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Constitution of the United States - Official. Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Education/Knowledge. If You’re So Damn Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? My education has been a constant hindrance in the United States. When I only had a Masters Degree in English, a career counselor advised me to remove that credential from my résumé. “Advanced education frightens employers,” he warned. “And try not to appear too intelligent if you land an interview.” If I land an interview. That was the key phrase. How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns.

Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss.

How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns

After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory.

Wintriness responded to wintriness. "And this," said the Director opening the door, "is the Fertilizing Room. " Tell me about yourself. TRAPS: Beware, about 80% of all interviews begin with this “innocent” question.

Tell me about yourself.

Many candidates, unprepared for the question, skewer themselves by rambling, recapping their life story, delving into ancient work history or personal matters. BEST ANSWER: Start with the present and tell why you are well qualified for the position. Remember that the key to all successful interviewing is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for. In other words you must sell what the buyer is buying.

This is the single most important strategy in job hunting. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard - Research Guides. Critical reading—active engagement and interaction with texts—is essential to your academic success at Harvard, and to your intellectual growth. Research has shown that students who read deliberately retain more information and retain it longer. Your college reading assignments will probably be more substantial and more sophisticated than those you are used to from high school.

The amount of reading will almost certainly be greater. Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200. Summary Our inbox has been overrun with messages asking us to weigh in on a mammoth list of claims about the House health care bill.

Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200

The chain e-mail purports to give "a few highlights" from the first half of the bill, but the list of 48 assertions is filled with falsehoods, exaggerations and misinterpretations. We examined each of the e-mail’s claims, finding 26 of them to be false and 18 to be misleading, only partly true or half true. Only four are accurate. A few of our "highlights": The e-mail claims that page 30 of the bill says that "a government committee will decide what treatments … you get," but that page refers to a "private-public advisory committee" that would "recommend" what minimum benefits would be included in basic, enhanced and premium insurance plans.The e-mail says that "non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services" but points to a provision that prohibits discrimination in health care based on "personal characteristics.

" Analysis. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. 10 Myths About Introverts. 10 Myths About Introverts By Carl King [ Translations: Spanish | German | Dutch | Italian ] I wrote this list in late-2008.

10 Myths About Introverts

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature. Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely.

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences. Human behavior is a product both of our innate human nature and of our individual experience and environment. Fake smiling makes you miserable. 20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library. Post written by Leo Babauta.

20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library

Follow me on Twitter. I’m an avid reader of fiction and just love a novel that transports me, that is so gripping that I can’t put it down.