Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dreams And Dreaming: Fascinating Facts - Braintenance

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We tend to dream in metaphors about things in our lives which are unsettled and frustrating. This is quite the opposite of what we tend to say about dreams, which tends to be positive in the sense of "you're in my dreams," "I can dream about it if I can't have it," or "I was just daydreaming."

In fact, the dreams we tend to remember as adults are very often the ones which are closest to nightmares. The more plagued we are with the stressful components of our lives and either our point of view or our actual environment (the two are never quite the same), the more we dream, and the greater the percentage of our dreams which are perceived as nightmares.

In curious contrast, when our conscious minds are at rest after struggling at a perplexing problem for some time, our subconscious, operating through metaphor and unbridled free association, continues to work on these problems in our dreaming states and occasionally solves them. Much of our "Breakthrough Thinking" occurs while we are asleep. At times, these breakthroughs are so powerful that we are awakened as if by some mystical revelation. In this way dreaming is similar to some forms of meditation.

Many of our species' greatest thinkers, artists, scientists, inventors and other creative individuals have done their most creative work inspired by revelations born of either dreaming or meditation. Various drugs, some legal and some of them illegal, can enhance the parameters within which we dream; they seem to enliven our imagination with synesthesia and other 'special effects'. But it is important to note that any of these effects or changes is still, in the end, a product of our own mind's initiation.

It is worthwhile to note that our brains (or our minds) are never fully at rest -- they are always vigorously at work. 

- Douglas E. Castle

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Intuition Versus Emotion: Major Differences

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There are major differences between Intuition and Emotion, but even the most intelligent of us tend to confuse the two, especially under stressful circumstances. So what IS the difference, and why is knowing that difference so important to the quality of our lives? Click: http://bit.ly/DECIDE8

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Invitation

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Hello. If you’ve not yet joined “Colleagues Of Douglas E. Castle” on Sgrouples, you’re invited to do so by creating an account (ultra private inmail/email and Discussion Group, being run like a private club or community) at http://bit.ly/CODEC8. If you’ve already established your account, be certain to go to your Dashboard Page, go to “My Privacy Email” and click on (and choose) your “Notification Preferences”. Our group is a combination of the most secure email that you can access (check you inbox daily, or have your notifications forwarded to you) from member to member, combined with a Discussion Group [voluntary] which will have a completely practical focus: Members discussing specific business needs with other members. No theory. No selling or spam. Just requests and responses. It will be a great group -- I promise that much! Discussion posting guidelines will be posted within the next three days, so that we’re all of a similar mind. Thank you. - Douglas E. Castle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sequence-Solving Hacks To Mental Growth

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Sequence-solving requires a great deal of mental activity -- it builds the knowledge base, pattern recognition, problem-solving, neuronal plasticity, memory and general intelligence. Here's a wonderful mini-challenge involving sequence-solving and a formula which can be used as a shortcut or a hack. Braintenance is a full-time occupation -- the more of it that you consciously, the more your uber-mind (i.e., superconscious) "takes the wheel" and replays the exercises. More than this, it tends to expand upon them, and experiment with them.

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Q: Find the next number in the following arithmetic series/sequence:

1, 2, 6, 24, 120, 720....

A: 5,040

Explanation: The numbers in the above sequence are factorials of the integers in order, i.e., 1!, 2!, 3!, 4!, 5!, 6!. The next one in the sequence would be 7!, which equals 5,040.

Shortcut: The formula for estimating any n! is set forth below. If you memorize it, you can amaze your friends at parties and win bets at bars [although I don't advocate gambling -- I only gamble with my life, because I can influence the odds rather than merely trying to calculate them], but you'll still need a good online calculator bookmarked in your mobile device:

  Stirling's Formula -- Factorials - Braintenance - Douglas E. Castle    

Alrighty, my fellow (this includes some women, too) Braintenancers. That about wraps it up for today.

See you soon!

Douglas E. Castle for The Braintenance Blog

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

StartUps, Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses - Our Patriotic Powerhouses!

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Help Startups, Entrepreneurial Enterprises and Small Businesses to Bring Back Productivity, Technology, Industry, Real Jobs... And The American Dream!



SelekTron Innovation Assistance (visit our site, as well as our GoFundMe Page) is in the process of putting together a fabulously interactive, centralized and complete resource, toolshed (more like an arsenal!) and advice center for these fledgling enterprises. Did you know that the small business sector (in 2013) was responsible for 55% of all American jobs, and 66% of all of our US domestic revenue? Yet you don't hear about the government giving them a bailout. We want to create a highly communication-friendly site that will ultimately be the "go to" virtual helpdesk and services provider for these little engines which have made this country great, We need your help -- even small contributions. You can contribute either on the Go Fund Me Site (which uses WePay to process contributions), or directly on our preliminary website (which uses your old friend PayPal to process transactions).  Even if your contribution is $5.00 or $10.00, is will be your investment in patriotism and free enterprise.

Our campaign is new, but when we've built our machine, we will have assisted these little gems of  businesses (which now have a failure rate of between 70% -80%!) in surviving, thriving, growing and creating opportunities, industries, careers and the rebirth of the US industrialized ingenuity that have always made me proud to be an American. Give and contribute as much as you can, and spread the word amongst your colleagues, friends and connections. We cannot afford to fail. Of course, depending upon the level of contribution (from $5.00 to $100.00), you get some highly ego-enhancing goodies. Please help all of America's private sector bring back production, jobs, and support the value of our US Dollar and Flag. Thank you. Give as much as you can, either on the website (we use PayPal) or on the GoFundMe site, which uses WePay -- a highly secure processor, but not as well known.

Give yourself something to be proud of. Instead of a cup of coffee, or a movie, or an ugly airport tie, invest some of your hard-earned money in empowering the brave venture sponsors, innovators, inventors, game-changers and garage-officed brain trusts who will be tomorrow's big businesses -- if you and I give them a chance. The greatest return on investment is the small amount that you place in the hands of these workhorses; they don't waste that money on perks -- they squeeze the maximum value out of every penny. Nobody is spoiled. Everyone is grateful. Thank of how much good your spare change or your sacrificed after dinner drinks and extra helpings of dessert will do. You'll be a healthier happier Human Being and a contributor to the best cause in the world. The magic that turns visions and diagrams into real products and services. Join us. We need you. This country needs you.

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