Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gender Hub Wednesday showcased all-female comedy quartet Cracks Only

Man Stabs 4, Killing 1, After Fart Criticism
A Bristol, Connecticut man is behind bars after a stabbing rampage that left one dead and three others injured at a party on Saturday night. According to the Hartford Courant, Marc Higgins "told investigators he became enraged because people were criticizing him for passing gas, police said... [He] stormed out of the party, came back armed with three knives and started stabbing people indiscriminately, according to court documents released Monday." Higgins, 21, was reportedly "chastised...for being flatulent" by another person at the party, Stacy Buccheri.
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Today’s Inspiration of the day
33 Ways To Get And Maintain Motivation
Being motivated is a wonderful state of your being. In that state your body leverages huge amounts of energy. Your emotional field is totally balanced, physically you’re able to climb the Everest and mentally you understand the whole Universe in a split of a second. I know you know the feeling. The good news is that you can re-create this state pretty much whenever you want. Here are 33 tips to help you get and stay motivated. By the way, if you’re into long lists, you may also check this one: 100 Ways To Live A Better Life.

1. Ignore The Unimportant
Learning to ignore is a fantastic lesson. Much more rewarding than you think. There must be an art of ignoring and they should teach it in universities. Spanning your focus in so many areas will only weaken you. Ignoring what’s unimportant will free up energy, foster motivation and help you stay focused and productive.
2. Understand What Makes You Bored
And avoid it. Boredom is a nasty place to be. But as any other state of your being can be understood and you can identify the triggers. Once you understand that, you can safely go away from the gray zone. Takes some time but it really worth the effort.
3. Laugh More Often
Watch comedies, read comics. Throw away that ugly seriousness form your face. Laughing is a safety valve for your stress relief mechanism. It actually let it out from your body in bursts. And while you’re laughing you can still learn new stuff, like personal development lessons from Dumbo.
4. Keep A Log Of Your Breakthroughs
Do you remember when you had the first major success of your life? No? I thought so. We tend to overlook this simple habit of writing down our feelings every time we have a major breakthrough in our lives. If you want the shortest path to motivation, just keep a log of your successes. And get inspired by it.
5. Exercise
This is one the easiest and simplest way to summon motivation. Just walk out from the office, start doing some pushups or just go for a short run around the house. It will instantly declutter your physical body. Every time you exercise, you produce endorphins. Endorphins are good.

6. Create A Custom Environment
You can’t be motivated if you work in an environment which does not represent you. Make changes, adjust, improve. Doesn’t matter if it’s about your job office or your home. Whatever the space you work in, make it yours somehow, that will lower your unconscious adaptation efforts and you’ll have more time dedicated to the actual tasks.
7. Read Success Stories
Like in other people success stories. Get inspired. Admire them (with caution, but do admire them). Reading about success will make it more available to you and will fuel your efforts towards its achievement. And of course, you can learn how to be successful too.

Gender Hub Comedy Wednesday was inspired by the all-female comedy quartet Cracks Only . The show heads for the Baxter for regular end-of-month gigs. The special guest at the first performance will be the iconic Evita Bezuidenhout, South Africa's Most Famous White Woman.

The Cracks, consisting of award-winning actress Anthea Thompson, comedy stars Shimmy Isaacs and Anne Hirsch, and veteran columnist Marianne Thamm, caused a minor sensation with their show Cracks and the City, directed by Alan Committie, which played at the Baxter in July 2010.

Each month the Cracks will serve up a fresh cocktail of stand-up comedy, music and brand new filmed sketches, which have become a much-anticipated part of the show. To find out more visit

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