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No Joke: Feynman & the Common Core
One of the things I have been working on as a point of self-improvement recently is broadening my horizons as far as reading materials are concerned. I've always prided myself on my willingness to read anything. Packing up my books into boxes to move into my new house, I realized that while it may be true that I will read anything, I wasn't making the effort to be as well-rounded as I should. The majority of my shelves are classic or modern fiction. To remedy the situation I recently picked up and Dr. Richard Feynman's memoir Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman.Suzannah Fischer
The F Plan, Tips to Help You Take Control of Your Inner Critic!
The F Plan, to beat the inner critic. The F Plan—to break away from negative thought processes and unhealthy patterns. Often our inner critic can be so disabling to our development that it can stunt our growth in more ways than we could imagine. Rebuilding self-esteem after trauma, regardless of what type of trauma, can be a difficult journey. Especially if you’re consciously trying to overcome negative habits, negative thought patterns or even negative behavioural traits.Kelly Bristow
I'll Tell You the Secret to Entrepreneurial Success
Generally, I would consider myself to be a fairly pragmatic person. So much so that, in some circles, I'm alternatively labeled as "emotionally unavailable," "empathetically barren," or even "an apathetic void of ghastly intensity." That being said, over time I have proven myself to be a successful entrepreneur, and I'd like to think that it is due, at least in part, to these traits I hold. Because I hold an objectivity my distinct lack of emotional accord grants me, I've been able to navigate the consistently choppy waters of taking an idea or product from conception to market with a decent amount of success. Success that, barring any unforeseen investigation into matters long since rendered closed by the Attorney General's Office of Criminal Affairs, appears unlikely to abate anytime soon.Jeremy Timmons
There is this huge buzz about social entrepreneurs. Apparently, the guy that came up with the term didn't produce a clear definition. I was originally told it was an entrepreneur that doesn't have a storefront, doesn't necessarily sell a product or a traditional service, and only uses social medias to get business. That makes perfect sense to me. But after some research on the subject, I found it to mean something much much more.
Fighting Writers Block
So, you want to write? Me too. What I find and am currently finding as I write this is that it can be really hard to transfer all the wonderful ideas from your head and put pen to paper. I have had many ideas for short stories, articles, and plotlines but never managed to pursue them. What can I do, how can I create a world of intrigue and mystery when the real mystery is getting it out of my head in the first place? While writing this article I seek the answer, the whole purpose of this is to release what goes on in my head and see what appears on the page. What you see before you is a finalised draft that used to be maybe two or three times as large as it is now.Dylan Shannon
5 Top Tips To Help With Creative Block
Do you ever find yourself stuck in rut and unable to move on from a creative block? It happens to all of us at some point. Some more than others and that's okay, it is natural. Sometimes you can be left feeling empty and completely lost for ideas and unsure where to go next. Inspiration will drift away but it WILL come back so don't worry. Here are a few tips to help you get back from a creative block.Rebecca Taylor
Streams, Memes, and ESports Dreams
How valuable is our attention? Individually, it might not seem like what we pay attention to adds up to much. When we see that viral YouTube video though, we realize the power of our collective attention. People are able to make their living based on how many viewers pay attention to them on a consistent basis. We've all heard it said that "time is money." What I feel now is that "time multiplied by attention is money."Michael Thielmann
Building Wealth With myEcon
Greetings, future millionaires and billionaires. Welcome, I'm Chad and I am on a journey to obtain financial independence and I would like to extend to you an open-ended invitation to come along for the ride.Chad Smith
Being an entrepreneur myself, I know how hard it is to find clothes that speak our language, whether you code, own a shop, or have a service. When you go into Walmart or JCPenny you don't see anything just for us. People that aren't entrepreneurs don't always understand our entrepreneurial vision. We change the world every day with new technology and ideas. With the power of the internet, however, it is now easier than ever to buy entrepreneurial trending items.
Why Can't I Write?
Now, we've all been there. We've all had great ideas in the beginning but once your hand touches that paper, your mind goes blank. I have been struggling with this for a while now and I really had no idea as to why.
Why Contracts Are Important
When I ask my friends about contracts, they usually go to their phone service contracts, and how confusing they are. A lot of contracts do have a ton of legal jargon in them, but that doesn't mean when you write your own contracts or use an attorney that they have to be wordy and lengthy.
What It's Like To Be A: Journalist
Had you told me 3 years ago that I'd be a paid journalist, working on a local, national and even international level, I'd laugh in your face, insult you through a childish emoji-ridden Facebook comment, sip away at my Monster Energy and continue painting my canvas. You see, I used to want to become an artist, before my life changed in one weekend.Benjamin Wareing