“To be effective, family communication must be an exchange of feelings and information. Doors of communication will swing open in the home if members will realize time and participation on the part of all are necessary ingredients. In family discussions, differences should not be ignored, but should be weighed and evaluated calmly. One’s point or opinion usually is not as important as a healthy, continuing relationship. Courtesy and respect in listening and responding during discussions are basic in proper dialogue. As we learn to participate together in meaningful associations, we are able to convey our thoughts of love, dependence, and interest.”
Amazon.com says it's selling 80% more downloaded books than hardcovers. "The Kindle format has now overtaken the hardcover format," says Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive.
Amazon sells 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books.
A drastic cut in the price of the Kindle portable reader is probably a major factor. Last month, Amazon lowered the price from $259 to $189--mere hours after Barnes & Noble introduced a $150 version of the Nook.
Paperback books, which far outsell hardbacks, were not included in the figures.
Although revenue from retail sales of printed books has been stagnant for several years, electronic books are forecast to surge to $1.6 billion in sales in 2010 from $1 billion last year.
"People typically judge us—and we judge them—based on observable behavior. Thus, we need to do all we can to ensure that our behavior accurately reflects our true motives and agendas. Also, we need to be careful how we judge others.... [Don't] interpret the intent of others by projecting your own intent onto their behavior....
We tend to judge others based on their behavior, and ourselves based on our intent. In almost all situations, we would do well to recognize the possibility—even probability—of good intent in others...sometimes despite their observable behavior.
"Commit to taking total responsibility for everything that happens to you. This one change in thinking has the power to launch you to the world-class level faster than any other single idea." -- Steve Siebold
The new Mormon.org launched today. See profiles of 2,000 who explain why they are Mormons. 13,000 more in process. We need 100,000.
One of the key features of the new Mormon.org site is the personal participation and stories of thousands of Mormons who have completed profiles about themselves in their own words.
2,000 members have completed profiles that explain why they live their faith and why they are a Mormon. 13,000 more are in process, and that number is expected to eventually jump to 100,000 as the Church continues to ask its members to share their faith online. Learn how to create your own profile on Mormon.org to participate in this historic event.
Just in case you know somebody who thinks it's okay to text (or drink) and drive--here's what happens when you concentrate on something else and lose precious reaction time...
YOU ARE ALWAYS ONLY ONE CHOICE AWAY FROM CHANGING YOUR LIFE!
Watch to the end. Watching this video compilation showing the results of people running "red" lights may make you think twice about how you approach any intersection. Just because the light is "green" in your direction doesn't mean it's totally safe to go through the intersection expecting that all traffic is stopped at the red light. Some of these show that people are totally asleep at the wheel. Probably texting. This should be required viewing for all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Click on the video below, or watch a larger version here.
This week, the Publications and Media Project Office at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was transferred to another department, so I was released as its director. Management is formulating a new job for me, but I'm also interested in exploring other possibilities.
The computer industry uses terms such as megabyte and gigabyte and corresponding abbreviations MB and GB as a measure of information, memory/storage capacity, or computer speed. Here is a list of the names and their numerical equivalents:
KB = Kilobyte (10001, a thousand bytes) MB = Megabyte (10002, a million bytes) GB = Gigabyte (10003, a billion bytes) TB = Terabyte (10004, a trillion bytes) PB = Petabyte (10005, a quadrillion bytes) EB = Exabyte (10006, a quintillion bytes) ZB = Zettabyte (10007, a sextillion bytes) YB = Yottabyte (10008, a septillion bytes)
Hence, a "500 gigabyte" hard drive holds 500,000,000,000 (500 billion) bytes.
Note: The precise binary equivalent of all the above numbers is actually 1,024 rather than 1,000. Therefore, a Megabyte is actually 10242, or 1,048,576 bytes.