Summary of “10 Regrets Too Many People Will Have in 10 Years”

Without question, you’re going to lose people in your life.
We tend to forget that most people judge us based on experiences from their own life that have absolutely nothing to do with us.
It’s better to have a life full of small wounds and failures that you learned from, rather than a lifetime filled with the regrets of never trying.
When certain people walk away from you, and certain opportunities close their doors on you, there is no need to hold on to them or pray to keep them present in your life.
If they close you out, take it as a direct indication that these people, circumstances and opportunities are not part of the next chapter in your life.
Too often we waste our time waiting for the ideal path to appear, but it never does, because we forget that paths are made by walking, not waiting.
Take action, work hard, but don’t forget to pause and pay attention to life’s little moments too.
Truth be told, you will inevitably, whether tomorrow or on your deathbed, come to wish that you had spent less time worrying and rushing through your life, and more time actually being mindful and appreciative of each day.

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Summary of “How to Work from Home When You Have Kids”

For many working parents and for the organizations that employ them, remote work is a go-to move for increasing work/life balance, productivity, and retention.
It’s become part of the fabric of modern professional life – and for good reason: the benefits remote work creates at both a company and personal level are many and clear.
How do you stay on the senior leader radar screen when not physically in the office? In a 24-7, always-on work culture, how do you avoid the perception – particularly amongst more senior or traditionally-minded colleagues – that you’re taking the easy path or have chosen the “Parent track”? How do you establish constructive workplace relationships with people you see infrequently? How do avoid the distractions and interruptions that can compromise your performance?
Savvy working parents know that it takes more than a home office to make remote work work for their organizations, careers, and families: It takes conscious effort and some specific, effective tactics – which you can start using today.
In most organizations, remote work is seen as an employee benefit – and it’s always a good idea to share what benefits it’s bringing to your boss and the organization in return.
“Working from home has let me spend more time on client work, my sell-through rate is up 10% this year – and the fact that the company is providing this flexibility makes me want to be on this team for the long term.”
Even very small children can hear that “Mommy works hard all week at the office because I like it, and because it lets me earn money to take care of our family. On Fridays, I still work, but from home so that I can take you to school and we can do fun things together.” In doing so, you transmit the values of hard work and responsibility – while showing your commitment and love.
As with any other professional skill – like public speaking, or negotiations, or financial analysis – it’s built over time, and through experience, personal reflection, desire for continual improvement, and a lot of hard work.

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Summary of “The best scenic train rides around the world”

Whether you’re writing the great American novel or taking a romantic getaway, a scenic train ride is one of the best ways to get around.
The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider.
Royal Rajasthan on Wheels is a luxury resort aboard a train – complete with a spa – that takes riders past India’s temples, forts, and Taj Mahal on a seven-night passage.
The Glacier Express connects two major mountain resorts in the Swiss Alps, giving riders a whirlwind tour of Switzerland’s snowy peaks, mountain meadows, and storybook villages.
The Train to the Clouds follows zig-zag tracks across the rugged Andes on its way from Salta, Argentina, to the Chilean border.
It’s one of the highest train rides in the world.
The century-old Orient Express transports riders to the golden age of rail travel, with its four-course dinners and black-tie glamour.
In New Zealand, the TranzAlpine lets riders take in the epic vistas and awe-inspiring plains between Christchurch and Greymouth.

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Summary of “These 31 Questions Will Break the Ice with Absolutely Anyone: a Hollywood Star, a Head of State, the CEO or the Cute Person Sitting Next to You on the Train”

Or, you board the commuter train or go to a noisy cocktail party or take a spin class and suddenly you realize that the person next to you, the extremely attractive guy/gal, is smiling at you and offering to give you some kale chips/buy you a drink/take you out for green smoothies.
The Greek philosopher Socrates knew that questions are more engaging than providing information.
Media interviewers use surprising questions to gain fresh insights into a famous person’s psyche.
My firm uses unusual questions to enliven the usually dull Q&A-style executive interview.
So even if you’re not a philosopher or a journalist, you can use questions to break the ice, draw someone out or simply overcome awkward silences.
What’s the best movie you’ve seen this year?
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Got it? Start with one question and you’ll be pleased by where the conversation can lead..

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Summary of “25 Illustrated Ideas That Could Change Your Life”

Spend Time With People You Love That’s your family and best friends.
Don’t Care About What People Think We all die in the end, do you really think it matters what people think of you?
Just don’t insult people, think you’re better than them, or act like an idiot.
Learn from the people around you – be open to what they can teach you.
You don’t know everything about people, so don’t judge them – help them.
Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously Yeah, yeah, you’re an individual, and people have to take you seriously, I get it.
Don’t Blame People What’s the point? Do you want to punish them? You don’t do that to people.
You’ll feel good about yourself, plus you give something back to people to use or enjoy.

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Summary of “Don’t Overthink, Just Do”

As Gregg Krech writes in his book The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, external reality remains exactly the same after your decision to ask someone out, to write a book, or leave your job.
You can never get real progress if you don’t take action.
All of the self-help articles in the world can’t save you if you never take action.
Momentum comes through actions, so do something that moves you forwards.
The only thing more daunting than taking action is taking no action.
Actually, holding on to too many things to do without necessarily getting them done or taken action makes you anxious and stressed.
Committing to action doesn’t end once you make ptogress.
Dale Carnegie once said, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

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Summary of “Middle-aged told to walk faster”

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health.
PHE estimates four out of every 10 40- to 60-year-olds do not even manage a brisk 10-minute walk each month.
To help, the government agency is promoting a free app – Active 10 – which can monitor the amount of brisk walking an individual does and provide tips on how to incorporate more into the daily routine.
“But walking to the shops instead of driving, or going for a brisk 10-minute walk on your lunch break each day, can add many healthy years to your life.”
She joined a local organised walking group in Kent and loved it so much she ended up becoming a walk leader in charge of taking groups of people out at the weekend.
GPs are also being encouraged to get their patients walking faster – defined as a walk of at least 3mph that leaves you breathing faster and increases your heart rate.
Dr Zoe Williams, of the Royal College of GPs, said: “Every GP should talk to their patients about the benefits of brisk walking and recommend the Active 10 app.”
While a daily 10-minute brisk walk will not get them to the recommended level, it will be enough to start making a difference to high blood pressure, diabetes, weight issues, depression and anxiety and musculoskeletal problems such as lower back pain.

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Summary of “People Start Hating Their Jobs at Age 35”

Older workers tend to be more unhappy in their jobs than their younger colleagues, according to a survey of more than 2,000 U.K. employees by human resource firm Robert Half U.K. One in six British workers over age 35 said they were unhappy-more than double the number for those under 35.
Nearly a third of people over 55 said they didn’t feel appreciated, while 16 percent said they didn’t have friends at work.
“There comes a time when either you haven’t achieved success, work has burned you out, or lived experience tells you family is more important,” said Cary Cooper, a workplace researcher at Manchester Business School.
Johanna Bodnyk worked as a culture and communications coordinator at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University for six years.
A fifth of older British workers believe their employers don’t value staff of all ages equally, according to a poll by the City & Guilds Group, a skill development organization.
A third of workers over 55 feel sidelined for younger staff, according to Capita Resourcing.
Making work buddies can improve the situation, even if it can be hard to find time for happy-hour drinks.
Refocus on a personal project at work and make that your passion, he said.

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Summary of “12 Lessons You Learn or Regret Forever”

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter.
Whether that’s switching careers, going back to school or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.
I’m going to assume you’re like me and don’t have a brilliant mentor, a rich uncle or some other person who is going to show you the ropes and explain each step you need to take to take charge of your career.
I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned with you so that they can help you as you take charge of your career.
Confidence is a crucial building block in a successful career, and embracing it fully will take you places you never thought possible.
Things can go in a million different directions, and the more time you spend worrying about the possibilities, the less time you’ll spend taking action and staying productive.
Research conducted at the University of California in Berkeley shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout and even depression, all of which make it difficult to take charge of your career.
Most of the time, failure results from taking risks and trying to achieve something that isn’t easy.

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Summary of “How to Reshape Your Brain and Learn Anything, Based on the Most Popular Coursera Class Ever”

What’s the best way to make sure you learn and don’t forget? After all, you can fish all day, but you won’t eat if your fish all jump out and wriggle back out of the boat.
In partnership with the University of California and neuroscientist Terrence Sejnowski, Oakley’s compiled the best of the best scientifically supported learning strategies into “Learning How to Learn,” the most popular class ever on Coursera.
Repeating and practicing what you want to learn essentially builds a stronger bridge, so that it’s easier for the electrical impulses to move from cell to cell.
Spaced repetition is the most efficient way to build the synaptic connections and learn fast.
How far you need to chunk and drill down will depend on what you’re trying to learn and how complex it is, but the general process is always the same.
Most people who want to learn from a text just reread it over and over without taking time to test what they remember.
If you know what kind of learner you are, you can pick learning strategies that feel natural to you and you don’t have to feel embarrassed or incompetent next to anyone else.
How people learn best might be somewhat predictable, but what you learn compared to someone else is not.

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