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9 months ago

50 Do's and Don'ts of Health, Happiness and Success (Infographic)

If the headline on this post caught your eye, chances are, you believe in the power of change. You believe you have room to grow and improve your life. Belief and opportunity will take you a long way, but just where do you start?

Related: Time Management Is Really Life Management

There is no treasure map to success in life. And there is more than one way to succeed. That's what makes life so exciting. I've read hundreds of articles and dozens of books, yet the perfect blueprint to success is elusive. Still, I keep searching and trying every day. What I have learned to be true is that experiences and building good habits will help you develop a foundation for success. It's all about the journey.

Try new things. Take care of your body. Ask questions. Don't ignore your need to sleep. Find time to think. These lessons and more are in the infographic below, along with over 50 tips to health, happiness, and success in the new Point Letter ebook.

Related: To Really Shine at Work, How Much Sleep Is Required?

9 months ago

China Waits, Watches as Taiwan Elects New President


Taiwan's president-elect received jubilant approval at home and a cautious response in China a day after her sweeping victory. Taiwanese mainstream media called the election a mass win for a once struggling opposition party that historically dislikes Beijing. Officials in China are expected to wait and watch for now.

The landslide election of Tsai Ing-wen over her rival from today's ruling party in Taiwan met a cool but calm response from Beijing. China has claimed sovereignty over the island since the 1940s and Tsai heads a political party that is backed by voters hoping for formal independence as an extension of today's self-rule. China insists the two someday will unify.

Alexander Huang, strategic studies professor at Tamkang University in Taiwan, says China will monitor the president-elect until she takes office in May.

He says he thinks they have already, at hand, many measures to react to the changes in Taiwan, but he thinks they will give the benefit of doubt, or a "grace period." He says more people in his circle believe the "wait and see" period will be now, not after the inauguration.

Guards of honor parade at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 17, 2016.

Working with China

Taiwanese mainstream media reacted after Tsai's election eve comment that she wanted to work with Beijing if the island is treated equally and with dignity. Tsai is the first female president in Taiwan or China, winning 56 percent of the vote.

Media and pundits in Taiwan have focused since Saturday on what Tsai would do with China. The 59-year-old party chairperson is considered knowledgeable because she led Taiwan's China policymaking body for three years during her party's only term in office. People close to the president-elect, who's a lawyer by training with a doctoral degree, also call her a skilled negotiator.

Analysts expect Tsai will figure out China, but not be cowed by it. One Taiwan newspaper said China had gone into "stop-watch-listen mode."

A woman looks at souvenir plates bearing images of Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and late Chinese leader Mao Zedong on display for sale at a shop near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Jan. 17, 2016.

Ross Feingold, Taipei-based senior adviser with American political risk manager DC International Advisory says Taiwanese expect peaceful relations.

Experience in China issues

"Tsai Ing-wen has a lot of experience dealing with China issues. Voters and other stakeholders are assuming that she will be able to manage the relationship in a way that China will react not negatively, but again we should always prepare for the worst," says Feingold.

When Tsai's party ruled from 2000 to 2008, its president angered China by pushing for constitutional independence. The party still draws support from pro-independence voters.

A supporter of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen celebrates to preliminary results at their party headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 16, 2016.

During the past eight years, Taiwan's Nationalist Party government has negotiated a series of economic deals with China, but Tsai disputes China's precondition that both sides talk as parts of a single China, just subject to different interpretations. The Nationalist government has agreed with that precondition.

The president-elect said throughout her campaign she would avoid upsetting China and not try to break away legally. The Global Times newspaper said Sunday that Tsai's election was neither a vote for Taiwan independence nor a gauge of relations between the two sides. Beijing's China Daily paper said Tsai should waste no time showing she's sincere about peace and stability with Beijing.

WATCH: William Ide's video report from Taipei

9 months ago

Steps to take to check out a charity before making a donation to it!

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Charity begins at house, but just provide exactly what you could manage to. Give to charities that are efficient at handling themselves along with the programmes they advertise for.Step 2.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

How to Keep a Positive Attitude When You’re Dissatisfied with Your Job

Whether your natural outlook on life is half-empty or half-full,developing and maintaining a positive attitude can be challenging. Doing sowhen you hate your job and finding another is not an option can feel like anightmare. So, what can you do? Is it possible to stay positive when your jobis a negative experience?

Identifying what exactly it is that you find dissatisfyingabout your job can help you customize your coping strategies.

Reasons for JobDissatisfaction

Bad Boss: the person you report to, including your bosss boss,who consistently disrespects, belittles, or harasses you. Their habits includenot listening, taking credit for your work, not giving credit or recogn