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2016-04-29

Interesting links and texts from previous years on my Facebook: 15/4 - 29/4

(from 15/4 to 29/4)


"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- Frederick Douglas


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Cute personal mission I saw somewhere:
"My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks i am."


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Young elephants that are trained for the circus are attached to a stake in the ground by a heavy chain. When they try to pull away they cannot, so one day they give up trying. After that they can be fastened to the stake with just a rope, because now they have been conditioned to give up. They don't think they can break free.

Ask yourself - what beliefs are chaining you?


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James Altucher writes about the skills we all need but college doesn't teach: http://goo.gl/Y5iLf2

EXTRACT:
"Everything has turned upside down. In the entire world, this generation will make LESS than the generation before. We were all told to go to school and get a job and incomes would rise.
We were all told a lie."


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Three nice articles about Romania and Bucharest, via Matador Network and Heart of a Vagabond:
* Bucharest - a city for food lovers: http://goo.gl/LUeY2v
* 4 myths and misconceptions about Romania(ns): http://goo.gl/G6kz7g
* 7 reasons we should all move to Romania right now: http://goo.gl/xTlbJx


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"How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light against its being. Otherwise, we all remain too frightened."
- Hafiz


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"Love is like a fart. If you have to force it, its probably shit."


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"All is won
when all that is
realizes it is one."


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Some of the people who shaped the remixes of the 80's:
* Shep Pettibone
* John "Jellybean" Benitez
* Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
* François Kevorkian
* John "Tokes" Potoker
* Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
* Gary Langan (of Art Of Noise)
* Arthur Baker
* Ben Liebrand
* William Orbit


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"If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone."
- Maxwell Maltz


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"Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears."
- Richard Wilkins


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Two photoblogs someone should start:
* HIPSTER? OR ISLAMIST? - a photographic journey of how large and elaborate the hipster beards seem to be getting.
* PREGNANT AND SMOKING - something you see too often among poorer people not only in Asia and Africa, but also in Europe and western countries.


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Cracked.com presents five bad ideas humanity is sticking with out of habit: http://goo.gl/Fe694


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"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want."
- Esther Hicks


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"Conformity is doing what everyone else is doing, regardless of what is right. Morality is doing what is right, regardless of what everyone else is doing."
- Evette Carter


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Really funny physical comedy from the Japanese duo Gamarjobat. Seven minutes of hilariousness: http://goo.gl/jucEl


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Remember to boycott the giant multinational corporation Nestlé​ for a myriad of reasons. One of the big ones is that they're illegally stealing water from the drought-stricken California to sell it on bottles.

This video by AJ+​ explains the situation - "Who Is Sucking Water Out Of California Without A Permit?": http://goo.gl/KhvLlJ


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"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again."
- Stephen Grellet (missionary, 1773-1855)


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"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
- Lee Iacocca


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"Look, you're a man. Men like to look at troubling images of heroin addicts showing their genitals for money. That's hard-wired, like spatial awareness. I mean, it is disgusting and shameful. But, you know - so's the textile industry."
- Dobby (talking to Mark and sharing her views on porn, from Peep Show season six)


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If you want to focus your mind and stop distractions, these tips from a San Francisco programmer can help you: http://goo.gl/0NuCNN

In the blogpost "Going Write-Only" Joe Nelson writes how he will try to:
a) Check email and communication only once per week
b) Eliminate all computer use that is not directly related to creating things
c) Keep outstanding books on hand at all times, to encourage more reading
d) Listen to serene and balanced songs like Gregorian chant and neoclassical
e) Disable image loading in his browser - because mundane photographs and logos are nothing like real art


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"Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too."
- Dr. David Hawkins (psychiatrist, physician and researcher)


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Rolf Potts is the author of the book "Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel", and he was also a guest on the podcast The Tim Ferriss Show.

Stream or download his episode here: http://goo.gl/BWqkxy

"If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting."


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"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
- Chinese proverb


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Inspiring text about how the German composer Eberhard Schoener went to Bali and discovered the local culture, and already in 1975 (!) created a mix of his electronics and gamelan music: https://goo.gl/XCN1hC


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"Don't be upset by the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do."


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"False: When things change, I will be happy.
True: When I am happy, things will change."


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"Leadership cannot be given, it must be earned. It cannot be taken away, you lose it by lack of performance."


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Eight important ways that gratitude can change your life, via Messages For The Soul: https://goo.gl/8SFsej


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I'm listening to the unabridged audiobook of Eckhart Tolle​'s beautiful "The Power of Now​", and almost everything he says really resonates with me.

I've never been much of a materialist, and it's inspiring to both read about Buddhism​ and now listen to 7.5 hours of Tolle. It makes want to get out of my mind and instead being ever more present in the moment. So I guess this means I really want to start meditating. :)

Here you can buy the audiobook from Amazon: http://goo.gl/pgIcol


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Really good article about #schizophrenia in The American Scholar, covering a lot of the newest science about the mental illness - "What Killed My Sister?": http://goo.gl/lzqqde


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"When an honest man is proven wrong, he stops being honest or stops being wrong."


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"The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don't tell you what to see."
- Alexandra K. Trenfor


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One of my goals is to be able to talk to anyone at anytime. After living many years in different countries it's partly a concious effort, partly a deeply rooted habit, and today I effortlessly opened conversations with almost everyone I met - even more than I usually do, which is a lot already.

That resulted in a few phone numbers, some invitations and some really useful knowledge about things I knew nothing about this morning. And this was just ONE day in a life.

If I keep this up I can't imagine how many channels and opportunities I'll open up for myself - over time surely too many to deal with, but if so I'll just be less socially active and cut it down to what I need.

So should you feel lonely or disconnected from society, try the same approach. Open up smalltalk and casual conversations with EVERYONE you meet, and you'll find that you are soon connecting on a very real level with other people. Because if you want to find friends, you have to start somewhere, and usually that's with casual conversations. Try it today!

2016-04-15

Interesting links and texts from previous years on my Facebook: 6/4 - 14/4

(from 6/4 to 14/4)


Great little article by James Altucher, called "The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Dealing With Haters": http://goo.gl/WH1bKS


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"Making art is an act of courage."


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Talent is not enough by itself - it must always be developed into skills, which must be used in habits. Tons of people never become successful, because they don't do enough with their talent.


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 "Välkomna till dagens seminarium. Vi gör väl som vanligt så att ni som har penis får prata lite mer, medans ni utan penis blir avbrutna lite oftare. Jaha då kör vi igång."


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If you like good and eclectic music, you have to check out the DJ-mixes of Mixmaster Morris.

He uploads new sets all the time to his Mixcloud account, TONS of new and older music. Try something new right now: https://goo.gl/yUWAtb


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The New Republic​ has a very interesting article on Silicon Valley and how extremely focused it's on youth - "The Brutal Ageism of Tech: What it Feels Like to Be Washed Up at 35": http://goo.gl/UPR2au


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Finding the right mate is no cakewalk - but is it even mathematically likely? In a charming TED​ Talk, mathematician Hannah Fry shows patterns in how we look for love - and gives her top three tips (verified by math!) for finding that special someone: http://goo.gl/p0o0q6


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"Here is something I have learned the hard way, but which a lot of well-meaning people in the West have a hard time accepting: All human beings are equal, but all cultures and religions are not.

A culture that celebrates femininity and considers women to be the masters of their own lives is better than a culture that mutilates girls’ genitals and confines them behind walls and veils or flogs or stones them for falling in love.

A culture that protects women’s rights by law is better than a culture in which a man can lawfully have four wives at once and women are denied alimony and half their inheritance.

A culture that appoints women to its supreme court is better than a culture that declares that the testimony of a woman is worth half that of a man."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali


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"Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them."
- Debbie Ford (author, 1955-2013)


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If you like Indian or Arabic percussion, check out the beautiful and soothing hand-drum performances by the very talented UK percussionist Jon Sterckx.

Here he's performing "Undercurrent" live, also using Ableton Live extensively: http://goo.gl/kIFZQ


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Gudmund Hernes med fin tekst i Morgenbladet om livene til folk født på 40-tallet, "Generasjonen som traff planken": http://bit.ly/eb0LPq

"De kom til verden da landet var hærtatt, da alle ressurser var knappe og alle tilganger krympet. Det var mangel på mat, den som fantes ble delt og rasjonert, ikke bare under krigen, men i flere år etterpå. Alle lærte nøysomhet: å spise opp maten sin, å skjære pent av osten. Klærne var få – strømpene ble stoppet, plaggene gikk i arv og ble sydd om. De fra 1941 startet livet mens landet var på et lavpunkt. De levde sine første år under krigen, men de færreste i krigen – de store slagmarker var i andre land. Livet de fikk etterpå, ble en eneste lang opptur."


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Being the girlfriend of a DJ is not cool, it's shit: http://goo.gl/FhZElL

Yasmin Kühn of VICE Germany tells you why:
"Are you interested keeping your own dignity in front of strangers? Would you like to maintain a functioning liver? Do you not want to hate songs you would usually dance your ass off to? Is a healthy sleep schedule on your to-do list? Then you better believe me when I tell you: never, ever date a DJ."


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Mobile Jazz describe in practical terms how it was for some of their employees to live in Koh Samui in Thailand and work remotely from a beautiful island for a while: http://goo.gl/64Bvax

I wholeheartedly recommend doing something similar if you are tempted. And it might be possible for you, just read e.g. Tim Ferriss' "The 4-Hour Workweek" for tips on how to enjoy a more free lifestyle.

What Mobile Jazz write about kind of describes parts of my life the two years I lived in Bali, and I'm still very tempted to do something similar again, maybe in Vietnam or Thailand...


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“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”
- Dalai Lama XIV


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Advice from a Tree

By Ilan Shamir

Dear Friend,
Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light
Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!


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Russell Brand remembers Margaret Thatcher, perfectly analyzing how her politics formed his generation and also a colder Britain: http://goo.gl/918ap

Some quotes:
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"In a way Thatcher was so omnipotent, so omnipresent, so omni-everything that all opinion was redundant."

"When I was a child she was just a strict woman telling everyone off and selling everything off. I didn't know what to think of this fearsome woman."

"She is an anomaly, a product of the freak-conomy of her time. Barack Obama interestingly said in his statement that she had 'broken the glass ceiling for other women.' Only in the sense that all the women beneath her were blinded by falling shards. She is an icon of individualism, not of feminism."

"It seems Thatcher's time in power was solely spent diminishing the resources of those who had least for the advancement of those who had most. I know from my own indulgence in selfish behavior that it's much easier to get what you want if you remove from consideration the effect your actions will have on others."

"All of us that grew up under Thatcher were taught that it is good to be selfish, that other people's pain is not your problem, that pain is in fact a weakness and suffering is deserved and shameful. Perhaps there is resentment because the clemency and respect that are being mawkishly displayed now by some and haughtily demanded of the rest of us at the impending, solemn funeral are values that her government and policies sought to annihilate."

"Even to a child her demeanour and every discernible action seemed to be to the detriment of our national spirit and identity. Her refusal to stand against apartheid, her civil war against the unions, her aggression towards our neighbours in Ireland and a taxation system that was devised in the dark ages, the bombing of a retreating ship -- it's just not British."


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"If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs."
- Dhirubhai Ambani


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Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.


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"I will do whatever it takes to be happy."
- Danielle LaPorte


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"Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
- Voltaire


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"If you want something you've never had before, you've got to do something you've never done before."
- Drina Reed


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Paul Gilmartin's weekly podcast "The Mental Illness Happy Hour" explores mental illness, addiction and depression - especially among creatives. The interviews are with comedians, artists, friends and the occasional doctor.

Listen/download, subscribe and read quotes/answers here: http://goo.gl/kSzE68

"Thinking you understand depression because you've experienced sadness is like thinking you understand Italy because you've been to Olive Garden."


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"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."
- Harriet B. Braiker


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"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."
- Seth Godin


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"If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done."


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"I'd rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."


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"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn."


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I was at a cafe all day writing, and the waiter was asking me a lot if I wanted more to drink. And each time I said "no thanks, I just finished my drink, I'll wait a little", he looked like kind of hurt, like he took it personally and I had rejected his sister for marriage or something. Very weird.


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Disturbing fact: There are 3500 "Crisis Pregnancy Centers" in the USA, and 87% of these centers systematically lie to and misinform pregnant women about abortions, in order to pressure them into keeping the baby.


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Rowan Atkinson with some wise words on why religion and other ideas must be criticized: http://goo.gl/h8JuV


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Rolf Dobelli provides 15 very good reasons why you should STOP following the news, and how to break out of this unhealthy and totally unnecessary habit: http://goo.gl/AEgHL

Lots of highly successful and very happy people (like Tim Ferriss and Steve Pavlina) almost never watch or read the news, so why should you? This is your chance to stop.

Headlines of the mini-chapters:
No 1 – News misleads us systematically
No 2 – News is irrelevant
No 3 – News limits understanding
No 4 – News is toxic to your body
No 5 – News massively increases cognitive errors
No 6 – News inhibits thinking
No 7 – News changes the structure of your brain
No 8 – News is costly
No 9 – News sunders the relationship between reputation and achievement
No 10 – News is produced by journalists
No 11 – Reported facts are sometimes wrong, forecasts always
No 12 – News is manipulative
No 13 – News makes us passive
No 14 – News gives us the illusion of caring
No 15 – News kills creativity
No 16 - What to do instead


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Check out this exceptionally good TED talk about how female entrepreneurs are the overlooked key to economic development around the world. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues in 13 minutes at TEDxWomen that restricting women to only micro-loans is bad for everyone: http://goo.gl/LByvH


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"You have to get in the habit of forcing yourself to analyze, at the time you accept a task, to consider the costs and befits of doing a less than perfect job. You need to ask the questions: how useful would a perfect job be here? How much more useful than a merely adequate job? Or even a half-assed job?

And you need to ask the questions: what is the probability that I will really do anything like a remotely perfect job on this? And you need to ask: what difference will it make to me, whether I do or not?"

Essay by Structured Procrastination: https://goo.gl/Px6U1j

2016-04-05

Interesting links and texts from previous years on my Facebook: 24/3 - 5/4

(from 24/3 to 5/4)


In Egypt and many other countries in the Middle East, men won't tell other people their mother’s name. Instead many women are generally identified as "The mother of [her eldest son]". UN Women video: http://goo.gl/MdBjBH

I think this is a side effect of the general disrespect and misogyny towards women in these regions (along with class issues), exemplified by what one of the men interviewed in the video said:
"If I reveal my mother's name, then someone might call me by it just to embarrass me and bring me shame."

These areas have a long way to go when it comes to regarding women as equal, but luckily there are activists and organisations working hard for this.


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"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
- Fredrick Koenig (1774-1833, inventor)


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What if someone already invented the time machine, but an organisation with representatives from all major religions killed the inventor? Because, obviously, they can't allow anyone to travel back in time and discover that all the important events and people in the holy books were simply fabricated by humans - religion would be out of business very quickly.


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Maybe you are playing music, and you want to create giant hits like Daft Punk do? Then read this Slate.com article that analyzes "Get Lucky" from a music theory perspective: http://goo.gl/rVYJzd

Also he looks at the lyrics and the unusual use of the word "good":
"This little bit of language mangling works in their favor. It sounds off-balance and playful and sexy, like a foreign exchange student who might be a little drunk."

The headline isn't bad either: "Ecstatic Melodic Copulation".


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In the last week I met two people I haven't seen in around five years.

One was an ex-lover, and she said that I didn't look a day older and that I am slimmer now.

The other was an old acquaintance, and he said that I had gotten more grey hairs in my beard and that I had put on weight.

So in general, don't base your perception of yourself on what other people tell you.


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"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them."
- Washington Irving (1783-1859, author, historian and diplomat)


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"Women are like shed roofs - if you don't nail them hard enough they'll end up next door."


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"If life was easy, where would all the adventures be?"


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"A year from now you may wish you had started today."


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The worst music is usually played the loudest by guys in the most expensive cars.


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"Why is 'patience' a virtue? Why can't 'hurry the fuck up' be a virtue?"


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"Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain."
- Mark Twain


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The local strip club across the street is being replaced by a classy women's clothing store. I take this as a good sign for the Romanian economy.


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Tomorrow Bali will celebrate Nyepi, their New Year. It's a silent day for self-introspection and reflection before the new year. No one is allowed to walk on the streets or beaches, to make sure the evil spirits don't see anyone and leave Bali alone for the next year.

I wrote a blogpost about Nyepi that I invite you to read: http://goo.gl/FkrgVv

And happy Nyepi to my friends in Bali!


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If you stay at home on a Friday night instead of going out, and then you get Internet problems - that's the universe's way of saying "you should have gone out to party, you nerd. Now I gotta punish you and make you realize how Internet addicted you are."


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"Slut" [noun]. A woman with the sexual morals of a man.


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THE best track of 2009 is definitely VEGA (aka Alan Palomo aka Neon Indian) and his epic synth-disco track "No Reasons". Play it loud: http://goo.gl/fDz1f


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"I was born free, but now I'm expensive."


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Good quote about performers vs. critics #1:

"Critics know the way, but they can't drive the car."



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Good quote about performers vs. critics #2:

"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."
- Winston Churchill



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Good quote about performers vs. critics #3:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt


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"Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?"
- Rita Rudner (comedienne, writer and actress)


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"Don't be sorry. I trusted you. My mistake, not yours."


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"She wanted the rainbow, so she put up with the rain."


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"When something has happened, do not talk about it. It is hard to collect spilled water."
- Proverb


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10 things not to do in Finland: http://goo.gl/67zra

For my Finnish friends and the unfortunate expats who find themselves in this weird country. :P


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I was talking to a Romanian friend, and she asked if girls in Norway (or Bali) usually go topless on the beach, and I told her that they don't. And she was like "WHAT!? Why not?? What are people going to look at then?!"


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"For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction."
- Cynthia Occelli


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In just seven years Interscope Records head honcho Jimmy Iovine and hip-hop tastemaker Dr Dre have turned the seemingly simple headphone brand Beats by Dre into a $1 billion-plus business, despite its mediocre sound quality.

This is an article about how they did it, broken down to eight bullet points you can copy for other business areas. "How Beats by Dre played you like a fool" via Pulse Radio: http://goo.gl/sequSi


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"The greatest power we have is the power of choice. It's an actual fact that if you've been moping in unhappiness, you can choose to be joyous instead and, by effort, lift yourself into joy.

If you tend to be fearful, you can overcome that misery by choosing to have courage. Even in darkest grief you have a choice - the whole trend and quality of anyone's life is determined in the long run by the choices that are made."
- Norman Vincent Peale (author, 1898-1993)


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"Do no harm. (But take no shit.)"


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A wise man sat in an audience and told a joke. Everybody laughed like crazy. After a moment, he cracked the same joke again. This time less people laughed. He then repeated the same joke several times.

When there was no laughter left in the crowd he smiled and said, "You don't laugh at the same joke again and again - so why do you keep crying over the same thing over and over again?"


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If you fail at something, it's often because you didn't respect the 5 P's:
"Perfect Planning Prevents Pathetic Performance"

If you don't like "perfect" you can also shorten it to 4 P's:
"Planning Prevents Pathetic Performance"


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"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you, as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you, as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
- John Homer Miller (1910-1944, teacher)


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The brain is an amazing organ. It works 24/7, 365 days per year, from the day you are born until the day you fall in love.

...or...

The brain is an amazing organ. It works 24/7, 365 days per year, from the day you are born until the day you become religious.


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Probably the best April Fools prank this year - a math teacher messes with the heads of his students in this video: http://goo.gl/24xhGk

And something for you ladies (and gay/bisexual men) - this extremely good looking male model is also a researcher and math teacher. BuzzFeed article: http://goo.gl/Ewd917


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Planet Hiltron is a really funny page where some guy is photoshopping celebrities to look like normal and totally unattractive people. Have a look: https://www.facebook.com/planethiltron/


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"You know you're lazy when..." via 9GAG: http://goo.gl/2h1pD


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A playlist of five TED talks to remind us that life is funny, weird, sweet and absurd: http://goo.gl/TNwfr


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"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."
- Rosa Parks (civil rights activist, 1913-2005)


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"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him."
- Thomas Szasz


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I just saw a Balinese guy drive by on his motorbike WITH AN UMBRELLA! I even think he had a hard time seeing see the road ahead because he had to angle the umbrella far down so it didn't blow away.

Yep - everything and anything is possible in Bali.


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"I don't understand why when we destroy something created by man we call it vandalism, but when we destroy something created by nature we call it progress."
- Ed Begley Jr.


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"Most humans are more moral than the scriptures they hold sacred."
- Alishba Zarmeen

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I would pay to see Scritti Politti perform - it seems Green Gartside still has the voice, and they're using the original sounds.

Check out "The Word Girl" live in England, from 2012: http://goo.gl/1Hzb3

And also "Wood Beez" live: http://goo.gl/kGeww


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When you start moving around the world, you get to make friends in many different places. Many of them are kindred spirits who are also moving around.

This means that you have friends all over the world, but it also makes it harder to make long-term connections.

This teaches you that friendship (like everything else) is a transient thing, and you learn more and more to enjoy the moment, create memories and give up long-term attachment.


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A chat log from an IRC channel:

Guy #1: I'm working on a report. Tell me why welfare is bad, but in a really, really long explanation that is easy to copy and paste.
Guy #2: Because people like me end up paying for people like your mom to raise people like you.

(edited from http://www.bash.org/?829034)


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Did Eminem ever smile even once? If you search for him on Google Images, there isn't a single picture where he doesn't look pissed off or serious. Must be hard work looking so tough all the time.


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"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly."