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Literary analysis: An Apology for Idlers, by Robert Louis Stevenson - by Graydyl. Greydark's image for: "Literary Analysis an Apology for Idlers by Robert Louis Stevenson" Caption: Location: Image by: Analysis: An Apology for Idlers An Apology for Idlers by Robert Stevenson discusses his definition of "idleness" and how he perceives idleness. Stevenson's purpose in writing this essay is to argue his point of how idleness can be beneficial and educational as opposed to what others assume-"Idleness so called, which does not consist in doing nothing, but in doing a great deal not recognized in the dogmatic formularies of the ruling class, has as good a right to state its position as industry itself" He shows how his perception of idleness supports his claim that being idle can allow one to learn more.

By refuting the diligence and studious argument and by advocating and supporting his views of idleness and its positive aspects, Stevenson is logically appealing to the reader. Stevenson uses various rhetorical devices and figurative language techniques throughout his essay. How to take care of your didgeridoo Didgeridoo Breath Blog. Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in Articles, News by Posted by Sanshi Didgeridoo Fortunately the didgeridoo is one musical instrument that requires very little maintenance. Having said this, there are a couple of important things that you need to be aware of to keep your beloved didgeridoo in its current condition. If your didgeridoo is made out of timber, the biggest risk to your instrument is heat and moisture. As timber gets warmer it expands. Where possible avoid leaving your didgeridoo in your car, especially on a warm day. Similarly where you keep your didgeridoo in your home is important.

Now, if you have a didgeridoo that can stand upright on its own… be warned! We recommend keeping and transporting your didgeridoo in a didgeridoo bag. If your didgeridoo has a beeswax mouthpiece then you will find that over time it will tend to get quite dirty. The bell end of your didgeridoo is also something to be careful of. Playing a Didgeridoo (David Hudson) How to play didgeridoo tutorial. Why Intelligent People Use More Drugs. The human consumption of psychoactive drugs , such as marijuana , cocaine , and heroin, is of even more recent historical origin than the human consumption of alcohol or tobacco, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people use more drugs more frequently than less intelligent individuals.

The use of opium dates back to about 5,000 years ago, and the earliest reference to the pharmacological use of cannabis is in a book written in 2737 BC by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung. Opium and cannabis are the only “natural” (agricultural) psychoactive drugs. Other psychoactive drugs are “chemical” (pharmacological); they require modern chemistry to manufacture, and are therefore of much more recent origin. Morphine was isolated from opium in 1806, cocaine was first manufactured in 1860, and heroin was discovered in 1874. The following graph shows a similar association between childhood intelligence and the latent factor for the consumption of psychoactive drugs among Americans. Diagnosing ADD in College Students. A recent blog asked for information about how clinicians might go about diagnosing Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD). Although I do not consider myself an expert on ADD (my professional expertise centers more on depression , anxiety, suicidal behavior and personality disorders in adults), I do regularly supervise doctoral students in conducting comprehensive assessments for college students who present to our university complaining of ADD-like symptoms and wondering if they should go on medication or if they could receive accommodations.

Our assessment is comprehensive, including a semi-structured clinical interview (which I can send if you are interested), assessment of intellectual functioning (WAIS-IV), cognitive ability/processing (WJ-COG), academic achievement (WJ-ACH), and social and emotional functioning (BASC, MMPI-2), and in the case of an ADD referral, we generally give a Conners Self-Report, a Conners Observer Report, and sometimes a Continuous Processing Test. Marijuana Health Benefits. MakeUseOf. Travel Guides - Top 10 Lists - Top 10 Cheapest Countries to Backpack. Open Knowledge Foundation | Promoting Open Knowledge in a Digital Age. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle.

Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone and try to experience as many different environments and sensations as possible. This world has so much to offer, so why not take advantage of it? Changing minds and persuasion -- How we change what others think, believe, feel and do. 100 Most beautiful words in the English language* Buddhism for Beginners. Alternate Sleep Cycles. Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day.

How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. When changing over to a polyphasic cycle, the lack of sleep tricks the body into entering REM sleep immediately instead of 45 to 75 minutes into sleep like in the monophasic sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle.

Hunter S. Thompson Motivational Posters. While drafting the recent guide outlining the real dangers associated with combining different types of alcohol , I got to thinking about one of the most prominent and outspoken substance-mixers of our time, the late Hunter S. Thompson. A man who graciously documented the uncharted depths of the binge unlike any other in history, HST provided us with nuggets of wisdom and encouragement all along the way.

So instead of merely sharing a list of my favorite quotes from the author, I have placed them in their proper environment, the pervasive motivational poster. LUCID DREAMING. Lucid_Dreaming.