Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. 1. “Is the population of Turkey greater than 35 million? Lesson: Your starting point can heavily bias your thinking: initial impressions, ideas, estimates or data “anchor” subsequent thoughts. This trap is particularly dangerous as it’s deliberately used in many occasions, such as by experienced salesmen, who will show you a higher-priced item first, “anchoring” that price in your mind, for example. What can you do about it? Always view a problem from different perspectives. 2. In one experiment a group of people were randomly given one of two gifts — half received a decorated mug, the other half a large Swiss chocolate bar. 3. 4.
46 Ways To Start A Business With No Money Most people who want to start their own business don’t have a ton of money laying around and it’s probably one the most common questions I get emailed about: How can I get started without a lot of cash? Well I’ve put together a list below of the best ideas I’ve heard and personally used. I hope you find it useful! The three basic strategies to starting a business without much money are: Delay the normal “business starting” activities like incorporating, hiring, renting office or retail space, etc until AFTER your business has started earning money. Start With The Easy Stuff: Eliminate Expenses Don’t rent an office! Legal Stuff and Incorporating Make a website for your business Don’t pay a premium for a top end domain name, there are plenty of good ones leftTest out your ideas by writing to a blog, you’ll get feedback on what people like and don’t likeGet a free business website at www.wordpress.com or tumblr.com. Getting a Logo Don’t hire a fancy graphic designer. Accepting Credit Cards
McGonagle's web site: FC Wellesley **********Please read: (from student handbook) ***************** When ABSENT, students need to meet w/ their teachers immediately (ie: do not leave it to me to approach you about what you have missed or owe!!!). Previously assigned school work, including but not limited to tests quizzes, hmwk, etc., will be due... Obvioulsy, check w/ this site to see what is due-- if it is not at all clear, E-MAIL me... noooooo excuses for not knowing assignment! If you happen to be late w/ an assignment- always hand it in, no matter how late, YOU WILL START with at least 3/4 CREDIT!! FR 2: NOTE: here are some sites to help review for any test (not super challenging, but decent): -->go to side- click book Blanc, then SCROLL DOWN down down until you see deicovering french blanc) le 7-11, AVRIL p. 402 #4, p. 403 #2 instead of directions given, w/ the 4 suggestions they give, create 4 mini dialogues as it is modeled in the pix on the right. FR2 (le 31 mars au 4 Avril): -->your next hmwk is to due Monday the 7th:
Top 10 Logical Fallacies in Politics The human brain is wired all wrong. Those not versed in logic are blissfully unaware of how much our brain messes up the most basic of arguments, leading to the mess of random thoughts, non-sequiturs, cognitive dissonance, white lies, misinformation, and syntax errors that we call consciousness. Luckily, there is one place where all of these logical misteps can be exemplified: politics. President Bush and Senator Kerry, congratulations on making it through an entire televised debate without answering a single question! The man who invented Western philosophy, Aristotle, considered ignoratio elenchi, which roughly translates to "irrelevant thesis," an umbrella term that covered all other logical fallacies. This happens with almost every single question during a formal political debate. Another example of ignoratio elenchi is the "two wrongs make a right" fallacy, which was recently used to great effect by the Democrats during the final stages of the healthcare debate.
5 Ways to Increase Your Communication Credibility Chart: One Year of Prison Costs More Than One Year at Princeton - Brian Resnick - National Monique W. Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, offers tactics to work against damaging stigmas. The “good girl” and “bad girl” dichotomy, as chronicled by Monique W. Morris in Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, is a condition that has plagued black girls and women for time immemorial. As evidence, Morris offers the historical account of a black teen named Claudette Colvin, who refused to relinquish her bus seat to a white passenger in March 1955 before Rosa Parks made history with the Montgomery Bus Boycott. As Pushout documents, these are hardly isolated cases.
Beyond Any Bar Group News Among the alumni ranks of the University of Texas—Austin's School of Law are cartoonists, service dog trainers, and wind farm employees, which might explain why it has a Non-Practicing Advisory Council within its alumni association. "We have a significant percentage (some think maybe up to one third) of alumni in nontraditional careers," says Tim Kubatzky, the school's executive director of development. "There is no single path that takes them there, and many have spent at least some part of their careers in law firms or practicing solo or serving as corporate counsel." According to Kubatzky, the movement amongst J.D.s toward nontraditional jobs is not a new development. [See U.S. But according to a recent post by Staci Zaretsky, an editor of Above the Law, morale in law school career services offices is at an "all-time low." [Read about U.S. [Learn about alternative careers for burned-out lawyers.]
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What's Your "Obsession"? Think you could find a job you love as much as coffee? Yesterday we wrote about tapping into the things you're passionate about for finding a job you love--but of course, that's not excluding those who already have a job they like. Not that he needed the money or anything, but filmmaker David Lynch turned his passion for coffee shaped itself into a new, very different career—which he writes about in this morning's Huffington Post "Obsessed" essay: "Coffee became tied to what I called "The Art Life," he writes. "I loved to go to diners and drink coffee and try to catch ideas for the work. Not only did it fuel his ideas, but coffee bled into the backdrop of Lynch's films too, and with many of the characters in classics like Twin Peaks and Mullholland Dr. written as confirmed bean-junkies. But for someone who's had up to 20 cups of instant coffee a day, Lynch thought surprisingly little of his obsession. "I thought it would be a good idea and I began to test many different types of coffee.
Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice Printer-friendly version Objectives: Each lesson in the series builds background knowledge about a particular social justice issue and addresses at least one English language arts skill. The lesson objectives also promote critical thinking skills. understand that people experience injustices understand why and how people take action to address injustice recognize how experiences are shaped by membership in groups defined by race, gender, socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, ability recognize how the historical moment and the social context shape experiencedevelop empathy for people whose experiences differ from their own. They should also help students “read” photographs by getting them to: Essential Questions: How do photographs convey meaning? Students like photographs. In addition, the lessons will expand students’ knowledge of social justice issues. THEME 1: Understanding People’s Perspectives 1: Exploring Identity 2: Affirming Our Commonalities and Differences 4: Exposing Racism
An Introvert's Guide to Networking - Lisa Petrilli by Lisa Petrilli | 9:15 AM January 25, 2012 I learned the critical importance of networking, and discovered my natural aversion to it, early in my career. I was a new college graduate working in the strategic planning division of a $10 billion company, and our business unit had been invited to a retirement party for one of the top executives. The gentleman retiring was someone I’d looked up to during my brief tenure, and I wanted him to know he’d made an impact on me. While I wanted to attend the party, as an introvert I usually avoided these types of events because they made me uncomfortable. That evening I learned the importance of networking and realized I had to figure out how to engage in business events in ways that were comfortable for me. Here’s what worked for me: I learned to appreciate my introversion rather than repudiate it. I have met so many introverts in business who talk about introversion as if it’s a malady that one must get over in order to be successful.