Reading between the lines

Here is to anyone that reads any of my writing. Here is to everyone how I hold dairly. Here is to me, the starts and finish of everything. Now I’ll get to my new project, a compliation of phrases that gets me through the day. Enjoy.

“We’re taught in yoga to always honor the body and its suggestions to you, and to take that honor off of the mat and into your daily life.” (Elephant Journal)

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14 Reasons You’re Tired All the Time

TIME

Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don’t do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can make getting through your day a chore. Here, experts reveal common bad habits that can make you feel tired, plus simple lifestyle tweaks that will put the pep back in your step.

You skip exercise when you’re tired

Skipping your workout to save energy actually works against you. In a University of Georgia study, sedentary but otherwise healthy adults who began exercising lightly three days a week for as little as 20 minutes at a time reported feeling less fatigued and more energized after six weeks. Regular exercise boosts strength and endurance, helps make your cardiovascular system run more efficiently, and delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. So next time you’re tempted to crash on the couch, at least go for a brisk…

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How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Profund yet straight to the point.

ideas.ted.com

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.

Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi.

What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, we often fall short. We can’t think of a thing to say.

Or worse, we do a passable job at talking. We stagger through our romantic, professional and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and puffy, and eat birthday cake in the shower.

We stagger through our romantic, professional and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering…

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The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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George Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

The Peabody Stack Room’s five-tier soaring atrium has wrought-iron balconies and columns so graceful that Nathaniel H. Morison, its first provost, called it a “cathedral of books.” It’s one of America’s most beautiful college libraries, with a setting so gorgeous that weddings and special events are often held here. Bibliophiles come not only for the design but to browse 18th- and 19th-century volumes of archaeology as well as British and American history and literature.

The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Known as the Black Diamond, this neo-Modernist building was built in 1999 as an addition to the Royal Library’s original complex. Its striking steel, glass, and black granite structure contains a concert hall, a popular café, and exhibition spaces. The Black Diamond treats visitors to spectacular harbor views and a ceiling fresco by one of Denmark’s most famous artists, Per Kirkeby.

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10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

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This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com.

By Jessica Stillman

You might be under the impression that intelligence is a fixed quantity set when you are young and unchanging thereafter. But research shows that you’re wrong. How we approach situations and the things we do to feed our brains can significantly improve our mental horsepower.

That could mean going back to school or fillingng your bookshelves (or e-reader) with thick tomes on deep subjects, but getting smarter doesn’t necessarily mean a huge commitment of time and energy, according to a recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora.

When a questioner keen on self-improvement asked the community, “What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?” lots of readers–including dedicated meditators, techies, and entrepreneurs–weighed…

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EJ post: Finding happiness among uncertainty

I feel desperate to live life, explore the world, meet new people, make  a difference. In times I wonder what keeps me from doing all this – and more. I have come to terms that I fear and worry abour every single aspect of these.

After self loathing and procastinating on the internet, I stumble upon an Elephant Journal post like something send from heaven.

Pema Chödrön  remains me that everything that isn’t going the way I imagined, it still isn’t the end of it. That I should better focus on the present, release all the stress caused by uncertainty and future actions or situations. I am starting to come in terms with my life, experience fear and doubtness, let it all in. Inhale life, exhale worries.

Hopefully this post will help someone else, whatever their situation and emotional state is.

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