Two great books as gifts for Christmas
This of course is my book ‘Living better on less’ which I believe to have some great tips and a good Christmas present.
Just click on books to go to Amazon
2. No two dog noses are the same. A dog’s nose is the equivalent of a human fingerprint, with each having a unique pattern of ridges and creases.
3. The Eiffel tower actually grows in the heat of the summer. Due to the iron expanding, the tower grows about 6 inches every summer.
4. These 8 Books will help make you smarter according to a list from one of today’s most famous scientists/cosmic enthusiasts/ existential philosophers. Neil deGrasse Tyson
1. “The Prince” by Machiavelli
2. “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu
3. “The Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith
4. “The Age of Reason” by Thomas Paine
5. “Gulliver’s Travels” by Johnathan Swift
6. “On the Origin of Species” by Charles Darwin
7. “A Treatise of the System of the World” by Sir Isaac Newton
8. The Bible
5. The bright dots you can see in your eyes are your own white blood cells. Go outside and stare at the bright sky for a while and, they’ll appear before your eyes! The tiny dots you see are actually white blood cells moving across your retina. There aren’t any blood vessels in the center of your field of vision, which is why you can’t ever look right at them. This is called the blue field entoptic phenomenon.
6. Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys called a meeting with all of his Coaches, Players and field staff and firmly told them, “You are all simply paid performers on a stage and that field is my stage! You will stand, with your hand over your heart and with respect, when our Country’s National Anthem is being played or you will no longer be a Dallas Cowboy, a Coach for the Dallas Cowboys or have any association with the Dallas Cowboy Organization! I will immediately fire you, no matter who you are!”
‘I say good for him for standing his ground, all other owners should take note and show the same strength of pride in the American flag in my opinion’.
Do you know what your biological age is?
Over the years I have read most of Deepak Chopra’s books and listened to his video’s also the Super Soul Sundays with Oprah. When I saw this promotion and checked it out, I believe its something everyone should have in their library of inspirational inventory.
I have got a lot of solace at certain times of my life from his inspiration and encouragement of making ones life a lot less stressful.
Taught me to enjoy life without having to sweat the small stuff. (‘Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff ‘ happens to be a best-selling book that I have read by Richard Carlson – Great book) Well I try not to, but I am only human. Makes me think twice when something bothers me and often fall back on these tools
Another book that I have read recently is “The Super Brain” written together with Deepak Chopra and Rudolph E Tanzi who is a professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. Makes you realize what an amazing piece of built-in equipment we have in our Brains.
So when I came across this promotion “Timeless You” Deepak Chopra I had to have it.
So I am passing this on to you. Just listen to the promotion and you can make up your mind from that.
I personally am not afraid of getting old it’s just the quality of ‘Old’ that I am more concerned about. I have seen the problem with my Mum and her mental deterioration with age that brings a certain amount of humiliation and frustration to her. I don’t want to be in that situation, so I guess that is why I search out information on making sure I don’t head in that direction.
Anyway this set of video’s etc are well worth the money. It also has a money back guarantee so if you don’t get what you want out of it you can return. I always like that because it may not suit everyone.
Go To: – Deepak Chopra – Timeless You
Or just click on the banner below.
Here is a list of websites that have ‘Free’ online courses
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)
How Stuff Works
DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)
Wonder How To
Do it yourself
FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS
Books Should Be Free
AudioBooks For Free
Open Textbooks BCcampus
Open Textbook Library
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS
Directory of Open Access Journals
Wiley Open Access
Elsevier Open Access
Open Access Library
Learn A Language
Foreign Services Institute
OpenCulture’s Language links
2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING
The Code Player
Learn Code the Hard Way
Mozilla Developer Network
Microsoft Virtual Academy
3. YOGA & MEDITATION
Do Yoga With Me
Yoga Learning Center
4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING
The Bastards Book of Photography
Cambridge in Color
Best Photo Lessons
Learn About Film
Film School Online
5. DRAWING & PAINTING
Google Cultural Institute
6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY
Music Theory Videos
Furmanczyk Academy of Music
Petrucci Music Library
Play Bass Now
7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS
The Chess Website
First Aid for Free
First Aid Web
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
This is an article I read from the ‘Mens Health – Big Black Book Of Secrets’. It is a book that I recieved with the Mens Health Subscription.
Anyway, one of the articles was about ‘How To Be a Good Dad’. At the end of this rather interesting article was ’10 Lies Every Parent should Tell’.
Some of them I thought were funny and the others ‘Right On’. I tacked my comment on the end of each one. So here they are:
1. “The tooth fairy called. She said the way you’re behaving, you might as well keep the tooth“. Parents threaten consequences all the time, but it helps to have a strong third party on call to bring perspective. From Halloween on, throw all your disciplinary needs onto Santa’s lap. (That would have so worked for me)
2. “Monsters like to eat dust bunnies. I bet you’re going to get lots of monsters in this room”. Call it a cleanliness incentive plan. (It would not have worked for me)
3. “Mommy and Daddy are not fighting; we are rearranging the kitchen”. Kids might not buy this one, but in our desire to be right, we jump into fights even if it means exposing our kids to adult conflicts. Need to scream? Get them out of the house first. (My parents did not fight – true)
4. “Mommy and Daddy are’nt fighting; we’re playing leapfrog, On the bed“. (with no clothes on?). In case the makeup sex gets out of hand. (I would believe the leapfrog – the thought of my parents having sex! UGH)
5. “Reading books will make you a millionaire“.
In todays screen-dominated world, kids must grow up knowing that books, not blogs, will unlock the secrets of their universe. (depending on what they read I agree)
6. “Don’t worry, sweetie, that can’t happen here”
Um, sure it can. Murder, terrorism, earthquakes-they can strike anytime, anywhere. But parents must be kiddie pepto-bismol: coat them, soothe them, relieve them.(Totally agree, they should not have to worry about anything – they will be adult long enough)
7. “I know everything”
Before teachers, coaches, and the kid down the street get their shot, parents must be a child’s go-to encyclopedia for all of life’s questions. The important thing is that your children, not you, believe it. (My Dad was always right – lets say I would never question his answers)
8. “That guy is homeless because he didn’t eat his vegetables”.
If you really stretch it, ther’s science to back this up, given the importance of nutrition to brain health. More important, this lie teaches cause and effect, and gives your child the power to determine his destiny. (well put, must have taken a while to think that one up)
9. “I am not afraid”.
Your smile is their Kevlar vest, your hug, proof that everything will in fact be okay, no matter how bleak reality might be. (very hard when you are about to do a bungee jump).
10. “This is Dad’s special juice, and it’s poison to children”.
Happy hour is sacred ground, folks. (This I totally agree with)