@PhilCooke Talks about Creative Ideas

Avail yourself to creative thought. Plan to go places where your thoughts flow freely. Don’t lose an idea.

Check out more Creative Ideas video here: http://thinkintl.tv/

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Nene Leakes Gets a new Do and gets sued?

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Nene gets a new do! And she has a few words for the woman suing her after alleging that Nene failed to pay her for her celebrity Continue reading “Nene Leakes Gets a new Do and gets sued?”

Trayvon Martin’s Mom says “God is using me…”

I love God. I thank him for life. Many things have occurred in my life that have caused me to believe that God is using me to be a vessel for him… but… nothing I have experienced compares to losing a child too soon and not even being able to experience the justice owed to the families of murdered people.

That said, God has comforted our sister and allowed her to see beyond her own grief and acknowledge what good can come from such a dark reality. Thank you, Lord. Strengthen this woman and her family! Answer their prayers. Give them the resources they need to continue to pursue justice… and most of all… remind them that you love them,

Essence Atkins Tells Tyler Perry off about Kim Kardashian ‘Experiment’

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… And I think she is a hater!

According to the Huffington Post:

“I found it interesting that Tyler did that with Temptation, hiring Kim Kardashian because she has 16 million Twitter followers, which would seem like a brilliant marketing plan. He has one of the biggest Twitter personalities out there in his movies, and he had one of the worst box office weekends…It’s not a failure, but it did worse than his movies usually do just based on him. I thought that was an interesting finding. Your experiment didn’t work.”

 

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Preach, Evangelist Porsha Williams “Stewart!”

Porsha Stewart dealing with divorce and getting spiritual.

One of my awesome readers, Miss Tiffany, brought to my attention that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart was actively working in the ministry as an evangelist prior to her stint as a housewife on the hit reality series. See the video below…

Okay, Porsha! Teach!

 

 

 

[Article] World’s Easiest Way to Get Rid of Stress by @EntryLevelRebel

Imagine your life without stress.

For about a second that peaceful existence living in a beachside bungalow or pursuing a full-time career as a ski bum probably sounds pretty good.

But very quickly it hits you: getting rid of the stress would mean giving up your business, possibly those pesky, stress-inducing kids, and all the other challenges that fry your nerves but give meaning and a sense of accomplishment to your life.

As Twitter co-founder Ev Williams put it: being a ski bum is boring.

Starting a business is exciting, but the side effect is stress, and stress is inevitably terrible for your mental and physical health. That wear and tear is just the price you pay for an exciting life, right?

Not necessarily, says a fascinating recent post by Columbia Business School‘s Heidi Grant Halvorson on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network. Sure, she argues, stress may be inevitable for entrepreneurs and other busy professionals, but its destructive power rests not in its simple existence, but in how we think about it.

In short, science suggests that how we think about stress determines how harmful it is to our health:

The amount of stress you encounter is a surprisingly poor predictor of whether it will leave you worse (or better) off.

As it turns out, your mindset about stress may be the most important predictor of how it affects you. As [stress researchers] Crum, Salovey, and Achor discovered, people have different beliefs about stress. Some people — arguably most people — believe that stress is a bad thing. They agreed with statements like “The effects of stress are negative and should be avoided,” and the researchers called this the stress-is-debilitating mindset. Those who instead agreed that “Experiencing stress facilitates my learning and growth” had what they called a stress-is-enhancing mindset.

In their studies, Crum and colleagues began by identifying stress mindsets among a group of nearly 400 employees of an international financial institution. They found that those employees who had stress-is-enhancing mindsets (compared to stress-is-debilitating) reported having better health, greater life satisfaction, and superior work performance.

That’s awesome, you might respond. I’d love to transform stress from a likely risk factor for a heart attack into a learning aid but, alas, I’m stuck with my natural “stress-is-debilitating mindset.” Nope, says Halverson. The evidence points to the fact that your mindset is malleable.

“If you have been living with a stress-is-debilitating mindset (like most of us), you don’t have to be stuck with it,” she declares, citing a portion of the study in which some participants were shown short videos guiding them to think more positively about stress. The results: “Those in the stress-is-enhancing group (i.e., the lucky ones) reported significant increases in both well-being and work performance.” Check outthe complete post for more details.

“All this research paints a very clear picture: stress is killing you because you believe that it is,” concludes Halverson.

Do you need to change the way you think about stress?

Jessica Stillman is a freelance writer based in London with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM, and Brazen Careerist@EntryLevelRebel

[Videos] Brandy Talks ‘The Game’ and ‘Temptations’ On Wendy Williams

I love Wendy Williams. I always enjoy when Brandy is on the show! Never a dull moment with these two!

LOL.. Wendy Williams asks Lauren London if she wants a prayer cloth! Then… Lauren checked her about making her own money!

 

 

Love Jones Sequel?

At one point in my life, Love Jones was my favorite Movie. I didn’t believe that there would ever be a plausible replacement. Can you believe that that was 1997! That was a whole lifetime ago! Anyway, Lorenze Tate caught up with Ebony Magazine to discuss the possibility of a equal! Check it out!

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EBONY: Do you have any projects in the works where you may be headed back to the big screen?

LT: Nia Long (also on House of Lies) and I have been talking about doing a movie on the same realm of Love Jones. Or is there a way for us to do a sequel but let the story be a standalone story? So you still have the same characters going through similar elements but you don’t have to see the first one to know that this is a solid movie. We are just trying to align the planets to make sure this can happen. We’d like to revisit the Darius Lovehall character and Nina Mosley. If things work out, than we will try to get to that sometime this year.

We’re marveled by the fact that people still love our chemistry. People still want to see us do movies together or roles together, and we just sit back and we’re blown away. We knew we had something different and special, but we never knew it would be a classic, something that’s iconic. That wasn’t even in the cards. Our chemistry is natural, we’re compatible.

Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/larenz-tate-spreads-truth-on-house-of-lies-984#ixzz2MQU3k1mB
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Google Glass / Are You Ready?

I seen a few celebrities Tweet about wanting a Google Glass.. and of course I had to find out what it was! Now, I want one! Check out this video! Bananas! CLICK HERE for more details!

Brandy first inpsired my interest!

Then I learned that Google was looking for people to test the product! Quite naturally I went to every extreme…. well… ok, not ever extreme but I got busy!

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Domo’s Facebook Rules for 2013

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A few years ago, I did some much-needed Facebook cleaning and deleted more than 500 people. It felt good at the time. Since then, I have changed my perspective and try to add folks that look relatively normal. I know that’s hard to decipher on the internet, but whatever. I wanted to share a few things that I think are important for Facebook users in the coming months and years. Ok? Let’s go!

1. Adding all of your friends from work? STOP! We work together. We cannot be friends. Sometimes I have to get some things off my chest that concern you. It will change our working relationship if you knew all of the things that run through my head when we are working together.

2. No! Fight the urge to teach Bible study on my Facebook wall! I have a pastor… and a church… and a Bible… and a relationship with God… but not all of my updates will be about Jesus, directly. When I get out of line, I’ve identified people to correct me. You aren’t one of them.

3. We don’t need an announcement that you will be purging your list. JUST DO IT!

4. If you are selling products and services, you need a “do not bother list” for those who aren’t interested. To go a step further  you need a fan page or a business page so your worlds don’t mix.

5. If you and your significant other share passwords, that is your business but note that when I am talking to you, I am not talking to your partner. You need to let it be known that you have a shared account… especially if your lover is crazy, runs their mouth or is jealous.

6. In that same vein… Don’t give us too much access to your marriage or relationship. That’s your business. We don’t want or need the sticky details.

7. Don’t act like you know people on Facebook that you have never met. Don’t talk crazy to them. Be careful who you get into an argument with on someone’s wall! All that.

8. If you borrow someone’s post or words or photos, SITE THEM! Don’t be a thief.

9. Be original. People know when you are faking.

10. Police your kids, your spouse, your own business… nobody needs you doing surveillance. If your opinion is not solicited…………..

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