Category Archives: Self Improvement

I do not fear death – Roger Ebert

A beautiful quote from Roger Ebert’s autobiography.  Words to live – and die – by. “Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a […]

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Why you will fail to have a great career

This is the year I’m buckling down on “following my dreams” (or at least mining my interests) in pursuit of self-employment, as 3 years of under- and unemployment has left me as emotionally bankrupt as I am financially. This isn’t one of the best TEDTalks ever, but it is one of the more important.  I’ll […]

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How to Be a Morning Person – wikiHow

http://www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Morning-Person I sincerely hope the “new economy” sorts out backwards thinking like traditional work hours while it’s readjusting the capitalist system. I’m far more capable of producing good work on the hours that suit me, rather than those dictated by my employers’ invisible timeclocks. Added bonus to a later start: Skipping rush hour both ways!

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handwriting tips

http://paperpenalia.com/handwriting.html I love SU’s “self-improvement” tag, as though improving your handwriting will reveal you to be a better person, rather than just a better writer. Having expelled my cynicism, however, I can attest to the benefit of many of these tips. A calligraphy class at age 11 changed me from a chickenscrawler to an amateur […]

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Hypnotic | Define Hypnotic at Dictionary.com

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=hypnotic Word of the Moment: Hypnotic, adj. 1. Of or relating to hypnosis/hypnotism. 2. Inducing or tending to induce sleep; soporific. [French hypnotique, from Late Latin hypnticus, inducing sleep, from Greek hupntikos, from hupnoun, to put to sleep, from hupnos, sleep.]

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stlreb8

http://www.stlreb.com/stlreb8.html Ben Franklin, Founding Father and Dirty Old Man. Wonderful stuff, here.

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Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

http://www.museumofconceptualart.com/accomplished/ From the page: “At age 30: Samuel Morse’s assistant, Alfred Lewis Vail, devised Morse code.” Boy, just goes to show you that a good publicist can undermine patents anytime 😉

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