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The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes by Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a visionary modern businessman, marketing guru and a chief driver of innovation. You know him as the legendary CEO of Apple Inc. The man who brought us hits such as the iPod, iMac, and of course, the iPhone. These are just some of the things he was famous for.
We have gathered the 10 most inspiring quotes of Steve Jobs that give us an insight into the kind of man he was.
  • "My favorite things in life doesn't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."
  • "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."
  • "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
  • "If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today?"
  • "Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?"
  • "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me."
  • "The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you've found it."
  • "Your time is limited. Don't waste it living someone else's life."
  • "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
  • "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."

The Transparent Train

This train has been designed by the prestigious Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima. And when circulates, gives the impression that was transparent and that it is possible to see the landscape through it. Of course everything is an optical illusion, whose secret is that the entire convoy is reflective surface. So it works almost like a mirror. It is planned that the train starts moving regularly in 2018.
Kazuyo Sejima is designing a new express train for Japan. Commissioned by Seibu Group, the train will belong to the team express limited arrest of the company and will be a "friendly" addition to the "Red Arrow", which so far has traditional designs in bright colors, series standing out in the landscapes walking.
In line with the architecture of Sejima, the initial concept features a lightweight design that allows the train semitransparte blend into the landscape.
Pritzker-winning architect and cofounder of SANAA is responsible for designing the interior and exterior of the train. The project is expected to be completed in 2018.

Statements of Great People

Humor - My Doctor

Let me tell you about my doctor.
He's very good!
If you tell him you want a second opinion,
He'll go out and come in again

He treated one woman for yellow jaundice for
three years before he realized she was Chinese.

Another time, he gave a patient six months to live.
At the end of the six months, the patient hadn't paid his bill,
So, the doctor gave him another six months.

While he was talking to me,
his nurse came in and said,
"Doctor, there is a man here who thinks he's invisible."
The doctor said, "Tell him I can't see him."

Another time, a man came running in the office and yelled,
"Doctor, doctor! - my son just swallowed a roll of film!"
The doctor calmly replied, "Let's just wait and see what develops."

One patient came in and said,
"Doctor, I have a serious memory problem."
The doctor asked,"When did it start?"
The man replied, "When did what start?"

I remember one time I told my doctor
I had a ringing in my ears.
His advice: "Don't answer it."

My doctor sure has his share of nut cases.
One said to him, "Doctor, I think I'm a bell."
The doctor gave him some pills and said,
"Here, take these - If they don't work, give me a ring."

Another guy told the doctor that he thought he was a deck of cards.
The doctor simply said, "Go sit over there. I'll deal with you later."

When I told my doctor I broke my leg in two places,
He told me to stop going to those places.

You know, doctors can be so frustrating.
You wait a month and a half for an appointment,
then he says, "I wish you had come to me sooner."

Story: The Woman Who Used to Make Extra Bread

A woman baked chapatti (roti) for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passerby. She kept the extra chapatti on the window sill, for whosoever would take it away. Every day, a hunchback came and took away the chapatti. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This went on, day after day. Every day, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and uttered the words:
"The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude," she said to herself… "Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean?" One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. "I shall get rid of this hunchback," she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the chapatti she prepared for him!

As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she said. Immediately, she threw the chapatti into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapatti and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!"

The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Every day, as the woman placed the chapatti on the window sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return.

That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapatti. As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!"

" As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapatti that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life!

It was then that she realized the significance of the words: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" Do good and Don't ever stop doing good, even if it is not appreciated at that time. If you like this, share it with others and I bet so many lives would be touched.

Story: The Power of Empathy
Story: Jenny's Necklace
Story: The Lady Trying to Find Happiness
Humor: The Economics Professor
Story: Boy, Girl and Doll
Story: The Man on Siachin Glacier
Emotional: ​When the children Left

The 15 Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

Google can be your best friend when it comes to searching for answers or information online. Millions of people use it every day, but only few can utilize Google to its full potential. In fact, this powerful search engine can offer lots of great services, apps and features that aren't on many people's radar.
The Bright Side team will help you to uncover some of them. Here are 15 of the most useful Google apps that you probably didn't know existed.
  • Google Translate app is an application for those who like traveling. Just point your camera at the text you need to translate, and the app will instantly translate it into the language of your choice. It's a very useful thing!

  • Gmailify: This app allows you to combine all your email accounts like, Yahoo! or Aol. into one Gmail inbox.

  • Google Scholar is a search engine that searches across scholarly literature. The search results list from Google Scholar contains citations from textbooks, scientific papers and journals.

  • Google Keep is an app for creating bright colorful notes. You won't forget to do anything important any more!

  • Timer. You can set the timer for any time you want. When your time is up, you'll hear the alarm sound.

  • Google Sky. Use this app to see outer space as if you are looking through the most powerful telescope. With this app you will also have a chance to literally walk across the Milky Way Galaxy and learn about the latest studies.

  • Google Fonts is a search engine that helps you find the best fonts for your projects.

  • Google Art Project. If you're an art lover, you should not miss this app. Take a chance to discover and view famous artworks online in extraordinary detail.

  • Think with Google. Stay informed about the results of the latest research, ongoing consumer trends and the newest insights in marketing.

  • Google Trends. This app enables you to see which search queries are currently the most popular. Stay tuned!

  • Panoramio. Use Panoramio to discover the world through photos taken by Internet users.

  • Google Sound Search is a great music recognition app similar to Shazam. It will tell you what song you are listening to within seconds.

  • Google Images is the most comprehensive tool for searching images on the web. Upload a picture from your computer and the app will do the rest of work. The results may include similar images, different resolutions of the image, pages containing the image and more.

  • Build With Chrome allows you to play with virtual Legos. Try it! It is fun not only for children but also for adults.

Source: businessinsider

Beware of Such Doctors

NEW DELHI: In order to benefit the hospital and meet its commercial needs, one has to do things like keeping patients in the hospital longer than necessary, and doing unnecessary investigations and procedures (including angioplasty) since there was pressure from the management of the hospital.

My conscience began pricking and I left the hospital- Dr Gautam Mistry, Kolkata, cardiologist who left a corporate hospital after seven years.

A reference for angioplasty can earn a doctor Rs 30,000-40,000 - Dr Rajendra Malose, general practitioner, Nashik

Recently, a young doctor who joined our department told me, "Sir, every month there is a meeting with the CEO. He asks me questions because instead of having a 40% conversion rate for OPD-operative as per the target, my conversion rate is just 10-15%. (Conversion rate means out of all patients seen by the doctor, how many are advised to undergo surgery or procedures. Rational doctors try to keep this rate low, but profit-driven hospitals try to maximise number of surgeries and procedures, even if they are unnecessary). He tells me that such low conversion rate will not do, and that unless I increase it, I will have to leave the hospital." This young doctor will certainly surrender one day. To survive professionally, he will start doing 20-25% of additional procedures that are not required by medical logic. What choice does he have?"... And each corporate hospital has such targets! There is no getting out of it. - Super specialist from a metro.

Pharma companies are giving foreign tours and junkets to doctors. It happens under the pretext of medical study. Unfortunately, some doctors eagerly wait for the pharma company invitation for foreign tours- Dr HV Sardesai, physician Pune.

Corporate hospitals only want doctors who can help them earn more money. As a result doctors who practise ethically cannot last there. I know of a hospital where if a patient is charged Rs 1.5 lakh, the doctor gets a mere Rs 15,000. 90% of the income goes to the corporate coffers. Corporate hospitals can advertise while individual doctors are not allowed- Dr Sanjay Gupte, gynaecologist, Pune, ex-national president of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)

These are just a few of the shocking revelations by 78 doctors from small towns to every one of the megacities who are critical of the growing commercialisation of medical care. The doctors range from general practitioners to super specialists in corporate hospitals. These interviews that expose the corruption in private healthcare have been put together by SATHI (Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives), an NGO, to highlight the lack of regulation of the sector.

A report based on these interviews titled, "Voices of Conscience from the Medical Profession: Revealing testimonies by rational doctors about the reality of private medical practice in India" has been put together by Dr Arun Gadre, a doctor and writer with 20 years' experience of working as a gynaecologist in rural Maharashtra, and Abhay Shukla, convenor of SATHI.

"These 'whistleblower' doctors have exposed, perhaps for the first time on such a scale and in so many dimensions, the realities of the private medical sector today such as frequent irrational procedures and surgeries, the distorting influence of corporate and multi-specialty hospitals on ethics of the medical profession, and the growing grip of pharmaceutical companies on private medical practice. With testimonies by rational doctors from across India, this report can be an eye-opener for ordinary citizens as well as doctors, and could strengthen social support for much-needed moves to effectively regulate the private medical sector in India," explained Shukla.

According to him, the government is trying to dilute the Clinical Establishments Bill on the grounds that outdated laws have to be changed. "The bill has not even become law and no proper implementation of any law to regulate the private medical sector has been undertaken and even before that you are saying it is outdated. There is a strong lobby of the corporate health sector and the Indian Medical Association, the biggest lobby of doctors in India, that are trying to completely eliminate any kind of regulation. It is total jungle raj now. This is the larger policy environment in which we are releasing the report," said Shukla.

Public health activists have stressed the need to urgently step up regulation of the private health sector rather than dilute whatever little regulation exists. "Doctors have their lobbying groups like the IMA, which will speak of their interests. Society needs to speak up and lobby for the interests of the patients," said Shukla.

7 Qualities of Highly Ethical People

By Junaid Tahir:
People are ethical because of social norms, religious beliefs and laws. Ethical foundations in an individual define the way he lives the life by differentiating between right and wrong and behave in a way which improves the situation directly or indirectly however doesn't harm it at any cost. Ethics have been defined by relevant governmental and religious authorities for several domains of life however below article occupies 'blanket' coverage for all norms of life.
Below are top seven qualities of highly ethical people.

1-     They are Empathic: Ethical people have high degree of emotional intelligence. They understand things from multiple perspectives covering all the direct and indirect stake holders.. They seek first to understand than to be understood. They have strong observatory, listening and analytical skills to understand things deeply. This quality makes them unique which enables them to win the trust of others; consequently, people share their problems with them with open heart and seek their support.
2-    They Forgive and Forget: It requires a brave heart to forgive and forget. Ethical people don't keep grudges for long duration. They have the tendency to establish peace all the times hence keeping the brawls open does not suit them. They stay away from such complications and move ahead with life by forgiving and forgetting the matters.
3-    They are Always willing to Help: Highly Ethical people always want to improve the situation regardless of their relationship with a person who is in trouble. They take either corrective, preventive or suggestive initiatives for resolving issues. Corrective approach ensures that the matter is fixed by doing some specific actions. Preventive approach guarantees that such particular matters do not appear again. They use preventive approach to reach the root cause of the issue so as to fix it permanently so as to avoid further frequency of such incidents. Suggestive methodology is used by them for guiding someone to do some specific act in order to overcome a tragic situation.      
4-    They are Implosive: Ethical people are not hyper sensitive or explosive personalities. They possess a cool mind and a soft heart. They avoid frequent mood swings in order to develop a consistent and stable personality. They handle indecencies with decency. They know how to ignore hard and harsh comments and still converse softly. They know how to handle idiotic situations. They have high degree of anger management skills which further empowers their implosive personality trait.  
5-    They Mind Their Own Business: A lot of people have the habit of having serious curiosity about every other person's life. This habit causes them talk about people too much, spreading rumors and scattering false news in the society without any verification. Unlike those, ethical People do not interfere in others' lives unnecessarily; they mind their own business. Ethical people understand the fact the character assassination is equally a great sin so they don't give attention to rumors and focus on crystal clear matters; and avoid peeping into others' personal matters.
6-    They are Flexible & adaptable: The wise says, it is better to bend than to break. Ethical people possess a great deal of elasticity. They adapt themselves according to the situation. They don't stick to one mind set. Their continuous thought process enables them to change their minds easily in order to improve a situation without making it a matter of ego. They are not stubborn at all instead portray a flexible behavior in all kind of tough situations.
7-    They Do not criticize: Too much criticism is the root of several social and professional problems. Ethical people do not criticize at first place. In case they need to condemn or criticize something they follow a positive methodology to approach the relevant person and advice in a way which doesn't hurt anyone and convey the message in an effective way.

What are the other traits of highly effective people?

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​When I Started Loving Myself

When I started loving myself
I understood that I'm always and at any given opportunity
in the right place at the right time.
And I understood that all that happens is right –
from then on I could be calm.
Today I know: It's called TRUST.

When I started to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
When I tried to force my desires on this person,
even though I knew the time is not right and the person was not ready for it,
and even though this person was me.
Today I know: It's called LETTING GO

When I started loving myself
I could recognize that emotional pain and grief
are just warnings for me to not live against my own truth.
Today I know: It's called AUTHENTICALLY BEING.

When I started loving myself
I stopped longing for 
​better ​
and could see that everything around me was a request to grow.
Today I know: It's called MATURITY.

When I started loving myself
I stopped depriving myself of my free time
and stopped sketching further magnificent projects for the future.
Today I only do what's fun and joy for me,
what I love and what makes my heart laugh,
in my own way and in my tempo.
Today I know: it's called HONESTY.

When I started loving myself
I escaped from all what wasn't healthy for me,
from dishes, people, things, situations
and from everyhting pulling me down and away from myself.
In the beginning I called it the "healthy egoism",
but today I know: it's called SELF-LOVE.

When I started loving myself
I stopped wanting to be always right
thus I've been less wrong.
Today I've recognized: it's called HUMBLENESS.

When I started loving myself
I refused to live further in the past
and worry about my future.
Now I live only at this moment where EVERYTHING takes place,
like this I live every day and I call it CONSCIOUSNESS.

When I started loving myself
I recognized, that my thinking
can make me miserable
and sick.
When I requested for my heart forces,
my mind got an important partner.
Today I call this connection HEART WISDOM.

We do not need to fear further discussions,
conflicts and problems with ourselves and others
since even stars sometimes bang on each other
and create new worlds.
Today I know: THIS IS LIFE!

Story: The Wise Farmer of China

​Many years ago, in a poor Chinese village, there lived a farmer and his son.

His only material possession, apart from the land and a small hut, was a horse he had inherited from his father.
One day, the horse ran away, leaving the man with no animal with which to work the land.

His neighbours, who respected him for his honesty and diligence, went to his house to say how much they regretted his loss. He thanked them for their visit, but asked:
"How do you know that what happened was a misfortune in my life?"Someone muttered to a friend: "He obviously doesn't want to face facts, but let him think what he likes, after all, it's better than being sad about it."

And the neighbours went away again, pretending to agree with what he had said.

A week later, the horse returned to its stable, but it was not alone; it brought with it a beautiful mare for company.
The inhabitants of the village were thrilled when they heard the news, for only then did they understand the reply the man had given them, and they went back to the farmer's house to congratulate him on his good fortune.

"Instead of one horse, you've got two. Congratulations!" they said.

"Many thanks for your visit and for your solidarity," replied the farmer. "But how do you know that what happened was a blessing in my life?"

The neighbours were rather put out and decided that the man must be going mad, and, as they left, they said: "Doesn't the man realise that the horse is a gift from God?"

A month later, the farmer's son decided to break the mare in. However, the animal bucked wildly and threw the boy off; the boy fell awkwardly and broke his leg.

The neighbours returned to the farmer's house, bringing presents for the injured boy. The mayor of the village solemnly presented his condolences to the father, saying how sad they all were about what had occurred.

The man thanked them for their visit and for their kindness, but he asked:
"How do you know that what happened was a misfortune in my life?"
These words left everyone dumbstruck, because they were all quite sure that the son's accident was a real tragedy. As they left the farmer's house, they said to each other: "Now he really has gone mad; his only son could be left permanently crippled, and he's not sure whether the accident was a misfortune or not!"

A few months went by, and Japan declared war on China. The emperor's emissaries scoured the country for healthy young men to be sent to the front.
When they reached the village, they recruited all the young men, except the farmer's son, whose leg had not yet mended.
None of the young men came back alive. The son recovered, and the two horses produced foals that were all sold for a good price.

The farmer went to visit his neighbours to console and to help them, since they had always shown him such solidarity.
Whenever any of them complained, the farmer would say: "How do you know that what happened was a misfortune?"
If someone was overjoyed about something, he would ask: "How do you know that what happened was a blessing?"
And the people of the village came to understand that life has other meanings that go beyond mere appearance.

Story: 10 Wild Dogs

There was a king he had 10 wild dogs...
He used them to torture and eat all ministers who made mistakes.
So one of the minister's once gave an opinion which was wrong, and which the king didn't like at all…
So he ordered that the minister to be thrown to the dogs.
So the minister said,
"I served you 10 years and you do this..?
Please give me 10 days before you throw me in with those dogs!
So the king agreed…

In those 10 days the minister went to the guard that was guarding the dogs and told him he wants to serve the dogs for the next 10 days…
The guard was baffled…

But he agreed…

So the minister started feeding the dogs, cleaning for them, washing them, providing all sorts of comfort for them.
So when the 10 days were up…

The king ordered that the minister be thrown in to the dogs for his punishment.
But when he was thrown in,
Everyone was amazed at what they saw..
They saw the dogs licking the feet of the minister!
So the king baffled at what he saw… Said:" what happened to the dog. !!!"
The minister then said;"
I served the dogs for 10 days and they didn't forget my service…
Yet I served you for 10 years and you forgot all at the first mistake!"…
So the king realized his mistake
and  Got wolves instead
Moral : What management decided is decided..
​Though they are wrong, u will still be screwed in case you have done mistakes .

​Wake up everyday with Positives in Mind

It is not the years in your life that count - it's the life in your years. You can't do anything about length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth!

Happiest people don't have best of everything, they just make best of every thing !

No one is born happy but everyone is born with ability to create HAPPINESS!

HAPPINESS in your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Always find a reason to laugh. It may not add years to your life, but it will surely add life to your years!

​Appreciate th​​ose who love you, help those who need you, forgive those who hurt you, but forget those who leave you !

Look back and get EXPERIENCE, look forward and see HOPE, ​look around and find REALITY, and look within and find YOURSELF!

Think deeply, Speak gently, Laugh a lot, Work hard and give freely !

Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout!

Story: The Young Woman Who Was Worried

A young woman was sitting at her dining table, worried about taxes to be paid, house-work to be done and to top it all, her extended family was coming over for festival lunch the next day. She was not feeling very thankful at that time.

As she turned her gaze sideways, she noticed her young daughter scribbling furiously into her notebook.
"My teacher asked us to write a paragraph on "Negative Thinking" for homework today."

​ ​Said the daughter.

"She asked us to write down things that we are thankful for, things that make us feel not so good in the beginning, but turn out to be good after all."

With curiosity, the mother peeked into the book. This is what her daughter wrote:

"I'm thankful for Final Exams, because that means school is almost over.
​​I'm thankful for bad-tasting medicine, because it helps me feel better.
I'm thankful for waking up to alarm clocks, because it means I'm still alive."

It then dawned on the mother, that she had a lot of things to be thankful for!
​She thought again…

She had to pay taxes but that meant she was fortunate to be employed.
She had house-work to do but that meant she had a shelter to live in.
She had to cook for her many family members for lunch but that meant she had a family with whom she could celebrate.
​​Moral:We generally complain about the negative things in life but we fail to look at the positive side of it.
What is the positive in your negatives? Look at the better part of life today and make ur everyday a great day.
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