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Why should you love your problems?

Among people who are interested in personal development and psychology, a few voices are saying in essence: let’s stop frantically looking for happiness, it’s silly, it’s useless, and it’s futile. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, a book by Mark Manson, a New York blogger and writer, reminds us of some ideas on this subject.

Happiness is on the way

We think of happiness as a cherry on the cake, as something we could “pick up, get, reach.” We think of it as the success of a thousand-piece Lego: “When I get there when my Lego is finished, I’ll be happy. “But if we sometimes find happiness on our way, it’s more when we’re on the road, building this Lego, working out a… problem.

Experiencing problems

Wherever we are, wherever we go, difficulties await us, so we might as well welcome all this in a sporting way and make it a challenge rather than sadness. By respecting problems, cherishing them, solving things one by one, while remembering that what we address today will very quickly be replaced by another boredom, we become less worried, less in a hurry, we slow down, we take an interest in what we are living, we make life as it is, we make it as a beautiful and long walk with sometimes a few battles.

Happiness exists

Indeed, life is made of problems to be solved, so it would be a good idea to love them and make them respectable ingredients rather than denying or repressing them. One of the ways to be happy (the one Manson suggests) is to identify the problems we want to have and to solve them.

Dissatisfaction is natural

Living and cohabiting with oneself while periodically experiencing resentment and a feeling of unease is also normal. Suffering and insecurity are, in fact, the only tools our body has to tell us: “Come on, it’s time to get off your butt. “So when we’re not running, we can simply try to listen better to understand what our body or head wants to tell us.

The small problems

Sometimes you get caught up in silly small problems: someone took your usual parking space, your favorite show blew up, X didn’t call you back? It’s better not to make this kind of problem a priority. It’s better to save your energy for exciting problems.

Practicing the Law of Reverse Effort

Another suggestion from Mark Manson: the more you try to feel good, the worse it will be. The more you repeat yourself in front of the mirror that you think you’re beautiful, the more you show your doubt about your beauty! By stopping this race to be even more attractive, more excellent, more perfect, we could relax.

“Crepuscule” By Juan Branco, The Book That Takes Apart Macron Piece By Piece. A Must Read!

Before I begin, I will write a preamble as a precaution against those who would like to set up a wall against my statement, too happy to disqualify myself and this young Juan Branco’s book without even having read it.

This brilliant lawyer was that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Julian Assange, and he is from the seraglio. Not born yesterday, I know that this man is destined for a great future if France Insoumise were to lead the country’s affairs (he went through the ENS, then SciencePo before becoming a lawyer and journalist for the Diplomatic World, among others) and perhaps even if other parties came to power. I also know that he is settling scores, and for a good reason, it is a pamphlet.

I have always cultivated a mistrust towards organizations, parties, clans, tribes, castes, I consider myself as an insubordinate to the militants of France Insoumise. However, I share many observations and sometimes support their positions, but I am clearly at a reasonable distance from this movement, as from any other. My facts from letters testify to this.

Having made this preamble, I will talk about Crépuscule – by Juan Branco. In addition to a few typos, syntax errors here and there, the text is brilliant and dismantles Macron piece by piece with facts, just facts, language precautions also to defer any defamation attack. No one understood where Macron came from, even though everyone feels that he is the president of the rich, that he worked in a bank, etc. But it’s unclear; it’s insufficient, it doesn’t enlighten. It leaves room for questioning. Here Branco develops and reconstructs a giant puzzle, compromises, business links and private links between oligarchs, politicians, and henchmen. It talks about Niel, Arnault, Benalla, Edouard Philippe. Brigitte Macron who is not only an exclusive representative of LVMH but also a much more influential and powerful matchmaker than the media would have us believe.

Branco reveals in detail why the media do not put any means to expose this whole system, he demonstrates the struggles of interest and features step by step who owns what, what role each one plays and how all this oligarchy could bring to power a false ideal son-in-law, in reality, an absolute servant of all their interests.

I recommend it. This encirclement of the oligarchs, this hold-up on our institutions as well as on our public money can only lead to one outcome: insurrection, democratic, or/and violent. The yellow vests are the first steps because when you have finished reading this documented pamphlet, you will have only two options: either submit to our masters or oppose them with all the strength, rage and enthusiasm of those who still believe that we can survive the great collapse only by bringing ultraliberalism to the ground. It is my conviction, and I think it is shared by millions of other citizens who are already suffering the consequences.

3 French books to improve your French

When learning French, we often ask ourselves the following questions: how to learn to write well, how to enrich our vocabulary and improve your ability to express ideas? How can you improve by having fun and having fun?

The best advice is probably to read books, stories, novels, comics in their original version, as much as possible!

Book recommendations

Many people think that to read a book you have to have an extraordinary level, but that is not true. 300 well-chosen words can be enough to understand a text globally. From the first weeks of learning the French language, you can enjoy the pleasure of reading directly in French, follow a few tips:

The choice of readings

You can use readings that indicate the level you need to understand: you can find this type of book in many bookshops in the section “Français Langue Etrangère.” Levels agree with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): A1 (beginner), A2 (elementary), B1 (intermediate), B2 (independent), C1 (advanced), C2 (advanced).

You can also read bilingual books with the original version and the translation into your language on the same page. It is a useful technique for learning new words and sentences because both versions are available at a glance. This way, if you don’t understand a word or a passage, the translation of complicated words is right next door, so you don’t have to look for them!

Method for reading books in French

Don’t try to translate all the words you don’t know, use context to understand the meaning of the sentences. Agree not to understand all the words in the text!

Identify key phrases and if you don’t understand them, search the dictionary for essential words, write down what they mean.

Start with short stories, texts, so you don’t get tired and gain confidence in your knowledge. There is no need to read a thick, complicated book.

Then, continue with the novels, the best thing is to choose the books “that you take,” you will finish them much faster, and you will enjoy the pleasure of reading in French!

Don’t get discouraged at the beginning: sometimes it is necessary to repeat the first chapter several times and get used to this exercise a little before continuing the reading. It is an excellent activity to learn French and develop your reading skills.

3 books to improve your French!

Book n°1 – L’Etranger, by Albert Camus

The story: “Meursault, who lives in French Algeria, learns of his mother’s death. His reaction is cold: he doesn’t have the attitude of expecting a grieving son; he doesn’t cry, doesn’t want to simulate a feeling of sorrow he doesn’t feel…”

Book n°2 – Les Rivières Pourpres, by Jean Christophe Grangé

The Story: “On the same day, almost three hundred kilometers away, two policemen received two unrelated cases. During their investigations, and as the bodies follow one another and the shocking revelations multiply, the paths of the two policemen will cross. By joining forces and sharing information, they will finally unravel the secret of the Purple Rivers plot, and bring to light a truth that no one could have suspected.”

Book n°3 – L’amour dure trois ans, by Frédéric Beigbeder

The story: “In the beginning, everything is beautiful. You can’t believe you’re so in love. You write books about it. You get married as soon as possible, why think when you’re happy? In the second year, things start to change. You make love less and less often, and you think it’s okay. You defend marriage in front of your single friends who don’t recognize you anymore. In the third year, you look at passers-by. You go out more and more often: it prevents you from talking. Soon there comes a time when you can no longer support your wife because you have fallen in love with someone else. You are starting a new book…”


The Book of Satoshi review

Bitcoin the first cryptocurrency in the world which now is attracting a lot of demand in the market despite being unsupported by any government. The cryptocurrency is now very famous across the globe although the brain behind Bitcoin remains anonymous. The identity of the Bitcoin creator as it remains unknown it speculated that Satoshi Nakamoto is the man behind the existence of this fast-rising cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin is an electronic or virtual currency that is based on cryptographic systems and just like the virtual currency itself the identity of the creator is also virtual. The Nakamoto personality only exists in the online publications and may be representing a group of people or just an individual. The name came into existence through the online publications that were providing information on the introduction of the Bitcoin in its early days. Nakamoto published a lot of articles subsequently giving out more details about Bitcoin, achat bitcoin cb and how it works.

What does the Book of Satoshi contain?

book of satoshi nakamoto You might be curious about the identity of the brain or brains behind Bitcoin which might remain anonymous for a very long time. For now, let’s stick to Satoshi Nakamoto the public name although the physical personnel remains virtual. The book of Satoshi entails the publications the Bitcoin creator managed to write for two years from November 1st, 2009 before disappearing, from the internet. The information available about the Bitcoin creator is in the publications with no personal information known up to date, and it might remain that way even forever.

The book of Satoshi combines all online publications and writings Satoshi Nakamoto has to see done for the two years in the public life-giving information about Bitcoin. Any post that Satoshi posted you will find it in this book with different topics under which it Nakamoto wrote. The publications although they are available online, Phil Champagne decided to package them in a single book to make it easy for people get the information about Bitcoin easily. This book has 395 pages with different topics precisely as Satoshi Nakamoto such as; wrote them

  • Bitcoin Fundamentals Presented in Layman’s Terms
  • Bitcoin’s Potential and Profound Economic Implications
  • Satoshi Nakamoto Posts and Emails on Computer Forums.

Why you should read this book

Many people have a lot of questions when it comes to an understanding the Book of Satoshi since the information is available on the internet free. There are many reasons why you should read this book, and they are as follows;

The Book of Satoshi provides you will see the collection of all works of Nakamoto on different forums which can be hectic to search on the internet. Majority of people who have had a chance to read the book praise it for having the information they could not find on the web.

Some people up to date have not understood what Bitcoin is, and how it works. The book presents excellent information in simple language that anyone can understand thus gaining the knowledge about the fast-growing cryptocurrency.

The Satoshi Nakamoto online publications are compiled in a chronological order ranging from first publication to the most recent before disappearing from the internet.

Hence you will have to get the full information about Bitcoin in the order the creator was releasing it.

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Vicious circle by wilbur smith book review


Vicious circle by wilbur smithVicious circle is an action thriller written by standards that are not commonly found in this day. It involves a man, Hector Cross, who is married to Hazel Bannock, the heir of oil business. Hector leaves his life that is full of risks and settles down with his beloved. After sometime dark forces come calling and they kill his wife Hazel who has just delivered a girl. The story revolves around the discovery of his old enemies and those for Hazel. Hector, determined to protect his little girl joins forces with his friends to hunt down the people who seek his and his daughter’s lives.


The setting of the book is around Africa, The Middle East, and England. What is most astonishing is the way Wilbur Smith creates such a vivid picture of certain scenes.

One that caught my attention and made me feel like I was In a movie theater was where Hector narrates how he killed a lion in Masai Mara National park in Kenya. This one example just shows how the book describes and passes its message to the reader efficiently.

Simple and understandable language is among the reasons why most of us sit down and travel through Hector’s story with ease.


quaote famousThe book has received accolades around the world with many readers indicating the never-ending thrill of this best seller book. With some stating that they were literally on the edge of their sits with hearts beating with anticipation.

Well, critics had their say on the book with some expressing disgust in the brutality and the sex scenes involved. Most people said that Wilbur Smith had written great previous books, but this one was among his worst.


All in all, no matter what people say about a book it’s always best if you try it yourself. If you are the type that gets carried away with suspense, anticipation and action scenes, then the book comes in highly recommended for you.

The Best Drone Books in 2017

For a few years now, people and photo enthusiasts, in general, have been fascinated by these flying toys, the infamous drones, uavs or quadcopters, closely followed by the inevitable succession of more or less serious incidents which, like everything new, gave rise to a small psychosis surrounding drones.

Let’s all take a deep breath and get back together: What’s the point of a drone?

What is a drone?

mavic pro djiA drone is an aircraft of variable size and utility, mostly remote-controlled, even if some of them are autonomous. Purists make the difference between Unmanned Aircraft (UAVs) and commercially available remote-controlled helicopters (Quadricopters or multi-rotor) but these are details. Remember, a drone is a flying thing. If you are after the best seller in 2017, you should commander le dji mavic pro.

Any questions regarding these unmanned aircrafts? Regarding the legislation? How about professional use?

Everything is described in details in these books. Whether you are after general tips to pick the best quadcopter in 2017, after photo and video tips or want to know more about local regulations in your area, these books are the right fit for you!

Drones for Dummies, Mark LaFay

Drones for Dummies, Mark LaFayA lot of drone pilots might have started with this guide for “dummies.” This book is apparently for total newbies and is a good pick if you are just beginning and want to grasp some of the basic concepts. You will know a lot more about Ready To Fly drones and how to pick the best for your use. A few technical mistakes in this book but overall a good catch!

Drone University, John Glover

If you want to learn what a quadcopter is made off, this book is for you! It is a great piece of reading if you are looking to perfect your knowledge in the field. A great book, written my one of the most respected person in this field!

Build Your Own Drone Manual, Alex Elliott

This excellent book will teach you how to build a custom DIY drone in 2017! They cover a wide range of drones, not only video drones but also racers if you are into drone racing. Building your quadcopter will save you a great deal of money and will allow you to customize your drone better.

Drone Operator’s Logbook, Jonathan Rupprecht

Drone Operator’s Logbook, Jonathan RupprechtIf you’re interested in aerial photography or aerial video, you’ve probably already asked yourself the question of the basic safety rules to be respected during aerial filming with these funny drones.

First of all, you should know that the authorities remarkably control aerial photography with unmanned vehicles and that not everyone can do it.

Of course, this regulation is there to protect citizens. You can’t imagine these types of vehicles flying anywhere, in any way, controlled by anyone over your garden or in public places.

However, the fact remains that the constraints to work are real and that many precautions bind us. All our interventions must be prepared, considered and recorded in flight logbooks.


I hope that this quick presentation of some of the finest drone books to read in 2017 helped you.

Remember to always follow your local regulations and make sure you put safety first when up in the sky.

Home Tech: Best Buy Books on Gadgets for Smart Homes and More

Smart homes are the future. Even you may not be able to afford the smart gadgets and home assistants today, you will be able to in the near future. Smart homes are becoming the norm and most of us will soon live in an automated home that can almost think for itself. Our list today is on the best home tech books.

Smart Home Hacks: Tips and Tools for Automating Your House by Gordon Meyer

If you have always wanted to create your own smart home, this is the book for you. Gordon Meyer explains how to turn wires, your computer, sensors, cameras, and other devices into a well-synced and convenient smart home system. The tips and tricks he shares can be implemented by anyone no matter what your level of technical or engineering experience. You will find this book very helpful if you want to increase the automation, safety, and convenience of your home.

Inside the Smart Home by Richard Harper

This book looks at the trend of making our homes smart to increase convenience and safety. It also takes a look at why this trend may not be as successful as we may think. The book takes a look at different aspects and the background issues that smart home technology involves.

Smart Homes for Dummies by Danny Briere

This book is for anyone who wants to try their hand at making their home automated and smart. You can learn how to install cameras, how to get your appliances to work with voice commands or remote controls, and how to play your favourite music across the whole house. Smart home technology offers endless options and you will spend many hours doing all kinds of things to get your home the way you want it.

Home automation is here to stay. These books help you do it yourself and also make you understand how it works and why we want it. Try it out and let us know how your smart home experience is.

Top Technology Publications for Tech and Gadget Junkies

If you like reading about technology, whether fiction or non-fiction, today’s top list is for you. Over the years, we have read novels about technology and what the future may look like. Today, some of those things have become reality and others still seem a bit far off. No matter whether you like the imaginary tech or the real-life tech, you will find a book you like on today’s list.

Ready Player One – This story is set in the year 2044 and is a close-sci-fi novel. It follows Wade through his adventures that will make the childlike inner-gamer squeak with delight. Ready Player One is sure to become a classic and is a favourite on the shelves of many tech and gaming lovers.

Weapons of Math Destruction (Cathy O-Neil) – Cathy O’Neil is a data scientist and in this book, she looks at the impact of algorithms on the world and humans. Many things work with algorithms today and it would be logical to think that they should bring about order. However, in this book, the author explains why it doesn’t bring order but rather vicious cycles and chaos.

The Industries of the Future (Alec Ross) – Alec Ross explores and explains the fields that will shape the future of economics. New job fields will be established as technology and the Internet expand. He looks at cybercrime, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data, and much more. He also looks at how we will adjust to these changes in the future and what security measures we will have to take to protect our children and our personal information.

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future (Kevin Kelly) – Kevin Kelly discusses the changes that we can expect in the coming decades. Many of the technological trends and changes that we expect have already been put into motion. He shares his thoughts and ideas on what the future of technology holds and how our lives will change with these trends.

These books will be enjoyed by tech junkies and non-tech junkies alike. When it comes to technology, we are all influenced and we all need to know what is going on. So, join the future and get these books to expand your mind and understanding of what the future may hold.

4 Best Home DIY and Improvement Books of 2017 for Idle Hands


A home is a place to express yourself and feel comfortable. This may often mean that you need to or want to make some changes around your home. These changes can be big or small and can require full renovations or simple DIY curtain-making. No matter what the size or project, you probably need a few ideas and guidance for getting started. I have quite an extensive collection of home and garden DIY books, so I want to share some of my favourites with you.

DIY Decorating on a Budget by Tiffany Brook

If you want to create your dream home, but have to do so on a budget, you need this book. It offers 19 simple and doable projects that will not break the bank or your spirit. Tiffany Brook hits the nail on the head with this one and you are sure to have some fun with her ideas.

101 Saturday Morning Projects by The Family Handyman

You will get a tonne of ideas from this fantastic book. None of the projects featured in this book will take you longer than 4 hours. It is perfect for weekend projects or when you get bored. You can revamp your whole home bit by bit by doing one of these projects every weekend.

Do It Yourself by Thomas Barnthaler

This book features 50 projects by designers and artists. This means that these guys know what they are talking about. The book offers a large variety of ideas on lighting, furniture, painting, etc. This is a great book to have on your shelf if you like DIY and weekend projects.

DIY Hacks Household by Patricia Benson

Everything you need to know about cleaning and organising your home you will find in this book. Patricia Benson offers helpful and surprising hacks and tips to make keeping your home organised a picnic.

These 4 books are some of my top favourites. If I had to share them all, you will be reading for the next 2 days. So, start with these and we will feature a few more favourites soon.