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5 women whose inventions changed the world

Thursday 8th March is Women’s Day. To celebrate, we want to share some of the greatest female minds of our time, whose discoveries and inventions have the changed the world in positive ways.

Many of the women on this list fought prejudice and other adversity during their careers, and it’s testament to their determination and extraordinary talent that we can recognise their achievements today.

1) Patricia Era Bath

Patricia Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe in 1981 – a device for quickly and painlessly removing cataracts while simultaneously lubricating the eye. Cataracts are a common ailment of the elderly, causing confusion and stress. In 2000, Patricia received another patent for her invention, this time for the use of Ultrasound in cataract treatment.

As a black woman growing up in Harlem, she fought a predominately white, male-dominated field to help provide eye-care to racial communities, returning independence to their lives.

2) Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper revolutionized early computing. She programmed one of the first computers (IBM’s Mark 1), which helped solve mathematical problems for The Manhattan Project (subsequently ending WWII), and created the first compiler – a system for converting English into machine code. Her work also inspired COBOL, one of the first programming languages which are still in use today.

As a woman who favored new ideas and approaches, she was often challenged and discouraged by her peers. But through skill and ingenuity, “Amazing Grace”, as she came to be known, shaped modern computing into what it is today.

3) Rosalind Franklin

Francis Crick, James Watson, and Maurice Wilkins have largely taken credit for the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA. But without Rosalind Franklin, who contributed vital image data (specifically image 51) to the project, the trio might never have won the Nobel Prize.

Franklin only received recognition for her contributions after she passed away. Since then, it’s been argued that Wilkins showed image 51 to Crick and Watson without Franklin’s permission and that she might’ve deduced the structure of DNA on her own. Controversies, aside, there’s no doubt that Franklin’s work on DNA has helped to underpin a whole new branch of science. It’s just a shame that Nobel doesn’t allow posthumous awards.

4) Marie Curie

As the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only woman to have been awarded one twice, Marie Curie has left an indelible mark on the world of science. She has been pivotal in our understanding of radioactivity, invented mobile X-Ray machines for use in the field during WWI, and discovered Polonium (named after her home country of Poland) and Radium.

Having been denied a place at Krakow University because she was a woman, Marie Curie overcame incredible odds to become one of the most important scientific figures in history.

5) Caresse Crosby

Caresse Crosby improved the comfort of women everywhere by inventing the modern bra. Sick of the lung-crushing restriction of whalebone corsets, she strung together some handkerchiefs and realized the potential of a lighter, more flexible design. She was awarded the patent in November 1914, and women have been breathing easier ever since.

While it’d be impossible to list all the women who’ve changed the world in this post, I hope these five have inspired you to celebrate the many others who overcame incredible odds to make the world a better place for all of us.

21 Suggestions for Success

Marry the Right Person

One of the main suggestions for success is to marry the right person and it is so pertinent. This one suggestion will determine your happiness or misery! For some, it could even mean longevity or short life due to premature death during heated quarrels. This happens very often amongst Indians where the wife or girl friend is killed by their spouses out of jealousy or for whatever reasons. I have read several cases in the press as published before.

Also, work at something you enjoy worthy of your precious time and efforts. Become a positive and enthusiastic person to others, giving them hope and goals. Most importantly, be forgiving of yourself and others. No one is perfect and don’t have high unrealistic expectations, including your business partners or spouses. Unless they cross the line, then it might be time to re-consider the relationship.

Be generous for blessed are the generous but don’t be conned every time. If a man keeps borrowing money from you all the time, then he is not husband material. Because in the initial stage, if he keeps borrowing, then he will continue borrowing as a habit and expecting you to pay and pay. Once or twice is ok, but too many times is a warning sign.

Have a grateful heart. Nobody is more pleased with another than others with a grateful heart. Be generous in your compliments when it is called for as well. Be loyal and be honest too. Take good care of those you love and not belittle them in public, hurl verbal abuse or slam the door at one’s spouse while talking to neighbours!

Confident People Vs Insecure People

Here, I shall only highlight traits of confident people. You can refer to the infographic for insecure ones which I don’t wish to mention. Basically confident people are Open Minded and Gives Complements. They are not afraid to ask and are willing to learn from other people or have a mentor. Confident people operates on principles and admits mistakes. They are not afraid to show flaws and such. They are positive thinkers and risk takers. Also, they never talk negatively about others or put others down in order to elevate themselves!

They are abundance mindset giver and loves people. They are more forgiving and accepts other’s differences, while at the same time, can laugh at themselves. More importantly, they make decisions quickly and take action. They also keep learning and growing. For the not so good comparison, refer to the picture or infographic and try to avoid these traits and stay away from people with such traits.

13 Reasons You are Not as Successful as You Should Be

The infographic is self-explantory, but here, I shall highlight a few of them. One of them is Laziness. Yes, most people wake up late and do nothing to keep their brains active or work with their hands to prevent poverty. It is easier to just tuck in bed under your silk duvet and turn on the air-con instead of trundle out of bed, have early breakfast and get to work! Most people dream of success, but the rich ones are the only people working their butts off. Most will dream of success and even envy the rich, but still they do nothing about it and prefer to laze around, expecting parents or the Government to feed them, while they merely exists.

The other one is Fear! I am also guilty of this; like fear of failure, etc. Don’t ever let fear come into your life for it may become a reality. God works by faith which is the opposite of fear. Have faith that you can do it and read up to learn new skills. Rome was not built in a day! It takes years of learning and practice to get to where you are today. Personally, I have a fear of programming because I could not troubleshoot. Hence, my challenge is to over come this fear and slowly pick up the pieces and put them into a jigsaw puzzle.

Stay away from Negative people who may put you down or destroy your confidence! They could even be your close friends, in-laws or relatives who feel inferior and try to put you down instead to feel superior and a sense of power over you. These parasites are to be avoided at all costs!

You need to set goals and resolutions for the year. No goals means no action taken and you will vegetate away. You need to set goals to keep yourself productively occupied and set plans, desires and purpose in life. Then only living for something or someone you love makes it all the more meaningful. You will enjoy the journey along the way.

Waste time is another factor of the reasons you are not as successful as you should be. Don’t be a time waster by playing games unless you want to destress for a while, but don’t play games to the extent of forgetting to eat, take a bath and play till you drop dead. This had happened to a few professional game players where they are so addicted to computer games that they forget the most important activities in life.

Instagram Influencer Engagement Calculator

I just learnt from Gerald Soh about Instagram Influencer Engagement Calculator where you can view the number of followers, engagement rate, likes and comments from a sample here >> https://phlanx.com/engagement-calculator?insta=sebastiangomez. Just Google for Instagram Influencer Engagement Calculator and you will find a list. This is a very useful feature especially for Shopify owners who want to scale their business to the next level by getting these influencers to post and get some sales for them. I am also taking my time to learn bit by bit an not rush into it. There are many free videos out there that you can learn for almost next to nothing. Almost 99% of these videos are created by men.

Konversion and Turbo Theme on Shopify

I am considering of paying RM 500 to scale up my Shopify shop using paid theme like Konversion or Turbo which is double the price at $350. ZelloShop.com is very well developed, has a hundred products and makes USD 100,000 per month revenue with USD 50,000 profit. I might just follow the excellent business model shared by 2 male business partners with 2 Virtual Assistants helping them for RM 4,000 in total. My Shopify shop is already 4 months in operation but still hardly any sales. Hence, I need a mentor to guide me to scale up my business to even greater heights. As you know, most of the succcessful Shopify owners are men, very few ladies are in this business, unless they sell maternity stuffs.

So Busy Hustling

I flew back by Firefly yesterday afternoon having gone to KL early in the morning and waking up at 5:00am to catch the 6:50am flight with boarding time at 6:20am. When we came back, went to collect company’s t-shirts that are ready for payment to pass over 10 pieces to our workers in KL. Since they work in a factory, they have to wear uniforms to work and get permission to enter the premise to work. I also have to revise some of Trip101 articles which are thankfully, not many for this month.

Later tonight, have to print out old quotations for amendments to existing client and then revised the BQ for submission of tender by 12:00noon on Monday. On Tuesday, it was scheduled to settle the GST payment for the months of July to September. This morning, also went for physiotherapy for about 1 hours on my right arm, costing me $75.

Later on after dinner, have to buy a set of ink cartridges and paper that is running out, due to daily printing of enquiries, quotations, etc. Hence, this blog was unattended for the past few days due to work commitment. I also have dozens of trip101 articles to write and complete.

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