You may not find these bands in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but these hits will live on forever. Counting down the best (and funniest) one-hit wonders…
by Dr. Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012)
One day this expert was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration I’m sure those students will never forget. After I share it with you, you’ll never forget it either. As this man stood in front of the group of high-powered over-achievers he said, “Okay, time for a quiz.” Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar.
When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, “Is this jar full?” Everyone in the class said, “Yes.” Then he said, “Really?” He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. Then he dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks.
Then he smiled and asked the group once more, “Is the jar full?” By this time the class was onto him. “Probably not,” one of them answered. “Good!” he replied. And he reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in and it went into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he asked the question, “Is this jar full?”
The agreement was designed to deepen economic ties between twelve countries that border the Pacific Ocean – namely, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada and the US.
Combined these countries represent approximately 40% of the world’s economic output.
It was hoped that the pact would lead to lower tariffs, helping to foster trade between the countries and boost economic growth. This could have potentially lead to the creation of a new single market, similar to that of the European Union.
But all of that is history now, as Trump has now fulfilled his campaign pledge to end America’s involvement in the TPP and distance itself from its Asian allies.
“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” Jerry Rice
Long cold winters can send us scouring the cupboards for comfort food. There’s no shame in that. Unless you’re out skiing or playing hockey, winter pretty much sucks.
The problem is that most comfort foods are a little short on nutrition. Well, I may have a solution to that problem…enter the Simple Tomato and Mushroom Pasta Dish.
Packed with three portions of veggies – tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach – this simple and easy pasta dish provides a ton of nutrients, and is (almost) as satisfying as a large pizza with a side of mac and cheese.
Get the recipe at Deliciously Ella.
Who are you? How you answer this simple little question speaks volumes about you as a person, your character, your priorities, where you are in your life, etc.
As you can see, its a frustratingly complex question. Here are some of the best answers we’ve found…
The film stars Dax Shepard (as Officer Jon Baker) and Michael Pena (as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello), while also featuring Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar, Vida Guerra, Jessica McNamee , Ryan Hansen and Kristen Bell.
“Fans don’t boo nobodies.” Reggie Jackson
Many people believe that martial arts is a specific sport. But really, its just an umbrella term that describes a group of combat sports, many of which originated as forms of self-defense or attack dating back hundreds or even thousands of years.
While hundreds of different systems or styles of martial arts have been developed throughout history, most of these combat systems share a single purpose: to physically defeat ones opponent and defend against threats.
How they go about accomplishing this is where the martial arts differ…
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. — ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.’ — Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood?
Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”