POLITICAL: FACEBOOK picture makes me wonder.

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I r an fat old white guy injineer. Did anyone else find the equation “fascinating” and “written wrong”? Subliminal message? Or a statement about “teachers”? P.S. IMHO teachers ARE “underpaid” because they are “on the dole”, currently “wards” of the Gooferment, inextricably tied to it, and are also slaves to their “union” who’s “in bed” with the Democratic Party “machine”. Not that anyone asked.

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INTERESTING: “How to Change Your Life”; always a good topic!


ROI    APRIL 4, 2012, 12:18 A.M. ET
How to Change Your Life
Arends: New research suggests the key to breaking a bad habit lies in identifying both its cue — and its reward.

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The bottom line: We’re running on autopilot most of the time, and we don’t really know it. We are controlled to a remarkable degree by our habits, not just by our conscious choices.

“A habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point, and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day,” he writes.

Even people in crisis can use this knowledge to turn their lives around.

We can’t unlearn bad habits. The way to defeat them is to learn new, better ones.

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1. Find the bad habit.

2. Find the reward.

First, experiment: Try out different alternative habits to see if you feel the same reward.

Second, after each experiment, try isolating by writing down the first three things that come to mind “emotions, random thoughts, reflections on how you’re feeling, or just the first three words that pop into your head.”

Third, after doing that, he waited for fifteen minutes. He set an alarm. When it went off, he asked himself: Do you still feel the urge … ?

3. Find the cue.

Where am I? What time is it? What’s my emotional state? Who else is around? And what action immediately preceded the urge?

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I did some further poking.

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1. The Habit Loop – How Habits Work
2. The Craving Brain – How to Create New Habits
3. The Golden Rule of Habit Change – Why Transformation Occurs
4. Keystone Habits, or The Ballad of Paul O’Neill – Which Habits Matter Most
5. Starbucks and the Habit of Success – When Willpower Becomes Automatic
6. The Power of a Crisis – How Leaders Create Habits Through Accident and Design
7. How Target Knows What You Want Before You Do – When Companies Predict (and manipulate) Habits
8. Saddleback Church and the Montgomery Bus Boycott – How Movements Happen
9. The Neurology of Free Will – Are We Responsible for Our Habits?

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I “amazon wish listed” it.

Noticed that the Kindle version is 12.89$. The exact same price as the hard cover. WTX?

I know from my lame self-publishing that 99% of the ebook price is profit. Why do I feel like I’m being gouged?

Strike One!

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The Pièce De Résistance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pièce_de_résistance) was the following comment fragment:


5.0 out of 5 stars
Curing Your Habits, March 19, 2012
By Ethan Jones
This review is from: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Hardcover)

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My chief complaint is he doesn’t really show you how to break bad habits. For this you should consider Emotional Intelligence 2.0. That book was great for my self-control.

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Strike Two!

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Jury’s still out.

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