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Mindfulness is an everyday install

Mindfulness is an everyday install | Unplug | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is best installed new everyday otherwise it becomes absent-mindfulness
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Mindfulness is no more imune to becoming an absentminded habit than any other practice. The practice need a fresh install everday to avoid beoming stale.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 1, 10:17 AM

It is also the ultimate social medium. When we are present, it is a powerful social statement.

Georges Millet's curator insight, January 6, 1:35 AM

2014 starts ... better just be THERE #mindfulness

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What Would You Do To Be Happy?

What Would You Do To Be Happy? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Happiness may be elusive but we can learn to be happier and now there are online courses to give us some help."

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Happiness is different from person to person but one thing is clear, the vast majority of us want to be happy.


Studies show that exercise, diet, sleep, mindfulness and giving more are all things we can do that will lead to being happier more of the time. And don't forget frequent unplugging from technology. Let's Get Going...


UC Berkeley is now offering a free online course titled The Science of Happiness. Check it out.

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Composing Only 5% of the World Population, Americans Take 50% of All Pharmaceutical Drugs

Composing Only 5% of the World Population, Americans Take 50% of All Pharmaceutical Drugs | Unplug | Scoop.it

"While Americans comprise only 5 percent of the world population, we consume an incredible 50 percent of Big Pharma’s drugs,"

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It doesn't really matter what the number is, everyone knows we take too many drugs in an attempt to keep us healthy.


Doing simple things like exercise, watching what we eat and relaxing could cut the number of drugs we take as well as visits to the doctor. Think About It.

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If You Own a Smartphone, You Are Probably Waking Up Wrong

If You Own a Smartphone, You Are Probably Waking Up Wrong | Unplug | Scoop.it
There is an ideal way to start your workday, and, if you own a smartphone, you're probably not doing it.
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Upon waking each morning, what is the first thing you reach for?  Hopefully, it's your significant other.  But for most of us, it's our Smartphone.


Whether it's to "turn off (or snooze) the alarm...check email, Twitter, Facebook or text messages...it's a stressful way to start the day."

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How to get more done by taking the day off

How to get more done by taking the day off | Unplug | Scoop.it

"As someone who has creative thinking at the heart of everything I do, I know too well that those moments of illumination can only happen when I let the ideas float to the surface. A brain packed full to the brim with information overload is not going to process anything of a genius nature until I stop and let it all hang out."

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You Can't Escape Big Data, But You Can Hide...For Now

You Can't Escape Big Data, But You Can Hide...For Now | Unplug | Scoop.it

"The merger of Nielsen and Arbitron assures that this one firm will be the sole supplier of advertising currency for all the major ad mediums — TV, online, and radio. They’ll be watching you and so will others as they look to master the media. They have friends and they'll be compiling. You can’t escape. "

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Unplug - Vacation In A Truck

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"If you’re looking to unplug on your next vacation, you could stay at a quaint bed and breakfast filled with doilies and wicker, or you could trek out to Scotland to stay in The Beermoth."

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Here's What 20 Successful Australian Entrepreneurs Do Before Going To Bed

Here's What 20 Successful Australian Entrepreneurs Do Before Going To Bed | Unplug | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs are constantly on the go. Their brains ticking over, new ideas, plans to action, a business to grow.
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Are Libraries Dead?

Are Libraries Dead? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"The noble library has been around since 2600 BCE, the most famous being the Library of Alexandria. These institutions collected, archived and shared the world’s knowledge. But are they still relevant?"

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12 Ways To Be Happier At Work In Less Than 10 Minutes

12 Ways To Be Happier At Work In Less Than 10 Minutes | Unplug | Scoop.it
There are lots of small ways to get happier at work. We talked to meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg about how.
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8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate

8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate | Unplug | Scoop.it
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ~Dalai Lama
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62 Thoughts Everyone Has When Their Internet Is Down

62 Thoughts Everyone Has When Their Internet Is Down | Unplug | Scoop.it

"I should go to grad school."


" I need to clip my fingernails."


"I should use this time to make a sandwich."

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Coming Soon! Artisanal Air in your neighborhood

Coming Soon! Artisanal Air in your neighborhood | Unplug | Scoop.it
In a world that moves faster and faster each day the discovery that soon we all will be able to purchase air bottled by hand makes life seems just a bit softer and more hopeful. Why has this taken so long to come to fruition? Is this such a huge innovation that the business community …
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Sometimes you wake up to such a huge bit of innovative news that you're amazed... The world becomes a better place

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Let's Stop Living to Work!

Let's Stop Living to Work! | Unplug | Scoop.it
"The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. What we really value is out of sync with how we live our lives. And the need is urgent for some new blueprints to
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Long commutes to work.  Sleeping with our electronic devices.  Missing out on important moments with family and loved ones.


It's time to renovate and repair the structure of our lives. Let's stop living to work!

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How to Master Time: 5 Steps to Living a Timeless and Powerfully Creative Life

How to Master Time: 5 Steps to Living a Timeless and Powerfully Creative Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Mastering the precious commodity of time is not as much about the organization of time, but rather, it's much more powerfully about the attitude you hold about yourself and how this attitude affects every happening in your life....
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Number 3. on the list is, Be Present As Much As Possible. When we live hooked to life's distractions the present dissolves and the things of real value are missed.


Each day seems to be gone before we accomplish anything of substance when we avoid mindfulness and instead embrace more and more distractions.


I have a friend who told me with pride that his cell phone either vibrates or dings when he receives a new email. My friend is checking his email many times each hour. I had no response to his good news... Are you hooked on distractions more than you know? Think about it.


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Humanize Your Networking

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As you have read countless times, social media is about relationship marketing, engagement and making authentic connections. Real-time conversations with real p
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"You've got real people enjoying real conversations, with real needs".


Social media = relationship marketing and requires a balance between social automation and authentic connection.


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Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

Are You Addicted to Being Busy? | Unplug | Scoop.it
Why we should consider the hard truths we mask by staying busy.


"It seems to me that too many of us wear busyness as a badge of honor. I’m busy, therefore I’m important and valuable, therefore I’m worthy. And if I’m not busy, forget it. I don’t matter."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 10, 5:13 PM

Most of us are in some fashion. It does not have to be work-related. Think about kids who are so hyper-organized and connected to parents.

Happy Yuppie's curator insight, April 21, 2:18 AM

"It seems to me that too many of us wear busyness as a badge of honor. I’m busy, therefore I’m important and valuable, therefore I’m worthy. And if I’m not busy, forget it. I don’t matter."

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▶ E.M. Forster's The Machine Stops - YouTube

A UK science fiction TV show called Out of the Unknown did an adaptation of E.M. Forster's 1909 techno-dystopia, The Machine Stops, on 1966-10-06.
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E M Forster's The Machine Stops (1909) coldly brilliant and preceptive science fiction short story predicting the social isolation of the Internet Age. dramatized for TV by the BBC in 1966

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No! Work Emails After 6pm

No! Work Emails After 6pm | Unplug | Scoop.it
For those in the tech sector dreading the 10pm work emails on Friday, feel a pang of jealousy for our French neighbours as a new law will prohibit such emails after 6pm.
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Wow is the first word that comes to mind. I'm not sure what I think about this new workplace rule in the French tech sector.


What do you think? Please share this story on your social channels to see what others are thinking...

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Pursuing Happiness Strikes Gold at Kickstarter

Pursuing Happiness Strikes Gold at Kickstarter | Unplug | Scoop.it
With the help of 328 people and Kickstarter the film Pursuing Happiness is now in the process of being made.. Check out more of the story
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I think everyone will agree that happiness is a worthy goal. Well these film makers have struck out to help us all know more about what makes people happy.. check them out.

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One Thing Productive People Do Before Reaching for their Phones

One Thing Productive People Do Before Reaching for their Phones | Unplug | Scoop.it
In a recent study reported in TIME magazine, people check their phone on average 110 times a day. Some people checked it as much as 900 times a day; that’s once every minute of every waking hour of
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Unplug to Reconnect Compaign

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"Do you even find yourself checking your Twitter account while you're hanging out with friends? Checking email during class? Texting while meeting a friend for coffee? We believe that technology helps to keep us connected to each other, can foster amazing creativity, and can help us all find valuable information."

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5 Meditation Apps for Channeling Your Inner Peace

5 Meditation Apps for Channeling Your Inner Peace | Unplug | Scoop.it
Meditation and, more broadly, mindfulness have of late been linked to everything from increased creativity to stress reduction. But who has time to pause and assume lotus positi...
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Sometimes plugging in for a few moments gives us the taste of balance and serenity we need when time seems to be missing.

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How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: 3 Helpful Habits

How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: 3 Helpful Habits | Unplug | Scoop.it

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”


“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built

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The Simple Philosophy That Can Supercharge Your Life

The Simple Philosophy That Can Supercharge Your Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Author and business adviser Greg McKeown believes that each of us falls into one of two groups: essentialists and non-essentialists. Essentialists are men and women who make wise investments of their time and energy in order to "operate at their...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 5:06 PM

It sounds like essentialists choose to be in particular relationships in the universe.

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Meet The Very Successful People Asking, "Is This All There Is?"

Meet The Very Successful People Asking, "Is This All There Is?" | Unplug | Scoop.it
The daily grind. Slogging through. Just getting by. There’s a reason why so many of the words and phrases we reach for to describe our lives convey a sense of resignation, if not outright dissatisfaction. Study after study tells us that across ...
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