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Constitution of the United States - Official. The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation.

Constitution of the United States - Official

Because the delegations from only two states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely new frame of government. All through the summer, in closed sessions, the delegates debated, and redrafted the articles of the new Constitution. Among the chief points at issue were how much power to allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to allow each state, and how these representatives should be elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators. Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Flag this list(?)

Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction

Flagging a list will send it to the Goodreads Customer Care team for review. We take abuse seriously in our book lists. Education/Knowledge. If You’re So Damn Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? My education has been a constant hindrance in the United States.

If You’re So Damn Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?

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.” 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

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.

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. 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.

Interrogating Texts: 6 Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard - Research Guides

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. Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200 | FactCheck.org. 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 | FactCheck.org

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. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. 10 Myths About Introverts || CarlKingCreative.com || Los Angeles, CA. 10 Myths About Introverts By Carl King [ Translations: Spanish | German | Dutch | Italian ] I wrote this list in late-2008.

10 Myths About Introverts || CarlKingCreative.com || Los Angeles, CA

Around that time, I was lucky enough to discover a book called, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World. 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. Fake smiling makes you miserable. 20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library | zen habits.

Post written by Leo Babauta. 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. But I also enjoy a good non-fiction book, from self-help stuff to philosophy to biographies to just about anything that makes me think. After the warm reception of my post on novels (50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library), a number of people asked for a list of non-fiction as well.