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Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback. Think about the people at work who are part of your network — the individuals who help you improve your performance or provide you with emotional support when you are going through a tough spell.

Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback

If you’re like most people, the colleagues who come to mind are those you get along with and who have a good impression of you. But has anyone in your network actually given you tough feedback? Your likely answer is “not many.” As I discovered in recent research I conducted with Paul Green of Harvard Business School and Brad Staats of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, people tend to move away from those who provide feedback that is more negative than their view of themselves. They do not listen to their advice and prefer to stop interacting with them altogether. In one of our studies, we used four years of archival data on over 300 full-time employees at a United States-based food manufacturing and agribusiness company.

The result? This is not surprising. How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language. What defines who we are?

How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language

Our habits? Our aesthetic tastes? Our memories? If pressed, I would answer that if there is any part of me that sits at my core, that is an essential part of who I am, then surely it must be my moral center, my deep-seated sense of right and wrong. Anti-homeless spikes are part of a wider phenomenon of 'hostile architecture' How I got here: from Macau to Chinatown, undocumented. I never got to say goodbye to my friends in Macau.

How I got here: from Macau to Chinatown, undocumented

I was seven years old when my mother told me we were “going to Disneyland”. She told me it was a secret, but I couldn’t hide it from some of my closest friends. I remember playing chess with one of them at night. “I’m not allowed to tell you, but I am going to Disneyland!” Future - The man who studies the spread of ignorance. This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection.

Future - The man who studies the spread of ignorance

Discover more of our picks. In 1979, a secret memo from the tobacco industry was revealed to the public. Called the Smoking and Health Proposal, and written a decade earlier by the Brown & Williamson tobacco company, it revealed many of the tactics employed by big tobacco to counter “anti-cigarette forces”. In one of the paper’s most revealing sections, it looks at how to market cigarettes to the mass public: “Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy.” This revelation piqued the interest of Robert Proctor, a science historian from Stanford University, who started delving into the practices of tobacco firms and how they had spread confusion about whether smoking caused cancer.

Agnotology is the study of wilful acts to spread confusion and deceit, usually to sell a product or win favour. Embrace the parsnip. What should Advanced materials involve? I was recently asked what features I thought good C2 materials should have.

What should Advanced materials involve?

It’s quite a good question, especially because there aren’t any good GE materials at C2 level. There are a number of books aimed at preparing students for the Cambridge English: Proficiency exam and of those, there are two that I rate highly: Objective Proficiency and Proficiency Expert. Professor publica tese de doutorado em forma de quadrinhos nos EUA. How the newspapers reacted to David Bowie's death – in pictures. Education Week. The story of movement into and out of the UK. Has politically correct culture gone too far? Today, I woke up to the startling realization that I’m no longer a child.

Has politically correct culture gone too far?

In the eyes of the law, I haven’t been a kid since I turned 18. In the eyes of the Lord, I grew up around the time I first saw the interrogation scene in Basic Instinct. This year it dawned on me that the truest, most accurate sign of maturity is actually righteous indignation. I lost it over reports that students at Princeton are lobbying to have former US president Woodrow Wilson’s name removed from their university’s School of Public and International Affairs. Woodrow Wilson led us through the first world war. When it comes to the generational divide in this country, I am officially part of the problem.

In 2015, it has seemed like every day, some new Gen X celebrity from the 80s or 90s popped up to bemoan the sensitive, guileless, weak-willed Generation Y, while the Baby Boomers guzzle their food through a straw and masturbate all over their guns. 7 Books To Read If You Can't Afford To Travel. For me, travel is less about taking selfies in front of landmarks and more about being immersed in a new experience.

7 Books To Read If You Can't Afford To Travel

It's about the little things — signs in different languages, water that tastes just a little off, the way cosmetics aisles vary throughout the world. It's about the small talk you make with locals and the exhilarating challenge of finding your way down unfamiliar streets. This past summer, I somewhat spontaneously dropped my busy NYC life and flew across the country to San Juan Island, Washington. Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life. By Maria Popova We are storytelling animals and the actual telling of stories — that ancient aural mesmerism of the human voice — continues to bewitch us somehow more thoroughly than any other medium of tale-transmission.

Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life

This, perhaps, is why podcasts have emerged as a storytelling modality capable of particular enchantment — a marriage of the primeval and the present. Here are nine favorite exemplars of the medium, each showcased via one particularly spectacular episode and a sampler-playlist of three more treats from the show’s archives. On Being with Krista Tippett (iTunes): Mary Oliver // Listening to the World. Twitter users confess some of their most cringeworth moments.

G'day mate: 'Lazy' Australian accent caused by 'alcoholic slur' of heavy-drinking early settlers' “Our forefathers regularly got drunk together and through their frequent interactions unknowingly added an alcoholic slur to our national speech patterns… Aussie-speak developed in the early days of colonial settlement from a cocktail of English, Irish, Aboriginal and German – before another mystery influence was slipped into the mix.”

G'day mate: 'Lazy' Australian accent caused by 'alcoholic slur' of heavy-drinking early settlers'

Mate, what did ya say? Mr Frenkel said poor communication was “not related to class” but was evident among all sectors of Australian society. 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills. Photo Updated, March 17, 2016 | We have published a companion piece: “8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills.”

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

Ever want your students to slow down and notice details when they read — whether they’re perusing a book, a poem, a map or a political cartoon? Young people often want to hurry up and make meaning via a quick skim or a cursory glance when a text can demand patience and focus. Pedal power forges ahead in Sao Paulo's famous Avenida Paulista. The opening of a bike lane in one of the most famous thoroughfares of Latin America this weekend symbolises a change of heart over attitudes to transport, campaigners say. The distinctive red lane has been built in Avenida Paulista, in the heart of Sao Paulo. The Brazilian city has more than 5.6 million cars and is famous the world over for its traffic congestion. The initiative is part of a project backed by the city's mayor, Fernando Haddad.

Mr Haddad pledged to expand Sao Paulo's existing network of bike lanes from 64.7km (40 miles) to 400km in length by 2016. But the project is not without controversy. Critics said the project was poorly planned and consultation had been inadequate, while others argued the level of demand did not justify the expense and disruption. Is Middlesbrough the UK's Germany? BBC News. Leoxicon: Colligation and a bottom-up approach to grammar. Summary of Hugh Dellar's IATEFL webinar Following the patterns: colligation and the necessity of a bottom-up approach to grammar - September 2015 For most people, the Lexical Approach is about focusing more on vocabulary in general and collocations in particular. Personally, however, I have always thought that the crux of the Lexical Approach is a different approach to teaching grammar.

Lewis himself acknowledges that the Lexical approach “means giving attention to a much wider range of patterns which surround individual words […] In this respect, it is a more ‘grammatical’ approach than the traditional structural syllabus“ (2000:149-150, author’s emphasis). Hugh Dellar, co-author of the only two coursebook series that incorporate the Lexical Approach – Innovations and, to a lesser extent, Outcomes, has shown in his books how this, lexico-grammatical approach can be put in practice.

In his IATEFL webinar, he brought in theoretical evidence from J.H. Imagens tiradas momentos antes de acontecer um desastre. The Graham Norton Show - S12E19 with guests Mila Kunis, Jude Law, Judi Dench, Olly Murs. #IStandWithAhmed shows why we mustn’t rush to increase counter-terror powers. Fears over Islamophobic hate crimes in London. Banksy's Dismaland: 'a theme park unsuitable for children' – in pictures. How one German millennial chose to live on trains rather than pay rent. Leonie Müller (Felix Mayr/Privat) COLOGNE, Germany — When others get off the train to finally go home, Leonie Müller stays behind.

That's because she already is home: The train is her apartment, and she says she likes it that way. The German college student gave up her apartment in spring. "It all started with a dispute I had with my landlord," Müller told The Washington Post via e-mail. "I instantly decided I didn't want to live there anymore — and then I realized: Actually, I didn't want to live anywhere anymore. " Müller washes her hair on trains. Instead, she bought a subscription that allows her to board every train in the country free. The 23-year-old's unusual housing choice has gained her media attention in Germany and appeared on national news sites such as Spiegel Online. Nitpicking your own work: self-editing for 10 common errors. New Zealand's new flag: panel publishes 40 potential designs.

Animated 2015 Oscar Nominations: Roundup of Best Shorts. Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures. Every month produces new cases of the “repatriation” of antiquities from American museums to their countries of origin. In late May, Italian authorities displayed 25 looted artefacts retrieved from the United States.

They included some objects smuggled by the infamous dealer Giacomo Medici, convicted in 2004 for selling thousands of stolen pieces of Greco-Roman art from Italy and the Mediterranean. A few weeks earlier, the Cleveland Museum of Art returned a 10th-century statue of the Hindu god Hanuman to Cambodia.