The answer is yes and they do it by building resilience. University of North Carolina professor Barbara Fredrickson has spent the past two decades looking into why we have positive emotions and what we do with them. She even has her own term for her work: positivity.
via Do positive emotions increase life satisfaction?.
As a general rule try to avoid overly negative people.
Only Your Brand Will Save You – Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review
Starting today, think about how you can own your niche and build your audience. If you care about insuring yourself against hard times, the only true safety is in developing a personal brand that’s better known — and therefore more powerful — than that of your competitors, or even your employer.
The Kindle Swindle — Publishing Trends
This is an informative article on content farms and the early stages of spam in the world of digital publishing.
With ebooks exploding in popularity the issue of stolen content is going to be a huge issue.
It is with much sadness I must report I have read just five books in 1Q 2011.
A big hat tip to the wonderful folks at Flying Solo where I first watched this stunning short clip.
Watch this clip. You will be inspired.
Fatty liver increases risk for type 2 diabetes
“Individuals with fatty liver are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes then those without fatty liver, researchers have found. This increased risk occurred regardless of the patient’s fasting insulin levels, which were used as a marker of insulin resistance in the study”
I got an email today from a recruiter and thought I’d pass it along. What’s unusual about this opening?
If you said “paid relocation” give yourself a Gold Star!
The link is not click-able.
I am writing to ask for your help in my search for an individual life underwriter position.
A well established and stable life insurer has a need for an addition to staff in their life underwriting department. Position will underwrite applications for individual life up to $500,000. Higher amounts with second signature. Great opportunity with potential for long term career growth. Relocation assistance is available. The position is located in the Company’s home office in Connecticut. There is not an option to work remotely.
Please let me know if you, or anyone that you know, are interested in learning more about this opportunity. Please pass this along to anyone else who you feel may have an interest.
To view similar positions, please visit our web site: http://www.jrpeterman.com
Thanks for your time.
J R Peterman Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 3083
Stowe, Vt. 05672
Mindfulness Meditation Is Associated With Structural Changes in the Brain [NCCAM Research Results]
Brain images in the meditation group revealed increases in gray matter concentration in the left hippocampus. The hippocampus is an area of the brain involved in learning, memory, and emotional control, and is suspected of playing a role in producing some of the positive effects of meditation. Gray matter also increased in four other brain regions (though not in the insula, a region that has shown changes in other meditation studies) in the meditation group. Responses to the questionnaire indicated improvements in three of the five aspects of mindfulness in the mediators, but not the control group.
The researchers concluded that these findings may represent an underlying brain mechanism associated with mindfulness-based improvements in mental health. Additional studies are needed to determine the associations between specific types of brain change and behavioral mechanisms thought to improve a variety of disorders.
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If you’re looking for work try this job search engine. It pulls job listings from company websites.
globeandmail.com: Ebook sales are close to $1-billion. From Sentimentalists to Imperfectionists, John Barber explores how the publishing world shifted in 2010
The slow yet steady shift from dead tree to digital versions of books is fascinating. One of my holiday presents was a Kindle. I have joined the movement.
Last year was a disappointing year in my personal book reading. I read just 30 books in 2010. The reason was simple to deduce. I spent too much time doing other things (like working).
And in recognition of the new reality I am not increasing my effort to meet my goal of reading a book a week. I’ve decided to approach this situation with more intelligence than I have in the past. Yes, I’m setting the bar lower.
Read a Book a Week is now Read a Book Every Other Week.
26 books this year should be doable, no?