Leading Thoughts for July 29, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Motivational speaker Les Brown on having an indomitable spirit: “There are negatively charged people who allow events to control their lives, and there are positively charged people who remain in control of their lives no matter what life throws at them. You want to be positively charged. “Good things happen to positively charged people because they l...
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Australia’s 2021 National Photographic Portrait prize winner and finalists – in pictures

Sydney photographer Joel B Pratley’s photo of a lone farmer immersed in a dust storm in drought-stricken Australia has won the 2021 National Photographic Portrait prize. Titled Drought Story, the image shows David Kalisch captured amid a sudden dust storm on his 1,000-acre farm in Forbes, New South Wales. Pratley said his subject’s stance reflects the resilience of a man pushed to the limits by an unforgiving climate: ‘David’s composure during the storm was surreal, because he is just so used to...
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A tiny and incredibly urban Japanese garden

When space is at a premium, and greenery is just as sparse, it’s sometimes a case of simply making the most of what little you’ve got.
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Dallas ‘mansion’ with no bedrooms, windows mocked on social media

While the house appears to be a typical mansion, the inside drew attention on social media for its bunker-like layout: "That's where they brought Jason Bourne during his flashbacks."
Tags: Technology, Instagram, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Dallas, Compass, Zillow, Mark Cain, Jason Bourne, Oncor, News Brief

Say cheese! How bad photography has changed our definition of good pictures

It's generally agreed that just about everyone today is a photographer to the extent that just about everyone carries a smartphone. Less understood, though, is how essential failures and mistakes have been to the evolution of what we think of as good photography. — Read the rest
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56 thoughtful gifts for your wife, from sweet personalized items to romantic grand gestures

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. AUrate Thoughtful gifts for your wife are key, whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just because. We rounded up unique gift ideas for her, whether you want a grand gesture or a personalized memento. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here. Putting extra care into picking out thoughtful gifts for your wife shows her just how how special she is and...
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Who is Sunisa Lee, United States’ newest Olympic gold medalist?

Sunisa Lee of St. Paul has spent her entire life working for this moment. She started in gymnastics as highly energetic 6-year-old, and as she rapidly progressed through the sport, she started to set her sights on the Olympics. And on Thursday, she became an Olympic gold medalist — and in the biggest event of all, the all-around competition, finishing with a final score of 57.433 points to edge Rebecca Andrade of Brazil for the title. Sunisa Lee, of the United States, waits for the final res...
Tags: Japan, News, Instagram, Southeast Asia, Sports, Sport, Gymnastics, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Brazil, Tokyo, John, Laos, Simone Biles, St Paul

Livestream e-commerce: Why companies and brands need to tune in

Alanna Gregory Contributor Share on Twitter Alanna Gregory is a marketing executive and is currently senior global director at Afterpay. Previously, she was VP at Hairstory, the founder and CEO of VIVE Lifestyle, and was an AVP at Barclays. More posts by this contributor E-commerce roll-ups are the next wave of disruption in consumer packaged goods What comes to mind when you think of livestreaming? I...
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Fred Durst shocks fans with unrecognizable, new look. See the photo here

Fred Durst's Instagram selfie is sending fans into a frenzy, with many saying the Limp Bizkit frontman looks unrecognizable.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Duo set for Real Madrid extensions as Martin Odegaard price set

In this article we will bring you all of today’s Real Madrid transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer. Dani Carvajal extends his contract Long-term club servant Dani Carvajal has tied his future to Real Madrid until 2025. The right-back, now 29 years old, is a world class option when fit, but has often been hampered by injuries.Dani Carvajal has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2025 ✍️He has been with the club for more ...
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‘See you in that shirt’: Son of Man City’s Fernandinho sends birthday message to Harry Kane

 The son of Manchester City star Fernandinho has taken to social media, to send a less-than-subtle transfer message to Tottenham star Harry Kane. City keen The name of hitman Kane has of course taken centre stage in the media this summer.This comes after the 28-year-old, back in May, informed those in a position of power at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium of his desire to move on, in search of silverware.The revelation, originally brought to the fore by Sky Sports News, was subsequently picked up ...
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Amid mounting Arsenal return links, Martin Odegaard price-tag revealed

 An insight into the kind of fee set to be demanded by Real Madrid for Martin Odegaard has been forthcoming, amid suggestions that an Arsenal return could be on the cards for the midfielder. Gunners stint Norwegian creator Odegaard spent the 2nd-half of this past season plying his trade in North London.After struggling for game-time upon his return to parent club Real Madrid last summer, it was decided that another loan spell away from the Bernabeu would best aid his development.In turn, Arsenal...
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3 Pieces of Advice From Asian-owned Businesses That Have Pivoted Their Physical Stores Online

How these businesses overcame the pandemic and the rise in Anti-Asian hate to find success Small businesses have been devastated by the pandemic, and women-and-diverse-owned businesses have been even harder hit. In fact, A recent study shows Asian-owned businesses in the US have been the most negatively impacted of all demographic groups, with a 20% decrease of working business owners from February to December last year.  Separately, many Asian-owned businesses have faced an increase in hate cri...
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Miami Dolphins fans shouldn't feel bad for Xavien Howard

With last night's Instagram post, Xavien Howard is attempting to win the PR battle. After getting shutout at the negotiating table, he took his grievances to social media with a formal trade request to go along with a few eyebrow-raising co
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Christian Eriksen’s future set to be decided with tests scheduled in Milan

Eriksen’s recovery The European Championships provided moments of elation for millions of people around Europe. Goals, great games and spectacles were rife throughout the competition.However, one moment in the game between Denmark and Finland will forever be remembered for some very different emotions that were experienced.Christian Eriksen collapsed suffering a cardiac arrest and required medical attention to save his life. He left the field conscious and recovered to a stable condition in a ne...
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An OnlyFans model is suing 2 agencies that manage social-media accounts for influencers

OnlyFans was launched in London in 2016 OnlyFans Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:An OnlyFans model is suing two agencies, alleging "coercion, control, humiliation, and abuse"How much money a Twitch streamer earns by combining ASMR and gamingA TikToker with 3 million followers is being sued by a Florida car was...
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Jennifer Lopez's ex-husband Marc Anthony shares heartfelt tribute after upsetting news

Marc Anthony took to Instagram with a heartfelt message on Wednesday as his former wife,...
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Crooked Creek Holler (and Friends) Hot Dog Party

Crooked Creek Holler always has the fun going on in Asheville and you might remember the kickoff to the Summer Sessions a few weeks ago where we had upwards of 200 people show up, raffles for a great cause, glass rods to cast, and smoked meats.     They are following that stellar event up with a Hot Dog Party this Sunday, August 1st, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Southern Culture on the Fly, with the help of Traeger, will be smoking wieners (stop laughing...) and New Belgium Brewing will be ...
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U.S. Pole Vaulter Sam Kendricks Tests Positive for Covid-19 at Olympic Games

U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive for covid-19 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, according to the Twitter account of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Kendricks, who holds the U.S. record for pole vaulting, reportedly has no symptoms but has been forced to withdraw from the Games…Read more...
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Apple shows how to shoot ‘otherworldly’ Night mode shots on the iPhone

If you're an iPhone owner who's yet to get to grips with the camera's Night mode, then check out these tips on how to get great shots in low light.
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Apple shows how to shoot ‘otherworldly’ Night mode shots on iPhone

If you're an iPhone owner who's yet to get to grips with the camera's Night mode, then check out these tips on how to get great shots in low light.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Photography, News, Trends, Night Photography, NIght mode, Maria Lax

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