Monthly Archives: March 2013

@nycework tweet digest: 03/24-29/2013

Last week’s tweets in a nutshell? Toxins in tap water; dealing with angry customers; the most glorious task; changing undesirable habits; protection against password crackers; DuckDuckGo; printable medicine…

The information-packed tweets reproduced below were posted by @nycework between Mar 24 and March 29, 2013, and include:

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo
(Photo credit: picsishouldshare)

  • A brief quote by Sophocles summing up every person’s purpose in life;
  • an article about a 2011 environmental study that found up to 84 percent of tested major U.S. municipal water systems contain toxins;
  • an article describing how to deal with angry or hard-to-please customers;
  • an article about how to change an undesirable habit using one often-overlooked asset you already have;
  • an article that discusses how to protect yourself against five common tactics used by crackers to gain user passwords;
  • an article about DuckDuckGo, an alternative search engine that neither tracks your Internet activity nor your search terms;
  • and a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a video post where Chemist Lee Cronin talks about a project he’s working on that’ll let you print your own medication….and more.

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Quote of the Week: Mar 31, 2013

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”~Maya Angelou

| Source: quotationspage.com

Friday Sound-Off: Raúl Midón

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raúl Midón performing ‘Everybody’ and ‘Peace on Earth’ at TED2007.

Raúl Midón

@nycework tweet digest: 03/17-22/2013

Here are seven must-share tweets posted by @nycework between March 17 and March 22, 2013, and include:

Government Debt and You [In Plain English]

Government Debt and You [In Plain English]

  • An Arabic proverb admonishing you to do no work until you’ve negotiated fair compensation;
  • a no-frills checklist on how to write a business plan;
  • an infographic showing 10 places to avoid using your mobile phone, and why;
  • a video featuring Chemist Lee Cronin discussing a project he’s working on that will make it possible to print your medication on a 3-D printer;
  • a short, easy-to-understand video that explains what government debt is and how it affects you;
  • an infographic with tips on how to get your first 500 Twitter followers;
  • @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about selling your ideas ‘The Steve Jobs Way’…and more.

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Quote of the Week: Mar 24, 2013

“To exert his power in doing good is man’s most glorious task.” ~Sophocles

| Source: Book of Wise Sayings by W.A. Clouston (gutenberg.org)

Government Debt in Plain English

“Gahlkfuwh sjfalkj fjlajf sgjaljf. Manfkaj halkurfah hfaya fhalyueh…”

If your eyes glaze over every time there’s talk about national debt, deficits, sequesters, budget cuts and government shutdowns, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone.

A five-minute, thirteen-second video, Government Debt and You, translates “gahlkfuwh,” “hfaya” and other unclear national-debt concepts into plain English for your enlightenment. Continue reading

@nycework tweet digest: 03/10-15/2013

Here are seven mind-expanding tweets posted by @nycework between March 10 and March 15, 2013, and include:

Steve Jobs 'Inspiration' poster

Steve Jobs Inspiration poster
(Photo credit: MarkGregory007)

  • A Spanish proverb underscoring why truthfulness is a good habit to cultivate;
  • an article that shares 7 ways to sharpen marketing and presentation skills so you can sell your ideas ‘The Steve Jobs Way’;
  • an article explaining how choosing shoes, eating marshmallows, and interacting with dogs can reveal the state of your mental health;
  • an article revealing how surprisingly simple habits like exercise can improve the health of your brain and memory;
  • an infographic explaining what your product and brand colors communicate about your business;
  • an article showing 5 quick ways to get more traffic to your site with a single post (or article);
  • and a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest with a post about 8 essential life skills they didn’t teach you in school and why it’s important to master these skills…and more.

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Quote of the Week: Mar 17, 2013

“Make your bargain before beginning to plow.”~Arabic Proverb

| Source: quotationspage.com

How Shoes, Marshmallows and Dogs Reveal Your Mental Health

“What do shoes, marshmallows and dogs have to do with basic mental health?” Well, you’ll have to read Shoes, Marshmallows and Dogs: Mental Health 101 to find the answers. The two-part article written by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D., sheds light on how the interplay between thoughts, emotions and behavior determines the saneness of our decisions.

Marshmallows

Marshmallow consumption reveals much about a person’s mental maturity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The article published by Psychology Today is highly recommended for anyone interested in making healthier life choices.

Please share your thoughts after reading the article.

Shoes, Marshmallows and Dogs: Mental Health 101 – Part 1

Shoes, Marshmallows and Dogs: Mental Health 101 – Part 2

@nycework tweet digest: 03/03-08/2013

Here are seven awareness-enhancing tweets posted by @nycework between March 3 and March 8, 2013, and include:

Personal Identification Number (PIN) exposed

Personal Identification Number (PIN) exposed
Photo credit: chrisjohnbeckett

  • A Spanish proverb stressing the importance of being vigilant;
  • an entrepreneur discussing eight life-enhancing skills that schools don’t teach and why it’s important to sharpen these skills;
  • an article providing insight into how, according to the Tax Policy Center, 46.4 percent of Americans paid no federal income tax in 2011;
  • an article revealing one little trick to get you back on track during times when purpose or motivation seem lost;
  • a research study linking lack of sleep to the disruption of hundreds of health-promoting genes, primarily genes that regulate the immune system, metabolism and the body’s stress response;
  • an infographic showing how criminals guess people’s PIN numbers and some tips on how to pick PIN numbers that are harder to guess;
  • and a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest with an infographic post showing eight items that are highly valuable to criminals and why you should consider not carrying them in your wallet…plus more.

Behold, the tweets. Enjoy! Continue reading