Google, for free, to eventually replace you or one of your family members with a robot or algorithm. Every time you type, Google is now attempting to complete your sentences for you. Above is an example of Google completing the words “desktop version” in…

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