The Benefits of Gratitude

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We’ve studied more than one thousand people, from ages eight to 80, and found that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:


  • Stronger immune systems
  • Less bothered by aches and pains
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Exercise more and take better care of their health
  • Sleep longer and feel more refreshed upon waking


  • Higher levels of positive emotions
  • More alert, alive, and awake
  • More joy and pleasure
  • More optimism and happiness


  • More helpful, generous, and compassionate
  • More forgiving
  • More outgoing
  • Feel less lonely and isolated.


“Indeed, this ...

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Harvard MRI Study Shows That Meditation Literally Rebuilds Your Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

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From @adambloom

Harvard MRI Study Shows That Meditation Literally Rebuilds Your Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks #BlogThis

Serious Lesson in Safety, Patience, Behavior, and More…LOL

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This is a serious life lesson…gotta go back and write about this one in depth…hahaha…

Este gato es believee es un león. Increíble lo que hace a este cocodrilo.

This cat is believes it is a lion . Amazing what it does to this crocodile.

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Perspectives on Life!

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Learn a lesson from your dog – no matter what life throws at you, kick some grass over that shit and move on!



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In Response to Digital Factories: A Dialogue with Eric M. Schneider

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An accomplished digital marketer and friend of mine, Eric Schneider, started this dialogue and article on ZDNet with Paul Greenberg (Social CRM).

The title is “Check out the Digital Factory: Forging engagement through strategy, data, and interaction” and is a guest post that Paul introduces.

While I don’t plan to get into to much detail on my own blog, I wanted to capture the initial thoughts here (mainly for myself).

Eric – Per your request…here are ...

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GIF Artwork: I’m In Love with Blingy Lemur in a Suit

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As I was working on this case study about how Pinterest uses Redis.
By the end, I was so inspired that I decided to bling up a little badge.

Still, I am very happy with the result.
It was voted off the original post, but, in my heart, this little guy really deserves to live out there on the inter-nizzle.

Comments are certainly welcome! :)

Blingy Lemur in a Suit

Phrases, Idioms, Sayings: You Can Lead a Horse…

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There is an old adage about leading a horse to water, but not being able to make the horse drink.

For some reason, this saying has stuck with me. For several years, it kept coming up. The explorer in me kept asking, “Why and why not?” So, I finally added a part to make it work, to make it complete. After using it in conversation dozens of times, I have not run across anyone who heard the add-on before. So, there ...

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Comparisons between Brain Science and Computer Science

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For the past three or four years, I have had strong fascination between brain science and computer science.

Roughly half my work time is spent writing about the significance of the largest and most current technology shifts in the world – big data, PaaS, open source, data science, mobile, social, local, agile methods, and distributed computing. Over 2-3 years, I’ve contributed to somewhere around 200 articles in the space for one of the most innovative “start-up” companies on the planet ...

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Lesson 9 – Context is Key

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Context is key for learning. You cannot truly learn by listening or watching or reading, you must do it to understand. The teacher also cannot fully teach unless you practice.

Describe an orange to me and assume I don’t know what the color orange is or what a fruit is or what a circle is.

Have five blind people describe an elephant after touching different parts.

An attack can be defended with a very restful block. Almost no energy is required if you ...

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