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Written by Millionaire’s Digest TeamMember: Felicia Fielder

Founder & Owner of:Thoughtful Minds United

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor,Blogging Writer


One of the things I see fairly often is people who want to change or accomplish something but won’t because of their own self doubt. Yet, they look at others who they view successful as humans who are made of some supernatural “stuff” when that’s just not the case.

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Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be US$50 billion as of December 2016, ranking him the 5th richest person in the world.

Together with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, he launched Facebook from Harvard’s dormitory rooms. The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, with one billion users by 2012. Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes that were initiated by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.

In December 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced they would give the majority of their wealth over the course of their lives to “advancing human potential and promoting equality” in the spirit of The Giving Pledge. On December 1, 2015, they announced they would eventually give 99% of their Facebook shares (worth about $45 billion at the time) to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction.In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People.

TOP 10 movies of 2016!

This are the best movies of 2016. Tell me what do you think below in the comment section!

10. The Shallows

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In Jaume Collet-Serra’s smart, tense woman-vs.-nature thriller, ace surfer Blake Lively outwits a great and terrible creature of the deep. Sometimes the greatest movie pleasures have nothing to do with awards bait. To mangle one of Jean-Luc Godard’s favorite maxims: All you need for a movie is a girl and a shark.

9. Everybody Wants Some!!

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Richard Linklater has called this joyous curveball of a film—a play-by-play of the misadventures of a group of college baseball players in the days preceding the fall semester, circa 1980—a “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 Dazed and Confused. It’s that and more, an affectionate and buoyant comedy that captures the essence of all kinds of youthful desires, both those that are easily identifiable and the more aching, unnameable kind.

8. La La Land

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Some days, this world just doesn’t seem big enough or generous enough for a modern musical. But with La La Land, Damien Chazelle has carved space for one, and the world is better for it. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play singing, dancing lovers with all of Los Angeles as their fantasy playground. Nothing works out exactly as they plan, but that’s the bittersweet charm of this luminous, openhearted picture. It’s a film in love with a city and with love itself.

7. Tower

Keith Maitland’s nonfiction account of the Aug. 1, 1966, University of Texas shootings, in which 16 people were killed by a gunman perched in a clock tower, is unlike any other documentary ever made. Maitland combines archival footage, eyewitness testimony and animation to vivid and terrifying effect. But the picture is noteworthy for another reason: What does it mean to have a stranger risk his or her life to save yours? Tower brings that feeling home.

6. Manchester by the Sea

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, from left, Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck, 2016. ph: Claire Folger. ©Casey Affleck stars as an embittered, grieving loner who suddenly finds himself entrusted with the care of his teenage nephew. That’s the “what happens” of Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, but the film’s sturdy, subtle magic lies in the “how”—the way Lonergan and his actors capture the way people talk, and what they care about, in a way so detailed, it’s almost Dickensian. Like all of Lonergan’s movies, this one allows you to live with characters until they feel like people you know. Sometimes they’re people you don’t like very much. But somehow, by the end, they’re your people.

5. Silence

SILENCEAdapted from Shusaku Endo’s novel, Martin Scorsese’s Silence is a grave, gorgeous movie about the nature of faith and the meaning of God. That’s a lot to tackle, but if anyone can handle it, Scorsese can. Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver give finely wrought, intense performances as 17th century Portuguese Jesuits who travel to Japan to spread Christianity. Their story, as Scorsese tells it, is meditative and melancholic, an elaborately illuminated prayer book of brutal beauty.

4. Elle

Paul Verhoeven just can’t leave well enough alone—which is one reason, whether you love him or hate him, to pay attention. Isabelle Huppert, in all her autumnal glory, stars as an upper-class Parisian who’s attacked and raped in her home and lives to tell the tale. The picture is a mine-field of complex sexual politics, and Verhoeven and his star creep to the edge of the boundaries of good taste (and maybe beyond) in their exploration of the wild unknowability of women’s sexual desire. This is one of the boldest, most challenging movies of the year—and, when you least expect it, one of the funniest.

3. Loving

Slavery was abolished in the U.S. in 1865, but as recently as 1967 it was still illegal in some states for interracial couples to marry. Jeff Nichols’ film tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving (played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), a white man and a woman of color who fought the antimiscegenation laws in their home state, Virginia, and won. Nichols’ beautifully restrained approach makes the Lovings’ story feel immediate and vital. It’s also a reminder that change often happens in the margins.

2. Paterson

Adam Driver gives a wondrous performance as a bus driver navigating the streets of Paterson, N.J. He also happens to be named Paterson, and in the spare slivers of his day, he writes poetry. Director Jim Jarmusch has written a love letter to our mixed-up, amazing American cities, and he shows how the things we do in our spare time can come to define who we are.

1. Moonlight

A love story, a mother-and-son story, a story about being closed off from the world until you realize there’s no way forward unless you join it. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlightengages on multiple levels, but it’s also a work of astonishing delicacy, a picture that sweeps you up like a wave and drops you, gently, in a place you never expected to be. Three marvelous actors play a single character, Chiron, at various stages in his life—from his youth in Miami to his adulthood as a street-toughened drug dealer—but the picture boasts an off-the-charts number of superb supporting performances too, from the likes of André Holland, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe. Every small, enveloping detail counts in this rapturous picture.

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How to make Cinnamon Rolls!

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Ingredients

Rolls

3 1/2
to 4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon salt
2
packages regular or fast-acting dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
1
cup milk
1/4
cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick), room temperature
1
large egg
Cooking spray to grease bowl and pan

Filling

1/2

cup granulated sugar

2

teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4

cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick), room temperature

1/2

cup raisins, if desired

1/4

cup finely chopped nuts, if desired

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, room temperature
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions 

  • 1 In a large bowl, stir 2 cups of the flour, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, the salt and yeast with a wooden spoon until well mixed. In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat until very warm and an instant-read thermometer reads 120°F to 130°F. Add the warm milk, 1/4 cup butter and egg to the flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, stopping frequently to scrape batter from side and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula, until flour mixture is moistened. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, stopping frequently to scrape bowl. With a wooden spoon, stir in enough of the remaining flour, about 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is soft, leaves side of bowl and is easy to handle (dough may be slightly sticky). 
  • 2 Sprinkle flour lightly on a countertop or large cutting board. Place dough on floured surface. Knead by folding dough toward you, then with the heels of your hands, pushing dough away from you with a short rocking motion. Move dough a quarter turn and repeat. Continue kneading about 5 minutes, sprinkling surface with more flour if dough starts to stick, until dough is smooth and springy. Spray a large bowl with the cooking spray. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place about 1 hour 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size. Dough is ready if an indentation remains when you press your fingertips about 1/2 inch into the dough.
  • 3 In a small bowl, mix 1/2 sugar and the cinnamon; set aside. Spray the bottom and sides of a 13×9-inch pan with the cooking spray. Sprinkle flour lightly on a countertop or large cutting board. Gently push your fist into the dough to deflate it. Pull the dough away from the side of the bowl, and place it on the floured surface.
  • 4 Using your hands or a rolling pin, flatten dough into a 15×10-inch rectangle. Spread 1/4 cup butter over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture, raisins and nuts. Beginning at a 15-inch side, roll dough up tightly. Pinch edge of dough into the roll to seal edge. Stretch and shape roll until even and is 15 inches long. Using a sharp serrated knife or length of dental floss, cut roll into 15 (1-inch) slices. Place slices slightly apart in the pan. Cover pan loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in a warm place about 30 minutes or until dough has doubled in size. Remove plastic wrap.
  • 5 Move the oven rack to the middle position of the oven. Heat the oven to 350°F. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove rolls from pan; place right side up on a cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 6 In a small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk so glaze is thin enough to drizzle. Over the warm rolls, drizzle glaze from the tip of a tableware teaspoon, moving the spoon back and forth to make thin lines of glaze. Serve warm.

Salvador Dalí

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Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his “love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes”to an “Arab lineage”, claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.

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