I hate watching/reading the news because there is so much focus on the negative, on the terrible things that happen in this world. Positive psychology says that for every negative emotion you feel, 3 positive emotions is a healthy balance. So, my suggestion is this: for every hour you watch/read the "other" news, spend 3 hours here, reading/watching the positive news stories I've collected. Good luck!
“Start on January 1st with an empty jar. Throughout the year write the good things that happened to you on little pieces of paper. On December 31st, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you that year.”
I’m reblogging this again, to remind people that reblogged this earlier in the year with the “I’M GOING TO DO THIS” comments. Now, here it is. I’m reminding you. You said you would do this. Now join me and start this Tuesday.
I genuinely love this idea. I am going to do this. I will post pictures of my jar and everything.
oh wow this is a beautiful idea
I actually did this this year, it’s almost time to open it
Geminid Meteor Shower
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks next week. Sadly, the Moon will be near-full brightening the sky for most of the night causing rates to be lower. However, the Geminids will still put on a good show pretty much anywhere that isn’t overcast, so don’t worry. Southern Hemisphere viewers will see lower rates, with the peak being ~40-60 meteors/hour in some locations, so you won’t be missing out as was the case for the Persieds earlier this year. Use the Fluxtimator to estimate the rate in your location.
Meteors will be visible when the radiant point is above the horizon from your location. The radiant point is in the constellation Gemini (Jupiter will be too, so get your binocs/telescopes), right next to the Orion constellation. You can spot meteors anywhere in the sky and it is not necessary to look towards the radiant point as some may believe. So go out, find somewhere dark, look up and enjoy the show.
NEW post on the blog about Google Glass and opportunities for disabled people.
Please share any experiences or ideas you have where it could help.