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Re: 9 Ways To Make Your Days Simple Again

Message  gerardM le Dim 6 Sep - 18:29

Hi,

I'd like to know about your feelings regarding this article.

I like this American style: nothing fancy, nothing clever but simple words and clear text.

This reminds me of classes I took several decades ago with Dale Carnegie. We were discussing several books of this kind (by Dale Carnegie), with simple advice.
Americans are not complicated guys, very practical guys, and very efficient guys! Remember KISS.
Compare with French books!
You can see short paragraphs while in French books you would have chapters with lots of details (in the French culture, we have to deal with the whole range of cases).
A book is longer of course but what you have to read is not a colletion of boring details but a series of exciting examples illustrating the case and convincing you things are easy.

I'm not a specialist but I can add that Americans don't look at the difficulties ahead: they try and see (they don't study all the cases, and the traps ahead).
This leads to what we can see: Americans companies leading the Web; they started recently and rocketed very fast (Google, PayPal, Amazon, Facebook, etc.)

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Message  MurielB le Dim 6 Sep - 19:30

Americans are not complicated guys, very practical guys, and very efficient guys!
Gérard i agree that it is important to be like that=>To have a simple mind, not a twisted mind.

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Message  gerardM le Dim 6 Sep - 19:33

I wonder if it is a spelling or if "busyness" is correct and different from/than "business".

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Message  gerardM le Dim 6 Sep - 19:45

MurielB a écrit:
Americans are not complicated guys, very practical guys, and very efficient guys!
Gérard i agree that it is important to be like that=>To have a simple mind, not a twisted mind.
Muriel,
Do you agree that the French want to study the whole range of situations before publishing the book?

I remember at school, when I was studying sciences, we had a board at the wall with the "lois de Descartes" and one of them stated: "Avant de conclure, j'examine bien toutes les faces de la question".

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Message  MurielB le Dim 6 Sep - 19:48

Gérard, do you mean it is not important to examine all the solutions before choosing one ?

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Message  gerardM le Dim 6 Sep - 20:14

MurielB a écrit:Gérard, do you mean it is not important to examine all the solutions before choosing one ?
Muriel,
It's very important for scientists and engineers, when they are designing rockets, or bridges.
Reason messed my studies when after my engineer degree, I decided to take law classes (Reason has nothing to do with law, on the opposite, things are based on "biased truth").

Statistics have to be considered as well.
I hate it when I go to a doctor's for a pain in my shoulders and they beforehand send me to oodles of specialists to check my brain, to check my nerves, to check my blood, and so on and so forth.

Again, statistics have to be considered as well otherwise everything is blocked or at least slowed down for a while. In the meantime, Americans go ahead, they try and they check the results: this leads to mistakes but they take the market... the scientific method/protocol also leads to mistakes!


NB: In France we aso have what we call "méthode expérimentale" but scientists don't like this and consider this as second-hand wy, when they cannot study with the usual theoretical scientific way.

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Message  MurielB le Dim 6 Sep - 21:02

I understand Gérard that when you feel you are right, all that energy makes you rapidly close a deal while when you are not so sure, you have to examine all the solutions. It's the same for a doctor. When he is not sure about his diagnosis he has to check blood, nerves, brain etc. Can't we have a middle of the way solution ? Think carefully but go ahead !

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Message  gerardM le Dim 6 Sep - 21:37

Muriel,

Back to the health realm...

I am very interested in dietetics.
I guess people take far too much medicine and this disturbs their health.
I think I'm not that wrong saying French surveys are rare that could validate Cretan diet and others. I too often read: "we just started a survey and we'll have the results within 5 years as we must consider people with the diet, people without, and also check for 5 years, etc."; we also launched a new official diet (and study) as scientists want to also understand why (WHY is our big problem).
The problem of dietetics is not an easy one and Americans took much time around the Cretan Diet; they wanted to address Alzheimer Disease (and not the cardiovascular issue only)... the results led to the MIND diet (after the DASH Diet); now they rush!
Did you notice the French difficulty to adopt solutions coming from abroad?

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Message  MurielB le Dim 6 Sep - 22:13

Gérard
I agree that too much medicine is not good and we have to take them only when they are necessary. We (Patrick and I) roughly follow the brain diet and we buy as much organic food as possible. Alzheimer's desease is really frightening !

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Message  gerardM le Dim 6 Sep - 23:13

MurielB a écrit:Gérard
I agree that too much medicine is not good and we have to take them only when they are necessary. We (Patrick and I) roughly follow the brain diet and we buy as much organic food as possible. Alzheimer's desease is really frightening !
What do you call "the brain diet" Muriel?
If you're interested in this, take a look at MIND, easy to follow; it's rather new (beginning of 2015 if I remember well), it adds Green vegies with leaves and berries to DASH (both improve the Cretan diet).

> Alzheimer's desease is really frightening !
Yes it is but progress are fast in this domaim.

I will probably start a topic but a BIG PROBLEM is that the world research is messed by American billionaires: there won't be any researcher left in a short while. Sad

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Message  MurielB le Lun 7 Sep - 8:42

Gérard the brain diet is roughly the Mediterranean diet http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/08August/Pages/new-brain-diet-slows-mental-decline.aspx
It is very important for pregnant ladies or babies under 24 months. For us it is too late but our purpose is philosophical.

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Message  gerardM le Lun 7 Sep - 14:04

Muriel,
Thanks for the link to NHS: I'll try to read te page soon.

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What you call brain diet is MIND, the diet I was referring to.

> it adds Green vegies with leaves and berries...
I made a spelling mistake: the correct one is "it adds Green veggies with leaves and berries..."
It is not because it's a shortened word that I've to make a spelling: "veggie" is more used than "vegetable" (way too long); they also say "veg").

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Message  MurielB le Lun 7 Sep - 17:00

Yes Gérard, brain diet is mind diet. Patrick says it is very important for a pregnant mother or a baby under 2 . May be for us it is a bit too late ! anyway we can support organic farming and encourage healthy diets around us;

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Message  gerardM le Lun 7 Sep - 17:28

Muriel,

MIND means Mediterranean-Dash Intervention of Neurodegenerative Delay.
As you can read, it's especially designed for the Alzheimer's fight. So it is very important for adults.

MIND comes from a very recent research (early 2015). It improves the Cretan Diet, and DASH-Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, mainly adding green leafed veggies and berries to the former diets (2 very important items which lead to good improvements).
For long Cretan/Mediterranean diet and DASH were used to fight Alzheimer as there was no specific research. The results of MIND are said to be very promising; easy to follow, precise though not very strict, results are pretty good even when the diet is approximate.

> MIND means Mediterranean-Dash Intervention of Neurodegenerative Delay.
As you can understand through the meaning of the acronym, the aim is to gain good-health years... they go on with research and target 150 years very soon.

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Message  MurielB le Lun 7 Sep - 21:47


MIND means Mediterranean-Dash Intervention of Neurodegenerative Delay.
As you can read, it's especially designed for the Alzheimer's fight. So it is very important for adults.

Thanks Gérard ! I didn't know it was still useful for adults. I thought  diets were important in early childhood only !

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Message  gerardM le Lun 7 Sep - 22:50


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Message  gerardM le Lun 7 Sep - 23:34

Muriel, everyone,

I wrote about "méthode expérimentale", the English equivalent is; "observational study".

I made a mistake in the meaning of DASH, it is "Dietary Approach to Systolic Hypertension" (and not "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" as I wrote it).
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Stop or Systolic: both can be met!

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The French method ( Sad sorry but the French do like to study their specific method) is named PNNS-Programme National Nutrition-Santé ("Mangez Bougez")

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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Sep - 11:38

Hi Muriel, hi everyone,

In my posts above, I wrote something like "green leafed veggies..." as a key of the MIND Diet.
I think my words were understandable and grammatically correct but a far better expression is: "green leafy veggies..."

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Message  MurielB le Mar 8 Sep - 21:33

Gérard I never eat kate nor green tea. By the way do you know what is kate in French please?

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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Sep - 21:39

MurielB a écrit:Gérard I never eat kate nor green tea. By the way do you know what is kate in French please?
Muriel, "kale" not kate = choux frisé in French.

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Message  gerardM le Mar 8 Sep - 21:40

MurielB a écrit:Gérard I never eat kate nor green tea. By the way do you know what is kate in French please?

In the US, kale also means money (slang).

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Message  MurielB le Mar 8 Sep - 21:43

Thanks !

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