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This 19-Year-Old Developer Is So Successful, He Turned Down Apple

Last week, 19-year-old John Meyer dropped out of a prestigious university computer science program to work full-time on his tech startup, Fresco News.

His parents weren’t happy at first. He was attending NYU where his mom is a professor, he told Business Insider.

But they eventually came around to support him, because they had to admit: Meyer is already a successful independent computer programmer. He’s been writing apps since his freshman year in high school, 2008, after teaching himself the programming language Objective C.

And he’s been making money at it since his sophomore year of high school, he says.

“Money-wise, I’ve been pretty fortunate. I’ve been able to support myself since just a year after I got started,” he said.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in education, money, think, trends

 

Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter

The change to the law, announced last week and effective as of yesterday, has been called “anti-Semitism” by Jewish leaders and “a clear interference in religious freedom” by the non-profit group Danish Halal.

European regulations require animals to be stunned before they are slaughtered, but grants exemptions on religious grounds. For meat to be considered kosher under Jewish law or halal under Islamic law, the animal must be conscious when killed.

more details at independent

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in economy, think, tourism, trends

 

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WHATSAPP FOUNDER WAS REJECTED FOR JOB BY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

  • Jan Koum, 37, moved to California from the Ukraine when he was 16
  • Founded mobile chat-app WhatsApp with Brian Acton in 2009
  • Koum has known Mark Zuckerberg ‘for a long time’, Facebook CEO said
  • Acton was rejected by Facebook and Twitter in 2009
  • Koum signed $19bn deal at welfare center where he used to collect handouts

READ THE rest of story at Daily mail

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in technology, think, trends

 

A spoonful of honey before sleep can do wonders …

I started eating honey (1 tablespoon) at bedtime. My sleep  clearly improved, even with 1 teaspoon. I felt more rested when I awoke and more rested throughout the day. The improvement happened night after night.

One evening I didn’t eat the honey on an empty stomach. I told a friend about it. He took 1 tablespoon at bedtime. His sleep immediately improved by a large amount. He stopped waking up in the middle of the night and stopped needing a nap in the afternoon.

Another friend has tried it once (so far). “When I woke up the next morning,” she wrote, “I’d realised I’d slept all the way through the night without waking up in the early morning (a nice change) but had a terrible case of the jitters (a not-so-nice change).”

A third friend tried it twice. She slept better the first night but not the second. Maybe she failed to eat it on an empty stomach or had too many sweets during the day.

Stuart King, an Australian musician in his thirties, recently commented:

 

Most days I wake up feeling more tired than when I went to bed the night before, however I find that if I take up to a tablespoon [15 ml] of raw honey immediately before bed I almost always wake up feeling totally refreshed. I’ve suffered from low energy, brain fog, fatigue and sore muscles for years. I tried eliminating food groups (dairy, grains, nightshades, etc) but that didn’t fix the problems (although wheat has been problematic) but taking the honey did. I usually sleep without any problems that I’m aware of — even if I awaken feeling unrefreshed I will still sleep through the night and won’t awaken early or whatever, but the crucial thing is I feel rested when I wake up, if I get that right I can even eat bad food and feel good all day. I tried coconut oil and coconut oil combined with honey but they didn’t work.

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“follow your passion” can be bad advice!!!

Are people who do physically demanding, not-afraid-to-get-dirty jobs like farming, mining and sheep castration (yes, you read that right) the happiest people on earth? So says Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs.” See if he changes your mind about what it means to be happy at work.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tedtalks/mike-rowe-tedtalk_b_4351409.html

 

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2013 in think, trends

 

earth is a pale blue dot…

The great Carl Sagan puts things in perspective …

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Slow Down and Smell the Roses, think

 

Breaking BAD

Some call it the greatest TV show ever.

But by any standards, this is one of the top 5 tv shows of all times around the globe,

here is the wiki for this show

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad

here is an imdb link..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The great academy award winner actor Anthony Hopkins was so impressed by the show that he wrote a wonderful fan letter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/anthony-hopkins-breaking-bad-letter_n_4098441.html

 

 

 
 
 
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