What Is the Heartbleed Bug & What Sites Are Affected

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What Is the Heartbleed Bug?

It's rare that a computer virus or bug is important enough to warrant the kind of attention the Heartbleed bug is currently getting. By all accounts, this one's a nasty one and is well-deserving of the press it's getting. According to most sources, Heartbleed is as bad as an Internet security flaw can get and can result in the loss of personal data, including user names, passwords and credit card information.

Heartbleed is a flaw in the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption software that's in place to protect your data. I heard one computer expert compare the flaw to hiring a group of armed guards to protect an armored car and having them all fall asleep at once. Those with the knowledge needed to expose your data through Heartbleed have free reign to capture anything and everything you transmit.

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How to Deal With Failure: Making Failure Temporary

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Unless you've allowed yourself to completely stagnate, there's a pretty good chance you're going to experience failure at some point in your life. Learning how to deal with failure and make failure temporary is the key to getting past failure and moving on to more successful endeavors. Ultimately, this is your life and you're in the driver's seat. Is a crash going to send you to the junkyard or is it going to temporarily sideline you while you rebuild and prepare for the next race?

Famous Failures

Successful people, almost to a T, will tell you they experienced failure time and time again on the road to success. Through it all, they remained focused on their ultimate goal, which is becoming successful. Check out this list of famous people who experienced failure on the road to success:

  • Henry Ford. Ford experienced multiple failure before he founded Ford Motor Company. He started multiple businesses that didn't make it before he hit it big.
  • Harland Sanders. If you don't recognize the name Harland Sanders, maybe Colonel Sanders will ring a bell. The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken was reportedly rejected more than 1,000 times before he found a restaurant willing to try his secret blend of herbs and spices.
  • Bill Gates. Microsoft is a household name. In fact, there's a pretty good chance you're viewing this website from a computer running Microsoft Windows. If not, you've probably got at least a handful of Microsoft programs on your computer. Before striking it rich with Microsoft, Bill Gates founded a company called Traf-O-Data. Gates attempted to bring to market a computerized method of processing data from traffic counters, which are the black hoses you drive over that measure your speed and the number of cars passing through an area. This business failed and Bill Gates went on to found what's arguably the biggest company in the history of the world.
  • Akio Morita. You may not recognize the name Akio Morita, but I'm sure you recognize the Sony brand. Morita wasn't always a high-tech power player. He started off in the rice cooker industry, but sold less than 100 units due to quality issues. He cut his losses and went on to found Sony.
  • Walt Disney. The Disney empire today rakes in billions of dollars. Walt Disney wasn't always successful and experienced failure in his younger years. In fact, he was once fired by a newspaper publisher because he "lacked imagination." He went on to found a number of businesses that failed before he created Disney.
  • Abraham Lincoln. Before he became the 16th President of the United States of America, Lincoln went to war with a rank captain and found himself demoted to private upon his return from the war. He failed in numerous attempts to get elected to public office and started a handful of businesses that also failed.
  • Albert Einstein. While the name Einstein is synonymous with genius, it wasn't always that way. Einstein didn't learn to read until he was seven and his teachers and parents believed he was mentally handicapped. He was a slow bloomer and was expelled from school and denied entry to the Zurich Polytechnic School, but went on to become one of the greatest minds in the history of man.

This is just a small sampling of the famous people who have experienced failure before hitting it big. Had they of given up when they first failed, they never would have made it.

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Stop a Temper Tantrum Dead In Its Tracks

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Rare is the child who makes it through childhood without ever throwing a temper tantrum. Some kids only lose it occasionally, while others are seemingly set off by the smallest thing and will kick and scream and yell and cry for what seems like hours. As a parent, tantrums can be extremely frustrating because there's seemingly nothing you can do to stop them. 

We've consulted with a number of parents to bring you this handy list of ways to stop a tantrum dead in its tracks. The mileage you get from these techniques may vary, but hopefully there's at least something in here that will provide relief.

Leave the Room

Parents tend to want to cater to their children when they're upset. The problem with this is it's exactly what the kids want. A child who learns a temper tantrum will get him or her cuddles and soft words from mom and/or dad is likely to throw tantrums just to get this special attention. Instead of catering to a child throwing a temper tantrum, learn to walk away and let the child work things out on their own. This allows the child time to work through their emotions and may be just what you need to stop a tantrum dead in its tracks. If walking away doesn't work after a few minutes, it probably isn't going to work.

Remove the Child From the Situation

Here's a quick and easy way to get a child to calm down. Remove them from the area where they're throwing the temper tantrum. When my kids throw a tantrum, they get sent to their room until they calm down. It's tough to throw a tantrum when there isn't an audience present. I don't let them come back to where the rest of the family is until they've stopped crying and are ready to talk. This technique alone has stopped many a tantrum dead in its tracks.

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10 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Happy

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Most of us lead busy lives filled with stressful events. At times, it seems like we just can't get ahead. Just when we're starting to feel happy and content, something happens that brings reality crashing down like a ton of bricks. In order to truly be happy, we have to learn to let certain things go. Instead of holding onto the things that cause us pain, suffering and stress, it's time to give them up.

Here are 10 things you need to give up to be happy:

1. Stop Living Life for Others and Start Living It for Yourself.

Are you the type of person who worries constantly what other people are going to think? If so, it's time to stop trying to live your life to what you think other people's expectations of you are. For one, you're probably wrong. People tend to consider worst-case scenarios when considering what others are thinking about them. Even you are right and you actually are being held to an unachievable standard, why are you willing to compromise your happiness by attempting to become someone you aren't just to please someone else?

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