Shonari

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77 Keys to Living Well Before You Die

Do something everyday that excites you. Read classic novels. Travel somewhere you’ve never been with someone you’ll never forget. Settle on a reasonable long-term goal and do 3 things everyday that bring you closer to your goal. Avoid TV. Buy happiness with a smile. Get involved in your community. Talk to perfect strangers.  Make new
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40 tips for a better life

Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose is to
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Sentences that can change your life

1. Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths. 2. Own your life, or someone will own it for you. 3.  We cannot change the cards we are dealt,just how we play the hand. 4. Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world. 5. If you accept
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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And
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Sonder

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in
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PVC Pipe Drum

Amazing dude drumming on PVC- Pipes. Better then Blue Man Group. Songs are… -Office Theme Song (0:18) -Linus and Lucy (0:38) -Turkish March (1:13) -Mario Brothers Theme (1:27) -In the Hall of the Mountain King (1:54) -Bad Romance (2:07) -Viva La Vida (2:50) -Like a Virgin (3:03) -Crazy Train (3:23) -Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (4:01)
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50 Life Secrets and Tips

Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have
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Rules of Thumb

If you want something done, do it yourself Comment: Obviously true, and doing it is usually very good for your self esteem. A surprising amount of work can be done this way, and experts are not always necessary. However, there is a risk of becoming overworked if you try to do everything yourself – we all need other
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Rules that Guys Wish Girls Knew

If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear. Learn to work the toilet seat; if it’s up, put it down. Birthdays, Valentines and anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present once again. Sometimes we’re not thinking about you.
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How I Know I Love You

I know I love you because I want to get you soup when you’re sick. Not only do I want to get it for you, I want to make it for you so you can eat something made with love instead of with crushed insects and preservatives. I know I love you because I want
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15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive

Be true to your values.  Be honest.  Do your best.  Do things that bring you closer to your dreams.  Take care of yourself, your family, and your friends.  Treat people with respect.  Be the person that makes others feel special.  Be known for your kindness and honesty. In other words, invest love into your life. 
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Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be

“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you
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How to Write Good

Avoid alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.) Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. Contractions aren’t necessary. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos. One should never generalize.
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40+ Fun Facts

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds. A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. A
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20 Things to Help You Grow Up

Consider the source. If you’re worried about someone who dislikes you, first ask yourself whether they’re an asshole. If you don’t like them, and they don’t like you, that’s not a problem. That’s a mutual understanding. Get off the couch. If you find yourself playing hard to get, don’t pretend to be busy. Just be busy. Don’t
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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

1. Get specific. When you set yourself a goal, try to be as specific as possible. “Lose 5 pounds” is a better goal than “lose some weight,” because it gives you a clear idea of what success looks like. Knowing exactly what you want to achieve keeps you motivated until you get there. Also, think about the
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50 Life Secrets and Tips

Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot
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Happiness Rules

Five simple rules to be happy: Free your heart from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.
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Words Of Great Wisdom

The Native American Code Of Ethics Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. Search for yourself,
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Negotiation Tactics

In negotiation, there are many tactics that you may meet or use. They can be fair, foul or something in between, depending on the competitive or collaborative style of the people involved and the seriousness of the outcomes. All I’ve Got: Limit apparent availability. Auction: Set sellers or buyers against one another. Bad Publicity: Indicate
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33 Ways to Stay Creative

Make lists Carry a notebook everywhere Try free writing Get away from the computer Be otherworldly Quit beating up yourself Take breaks Sing in the shower Drink tea/coffee Know your roots
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This was Actually Said…

This was actually said in court and taken from a transcript: Lawyer: “Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?” Witness: “No.” Lawyer: “Did you check for blood pressure?” Witness: “No.” Lawyer: “Did you check for breathing?” Witness: “No.” Lawyer: “So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when
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Hints for Remembering Better

Understand thoroughly what is to be remembered and/or memorized Spot what is to be memorized verbatim. It is a good plan to use a special marking symbol in text and notebook to indicate parts and passages, rules, data, and all other information that is to be memorized instead of just understood and remembered If verbatim
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40 Unwritten Rules to Live By

Never ask a woman if she wants to have sex by asking her if she wants to have sex. It is more important to have good health insurance than good health. Don’t bluff more than once in a poker game with friends. When one of the big bosses at work unexpectedly says something really cheery
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Two Wolves


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How to Win Friends and Influence People – A Summary

This is Dale Carnegie’s summary of his book, from 1936 Table of Contents Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Six Ways to Make People Like You How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment Part One Fundamental Techniques in Handling People Don’t
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Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World


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18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. Learn the rules so
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43 Ways to Leave your Comfort Zone

Take a cold shower. Talk with five random people in the street. Wake up early and go out for a walk or with your bicycle. If you always order alcohol at a bar, order an orange juice or tea. Get rid of something you no longer use, once a day for thirty days. Try a
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101 Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

1. Pay for the person behind you in a drive-thru or at a coffee shop. It not only makes the person receiving the free food or coffee feel special, it also brings the cashier into the kindness loop by being the bearer of good news. 2. Instead of getting defensive or angry the next time
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21 Truisms

Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over. Own your life, or someone will own it for you We cannot change the cards we are
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50 Things You Should Know How to Do

1.  Build a Fire – Fire produces heat and light, two basic necessities for living.  At some point in your life this knowledge may be vital. How to Build a Fire Wilderness Survival Firecraft Build a Fire Without Matches or a Lighter (video) 2.  Operate a Computer – Fundamental computer knowledge is essential these days.  Please, help those in need.
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45 Life Lessons from a 90 year old

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. When in doubt, just take the next small step. Life is too short not to enjoy it. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true
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Language is Beautiful: Vowels

Vowels from Studiocanoe on Vimeo.
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Smoking Etiquette

The person who rolls the joint (no matter whose weed it is) gets to spark up the joint and get first hits… If someone rolls a nice joint, its good to give the person a complement on his rolling skills… If someone starts hogging the bowl and starts using the excuse that it’s okay for
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31 Life Lessons

1. Trust your gut. Really. If you think he likes you, you’re probably right. If you think he’s cheating, you’re probably right. If you think she’s going to be your new BFF, (this time with feeling!) you’re probably right. 2. Sunscreen. Always. SPF 15 indoors, SPF 30 outdoors. I’ve been wearing sunscreen everyday since I
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Nude Stretchie Pants


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Most Powerful Images of 2011

Source: Buzz Feed
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Ten best non-sex feelings ever

The feeling you first wake up but don’t have to get out of bed yet. Getting goosebumps from music/movie. When you’re congested as fuck and then suddenly your nostrils open up. Winning a prize/contest A description that’s way too accurate for this time of the morning and that “vacated bowels” feeling you get after. Thinking
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No One Wants to Die

No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there, and yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s
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This sentence has five words

This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music.
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Here’s to the Crazy Ones – Steve Jobs


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Tribute to Steve Jobs


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Stem Cell Research vs Religion

Source: Born Again Pagan  
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21 Suggestions for Success

Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. Be forgiving of yourself and others. Be generous.
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Google’s Corporate Philosophy

Focus on the user and all else will follow. It’s best to do one thing really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy on the web works. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. You can make money without doing evil. There’s always more information out there. The need
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Life’s Instructions

Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing in the shower. Own a great stereo system. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. Keep secrets. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday. Always accept an outstretched hand. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell
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100 Whimsical Words

absquatulate: to flee, abscond abstemious: restrained in consumption of food and alcohol balderdash: nonsense ballyhoo: commotion, hype bindle stiff: hobo bodacious: remarkable, voluptuous borborygmus: sound of intestinal gas cahoots (in the expression “in cahoots with”): scheming callipygian: possessing a shapely derriere cantankerous: irritating, difficult carbuncle: pustule caterwaul: to wail or protest noisily
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Typography About Language


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Obituary

Dear friends, It is with the saddest heart that I pass on the following. Please join me in remembering a great icon. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly-greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to
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