Tag Archives: INSPIRATION

Some Sleep With A Teddy Bear This Boy Sleeps with His Golf Clubs

This little boy is an inspiration to all children that say “I Cant”

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Learn For Free

freestuff
Here is a chance to learn something for free – No excuses now

Here is a list of websites that have ‘Free’ online courses

Alison
Coursera
FutureLearn
open2study
Khan Academy
edX
P2P U
Academic Earth
iversity
Stanford Online
MIT Open Courseware
Open Yale Courses
BBC Learning
OpenLearn
Carnegie Mellon University OLI
University of Reddit
Saylor

IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)

TED
FORA
Big Think
99u
BBC Future
Seriously Amazing
How Stuff Works
Discovery News
National Geographic
Science News
Popular Science
IFLScience
YouTube Edu

DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)

wikiHow
Wonder How To
instructables
eHow
Howcast
MAKE
Do it yourself

FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS

OpenStax CNX
Open Textbooks
Bookboon
Textbook Revolution
E-books Directory
FullBooks
Books Should Be Free
Classic Reader
Read Print
Project Gutenberg
AudioBooks For Free
LibriVox
Poem Hunter
Bartleby
MIT Classics
Many Books
Open Textbooks BCcampus
Open Textbook Library
WikiBooks

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS

Directory of Open Access Journals
Scitable
PLOS
Wiley Open Access
Springer Open
Oxford Open
Elsevier Open Access
ArXiv
Open Access Library
LEARN:

1. LANGUAGES

Duolingo
BBC Languages
Learn A Language
101languages
Memrise
Livemocha
Foreign Services Institute
My Languages
Surface Languages
Lingualia
OmniGlot
OpenCulture’s Language links

2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING

Codecademy
Programmr
GA Dash
CodeHS
w3schools
Code Avengers
Codelearn
The Code Player
Code School
Code.org
Programming Motherf*?$%#
Bento
Bucky’s room
WiBit
Learn Code the Hard Way
Mozilla Developer Network
Microsoft Virtual Academy

3. YOGA & MEDITATION

Learning Yoga
Learn Meditation
Yome
Free Meditation
Online Meditation
Do Yoga With Me
Yoga Learning Center

4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING

Exposure Guide
The Bastards Book of Photography
Cambridge in Color
Best Photo Lessons
Photography Course
Production Now
nyvs
Learn About Film
Film School Online

5. DRAWING & PAINTING

Enliighten
Ctrl+Paint
ArtGraphica
Google Cultural Institute
Drawspace
DragoArt
WetCanvas

6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY

Music Theory
Teoria
Music Theory Videos
Furmanczyk Academy of Music
Dave Conservatoire
Petrucci Music Library
Justin Guitar
Guitar Lessons
Piano Lessons
Zebra Keys
Play Bass Now

7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS

Investopedia
The Chess Website
Chesscademy
Chess.com
Spreeder
ReadSpeeder
First Aid for Free
First Aid Web
Wolfram Demonstrations Project

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Classy Car And Classy Lady!

This woman is amazing.

THIS LADY IS AN INSPIRATION!

This 101 year old Michigan lady and her helper had her 1930 Packard on

display at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering Councours Show near Canton, Ohio.

She stood and talked to all who came up to her. What a pleasant and peppy

lady!

Take notice in the video that she lays a shop rag on the running board to

step onto when she gets in and out of the car. After she is in the car, she

leans all the way down to the running board to get the rag. She is in great

physical shape for her age.


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Inspiration Can Strike At Any Age!

Age is just a number. Just because you are of a certain age doesn’t mean you are ready for the scrap heap. I wrote my book Simply Fantastic: Living Better On Less at the age of 63. I felt I had something to offer and it is selling very well which makes it even more worthwhile.

I found this list in the latest edition of the AARP Bulletin. It is a list of inventors that were of a mature age when they were struck with a bright idea.

HENRY FORD (1863-1947)
ASSEMBLY LINE, 1913

Getting the idea from the meat packing industry Henry adapted the assembly line idea to suit the motor industry. He produced masses of vehicles and by 1914 his company had 48% of the market.

Trivia: He did not believe in accountants.

JACOB SCHICK (1877-1937)
ELECTRIC RAZOR,1929

He invented the “Injector” razors but sold rights so he could concentrate on the electric idea. Schick, Dry Shaver Inc. began operating in 1930

Trivia: Accused President Franklin D. Roosevelt of taking up Canadian citizenship in 1935 to avoid income tax and inheritance laws.

IGOR SIKORSKY (1889-1972)
HELICOPTER, 1939

In 1919 six years after designing and flying the worlds first multi engine airplane in Russia, his Native country, he migrated to the USA. There he designed the helicopter and flew what would be the standard for all others.

Trivia: His first helicopter was powered by rubber bands

GEORGE OWEN SQUIER (1836-1934)
MUZAK, 1922

In 1910 he invented “Multiplexing” the simultaneous transmission of multiple signals over one line. This was the groundwork for his invention of “wired radio,” later renamed it MUZAK.

Trivia: In 1908 worked with the Wright Brothers, and became one of the world’s first airplane passengers.

PERCY L. SPENCER (1894-1970)
MICROWAVE OVEN, 1945

The idea came to him when a chocolate bar melted in his shirt pocket as he stood in front of a magnetron, the microwave tube used to power radar.

Trivia: received 150 patients but never finished elementary school.

JOHN ROBINSON PIERCE (1910-2002)
COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE, 1960

Designed the first communications balloon satellite while working at Bell Telephone Laboratories. It led to the development of Telstar 1, launched by NASA in 1962. Relayed the first live television signals by satellite.

Trivia: Wrote science fiction stories under the pseudonym J.J. Coupling.

CARL MAGEE (1872-1946)
PARKING METER. 1932

Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce asked Magee to solve problems caused by all day parkers in the business district. Thus the invention of the parking meter.

Trivia: Played a key role in exposing the Teapot Dome Bribery Scandal.

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How to Make the Most of the Fresh Start of a New Year

This is an article from Zen Habits which again is an excellent website and very inspirational on many subjects. this is one of them. Once again this site has a free newsletter which is worth joining.

Post written by Leo Babauta.

We’re several days into the New Year, and many of us are still basking in the glow of a fresh start.

Every year, January brings renewed optimism for change, for a better life, for a better you. And that’s a wonderful thing.

It’s wonderful, because this fresh start gives us a chance to reinvent our lives and ourselves. It allows us to reinvigorate ourselves, to shed the baggage of the previous year and do anything. Anything is possible!

That is a gift, my friends, and I suggest we make the most of this gift. Not just by creating and sticking to resolutions (here’s my guide for doing that), but by reinventing the way we live.

Here’s how.

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