Another exciting edition of the Friday Review that lets you know the news of Adlandpro and other interesting things going on the web.
As many of you are aware, media reports have come out about the US government requiring amounts ( can I say a huge amount?) of data from the internet etc. and it has been causing a lot of fear for people. The Mozilla people ( think Firefox) have launched a massive campaign on digital surveillance..read more about it on their blog StopWatching.Us
Speaking of search engines and ones that are private conscious, here is a short list of some that you might be interested in:
Startpage searches Google for you – when you submit a search, Startpage submits the search to Google and returns the results to you. All Google sees is a large amount of searches coming from Startpage’s servers – they can’t tie any searches to you or track your searches.
Ixquick is the main search engine from the company that runs Startpage. Unlike Startpage, Ixquick pulls results from a variety of sources instead of only Google.
Around and about the Adlandpro forums
James Gandolfini the actor who played TV’s iconic mob kingpin Tony Soprano has passed away via Branka Babic
Have you ever wondered why self talk is crucial? via Lawrence Bergfeld
Let’s Talk In the Kitchen Gets Social has so many great topics and I agree..lets be social via Jim Allen
Get involved with the Blogging club via Lesly Federici
Taking care of your health means everything from healthy living to healthy recipes via Luella May
On the Google + Adlandpro community
Have you ever wanted to know how to add a blog button? via Lisa Simpkins
Have you found a simple and rewarding way to keep answers and information in front of people who are seeing solutions to their problems? via Chuck Bartok
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Finding stories to end the Friday Review has me spending a lot of time hunting for the right one to share with all of you. Some times in life we get so caught up in numbers and statistics of our businesses and sometimes we get caught up in what others are saying or doing that it leaves us little time to enjoy what we have… may this story inspire you to enjoy what you have and to treasure those around you.
A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to the coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:
“If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.
What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.
Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”
God brews the coffee, not the cups………. Enjoy your coffee!
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.”
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. ~Author unknown [Tweet this quote]