Human Nature and the Ethical Life by Massimo Pigliucci Philosophers have been debating human nature for centuries, but in an era of increasing political vitriol and partisanship, the issues at stake are gaining new relevance. To understand what we should expect from our leaders, we must first consider what to expect of ourselves. NEW YORK – Does human nature exist? The answer has implications for anyone concerned about ethics. Vegan Iowan: How to Grow Wheatgrass A Google search on wheatgrass will yield you a lifetime of information on the health benefits, as well as the skepticism, surrounding this plant. I suffer from low iron (and always have, even well before removing meat from my diet), so I was interested in learning more after hearing that wheatgrass offers a healthy dose of iron and other nutrients (rumor has it wheatgrass absorbs 92 of 102 nutrients from soil). I often experience nausea from multivitamins as well...when I remember to take them. I'll let you be the judge about whether you think it's one of nature's greatest foods, snake oil, or somewhere in between; I'll simply share my experience.
droptask DropTask PRO is easy to understand and so easy for team members to come on board. Because you can view it visually and in a linear list it suits different preferences for how material is viewed. Jackie Stoneman - Director of Studies. DropTask PRO for Teams Tarot Mythology: The Surprising Origins of the World’s Most Misunderstood Cards The Empress. The Hanged Man. The Chariot. Judgment. With their centuries-old iconography blending a mix of ancient symbols, religious allegories, and historic events, tarot cards can seem purposefully opaque.
25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.” Pan Macmillan Australia: Social Media for Authors how can we help? We create author and book profiles for you on our own website, making it easy for your readers to find out about your book and connect with you. We build communities through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, YouTube channels and more. We amplify your “voice” by linking to your blog, site and social media accounts from our social platforms. We build an audience for you by keeping them informed about your latest books and events.
Voting could be the problem with democracy Around the globe, citizens of many democracies are worried that their governments are not doing what the people want. When voters pick representatives to engage in democracy, they hope they are picking people who will understand and respond to constituents’ needs. U.S. representatives have, on average, more than 700,000 constituents each, making this task more and more elusive, even with the best of intentions. Less than 40% of Americans are satisfied with their federal government. In my work as a comparative political scientist working on democracy, citizenship and race, I’ve been researching democratic innovations in the past and present. In my new book, “The Crisis of Liberal Democracy and the Path Ahead: Alternatives to Political Representation and Capitalism,” I explore the idea that the problem might actually be democratic elections themselves.
7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. But for the rest of us, we can still refer to the words they left behind. Even though these great teachers have passed on, their words still live, and in them their wisdom. Allen & Unwin - Children and Young Adult Allen & Unwin publish over 80 new books for children and young adults each year, many of these from established authors and illustrators. However, we know how difficult it can be for new writers to get their work in front of publishers, which is why we’ve decided to extend our innovative and pioneering Friday Pitch service to emerging writers for children and young adults. From February 1st 2012, we will accept submissions of children’s fiction, novels and graphic novels for teenagers and narrative non-fiction following our Friday Pitch guidelines (see The Friday Pitch). Please note we will not accept submissions of picture book texts, poetry or short stories. Below are some general guidelines regarding age groups and word counts: Children’s fiction