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5 Best Tools for E-Book Lovers

5 Best Tools for E-Book Lovers

Gone are the days when you had to carry around a bunch of heavy books if you wanted to read while you were on the road, at the park, on breaks, etc. Now, all you have to do is open an app, and the books you love are right at your fingertips. E-books are awesome, because they can be downloaded and read anywhere, and pretty much from any device. One of the greatest things about e-books is that if you love to write, this is your chance to be a published author without having to jump through a lot of hoops and spend a ridiculous amount of money for self-publishing. If you are an e-book reader or writer, here are some tools that are going to make you love them even more.

1. FoxyUtils Provides All of the PDF Tools You Will Ever Need.

FoxyUtils tools will make it easier than ever to merge, convert, split, and use any PDF file. It is fast, reliable, and easy to use, and you will enjoy high quality tools. If you choose the Premium Plan, you can connect right through Dropbox and Google Drive, so there is never any need to upload files from your device, so you can keep it free of unnecessary data. All you have to do is log into the cloud and retrieve the books you want to read.

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2. Kobo Gives Access to Millions of E-Books.

By using Kobo, you will have access to more than five million e-book titles on both mobile and desktop devices. This app will allow you to search by author, title, and genre, and there are also “best of” lists you can check out if you are looking for something new and interesting to read. This app is available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows, and desktop users. You can even choose day or night mode (to adjust the brightness), font types and sizes, and a whole lot more.

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3. Oodles Books is Great for Publishing Your Own Writing.

Maybe you want to get into writing your own e-book. If this is the case, check out Oodles Books, which makes it easy to publish anything you want, and to reach out to new readers and grow your audience. Whatever you write will be published on Oodles Android and iOS apps, and your work will reach an audience of millions. Publish anything from short stories to essays to novels to non-fiction books, and get direct feedback from your readers. Also, you can read stories by other Oodles readers for free.

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4. Wattpad Online Storytelling Community Enhances Reading and Writing Experience.

Wattpad tool is available through iTunes, and can be used by both iPad and iPhone users. You get a free e-book reader, and all the free e-books you can read, no matter what genre you are into. You can even use Wattpad to write and post your own stories. It is available in several languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Arabic, and many more. Users must be at least 17 years of age to download this app. This is a tool that is going to make your e-book reading and writing experience better than ever.

5. FBReader is a free multi-platform e-book reader that is also free of advertising.

FBReader supports most popular e-book formats, including ePub, fb2, rtf, html, and plain text. It is easy to customize FBReader, and you can choose colors, page turning animations, fonts, bookmarks, dictionaries, and more. You will have access to the most popular network libraries, and download e-books (free and paid). You will enjoy online storage for your e-book library, being able to store e-books in your Google Drive space, organizing books by various criteria, and a whole lot more.

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Last Updated on February 13, 2019

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Think being happy is something that happens as a result of luck, circumstance, having money, etc.? Think again.

Happiness is a mindset. And if you’re looking to improve your ability to find happiness, then check out these 10 things happy people do differently.

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. -Dalai Lama

1. Happy people find balance in their lives.

Folks who are happy have this in common: they’re content with what they have, and don’t waste a whole lot of time worrying and stressing over things they don’t. Unhappy people do the opposite: they spend too much time thinking about what they don’t have. Happy people lead balanced lives. This means they make time for all the things that are important to them, whether it’s family, friends, career, health, religion, etc.

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2. Happy people abide by the golden rule.

You know that saying you heard when you were a kid, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Well, happy people truly embody this principle. They treat others with respect. They’re sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of other people. They’re compassionate. And they get treated this way (most of the time) in return.

3. Happy people don’t sweat the small stuff.

One of the biggest things happy people do differently compared to unhappy people is they let stuff go. Bad things happen to good people sometimes. Happy people realize this, are able to take things in stride, and move on. Unhappy people tend to dwell on minor inconveniences and issues, which can perpetuate feelings of sadness, guilt, resentment, greed, and anger.

4. Happy people take responsibility for their actions.

Happy people aren’t perfect, and they’re well aware of that. When they screw up, they admit it. They recognize their faults and work to improve on them. Unhappy people tend to blame others and always find an excuse why things aren’t going their way. Happy people, on the other hand, live by the mantra:

“There are two types of people in the world: those that do and those that make excuses why they don’t.”

5. Happy people surround themselves with other happy people.

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    One defining characteristic of happy people is they tend to hang out with other happy people. Misery loves company, and unhappy people gravitate toward others who share their negative sentiments. If you’re struggling with a bout of sadness, depression, worry, or anger, spend more time with your happiest friends or family members. Chances are, you’ll find that their positive attitude rubs off on you.

    6. Happy people are honest with themselves and others.

    People who are happy often exhibit the virtues of honesty and trustworthiness. They would rather give you candid feedback, even when the truth hurts, and they expect the same in return. Happy people respect people who give them an honest opinion.

    7. Happy people show signs of happiness.

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      This one may sound obvious but it’s a key differentiator between happy and unhappy people. Think about your happiest friends. Chances are, the mental image you form is of them smiling, laughing, and appearing genuinely happy. On the flip side, those who aren’t happy tend to look the part. Their posture may be slouched and you may perceive a lack of confidence.

      8. Happy people are passionate.

      Another thing happy people have in common is their ability to find their passions in life and pursue those passions to the fullest. Happy people have found what they’re looking for, and they spend their time doing what they love.

      9. Happy people see challenges as opportunities.

      Folks who are happy accept challenges and use them as opportunities to learn and grow. They turn negatives into positives and make the best out of seemingly bad situations. They don’t dwell on things that are out of their control; rather, they seek solutions and creative ways of overcoming obstacles.

      10. Happy people live in the present.

      While unhappy people tend to dwell on the past and worry about the future, happy people live in the moment. They are grateful for “the now” and focus their efforts on living life to the fullest in the present. Their philosophy is:

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      There’s a reason it’s called “the present.” Because life is a gift.

      So if you’d like to bring a little more happiness into your life, think about the 10 principles above and how you can use them to make yourself better.

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