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We live in a world controlled and operated solely through computers and while that reflects how much we’ve evolved and changed for the better, it also shows just how distant we’ve gotten from the world around us. And while it is important to stay connected and in-tuned with the world of computers and the going on’s of the tech world we believe it is also essential to step away from our screens and do something old and simple; like pen down our thoughts on paper like people have before us.

And so, keeping in mind the importance of staying organized and grounded, we’ve found you a companion that can help you do both at the same time; the mindful notebook.

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The mindful notebook has been jointly created by Corso and mindful and is the perfect tool that can give you back control of your life; helping you escape the fuss around you by allowing you to pen down your thoughts.

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It comes with three parts; a daily inspiration quote that’ll motivate you to start the day with a much healthier mindset and that will set off the creative bone inside of you, the second portion of your page will be the Gratitude Patience section that is actually a space for you to write down all the things you’re grateful for, because it is very easy to forget to be grateful when your caught in the routine, the final section is your own space, allowing you to write down things that inspire you, or simply letting you pen down your tasks for the day.

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Whats more is that with every purchase of the mindful notebook Corso also donates a portion of the profit to mindful helping them continue the essential worth they’re doing. Either way, it is an essential buy and the best thing is that you can get 20% off if you enter the code GREENGO through 12/14 bringing it down from $30 to $21, it’s a bargain you can’t turn away!

Keeping something as tasteful yet simple as the mindful notebook around you will definitely help calm your nerves and will help create a balance between your high paced life and the attention the physical world demands of you.

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90% Of People Searching For Purpose Make These 5 Mistakes

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

What is motivation?

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At whatever point we’re not feeling motivated we get up toward the beginning of the day and things simply aren’t clicking. We aren’t feeling the day ahead. We swing to motivational recordings, discourses, articles, and music to infuse ourselves with that day by day shot of motivation and inspiration.  Much like coffee tends to go about as a day by day shot of vitality for the vast majority. Each time we do this current, there’s a hidden issue that is not being checked on. Each time we simply wake up and attempt to infuse ourselves with inspiration, we’re overlooking a portion of the center standards of being motivated.

5 Mistakes People Make Searching for Motivation

This article features a few steps that the greater part of individuals will make while searching for motivation:

1. Forgetting that Love & Passion Drives Motivation:

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We should not overlook the center explanation of anyone regularly being motivated to do anything throughout everyday life. Love and energy. The enthusiasm you have for what you do in life will be the greatest wellspring of motivation you at any point go over. This is the thing that enables individuals to wake up without wake up timers. It’s what enables them to begin work early, and complete work late. They cherish it. There will dependably be days where we simply aren’t feeling it, however, in the event that you’re not awakening 6 out of 7 days seven days with an amazing energy to begin your day, the absence of enthusiasm is the issue. So it doesn’t make a difference what number of recordings you watch, or articles you read, energy is dependably the greatest common type of motivation.

2. Leaving Out Future Visualizations & Goals

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After crude enthusiasm comes future goals.  On the off chance that you don’t have objectives and perceptions for your future, at that point you’re most likely not going to be all that excited about pushing toward it. You have to have a type of future goals that move you. That truly drives you to continue pushing ahead and advancing toward that path. There are two parts to this step:

Finding and recording your future goals for particular points of reference; a half year, a year, 3 years and 5 years. Visualizing what it will resemble when you accomplish them. Where are you going to be? What are you going to do? Who will be a major part of your life? Painting a striking picture for precisely what you need isn’t just an intense advance in persuading you, yet the exact definition will enable you to arrive.

3. Not Tasting Your Dream Life:

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Perception is an effective spark. It enables you to look into your psyche and see a harsh picture of what your life would resemble if you somehow happened to accomplish your goals. Having the capacity to encounter your perceptions, all things considered, before you really accomplish your objectives isn’t generally conceivable. Yet, in the event that there’s a way, you can’t manage the cost of not to exploit it.

4. Letting the Past Paralyze You

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Your past shouldn’t paralyze you.  A large number of us have grievous pasts and encounters dependably vary for individuals, yet it’s vital to not give the encounters of your past proceed with you a chance to hold you down. They should influence you to acknowledge how far you’ve originated from being the individual you used to be. You ought to likewise be propelled to continue propelling yourself with the goal that you ensure you never remember that past. Motivation from past encounters will dependably be not the same as individual to individual, yet in the event that you’re somebody who’s battled somehow previously, don’t give it a chance to paralyze you.

5. Disregarding the Obvious Lifestyle/Health Rituals

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The individuals who have an intense personality, begin with sustaining their body. You realize that the sustenance we eat and the level of activity we get has an enormous influence on sound mind work, not simply body work? I think many individuals ignore that reality. We overlook exactly how capable these things can profit the way we feel, and the conspicuous physical real medical advantages. So on the off chance that you needed to feel aroused, treat your brain with the regard it merits.

6. Conclusion:

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You can tune in to every one of the recordings you need, you can read every one of the articles you need, individuals can empower you however much as could be expected. Be that as it may, unless you illuminate the fundamental issues, the inspiration won’t be everlasting. Dreadfully numerous individuals figure they can get their day by day inspiration from all these outside sources, while totally disregarding enthusiasm, representation and objective setting.

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Here Are 12 Books On Science Everyone Should Read, According To Bill Gates

Bill Gates has made huge contributions to modern technology. He is a philanthropist and his efforts are focused on fighting disease and climate change. He has a deep love for science and has endorsed a number of science related books which range from books explaining everyday science to books tackling the big questions regarding existence and origin. Here is a list of books he recommends everyone interested in science should read:

1. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe

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Randall Munroe also the creator of the webcomics published this book in 2015. The books contain simple explanations of modern technology, which can be understood by even the most simple-minded. Gates described the book as a ‘brilliant concept’. He mentioned his favorite explanations is why microwaves, addressed as ‘radio boxes’ in the book, heat frozen food unevenly:

 “When you put iced food in a radio box, after a while, parts of it start to turn to water. But since radio boxes are really good at heating water, those parts start to get hot really fast. They can even get so hot they start turning to air—before all the ice is even gone!”

2. The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Genome science is a relatively budding field and is one of the less talked about fields in the mainstream conversation. But this book according to Gates reinforces its relevance to our daily lives. He touches upon the big questions regarding human existence and essence. Gates said regarding the book:

“Mukherjee wrote this book for a lay audience, because he knows that the new genome technologies are at the cusp of affecting us all in profound ways,”

He describes Mukherjee as a ‘quadruple threat’, well suited for his credentials as a practicing physician, teacher, researcher, and author.

3. The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke

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Describing this book back in 2016, Gates said: “This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: ‘Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.”It seems to capture his fancy for perhaps the reason that his job was working for a power company that provided power to the Pacific North West as a software engineer. His appreciation for the vitality of power grids stems from there and ‘The Grid’ provides insight into those engineering masterpieces.

4. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

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After a long time of around a decade Gates picked up a science fiction book upon a recommendation from his friend. The book immediately jumps into the story as he wrote: “The plot gets going in the first sentence when the moon blows up.” The story progresses to a threat of a meteor shower that has the potential to destroy the entire planet so human beings are left to salvage themselves by sending as many spacecraft into the orbit as possible.  The book is filled with information about spaceflight but Gates said he ‘loved the technical details.’

5. The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah

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Fighting Malaria, a disease which claims 430 000 lives per year, has been one of Gates’ foundation’s top priorities. He has talked about the issue on several platforms, Ted Talks being one of them. He endorses the book as ‘probably the best choice’ if one were to read a book on the subject matter. Gates said in 2014 referring to the book:

The book was published in 2010, so it’s not totally up to date (most notably, we’ve made progress with rolling out bed nets since then) but it’s a great overview of malaria, its impact, and the solutions to it.

6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

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In the history of the Earth, homo sapiens appear relatively quite late but they’re the species that managed to survive the longest. How come out of all the species that resembled human beings as we know them, homo sapiens are the only ones that have lasted until today? Gates said regarding the book:

“Both Melinda and I read this one and it has sparked lots of great conversations at our dinner table. Harari takes on a daunting challenge: to tell the entire history of the human race in just 400 pages.”

However, Harrari not only tells the history of the human race but he provides an insight into how genetic engineering and artificial intelligence will change the meaning of being human in the future. Gates recommends this book to anyone who has ever wondered about the history of the human race as well as the future.

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7. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

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Another one of Harari’s works is a part of Gates’ reading list. Homo Deus is a sort of sequel to the book ‘Sapiens’ as it discusses what might become of the human race in the future, as they evolve. Gates said referring to the book:

“So far, the things that have shaped society — what we measure ourselves by — have been either religious rules about how to live a good life, or more earthly goals like getting rid of sickness, hunger, and war. What would the world be like if we actually achieved those things?”

8. Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues by Paul Farmer

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Gates called Paul Farmer as “one of the most impressive people I’ve had the honor of getting to know.” Farmer has played a vital role in bringing sustainable health care to millions of people in Haiti. The book though published fifteen years ago still made this list because it educates the masses about how diseases like AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria affects the marginalized communities in much worse ways due to the lack access to vaccinations and proper health care. Gates said:

“In this book he really opens your eyes to the vast differences between the health of the rich and the health of the poor,”

9. House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox by Bill Foege

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Foege had made huge contributions to the cause of eradication of Smallpox in the 1970’s. Gates mentioned him as being their mentor when they were venturing out towards philanthropy. House on Fire discusses how the eradication began, stories of people who were affected by the disease as well as Foege’s personal life and his career as an epidemiologist. In gates words:

“This book gives you a great view from the front lines of that battle.”

10. Sustainable Materials With Both Eyes Open (Without the Hot Air) by Julian Allwood and Jonathan Cullen

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After the Paris climate summit in 2015 Gates included this book in the list as being one of the rare books that talk about the manufacturing of stuff. The book addresses one of the most important and urgent questions regarding our future: “How can we meet the growing demand for materials without destroying the environment?” The book contains descriptions and diagrams about how we can increase the shelf of everyday objects by using materials that have a lesser environmental impact. According to Gates:

“We can’t go on using materials the way we have been for the past 150 years but fortunately, we don’t have to.”

11. The Vital Question by Nick Lane

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Not many know about Nick but that needs to be changed. Gates said: “Nick is one of those original thinkers who make you say: More people should know about this guy’s work. He is trying to right a scientific wrong by getting people to fully appreciate the role that energy plays in all living things.” The book addresses unanswered questions about the origin of life. Gates putting his confidence in Nick’s work said:

“Even if the details of Nick’s work turn out to be wrong, I suspect his focus on energy will be seen as an important contribution to our understanding of where we come from.”

12. Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil

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These books offer complete knowledge about their given subjects and are a great way for one to learn about things that are around us and affect our lives in one way or another.

Article by BornRealist 

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10 Productive Things That You Should Be Doing In The Morning For Healthier Living

Healthier living guarantees longevity and a disease-free life. But what really is healthy living? Is it a low carb diet? or is it a good dose of exercise and fresh air in the morning? Is it simply positive thoughts? The truth is that healthy living is a combination of positive psychology, a balanced diet, and physical activity. It also lies in taking care of your sleep and having a good laugh or a heartfelt cry every now and again.

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Scientists have agreed that a healthy life that guarantees longevity and happiness, is a combination of many small habits that have an impact on you mentally and physically. So, in order to promote a healthier lifestyle among our readers, we’ve decided to list out some productive things that will improve your mental and physical health and will ultimately lead to healthier life. Because it is very rightly said that,

“Those who think that they have no time for healthy living will soon have to make time for illness.”

10. Meditation or praying:

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If you’re religious I strongly recommend praying and giving thanks for the new day that has brought to you, and if you aren’t religious I believe that meditating and giving thanks to whatever entity you believe created the universe will give you a sense of satisfaction and will shed off some of the weight you’ve been carrying on your shoulders from yesterday into the new morning.

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I believe it’s very important to practice gratitude in one’s life, even in the bleakest of times. God know’s there’s always something to look forward too tomorrow even when we can’t see it and the new day brings new encounters. It’s essential to understand that being human means that we can always come back from the mistakes we’ve made and don’t have to be defined by something we’ve done in the past.

“Dwelling on past decisions, you’ve made that allows those decisions to keep defining you. Forgive yourself and move on.”

9. Excercise:

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Wake up early and don’t hit the snooze button, jump out of bed, brush your teeth, (really don’t forget to brush your teeth) and exercise! Exercising early has thousands of benefits, but I’m guessing the one you’ll be most interested in is that it gets the exercising out of the way early in the morning and then you don’t have to worry about it once you’re done with your daily activities in the evening.

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An early morning exercise routine will not only help keep your metabolism sharp it’ll help you sleep better at night as well. Socrates has something very beautiful to say about fitness that I believe should be motivation enough for any female embarking on a new workout plan,

“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength of which her body is capable.”

8. Have some tea:

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Has your nose been stuffy because of the changing weather lately? Drink some green tea, try all of them and sit down somewhere quiet and private, possibly a place that overlooks some greenery and simply sip your tea and give your thoughts to settle before you start off your busy day.

“Where there is tea, there is hope.”-Sir Authur Pinero

7. Read a few chapters of a book:

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Start a good thought-provoking book and read just a few chapters if you don’t have time for more, it will clear up your mind and increase your creativity by a hundred folds. If you like reading novels than catch up on some of that, you don’t have to read too much if you don’t have time, but reading even a few pages will allow you to escape reality and believe it or not that is going to be perfect for your body. In the words of Matthew Kelly,

“Reading is to the mind what excercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.”

6. Have a filling breakfast:

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After your done with your exercising and your reading and your reflecting, make yourself something healthy but filling and eat to your full. It’s very important to have a good large breakfast because it keeps you active and awake for a while providing you energy for the entire day.

5. Catch up on some work:

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If you have something pending doing it early morning will increase your productivity like nothing else will, it’s always beneficial to have something out of the day before your work hours start.

4. Listen to music or play an instrument:

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Play an instrument or listen to some music, it will allow yourself to calm down and benefit by putting you in a creative mood. It will also help you loosen and prepares you for the day ahead of you.

3. Walk your dog:

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If you have a pet early mornings are perfect for those long overdue walks that you can’t seem to make time for and have to keep postponing. Get your canine out and have some fun, it’s always nice to have some time to enjoy with your pet as well.

2. Spend some time with your spouse:

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If you both have a difficult and busy timetable then there’s nothing like mornings to bring back some of the love and romance back into your relationship. Plan morning walks together or simply have tea or coffee and just talk about your day and work and about each other as well. Bonding time is very important in a relationship.

1. Spend some time planning your outfit for the day:

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If you haven’t had the time to plan what you’re going to wear than early mornings are the perfect time to touch up your makeup or plan a nice outfit. This will allow you to be happier through the day and will have you feeling more confident about yourself, remember looking good and feeling good can take you places nothing else can.

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