Turn Your Cremated Loved Ones Into Diamonds

businessinsider-memorial-diamond-2‘The idea of wearing your deceased loved one around your finger or neck might be a little unsettling, but that’s exactly what a company called Algordanza does: transform human ashes into a diamond.

‘Ripka said the process for growing diamonds in a lab is common knowledge, but there are very few experts in the field. It takes about four to six months for Algordanza to complete an order from the time the consumer places the order to the time their diamond is delivered.

“‘Its a kind of science, but it’s also art,” Ripka said. Contact the company for orders, but beware, the diamond-making process isn’t cheap, though the resulting diamond will be “an everlasting keepsake, remembrance, or heirloom to pass to future generations.”…’
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Positive and Negative Thinking Affects Sleep
Simply thinking you got better sleep makes your brain work better
‘You’re probably aware of the placebo effect—taking a pill of any sort can make a person feel better, even if that pill has no active ingredients. But it turns out that the placebo effect doesn’t just work with gel caps. It’s possible to get placebo exercise and even placebo sleep.

‘Basically, if you tell somebody that a “treatment”—a pill, better sleep, more exercise—is going to work, it will probably work. And this has proven true time and again, for all sorts of things beyond straight medication. A study that told a group of hotel housekeepers that their work was good exercise found that those workers scored higher on health indicators than a group of hotel housekeepers who didn’t think they were getting exercise on the job. People who are told that athletes have good vision have better vision when doing athletic activities. And simply thinking you got better sleep makes your brain work better…’
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What Millionaires Have in Common
‘Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?

‘For their books The Millionaire Next Door and The Millionaire Mind the authors surveyed over 700 millionaires to find out.

‘80% were self-made, accruing all their wealth in one generation. And they were doing a number of things you and I probably aren’t…’
Here are a few patterns the researchers saw


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