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Shakespeare Insult Kit Shakespeare Insult Kit Since 1996, the origin of this kit was listed as anonymous. It came to me on a piece of paper in the 90's with no attribution, and I thought it would make a cool web page. Combine one word from each of the three columns below, prefaced with "Thou": My additions: cullionly whoreson knave fusty malmsey-nosed blind-worm caluminous rampallian popinjay wimpled lily-livered scullian burly-boned scurvy-valiant jolt-head misbegotten brazen-faced malcontent odiferous unwash'd devil-monk poisonous bunch-back'd toad fishified leaden-footed rascal Wart-necked muddy-mettled Basket-Cockle pigeon-liver'd scale-sided Back to the insulter. Chris Seidel

Photo 40- You Totally Got This: 4 Easy Braids For Rookies Feb 24, 2014 Even if you've landed your dream job and work in the coolest office ever, it's easy to fall into the business-as-usual rut when it comes to your beauty routine. There isn't anything wrong with alternating…read Feb 18, 2014 If we ruled the world, our first decree would be to make daily braid wearing mandatory. Nov 22, 2013 It's not that we hate Emily Schuman because she's beautiful (although she is). Maslow Self Actualization - unlearn. - StumbleUpon "Self Actualization is the intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately, of what the organism is." Abraham Maslow Maslow studied healthy people, most psychologists study sick people. The characteristics listed here are the results of 20 years of study of people who had the "full use and exploitation of talents, capacities, potentialities, etc.." Self-actualization implies the attainment of the basic needs of physiological, safety/security, love/belongingness, and self-esteem. Maslow's Basic Principles: The normal personality is characterized by unity, integration, consistency, and coherence. Realistic Realistically oriented, SA persons have a more efficient perception of reality, they have comfortable relations with it. Acceptance Accept themselves, others and the natural world the way they are. Spontaneity, Simplicity, Naturalness Spontaneous in their inner life, thoughts and impulses, they are unhampered by convention. Problem Centering Peak experiences Creativity

Einstein for everyone Back to main course page John D. Norton Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Pittsburgh Here are the questions that were asked in the description in the course catalog... Answered. Do astronauts age more slowly? Image credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph and Kevin O'Connell Nov. 16, 2009. How can special relativity know that these effects will happen? At first this seems impossible. What about another observer that chases after the light signal at, say, half the speed of light. How can that be? So rapidly moving clocks slow. Can a finite universe have no edge? Contrary to appearances, this is not a medieval woodcut, but a 19th century wood engraving mimicking the medieval style. What is this question asking? Can both be possible at the same time? Image credit: NASA Both can indeed happen in a more restricted way in a very familiar example. Of course the example seems strained. Can time have a beginning? 2.

30 Books I’m Glad I Read Before 30 In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully. If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert – Gilbert, a Harvard professor of psychology has studied happiness for decades, and he shares scientific findings that just might change the way you look at the world. What are your favorite books? Photo by: Katie Harris

Review of Emotional Intelligence - StumbleUpon Review of Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman Kevin Langdon Published in Noesis #145, November 1999 Copyright © 1999 by Kevin Langdon When people are asked to rank the importance of various attributes, in themselves, in a potential mate, or in human beings in general, intelligence makes a respectable showing but it’s rarely at the top of the list. But when a person is challenged in real life, when his honor, his beauty, his kindness, his industry, or his honesty is put into question, nothing provokes such a strong defensive reaction as the suggestion that he’s not too bright. If one were asked about his expectations regarding the distribution of nose-to-tail length of an unknown population of animals (let us assume they’re all full-grown and all the same sex, for the sake of simplicity), one would unhesitatingly reply that, in all likelihood, a few would be very large, a few would be very small, and the vast majority would be clustered somewhere in the middle. I have been fortunate.

35 Inspiring Quotes from Albert Einstein & Always Well Within - StumbleUpon Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955), the famous theoretical physicist, developed the theory of relativity and is considered the father of modern physics. The nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer shared his impressions of Einstein by saying, “He was almost wholly without sophistication and wholly without worldliness . . . There was always with him a wonderful purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn.” Due to his brilliance Einstein was often called upon to offer opinions on topics beyond the realm of physics; thus the wide range of inspired quotations. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” “Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.” “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”

The Ten Greatest Things about Being a Full-Time Writer | I love my job. It’s hard, like every job sometimes, but it comes with these amazing perks. 10. Rainy days seem more perfect. 9. Every time you’re paid it’s worth a celebration. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. What’s the greatest thing about writing for you? Be Sociable, Share! AndiLit in your Inbox Author: Andi I'm a writer, teacher, and editor who is currently working on a book about the slaves who lived and worked on the farm where I now live. 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier) & miss minimalist - StumbleUpon I’ve been striving to simplify my life for many years now, and have recently (through my writing) been advising others how to do the same. In the process, I’ve learned that making little changes in our attitudes, habits, and environment can have a big impact. So today, I thought I’d compile a list of 100 ways to simplify your life – from the practical to the philosophical, and everything in between. Of course, not every item on the list will work for every person reading it. However, I hope that you’ll find at least a little something that speaks to you, helps you save some time, space, and energy — and perhaps even increases your serenity and happiness! AROUND THE HOUSE1. WARDROBE AND STYLE21. KITCHEN AND DINING36. OFFICE AND TECH46. TIME MANAGEMENT66. ATTITUDE81. MISCELLANEOUS96.

Using Apostrophes to Show Possession Apostrophes are those little curved marks you see hanging from certain letters. They look harmless enough, so why do even well educated people throw them where they don't belong and leave them out where they're needed? Until apostrophes disappear from English altogether, you can take one step toward apostrophe reform by perfecting the art of showing possession. Most other languages are smarter than English. the pen of my aunt the letters of the lovers the fine wines of that corner bar and so on. my aunt's pen the lovers' letters that corner bar's fine wines All of these phrases include nouns that express ownership. Ownership for singles Here's the bottom line: To show possession by one owner, add an apostrophe and the letter s to the owner: the dragon's burnt tooth (the burnt tooth belongs to the dragon) Lulu's pierced tooth (the pierced tooth belongs to Lulu) Another way to think about this rule is to see whether the word of expresses what you're trying to say. and so on. Pop quiz A. B. Answer.

(More) tips for writing well (Austin Govella at Thinking and Making) - StumbleUpon Published Wed, Jul 8, 2009 by Austin Govella. Updated Wed, Jul 8, 2009. As an editor, I’ve noticed several recurring bad habits you heathens would do well to disabuse yourselves of immediately. Almost without exception, these bad habits instantiate themselves as a series of stock phrases and constructions that reflect a lack of focus, a lack of fully developed argument, or the kind of intellectual laziness that sets in as you slog through your first draft. These things happen, That’s ok. 16 things to check when you edit Be vicious when you edit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. After you edit… The finished piece should be so tight, terse, concise, and clear that it’s boring. Boring. Then sand off the rough edges. Write like you talk. The first 16 recommendations remove fluff and force you to think and communicate.

99 interview tips that will actually help you get a job - StumbleUpon We all have to make a living somehow — and most of the time that process starts with a job interview. The only problem is that most job interview tips are either so basic that they aren’t useful or so ridiculous that they are just a waste of time. That’s why Passive Panda has put together this comprehensive list of interview tips filled with the real essentials that you actually need to know. Focus on what really counts Yes, it’s true that you should polish your shoes before an interview. But let’s get real. Do you actually think that any of those tactics are going to win you the job? Maybe if it’s really really close. Instead of worrying about 10 little things that could be a tiebreaker, why not spend time thinking about the stuff that actually matters? So with that said, here are 99 interview tips that will actually get you the job. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. Let’s get started. I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. II. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. III. 22. 23. 24. V.

Getting to Grips with English: Taking Possession : Where does that possessive apostrophe go? One of the most asked questions that we get at is about the placement of the apostrophe for possessives. This is a 'young' blog so I'm going to answer it here for Trish Upham from Australia who writes: I am a Virtual Assistant working with lawyers and regularly come across the problem of multiple possessives in legal documents. For instance, when a group of people is buying a company, none of us can agree on the correct way to type something like "Smith, Dunn, & Bradstreet's ownership". Or should it be "Smith's, Dunn's, and Bradstreet's"??? I would REALLY appreciate some expert opinion on this. Thanks in anticipation! Starting with your question first, Trish, the rule is that For joint ownership, show possession only on the last noun.So your second example,'Smith, Dunn, & Bradstreet's ownership', is correct. Some other rules for the possesive apostrophe are: For singular and plural nouns that do not end in -s, form the possessive byadding -'s. Hope that has helped Trish.

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