Life teaches us so many things, good and bad. Sometimes, children's books and cartoons provide some of the wisest of these life lessons. As a child, I watched Winnie the Pooh Friends, a cartoon from 1924. I marveled at the story and various characters. In those times, it was basically entertaining to a bored little girl. Now, I look at the stories and realize they mirror so many things in life. Take Eeyore, for instance, his sadness is more than just negativity. It’s a testament
Do you feel you’re falling into a routine lately? Do you need a push to escape it? Here is how you can achieve your best life by challenging yourself. They say that we should try one task that scares us every day, but can we really find enough scary things to try? Roller coasters seem like a great idea, but it can’t really be our everyday project. So, here are fourteen small tasks to achieve during two weeks, or more if you wish. Not all of
Since time immemorial, people have perceived religion and spirituality as the path to a meaningful life. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche is a guide to leading an engaging and fulfilling existence. This thought-provoking book will help you see death as a new possibility instead of the end of the road. The lessons that you can draw from this book are endless. This article presents a few of them and offers a few thoughts that may complement them. About the Tibetan
Book readers, sadly are a dying breed. They are slowly being replaced with online tabloid websites. Book readers will usually fall into two categories, the skim reader, and the deep reader. The “deep reader”, is someone who can be described as actually finishing a book, from cover to cover. They absorb the whole story and cherish the time spent with the characters, these people according to Annie Murphy Paul of TIME magazine, are known as deep readers. Apparently, if you are a deep reader, you
Do you want to be smarter? Then begin to adopt these hobbies and habits! Smarts don't grow on trees and to get a bit of extra oomph when it comes to your cognitive abilities, it is important to work on them on an everyday basis. Now, I’m not saying that you can drastically increase your level of intelligence even if you work on it diligently for months, but in my opinion, smartness differs from intelligence. Intelligence is your ability to absorb new skills and knowledge
Aniko Kolesnikova creates incredibly detailed 3D book covers that look like they walked right out of some fantasy land. In the age of mass production, it has become unusual to see a handcrafted item. It is not profitable enough to produce hand-made things, and it is certainly impossible to keep producing them at the same rate as the factory. Aniko Kolesnikova has proved wrong all of the people who think that it isn't possible to be competitive with a handmade item as your main product.
Now that we know the 8th Harry Potter book is to be released on July 31, we can look forward to the magic returning. Every century has certain things that stand out – in politics, in world events, in technology, in cultural changes, in music, art, and in literature. These things become the “legacies” of those centuries. A huge legacy of the 20th century, for example, is the computer and all of the technology that has followed. Other legacies will be two world wars and
Almost everybody who celebrates this holiday has their favorite Christmas books. This could be a book that was read each during Advent as a family tradition. It could be a book that was pure fun to read as a child. It may even be a book that inspired them or strengthened their faith during a difficult time. Whatever the case may be, books clearly have an impact on us. The question is, what makes a great Christmas book? Considering the fact that Christmas is about