What is so fascinating about Tokyo ?

What is so fascinating about Tokyo ?

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About Tokyo

A vibrant city full of contrasts, Tokyo pulsates with a mix of neon signs and soaring skyscrapers that sit next to mom-and-pop noodle shops, centuries-old temples and inner-city parklands. Home to a dizzying array of cultural sights, Tokyo is a fascinating maze of diverse neighbourhoods that seem to pull you in every direction.
Things to do
Tokyo blends traditional and modern attractions, from the informative Edo-Tokyo Museum to the 332-metre-tall Tokyo Tower. Looking for insight into Japan’s Buddhist and Shinto religions? Head to iconic sites like the Sensoji Temple and the Meiji Shrine.
Tokyo’s vibrant atmosphere is electric and provides an immersive experience of Japanese culture. Wander through the streets and look up at the glittering skyscrapers in the modern areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya, or find unique souvenirs in the shopping and entertainment areas of Roppongi and Ginza districts.
A trip to Tokyo wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Tsukiji fish market, where exciting auctions take place in the early morning and sushi stalls tempt your stomach in the afternoon. Despite its firm grasp on the future, Tokyo still displays its old-world glamour with sumo tournaments, cherry blossoms and cobblestone lanes that lead to artisan shops and fried octopus stands.
For a break from the bustle of the city, soak in the tranquil ambience of the Tokyo Imperial Palace surrounded by water and stunning gardens, or relax in the spacious green expanse of Ueno Park, famous for its postcard-worthy displays of cherry blossoms in spring.

Getting Around
This sprawling city is served by an excellent public transport system, so visitors will find that there isn’t a corner of Tokyo too difficult to reach. Subways and trains are the easiest and most cost-efficient way to get around Tokyo’s central districts and can connect you to attractions in minutes. A delightful way to explore Japanese culture, visitors will find traversing the city on foot is an experience in itself. Tokyo’s taxis are some of the most lavish in the world, driven by white-gloved drivers that open the doors with the push of a button.

Hilton Tokyo Bay 

As the official hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort, Hilton Tokyo Bay is adjacent to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, and offers spacious rooms with ocean views. Offering free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and an indoor pool, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Raging Spirits Roller Coaster.

Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel is a fun place to stay for the whole family, with a separate swimming pool for the kids and a relaxing Jacuzzi and sauna for the adults. Multilingual staff are on hand to assist with organising tours and activities, and an express check-in/check-out feature is provided.
Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel Urayasu provides 801 air conditioned rooms filled with all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay. Bathrooms are equipped with necessities like a shower and bathrobes.
Guests of Tokyo Bay Hilton can relax at the in-house bar, conveniently situated for socialising in the evening. Room service is also available during certain times.
Hilton Tokyo Bay is close to the area’s well-known sightseeing attractions, including Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Crystal Skull, which is a short walk away. Haneda Airport is within a 30-minute drive and the hotel offers a shuttle service.

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November 29, 2018 / by / in
The Powerful Combination of Words and Emotion

The Powerful Combination of Words and Emotion
by Jim Rohn | Nov 21, 2018 | Communication |
What is it that makes language powerful? I can give you a simple answer: words filled with emotion. Words themselves are powerful, but not nearly as powerful as those loaded with human emotion. Hate, love, anger, contempt, caring and compassion are all part of the full spectrum of human emotion available to all of us. Emotion is what makes language powerful enough to accomplish the task, move somebody to action, correct a problem or find a solution.
Related: How Your Words Impact Your Success
We need the full range of emotion. In fact, things can get a little complicated, because at times you’ve got to put love and hate in the same sentence. When you feel it, it’s important to say it. Think about how often you have to say to your children. I love you, but I hate what’s going on. It’s crucial for kids to know what you love and what you hate. I love you, but I hate where you’re going. I love you, but I hate who you’re around. It can be extremely difficult to explain both your love and your hate, but you’ve got to learn to do it. You’ve got to express it; you can’t just ignore it.
Here’s where intensity plays its part: It changes the power of the word. Picture a word as a little straight pin. If I have a little straight pin and I threw it at you and hit you on the hand, you’d feel it. I’ve touched you with my words. But what if I took that little straight pin and wired it to the end of an iron bar? I could drive that pin through your heart. The pin is the word, and the iron bar is the emotion. Words backed up with emotions are so much more powerful. The emotions change the effectiveness of the word.
Keep in mind, however, that emotions must be well-measured. That’s what makes a good play, a good performance in a movie. When your emotions are well-balanced, you don’t overdo it when expressing a small point. That would look silly. All leaders have to be taught this. You don’t need an atomic explosion to get a small point across. In leadership, we teach you not to shoot a cannon at a rabbit. It’s too much firepower. It’s effective, but you’ll have no more rabbit.
Related: 10 Ways Successful People Stay Calm
You also don’t want to err on the side of expressing too little. If it’s a major point and you don’t have much emotion, your words will lose effectiveness. You won’t look very good. It is a skill we can all learn and develop: knowing how much firepower to put into our words. Well-chosen words mixed with measured emotions are the most effective. You need to have well-chosen words available in your bank of mental resources, along with enough emotion from your heart and soul to make your communication work.
Where does intensity come from? It comes from the blend of all of our experiences. Where you’ve been, what you’ve seen, what you’ve heard, how you felt, what you went through, what you got into, what you got out of, your successes and failures—that is your emotional intensity.
You must have it available near the surface. For the presentation, for the play, for the conversation, this emotional stuff has got to be near the surface. Not too deep, not too far away, but available, ready to be mixed in with the language. That’s what makes an effective communicator.
Related: How to Speak Well… and Listen Better
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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

The Health Benefits of Gratitude
October 5, 2017/Tony Rehagen/No CommentsAbi knows the drill by now. At least once every couple of months, her mother and I pack up a bunch of clothes and electronics and other stuff we’ve outgrown, load the boxes into the car and drive down to the local Goodwill donation center. At 5 years old, Abi still giggles at the ding-ding of the driveway bell as we pull into the unloading area. But recently our arrival at the loading zone triggered a different response from the back seat.“Hey!” Abi said. “Did you guys sneak into my room and steal my toys?”
My wife and I exchanged a glance of incredulity and stifled a laugh. We turned to gently correct our daughter. Overlooking the criminal accusation, we told her we were only giving away things we no longer used (no toys were packed up… this time). Then we reminded her why we were there. We’re lucky, we told her. We have lots of things other families don’t have. This is our way of giving back.
Related: True Success Begins the Second You Start Giving Back
As any parent knows, this is just part of a larger mission, along with nudging our child to give grandma a hug after receiving a lollipop or cuing up the “What do we say?” refrain when the checkout clerk issues an offhand compliment about her Wonder Woman T-shirt. We try to raise grateful kids because we don’t want brats who grow into entitled adolescents and self-centered young adults.
We do it, perhaps subconsciously, because we know we grown-ups also need an occasional reminder to assess and be thankful for what we have. We want to be better people and be surrounded by better people.
Now there is another reason to live by and spread the Gospel of Gratitude—it’s good for your health. Across the country, researchers and scientists in the field of positive psychology have been amassing evidence that thankfulness has a wide range of mental and physical health benefits. “Left to their own devices, our minds tend to hijack every opportunity for happiness,” says Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. “Negativity, entitlement, resentfulness, forgetfulness and ungratefulness all clamor for our attention. Weighed down by negativity, we are worn down, emotionally and physically exhausted. Gratitude is our best weapon, an ally to counter these internal and external threats that rob us of sustainable joy.
Emmons is founder and director of the Emmons Lab at UC Davis, where he and his team are at the forefront of a growing body of research that provides hard data to back up the philosophy that gratitude can improve our health. Through various practices, such as having people keep daily journals of gifts and graces, Emmons and his colleagues have observed a wide range of psychological and physical benefits, ranging from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to reducing anxiety and the risk of depression. Other researchers point out that expressing gratefulness also improves interpersonal connections—all from just taking a minute or two to stop and say “thank you” to a co-worker who helped you in a bind or a friend who baked you cupcakes.
“In gratitude, we focus on the giftedness of life,” Emmons says. “We affirm that goodness exists, even among the rancor of daily life. This realization is freeing, redeeming. Gratitude works.”
Sure—but how does it work? How does a diary of blessings or a “thx!” text function as such a cure-all? Although the physiological science behind the connection is still a bit murky, Emmons says that from a behavioral and psychological standpoint, gratitude heals simply by overcoming and blocking out the general negativity that causes the stress from which so many maladies stem.
Related: 4 Science-Backed Reasons Gratitude Brings You Happiness
“Gratitude is our best weapon, an ally to counter these internal and external threats that rob us of sustainable joy.”
Having an overall focus on the positive triggers the parasympathetic part of the nervous system that eases stress. In fact, research at UC Davis has linked gratitude with a 23 percent decrease in levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. That relief alone can have far-reaching health benefits. For instance, in one Emmons study, subjects who kept a gratitude diary for two weeks showed a sustained 28 percent reduction in perceived stress and a 16 percent drop in perceived depression.
The UC Davis study also showed that two activities—counting blessings and penning thank-you letters—reduced the risk of depression in at-risk patients by 41 percent over six months. Subjects keeping journals took in less dietary fat by as much as 25 percent, and grateful respondents’ Hemoglobin A1c, a marker for diabetes, dipped by between 9 and 13 percent.
Emmons and his colleagues at UC Davis are not alone in their quest to discover why expressing gratitude makes us healthier. A paper published by faculty at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville observed that overworked law students who hadoptimistic outlooks—which have been linked to gratitude—showed heightened immune systems.
In 2015 Paul Mills, professor of behavioral medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, spearheaded a study of 186 men and women around the age of 66, who had all suffered some sort of heart damage. Each filled out a questionnaire asking about the people, places and things they most appreciated. Mills and his team found that those people who were most grateful were less depressed, slept better, were more energetic, and, after a blood test, showed the lowest levels of heart inflammation and plaque buildup in their arteries. A follow-up revealed that patients who kept a gratitude journal for two months showed reduced inflammation and improved heart rhythm. “There’s an old axiom that ‘A grateful heart is a healthy heart,’ ” Mills says. “Those who showed more gratitude were certainly better off than those who didn’t.”
UC Davis studies have shown that grateful hearts have 16 percent lower diastolic blood pressure and 10 percent better systolic numbers. Mills, who specializes in disease process, says he doesn’t really know exactly how being thankful kick-starts our hearts.
Related: 15 Thoughtful Quotes About Gratitude
But he has a theory. “When I bring into my mind an attitude of gratitude, I immediately feel more connected, not only to myself, but to my environment—the opposite of how I feel when I’m stressed or depressed, when we retreat into ourselves,” he says. “Gratitude helps us reconnect with the world around us. When we are connected, we’re less stressed. We are social beings. And when we have less stress, we experience all the downstream benefits.”
The bulk of these studies deal with the internal perks of a grateful attitude. But in order to get the maximum benefit, we have to do more than think about gratitude and jot it down in our private journals. After all, what good is a thank-you note if it’s never sent?
Emmons says personal awareness of what we’re thankful for is only the first step. Expressing that gratitude, either verbally or through an action or gesture, is how we build successful and supportive relationships. “Without gratitude we’d be in relational ruin,” Emmons says. “Organizations and societies would crumble.”
“Gratitude requires empathy, it tunes you into the goals of another so that you can be more supportive of their efforts and sensitive to their needs,” says Giacomo Bono, assistant professor of cognitive and applied psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
He says that helping others puts you in a better position to help yourself. “We don’t achieve things without taking chances,” Bono says. “We have to put ourselves out there, and a lot of times, we might not do that on our own. But if you have one or two good colleagues who are supportive of your efforts, then you’re more likely to take a chance. And without taking that chance, you’ll never know your capacity.” Bono points out that this give-and-take is the foundation for all of our social and business networks because expressing gratitude is key in developing trust.
Bono has done a lot of work in observing and teaching gratitude to children. But he says the beauty of this psychological and physical salve is that even if your parents or teachers didn’t drill it into you as a kid, you can pick it up any time.
For anyone looking to tap into the healing power of thankfulness, he recommends keeping a journal or a list of people, places and things you’re grateful for. This will serve as a daily reminder to be on the lookout for the positive. Also try to express your gratitude more regularly by saying “thank you,” or even giving a fist bump or a high five, if it’s appropriate.
“In gratitude, we focus on the giftedness of life,” Emmons says. “We affirm that goodness exists, even among the rancor of daily life.”
Rather than just dashing off a terse email, Bono advocates reviving the lost art of sitting down with a pen and handwriting a letter or note that you can deliver personally. The extra effort will emphasize how much you appreciate the recipient’s help. “A thoughtful note of thanks slows life down and focuses on the benefactor and on the fact that their efforts mattered to you,” Bono says. “With the fast pace of life, just slowing down is important. Mindfulness is healthy. Slow down and appreciate it.”
Whether you’re penning a note on personalized stationery, scribbling in a journal or just meditating, a deep contemplation of gratitude will probably be a tune-up for your mind and body in many ways—including some we might not yet even know.
Back at the Emmons Lab at UC Davis, the institution’s namesake says the research into the science of gratefulness continues. Next on the agenda: gratitude’s connection with joy. “I am most intrigued with how gratitude rescues us from negativity,” Emmons says. “Joy, we feel, is much more basic to flourishing and well-being than happiness, which is more of a cognitive judgment, whereas joy is a basic emotion. We hypothesize that gratitude is the foundation for joy, since gratitude is the relationship-strengthening emotion, and joy is fundamentally and foundationally about connection.”
Meanwhile, back home, Abi is probably too young for journaling or letter writing, beyond a quick note. But maybe we’ll start sitting down on a regular basis and making a list of our blessings. Along with prompting empty, muttered “thank yous,” we’ll take a second or two afterward to dig beneath the autopilot politeness and mine the true reason she should be appreciative.
And the next time we make a Goodwill run, maybe it’ll be time for us to give Abi an empty box and ask her to choose the toys and books she feels she can part with—items she thinks some other girl or boy might enjoy. To focus on what she has, what we all have as a family, and why some of these things might be more valuable to others.
We know it will be a hard lesson. But hopefully, one day, she’ll thank us.
Related: What I Learned From Keeping a Gratitude Journal
This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of SUCCESS magazine.
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“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” —Charles Dickens


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Milan top attractions: Pinacoteca di Brera

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Milan top attractions: the Pinacoteca di Brera

September 25, 2018 ,12:00 pm Art and culture
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Vatican Museum in Rome are probably the most famous Italian museums. But the Pinacoteca di Brera enshrines a collection of masterworks spanning from the Middle Ages to contemporary art.
In the beginning
The “picture gallery of Brera” allows you to experience something like seven hundred years of art history in one place. Nevertheless the palace is a masterpiece per se.
Previously a medieval and then a Jesuits convent in Milan, the Brera Palace became an Arts Academy in 1776. The building was completely redesigned between 1627 and 1658, then completed with the current courtyard layout in 1780.
Being an Academy, the collection of paintings started with works from teachers and students. Some of them are just part of the world arts heritage…
The Pinacoteca in four masterpieces
The Pinacoteca started to acquire paintings since the early XIX Century: the following ones are our favourite.
The Brera Madonna
The Brera Madonna (also Pala di Brera, Montefeltro Altarpiece, Brera Altarpiece – pala meaning here altarpiece), 1472, is a masterpiece from Piero della Francesca, one of the most revolutionary figures of Renaissance. Mathematical precision meets flaming colours and an outstanding study of the characters.
Andrea Mantegna’s Lamentation of Christ
The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, painted around 1480, is the most iconic interpretation of this sacred history subject. Mantegna masters the “made in Florence” linear perspective but he turns it into an emotional, moving kaleidoscope.
Supper at Emmaus
With this 1606 painting we find in Milan a great work from Caravaggio, usually associated with Rome. The dramatic fight between light and darkness – one of Caravaggio’s peculiarity – is very well expressed.
The Kiss
Another iconic painting The Kiss, by Francesco Hayez, 1859, is a true son of Brera, as Hayez had been director of the Academy of Brera: a Middle Ages environment for a timeless painting.
Brera’s collection has amazing pieces of modern and contemporary art as well: we’ll save them for another post,maybe…
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Here's How Rich You'd Be If You Followed Warren Buffett's Investment Strategy | Rule #1 Investing

Here’s How Rich You’d Be If You Followed Warren Buffett’s Investment Strategy
Phil Town
Anybody who knows me for more than two seconds knows Warren Buffett has made a big impact on me and my investment strategy.
Heck, I even named my business Rule #1 after one of his quotes,
“Rule #1 never lose money. Rule #2 never forget rule number one.”  – Warren Buffett
That’s a rule I not only live by as an investor but as a financial educator.
I have built my business and personal wealth around it. Everything I do is all about minimizing risk and maximizing reward.
Whether it’s stock, houses, boats, or cars, I always buy on sale.
Like Buffett, I know the stock market doesn’t have a to be a big gamble.
To me, his investing philosophy is brilliant because it’s so simple. Don’t lose money. Ever.
That philosophy has made him one of the richest people on the planet and he is undoubtedly one of the most successful investors of all time.
One of the best ways to get a feel for just how extraordinary Warren Buffett’s investment results have been over the years is to look at how much money you could have made if you had invested in Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway.
If You Invested $1,000 Dollars in Berkshire Hathaway in 1964…
So, what would $1,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) in 1964 be worth today?
Warren Buffett first took over the holding company Berkshire Hathaway in 1964. At the time, shares of Berkshire Hathaway were valued at just $19 a share. With Buffett at the helm choosing which companies Berkshire Hathaway invested in, though, this number rose dramatically.
Today, class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway are valued at a little over $300,000 a share.
This means that $1,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway back when Warren Buffett took over in 1964 would be worth almost $16,000,000 today.
If you had invested $1,000 a year in Berkshire Hathaway starting in 1964, your returns would be even more staggering.
Today, $1,000 a year invested in Berkshire Hathaway from 1964 to now – a total investment of $54,000 – would be worth $124,000,000.
Many of today’s investors either weren’t alive in 1964 when Berkshire Hathaway was taken over by Buffett or they weren’t old enough to have money in the market. Thanks to Warren Buffett’s investment strategy, though, none of that matters – even young investors who entrusted their money with Buffett could have made a fortune.
If You Invested $1,000 Dollars Berkshire Hathaway in 1990…
$1,000 invested in Berkshire Hathaway in 1990 would be worth $45,154 today.
That equates to an investor multiplying their money by over 45 times in less than twenty years.
So, what allows Warren Buffett to deliver such high returns?
The returns that Warren Buffett has been able to deliver are no accident. His investing success boils down to a strategy for choosing the right companies to buy as well as when to buy them.
Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Statman and Scheid (2001) and Yahoo Finance
Buffett’s “Secret” Rules of Investing
Buffett is among a camp of investors that believes the price that the market puts on a company is often much less than the company’s true value, and he has made a fortune out of finding companies that are priced lower than they actually should be.
He is not a day-trader or even a highly active trader and rather focuses on buying companies that he can hold onto for the long-term.
In fact, one of Warren Buffett’s most famous quotes is, “Our favorite holding period is forever.”
Buffett has also said before that if you aren’t comfortable holding onto a company for at least ten years then you should never buy it.
Using these relatively simple principles, Warren Buffett has been able to single out companies that deliver value over the long-term and buy them at a price point that is on-sale relative to their true worth. The results of this strategy as seen from how much money an investor could have made if they followed Warren Buffett speak for themselves.
Warren Buffett may be a legend among investors, but there is no magical secret behind his success. In fact, the principles he has used to turn a holding company that was priced at $19 a share into one that is priced at over $300,000 a share are principles that anyone can learn and put to use in their own investing strategy.
Here are Warren Buffett’s 4 Principles:
Be capable of understanding the business.
Make sure the business has a durable competitive advantage.
Ensure the management of the company is trustworthy and has integrity.
Buy the stock on sale.
With Rule #1 investing – a strategy designed to enable everyday investors to make use of the same principles that Buffett has over the course of his career – you can achieve returns that greatly outpace the market just like Warren Buffett has.
It’s simple, and you can’t even argue with it, because if you can buy $10 bills for $5, you’re guaranteed to make money.
Today, Berkshire Hathaway is reaching critical mass, and generating returns like it once did is going to be difficult for the company due to the limitations that having to invest billions of dollars at a time imposes.
With that said, by following the strategies of Rule #1 investing, you can emulate the past success of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway in your own investments.
Do you want to learn how to invest like Warren Buffett? Because you can. Leave a comment below with your answer. Learn more about Buffett’s 4 Principles of Investing.
Featured Image: Warren Buffett at Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2015, Photograph by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful Women.
Phil Town
Phil Town is an investment advisor, hedge fund manager, 3x NY Times best-selling author, ex-Grand Canyon river guide and a former Lieutenant in the US Army Special Forces. He and his wife, Melissa, share a passion for horses, polo, and eventing. Phil’s goal is to help you learn how to invest and achieve financial independence. You can follow him on google+, facebook, and twitter.
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November 16, 2018 / 3 Comments / by / in
The 4 Core Patterns That Lead to Financial Freedom

The 4 Core Patterns That Lead to Financial Freedom
November 5, 2018/Tony Robbins/
Anyone can get lucky and win the lottery. Anyone can pick a winning stock from time to time. But if you want to achieve lasting financial success, you need more than just the occasional lucky break.
What I’ve found over almost four decades of studying success is that the most successful people in any field aren’t just lucky. They have a different set of beliefs. They have a different strategy. They do things differently than everyone else.
I see this in every area of life, whether it’s sustaining a happy and passionate marriage for more than a half century, losing weight and keeping it off for decades, or building a business worth billions.
The key is to recognize consistently successful patterns and to model them, using them to guide the decisions you make in your own life. These patterns provide the playbook for your growth and success.
When I embarked on my journey to find solutions that could help people financially, I studied the best of the best, ultimately interviewing more than 50 investment titans. I was determined to crack the code—to figure out what explains their stunning results. Above all, I kept asking myself one question: What do they all have in common? I discovered what I call the Core Four patterns that can powerfully influence your ability to achieve financial freedom, whether you’re investing in the market, or considering a new business venture.
1. Don’t lose.
The best investors are obsessed with avoiding losses. They understand the simple fact that the more money you lose, the harder it is to get back to where you started. If you put $100,000 into an investment and lose 50 percent the first year, you now have $50,000. If you then make a 50 percent return on that $50,000, you still only have $75,000. You’re down $25,000.
2. Understand risk and reward.
Conventional wisdom suggests you need to take big risks to achieve big returns. But the best investors don’t fall for it. Instead, they hunt for opportunities in which the rewards vastly outweigh the risks.
3. Manage your tax burden.
There’s only one number that truly matters: The net amount you actually get to keep.
4. Diversify.
In investing, everything comes down to owning an array of attractive assets that don’t move in tandem. In business, it’s important to be able to serve your clients or customers in multiple ways. Not many successful restaurants have only one item on the menu.
When it comes to these principles for healthy financial growth, execution is everything. These principles make for a simple, invaluable checklist. Whenever I’m speaking with my financial advisors about a potential investment, I want to know whether or not it meets the majority of these four criteria.
If not, then I’m simply not interested.
Related: How to Change Your Beliefs About Money
Robbins is America’s top life and business strategist and the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of Money: Master the Game and Unshakeable: Your
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November 14, 2018 / by / in
eXp Realty Is the YouEconomy in Action

eXp Realty Is the YouEconomy in Action
October 30, 2018/Amy Anderson/No Comments
After the real estate crash of 2007, broker Glenn Sanford set out to create a more sustainable enterprise—one where the real estate mantra “location, location, location” was set aside in favor of a more agile business model.
In true YouEconomy fashion, Sanford created a company that’s not only location-independent but also owned by the independent agents and brokers who make up the organization. Today, eXp Realty is a publicly traded real estate brokerage on the Nasdaq that crossed $1 billion market cap on the first trading day.
Related: Why You Should Join the YouEconomy
eXp Realty’s exponential growth has resulted in surging stock prices and triple the number of agents from the beginning of 2018 to now, with a total of more than 13,000 agents across the United States and Canada as of July.
“When we set out to transform the real estate experience, I personally thought about what would it take for me, having been a real estate agent, to want to be at eXp over the long haul,” Sanford says. “It needed to be a place where entrepreneurial agents can voice their opinions and be heard, and a place where agents can plan for their families’ futures.”
Related: 5 Ways to Make a Name for Yourself in the YouEconomy
That kind of growth points to a company that’s doing things differently on several fronts. First, rather than a collection of small brokerages stationed in physical offices around the country, eXp Realty is entirely remote. All its agents work independently and aren’t subject to the often hefty office fees of traditional brokerages.
That doesn’t mean agents don’t network. In fact, eXp Realty has implemented virtual reality technology to allow its employees, contractors, and agents to meet, network, and continue their education in a virtual world. The eXp Realty virtual campus offers meeting spaces, an auditorium for training, and even a lake where you can take a boat ride while you meet.
For collaboration that usually takes place on paper or across a desk, eXp Realty uses cloud resources designed to perform the same functions as paperwork, white boards, and even email but for remote teams who need to collaborate down to the last detail. Remote agents, contractors and staff report to their digital offices from all over the U.S., Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and India.
He’s doing something right. In June, Sanford was named a Top CEO in Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards.
Related: How to Succeed in the YouEconomy Long Term
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Top attractions: Siena Pinacoteca Nazionale | Weekend in Italy

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Top attractions: Siena Pinacoteca Nazionale
October 12, 2018-12:00 pm-Art and culture
As it often happens in Italy, a museum is not only packed to the rafters with masterpieces, but it is a masterpiece by itself. The Siena Pinacoteca Nazionale is no exception!
The Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena is one of the most important national museum of the city.
The museum site was originally a pair of separate buildings – Palazzi – in Via San Pietro (just 0.5km / 0.3mi from Piazza del Campo): the Palazzo Pannocchieschi – Brigidi (XIV Century) and the Palazzo Bichi – Buonsignori (XV Century).
In the XIX Century the Palazzo Bichi – Buonsignori Façade has been redesigned according to the neo – medieval style, to match the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall, the main Piazza del Campo palace).
The Pinacoteca is – of course! – the most important museum in Italy about the Sienese Middle Ages and Renaissance art, with works spanning from the XIV to the XVII Century.
Moreover, the Spannocchi – Piccolomini collection, donated to the city of Siena by the Spannocchi – Piccolomini family in 1835, comprehends Flemish, Dutch and German paintings, such as a Saint Jerome by Albrecht Dürer and a masterpiece by the Venetian painter Lorenzo Lotto: a Nativity.
But going back to the Sienese Art, some of the main works are from Duccio di Buoninsegna, Guido da Siena, Simone Martini, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Il Sodoma and Domenico Beccafumi.
Duccio’s Madonna Of The Franciscans (1300) is a beautiful example of Proto – Renaissance Sienese art.
The Blessed Agostino Novello Altarpiece by Simone Martini (1324) is a work that will let you feel all the warmth and richness of the Medieval art.
The St. Michael Expelling the Rebel Angels by Beccafumi, around 1528, is a completely different work, with an attention for chiaroscuro which somehow anticipates the Caravaggio’s light.
The Pinacoteca is not only paintings: statues and reliquaries ice the top, along with the Galognano’s treasure, a hoard of beautiful barbarian everyday objects, and temporary exhibitions.
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November 12, 2018 / by / in , ,
Lady Gaga shares mental health problems, thoughts about suicide: & my inner voice closed & # 39; — Archy news nety —Mlleshopping

We are losing a generation of young people who do not believe their voice is worth hearing,” she said, suggesting that SAG-AFTRA collaborates with Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to provide mental health teams for those who suffer. “The need in this world for kindness is crippling, the negative news and the tragedies are non-stop and overwhelming.” Lady Gaga push for more mental health programs #patronawards: “We are losing a generation of young people who do not believe that their voice is worth listening to.” – Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) November 9, 2018 She was referring to the shooting on Wednesday night at a bar in California that left 13 dead, including the suspected gunman. “We need to share our stories so that global mental health is no longer there and lingers in the dark,” she said. “It is dangerous and we know this because, among other things, shootings and violence last night a shooting took place in Thousand Oaks by a veteran who was thought to have suffered from untreated post-traumatic stress disorder (according to authorities he had an episode of erratic behavior that PTSS suggested), which is a mental issue. We know this is dangerous, we know it’s important and we need to pay attention to it. & # 39; Experts say that the actions of the California Bar shooting suspect Ian David Long, 28, a veteran of the Marine Corps, is not due to PTSD. Lady Gaga continued: “When I talk about mental health, especially when talking about mine, it is often tacitly taken care of, or perhaps a gloomy row of fans waiting outside to whisper in the shadow about their darkest secrets. We need to bring spiritual health into the light. ” As an example Gaga gave her own & # 39; list & # 39; with problems that they had to deal with. She had “symptoms of dissociation and PTSD” that changed into “physical chronic pain, fibromyalgia, panic attacks, acute trauma reactions and debilitating mental spirals that include suicidal thoughts and masochistic behavior.” After years & # 39; yes & # 39; having said to each offered job, the word & # 39; yes & # 39; too automatic and my inner voice closed, what I have now learned is very unhealthy, & # 39; she said. “I was not authorized to say no, I began to notice that I stared into space for seconds or minutes, and I saw flashes of things that tormented me, experiences that were being discarded. “I tell you this because it was too late for me,” she said. “I wish I had mental health resources then.”

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