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Google brings you the Universal Translator from Star Trek

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Google translate just got an update that lets mobile users communicate and translate foreign languages much faster and better than before.

Star Trek inspires yet again!

Official Google Blog: Start the conversation with Google Translate

Blogger gets a new look

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Blogger gets some new updates, like several templates, one of which i'm using now. Dynamic Views! Check out the video here:


Lifestyle design in Boracay Philippines

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I just had my first micro-retirement with my buddies in Boracay island! It was a really great place to vacation. I met with one of the coolest local guys and he showed us where to get the most beautiful view of the sunset in style.

Our local guide introduced us to some of the owners of the best shops and restaurants on the island and we got an inside peek at the best spots on the island.

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

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Image by jurvetson via Flickr Daniel Tammet has got a great memory, one of the best in the world in fact. He thinks differently because of his synesthesia which makes his senses fire at the same time. When he perceives the world, his senses combine words and numbers with colors, emotions, and even sounds. This has made him memorize better when he studies and learns because of the joining of his senses with various emotions.

Here's an insight into how he perceives the world, and what it is like to see things his way.

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing | Video on TED.com

What’s Your Start-up’s “Bus Count”? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming

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Image by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid via CrunchBase Tim Ferriss is one of my favorite writers, he practices what he preaches and he has some very efficient and effective ways to produce results. His blog is a great source of information and neat little tips and tricks to optimize your lifestyle; he talks about topics such as physical health, mental improvement, and one of my favorite topics, entrepreneurship!

Here's a nice article that's got some insightful tips that makes very good sense and simple enough to implement.

What’s Your Start-up’s “Bus Count”? 7 Myths of Entrepreneurship and Programming

The Health Benefits Of Muscovado Sugar

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Muscovado Sugar tastes great with coffee and tea, I've been using it for it's health benefits because it is less processed. It is now making a comeback after a while especially for health conscious individuals who prefer organic sugar over cancer causing sugar alternatives or sweeteners.

Muscovado is from the Spanish word "mascabado" (unrefined). It was one of the export commodities of the Philippines, back in the 19th century until the late 1970s. It's also known as Barbados sugar. Check out the health benefits in this Livestrong article.

The Health Benefits Of Muscovado Sugar | LIVESTRONG.COM

New Monitor Lizard Species found in the Philippines

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A new monitor lizard species was found in Sierra Madre, Philippines and is part of Top 10 New Species for 2011.

Each year the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) announces a list of the Top 10 New Species for the preceding calendar year. 1 of the Top 10 New Species listed was found in the Philippines, it's called the Northern Sierra Madre Forest monitor lizard and can grow up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) long! It's funny how scientists missed something this huge walking around in the forest. It also makes you wonder what else it out there waiting to be discovered.

Sierra Madre Forest Monitor or Golden Spotted Monitor

Plants successfully grown in space

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Image by joe quick via Flickr Astronauts have successfully grown plants in space! Next up are space cucumbers, I wonder what they will eventually look like? What curious shape will they grow into? What will they taste like? Imagine the possibilities!

BBC News - Plants successfully grown in space

Updated my Manchester United Football fan blog

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I'm feeling the creative writing juices flowing today. I got around to updating my Manchester United Football fan blog! Check it out.

Impossible Becomes Possible

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There are somethings in this world that are just plain fun! One of them is magic, I like being entertained and surprised by things that very talented people can do. It's nice to try and figure out how it's actually done, and how the magician does his tricks. Yet in the end, it's nice to just be amazed!

In this video, we see some amazing feats of creativity, presentation, showmanship, and impeccable timing.

Impossible Becomes Possible


Level up farming - Using spiral growing tubes in compact spaces

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Take farming to the next level! I really like this idea from Whirligro a company which has products for vertical farming in compact spaces. Using spiral-shaped tubes to elevate food crops off the ground and greater yields like the ones in this picture.

Fast growing leafy crops are best used for the plastic tubes, and up to 30 plants can be squeezed into a one meter by one meter space. Watering can be done easily with a drip system.

Find out more here: Spiral growing tubes enable farming in small spaces - Springwise


PSI Seminars - Personal Success Institute

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What is PSI seminars? It is a personal success seminar from the US that a friend of mine recommended to me. After seeing the tremendous changes and improvements in his life, I decided to take a peek into this company. After attending an introduction, I learned a lot in their short presentation, and once I got a taste of what they were all about I craved for more and decided to sign-up.

After taking the PSI Basic Seminar in Manila, Philippines and Las Vegas, Nevada, I felt really optimistic and happier, there I met some really great people, made new friends and learned more about leadership, success and personal power.

In the USA their website is - PSI Seminars - Personal Success Institute There's also a website for the Philippines - PSI Seminars Manila Philippines.

How to have a stronger body - Torture Twist

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This exercise is great for strengthening your midsection; and for those of you want six pack abs, you also get the extra benefits of looking great by improving your core muscles you will become stronger overall! Torture Twist

Dr. Wayne Dyer & Dr. Bruce Lipton, Pt.2

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Here's the 2nd part of the video of Dr. Wayne Dyer and Dr. Bruce Lipton about the power of the mind, healing oneself, and epigenetics!

YouTube - Dr. Wayne Dyer & Dr. Bruce Lipton, Pt.2:

YouTube - Dr. Wayne Dyer & Dr. Bruce Lipton, Pt.1

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The new science of genetics shows us that we can control our genes at the cellular level. We are not victims of heredity because we can change our perceptions and beliefs and then our cells follow our commands!

The mind can heal the body just like in the placebo effect. There is also a nocebo effect which can harm or kill us if the mind believes it to be true. The power of the mind changes the cells to manifest the belief we want.

In this video Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about spontaneous remission where terminal patients heal once they let go of all these negative beliefs that caused the disease to happen in the first place.

YouTube - Dr. Wayne Dyer & Dr. Bruce Lipton, Pt.1

Daniel Kish - The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See With Sound

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Daniel Kish is a totally blind man who has transformed the world's perception of his "disability" into a super power. His story is truly amazing! Without sight, he uses sound to "see" his environment just like a bat does using sonar.

He can do extraordinary things that blind people can't and people with eyes take for granted. He mountain bikes and camps out alone for weeks while navigating through trails, cross rivers and avoiding trees!

What is Bitcoin? It's Banking Anonymously!

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What will money look like in the future if it's traded anonymously in any country around the world freely?. There's a new form of virtual currency called bitcoin that can be used to exchange goods and services around the globe with many new benefits. It's a big new concept that needs a whole lot of big words to explain so check out the link and see for yourself in this video. YouTube - What is Bitcoin?

Money and Rich: The Highly Effective Habits of Millionaires - CNBC

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This brief article has a couple of great lessons on The Highly Effective Habits of Millionaires

Money and Rich: The Highly Effective Habits of Millionaires - CNBC

Great Design - Magnetic Headphones With a Zipper

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This headphone design is simple yet ingenious!

Fasna: Magnetic Headphones With a Zipper