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The above title is a quote by Einstein, and it is, indeed, excellent advice. Einstein was, of course, one of the greatest scientists who ever lived, if not the greatest. Much of modern physics is based on his discoveries. In later life, however, he also became a philosopher of considerable importance, and he gave us a lot of useful information about life. His quotes are seen everywhere. The above quote can be generalized to: Learn from the Past, Live in the Present, Hope for the Future. And if you do each of these, you will, indeed, be much happier.

What do we mean by each of the above statements? Let’s look at them in turn.

Learn from Yesterday

We should, indeed, learn from the past — particularly from the mistakes we have made in the past. We certainly don’t want to make the same mistakes again. But we also don’t want to spend a lot of time thinking about these mistakes; they’re over and done, and there’s nothing we can do about them except learn form them. So don’t continue to rehash them, and don’t become obsessed with them. If you do, they could become a source of frustration, and they could make you fearful of failure in the future. In short, they could make you very insecure, and this is, of course, something you don’t want. So learn from them, and forget them.

It is, of course, okay to think about the past occasionally, savoring some of the joys you have experienced, but you should return to the present as quickly as possible. Don’t develop a nostalgia for the past. This is a common fault with many people; they daydream about how happy their past life was, and how dull and humdrum their present life is. Maybe your past life was better in some respects, but too many people magnify the happiness of their past life and forget about the struggles and sorrows they experienced. If your present life appears to be dull compared to your past life, it’s up to you to make it better.

Don’t keep longing for the past, Today is much more important. It’s the present — what’s happening now — and you should make the most of it.

Live for Today

Enjoy the day you’re living in. Wake up in the morning with confidence, and a feeling that the day is going to be the best you have ever experienced. One of the best ways to do this is to relax and live each day as if it were your last.

Dale Carnegie encourages everyone to live in “Day-tight compartments.” And it’s the best advice anyone could give you. As he says, ” Half the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of these people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had heeded the words… “Live in day-tight compartments.”

In other words: Shut off the past. Shut off the future. Live for today! This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for the future; it means you should not have any anxiety about the future. If you fret and worry about the future continuously, you could end up in the nuthouse.

So live one day at a time. Think of each new day as a new adventure — a new life. Tell yourself that it’s going to be the best day of your life. One of the major tragedies of many peoples life is that they keep putting things off. In particular, they put life itself off. They’re always telling themselves that life will be better — after they marry, when they retire, and so on. And as they wait, life passes, and suddenly they discover that it has left them behind. They have forgotten, or perhaps never learned, how to enjoy life, or maybe they’ve been too busy and haven’t had enough time. Life is in the living, and it’s important to learn this. “Today is our most important possession. Don’t throw it away. Cherish it. Live it. Enjoy it!”

Our happiness and peace of …

I first saw this quote at a friend’s house several years ago. I don’t know who said it but it’s one of those things that you don’t think much about, at the time, but it keeps coming back to you. For me it was reoccurring as I’ve had to adjust to events that were beyond my control. Some were serious challenges, such as losing a loved one. Others were less so. I know that I’m not alone. Life is like that. We lose jobs. We lose some we love. We end a marriage or a friendship.

Here’s what I’ve learned. Adjusting our sails means making choices. Often these choices are not easy, but ultimately it’s easier than trying to change the direction of the wind.

We make choices every day! Sometimes we make them consciously and with good thought but too often we make them without solid thought. AND, sometimes we make choices by making no conscious choice at all.

To take no action is in and of itself is making a choice. By making no choice, we leave the outcome to fate or worse; to the whims of others. And, it is this that leads us to feel like victims and powerless. Eventually it leads to martyrdom.

To make life choices, there are some clear things we can do. We need to know ourselves. What are our priorities? What is important to you? Are you staying a job because it is working for you or because you don’t know what else to do? Are you choosing or are you just stuck? What would you have to give up to make a different choice? What would you gain? Yes, that is reality! Choices do not come without a price. Only after you look at life in this way can you really see it as a choice

So, you might say “How do we make choices when life intervenes and things we didn’t plan happen?” Well, first, we don’t have to wait to have a catastrophic event to pay attention to making choices. After all, practice makes perfect. If you become aware of the choices you make in everyday life and how they impact you, you will become more aware of your ability to make choices in the rough times.

We can only make choices when we realize that we have them and we can only do that when we are ready to deal with reality.

And yes, that is sometimes unpleasant, even painful. Having choices does not mean that things are easy or that we will always be happy with them. Life is give and take and so are our choices. Sometimes our first choice is not even on the list. We may not even like most of the choices available. So, we too often tend to think we have no choice at all

But, we always have choices! If nothing else, we can choose how to respond to the life events over which we had no choice. If you lose a job, you can choose to see this as a defeat or as an opportunity. You can feel sorry for yourself or you can choose to be challenged. Who knows what else is out there until you take the time to look. And, many of us don’t do that unless life pushes us.

Possibly one of the most challenging times in life is losing a loved one. We can feel hopeless and powerless. We can really believe we have no choices and just live in our grief. But, we can choose how to look at life. Are you cursed or were you blessed to have wonderful and strong memories? What do you want to do with those memories? Do you want to see only that there will be no more memories or do you want to keep those great memories alive?

We can even choose our attitude. Just about every event in life has both negative and positive. Where do we put our focus?

This may seem like so much common sense. But we all know someone who makes few choices and feels victimized by life. Most of us have spent some time there ourselves. It is not a …

I stand in awe of the skills and responsibilities of medical specialists. And when it's my health or the health of someone I love, I'm prepared to pay the price …. as long as I feel I'm getting value.

I required some major surgery not that long ago. When I changed specialist to my surgeon, Mr P., my wife Gwen did some checking and got good feedback on other families that had dealt with him. Their feedback backed up the things that he had told us such as:

  • He visits his patients every day in hospital including at the weekend.

  • He gives you his mobile phone number and encourages you to phone at any time if you are concerned.

  • While you are in hospital, he sorts out any problems with nursing staff not following his instructions for patient care and attention. This turned out not to be a concern for me, but I know from this feedback that he is quite firm with nursing staff if the slightest hint of the standard he expects for his patients isn't being met.

  • He is technically excellent and up with the latest techniques.

  • He has a good bedside manner.

Given all of this, I expected his fee to be at the higher end of the scale.

We had the important appointment with him at which I confirmed that surgery was my preferred option and that I agreed that it should be as soon as possible. Gwen then asked the question, "How much will it cost?"

Now, I should point out here that Gwen really just wanted to know what to expect so that she could calculate the gap between our private health insurance cover and the total bill. This was not a prelude to her trying to knock down the price.

Let me pause to clarify that. Gwen is a Londoner and I reckon wheeling and dealing is in their genes. She loves a bargain. I'm sure she would have tried to knock him down on price BUT she was under strict instructions from me NOT to bargain. I'd shared with her one of my two favorite quotes about discounting, from Tom O'Toole of Australia's famous Beechworth Bakery:

"If they ask for a 20% discount, I ask which 20% of the ingredients do they want taken out. I can take out 20% of the ingredients but it doesn't taste real good!"

And I'd stressed, "I don't want 20% less anaesthetic. I don't want him to rush to get the job done in 20% less time. So, promise me, no price haggling!"

Our otherwise calm and confident specialist clearly hadn't heard my other favorite discounting quote, from English sales trainer Richard Denny:

"Never apologise for your prices. Your product knowledge and the service you give demonstrate that your prices are fair."

As soon as Gwen said the words, "How much will it cost?" he became quite nervous, almost stammering as he started to justify the price.

He explained that he was at the lower end of the price scale for urologists. He even went on to detail some of his overheads. I particularly remember him saying that he paid over $ 3,000 per month in professional indemnity insurance – and I'd thought my professional indemnity insurance as a trainer and consultant was high!

So, there was no need for the nervous justification of his price, which was around about $ 1,500 less than I'd anticipated. And looking back on the professional and caring way he's handled everything to do with the surgery and post-operative care, he would have been worth every penny of the higher fee.

Source by Jurek Leon

Let’s face it! Lots of us have trouble swallowing pills and capsules. Breaking open fish oil pills or capsules, however, is not the easiest way to deal with the problem.

There is no fundamental reason not to break open a capsule of a high quality supplement into a clean spoon or even into a glass of V-8 juice or some other salty, flavorful vegetable juice. As long as the oil is consumed right away, it will not oxidize and the essential fatty acids it contains will not spoil. You can just throw the capsule away, although some brands like Nordic Naturals add flavoring to the capsule itself to make it tasty enough to chew. But don’t! You don’t really want to squirt fish oil in your mouth unless you have tasted it before and grown accustomed to it.

There are reasons, however, not to break open a capsule of any product that is labeled as containing “marine liquids.” Another term for marine liquids might be fish juice. Just as a fish would go bad if you put it in a bottle and left it on your shelf for six months or more, marine liquids ferment inside the capsule. They don’t really smell rotten. They smell fishy. They are the component of low-quality products that give you fishy burps and indigestion. Never open a fish oil capsule if the label lists marine liquids as an ingredient.

There are two easy ways to deal with the problems of swallowing omega-3 supplement pills.

One is to buy chewables. Usually offered in fruit flavors, such as cherry, lemon, orange, and lime, these omega-3 gummy bears are meant to be chewed and swallowed. The best brands don’t taste fishy and both children and adults usually enjoy them.

The other way to get your fish oil dose without having to break open a pill or capsule is to buy liquid fish oil in bottles.

Back in the days when the only available type of this oil was rancid, nasty cod liver oil, getting your daily omega-3s, vitamin A, and vitamin D from fish oil seemed more like punishment than nourishment. The awful flavor of the oil was due to the fact that fishing vessels lacked storage and basic sanitation.

Fortunately, today this problem no longer exists. Fish are caught in cold waters and immediately put on ice. Supplement makers do not tolerate bacterial contamination in the catch and they test their products for any signs of spoilage or bacterial contamination.

It is still possible to buy fermented cod liver oil, and, believe it or not, it is actually the most nutritious form of fish oil on the planet. Just a teaspoon (5 ml) a day is enough for your daily requirements of vitamins A and D.

There are other types of these oils not made from livers which are also available in fruit flavors. In Norway, they are even a popular breakfast drink.

Make no mistake about it! It’s OK to break open capsules of high-quality fish oils. But it’s a lot easier to use chewable DHA capsules or fruit-flavored oil.

If you’re interested, I can give you my personal recommendation for the high-quality supplement that I take on a daily basis… without having to open the capsule. Just visit my website.

Source by Nicanor Castillo

Barley can be considered as an acidic food. If you are suffering from acid reflux, then you know that you should avoid any acidic food as it can trigger the production of stomach acid. Therefore, you can assume that it is not safe to consume barley.

Being an acidic food is only one reason why you should not take barley. Foods are that rich in gluten can cause acid reflux. Gluten is a protein found commonly in grains such as wheat, oats, and barley. Almost all foods contain grain. If you experience any heartburn, then you should visit an allergist to confirm if you are allergic to gluten. You can prevent acid reflux disease by excluding all gluten products.

Sugar, artificial sweeteners and natural sweeteners such as barley malt syrup can cause acid reflux. Use stevia instead to prevent excess production of stomach acid.

It looks like you have a good reason to stop eating barley. However, not every part of barley can result in acid reflux. The only part of the barley that doesn’t cause acid reflux is barley grass. It is gluten free and alkaline. It can restore the pH balance in your body and reduce stomach acid especially for those with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease).

Garden of Life’s Acid Defense is a natural product for treating heartburn and symptoms of GERD. Its super-alkalinizing ingredients can rectify the pH in your body and provide reinforcement for alkaline reserves. It use uses barley juice concentrate, which is extracted from barley grass, as one of the main ingredients. Barley juice concentrate doesn’t have any gluten. It provides naturally occurring potassium, calcium, magnesium and other alkalinizing elements that relieve you from the symptoms of GERD and improves your digestive system.

So, it is OK to eat barley when you have acid reflux? It all depends on the end products of the barley you are consuming. Your food should be high in alkaline in order to find relief from acid reflux. Barley grass and juice concentrates are alkaline. Therefore, they should help to eliminate heartburn. However, if you have stomach or intestinal disorder, then you should be careful when you consume all barley products. If you experience any complications, then you should stop using them immediately and visit your doctor for treatment.

Source by Andy Lim


Generally health magazines teach the public about the health issues in simple and clean language. It is no different in India. Most health magazines cover a range of topics that are relevant to the practitioners and public alike. They give valuable inputs to laymen so that they can lead a healthy life. Hence, there are many takers for this in the printing industry. That is why other magazines have devoted some space for printing matter related to health and medicine. Well-known health magazines generally present the viewpoints and suggestions of reputed medical practitioners in various specialties for the consumption of patients, their relatives and the other people in the society. There are magazines that get published in local vernacular languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, Bengali, etc. Generally, the health magazines in vernacular languages have higher subscription rates when compared to those published in English language. Anyhow, we would be discussing in this article top health magazines published in English language as they have wider audience, including those from across the country and from abroad.

Health Magazines in India

They generally cover a lot of topics that range from personal healthcare to latest advances in medical sciences. They also discuss the implications of these advances from the perspective of the society so that ordinary mortals can easily understand them. They also give well-founded perspective on healthcare available in India for variety of disease conditions that are prevalent in India. They also talk about the best practices available at hospitals to mitigate the sufferings of people. Certain magazines also offer personalized wellness and nutrition information to its customers. You can find a number of quite popular magazines published in local vernacular languages as well.

Top Health Magazines

This listing may change with the passage of time. Again, the parameters used for judging the magazines may differ in each year. Hence, one cannot expect the same order in the list for the next year. We can expect new additions or deletions in the new list. The list is prepared based on the inputs from different stakeholders in the industry. In this article, we would be listing 10 best health magazines that have a large number of subscriptions in India.

1. Complete Wellbeing Magazine

2. Apollo Life Magazine

3. Be Positive Magazine

4. Arogya Mangalam Magazine

5. CIMS Magazine

6. Dental Events Magazine

7. Clinical Dentistry Magazine

8. Clean and Hygiene Review

9. Archives of International Medicine Magazine

10. Ayurvedic Drug Index

Source by Balakrishnan Lekshminarayanan

Today India is – Digital India, all thanks to our Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi

This campaign has made the country digitally empowered in the area of technology. The regulated government of India has made his grounds over making the availability of government services electronically. The enhanced online infrastructure and by extending Internet connectivity has eased the work of citizen. In 25 years, there have been lots of advanced changes in India, it is leading the digital revolution. The level of poverty in India has been a drop from 22% in 2012 to 16% in 2019 even after the essential growth in population.

Introduction to the Digital Revolution of 2019

Digital Revolution is all regarding developing for better tomorrow. This change can have an influential impact in different ways on different societies, economies and above all humanity.

Not only that, but digitalization also modified the way information scattered across different sectors of the globe. Giving grounds for businesses to move forward beyond the national markets to other markets, thereby leading international markets, enhancing the interconnection of the world.

One of the signs of these shifting flows is the digital revolution in India that has been catching grip since smartphones and 4G streaming have grown commonplace within urban areas including many rural areas too. There are more than 200 million smartphone users and 550 million internet subscribers live in India in 2019. This trend is being advanced by important rural-to-urban movement as poor villagers explore opportunities in India’s advanced cities.

From 2014 the Indian government has taken active participation in bringing digitalization by various measures. Such an example is demonetization, it has gained global attention has been associated with short-term job losses and economic slowdown. However, it also shows compliance for government leadership to drive India’s digital transformation.

Looking into the factors of the digital revolution from 2014 India has grown to some other level of grounds, our government of India has taken various Digital Initiatives like e- payment, digital literacy and many more.

Digital initiatives of government

India has moved forward, in all sincerity, to growing an essential engine of the world economy, we are on the edge of a transformative opportunity for the country to gain global leadership. The country is experiencing a digital revolution that is triggering transformative developments in areas like e-payments, digital literacy, financial inclusion, geographic mapping, rural development, much more. So, let us discuss all the factors which have been updated from 2014 to 2019.

  • GI Cloud Program

This program is also known Meghraj, this is initiated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The program intends to make a multi-level, national cloud-sharing foundation giving affordable, secure and safe data storage for all. The cloud erases financial boundaries and generates growth by services and product. Giving affordable options to own the expensive hardware needed for data storage. It is a robust catalyst for new- businesses, start-ups and non-profit organizations.

This initiative is more for the poor and underprivileged. Aims to render digital service to more people who usually not be ready to enter the digital world. Reaching digital services can play a tremendous role in overcoming poverty.

  • Market Changes

Government strategy is not the only driving constituent of the digital revolution in India. Changes in consumer refinements and function lie at the centre of the movement. India now makes up the biggest YouTube audience by country globally. Besides, Indians’ immense streaming habits win them another amount one ranking for monthly data usage, with smartphone users cooking through an average of 8.48 gigabytes per month.

Already many are expecting new market openings by India’s increasing streaming project. Global powerhouses Google, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix are all reportedly competing for a post in this emerging industry.

  • Online labour

Now, this is something not everyone knows about it. This very graceful initiative of the Indian government. Online Labour Index (OLI) to state that India forms 24 % of the online labour market share (as of 2017), generating employment openings for software developers, data entry operators, online sales, and creative professionals.

  • E-commerce

There are various job openings in the logistics sector because of the e-commerce industry is expanding with new services on the supplier view. There is …

Gordon MacDonald tells a story of young man (Tom) who has nothing much of note going for him; sloppy, disorganized, a coaster. This young guy seems slow to learn and is generally disinterested in the flow of life that most others his age find a breeze. His prospects are slim indeed.

Does anyone see a prospective, well-known and highly successful church leader here?

What is revealed in this story is the ability for five normal people, including two couples (one older, one younger), to get in beside Tom and patiently model to him a way of living; a good way of living.

He learns patience and a passion for people and 'the lost' with couple number one – the younger couple. Not that they 'teach' him per se. He uses (or even abuses) lunch invitations for a free feed – the couple's response? – they receive him with open arms. They don't push him away.

What is he learning from them? What is he learning about life? How is this changing his perspective on how he wants to live his life?

The older couple model (a pastor's family) model what family life should be about. They help him with things like his laundry, and invite him to dinner every other Sunday. He observes a well-adjusted family and likes what he sees.

What is he learning from them? What is he learning about life? How is this changing his perspective on how he wants to live his life?

The fifth person is an associate pastor (AP) of a church and Tom lives with him. Now, what he learns from the AP is hard. It's putting the toilet seat down; putting another roll of toilet paper on the dispenser; taking the garbage out; doing the dishes straight away; staying tidy and organized etc.

There are many heated discussions but the mid-30s AP patiently persists. And he simply models how to keep a house.

What is he learning from him? What is he learning about life? How is this changing his perspective on how he wants to live his life?

He just observes each of these models like most human beings do. And he's a sponge. What he sees he judges good or bad, right or wrong … he asks, 'Is that how I want to be?'

And what is he learning through all this role modeling? Love, patience, kindness, acceptance, values โ€‹โ€‹…? And probably a lot more.

With young people there is often very little seen potential. If they're low on confidence it is even more apparent.

What the young people of this society need – or any society for that matter – is sufficient and adequate adult support via role modeling of good values โ€‹โ€‹of love, patience and acceptance, because they will learn.

Tom, by the way, was or is Gordon MacDonald himself – Thomas Gordon MacDonald. No hoper teen turned highly successful adult and leader.

What role model are you? What is the young person in your life seeing in you, that they either want to replicate or incinerate?

Source by Steve Wickham

One question new copywriters often ask is, “what are the best swipe file ads?”

It’s a good question, too — especially since swiping the wrong ads can often do you far more harm than good.

My opinion on this is, I don’t really “swipe” anymore these days.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a list of favorite ads to study for ideas, ad structures (very important), and inspiration.

So here goes — my top 10 ads (in no particular order) copywriters should study:

* Scott Haines’s “Trump University” sales letter

* Gary Halbert’s “Betty’s Diet Book” print ad

* Gary Bencivenga’s “Interviews That Win Jobs” print ad

* Eugene Schwartz’s “The TV Owner’s Guide” print ad

* John Carlton’s “Combat JKD” print ad

* Jim Rutz’s “Integrated Health Solutions” sales letter

* Mel Martin’s “What Never To Eat On An Airplane” sales letter

* Gary Halbert’s The “Crime Connection” sales letter

* Gary Halbert’s “The Josh Abraham Letter” sales letter

* Gary Bencivenga’s “Lies Lies Lies” magalog

Now, something to note:

In a couple of these cases, I really don’t know how much money the ad pulled. Usually, you’re better off only studying ads that earned the big bucks. But either way, studying these ads has been extremely profitable for my business.

Fortunately, you can find some of them online free, too. (Just “Google” them.)

But in some of these cases, you will may have to pay a little money to get the rest of them (or ask the copywriters who wrote them).

And that’s as it SHOULD be.

You’ll get way more value out of copywriting instruction and tools you have to hunt, sweat and pay for than if you can just print and stuff them in a folder free.

Source by Ben Settle

The Last of Us is tremendous, to say the least. It is an unforgettable masterpiece of a game, with a truly beautiful setting, one that displays hopelessness in a way unlike any other. The world is full of plant overgrowth, detailed walls and streets, and amazing character design. The presentation is captivating. It grabs you by the arms and pulls you to the edge of your seat.

Naughty Dog fails to disappoint with undoubtedly the best game they have made, and that’s saying a lot. If Uncharted 2 set the bar, The Last of Us jumped six feet over. The Last of Us was a fire that burns and will burn as long as there is one little spark. The Last of Us had high expectations that all started with Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, but in that time, we gamers have had the chance to see Naughty Dog evolve and grow. And we are very happy they did.

This game is story-telling at its finest with Neil Drukkman and Bruce Stratley taking control of this project. The less you know about this game, the better. If I were you, I wouldn’t even watch the trailers. In short, a man is hired to deliver a package to the Fireflies, a group of survivors trying to change the world. The package, though, is a girl. Joel and Ellie must take a trip across the country in order for Ellie to be delivered to the Fireflies.That is all I can say about the story.

Gameplay, last but not least, is also amazing. It can be difficult and even frustrating at times, but that’s the beauty of it. It all pays off. You, as the player, want to go through hell just to see a conversation between Joel and Ellie. The shooting mechanics are great, as is the hide-n-seek and cat-n-mouse tactics. Health is difficult to come by, as you must get the materials needed to craft a health kit. Everything is in real-time, though, so you can’t be in the midst of bullets entering your body to pause the action and use your health kit. You must find cover or be unseen by foes. Now the enemies include the terrifying clickers (blind but great hearing infected), runners (fast but deaf infected), humans, and more. To sum up, The Last of Us is a must-buy. I would recommend it to anyone that I know.

Source by SD Moriarty

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