Blogger Recognition Award — parallax


Blogger Recognition Award A big shout out to Vickie’s Book Nook and Meditation Corner for the nomination, If you haven’t been to her blog then you must treat yourself to a visit. How and When My Blog Started My blog Parallax started in June 2013. The word Parallax is a reminder that a view of […]

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Did you know..


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Gertrude Ederle, swimmer (1906); Doug Flutie, football (1962); John Heisman, football (1869); Pele, soccer (1940); Chi Chi Rodriquez, golf (1934); and Mike Tomczak, football (1962). Celebrate their birthdays by getting active outside. It’ll do you good! 🙂

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you’ve lived so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all.”

— JK Rowling

Awakin Weekly: Love Is Not An Emotion


Love Is Not An Emotion
by Barbara Frederickson
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Love, defined as micro moments of positivity resonance, may thus be the most generative and consequential of all positive emotions. By virtue of being a single state, distributed across and reverberating between two or more brains and bodies at once, love’s ability to broaden mind-sets and build resources may have substantially greater reach.

Love, then, is not simply another positive emotion. Rather, it is the momentary phenomenon through which we feel and become part of something larger than ourselves. Meaning in life may thus emerge not from the grand and unrealistic utopian ideals of “happily-ever-after” love, but from what art historian Nicholas Bourriaud calls the “day-today micro-utopias” of shared positivity. Seeing love as positivity resonance also blurs the boundaries that surround the concept of emotion.

Many, if not most, scientific descriptions of emotions locate these affective phenomena within individuals, confined within one person’s mind and skin. By contrast, the concept of positivity resonance aligns with perspectives offered within cultural psychology that position emotions as unfolding between and among people as they interact. Seeing emotions as properties of individuals may indeed be a myopic by-product of the Western tendency to perceptually extract focal objects from their contextual surround. By contrast, positioning love as a dynamic process that unfurls across and unifies two or more interacting individuals offers parsimony to accounts of the social and societal functions of positive emotions.

Seeing love as positivity resonance also holds practical implications for how people might strengthen their relationships, families, and communities. Striving to improve these directly can be like telling a complete stranger “trust me” in the absence of any trustworthy actions. By contrast, knowing that relationships, families, and communities grow stronger to the extent that positivity resonates between and among people reveals the value of planning for and prioritizing positivity. Creating activities and safe contexts that allow real-time sensory connection and support the emergence of shared positive emotions becomes the pathway to build social bonds and community. This guidance may be especially valuable within contemporary urban cultures that propel people toward multitasking and technology-mediated social connections. As novelist Ursula Le Guin put it, “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”

About the Author: Excerpted from here.

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Daily Capsule | 22nd October

Some of us are raring to go, others are missing the super-long-weekend that just flew past and find that suddenly there are urgent things to take care of. Here’s something for you. 

“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still or letting my mind relax-  that I find that the thoughts that come to me unbidden are far fresher and more imaginative than the ones I consciously seek out.”

That’s probably not what you expect to hear on a Monday morning, but this is what has been working for me. I hope that you were able to relax these past few days without feeling guilty about it (because, let’s face it, we do feel guilty about switching off).

Those lines I’ve quoted are from a book by Pico Iyer, ‘The Art of Stillness’. It is a remarkable read without being preachy. He should know – he and his family live in a modest home in the countryside near  Kyoto-without internet, television, mobile phones, or even cars.

As he says, “Going nowhere, as Leonard Cohen would later emphasize for me, isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.” 

So if you didn’t get a chance to do nothing over the last few days, then remember that Diwali is just around the corner. Until then, here’s a collection of our inspiring startup stories from the past week. 

Cheers!

Shradha

 

[Tech30] This Ahmedabad-based app aims to find the future icons of Indian cricket

Cricket and dreams are synonymous in India. But growing up to become Sachin Tendulkar or Rahul Dravid ain’t easy. Enter an Ahmedabad-based app that aims to find the future icons of Indian cricket. Founded by Abhishek Desai and Meet Shah, Tech30 startup CricHeroes is an app that tracks scores of local matches and tournaments to help aspiring cricketers become better players.

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[Tech30] Now moms-to-be can pose their questions to doctors available 24/7 on PregBuddy

Pregnancy brings along one thousand questions and more. And the books just don’t seem to help. But moms-to-be can now pose their questions to doctors available 24/7 on PregBuddy. The Tech30 startup, founded by Sivareena Sarika and Subhadeep Mondal, provides personalised care to women from the preconception stage to the early years of motherhood. Mum’s definitely not the word!

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[Tech30] Researching sleep techniques for newborn gives birth to smart cradle

How does a startup’s journey start? For Radhika and Bharath Patil, researching sleep techniques for their newborn gave birth to a smart cradle. The married couple has founded Cradlewise, which will soon launch NiNi, a responsive, automated smart cradle that aims to provide newborns – and their parents – with sound and sweet sleep.

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[Tech 30] Uncanny Vision brings sight and vision to ‘blind’ surveillance cameras

Surveillance cams are everywhere these days, but can they be used to prevent crime? Bengaluru-based Uncanny Vision brings sight and vision to ‘blind’ surveillance cameras. The startup develops optimised computer vision solutions for the embedded market and uses artificial intelligence to make CCTV and surveillance cameras more intelligent.

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Time to Explore The Future of Cities!

“A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” — Greek Proverb

The Future of Cities is (Finally) Live!

In 2007, for the first time in human history, more people lived in cities than outside of them.

Cities shape how we live and they are only becoming more important. But an urban future isn’t necessarily a better one.

Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In Season 1, we deep dive into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world. We will share stories from history and look to science fiction for clues of what lies ahead.

Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts — including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more.

A better future won’t happen unless we build it.

So hit subscribe and join us as we explore The Future of Cities.

(And why not take a friend along for the ride? Share this podcast on Twitter!)

The Future of Cities is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

A truly wonderful newsletter I subscribe to.


Time to Explore The Future of Cities!

“A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” — Greek Proverb

The Future of Cities is (Finally) Live!

In 2007, for the first time in human history, more people lived in cities than outside of them.

Cities shape how we live and they are only becoming more important. But an urban future isn’t necessarily a better one.

Welcome to The Future of Cities, a new podcast from The Mission. In Season 1, we deep dive into topics and technology that are vital to creating a better world. We will share stories from history and look to science fiction for clues of what lies ahead.

Each episode features interviews with industry leading experts — including city planners, technology innovators, government officials, architects, builders, and more.

A better future won’t happen unless we build it.

So hit subscribe and join us as we explore The Future of Cities.

(And why not take a friend along for the ride? Share this podcast on Twitter!)

The Future of Cities is presented by Katerra. Better, faster, lower cost building projects are long overdue. Katerra is applying technology to optimize every aspect of building design and construction. To learn more about how you can join their growing team, visit katerra.com.

Startpreneur’s Daily Capsule – fAv newsletter


Daily Capsule | 23rd October

Hello!

Happy Tuesday to you!

Mondays after long weekends are tough, but yesterday was different. There were some leftover sweets from Durga Puja, and lots of exciting startup news.

Did you know that Indian startups raised funding over 660 deals in the first nine months of the year? first nine months of the year?Foreign investors seem to be loving all things Indian, and Fintech is still the darling when it comes to funding , and, it looks like the country has a new startup capital. Find out which.

Wearables are getting so important – and while I am not a fan, this one had me thinking – after all, it doubles up as a Bluetooth device and allows you to read messages, make calls and listen to music.

In other news, you can now rent a home with OYO. With OYO Living, it will target India’s youth with fully managed independent homes.

Guess what? This Dhanteras, you won’t need to step out of your home to buy gold if you have a MobiKwik wallet. You can buy 24 carat gold for as low as Re 1.

Satyen Kothari has done it again! The serial entrepreneur’s latest venture Cube Wealth raised Rs 14 crore (about $2 million) in a Series A round from Singapore-based venture fund Beenext, Japan-based Asuka Holding and 500 Startups.

‍‍This is some good news, I promise – there is more money to go around a Tiger Global raised $3.75 billion for its latest fund, higher than its target of $3 billion. This is its 11th venture capital fund and will be used for tech investments in countries like India, China, and the US.

‍Meet PayPay – Paytm’s new baby in the Japan market. PayPay is a joint venture between SoftBank Corp, Yahoo Japan Corporation, and Paytm. PayPay is aimed at promoting the broader use of cashless payments in Japan and leverages the QR-technology from Paytm.

Master’s push


“When the Master has given a spiritual push to the aspirant, he waits till the help thus given is completely assimilated by him. An overdose of spirituality always has an unhealthy reaction, particularly when it is inopportune.

The Master therefore carefully selects the moment when his intervention is assured of maximum results; and having intervened, he waits with infinite patience till the aspirant really needs further help.”

Discourses Vol. III Pg. 126
By Meher Baba
Copyright AMBPPCT

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What does The Future hold?

The Mission Newsletter, 10/22/18

“A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.” -Herb Caen

What does The Future hold?

“A society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Greek philosophers dropped this great seed of wisdom over two thousand years ago. It is just as applicable today, especially in the context of increasing urban development. It is the principle underlying conversations had by global leaders at places like the #WIRED25 Summit.

We fret over our ability to anticipate and account for the needs of the future. That’s why we are fascinated by movies like Bladerunner and Back To The Future. What does the future really hold?

Today, we launched our new podcast, The Future of Cities🎉

For ten episodes, we’ll seek answers from some of the world’s brightest and boldest minds. You’ll hear from experts at the forefront of innovation — people like Craig Curtis, head of architecture for Katerra; Deano Roberts, senior director of global workplace real estate for Slack; and Laurie Johnson, an urban planner with nearly 30 years of experience.

Join us as we throw on our hard hats and explore the problems facing our cities. 🏠 🏗 🏙

Binge the first five episodes now!

Episode One: What Makes A City Great?
Episode Two: Where Do You Put 3 Million People Every Week?
Episode Three: Why Do Buildings Cost So Much?
Episode Four: How To Build Rome In A Day
Episode Five: Where Will We Work In 100 Years?

Food for thought…

During the great California Gold Rush, San Francisco looked like this:

As of October 2018, San Francisco looks like this:

Imagine the year 3000. What will San Francisco look like? Will there even be a San Francisco or will the city be eclipsed by some yet unknown greatness still to come? 🤔

Need some eye candy to go with that ear candy? Read some of the latest news about the future of cities around the world:

– The Delhi water crisis is being tackled not by experts, but by local citizens.

– Saudi Arabia is betting big on its futuristic monster city. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is officially on the advisory board.

– Popular Mechanics says this could be the world in 2045.

– Architectural Digest is like, “Ya okay, but this is the design of cities in the year 2039.”

– You won’t be living in a house for long. Micro-units are the dwelling units of the future.

– If you want to avoid little things like natural disasters, move to one of these citiespronto.

– The new LEGO store in Shanghai invites shoppers to build their future city brick by tiny brick.

– Offices are ch-ch-changin’. San Francisco is officially the co-working capital of the world.

– If you want to manifest the life you’ve always dreamed of, start with design.

– Mass timber is transforming construction as we know it.

– 34 remarkable and exciting things about the future, from an economist who knows a few things about the world.

Thanks to our friends at Twilio for sponsoring The Mission! More than 2 million developers around the world have used Twilio to unlock the magic of communications. Head over to twilio.com and learn how your team can engage customers like never before.

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