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Are You A Perennial?

7 Apr

I read an article by Dr. Carstensen from Stanford University that was looking for a new term that aging people can embrace. Some people like the comfortable term “baby boomers”, but what happens when GenXers and millennials grow old?

After years of research, the term “perennial” became the frontrunner to refer to older people. The term was coined by Maureen Conner from the Stanford Center on Longevity. According to Carstensen, the symbolism is perfect because it makes it clear that older people are still here, blossoming again and again. It also suggests a new model of life in which people engage and take breaks, making new starts repeatedly.

Are we reaching a new tipping point and moving away from the fear of growing old and just embracing living long? What do you think of the term “perennial”?

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Take The Car Quiz

24 Mar

With the night casting its dark shadows over the cars, only the outlines are remaining. With the cars ranging from executive motors to the most expensive super cars on the planet, can you guess which car is which? Can you guess the car only by its silhouette? Take the quiz and see how well you do.

https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/news/night-riders-quiz.html

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Mobile Marketing Facts

17 Mar

Did you know people are spending more time looking at their mobile devices than desktop devices? Map and photo apps are the most popular mobile apps. 51% of business travelers get their information from mobile devices. Users browse 268% more products in apps than on the web. 4 out of 5 users consumers smartphones to shop. 69% of emails are opened on mobile devices. Can you see the trend here?

Is your business designed around mobile? If not, you should think about it! Here is a great article submitted by our friends at Website Builder. Check out these facts on mobile marketing!

https://websitebuilder.org/resources/104-facts-you-dont-know-about-mobile-marketing/

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Keep Your Mind Sharp

5 Mar

How do you keep your mind sharp? Here is one article that Open Colleges sent us about ways to keep your mind in balance.

  1. Don’t set conditions – understand who you are
  2. Be kind to yourself – try to keep moving forward
  3. Put yourself first – get yourself in order
  4. Look after yourself – nutrition, exercise and sleep
  5. Take time for yourself – it’s okay to time for you
  6. Be more mindful – take some time to focus inwards

http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/6-ways-to-love-yourself-for-better-mental-health/

 

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Language Translating Ear Buds

26 Feb

When I was kid, I remember a specific scene in The Last Starfighter that blew my mind. A simple device was clipped to the lapel of Alex’s space suit and suddenly it translated all the alien languages around him. The teenager that was asked to save the galaxy could now properly communicate with other international  starfighters. Now this same technology is here with translating ear buds from Pilot. You don’t have the save the galaxy but perhaps you can travel through it productively 🙂

The Pilot translating earpieces:

  1. Translate 15 different languages
  2. Stream music
  3. Answer calls

The reviews on this earpiece and app seem positive so it might be worth giving a try. If you’ve used them please let us know. Welcome to the future – the future is now.

http://www.waverlylabs.com/pilot-translation-kit/

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So You Want To Be A Goalkeeper?

25 Feb

For years, I’ve kept these rules of being a goalkeeper in a binder. They are written by Sam Snow, U.S. Youth Director of Coaching Education and a U.S. Soccer National Instructor. Below are his 5 rules of being a goalkeeper. If you think about, they could apply to almost anything!

  1. Go for everything
    1. You may not be able to stop every shot that comes your way, but if you make the attempt, you will find that you are stopping shots you never before thought possible. You will also have the personal satisfaction that at least you made the attempt and your teammates will be more forgiving even if you miss.
  2. After a save – get up quickly
    1. If you have gone to the ground to make a save get back on your feet as fast as possible. Look for a fast break distribution or to direct your teammates into position to receive a build-up distribution. This aspect is particularly important if you are injured. You cannot show weakness, you may tend to your injury after you have started the counterattack. This will particularly intimidate your opponents and raise the confidence in your teammates.
  3. Do not be half-hearted – 100% effort
    1. Every time you make a pay it must be will all of your ability. If you go half way you will miss saves and injure yourself.
  4. Communicate loudly
    1. You must constantly give instructions when on defense. When you team is on the attack, come to the top of your penalty area or beyond and talk to your teammates and after support to the defenders. Be mentally involved in the entire match, no matter where the ball is.
  5. No excuses! No whining! Just get on with the match.
    1. If a goal is scored against you, a corner kick is given up or the short is a near miss, do not yell at your teammates even if it’s their fault. Do not hang your head, kick the ground or post if it was your fault. During the match is no time to point fingers or make excuses. The play is over, its ancient history, get on with the remainder of the match. Focus on what lies ahead!

https://www.ussoccer.com/

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Be Inspired 

24 Feb

Disney helps kids and families to be their best with the Be Inspired Campaign. The effort focuses on simple ways kids can strengthen communities, conserve nature, think creatively, and live healthier. The site features simples things parents and kids can do together to be their best. Download free creative arts, sports, nature and reading projects. Discover resources, recipes, and activities you can do together.

Beinspired.com

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Free Photography for All

23 Feb

Do you need that perfect photo for your next blog post or email campaign? I recently stumbled upon Unsplash which is a free stock photography resource. Whether you are looking for a image that is business, computer, or nature related – look no further! Find beautiful, free photos at Unsplash.

https://unsplash.com/

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Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

20 Feb

Are you a nonprofit trying to figure out how to properly build a community & fundraise? Flipcause is a fundraising and engagement platform for nonprofits that is recommended by many groups. I personally have not tried the platform but I hear it it works well. However, I discovered the group has a nice blog that provides information to help nonprofits plan better marketing and sales campaigns. Explore fundraising top tips and ways to run events like a pro.

http://themodernnonprofit.com/

 

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Breathe And Stay Calm App

18 Feb

Did you know that your breath is fuel for your body, the number one indicator of your mindset, and is in your control? The easiest way to monitor your stress, activity and sleep is to breathe. Spire is an app that gives you control of your breath. You put on a monitoring device on your waist and it communicates with the app to help you breathe and stay calm. Check it out and see it for yourself!

Spire.io

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