The Happy Secret To Better Work
Apr10

The Happy Secret To Better Work

I would like to share a very nice TED presentation. [ted id=1344] The presentation is about, that setting up goals in our work and achieve them, doesn’t make us really happy, because as we achieved them we set up bigger goals. It is a never ending story. Instead we should Here are the ways that Shawn suggests to train our mind for positivity: (1) Every day for 21 days, write 3 things you’re grateful for. This will help you...

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Could Music Increase Your Focus?
Apr08

Could Music Increase Your Focus?

In the modern world sometimes it is really hard to find places or time where or when you can work/learn by yourself and nobody disturbs you. The best music for concentration is silence. However most of the people in open offices put on headphones and hear some music on TuneIn.com radio or Soundcloud.com. There is no chance to have a quite room in the office, so what music could be the best choice for work and study? Some days ago, I...

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People Are (But Shouldn’t Be) Instruction Followers
Apr04

People Are (But Shouldn’t Be) Instruction Followers

The Milgram Experiment Milgram (Yale University, 1963) wanted to investigate whether Germans were particularly obedient to authority figures as this was a common explanation for the Nazi killings in World War II. Milgram interested how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person. Volunteers were recruited for a lab experiment investigating “learning” (re: ethics: deception)....

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What Does Love Mean?
Apr03

What Does Love Mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of four to eight year old children: “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. Emily (8): “Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss” Rebecca (8):...

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Not Just For Leaders Be Brave Like a Lion
Mar26

Not Just For Leaders Be Brave Like a Lion

“If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.” – Napoleon Most people are not comfortable with calling themselves “leaders”, it sounds like a too “Big” thing. The truth is, that we influence far more people around us, than we expect as...

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Chinese Tale The Teacher And The Student
Mar24

Chinese Tale The Teacher And The Student

In one school the teacher was a monk. Most of all he loved to have a snack and a sleep afterwards. Every time before the lessons he ate so much that he could barely move. Soon after the beginning of the lessons he always took a nap and slept until the bell for the end of the lessons sounded. The son of a poor villager was a student in the same school. His name was Lee. One time he asked the monk: Lee: Teacher, may I ask you why do you...

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Amazing Facts About Productivity, Memory and Emotions
Mar23

Amazing Facts About Productivity, Memory and Emotions

Productivity People are often more productive in blue rooms The colour blue causes the brain to release relaxing hormones Short Term Memory Working memory can hold 7 (+/- 2) pieces of information Stress and Memory A small amount of stress helps you to remember things better but a large amount hinders your memory Creativity We are most creative at night and least creative in the afternoons Emotions The only innate emotions are joy,...

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Arabian Tale The Beggar And The Miser
Mar20

Arabian Tale The Beggar And The Miser

An old beggar passed through an old village. He knocked on the door of a big beautiful house, with a tall barn and a large iron padlock on the gate. In this house lived a man, known in the village for his miserliness: he never helped people, even though he was very rich. Beggar: Please give me some meat or milk? Miser: No, I can’t! Go away!- replied roughly Beggar: Maybe you can give me some wheat or beans? – kept asking...

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Zen Story Nature’s Beauty
Mar18

Zen Story Nature’s Beauty

A priest was in charge of the garden within a famous Zen temple. He had been given the job because he loved the flowers, shrubs, and trees. Next to the temple there was another, smaller temple where there lived a very old Zen master. One day, when the priest was expecting some special guests, he took extra care in tending to the garden. He pulled the weeds, trimmed the shrubs, combed the moss, and spent a long time meticulously raking...

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Zen Story About Finding The Diamond On Road
Mar15

Zen Story About Finding The Diamond On Road

Gudo was the emperor’s teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his was to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka. It was evening and a heavy rain was falling. Gudo was thoroughly wet. His straw sandals were in pieces. At a farmhouse near the village he noticed four or five pairs of sandals in the...

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