Tuesday, August 19, 2014

9 Things Successful People Won't Do

TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). So, I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control. They consciously avoid these behaviors because they are tempting and easy to fall into if one isn’t careful.
While the list that follows isn’t exhaustive, it presents nine key things that you can avoid in order to increase your emotional intelligence and performance.
They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy
When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from comparing yourself to others, you are no longer the master of your own happiness. When emotionally intelligent people feel good about something that they’ve done, they won’t let anyone’s opinions or accomplishments take that away from them.
While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within. Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain—you’re never as good or bad as they say you are.
They Won’t Forget
Emotionally intelligent people are quick to forgive, but that doesn’t mean that they forget. Forgiveness requires letting go of what’s happened so that you can move on. It doesn’t mean you’ll give a wrongdoer another chance. Emotionally intelligent people are unwilling to be bogged down unnecessarily by others’ mistakes, so they let them go quickly and are assertive in protecting themselves from future harm.
They Won’t Die in the Fight
Emotionally intelligent people know how important it is to live to fight another day. In conflict, unchecked emotion makes you dig your heels in and fight the kind of battle that can leave you severely damaged. When you read and respond to your emotions, you’re able to choose your battles wisely and only stand your ground when the time is right.
They Won’t Prioritize Perfection
Emotionally intelligent people won’t set perfection as their target because they know it doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure, and you end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently instead of enjoying what you were able to achieve.
They Won’t Live in the Past
Failure can erode your self-confidence and make it hard to believe you’ll achieve a better outcome in the future. Most of the time, failure results from taking risks and trying to achieve something that isn’t easy. Emotionally intelligent people know that success lies in their ability to rise in the face of failure, and they can’t do this when they’re living in the past. Anything worth achieving is going to require you to take some risks, and you can’t allow failure to stop you from believing in your ability to succeed. When you live in the past, that is exactly what happens, and your past becomes your present, preventing you from moving forward.
They Won’t Dwell on Problems
Where you focus your attention determines your emotional state. When you fixate on the problems that you’re facing, you create and prolong negative emotions and stress, which hinders performance. When you focus on actions to better yourself and your circumstances, you create a sense of personal efficacy that produces positive emotions and improves performance. Emotionally intelligent people won’t dwell on problems because they know they’re most effective when they focus on solutions.
They Won’t Hang Around Negative People
Complainers are bad news because they wallow in their problems and fail to focus on solutions. They want people to join their pity party so that they can feel better about themselves. People often feel pressure to listen to complainers because they don’t want to be seen as callous or rude, but there’s a fine line between lending a sympathetic ear and getting sucked into their negative emotional spiral. You can avoid getting drawn in only by setting limits and distancing yourself when necessary. Think of it this way: if a person were smoking, would you sit there all afternoon inhaling the second-hand smoke? You’d distance yourself, and you should do the same with complainers. A great way to set limits is to ask complainers how they intend to fix a problem. The complainer will then either quiet down or redirect the conversation in a productive direction.
They Won’t Hold Grudges
The negative emotions that come with holding onto a grudge are actually a stress response. Just thinking about the event involved sends your body into fight-or-flight mode. When a threat is imminent, this reaction is essential to your survival, but when a threat is ancient history, holding onto that stress wreaks havoc on your body and can have devastating health consequences over time. In fact, researchers at Emory University have shown that holding onto stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease. Holding onto a grudge means you’re holding onto stress, and emotionally intelligent people know to avoid this at all costs. Learning to let go of a grudge will not only make you feel better now but can also improve your health.
They Won’t Say Yes Unless They Really Want To
Research conducted at the University of California in San Francisco shows that the more difficulty that you have saying no, the more likely you are to experience stress, burnout, and even depression. Saying no is indeed a major challenge for most people. “No” is a powerful word that you should not be afraid to wield. When it’s time to say no, emotionally intelligent people avoid phrases like “I don’t think I can” or “I’m not certain.” Saying no to a new commitment honors your existing commitments and gives you the opportunity to successfully fulfill them.
Travis Bradberry, Ph.D.
Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, the world's leading provider of emotional intelligence tests, emotional intelligence training, and emotional intelligence certification, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies.
Courtesy: LinkedIn

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Malaysian Airline shot down by surface to air missile in Russia-Ukraine Border

Ukarine News: Malaysian airline flying above 33,000ft (10Km) was shot down by surface to air missile.

A Malaysian airline carrying 295 people has crashed/shot down in the border of Russia and Ukraine today according to Interfax and Reuters. No words yet about the number of casualties as at the time of this report. The flight, Boeing 777 left Amsterdam for Malaysia this morning and crashed in eastern Ukraine.

The Interfax report said the plane came down 50 km (20 miles) short of entering Russian airspace. It "began to drop, afterwards it was found burning on the ground on Ukrainian territory," the unnamed source said.

The plane appeared to have come down in a region of military action where Ukrainian government forces are battling pro-Russian separatists.

A separate unnamed source in the Ukrainian security apparatus, quoted by Interfax, said the plane disappeared from radar at a height of 10,000 metres after which it came down near the town of Shakhtyorsk.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fist-bumping reduces the transmission of bacteria by about four times, compared with shaking hands.

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W. Thomas McClellan, a plastic and hand surgeon in Morgantown, West Virginia, was talking with two colleagues about MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a difficult-to-treat, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection prevalent in hospitals.
"When you go into a room with a patient with MRSA, you put on a gown and wash your hands," he said. "Meanwhile, the patient's family is there without any of that on, and you go shake their hands, which probably have MRSA on [them]." So McClellan had an inspiration, prompted by how he greets his young kids: "Hey, how about a fist bump?" We asked him to elaborate on the merits of fist-bumping.
Aside from use in hospitals, do you think fist-bumping should be adopted in daily life?
I do. And I'll tell you why. One, MRSA is really rampant in the community. When you go to Whole Foods or something like that, you wipe your cart handle down with an antibacterial cloth. We have alcohol sanitizers in hospitals. Well, that stuff is ineffective against some bacteria. When you think about the kinds of pathogens you are exposed to in the community, it makes a lot of sense to limit your exposure.
What part does hand-washing or hand-sanitizing play in fist-bumping?
You can't fist bump and never wash your hands. The one thing about fist-bumping is that it's not the usable surface of your hand. If you shake someone's hand, you then eat with that part of the hand. Fist-bumping protects that usable surface. You need to wash your hands; you need to limit exposure; and you need to use alcohol sanitizers.
The holiday season is approaching, which means there will be a lot of physical contact—hugging, kissing on the cheeks. Is fist-bumping the safest kind of greeting?
I'm not saying that everyone should be going around fist-bumping, but people should have an awareness of what they're doing. If you're shaking hands and about to sit down for a meal, you should wash your hands. If you have an open wound on your hand, you should definitely be washing your hands more frequently.
Are you planning any related research in the future?
This study did not address viruses. Viruses are much more easily transmitted. I think viruses are much more communicable than bacteria, particularly with the rise of H1N1, bird flu, and other viral pathogens.
Do you fist bump more now?
Yes, I fist bump everybody now! I still shake hands in meetings. But in the hospital, I don't. It's caught on at the hospital because it's catchy and people understand it. The number of hospital infections has decreased since we presented our study. I can't directly attribute it to our research, but it could be just be an increase in awareness.

Courtesy: NGC

Monday, August 19, 2013

GSLV-D5 / GSAT-14 Mission - Launch Called-Off

The Launch of the GSLV-D5 scheduled for 1650 hrs today (August 19, 2013) is called off, as a leak is observed in the UH25 fuel system of the liquid second stage during the pre-launch pressurisation phase on the vehicle just two hours before the scheduled lift-off.

The propellants are being drained from the Cryogenic Stage, Liquid Second Stage and the four liquid Strap-ons of GSLV-D5. The vehicle will be moved back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for further actions.

The revised launch date will be announced after a detailed assessment.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gmail New inbox

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Meet the new inbox
Inbox tabs put you back in control with simple organization so that you can see what's new at a glance and decide which emails you want to read when. Watch the video
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You choose from five optional tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. These categories make it easy to read messages of the same type all at once.
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Select the tabs you want from all five to none. And, if you see a message you want in a different tab, all you have to do is drag and drop it into the tab you choose. More tips
Get the new inbox on your mobile device
The new inbox is available in Gmail's official mobile apps on Android 4.0+ devices as well as iPhone and iPad. Your mobile inbox and notifications now show primary email. It's easy to access and keep track of email in other categories.
To learn more about the new inbox, check out the help center or watch the video.
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Monday, June 3, 2013

Jelly Bean 4.1 (6.2.A.0.200) for Xperia S

After a long waiting and fighting with Sony, Sony has rolled out Jelly Bean 4.1 (6.2.A.0.200) for Xperia S mobile. With stunning new UI, applications, system with new features, themes, etc.

Android version: Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Latest available software: 6.2.A.0.200

Release date: 2013-05-29

New features with some screens 

Firmware Details

Home Lock screen:

Unlock Home Screen with blinds view. We found this view in Sony Mobile Developer World few months ago. It adds  special look to JB.

Other New applications and features.

Album: New look with "Pictures" Images that are shot in cameras and downloaded pictures  and "My Albums" linked to online albums.

Power Management:
      Most Android users are concerned about their battery power management, This JB release has their own power management to minimize battery use during stand by time. It Optimize battery life by auto power off data usage and other applications during standby mode. Xperia users No need to go for third party power management app in google play.

      Lists all accounts signed in different applications in settings page, There is no need to open different apps to remove or add an account.

WALKMAN:  Sony has its unique name in market for their products (sound and video), They also implements some of its new features in WALKMAN too. its much more attract music lovers.
       Clear Audio+ - Unique sound settings with clear audio.
       Clear Stereo - Reduce cross talk between the right and left channels.
       Clear Phase - Automatically adjust the sound quality.
       Dynamic Normaliser - Minimize volume diff between songs and videos.
       Others - Repeat mode ,Shuffle, Playlist view.

       Categorized to Movies, TV Shows, Devices and Sony Unlimited.

Camera: In Video and photo there is no words to say about Sony products. They also Implemented lots of new features. It will attract movie and photo shooters.
       Different Picture effects like Partial Color, Filter, Nostalgic, Harris Shutter, Fisheye, Miniature, Kaleidoscope Sketch, Vivid.
        Different Scene selection Soft snap, Landscape, Night Portrait, Beach snow, Party, etc.,
        Front camera recording.

Hangouts: Stay connected always any where any time with video and voice. 
        Google talk is updated to hangouts, to sync with Google+ with various additional features such as making calls directly to phone via hangout.

Sound Recorder: Audio recorder to record external sound with audio level meter to measure pitch level.

Xperia Link: To connect to other Sony devices directly with out any manual configuration settings.

Voice search: New improved google voice reorganization with search.

Google Book self: Access you google books online.

And much more features.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Partial Lunar Eclipse- April-26-2013 Seen in chennai

The full moon will get a tiny bite taken out of today as it undergoes one of the shallowest and shortest partial eclipses of this century.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sunEarth, and moon align. During total lunar eclipses, the entire moon is engulfed in Earth's darkest shadow. But during partial eclipses, the moon never completely goes dark or turns red—only a portion of its disk appears to go dim.