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New Restaurant Teaches Customers Sign Language

New Restaurant Teaches Customers Sign Language

We’ve all heard of restaurants getting great “word of mouth,” but Signs is getting great “word of hand.” All the waiters employed by Signs are deaf and happily teaching enthusiastic customers how to learn their language. The menu is in both english and sign language, with well-designed diagrams that show it’s patrons how to order their food with sign language.

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4 Simple Ways to Manage Your Stress at Work

Posted by on November 9, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Happiness, Thrive with 0 Comments
4 Simple Ways to Manage Your Stress at Work

Workers seem more and more stressed every day.

Technology has created expectation of an immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Short-term thinking and planning based on the focus of quarterly stock reports has increased the sense of importance for every project. We feel everything is an urgent priority needing instant attention.
The “doing more with less” mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.

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10 Morning Habits of Highly Successful People That Make Them Extraordinary

Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
10 Morning Habits of Highly Successful People That Make Them Extraordinary

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. Upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “me” time. After all, these extraordinary people believe that if their priority needs to be done, then it has to be done first. What do highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning? Here are ten of them:

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The Most Important Question of Your Life

Posted by on September 24, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Happiness with 0 Comments
The Most Important Question of Your Life

If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.

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Why Smart People Underperform ~ How to Be More Productive with Marie Forleo

Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Conscious Business, Videos with 0 Comments
Why Smart People Underperform ~ How to Be More Productive with Marie Forleo

In this interview hosted by Marie Forleo, Dr. Ned Hallowell, a leading authority in the field of ADHD, shows you how to focus, prioritize, and maximize your energy to be more productive. Here are five things he recommends…

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‘You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt

Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Human Rights with 1 Comment
‘You Are Not a Loan': Rolling Jubilee Abolishes Millions in Student Debt

An offshoot group of Occupy Wall Street, the Rolling Jubilee, made a historic achievement as the collective bought and abolished nearly $4 million in debt owed by thousands of students.

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Two College Students Turn a Coal-Era Relic Into a Cultural Center

Two College Students Turn a Coal-Era Relic Into a Cultural Center

Longtime best friends will work to transform the abandoned six-story coal-fired Moran power plant on Burlington’s Lake Champlain waterfront from a derelict environmental mess into a landmark of ecological adaptive reuse.

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10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader

10 Things You Need to Know To Become a Great Leader

If all the people around you achieve more than you, then life will be good. It doesn’t matter if they are employees, investors, friends, spouses. If you just focus on this one principle in all of your actions then you are a leader. Today: figure out how the people around you can have a successful day.

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Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive

Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Think, Live, Be Positive Aggressive

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Phil Soran, a serial entrepreneur, shares his secret for going B to B (Basement to Billions) in his TEDxFargo talk. Phil started two successful technology companies in his Minnesota basement and attributes the success to creating a special company culture called Positive Aggressive. Through humor, stories, and concrete examples, Phil challenges the audience live with more intention by creating a Positive Aggressive Lifestyle.

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Lynne McTaggart: Will Tesco Honor Their Holistic-Minded Customers?

Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Business, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Lynne McTaggart: Will Tesco Honor Their Holistic-Minded Customers?

After removing the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You for sale, Tesco is learning about exactly what makes for a good corporate brand. Hundreds and hundreds of subscribers have informed Tesco that they are boycotting the store chain as the story has gone wildly viral on the internet.

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Follow Your Passions: The Catalyst to Career Fulfillment

Follow Your Passions: The Catalyst to Career Fulfillment

Some people just know what they love. For others, it takes a little more work to dig beneath the surface. Maybe that means tuning out the noise of the outside world to zero in on what you love. It might also mean looking through the swirl of activities in which you are involved and having the courage to choose the one you love best. Knowing the things that you love is a start. The next step is to tap into what you love to do.

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Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Steps and Supercharge Your Search For Fulfillment

Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Steps and Supercharge Your Search For Fulfillment

If you are someone who seeks deep fulfillment in life and longs for true success, you may need a Life Purpose Statement. This is one of the keys to success in life since discovering your purpose will give you a sense of clarity around what you want to achieve, a sense of direction in where to start and the motivation to make it happen. Learn the four-step process that will lead you to discover your life purpose and supercharge your search for fulfillment. Your life purpose is a function of knowing what gives you joy, what your gifts are and how you want to impact other people. You can discover your life purpose by following this 4-step process:

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Time Management from the Core: Overcome Your Inner Obstacles to Effortless Use of Your Time

Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Conscious Business, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Time Management from the Core: Overcome Your Inner Obstacles to Effortless Use of Your Time

What comes up to interfere with your effective use of your time? By tackling these three inner blocks, you can achieve a much greater sense of mastery over yourself and your time.

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Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Brilliant: Vending Machine Feeds Stray Dogs in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

Turkish company Pugedon recently introduced a vending machine in Istanbul that releases food and water for the city’s stray dogs in exchange for recycled plastic bottles.

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How to (Ethically) Persuade Anyone of Anything in 10 Seconds

How to (Ethically) Persuade Anyone of Anything in 10 Seconds

This is not a way to convince someone to do something they don’t want to do. Persuasion is about bonding and connecting with another person’s needs instead of just your own wants.

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