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Why Belle Should Have Chosen Gaston. .

Why Belle Should Have Chosen Gaston

Virtual Reality Showdown: PlayStation VR vs. Oculus vs. Vive. Correction appended Friday, Oct. 14.

Virtual Reality Showdown: PlayStation VR vs. Oculus vs. Vive

On some level or another, virtual reality technology has been around for decades. But this year is the first time you can go out and buy a headset that brings VR into your home. There's a wide range of virtual reality headsets on the market, from the high-end Oculus Rift to the entry-level Samsung Gear VR (not to mention the DIY cardboard variety).

The Ars VR headset showdown—Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive. In our original reviews of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, we tried very hard to examine these virtual reality systems on their own merits without constant comparisons to the competition.

The Ars VR headset showdown—Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

But no product exists in a vacuum. After years of buildup, we’re now faced with two competitive, PC-tethered VR headsets hitting the market right next to each other. The PC Police Outlaw Make-Believe. Last month the novelist Lionel Shriver delivered the ultimate macroaggression at a writers conference in Brisbane, Australia: She spoke the truth.

The PC Police Outlaw Make-Believe

And it triggered a leftwing meltdown. What did she say that caused the festival organizers to disavow her talk? She made the argument that fiction writers should be permitted to write fiction. Her speech—and events that have followed—shows how the secular religion of identity politics is threatening imagination itself. How Great Leaders Deliver Bad News. If you ask any ten leaders what’s the hardest part of their job, I’ll bet that 9 of them will say some version of “giving bad news.”

How Great Leaders Deliver Bad News

From firing people to having serious performance conversations, from letting employees know the company’s not doing well to explaining a screw-up to the press, these are the times that try men’s (and women’s) souls, situations that make most leaders want to go home and pull the covers up over their heads. Yet navigating these situations well is a defining characteristic of truly followable and inspiring leaders. When a leader is straightforward in saying the toughest stuff, people assume (rightly) that he or she wil be courageous in all kinds of essential ways: making difficult decisions; taking responsibility for them; apologizing for mistakes. In other words, delivering bad news well demonstrates personal courage: it shows that you will do things that are personally uncomfortable or difficult for the good of the enterprise.

Yikes. Speak up. The 10 Commandments for Delivering Bad News. This article is by Robert Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The 10 Commandments for Delivering Bad News

Moses with the tablets of the Ten Commandments, painting by Rembrandt (1659) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I have spent more than 20 years researching how managers deliver bad news, and a few rules and commandments have consistently emerged as best practices. Here are 10 of them. Like the more well‐known set of 10 Commandments, these rules provide an ideal ethical guideline—but they also prove difficult to always follow. The Tenth Commandment: Thou shalt never surprise. The Ninth Commandment: Thou shalt never delay. The Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt never hide the facts. The Seventh Commandment: Thou shalt always put it in writing.

The Sixth Commandment: Thou shalt always justify. The Fifth Commandment: Thou shalt always look for the silver lining. The Fourth Commandment: Thou shalt always bring solutions. » Bay Area News Group memo: ‘We will be eliminating a layer of valuable editing’ JIMROMENESKO.COM. JIMROMENESKO.COM.

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We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training. By Loretta Jackson-HayesFebruary 18, 2015 Dr.

We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.

Loretta Jackson-Hayes is an associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes College in Memphis. (iStock photo) In business and at every level of government, we hear how important it is to graduate more students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math, as our nation’s competitiveness depends on it. Books in School. Games. Geek Culture. Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree. The Silicon Valley (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Cecilia Gaposchkin is an associate professor of medieval history at Dartmouth College and assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising, as well as a Public Voices Fellow.

Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree

Gaposchkin wrote in an e-mail that people who work at at liberal arts institutions often do “a terrible job” educating their students about their value, and so, she has written this as a “historical explainer” about the purpose and value of a liberal arts education as well as why a degree from one of these schools has, perhaps counter-intuitively, become a hot ticket into the high-powered world of technology.

By Cecilia Gaposchkin local answer-sheet Orlando Shooting Updates News and analysis on the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice. But for most people, “be yourself” is actually terrible advice.

Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice.

The Media’s First Moral Panic. When cultural commentators lament the decline of the habit of reading books, it is difficult to imagine that back in the 18th century many prominent voices were concerned about the threat posed by people reading too much.

The Media’s First Moral Panic

A dangerous disease appeared to afflict the young, which some diagnosed as reading addiction and others as reading rage, reading fever, reading mania or reading lust. Throughout Europe reports circulated about the outbreak of what was described as an epidemic of reading. The Dunning-Kruger effect. I’ve done my “research!” | The Dunning-Kruger effect. The Adventures of Fallacy Man. The Adventures of Fallacy Man It's a good thing Fallacy Man didn't think of responding with 'Fallacy Fallacy' back, or they would have gotten into an infinite regress of logic and reason Permanent Link to this Comic: Support the comic on Patreon <map name="admap76971" id="admap76971"><area href=" shape="rect" coords="0,0,728,90" title="" alt="" target="_blank" /></map><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:728px;border-style:none;background-color:#ffffff;"><tr><td><img src=" style="width:728px;height:90px;border-style:none;" usemap="#admap76971" alt="" /></td></tr><tr><td style="background-color:#ffffff;" colspan="1"><center><a style="font-size:10px;color:#0000ff;text-decoration:none;line-height:1.2;font-weight:bold;font-family:Tahoma, verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;text-transform: none;letter-spacing:normal;text-shadow:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:normal;" href=" target="_blank">Ads by Project Wonderful!

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This. I Googled Dr. Aron’s questions; there are 36. We spent the next two hours passing my iPhone across the table, alternately posing each question. Five Ingredients for Fabulous Conversation - Humane Pursuits. A few tricks in the trade of face-to-face talk. Conversation is risky business, if you think about it. It can feel like reaching across a void; throwing strands of speech into the darkness, where they may be misinterpreted, or never interpreted at all.

Conversation involves trying to make connection with an Other—whose motives, interests, and feelings toward you remain at least partially unkown. But if you succeed even a little, there is nothing like the experience of two minds meeting and coming away changed. Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax. “And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked picture, everything seems confirmed”. The image in question purported to show a group of Syrian refugees holding ISIS flags and attacking German police officers. For those resistant to accepting refugees into Europe, this story was a godsend. The photo quickly spread across social media, propelled by far-right groups such as the English Defence League and Pegida UK. At the time of writing, the page claims to have been shared over 300,000 times.

The problem is, the photo is three years old, and has precious little to do with the refugee crisis. But news in the digital age spreads faster than ever, and so do lies and hoaxes. 12 Incredible Short Films You Can Watch In Less Time Than a Michael Bay Flick. As this summer taught us, Hollywood blockbusters have gotten painfully repetitive. Though some are excellent (Guardians of the Galaxy), attempts to raise the tentpole ever higher have stifled creativity and smothered spontaneity. No wonder all the buzz lately about the 8-minute fan flick, Spawn: The Recall. The short film community doesn’t have Weinsteins to appease, enormous production costs to recoup or wide audiences to dumb things down for. Short films like this stay original and true to themselves.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot. What Makes a Woman? "5 Reasons Why Marriage Doesn't Work Anymore"...........MY ASS!!!!! - We Give Up. Let's Just Say Coffee Cures Everything. ShareTweetShareSendLink The big news last week was that coffee now prevents skin cancer. William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes" Dan and Me: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A  What moviegoers in Baghdad think of “American Sniper” When Gaith Mohammed, a young man in his twenties with a degree in accounting, went to see “American Sniper” during its opening week at Baghdad’s Mansour Mall, he says the theater was full and rowdy. MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking. It seems like some of the rhetoric that is employed in promoting digital humanities projects stems from insecurity. Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk: What We Learned.