As November has come to an end, It’s time to reflect on the epic moustaches our team has grown for Movember. (more…)
A founding father of America, you’d be hard-pressed to find something amazing that Benjamin Franklin didn’t do in his lifetime. Here’s 15 of his extraordinary quotes to live by:
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to product happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”
“With continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
“Well done is better than well said.”
“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
“By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”
“The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.”
A small peek into Franklins mind, here are 13 virtues of character he followed, listed from his autobiography:
- Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
- Silence Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
- Order Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- Resolution Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
- Frugality Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
- Industry Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
- Sincerity Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.
- Justice Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
- Moderation Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
- Cleanliness Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
- Tranquility Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
- Chastity Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
- Humility Imitate Jesus and Socrates.
Albert Einstein was a physicist and philosopher best known for his famous formula E = mc2. He was a genius by any standard and he definitely helped shape the way we look at things in the world. Here are some of our favourite inspirational quotes from the genius himself to fire you up for the week:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Nerds take on Movember!
It’s that time of year everyone. Boys become men, parading around with burly beards and handlebar moustaches for a month while their ladies find a dark cave to disappear into. Jokes aside, Movember is an amazing cause that raises funds for some of men’s biggest health concerns. This doesn’t just include prostate and testicular cancer it also focuses on mental health and suicide prevention. (more…)
It is that time of year again everybody, Best of Kelowna (presented by Csek Creative & Kelowna Now) is providing local businesses and companies a digital platform to show their stuff. This is a great time to use your voting power and give your friends and local favorites a shout out.
There are generally two types of “morning people” in the world: Type A gets up 2 (give or take) hours before they need to leave for work, preps for their day, has a good breakfast and never feels rushed. Type B, on the other hand, presses snooze 8 (give or take) times before shooting out of bed in a panic with just enough time to put some sort of clothing on before getting out the door. Of course some of us may fall somewhere in between but the important thing here is one type is much more productive than the others. Can you guess which one?
You’ve been there, we’ve all been there. Whether it’s a hastily written email back to your boss regarding a certain place he should go, or a drunken break-up email to your significant other that was, “really, just an exercise in creative writing”, emailers remorse is a devastating and often too common quandary in today’s digital society. Luckily, Google has come to the rescue with it’s new Undo feature (which has actually been around for 6 years!) that will offer you a 5, 10, 20 or 30 second send delay on that email you really, no really shouldn’t have sent, or that questionable photo collage that accidentally went to your entire email list. So which type of email fail do you commit most? Let’s take look through the top 7 types and the top 7 reasons the Google Undo Send feature will be an overwhelming success.
So you wanna be a Pinterest Badass. Welcome to the land of inspirational quotes, trendy outfits, drool-worthy recipes, hilarious photos and quirky life hacks. There are no rules. You may be looking to promote your small business or simply wanting to become Pinterest savvy. Either way, you’re the boss of your board. Pin whatever your heart desires and someone, somewhere will see it and hopefully pin it to their board. Now what makes your board attractive enough for multiple followers, hundreds of re-pins and ultimately a kickass Pinterest board? Well let’s get into it. (more…)
It all started with an Indiegogo campaign – Sprint: Declaring War on Adderall. The Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurs at Nootrobox were offering an exclusive trip to take an insider’s view of some of San Francisco’s hottest start-ups, including their own. The offer almost seemed too good to be real, but I jumped at the chance, and in retrospect embarking upon this journey was one of the best decisions I have ever made….