Beatrix Potter, Work Rejected, Self-Published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” Now a Bestseller for All Time

Beatrix Potter, Work Rejected, Self-Published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” Now a Bestseller for All Time

Beatrix Potter, Work Rejected, Self-Published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” Now a Bestseller for All Time

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….Long before she became a popular published author, Beatrix developed a particular talent for scientific illustration by drawing and exploring fungi. In 1896, she wrote a paper on fungi reproduction titled “On the Germination of the Spores of Agaricaceae,” which, unfortunately, was rejected by the Royal Botanical Gardens.

A year later, George Masse, a fungi expert from Kew gardens in London, presented her work to the Linnean Society of London, a place where Beatrix, being a woman, was not permitted to present it herself. Nevertheless, scientists today recognize and appreciate her contribution to mycology.

The male members of the scientific milieu in England were not the only ones who ignored Beatrix’s aspirations. Her family also disapproved, believing that a proper, respectable lady must eventually marry and certainly mustn’t work.

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This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure by Julia Zorthian

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure by Julia Zorthian

This Is the Best Way to Recover From Failure by Julia Zorthian

Excerpt:

Embracing the sting of failure may not sound enjoyable — but new research shows it’s the best way to learn from mistakes.

A study in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making found that people who ruminated on their emotions about failure were likely to try harder to correct their mistakes than those who made excuses or didn’t let their failures bring them down.

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He tried and failed to turn his talent for throwing a football into stability. Now, at 48, he’s trying again.

He tried and failed to turn his talent for throwing a football into stability. Now, at 48, he’s trying again.

He tried and failed to turn his talent for throwing a football into stability. Now, at 48, he’s trying again.

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….Most of all, perhaps, Marinovich is held up as a cautionary tale, widely depicted as a victim of his father’s attempt to engineer a star athlete with intense physical training.

Now, the old quarterback is experiencing a midlife crisis in the lower rungs of football that is as intriguing as it is desperate.

 “We knew you’re crazy,” Marinovich says of the reaction from loved ones when he told them he was going to suit up for the SoCal Coyotes, a team in the World Developmental League. “Now it’s confirmed.”

But, in some ways, this makes sense, even as it creates odd scenes like Marinovich being tutored by a teammate half his age. Sports provide the structure, demand the discipline and establish the goals that can benefit a chronic substance abuser.

“I really haven’t known how to deal with life,” Marinovich said.

Marinovich has tried before, with little success, to parlay his talent for throwing a football into happiness and stability.

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Being Positive, Associating With Positive People Can Increase Your Chances of Success by K. Elkins

Being Positive, Associating With Positive People Can Increase Your Chances of Success by K. Elkins

A Man Who Studied Rich People for 5 Years Found That They Avoid One Type of Person by K. Elkins

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Eighty-six percent of the rich people in his study made a habit out of associating with other success-minded individuals. On the flip side, “they also make a point to limit their exposure to toxic, negative people,” he explains.

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Little Girl Born Without A Face Defies Odds To Make It To Ninth Birthday

Little Girl Born Without A Face Defies Odds To Make It To Ninth Birthday

This story made me tear up a little bit when I saw it.

The family needs donations to help pay for additional surgeries for their little girl, which you can donate to at her GO FUND ME page.

What a wonderful family she has. The article says one of the only reasons the little girl made it this long is due to the love and care of her family.

The family says that little Vitória is being bullied for her appearance – that infuriates me. People shouldn’t be bullying her for how she looks, nor do I care for the comments below the Daily Mail tweet of this where people basically suggesting that her mother should have had an abortion!

Could you imagine if this were you, and you saw online comments from people suggesting you shouldn’t have even been born and all due to a physical disability? I wish people were not so cruel.

I hope Vitória is able to ignore and brush off the haters and just live her life.

Girl born without a FACE defies the odds to reach her ninth birthday thanks to her family’s devotion after doctors refused to feed her and told them to plan her funeral

August 2017

A girl who was born without a face because of a rare condition has defied the odds to reach her ninth birthday thanks to her family’s love.

Vitória Marchioli, from Barra de São Francisco in Brazil, has the genetic disorder Treacher Collins syndrome which prevented 40 of her facial bones from developing properly.

As a baby, with her her eyes, mouth and nose displaced, doctors doubted she would survive her first few hours of life.

They even refused to feed her, told the family to go home and wait for their daughter to die and to start making funeral arrangements.

But earlier this month, she reached her ninth birthday, defying medics who say the only reason she is alive is due to her parents’ thorough care and devotion.

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Actor Dwayne (“The Rock”) Johnson’s Inspirational Story – He Doesn’t Want People to Give Up on Their Dreams

Actor Dwayne (“The Rock”) Johnson’s Inspirational Story – He Doesn’t Want People to Give Up on Their Dreams

There are many different videos you can catch of Dwayne Johnson (“The Rock”) discussing his background, and how he overcame obstacles to find success.

In the videos I saw, Johnson talked about growing up in poverty. His father worked as a professional wrestler, and his mother worked as a cleaning lady.

At one point, when he was a kid, his family was so broke, they couldn’t pay their apartment rent anymore and were evicted.

I’m just going to present you with a few examples here (at the bottom of this page) – if you go to You Tube and search for Johnson’s name, you can find many more.

First, here are some web pages about his background and other things:

How The Rock went from failed football player to the highest-paid actor in Hollywood

How ‘The Rock’s’ failures propelled him to success 

Dwayne Johnson shares inspiring story of his battle with depression

How Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Came Back From Rock Bottom

The Rock shares inspiring message about failure

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shares inspiring message for people with depression

The Drive (and Despair) of The Rock: Dwayne Johnson on His Depression, Decision to Fire Agents and Paul Walker’s Death

His movies grossed $1.3 billion last year. Now the underestimated A-lister attempts to own summer again as he reveals how he rebooted his career and the bouts of depression that pushed him: “Eventually you are all cried out.”

..His five releases in 2013 together reaped $1.3 billion — more than any other star’s box office last year — making him, at least as far as his Hercules and San Andreas producerBeau Flynn is concerned, “the biggest star around.”

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The Psychological Trait That Will Help You Brush Off Criticism by M. Dahl

The Psychological Trait That Will Help You Brush Off Criticism by M. Dahl

The Psychological Trait That Will Help You Brush Off Criticism

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In a 2010 study, Allen McConnell, of Miami University, and Christina Brown, of Saint Louis University, asked college students to write about how much they valued study skills, then to describe all the times they slacked off. When the hypocrisy was pointed out, the students who were lower in self-complexity were more likely to change their attitudes to match their behavior: They acknowledged studying was not very important, after all.

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