personal development and self awareness

The Beginner’s Guide to Deliberate Practice

by koku_jin
Remember the saying that it takes exactly 10,000 hours of practice to be considered an expert at something? While the saying has been used by many people over the years, there’s an underside to that saying. Specifically in what it represents: deliberate practice. While we’d focus on other areas of that quote, deliberate practice is something that isn’t talked much. And it’s actually a pretty crucial aspect of learning. It demands so much from us that no other learning skill would ask of us. It’s also highly effective and in a sense can supercharge your learning. Here is how it’s […]

The 21 Best Live Chat Software Tools of 2020

by koku_jin
The way we interact with people is changing, both in our personal and professional lives. When we send text messages to friends and emails to colleagues, we expect a quick reply. And whether we’re instant messaging a co-worker or chatting with customer support on our favorite website, we often get a response instantly. Wouldn’t it be great if your sales team could connect with prospects in a similar way? No matter which stage of the sales lifecycle they’re in, 82% of consumers rate an “immediate” response as important or very important if they have a sales question. Live chat software […]

Want to Do Business Online? How to Find Ideal Domain Name

by koku_jin
Your domain name at the end of the day, is your web address. It is the site name that your business will be known as, which is the reason it is pivotal that you pick a name – and consequently a personality – that is relatable, striking, and selective for your business. It additionally happens to be the initial step to making your site. Fortunately, purchasing a domain name for your business is a simple procedure today. A domain name, or essentially a ‘domain’, is the web address where guests can get to your site. Individuals can type it into […]

Carly and the Reaperman Review: Two Is Better Than One

by koku_jin
Carly and the Reaperman is at its best when playing with a friend and at its worse when playing alone. Carly and the Reaperman is a unique virtual reality title that blends both the platforming and puzzle genres. Players take on the role of either a young girl named Carly or a giant skeleton head known as the Reaperman. Sometimes both can be played depending on if you’re alone since Carly and the Reaperman was built with cooperative play in mind. Going it alone with a more cumbersome control scheme that allows for control of both characters at once. The game perfectly balances both platforming and […]

Focus and Drive: Tricks to Stay Focused and Achieve More

by koku_jin
The good intentions are there—sticking to fitness goals, killing it at work, being a great friend, cooking something new. But an off topic text, the black hole of social media, and three shows later, the day is over. Where does the time go? It’s no secret that distraction can be the end of productivity. Here are five tips to stay focused, whether your goals are physical or mental. Because, whatever your goals are, a little focus, goal setting and drive will get you there. Envision the Future Start by picturing the end; visualize your goals and be specific. Maybe you […]

Rest Your Way to Self-Love

by koku_jin
Try this variation of Savasana to give your mind, body, and spirit a break from everyday stress and a view into contentment. When I took my first yoga class, I did not like Savasana. Not even the tiniest bit. I had enjoyed the active stretching poses, and when asked to lie down on my mat at the end of class, I felt confused about what we were doing and why we were doing it. I had negative judgments about “lying here and wasting time.” Needless to say, I was soon sold on the absolute value of being still. Now, I […]

The 11 dumbest mistakes from a streaky NFL Week 6, ranked

by koku_jin
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images The refs and the Browns are at it again. The NFL went streaking in Week 6. Just two weeks after the most chaotic Sunday so far this season, we were treated to another unpredictable day when some trends ended and others kept trucking on. The Chiefs have their first home losing stretch in the Patrick Mahomes era, while Deshaun Watson has now gone TWO WHOLE GAMES without getting sacked. That’s not just a first for Watson in his NFL career. It’s the first time since 2014 that the Texans haven’t given up a sack in […]

Revisiting the Islanders’ 1979-80 Team

by koku_jin
As the New York Islanders get set to honor their first Stanley Cup-winning team on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, we take a look back at what the team was able to accomplish during the 1979-80 season. The team consisted of seven future Hockey Hall of Famers in Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin and Billy Smith, as well as their head coach Al Arbour and general manager Billy Torrey. The team finished the regular season with a record of 39-28-13, which was good for second place in their division. Regular Season Surprisingly, the Islanders struggled to […]

The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia

by koku_jin
AusCycling is an ambitious initiative that seeks to unify cycling disciplines in Australia. The goal is to increase the sport’s commercial opportunities, reduce inefficiencies that exist in the current system, and to grow the sport at all levels. The project has been more than 18 months in the making and is now entering a crucial phase. The AusCycling team spent September travelling around the country, pitching the concept in every state and territory. Now it’s up to members, clubs and state/territory bodies, across disciplines, to decide whether to adopt the new system. Each of the 19 organisations will go to […]

Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does.

by koku_jin
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and Los Angeles are “pouring into the ocean.” Confusingly, he tied the cities’ legitimate housing problems to water pollution, threatening federal action for supposed Clean Water Act violations. Then, last week, the EPA lent credence to the president’s claims by citing San…