UFOs Skip to Main Content Home > UFOs UFOs Newly released UFO files from the UK government Files released in June 2013 11 Untranslatable Words You Didn't Know Existed - Word Porm Language has always been a curiously complex phenomenon. While Eskimos have 100 different words for snow we still struggle to find the right vocabulary to express love in our own tongues. The list of words that can’t be deciphered from one vernacular to another are outstandingly beautiful. Here are 11 untranslatable word you didn’t know existed: The Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia Expert determination is a flexible alternative procedure for the resolution of disputes based upon the decision of an independent third party: the Expert. The disputants agree beforehand to be bound by the decisions of an independent expert. It is often the quickest and most effective way of resolving disputes which are relatively simple in content or are essentially technical in nature.
The Practical Art of Persuasion - William Ellet by William Ellet | 8:25 AM March 7, 2011 [For more, visit the Communication Insight Center.] Persuasion is a catalyst for getting work done, for achieving an outcome you can’t realize on your own. MBA courses, leadership books, and executive education classes recognize the importance of persuasion, but they rarely teach it as a practical art and, if they do, the focus is usually on formal presentations and PowerPoint. Managers need more fundamental advice on how to persuade. I teach a class on it at Harvard Business School and have developed a series of questions that can serve as a starting point for any leader trying to persuade.
These YouTube Videos Supposedly Induce Insomnia Curing ‘Brain Orgasms’ via Huffington Post It’s a sensation that also goes by autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR: a non-clinical term for the relaxing, tingling feeling at the top of the head that proponents say can lead to a number of therapeutic, if scientifically unproven, benefits. Brittany Connolly, a maker of ASMR videos, told The Huffington Post by email that ASMR clips have helped her through “both anxiety disorders and sleep problems.” Likewise, Rebekah Smith, an ASMR video maker and curator, says she uses the videos to help her sleep at night, and that 75 percent of her followers online do as well. Nicholas Tufnell, a Wired UK reporter, started watching the videos on YouTube in 2012, desperate for a solution to his chronic sleeplessness.
How to Do Business in China Yum! Brands, the fast-food purveyor whose brands include KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, generates approximately half of its global revenue in China. Lots of other U.S. companies do good business in the world's most populous country, too. Could your small business learn -- and earn -- from their example? ACDC - Australian Commercial Disputes Centre - What is ADR? What is ADR? print Home » What is ADR? ADR is an umbrella term for processes, other than judicial determination, in which an impartial person assists those in a dispute to resolve the issues between them. ADR is commonly used as an abbreviation for alternative dispute resolution, but can also be used to mean assisted or appropriate dispute resolution. Some also use the term ADR to prevent or manage their own disputes without outside assistance.
40 Brilliant Negotiation Tricks Every B School Student Should Know 40 Brilliant Negotiation Tricks Every B School Student Should Know Posted on January 20th, 2011 While some people are born with great negotiation skills, most of us have to put forth a lot of effort and learn through trial, error and practice what works and what doesn't. Whether you're in business school right now or have just graduated, these negotiation tactics are good to know when you're in the heat of things and can help you get the better end of a deal– no matter what it is. Business Basics
Webstock - New Zealand's web conference Game designer and future forecaster Jane McGonigal takes both work and play seriously. She writes and speaks about the power of digital games, virtual worlds and other immersive experiences to change reality and to shape our future, while at the same time creating the same types of games professionally. As a designer, Jane is known as the “queen bee of alternate reality games” (ARGs), a leading-edge genre of massively collaborative computer games that use meaningful play to create global collective intelligences. As one of the world’s first and foremost ARG designers and the leading academic researcher in this field, Jane’s work focuses on how meaningful play can teach 21st century skills to improve people’s thinking and social relations. And, as a future forecaster, Jane has pioneered the use of massively collaborative games to probe the issues of our future and worked to proactively solve impending difficulties. Jane has led workshops and deployed games in more than 20 countries.
Cracking the 'Great Firewall' of China's Web censorship If an Internet user in China searches for the word "persecution," he or she is likely to come up with a link to a blank screen that says "page cannot be displayed." The same is true of searches for "Tibetan independence," "democracy movements" or stranger sounding terms such as "oriental red space time" — code for an anti-censorship video made secretly by reporters at China's state TV station. It's a reflection of the stifling, bizarre and sometimes dangerous world of Internet censorship in China. The communist government in Beijing is intensifying its efforts to control what its citizens can read and discuss online as political tensions rise ahead of this summer's Olympic Games. Fighting the censors every step of the way is an army of self-described "hacktivists" such as Bill Xia, a Chinese-born software engineer who lives in North Carolina.
Artists 'have structurally different brains' 17 April 2014Last updated at 05:35 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC Radio Science Brain scans revealed artists have more grey matter in parts of their brains Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found. How to Use Maps in Data Visualization Maps are probably the biggest subsection of visualization types. There are many variations on map types, each with its own strengths. These variations can be combined with each other, and many can be tweaked even further to produce new types of maps. Here’s an overview of some of the common types and what they are good for.Choropleth maps are one of the most frequently used maps in infographic style visualizations.
China's Top 3 Social Network Sites The leading social networking site in China, renren.com, started out as a blatant Facebook clone - but it now has tens of millions of users. Despite obvious similarities to Facebook, there is one significant difference from the U.S. in how Renren and other Chinese SNS are used. The bread and butter of these sites is social games using virtual items. Indeed, Farmville originated in China! In this first post of a series, we outline the most popular social network sites in China. In follow-up posts, we'll look at Twitter clones, online video, and censorship. Kepler Team Announces Discovery of Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone Since its launch in the spring of 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has been hunting exoplanets. The holy grail being a planet that is essentially like ours in terms of size, composition, and habitability: an Earth-twin. While we still haven't found a planet that exactly fits that bill, Kepler has now confirmed the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. The announcement was made at a press conference and the findings have been published in Science. Kepler-186f is about 10% larger than Earth and orbits an M dwarf star around 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. The star is about half of the size and mass of our sun, and it takes Kepler-186f about 130 Earth days to complete a revolution.