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Journaling Inspires Altruism Through an Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude does more than help maintain good health. New research at the University of Oregon finds that regularly noting feelings of gratitude in a journal leads to increased altruism.

The research is in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (full open access)

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Reminder: These are the members of Congress that sold you out to ISPs (and how much they made doing it) https://tnw.to/2BquJkq

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Ah, you gotta love +Red Hat — they’re never not busy working on something that might make our lives a little easier.

Latest case in point: Thunderbolt 3.

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Steelers say 'group effort' is needed to contain Rob Gronkowski: Safety Mike Mitchell said it will take a huge group effort to contain Gronkowski during the Patriots-Steelers matchup. http://dlvr.it/Q5zrPq

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Amazon will begin selling Apple and Google's rivals to its Fire TV devices on its retail site again, after removing them two years ago. #News #Amazon #AppleTV

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What if Star Wars had followed "The Star Wars", George Lucas' earlier (1975) screenplay? And what if it used more of the original concept art...

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Chromecasts will return to Amazon!

It sounds like Amazon has finally gotten their shit together and will once again allow the sale of Chromecasts. I wonder if they'll also allow Google Home devices? Either way, this is good news. Hopefully we also see YouTube return to Amazon devices and we also see Chromecast support pop up in Amazon Prime Video.

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New York Attorney General announces a multi-state lawsuit challenging the net neutrality vote

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You think of Star Wars, you picture lightsabers. George Lucas’ space saga and the legendary weapon are inextricably linked, with the high-energy blade featuring in countless battles and duels between Jedi knights and the Sith, between the forces of good and evil. Pure science fiction, right? Pretty much. But what if... Let’s say we wanted to make one of these lightsabers. There’d certainly be a fair few challenges to overcome first!


https://www.trumpf.com/en_US/magazine/lightsaber-forget-it/

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In early December, Google and Amazon’s product dispute escalated resulting in the removal of YouTube from the Echo Show, but more importantly Fire TV. Today, the online retailer appears to be acquiescing to Google’s complaints over the lack of Chromecast…

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Does he stay or go? #UFC #UFCFresno #MMA

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Google Flights and Google Trips Gain Price Tracking, Deal Alerts - Just ahead of the holiday season, Google’s rolling out updates to Google Flights and Google Trips that’ll make nabbing last-minute deals on airline tickets, hotel rooms, and local goings-on easier. Starting Thursday, Google Flights, Google’s Search-powered airfare search tool, will start to analyze historical pricing data in order to predict when fares might rise or fall. Using some of the same machine learning techniques em...

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Trump and His Regulation Czar Tout Major Cuts in Rules - President says agencies beat goals in 2-for-1 elimination plan, and next year’s agenda promises more.

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What took NASA so long to find our long lost cousins?
~~ Cousin It has been found. ~~

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Net Neutrality has been repealed.

The repeal removes the Title II designation, preventing the FCC from putting tough net neutrality rules in place even if it wanted to. And, it turns out, the Republicans now in charge of the FCC really don’t want to. The new rules largely don’t prevent internet providers from doing anything. They can block, throttle, and prioritize content if they wish to. The only real rule is that they have to publicly state that they’re going to do it.

I wonder which ISP (probably Comcast) will screw over customers first? It's okay though. As long as they publicly state they're doing it. It's now perfectly fine.

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What Do Google’s New, Longer Snippets Mean for SEO? – Whiteboard Friday

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NASA just Googled a planet. We can use Google to find planets now.

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Images have the power to change perception

The portrait below brought an amazing testimonial, I'm honoured it had such a profound effect...
"Hi Ron,
I decided to use the photo of me in the red jacket on Facebook.
I had originally used the more casual one standing in front of the shed but with the red jacket, I thought it would be festive.

I have had amazing reaction and replies to this photo.
"Looking good, beautiful, etc but there are comments of "twinkle in my eyes"," the real you shines through", "that is the person we remember" from people I haven't seen in a long time, look of confidence, happy, love life...
It appears this is not just a photo of me, you caught the essence of who I am"
Thanks so much Ron.
- Veronica

#PORTRAIT #BRANDING

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leaf on fire

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#btpmacropro +BTP Macro Pro
#leavesonthursday +Leaves On Thursday

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Petty Harbor, Newfoundland

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Fillmore, Main Station, CA

Rocket to the North-Pole.

ENJOY

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A painting
(From an unknown artist)
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
#pakistan #art #painting #portrait

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Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
#TokyoReflection

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Hydrangea in the Shadows

This Hydrangea loves the deep shade of our crabapple tree

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Net neutrality, the set of rules requiring internet service providers to treat all traffic as equal, is dead.

The five members of the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday 3-2 along party lines to scrap Obama-era net neutrality rules, returning to a "light touch" approach and ending what Chairman Ajit Pai has called the federal government's "micromanaging" of the internet.

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition Launched in India for Rs. 38,999 - At an event in Mumbai on Thursday, OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. The company officially revealed the phone in India on December 2, but chose not to release details about its pricing or say whether or not it would be exclusive to the Indian subcontinent. Thankfully, the event filled in the missing details. The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition is a special variant of the OnePlus 5T that comes in a new col...

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Facebook will try running ads in front of Watch videos http://engt.co/2BnIpg5

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Netflix, Google and others voice frustration with net neutrality vote http://engt.co/2BnrXMT

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Very Useful Contents For Every Working Professionals & Students

~~~~ Click Below Image / Link to Download Excellent Materials on HR, Jobs, Accounts & Finance, Tax Saving, Engineering, Marketing etc. ~~~~

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#Amazon is ending its feud with #Apple and #Google, and as a result, the #Chromecast and #AppleTV will be returning to its marketplace.

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Breaking News: Kepler and AI Discover Alien Planet Orbiting A Sun-Like Star

Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

The newly-discovered Kepler-90i – a sizzling hot, rocky planet that orbits its star once every 14.4 days – was found using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence in which computers “learn.” In this case, computers learned to identify planets by finding in Kepler data instances where the telescope recorded signals from planets beyond our solar system, known as exoplanets.

The discovery came about after researchers Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg trained a computer to learn how to identify exoplanets in the light readings recorded by Kepler – the miniscule change in brightness captured when a planet passed in front of, or transited, a star. Inspired by the way neurons connect in the human brain, this artificial “neural network” sifted through Kepler data and found weak transit signals from a previously-missed eighth planet orbiting Kepler-90, in the constellation Draco.

While machine learning has previously been used in searches of the Kepler database, this research demonstrates that neural networks are a promising tool in finding some of the weakest signals of distant worlds.

Other planetary systems probably hold more promise for life than Kepler-90. About 30 percent larger than Earth, Kepler-90i is so close to its star that its average surface temperature is believed to exceed 800 degrees Fahrenheit, on par with Mercury. Its outermost planet, Kepler-90h, orbits at a similar distance to its star as Earth does to the Sun.

Read more here: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/artificial-intelligence-nasa-data-used-to-discover-eighth-planet-circling-distant-star

Research Paper
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~avanderb/kepler90i.pdf

Credit: NASA

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library

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Joel Embiid fires back at Karl-Anthony Towns' Instagram trash talk with brutal response: Sixers star Joel Embiid has trolled them all, and now you can add another victim to the list: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns. http://dlvr.it/Q60HCt
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