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Advice of the Day for September 27th, 2010!

Posted by phduffy on 2010-09-26 21:33:24
 
Apparently making goals is important in life. And specific, measurable goals. As a corollary to this, announcing your goals to others will help you out. For example, if you have a goal to write a book, that's one thing. Publicly announcing this (or sharing it with a few friends) makes it much more likely that you'll accomplish your goal.

Anyways, I'm going to lose 30 lbs.

I encourage those of you with goals to share them - you don't have to tell me or the website (although you're welcome to), but make a goal and share it with a few people.

Websites of the Day:
I'm told that this camera ad is real, but I have a hard time believing that:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvu2QPQLlYA

Michael Lewis once again writing about the world's finances:
http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2010/10/greeks-bearing-bonds-201010

This is a fantastic article on what it'll be like in Toronto when Rob Ford's the mayor:
http://www.eyeweekly.com/city/mayoral%20race%202010/article/102021--when-rob-ford-becomes-mayor

The following site was set up by a couple of women who participate in internet dating. It's the worst messages received by women via online dating sites. Some anti-tips for the men on dating sites here:
http://pantslock.com/

So a gay 15 year old in Indiana was being teased at school. One of the kids said "why don't you kill yourself". So the kid went home and did so. And this is terrible. Dan Savage heard about it and launched the 'it gets better project', where gay/lesbian/transgendered adults post videos on youtube about how life gets better. I don't think the AoD has any gay teenagers who read it, but if you know any, this could be pretty useful/moving:
http://www.youtube.com/itgetsbetterproject

If you want to watch a different video and wash out the sadness, watch the following NSFW preview for a cheesy horror movie:
http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=71732

Bunch of free science fiction books in digital format:
http://arthursbookshelf.com/sci-fi/index.html