February 16, 2019

Positivity

DailyHum News
400400
One woman’s response to soil insecurity? Worm husbandry

Positivity
Countries may be able to survive coups, wars and even leaving the EU, but not the loss of soil fertility. That was the message from environment secretary Michael Gove, speaking at the launch of the Sustainable Soils Alliance in 2017.The UK could be only 40 years away from such a scenario, Gove suggested, echoing warnings by the UN that the world has just 60 years of topsoil left, unless there is a rapid shift from unsustainable land practices such as intensive farming.Against this challenging backdrop, one woman proposes a modest solution: worm farming. “It is something we can all do, even if we live in a fifth-floor apartment,” said Anna de la Vega, founder of The Urban Worm, a social enterprise that encourages people to keep the creatures at home. “Worms will happily and quietly live under your kitchen sink.”...
DailyHum News
400400
How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming | Katharine Wilkinson

Positivity
If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour humanity's wisdom for solutions to draw down heat-trapping, climate-changing emissions: obvious things like renewable energy and sustainable diets and not so obvious ones, like the education and empowerment of women. In this informative, bold talk, she shares three key ways that equity for women and girls can help stop global warming. "Drawing down emissions depends on rising up," Wilkinson says.
DailyHum News
400400
18 Wise Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson That Will Inspire Self-Reliance

Positivity
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo EmersonDo not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo EmersonThe only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo EmersonWhat you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo EmersonFor every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson...
DailyHum News
400400
Prince Ea: Journey to Myself

Positivity
Prince Ea quit his career in the pursuit of true happiness and contentment. In the process, he uncovered the most valuable gift he could give himself.
DailyHum News
400400
‘To make a positive difference, I need to feed myself with positivity’

Positivity
“It’s people that make me feel optimistic: the people that surround me daily and want to make a difference. We’re such amazing beings really.”It’s not always easy to see the good in people around us, but Marjolein Rijken manages it. Originally from the Netherlands, Rijken moved to England in 2014 for love. She found the green lanes of Devon the perfect place to indulge another passion of hers: cycling, which she describes as a form of “active meditation”.Reading Positive News magazine is part of a wider approach that Rijken follows, called Appreciative Inquiry. Based on a behaviour change model developed in the US in the 1980s, it explores what is already going well and how that can be used to create a better future. “Positive News does the same thing: it illuminates the good stuff that people are already doing and it inspires and energises others to make a positive difference too,” she says....
DailyHum News
400400
Three good things: inspiring choirs and music groups

Positivity
From a choir that supports homeless people to one that brings conservation issues to the fore, three music groups that sing for good
DailyHum News
400400
Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald

Positivity
The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society -- and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.
DailyHum News
400400
30 Beautiful Love Quotes to Share With Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day

Positivity
Every year on February 14th, people honor their love for one another by spending time together, having a lovely dinner, sending flowers and sharing love messages.Of course, showing our love and appreciation is something we should do as often as possible, not just once a year. Let’s just say that Valentine’s Day is yet another opportunity to make things better and celebrate this crazy little thing called love.Love– the feeling that shows us someone at their most raw form; the feeling thatexalts and brings out the best in us…There are a few legends behind St. Valentine’s Day. According to the most popular one, Valentine was a roman priest. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, he outlawed marriage for young men. ...
DailyHum News
400400
Students are Learning How to Handle Stress with Mindfulness and the Future is Looking Bright

Positivity
Remember being sent to detention? Perhaps you felt humiliated, thought it was unfair or laughed it off. But did you ever really think about what you did? A growing number of schools are flipping the script on traditional detention and sending kids to meditate instead. The practice is famously carried out at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore where misbehaving children are taught breathing and centering exercises by faculty.Rather than writing out what they did wrong 100 times as in the old days, students spend time letting go of their frustration surrounded by purple plush pillows, lamps and decorations before talking things out.And mindfulness isn’t just used as an alternative form of punishment at Robert W. Coleman.  Students there start their day with a “mindful moment” – a 15-minute blend of yoga and meditation, CBS News reports....
DailyHum News
400400
Hero of the Week: Former NFL Star Writes Book to Help Black Boys Dream Beyond the Football Pitch

Positivity
Welcome to Hero of the Week, where each week we celebrate the most extraordinary stories of heroism from all over the world. From putting another life before their own to making someone else’s dreams come true, these are ordinary people who are making the world a better place.Growing up in Alief, Texas, Martellus Bennett had his IT specialist dad to look up to. But other kids in his neighborhood didn’t. In a moving letter to The Washington Post, the 10-year NFL veteran spoke of how more than a third of adults in high childhood neighborhood didn’t have high school diplomas. Of how young black boys were overwhelmingly encouraged to pursue sports and nothing but sports. It was encouraged and reaffirmed at every step that was the only way out of poverty and towards success....
DailyHum News
400400
Spare a thought for trees this Valentine’s Day, urges writing project

Positivity
From the nation’s great forests to local parks, trees that line our streets and those in our back gardens, trees and woodlands surround us. A new project by the Forestry Commission, Tributes to Trees, aims to celebrate them, and remind us how they sustain life on Earth.This Valentine’s Day, the body is asking people to write about what trees and forests mean to them. The thoughts and tributes will be published in an online gallery and selected writings shared at centenary tree-planting events across England later in 2019. Staff are looking to gather a diverse collection of letters, poems, stories and memories.PK Khaira-Creswell, director of the centenary programme, told Positive News: “Trees are both a life source and source of inspiration for people everywhere. During our centenary year, we want to encourage the nation to pause, and reflect on what trees and forests mean to them....
DailyHum News
400400
Find a wildflower to love, urges Valentine’s Day Twitter campaign

Positivity
The team at Grow Wild are hoping love will bloom this Valentine’s Day – for the UK’s wildflowers. They are running a tongue-in-cheek quiz and Twitter campaign using the language of dating apps, to try to persuade people to fall for one of six wildflowers.Participants are asked to answer a series of questions before being matched with a flower. For example, people matched with red campion read: “I’m a bright and bubbly wildflower with an innocent charm and glamorous take on life. Don’t let my delicate good looks fool you, however – I’m as at home on the wastelands as I am in fancier soil. Looking for a beau as perennial as I am, as I’m only in it for the long term.”The result for upright hedge parsley reads: “What’s up, right? If you want a straightforward, dependable and uber low-key date this Valentine’s, then look no further! What I lack in airs and graces I make up for tenfold in levels of chill. I can grow like a weed nearly anywhere.”...
DailyHum News
400400
The disarming case to act right now on climate change | Greta Thunberg

Positivity
In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."
DailyHum News
400400
Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis

Positivity
The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist Sean Davis examines the world we avoided when we banned chlorofluorocarbons -- and shares lessons we can carry forward to address the climate crisis in our time.
DailyHum News
400400
What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson

Positivity
The American election system is complicated, to say the least -- but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusive and secure? Civic engagement champion Tiana Epps-Johnson shares what's needed to bring voting in the US into the 21st century -- and to get every person to the polls.
DailyHum News
400400
The Relationship Between Depression And Addiction Is Mediated By Shame A Recent Study Claims

Positivity
The research “Shame mediates the relationship between depression and addictive behaviors“ published in Addictive Behaviors reports the following. Young adults who feel shame could develop addictions or become depressed.According to the research’s author Elena Bilevicius of the University of Manitoba early adulthood is dangerous for development. It’s the first time when we observe mood and substance use disorders and addictions. The scientists who took part in the experiment analyzed the connections between depression, shame, and addiction. They tested 210 college students. The high rates of comorbidity between these conditions served to gain knowledge of the role of depression in becoming an addict. As an earlier study has shown addiction and depression are correlated. That’s why the researchers decided to see what role shame possibly plays in the process....
DailyHum News
400400
15 Amazing Characteristics Of INFJs

Positivity
They’re quiet, calm and reflective, but can react on the spot. Their powerful intuition expands their consciousness and allows them to be remarkably correct in judgments about others. What’s more, INFJs are socially intelligent and empathetic.Here are a few other personal qualities of the rarest personality type (only 1% of people have it):1. FaithfulINFJs are honest and reliable. They always try to treat others well and be compassionate. All of them are good friends, loyal, and devoted partners. INFJs won’t cheat to their partner. They believe in love and if the feelings are gone they’ll just go. People that have them in their lives are blessed.2. ResponsibleINFJs keep promises and achieve their goals. They’re responsible and people can rely on INFJs. They will never harm anyone but they’ll do what they believe is best. These people want things to go as planned and in the best possible way and often seem to be much like perfectionists....
DailyHum News
400400
Asian-American DJ Overcomes Life-Threatening Disease Before Grammy Nomination, Proves Power of Sheer Perseverance

Positivity
For Jennifer Lee, a.k.a. Tokimonsta, the road to becoming the first female Asian-American producer to earn a Grammy nomination in the best dance/electronic album category was riddled with some of the most difficult circumstances anyone can face. At the end of 2015, Lee was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal brain disease called Moyamoya. The illness involves the shrinking of one’s main arteries, forcing blood to go through weaker veins that can’t handle the pressure. “Without any treatment, most people don’t live past 40,” Lee explained in a 2017 Pitchfork article. Lee decided to go through two surgeries in January 2016 without telling anyone about her illness beyond her mother, boyfriend, sister, and a few close friends. “I didn’t announce it online,” she wrote. “I wanted to avoid anything like, ‘Hey, everyone on the internet, by the way, I might die!'” ...
DailyHum News
400400
The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu

Positivity
How exactly does gender work? It's not just about our chromosomes, says biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. In a visionary talk, she shares new discoveries from epigenetics, the emerging study of how DNA activity can permanently change based on social factors like trauma or diet. Learn how life experiences shape the way genes are expressed -- and what that means for our understanding of gender.
DailyHum News
400400
The vets who help homeless animals

Positivity
Andy Hutchins spent 15 years living on the streets, addicted to heroin and committing crime to feed his habit. But when he bought four-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier puppy Bailey on the day he left jail in 2011, his life changed forever.He huddled Bailey in his coat and hand-reared him on goat’s milk and mashed potato. And Hutchins insists that he hasn’t touched drugs or committed crime since. “Because I was doing the right thing for him, it meant I was doing the right thing for me,” he says. “He saved my life.”Now Hutchins has a home, is training to be an outreach worker and is writing a book about his life. It is all, he says, thanks to StreetVet, a social enterprise that helps homeless pet owners. StreetVet works with 300 volunteer vets and nurses, who cover eight cities in the south of England. In the north, the Street Paws charity deploys 175 volunteers at 18 locations. Both organisations formed in 2016, initially as outreach clinics based at soup kitchens....
DailyHum News
400400
Sunlight express: the solar-powered train

Positivity
It’s hardly the Trans-Siberian railway or the Eurotunnel shuttle, but Byron Bay’s tourist train deserves a place in locomotive history. Originally built in 1949, its claims to antiquity are dubious. Nor does its 3km coastal route count among the world’s epic rail journeys.However, since returning to the tracks in late 2017, the two-carriage train has picked up a clutch of awards in its native Australia and garnered worldwide attention too.Why all the fuss? It’s all about the roof. Following a refit, its passenger carriages are now equipped with specially designed, curved solar panels that are capable of generating 6.5kW. Additional panels on the storage shed roof can produce a further 30kW to top up the train’s lithium-ion batteries if necessary. An adult fare is A$3 (£1.70)....
DailyHum News
400400
How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom

Positivity
From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature.
DailyHum News
400400
11 Personality Traits That Reveal Someone Might Be A Narcissist

Positivity
These individuals are self-centered, egotistic and deprived of compassion. There even exists a mental condition called NPD. It consists of a distorted idea about their personality plus traits such as:And the worst part is that they hide their true self by exhibiting a false personality. By doing that they can manipulate and make others do what they want.So to prevent you from falling victim to a narcissist, we’ve outlined some of their worst traits:1. Seek perfection Narcissists seek perfection and won’t accept anything less than perfect according to their narcissistic point of view. But here’s one big problem that comes their way. If anyone outshines them the narcissist will probably get jealous and envious. That is one of the reasons why narcissists can’t build real friendships and relationships. They require people to be as good as they think they are which means perfect. But if someone is that good the narcissist might start doubting their own worth....
DailyHum News
400400
Spiritual Inspiration from Albert Einstein

Positivity
Though he was the most famous scientist of his time, Albert Einstein knew we could never fully understand the workings of the world within the limitations of the human mind. Experiencing the universe as a harmonious whole, he encouraged the use of intuition to solve problems, marvelled at the mystery of God in nature, and applauded the ideals of great spiritual teachers such as Buddha and Jesus.The following is an excerpt of his writings that explore the meeting place between science and spirituality, giving us a fascinating glimpse into how Einstein saw the world:“School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn’t worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave....
DailyHum News
400400
Can Music Facilitate Peace in the Middle East?

Positivity
It is known that in the 11th and 12th centuries, in what is called the Golden Era, there were collaborations between Jewish and Muslim Mystics; i.e. Kabbalists and Sufis.Perhaps it is not a wild guess that Poets, Musicians and other sciences and art forms benefited from such connections and helped facilitate the social and cultural flourishing of that time. Academics and researchers of Middle Eastern Music, acknowledge that the musical scales used in the Hebrew and Arab traditions of the region are identical, regardless of the religious background which may determine the content and context but not the actual building blocks, the musical language itself.In modern Israel one of the most popular forms of music is what is called ‘Middle Eastern’ or ‘Oriental’ music. It is a hybrid of Middle Eastern scales and pop music arrangements and song structure. What is it in the collective psyche of Israel that is so drawn to this type of music? Some would suggest that it is because many Jews immigrated to Israel from Arab countries, and although this is certainly a major factor, perhaps there is also another perspective that can offer an insight into the longing for Peace in the region that is being expressed through this musical and social phenomenon....
DailyHum News
400400
Inspiring Woman Loses 205 Pounds After Years of Denial, Finds Motivation In Her Progress

Positivity
Amanda Tysowski spent years in denial about her weight and it wasn’t until after the birth of her second child that she became inspired to make a lasting change. Tysowski’s unhealthy relationship with food began to unravel in 2009, after she bought her first home. Shortly after that, she was involved in a car accident. Tysowski couldn’t work during her recovery and as financial pressures started to rise, so did her stress levels and she turned to junk food to take some of the edge off. “I fell into a slump,” she told TODAY, via email. “During a doctor’s appointment … I had weighed 270 pounds. The doctor lectured me on ‘morbid obesity’ but I was in denial.” Tysowski was always heavier than her friends, but wasn’t ever too concerned because they told her she pulled it off. She never exercised or paid attention to what she ate and by the time she got married in 2011, Tysowski weighed 330 pounds. ...
DailyHum News
400400
Even Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Have Had Relationship Doubts – And It’s a Powerful Lesson About True Love

Positivity
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are not only actors and entertainers. They are one of the cutest celebrity couples around, but they are also real people – and they have shared that they have had their doubts and complications along the way, just like everyone else. Dax Shepard appeared in an episode of the show “Off Camera,” and was interviewed by Sam Jones. Shepard, who has a pretty edgy history ended up with Bell, who he describes as a super generous, giving “good girl.” Shepard shared that’s actually something that gave him doubts early on. “So I never, ever was like, ‘Oh, I hope I can ‘keep’ Kristen.’ I was going, ‘Do I want to be with a Christian, who has eight people living in her house for free, who has to get out of the car when there’s a dog that doesn’t have a leash and ruin her whole day to rescue this dog?’” the Parenthood actor said....
DailyHum News
400400
Why you should bring your whole self to work | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
3 psychological tricks to help you save money | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial well-being. What she's found can help you painlessly make the commitment to save more and spend less.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
This is what makes employees happy at work | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
This is the side hustle revolution | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don't rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit -- even if it's on the side of a traditional job. Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
How to make applying for jobs less painful | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. If AI is the future of hiring, what does that mean for you? Technologist Priyanka Jain gives a look at this new hiring landscape.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
7 common questions about workplace romance | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the real answers to commonly asked questions about romance at the office.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | The Way We Work, a TED series

Positivity
Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.The Way We Work is a TED original video series where leaders and thinkers offer practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive amid changing workplace conventions. (Made possible with the support of Dropbox)Visit https://go.ted.com/thewaywework for more!
DailyHum News
400400
Ink made out of air pollution | Anirudh Sharma

Positivity
Air pollution is one of the world's most intractable problems, accounting for almost five million deaths each year. What if we could capture pollution in the air around us and turn into something useful? Tech inventor Anirudh Sharma shows how he created a device that recycles air pollution like diesel fumes into useable black ink -- and made the world just a bit cleaner in the process.
DailyHum News
400400
Thousands of positive messages posted in campaign to ‘reclaim social media for good’

Positivity
A campaign to ‘reclaim social media for good’ went viral this week, with thousands of people, charities and other social organisations calling for more positivity on social media.Under the hashtag #ReclaimSocial, the movement trended on Twitter, and has already reached more than 14 million people, according to organisers. Thousands of tweets and other social media posts demonstrate the demand for more inspiring stories, they say.First instigated in February 2018 by technology-for-good company Lightful, this week’s campaign has been amplified by large and small charities from the UK, US and elsewhere around the world. Messages of hope, positivity and impact have been posted by the likes of WWF UK, Samaritans, Macmillan Cancer Support, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, The Big Give and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention....
DailyHum News
400400
Football club to educate, rather than ban, racist fans

Positivity
‘First learn, and then form opinions.’ In the age of Twitter, where opinions abound and facts are often scarce, this age-old Jewish proverb seems more appropriate than ever.And Chelsea Football Club, for one, appears to have taken it to heart. The reason is simple: the beautiful game has an ugly prejudice problem. Chelsea is no exception. Reports of hate speech coming from its terraces have dogged the London club over the years. In fact, antisemitism appears to be a particular problem here – a fact that some ascribe to the support given by north London’s Jewish community to Tottenham, Chelsea’s historic rival.Now, Chelsea is taking a stance. The club, whose billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich has Jewish heritage, says fans found guilty of antisemitic language will “face action”, including bans....
DailyHum News
400400
A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford

Positivity
What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes -- without feeling hurried. Author Tim Harford shares how innovators like Einstein, Darwin, Twyla Tharp and Michael Crichton found their inspiration and productivity through cross-training their minds.
DailyHum News
400400
5 Languages To Learn in 2019

Positivity
Nobody doubts the benefits of being bilingual, but how do you know which language to learn? It’s a big time investment, after all, and if you don’t actually use the language you teach yourself then you might end up forgetting all that hard-won knowledge anyway.With that in mind, we put together a short list of the five most important languages to learn in this day and age.SpanishThe obvious choice, right from the top of your list of high school language classes, is also one of the most relevant. There are 330 million native Spanish speakers, and just here in the United States, around 35 million people use Spanish at home.As far as practicality and use go, Spanish is a good choice, and Rocket Spanish Language Learning: Level 1 is a scientifically-designed language learning class that takes only minutes per day to take you from a beginner to intermediate level Spanish Speaker....
DailyHum News
400400
If You Want To Get To Know Introverts Better You Should Read These 10 Things Which Are Typical For Them

Positivity
Introverts are amazing yet often misunderstood. Below are listed 10 things typical of them which could help you get to know these people better.1. Prefer their own companyIntroverts don’t intend to be rude to friends who invite them to social events but as they can’t maintain a too intense social life too many contacts with people could be extremely exhausting for them. Here’s why if an introvert has been going out a few nights in a row, they won’t be able to spend one more night in a crowded bar where they have to be socially active with strangers. 2. Avoid unnecessary conversations Introverts seek meaningful interaction with others which means serious talks face to face with a friend or colleague who they are close with or have common interests with. Small talks or long phone calls are annoying for them because such kinds of social interactions are totally pointless and a waste of time....
DailyHum News
400400
5 Daily Habits to Steal from Neil Patrick Harris Including the Inspiring Way He Makes Work/Life Balance Work for Him

Positivity
As a digital nomad and journalist, I travel the world while logging around 70 articles a month. To effectively manage a country-hopping lifestyle while also building my bylines and clients, I turn to the advice of seasoned movers-and-shakers who have developed habits and strategies for success. Each week, I’ll highlight the daily routine of influential professionals, making for the right kind of fodder while you down your coffee.He’s played both Doogie Howser, M.D. and Barney Stinson — but it’s his off-stage personality that’s won over his fans. As an activist in LGBT rights, a talented actor, writer, producer and ahem, magician — Neil Patrick Harris is one of the most beloved creatives of modern times. He’s been nominated for four Emmys for his performance in How I Met Your Mother, and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Hedwig and the Angry Inch....
DailyHum News
400400
Why Setting Relationship Goals Can Be a Good Thing

Positivity
Love is romantic, warm, and fun. But one thing we don’t typically associate with romantic relationships is accomplishment.There’s something about combining goals, progress, and achievement with relationships that makes some people feel icky; like we’ve violated some sacred law to keep love pure.But that’s the same voice that tries to convince you that relationships should be like some perfect early afternoon bike ride across the beach, where the sea is glittering and the sun is still pale but brilliant.The truth is, a real, worthwhile relationship is more like speeding down the highway with a beat up old Camaro that, sometimes, you just can’t believe you’ve been able to keep on the road....
DailyHum News
400400
5 Questions to Ask If You Want to Know If Your Partner Is Your Soulmate

Positivity
If you’ve found someone really special recently, or are on the cusp of taking things to a more serious level with someone you’ve been with for a while, you might be a bit hesitant to go all in.We often pick a partner using a mostly unconscious thought process without ever really asking why we like them so much and whether we believe they’re truly that one special person who is perfect for us.But if you’re thinking of getting more serious with someone, you can’t just keep winging it, you need to be clear and honest with yourself and know (or at least feel) that they’re right for you so you don’t waste your time.How do you know if someone is your soulmate? There are surface-level signs, like the exact same taste in music, movies, or that you’re both artists, but those are too common and unreliable to go off of....
DailyHum News
400400
How Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Prove Soulmates Can Float in and out of Your Life Until the Right Moment

Positivity
Welcome to #RelationshipGoals, where we’re giving the stage to the power couples we admire. From admirable long-term relationships to inspirational newlyweds, these are the couples we love and hope to take cues from in our own relationships.In 2008, Miley Cyrus, then Disney star of Hannah Montana fame, and an unknown Australian actor were cast alongside one another in the film The Last Song, a cinematic adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.And while the film didn’t exactly get hot reviews with critics or audiences, the heat was picking up between Cyrus and her Australian costar Liam Hemsworth, who started dating while shooting the film.Little could anyone know at the time just how much media attention Cyrus’s and Hemsworth’s relationship would get over the next several years and even less just how long the two would last....
DailyHum News
400400
20 Goodnight Texts to Send to the One You Love

Positivity
At the end of a long day, it’s often the memory of the one we love which comforts us and gives us strength, particularly when they’re not near.But how often do you express this gratitude, this appreciation for the love of someone so incredible that they fill your entire life with warmth?You could do something big and impressive like make a nice dinner or send a surprise gift to them at the office, but what we really want is just to know that our special someone is thinking of us. And a simple text is all you need to do exactly that.Here are 20 goodnight texts to send to the one that keeps the lights on in your life.20 Goodnight Texts to Send to the One You Love...
DailyHum News
400400
Bright young things: 5 inventions fresh off the drawing board

Positivity
All projects were shortlisted in the 2018 James Dyson Award, which was open to university-level students and recent graduates studying product design, industrial design and engineering. It rewards imaginative design solutions to global problems, with the environment in mind. O-Wind Turbine was the overall winner.Images: James Dyson Award...
DailyHum News
400400
Period emoji gets go-ahead to be added to smartphone keyboards

Positivity
After getting the green light from the California-based organisation that manages emojis, a period emoji will appear on smartphone keyboards soon in 2019. Unicode has confirmed that the blood droplet shape emoticon will be rolled out on smartphone keyboards worldwide as early as this spring.It comes after more than 55,000 people called for a period emoji to be added to the global emoji keyboard last year, in a campaign led by global girl’s rights charity Plan International. They say it will help break down the silence, stigma and taboos surrounding periods and give women and girls “a much-needed new way to talk about their periods”.The charity says its research reveals a clear need for more accessible ways of talking about menstruation. A survey of women aged 18-34 found almost half (47 per cent) believed a period emoji would make it easier for them to talk about their periods with female friends and partners....
DailyHum News
400400
A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash Manoj

Positivity
You probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there's another kind that's just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms are silent. In this quick talk, 17-year-old inventor Akash Manoj shares the device he's developed to stop this silent killer: a noninvasive, inexpensive, wearable patch that alerts patients during a critical moment that could mean the difference between life and death.
DailyHum News
400400
5 Reasons to Prioritize Physical Fitness In the Mornings

Positivity
You’ve got a lot on your mind in the morning: brewing that first cup of coffee, taking a quick shower, maybe trying to squeeze in half a breakfast — but odds are, “working out”  isn’t on your list.RELATED: 20 Important Things You Need to Know to Lose Body FatEven on the rare occasion when you have the time, who feels motivated to do something like that? Some days, you’re lucky you managed to crawl out of bed at all.Truth is, if something is hard, that usually means it’s worth it. Turns out getting up early and getting your heart pumping can make a big difference in your life, because it…Increases Your MetabolismNo matter when you get around to working out, you’re giving your metabolism a good solid boost for several hours. Naturally, the best time to enjoy that boost is right before you cook breakfast and launch into those crucial first few hours of the day. An early morning workout, therefore, results in more productivity, a better diet, and a better day....
DailyHum News
400400
5 Celebrity Meditation Techniques That Can Help You Reshape Your Life

Positivity
A lot of people never try meditation because they’re worried they’ll do it wrong. But like making a cup of coffee or cooking a steak, there are actually a lot of different ways to successfully achieve the mindful, spiritual centeredness that meditation can bring.That’s why the best meditation apps, like Welzen, work around your schedule with simple, subject-specific meditations that you can practice anywhere at any time until you figure out which ones fit you best.And if you feel like you need some inspiration, why not check out the way some of your favorite celebrities meditate?Arianna HuffingtonThe online journalism mogul uses meditation as a part of her daily routine, putting in “20 to 30 minutes of meditation” every day right before she hops on her stationary bike. When it comes to advice, she recommends starting small and building up from there: “I wish I’d appreciated just how powerful it can be to introduce just five minutes of meditation to your day. Eventually, you can build up to fifteen or twenty… but even just a few minutes will open the door.”...
DailyHum News
400400
Reading Before Bed Will Give You a Better Night’s Sleep

Positivity
In the information age, the classic ritual of reading a book or newspaper before bed is dying off. Since TV fits in your pocket and streaming services allow you to watch literally anything you want while you fall asleep, why bother with reading? You’re no Luddite.Except, it turns out that there are more reasons to read before going to bed than just being traditional. There are three very good scientific reasons to crack open a hardcover for a spell before falling asleep.Getting a More Restful Night’s SleepIf you spend just six minutes of reading before falling asleep, you will sleep better, according to cognitive neuropsychologist and “sleep scientist” Dr. David Lewis. The ritual reduces stress by as much as 68%, a number far higher than anything associated with other rituals like sipping tea or listening to music. This relaxation leads to a deeper, more restful sleep, which makes mornings easier and days more productive....
DailyHum News
400400
5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Trying To Change People Who Don’t Want To Change

Positivity
Its human nature to want to help others, especially loved ones. When we see them struggling or making bad decisions one naturally feels the need to help Although, sometimes they are not ready or willing to be helped.Not everyone wants to change or is ready to change, some people have to go through their issues/ problems in their own time and when they are ready, they will make the necessary change. Constantly feeling the need to fix or change someone can end up draining you to a point of exhaustion.Sometimes its hard because we are friends with or love the person who we think needs to change due to the fact that we only want the best for them.However, sometimes our advice isn’t the best thing for them. It becomes even harder when we think that their problems are affecting us and this is why we feel the need to help them solve it. The thing is, their problems are out of our control and wanting to, or feeling the need to change them is linked to the need to control, which only leads you down a futile path. It’s best to just be there for them and kindly guide them towards change instead of forcing them to swim against the current....
DailyHum News
400400
How the Incredible Story of One Ex-Gang Member Has Inspired Thousands

Positivity
As the founder of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle has helped thousands of ex-gang members and those formerly incarcerated turn their lives around by offering training, support, and hope.But, as Boyle puts it, he’s learned as much from them as they have from him.“It’s been the privilege of my life for 30 years to have been taught everything of value by gang members,” says Boyle.Having served ex-gang members for more than three decades, Boyle has some remarkable stories of hope, transformation, and compassion. However, few are as touching as the story of Mario.The homie with a heart of gold“Gonzaga University called me and said they were gonna have a big talk on a Tuesday night with a thousand people,” said Boyle on receiving a call from his alma mater. “I said sure and they said, “Can you bring two homies with you?’”...
DailyHum News
400400
Feeling Tired? Here are 5 Simple Habits to Help You Supercharge Your Energy

Positivity
Sometimes, our body can be frustrating.So much of life is visible, tangible, quantitative. You can see it, know where you’re at, and what you need to do to make it better (whether you do it or not is another story).Physical energy can be this way. Overtime, family health issues, or a deadline can all drain us of our reserves. These are all obvious and it doesn’t take much effort to see that they’re the reason for our drop in energy in these scenarios.But certain fluctuations in the body are harder to notice. Slighter changes in mood, attention, energy and the ability to focus can all be difficult to spot. And drawing a connection to what caused the change? Forget about it.Fortunately, whether what’s making you more tired lately is obvious or not, there’s a lot you can do about it to make the situation better....
DailyHum News
400400
Jada Pinkett Smith Shares How Friendship Is Key to a Marriage’s Survival

Positivity
Jada Pinkett Smith is very honest and open about her private life, whether it’s on social media or her Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk. She sometimes touches on topics a lot of celebrities are uncomfortable opening up about, such as recent video she posted about why it was wrong of her to prioritizing romantic love in her marriage to Will Smith.“I had an epiphany the other day,” Jada said in the post. “I had to call Will and say, ‘You know what? I have to thank you for enduring my rage.’ It made me realize how durable love must be because we don’t have all the answers at the beginning. We go through life and we get the answers as we go, and we can break things as we’re finding the answer.”...
DailyHum News
400400
Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris

Positivity
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of "pushout" and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.
DailyHum News
400400
Edinburgh plastic-free grocery shop join’s the UK’s zero-waste ‘revolution’

Positivity
The Refillery, one of Scotland’s first dedicated plastic-free grocery shops, has opened its doors.Witnessing the plastic problem first-hand, and spurred on by the slow pace of change from UK retailers, founder Kelly Wright has left behind a career in the food industry to launch the new business single-handedly.Customers at The Refillery, based in Newington Road, Edinburgh, can bring their own tubs or containers, fill them up and pay by weight. The shop describes itself as a ‘new concept grocery store’. It sells unpackaged goods, in gravity-fed dispensers, jars or metal drums. It also sells everyday staples such as pasta and rice, as well as carefully sourced seasonal organic fresh produce: farm-fresh eggs, fruit, vegetables and fresh bread and stocks ‘ethical detergents’, beeswax wraps, cruelty-free shampoos and even toothpaste in a jar....
DailyHum News
400400
Denmark: ‘food labels should include climate impact’

Positivity
The Danish government is considering forcing food manufactures and supermarkets to label their products according to the impact they have on the environment and on climate.Officials have begun discussing proposals to introduce such a labelling system, and say they have been working with the European Union to develop a climate label for 10 years.“It may be necessary to compare the climate effect of a product with how nutritious it is. A soda might only have a small impact on the climate, but it will not sustain you,” Morten Høyer from the Danish Agriculture and Food Council told CNN.“Our goal is to develop an accurate label. We must include every piece of information so products like plant-based substitutes for ground meat has information on the climate impact of the soy in the product which is produced in South America,” Høyer explained....
DailyHum News
400400
5 Daily Habits to Steal from Bill Gates, Including a Surprisingly Humble Way of Measuring Success

Positivity
As a digital nomad and journalist, I travel the world while logging around 70 articles a month. To effectively manage a country-hopping lifestyle while also building my bylines and clients, I turn to the advice of seasoned movers-and-shakers who have developed habits and strategies for success. Each week, I’ll highlight the daily routine of influential professionals, making for the right kind of fodder while you down your coffee.To say you fundamentally shifted how the work digests online content is a major statement. And one that powerhouse and legend Bill Gates can say proudly.He founded the Microsoft Corporation, which ultimately became the world’s largest PC software company. Over the decades, he served as chairman, CEO and chief software architect until the summer of 2006, when he transitioned to a part-time work at Microsoft and a full-time role at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation....
DailyHum News
400400
Why Rejection Hurts So Much (and What Science Says You Should Do About It)

Positivity
Why does rejection hurt so much? This was the question posed by scientists, recalls psychologist and “emotional first-aid” advocate Guy Winch.There are many ways we can feel rejected:But one thing remains in common no matter the type of rejection: it really hurts.The problem for scientists is that rejection must be studied in action to get an accurate idea of what really happens in the body and mind when we experience the rejection.This means, “You can’t just take your research assistant to your local singles bar and go, ‘Oh, look, that dude just got shut down. Quick, give him the questionnaire,’” says Winch.There’s where the waiting room rejection experiment came in.The rejection experiment...
DailyHum News
400400
Mentally And Emotionally Tough People Posses 6 Extraordinary Qualities Each Cultivated Through Personal Choice And Self-Discipline

Positivity
Being mentally and emotionally tough is a skill which can be cultivated through personal choice and self-discipline, it requires a lot of work, patience and perseverance.Life will test you, it will throw tough situations at you and your reaction to those situations will determine how mentally tough you are. It’s important to note your feelings and thoughts in the tough times, as well as how you deal with them. Another important point to remember is that whatever the case may be, you need to stay strong and control your emotions and thoughts, this way you can remain sane. Taking action is best done when you’re not an emotional state as you can clearly see what needs to be done.If you want to cultivate a strong mind, you have to rise after every knock and stand taller than the thing that knocked you down. Mental toughness is about rooting yourself and knowing that you are strong enough to get back up if and when life knocks you down....
DailyHum News
400400
5 Reasons As To Why It’s Okay To Cut Toxic Family Members Out Of Your Life.

Positivity
It doesn’t matter whether it’s your friend or family member, if they are toxic, they are toxic.There is not one good enough reason as to why you should keep a toxic family member in your life, your mental and physical well being should be more important than the toxic relationship you have with them.I know it seems wrong because they’re family and ‘blood is thicker than water’ but lets set the record straight here, it doesn’t matter who it is or what relation you have to someone, if they don’t provide a positive presence in your life, cut them out! It’s that simple. Life is too short to take bullshit from anyone.However, it’s important to ask yourself if they really are toxic. ...
DailyHum News
400400
7 Reasons Why Grandmothers Are So Special For All Of Us

Positivity
Yesterday I watched a film about a girl who was brought up by her grandmother after losing her parents and it jogged my memory. I remembered those days in my childhood that I used to spend with my precious granny in her countryside house. All of a sudden it all came back to me. The smell of freshly baked cookies, her silhouette standing at the stove in the kitchen cooking. Her long grey hair she would wear in a bun during the day. Her rough dry hands and soft voice that tickled my ears while she was reading a bedtime story. Something I don’t remember my parents ever did. I also remember her sitting in a rocking chair in her room solving a crossword and listening to an LP record. She had a whole pile of them just next to her bed. She never got used to the tape recorder. She said she preferred those old fashion records. They reminded her of the time when she was young and pretty. And of the dances in the local dance halls she would often attend…...
DailyHum News
400400
Tom Brady’s Quirky Habit to Stay Mentally Sharp Is Surprisingly Fun – and Endearing

Positivity
On Super Bowl Sunday, Tom Brady marched the New England Patriots to victory for the team’s sixth championship in 18 years (did you really expect anything different?). At 41-years-old, Brady is no spring chicken, yet year after the year, the quarterback manages to win under immense pressure, including this year’s 69-yard fourth quarter drive that led to with the game’s only touchdown. So, how does arguably the greatest NFL player of all time manage to do it? Sure, he has a healthy diet, exercises a ton, and gets proper sleep (he reportedly goes to bed at 9 p.m. and wakes up without an alarm). But he also has a daily regimen of brain exercises to thank. Brady told Sports Illustrated in 2017 he plays a total of 29 brain games every day on his laptop or iPad that train his “attention, memory, brain speed, navigation, people skills, and intelligence.” ...
DailyHum News
400400
A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani

Positivity
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.
DailyHum News
400400
The 3 Most Overrated Personal Development Habits

Positivity
“How to Do Everything You’ve Ever Wanted in Half the Time and with Less Effort”The personal development sphere is known for its rather sensational claims, even if a lot of it really does work.However, there are some personal development habits that are pretty overrated, be it something that’s preached to be the perfect productivity vehicle for all or an exercise that isn’t quite as straightforward as it seems.It’s important to work on yourself but it’s also important to know what the truth is. And, with the advent of digital media, it’s become harder to tell between what’s real and what’s marketing.Here are the most overrated development habits:1. Meditation isn’t a panacea...
DailyHum News
400400
10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Don’t Cost Anything

Positivity
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and with it, the chance for you to finally surprise your muse with that amazing date you’ve had planned.Right?…No?You haven’t even thought about it, you say?Well, lucky for you we’ve got you covered anyway. Plus, we’ve put together a whole array of romantic V-Day date ideas that aren’t just awesome — they’re free.Do the both of you enjoy more physically-oriented activities such as going out in nature or do you prefer to work your brain? It all comes down to what you and your special someone like to do. That’s why the list below has got something for everyone.Here are ten Valentine’s Day date ideas that won’t cost you anything....
DailyHum News
400400
The man helping children in care to ‘carry their lives with dignity’

Positivity
Madlug was founded in 2015 by Dave Linton: a man who quips that his only experience in the luggage industry was “bags of enthusiasm”.The youth worker was heartbroken to learn that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag. In that moment, he set out to do something about it. With just £480, Linton started Madlug – a community interest company.It operates on a ‘buy one give one’ approach: with every bag purchased, one is given to a child in care.“It enables our customers to make a difference to the lives of children in care,” said Linton. “Simply by purchasing a bag, it means that a child can carry their life with dignity.”Linton and the team have just celebrated Madlug’s third birthday and have so far donated more than 9,000 new bags to children in care. But their targets remain ambitious: to give 25,000 bags by June 2019. There are more than 90,000 children in care in the UK and Ireland: children enter the UK care system at a rate of one every 15 minutes....
DailyHum News
400400
3D printing could give you a better pill to swallow

Positivity
In March 2017, 13-year-old Joseph was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. He has been undergoing treatment at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool ever since.“He was really, really poorly,” Joseph’s mother, Helen, tells me. “He needed the steroids – there was no getting around that – but one of the side-effects of long-term steroid use is that your body can stop producing its own cortisol.” In effect, his adrenal glands went to sleep.To replace the lost cortisol, a hormone involved in metabolism and the immune system, Joseph also started taking hydrocortisone tablets in January 2018, and he’ll keep taking them until his adrenal glands start producing cortisol again.Hydrocortisone, however, is one of many medicines that cause problems for children. In the UK, it is available as 10 mg or 20 mg tablets, and adults generally take two or three whole 10 mg tablets a day. Guidance in the patient information leaflet states that children should take “0.4 to 0.8 mg a day, for every kilogram of your child’s weight in two or three separate doses”....
DailyHum News
400400
3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West

Positivity
Choosing to marry and share your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. But with divorce rates approaching fifty percent in some parts of the world, it's clear we could use some help picking a partner. In an actionable, eye-opening talk, psychiatrist George Blair-West shares three keys to preventing divorce -- and spotting potential problems while you're still dating.
DailyHum News
400400
Determined 86-Year-Old Woman Loses 120 Pounds By Simply Walking Around Her Apartment

Positivity
At 86-years-old, Jessica Slaughter is feeling better than ever. After struggling with her weight for most of her life, Slaughter was in her 70s when she started taking daily walks around her one-bedroom apartment, in an effort to lose the weight she carried around since childhood. “Even as a kid in Mississippi, I was always the fattest kid in the class. I got teased a lot,” Slaughter told KSDK. “I didn’t know how to stop eating. Fried chicken. Bacon and eggs. Desserts, like cakes and pies.” Motivation in a medical diagnosesWhen her doctor told her she was pre-diabetic, she found the motivation she needed to take action. Following a friend’s recommendation, she adopted a vegan diet, but the secret to her weight loss success was her new exercise routine, which she still practices every day. ...
DailyHum News
400400
Matt Damon Says Seeing Profound Poverty as a Child Impacted His Outlook to This Day

Positivity
Matt Damon does a lot of work behind and in front of the camera, but that doesn’t stop him from taking the time to help those less fortunate.In 2009, Matt Damon teamed up with Gary White to launch Water.org, a charity that delivers safe water and sanitation to everyone. That group has been tremendously successful but there’s still so much work to do. As of now, the group has provided clean water and hygiene to over 16 million people.  And, according to a recent interview with CNBC, the idea for this came from how he grew up.“I think a lot of it came from my parents. My mother did take me to Mexico and to Guatemala and I did get to see extreme poverty up close as a teenager and that had a profound effect on me,” the award-winning actor told CNBC’s Tania Bryer at the World Economic Forum last week in Davos, Switzerland....
DailyHum News
400400
Quantum computing explained in 10 minutes | Shohini Ghose

Positivity
A quantum computer isn't just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it's something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding -- and more than a bit of uncertainty. Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption and even teleport information.
DailyHum News
400400
Put your money where your values are: one woman’s mission to get us buying consciously

Positivity
Can where we choose to spend our money help tackle complex challenges like food waste or social isolation? Louisa Minter-Kemp thinks so. Just before Christmas, the Londoner launched a website called Concept to Creation, which she hopes will encourage people to buy from London-based social enterprises and businesses.Minter-Kemp, who works day-to-day in corporate responsibility and also volunteers for the likes of the London National Park City initiative, became inspired as she discovered more about the world of social enterprise. “I learned that there was more to a business than just face value. I wondered: how far could social enterprises help people, and could they be found in every industry?”...
DailyHum News
400400
The Game-Changers, Innovators and Trailblazers to Watch Out for in 2019

Positivity
What are your dreams? A yacht in the Mediterranean, or meeting the love of your life, or curing a life-threatening disease? Changing the world? It costs nothing to dream; all you have to do is just close your eyes and picture yourself doing that thing, however wild and outlandish it is; everyone has thousands of dreams, big and small, they are dying to realize.   Thing is, there’s actually nothing that special about dreams. Anyone can do it, you just close your eyes. Also, everybody does it, all the time; there is a high likelihood that at least a million other people have the exact same dream as you. Now going out there and actually doing it? Well, that’s what separates the glassy-eyed dreamers from the real innovators, the trailblazers, the groundbreakers; the people woke to what needs to get done, willing to wake up before the sun and face the hard work, willing to dig deep and get their hands dirty, willing to sweat and hustle and struggle day in and day out, willing to fail a thousand times before they succeed, all in the humble service of making their dreams a reality and empowering others to do the same. ...
DailyHum News
400400
5 Surprising Benefits of Learning to Draw

Positivity
You might think of drawing as an artistic endeavor pursued by a select few who chase dreams of artistic greatness, but it’s actually much more than that. Anyone can draw, especially if they start with a simple training program like this Fundamentals of Drawing Bundle — available in our store for $39, which is 94% off the cover price.And once you get started, you’ll reap all kinds of amazing personal benefits from this hobby. Benefits like…Improved MemoryAccording to several pretty comprehensive studies, drawing has a large impact on your short and long term memory capacity. In fact, it’s even better than writing, because it requires “seamless integration of semantic, visual, and motor aspects of a memory trace.” So if you struggle to remember the location of your keys or who the actor from that thing is, drawing might be a good way to get in better mental shape....
DailyHum News
400400
After Battling Anxiety All Her Life, Emma Stone Has Made It Her Mission to Shatter the Stigma

Positivity
Emma Stone is a well-respected and incredibly talented actress, but that doesn’t mean she’s excluded from experiencing stress and, more specifically, anxiety. In fact, she’s suffered from anxiety since she was a young girl.However, Stone has taken her struggle and let something good come out of it. She’s using her experience and understanding of anxiety to help kids struggling with mental health and learning disorders. She has joined the Board of Directors at the Child Mind Institute — a nonprofit organization dedicated to exactly that cause.“I’m honored to join the board of the Child Mind Institute,” Stone said in a statement to PEOPLE.  “This is a stigma-shattering organization I am deeply passionate about, and I’m looking forward to helping the Child Mind Institute continue to advance its critically important work.”...
DailyHum News
400400
How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers | Chiki Sarkar

Positivity
India has the second largest population of any country in the world -- yet it has only 50 decent bookstores, says publisher Chiki Sarkar. So she asked herself: How do we get more people reading books? Find out how Sarkar is tapping into India's smartphone revolution to create a new generation of readers and writers in this fun talk about a fresh kind of storytelling.
DailyHum News
400400
7 Subtle Signs You May Actually Be Addicted to Stress

Positivity
Feeling like you never have enough time for fun or chores, but still willingly take on extra errands? Is your work checklist seemingly never-ending, yet you still volunteer to take on extra tasks? Are you constantly pushing social occasions for longer office hours without management asking for overtime? Do you often find yourself sitting at your desk well after all your coworkers have gone home? I’m sorry to break it to you, but there’s a chance you may be addicted to stress — a dangerous and slippery slope towards burnout and deteriorating health.1.”Go home, Karen!”You’re often among the last or even the last to leave work. In fact, you overtime often enough, that it becomes common knowledge among your coworkers. Not only that, but you feel a sense of pride for the long hours you constantly put in. In fact, you might even judge other coworkers who don’t. ...
DailyHum News
400400
A record-breaking 250,000 people tried Veganuary this year

Positivity
Veganuary, the movement that encourages people to embrace plant-based diets, attracted a record-breaking 250,000 sign-ups in January this year. It meant the figure exceeded pledges made in the previous four years in total, said the charity behind the annual campaign.It comes as more people ditch meat and dairy products from their diets for ethical, environmental or health reasons. Rich Hardy, head of campaigns at Veganuary, said: “With a quarter of a million participants this year, Veganuary is finishing on an all-time high. I think Veganuary has reached critical mass now – vegan living is growing, it’s here to stay, it’s part of the national conversation, and it has credibility. That’s great news for people, animals, and the planet.”...
DailyHum News
400400
24 Norman Vincent Peale Quotes on the Power of Positive Thinking

Positivity
Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – Dec. 24, 1993) was an American clergyman and author, best known for his work in popularising the concept of positive thinking.Back in the day, people used to love Peale’s preaching style. With his sermons, broadcasts, books and newspaper columns, he has helped millions of people to develop increased quality of life and happiness.Today, Peale is still one of the mostwidely read inspirational authors and his book, The Power of Positive Thinking, remains one of the highest-sellingspiritual books in history. By tackling the day to day problems thatanyone can relate to and presenting dynamic formulas for dealing with them, thebook inspired so many to believe in themselves and achieve success....
DailyHum News
400400
What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale

Positivity
Electric cars are extremely quiet, offering some welcome silence in our cities. But they also bring new dangers, since they can easily sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians. What kind of sounds should they make to keep people safe? Get a preview of what the future may sound like as acoustic engineer and musician Renzo Vitale shows how he's composing a voice for electric cars.
DailyHum News
400400
25 Inspirational Helen Keller Quotes on Happiness, Vision and Purpose

Positivity
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was an American author, political activist, lecturer and the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Keller was born a healthy child but at the age of 19 months, she became deaf and blind as a result of an unknown illness, perhaps meningitis or scarlet fever. As she grew up into childhood, Helen and her friend, Martha Washington, invented a limited sign language in order to communicate with each other. However, Keller became an uncontrollable child and many family relatives felt she should be institutionalized. Her mother never gave up on her and constantly tried to find solutions that would better her daughter’s condition. Thus, Helen’s life changed when Anne Sullivan came to Tuscumbia to be her teacher. Sullivan’s success with Helen remains an extraordinary and remarkable story and is best known to people because of the movie The Miracle Worker....
DailyHum News
400400
6 Crucial Questions You Should Ask in Any Networking Situation

Positivity
For many, networking is an icky word. Necessary, but icky.First, there’s always that feeling we get in the deep reaches of our gut that what we’re doing is a selfish and greedy effort. We’re not trying to make friends with these people, we just want to build our business, gain clients, expand our professional credits, or gain new contacts, etc.Then there’s the fact that we need to sound interesting. We need to spark a real conversation with someone and do it when we’re feeling anything but real.But authenticity in networking is critical because we want desperately to find real, authentic people we feel we can trust. Without authenticity, you can’t create real connections with people....
DailyHum News
400400
The Life-Changing Breakthrough I Had When I Finally Confronted My Father

Positivity
Harv Eker, the bestselling author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, had become an accomplished coach and teacher to countless entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals.However, each time he traveled to his hometown of Toronto, Canada, to teach a special monthly program, where his father would pick him up from the airport and drop him off, one question always pressed upon him.“I always wanted to ask my father one question and I could never find the courage my whole life to ask him,” says Eker. “My father and I, we had a very strained relationship. He was a very tough guy, a very tough guy. And he took it out on everybody around him and especially his son which was the only and the firstborn male.”...
DailyHum News
400400
Wisdom for the Soul

Positivity
It’s the heart that knows the path. The mind is just there to organize the steps.∼It’s not about someone stealing our heart. It’s about restoring its aliveness. It’s about softening its armor. It’s about filling it up with light. When real love enters, it doesn’t take anything from us. It gifts us with the everything.∼There are two forms of courage in this world. One demands that we jump into action with our armor on. The other demands that we strip ourselves bare-naked and surrender. Bravery is a curious thing.∼So many break down because they cannot carry the weight of falsity any longer. They are breaking through to a more authentic consciousness. Sadly, this is often stigmatized as a ‘breakdown,’ as though they are machines that stopped working. We need to up-frame these experiences and see them for what they are: break-throughs for inner freedom. At some point, we just can’t carry the bullshit anymore and long to be real....
DailyHum News
400400
Jane Goodall Says This Specific Skill Is Key in Inspiring Others

Positivity
Many of us say we want to promote change and influence those in power – but when we are in that effort, how can we be most successful?According to primatologist andconservationist Jane Goodall, it’s about getting into their hearts and mindsthrough the power of storytelling.“So often, I see activists andthey come face-to-face with a CEO or somebody — and they immediately becomevery aggressive (with phrases like): ‘Do you realize what you’re doing to theplanet?’ (or) ‘Do you realize what you’re doing to my future?'”“So, the person that they’re attacking is immediately defensive. They’re immediately thinking ‘How can I respond to this?’ (or) ‘How can I deal with this person?’,” Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, said at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week....
DailyHum News
400400
20 Estée Lauder Quotes on Beauty, Hard Work and Success

Positivity
One of the wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs in America, Estée Lauder is the founder of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc.Estée was the ninth child of a Hungarian Jewish family and she always dreamt of becoming as gorgeous as her mother and as skilled as her father, who used to own a hardware store. By helping her father around the shop, Estée got an understanding of retailing and entrepreneurship at a young age.She became passionate about beauty products after her uncle, John Schotz, came to live with them and set up a laboratory where he manufactured creams, lotions and perfumes using natural ingredients. Estée started by selling her uncle’s products to classmates and beauty salons. ...
DailyHum News
400400
5 Daily Habits to Steal from Selena Gomez, Including Harnessing the Power of Saying No

Positivity
As a digital nomad and journalist, I travel the world while logging around 70 articles a month. To effectively manage a country-hopping lifestyle while also building my bylines and clients, I turn to the advice of seasoned movers-and-shakers who have developed habits and strategies for success. Each week, I’ll highlight the daily routine of influential professionals, making for the right kind of fodder while you down your coffee.A Disney channel star, a mega-successful musician, a producer and often regarded as one of the most influential voices of this generation, 26-year-old Selena Gomez might be young—but she’s just getting started. Vocal about her views, open about her medical issues and standing firm as the number two most followed account on Instagram, there is seemingly nothing Gomez can’t do....
DailyHum News
400400
The font that helps you remember

Positivity
It slants backwards and has gaps in each letter, but this is no half-hearted design job. The Sans Forgetica font, created by a team at the Melbourne-based RMIT University, is said to be capable of aiding recall and memory. And it has now been made free for anybody to use.Most fonts are very familiar, said Dr Janneke Blijlevens of the RMIT Behavioural Business Lab. “Readers often glance over them and no memory trace is created. However, if a font is too different, the brain can’t process it and the information is not retained. Sans Forgetica lies at a sweet spot, where just enough obstruction has been added to create memory retention.”The font was developed using the ‘desirable difficulty’ learning principle. Sans Forgetica has varying degrees of ‘distinctiveness’ built in, causing readers to dwell longer on each word. This gives the brain time to engage in deeper cognitive processing, enhancing information retention. Researchers and academics from different disciplines at RMIT came together to develop, design and test the font, from typographic design specialists to psychologists....
DailyHum News
400400
How I unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity | Eldra Jackson

Positivity
In a powerful talk, educator Eldra Jackson III shares how he unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity through Inside Circle, an organization that leads group therapy for incarcerated men. Now he's helping others heal by creating a new image of what it means to be a whole, healthy man. "The challenge is to eradicate this cycle of emotional illiteracy and groupthink," he says.
DailyHum News
400400
4 Conversation Finishers That Will Help You Leave a Lasting Positive Impression

Positivity
Whether it’s talking to a perfect stranger or someone a few degrees away from us that we’ve been wanting to connect with, it’s important to know not just how to connect effectively but also how to end a conversation in a way that leaves a lasting positive impression of us on their mind.Ending a conversation effectively isn’t rocket science. However, there are some things to keep in mind that will help you navigate what can sometimes be a bit of a sticky situation.You don’t want to end it abruptly and rub them the wrong way. Then again, you don’t want the conversation to drag on forever and leave a bad taste in their mouth, soiling all hope of a future relationship, whether personal or professional....
DailyHum News
400400
What are you willing to give up to change the way we work? | Martin Danoesastro

Positivity
What does it take to build the fast, flexible, creative teams needed to challenge entrenched work culture? For transformation expert Martin Danoesastro, it all starts with one question: "What are you willing to give up?" He shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change.
DailyHum News
400400
Relationship Goals: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Prove the Power of a Well Executed Text

Positivity
Welcome to #RelationshipGoals, where we’re giving the stage to the power couples we admire. From admirable long-term relationships to inspirational newlyweds, these are the couples we love and hope to take cues from in our own relationships.He was one part of the world-famous Jonas Brothers, now defunct and having ventured out on his own as an uber-successful solo act. She a Hollywood icon and one of the first ever Indian stars to cross over the pond and make it in the U.S.But together, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra would become something more: a union full of love and possibility that showed how two very different worlds can come together as one.And, as they tell it, it all started with a text....
DailyHum News
400400
‘Let’s celebrate the magic of UK wildlife’ urges competition

Positivity
Photographers and filmmakers with an eye for nature are being sought to help draw attention to threatened UK wildlife by entering their work into a competition. The Back from the Brink project aims to save 20 species from the brink of extinction, including the Cornish path moss, the shrill carder bee and the narrow-headed ant.With eight film categories on offer, including a Young Person’s Award for 13 to 18-year-olds and four categories for photography, the aim is to encourage a creative approach to conservation.The contest has been created in partnership with the charity Wildscreen, which helps people celebrate the natural world through storytelling. The winning films and photographs will be screened and displayed at the Back from the Brink festival in autumn 2019. The festival’s venue is expected to be announced in March....
DailyHum News
400400
16 Extraordinary Things The Happiest Of People Do Every Day.

Positivity
Happiness cannot be bought, traded or acquired, it’s cultivated within.Here are 15 extraordinary things the happiest of people do every day:1. They wake up knowing that every new day is a chance to start fresh.2. They don’t loo at their phone first thing in the morning, they look outside and greet the world with a smile.3. When they are out in public and make eye contact with someone, they either greet them or compliment them with no motivation other than being nice.4. They don’t allow the little things in life to irritate them. They feel it and then let it go.5. When out sightseeing they make time to absorb the beauty with their eyes because they know there will always be a time for pictures later....
DailyHum News
400400
According to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, Breaking This Bad Habit Is the Key Element of Success

Positivity
We all waste a lot of time. It’s hard not to — we work too hard, we’re tired, and sometimes our minds wander and we get distracted.But, according to powerful figures like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the secret to success is to channel our energy toward the most productive past times and hobbies and stopping activities “with low returns” – the more time we waste, the less time we have for what really matters.As Warren Buffett famously said, “It’s theonly thing you can’t buy. I mean, I can buy anything I want, basically, but Ican’t buy time.”A 2009study from the University of Adelaide’s School of Psychologyfound that people are “far less willing to keep many options open”when some have bigger rewards than others. And that’s an importantmessage.  Look at Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – they have learned to give upsome activities to focus on the ones that are more rewarding. ...
DailyHum News
400400
Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground

Positivity
As it turns out, life actually isn’t a dress rehearsal. It’s an undress rehearsal. We come down here time and time again to practice shedding our ego armor until we can step on the stage of eternity, naked and exposed before God, as God. Exit, cloud left…~ ~ ~I imagine truth as a magnificent white-tipped Mountain. At its peak is a deeper and more inclusive experience of the moment. As we move through our lives, Truth Mountain comes in and out of view, calling out to us and reminding us of what is possible. The more truthful we are about our path, the higher our consciousness climbs. When our view is blocked, we know that we still have work to do in the valleys down below—traversing the foothills of illusion, sidestepping the quicksands of artifice, overcoming our fear of (interior) heights. But we will get to the peak, if we are willing to do the work, if we can be truthful with ourselves about the ways we avoid the truth....
DailyHum News
400400
25 Haruki Murakami Quotes to Help You Deal With Life

Positivity
Considered a significantfigure in postmodern literature, Haruki Murakami is a well-known Japanesenovelist, short-story writer, and translator. His deeply imaginative works characterizedby elements of surrealism and nihilism, have become international best sellers.While most authors dreamof becoming famous writers from a young age, Murakami didn’t even know that hehad the skill. After studyingdrama, he opened a coffeehouse and jazz bar, and writing was the last thing onhis mind.One day, as he waswatching a baseball match, he gotthe sudden inspiration to write a novel – Hear the Wind Sing– a 200-page novel which he sent to a writing contest for new writers and wonthe first prize.Murakami was never a bigfan of Japanese literature, even though both his parents taught it. However, heprobablyinherited the passion for writing from them. The fact that he was rather influencedby Western culture was not well received by the Japanese people, but this didn’tmake him change his writing style....

Page 1 of 9

We use cookies to maintain login sessions, analytics and to improve your experience on our website. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy