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Talks for when you want to look at pretty things

The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic. Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World. By Maria Popova “For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.”

Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Shortly after turning fifty, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia despite having a large estate, good health for his age, a wife who had born him fourteen children, and the promise of eternal literary fame. On the brink of suicide, he made one last grasp at light amidst the darkness of his existence, turning to the world’s great religious and philosophical traditions for answers to the age-old question regarding the meaning of life. He likens the progression of his depression to a serious physical illness — a parallel modern science is rendering increasingly appropriate.

Patent US20110090252 - Markerless augmented reality system and method using projective invariant - Google Patents. Egypt’s Quiet Social Revolution. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Iyad al-Buzm leaned forward against his lavender desk and tried to sound reassuring.

Egypt’s Quiet Social Revolution

“Gaza is perfectly safe. You can walk anywhere at three in the morning,” said the spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Interior Ministry. “There is no Islamic State in Gaza.” A few hours later on June 11, sirens went off in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, announcing the third barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants in less than two weeks. A group inspired by the Islamic State quickly claimed responsibility and promised more attacks. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has grown fond of comparing Hamas with the band of jihadis, which now controls much of Iraq and Syria.

Lately, though, Hamas is fighting the Islamic State — or at least groups trying to emulate it. For roughly six months, extremists have waged a slow but steady campaign of bombings and assassinations in Gaza. Other small, shadowy groups have attempted to wreak havoc in Gaza itself. Gen. ARABTERM Technical Dictionary - search. Teamwork ohne Emails – Teil 1 [Tools] Projektmanagement-Tools | Screenshot: An der Uni Stuttgart, sowie an vielen anderen Universitäten, steht für die Studenten in den Fächern Maschinenbau, Fahrzeugtechnik, Mechatronik sowie Technologiemanagement im kommenden Semester eine Projektarbeit an.

Teamwork ohne Emails – Teil 1 [Tools]

Ziel ist es die Kernkompetenzen im wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten und die grundlegenden Erfahrungen im Projektmanagement auszubauen und zu vertiefen. Eine solche Projektarbeit zu organisieren gestaltet sich nicht immer einfach. Insbesondere für den von der Gruppe ernannten Projektleiter. Wir wollen jedoch nicht einzelne Funktionen der beiden Tools gegenüberstellen, sondern vielmehr die Möglichkeiten aufzeigen und die Funktionalität diskutieren.

Dein Workspace Asana arbeitet mit einer projektorientierten Struktur, die sehr übersichtlich aufgebaut ist. Workspaces sind deine Arbeitsoberflächen und somit mit einem Ordner zur vergleichen. Psych Me Up! ★ 20년간 160만대 판매로 검증된 대한민국 대표 브레인브랜드 엠씨스퀘어!

Psych Me Up!

Meme-Gene Coevolution. The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011. By Maria Popova What it means to be human, how pronouns are secretly shaping our lives, and why we believe.

The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

After the year’s best children’s books, art and design books, photography books, science books, history books, and food books, the 2011 best-of series continues with the most compelling, provocative and thought-provoking psychology and philosophy books featured here this year. We spend most of our lives going around believing we are rational, logical beings who make carefully weighted decisions based on objective facts in stable circumstances.

Of course, as both a growing body of research and our own retrospective experience demonstrate, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For the past three years, David McRaney’s cheekily titled yet infinitely intelligent You Are Not So Smart has been one of my favorite smart blogs, tirelessly debunking the many ways in which our minds play tricks on us and the false interpretations we have of those trickeries. Originally featured in November.


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Notes on overcoming loneliness: Make fewer ‘friends’ Ten years ago we’d never heard of names like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp. And yet today, for many, they are modern pillars of daily communication. Social media has become an omnipresent host to our daily interactions with 72% of all internet users now active on some form of social media. We have an array of social media outlets to suit every kind of action, personality type and human expression- both newsworthy and banal – and our engagement online is increasingly unwavering; we send around 500 million tweets per day and spend on average around 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on Facebook, for example.

Social media has revolutionised the way we disseminate and receive information. While there are benefits to this, how does it affect the way we communicate with each other, who we choose to interact with and most of all how we feel? According to The Mental Health Foundation in their report 2010 The Lonely Society, 1 in 10 people in the UK often experience loneliness. Comments.