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14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization. Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented what they called the benefits from french colonization. Three thousand French left the country, taking all their property and destroying anything that which could not be moved: schools, nurseries, public administration buildings were crumbled; cars, books, medicine, research institute instruments, tractors were crushed and sabotaged; horses, cows in the farms were killed, and food in warehouses were burned or poisoned.

The purpose of this outrageous act was to send a clear message to all other colonies that the consequences for rejecting France would be very high. #1. . #2. . #3. . #4. . #5. . #6. . #7. Creative thinking: try lying down. Keep that pen and paper by the bed: new research by an ANU PhD graduate suggests it may be that our most creative thoughts come when we’re lying down. Dr Darren Lipnicki, from the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science at ANU, found that people solved anagrams more quickly when they were lying down compared to standing up. “Solving an anagram often produces an ‘A-ha!’ Or Eureka moment — the answer appears suddenly, often out of the blue. These ‘insight’ moments are similar to what people experience when achieving creative breakthroughs,” Dr Lipnicki said. “Therefore, it might be that we have our most creative thoughts while flat on our back,” he said.

According to Dr Lipnicki, whose results are to be published in Cognitive Brain Research, the reason this happens may involve differences in brain chemistry between lying down and standing up. “In theory, there may be greater release of a chemical, noradrenaline, in the brain when standing up than when lying down. Source: ANU. How to turn small talk into smart conversation. Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi. What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, we often fall short. We can’t think of a thing to say. Or worse, we do a passable job at talking. We stagger through our romantic, professional and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering that we might soar.

We at What to Talk About headquarters set out to change this. Ask for stories, not answers One way to get beyond small talk is to ask open-ended questions. Instead of . . . Try . . . Break the mirror When small talk stalls out, it’s often due to a phenomenon we call “mirroring.” Mirrored example: James: It’s a beautiful day!

See? Non-mirrored example: James: It’s a beautiful day! See? Leapfrog over the expected response. A Mindful Approach To Blame And Taking Responsibility. 28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don't Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist. From Gloria Steinem to Lena Dunham, there are many fierce ladies who have been (and should continue to be) applauded for working to make the world a better place for women. But it's also important to remember that we have some awesome -- and swoon-worthy -- male allies out there. Recently there's been much discussion around the term feminist, and most of it boils down to a fundamental misunderstanding of what "feminism" actually means.

At its core, feminism is "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. " Or if you'd like to take the word of Beyoncé's "***Flawless" over Merriam-Webster's: "Feminism is the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. " (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie FTW.) Of course, many of the people who want to see men and women have equal rights and opportunities are dudes. 1. In an interview with Buzzfeed Brews in June 2014, Radcliffe discussed his views on the "friend zone": Have you ever heard a girl say she’s in the friend zone?

2. How a TED Talk inspired me to leave work to go live on a remote island. Winston Chen left his job at a software company in Boston and moved his family to the island of Rødøy, population 108, for a year. Here, Chen’s son walks across a deserted beach on a stormy day. Photo: Winston Chen By Winston Chen Odysseus…Gauguin…Robinson Crusoe…and me? Many people dream of the ultimate escape: throwing all the baggage of civilization away and taking off to live on a remote island. Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time offThe seed of this idea was planted three years before, when a friend made me watch a TED Talk by graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. It struck a deep chord with me. Ever since watching that talk, my wife and I wanted to take time off to go live in a faraway place.

We rented out our house, furniture and car, and packed four big duffle bags. While Stefan Sagmeister’s goal for his year off was to rejuvenate his creativity, mine was more loosely planned. The Botnen-Chen family. I hiked and fished. A stunning sunset over Rødøy—in summers, the sun stays . "Το μέλλον του ροκ εντ ρολ είναι ο Justin Bieber - Iggy Pop" | GRAPHICO | DESIGN & ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ. [ Από την Άλκηστη Γεωργίου ] 'Βασάνισε έναν άνθρωπο, κι αυτός θα σου πει οτιδήποτε θες να ακούσεις' Με αυτό το δυνατό σλόγκαν, αλλά και με αρκετό χιούμορ, η Διεθνής Αμνηστία του Βελγίου μόλις λάνσαρε την ολοκαίνουρια – και εξαιρετικά πρωτότυπη διαφημιστική της καμπάνια. Πρωταγωνιστές ο θρύλος του ροκ εντ ρολ , Ίγκι Ποπ, ο Δαλάι Λάμα, και ο αυστηρότατος μόδιστρος και "Πάπας" του στυλ, Καρλ Λάγκερφελντ.

Και οι τρεις φαίνονται βάναυσα χτυπημένοι, να ομολογούν πράγματα που δεν θα έλεγαν σε καμία περίπτωση – εκτός αν κάποιος τους βασάνιζε. "Εκτός του ότι είναι απάνθρωπα, τα βασανιστήρια είναι και αναξιόπιστα. Πανέξυπνο " Το μέλλον του ροκ ν ρολ είναι ο Justin Bieber" - Iggy Pop "Ένας άνδρας που δεν έχει ρόλεξ μέχρι τα πενήντα του, έχει σπαταλήσει τη ζωή του" - Δαλάι Λάμα “Απόλυτη κομψότητα είναι ένα Χαβανέζικο πουκάμισο και οι σαγιονάρες” - Karl Lagerfeld. Why the moon landings could have never EVER been faked. I have met people who genuinely believed it was faked. Most of them were quite old, which I found particularly sad because they could not appreciate the true scope of the progress that mankind made over the course of their life. Imagine being a child who sees some of the very first crude airplanes, and living long enough to see a man walk on the moon, and then being so fearful as to think it was fake, or worse, having some ignorant younger family member convince you that it was fake, because they read it on the internet.

Also, the belief that the hoax itself is a hoax created by the internet is just plain wrong. I don't know your age, but I suspect you are either young, or an older person who was fortunate enough to avoid extremely ignorant people for most of your life. Either way, I remember references in pop culture, as well as hearing it from the mouths of people who believed that it was faked, long before the advent of the internet. It is very much a real and persistent thing. Day #328:”If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” | 1000 Days of Inspiration. When I first read in Charles Duhhig’s Power of Habit that a study showed correlation between people who make their bed in the morning and how well they managed their finances, I dismissed it as one of those frivolous,good for humour studies.

Not until recently watching a video of a commencement address by US Naval Adm. William McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University of Texas at Austin did I pay serious attention to it. He mentions in the video (watch below) how the habit of laying your bed was instilled into Navy SEALs. Here’s what he says: Like this: Like Loading... Related Day #315:The Tomorrow Strategy After reading Charles Duhhig's book, The Power of Habits, I realized one of the strongest excuses I always gave for not following through on a new habit or for indulging… In "change" Day #25: 3 Steps to Creating lasting Change. In "Inspiration"