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Psychology of Cyberspace - The Online Disinhibition Effect On the other hand, the disinhibition effect may not be so benign. Out spills rude language and harsh criticisms, anger, hatred, even threats. Or people explore the dark underworld of the internet, places of pornography and violence, places they would never visit in the real world. We might call this toxic disinhibition. On the benign side, the disinhibition indicates an attempt to understand and explore oneself, to work through problems and find new ways of being. And sometimes, in toxic disinhibition, it is simply a blind catharsis, an acting out of unsavory needs and wishes without any personal growth at all.What causes this online disinhibition? You Don't Know Me (dissociative anonymity)As you move around the internet, most of the people you encounter can't easily tell who you are. Does the disinhibition effect release inner needs, emotions, and attributes that dwell beneath surface personality presentations?

Top 10 Things Customers Expect from Your Online Store Oneupweb has recently put out some interesting research which includes the top 10 consumer expectations that influence purchase decisions. Let’s take a closer look at these items: Pricing/shipping information clearly stated – 95.5% No surprises here, as several studies have found that “sticker shock” (the unexpected inflation of final price due to shipping and taxes) is the number one reason for cart abandonment. Crutchfield does a good job presenting not just the price but shipping, warranty and servicing prices on this product page: Looks credible and trustworthy – 76.5% If you’re not a household name, you can improve your site’s “trustworthiness” by having a clean and professional design (yes, first impressions count). You must also avoid things that scare off your customers like expired SSL certificate warning messages (even the largest sites can fall victim to this). Product displayed on homepage – 70.8% Most online stores show products on the home page, but not every site.

This mouse isn't just cordless, it's Mouseless | Crave Mouseless is a project by Pranav Mistry of the MIT Fluid Interfaces Group. He calls it an "invisible computer mouse" that creates the feeling of using a mouse without actually having a physical device. This is achieved via an infrared beam and sensor, which will help detect the hand's position. This is a research project, so we won't get to try it out unless it goes commercial. (Source: Crave Asia via Make) Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras, Trends Victorians - Haute Couture 100-downloads.com | Top 100 downloads of free software & freeware for Windows XP, Windows 7 & Vista BASIC LIST OF SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR LONG TERM SURVIVAL Some people are saying we should prepare for at least 7 days, but the way things go after a hurricane, tornado, floods, loss of electricity and the fact that these disasters will continue and perhaps even get worse in coming years according to trends, one week is not enough. Some have said 7 years, but that seems too long so do what you can. Be sure to use the older stocked goods first and replace them with new. Otherwise you will end up with all old food you might not even want to eat. Always check canned tomatoes for spoilage, as even in the can they can spoil. Most other foods last a long time. 1. Homeland Security recommends 7 days for survival, but in recent years, some people don't have electricity or heat for up to 3 weeks, so to be really safe - plan for at least 3 weeks. 2. Note: I have received arguments that boiling for longer than 5 minutes will just waste good water, but 15 minutes is safer to kill Cryptospiridium. 3. Wheat - 300 lbs. Rice - 100 lbs. Honey or Sugar - 60 lbs.

Essay #59 – How to pick a president Turning off all media for 48 hours does amazing things for clarity. When you return to the web and TV, the insane and unintentional comedy of the civilized world becomes clear. As Voltaire wrote, “God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh”. Our checkered history of presidential voting Take a good look at the previous presidents of the united states. And experts know a president’s influence is, by design, magnitudes weaker than the public perception: one of three rings of power. While we push as many people as possible to vote, there is no primer, handbook, or tip sheet provided on how to avoid mistakes of elections past. The mistakes we make when voting Many people vote for self-interest. And serious weight often goes to superficial things. Many people make their list of positions on issues and try to find a candidate that best matches those positions. How to decode political coverage How to pick a president Fred I. He also notes this surprising observation: .

Demonoid.me NLP Meta Model, by John David Hoag The function of the Meta Model is to help us identify and transform problematic deletions, distortions and generalizations in our thinking and communication with others, How The Language We Use Can Delete, Distort and Generalize Our Thinking and Communication "The basic principle behind the Meta Model is Korzybski's notion that 'the map is not the territory.' That is, the models we make of the world around us with our brains and our language are not the world itself but representations of it." -- Dilts and DeLozier, Encyclopedia of Systemic Neuro-Linguistic Programming and NLP New Coding, 2000. History The Meta Model, NLP's first formal model, was published in 1975 by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in their ground breaking book, The Structure of Magic, Vol. 1. META MODEL VIOLATIONS with examples and additions by John David Hoag 1a. Vague nouns (or pronouns) which create confusion and ambiguity. Negative Examples: a. 1b. Adjectives the meanings of which are unspecified. 1c. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Top ten employability skills Based on a number of surveys on the skills required by graduates undertaken by Microsoft, Target Jobs, the BBC, Prospects, NACE and AGR and other organisations, here is our summary of the skills which were most often deemed important. The most important skills to develop in employees to drive company growth over the next five years were (according to the Flux Report by Right Management): Leadership skills 62% Management skills 62% Interpersonal skills 53% Innovation and creativity 45% Resilience 43% Technical/specialist skills 40% IT skills 40% Sales/marketing skills 32% Client management skills 24% Other/none of the above 4% Now continue to our other skills pages NLP Not to be confused with Natural language processing (also NLP) Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioral patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.[1][2] Bandler and Grinder claim that the skills of exceptional people can be "modeled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by anyone.[3][4][5][6][7] Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, myopia,[8] allergy, common cold,[9] and learning disorders, often in a single session.[10][11][12][13] NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and in seminars marketed to business and government.[14][15]

Nerd Paradise Posted on: 10 Cado 7:0 - 5.27.29 So you've procrastinated again. You told yourself you wouldn't do this 2 months ago when your professor assigned you this. Pick a Topic The more "legally-oriented" your topic is, the better. Make a list ...of every possible outcome that this issue could cause in...the near future...the far future...of every person that this topic affects....of any instances where this topic has come in the news....what you would do about this topic if you had the chance/power/enough-sugar...any little detail you can think ofThe important thing about this is to think of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, no matter how silly or far-fetched. Reorder everything Put your most obvious argument first. Then put weird off the wall stuff, regardless of importance. Put the strongest argument for your case next. Now list the incidents that will help argue for your point. Now, list everything that could be construed to be the answer to the question "if elected, what would you do about this issue?"

Improvised Seating *Improvised Seating With a Towel and Para-cord*By: RollingHitch04 April 2003 Situation- You're on a camping trip, boating, or having a picnic and for whatever reason there aren't enough chairs to go around. The ground is wet or not level. Your MacGyver mindset clicks into gear and you take a look and what you have on hand. In mere moments, you are swinging gently in the breeze, off the ground, repelling request to try out the "chair" you just made with a towel and some cord. The Details- This article should probably be called, "Creative uses for the Sheet bend", but I got so many accolades the first time I did this, that I thought it would be worth sharing. So here we go. The Sheet bend- As a brief refresher, a knot is tied in one piece of rope or cord and a bend is used to tie two pieces of rope or cord together. For ease of understanding, I've tied the bends in cordage so you can get a better visual reference. Here is what it looks like when the towel and cord are tied together.

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