The words we do not need to speak

So, she went to the banker - and, you guessed it, made an even swap of those ten little beads for a single nice ten-bar. They did this backwards and forwards for all of the values and simply loved it. Little did they know, though, that they had just learned the …

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You work in the dharma

So if programming has to be it, it has to be awesome. So DHH built a layer on top of Ruby to automate all the repetitive tasks and arbitrary decisions he didn't want taking up his time. He called it Ruby on Rails. Rails helped DHH build his project--which 37signals …

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In the twinkling of an eye

You'll feel so delightfully dreamy and deep by the time you reach the first floor. See yourself at the top of this elevator. That's right. Is it one of those old-school elevators with a scissor gate or a modern one? You can be really sure whether or not alcohol has …

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Can't leave it alone

That just put me in a really bad mood. I feel like giving up on everything now. I was going to work on the new business I was planning to start, but I don't feel like it anymore. And as for tonight's plans, I'm going to text my friends and …

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Many's the road I have walked upon

When we met again a month later, Joseph reported that the partnership was back on track. When he and Steve walked in synch with each other and talked before meetings, Joseph noticed that the old feeling of being on the same side returned. In movement, Joseph's mind relaxed and opened …

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Like from a whisper to a scream

In other words, when things cannot be changed, we may as well accept them and adapt to them. This is wisdom, which can make our lives shine with brilliance. To live a splendid life, we should muster up our courage when we need to persevere, and accept the reality when …

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The nighttime angel spreads her wings around me

If you don't have the space, use cupboard organisers to help - this will prevent waste, as everything will be visible inside. The MGJY favourite storage solution for food cupboards is simple: clear rectangular containers. They are excellent for storing rice, pasta, cereals, beans and pulses. Cardboard boxes can clutter up …

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Listen for a lark

Every time a parent says something, does something or reacts to something, their child is observing and learning from their behaviour. Just like me, you must often experience these copycat mini you' moments of your children mimicking you in some little way. <a href='http://linker.worldcat.org/?jHome=http …

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It fills you up

In your kitchen, as in other places in the house, if something never finds its place, its proper home, consider how much you really need it. It might subliminally be telling you to release it into the wild. The cumin crisis that started it all I'm really not joking when …

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There's something going on

I am not sure that I agree with that doctrine, but from where we are in our discussion, let's go with it. As we know, Aspies are, by nature, more egocentric than your average Joe or Jane. It's not that we think we are more valuable, important, unique - insert pompous …

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Think they're doing you wrong

His arrival always caused a flurry of excitement as it was a sign that the evening was bound to take a more spirited, unexpected and perhaps slightly dangerous course. Everyone's mood would go up a notch or two. He went everywhere on his Norton Commando. As a student he once …

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A question of being down for the game

This is because, in 90 days, you can make tremendous progress on any project of your choice, especially when you make it your main focus. The trick is to think of each 90-day period as the equivalent of one full year. This mindset shift alone can significantly boost your productivity …

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Fill my mind with tales of mystery

There's no point splashing out on the perfect storage system if you haven't got a clear patch of floor to put it on. You'll get good at it. You can't fail - whatever you do, right now, today, will be an improvement. Set realistic organizing goals, allowing leeway for tasks to …

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The one shot deal don't matter

What would your word(s) be to sum up your focus for the next 12 months? How will this/these word(s) help you to stick to the things that matter? What intentional behaviours are needed to help you deliver to your word(s)? Plan and prioritise Back in my …

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There's only one meadow's way to go

Every demigod at Camp Half-Blood (and many Asperkids) is dyslexic and has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because they are hardwired for another time and place. As loud as her little self could yell, as tall as her little body could stand, my daughter was saying that yes, she knew …

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It's just an hour on the wings of a dove

When frightened, one's legs may shake or he may urinate frequently. Some may even wet their pants. All these conditions have to do with kidney function. In order to maintain our health, we must maintain a peaceful state of mind. I chose the term subconscious because the tools in this …

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I can hear the fireworks

Quantum physics teaches us that the universe doesn't work in a way that aligns with our everyday experience. It teaches that there are seemingly invisible connections between objects that are physically distant. It teaches that the mere act of observing can affect physical reality. These ideas led Nobel Prize-winning physicist …

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Through the fields of streams and meadows

The quintessence of bollocks. All the surgeons I know share poky offices in Portakabins. I often feel those writing medical dramas could barely tell the difference between a hospital and an eel-and-pie shop. Real-life medical ethics is far less dramatic and, sadly, lacks even the merest hint of sexual frisson …

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Put it in a big brown bag for me

You will know how to open your mind to achieve what you want to make possible. Most important, you will know how to make the most of the intellectual diversity that surrounds you in the same way that a conductor, though silent, leads the different instruments of an orchestra to …

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Well I know it's coming on spring

In a different way to hunger and thirst, though, the less good-quality sleep you have, the greater your sleepiness, not only when you're about to go to bed, but at other times, too. SLEEP SCIENCE TOO MUCH AND TOO LITTLE SLEEP The dangers of having too little sleep, and the …

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Working hard for my pay

Originally derived from Hinduism and Buddhism, a mantra is a word, phrase or sound believed to have a special spiritual power, which is repeated to aid concentration in meditation or prayer and expresses a strong belief. A mantra is a great tool for both parents and children to encourage us …

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When I hear that robin sing

Yep, instead of reporting on each other, our country's patriots clogged his tattle-tale tip line with garbage. That is not just a plus--it's a patriotic plus. Instead of indulging in the very worst behavior in a time that screams for unity--narcing on each other--Americans chose instead to ridicule and annoy …

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Do do loo do do, do do loo do do

Many contemporary skeptics in science are also materialists. If materialism is based on a leap of faith, then shouldn't a true skeptic be skeptical of materialism? Shouldn't skeptics be skeptical of their own materialist belief system? Not only are there logical and philosophical questions about whether a material brain produces …

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Let us help you to forget

As little girls do, Kristin then reached out for Dad, to repair what Mom couldn't. But he wasn't there either. Thus began the eternal search for the Knight in Shining Armor. The truth was, underneath the armored helmet was the face of a structure-building, assertive mother. To me, they look …

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Let us help you unlock it

This amazing girl would thrive in the right environment and with the right supports. But Noreen recently discovered that this college (College A) wouldn't be the best fit for her daughter. She found College B, which seemed ideal. Too late (she believed). After a few moments she found herself standing …

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Everytime your number comes around

We should not allow our fear to let us lose sight of our big-picture desires. We desperately want less risk and more safety. Countries like Norway and Sweden offer us another choice. To avail ourselves of that choice, we must first be honest. Here's why: conversations, scents, coughing, movement, and …

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Let us free you from the pain

I had been yearning for hot yoga, so I limited myself to the entry-level classes, even though I was becoming quite bored. Sitting in my Power Flow class on Tuesday, I had a momentary panic, as these classes are intense and demanding. But I decided to stay and follow the …

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Start thinking that I'm strange

It had always been there, but I had to go through many rings of fire to find it. And I learned how to do the hard work of staying with myself during excruciating emotional pain and intense joy (which is often equally challenging) to get there. It's no wonder I …

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You know you have to put on your show

Or perhaps it is in other areas of your life like, What if my luggage gets lost? One time, I took an overnight trip to a wedding with my daughter. I knew there would be a lavish wedding meal, followed by brunch the next day, and then home. But in …

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