13 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough We’ve all gone through hard times. And we all get through them. However, some get through them better than others. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. About the Author Carol Morgan has a Ph.D. in communication and is a professor at Wright State University. Credits: Life hack
Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek) By David Cain / raptitude.com/ Oct 23, 2013 Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling. Because I had been living quite a different lifestyle while I was away, this sudden transition to 9-to-5 existence has exposed something about it that I overlooked before. Since the moment I was offered the job, I’ve been markedly more careless with my money. I’m not talking about big, extravagant purchases. In hindsight I think I’ve always done this when I’ve been well-employed — spending happily during the “flush times.” I suppose I do it because I feel I’ve regained a certain stature, now that I am again an amply-paid professional, which seems to entitle me to a certain level of wastefulness. What I’m doing isn’t unusual at all. It seems I got much more for my dollar when I was traveling. A Culture of Unnecessaries You may have heard of Parkinson’s Law.
Test Yourself for Hidden Bias Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington created "Project Implicit"to develop Hidden Bias Tests — called Implicit Association Tests, or IATs, in the academic world — to measure unconscious bias. To take Project Implicit's Hidden Bias Tests, click here. You may be asked to register. About Stereotypes and Prejudices Hidden Bias Tests measure unconscious, or automatic, biases. Your willingness to examine your own possible biases is an important step in understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society. The ability to distinguish friend from foe helped early humans survive, and the ability to quickly and automatically categorize people is a fundamental quality of the human mind. This is the foundation of stereotypes, prejudice and, ultimately, discrimination. A prejudice is an opinion, prejudgment or attitude about a group or its individual members. Prejudices are often accompanied by ignorance, fear or hatred.
How to Choose a College or Graduate School We should be sick and tired of the lousy job colleges do with us: little valuable learning and not much better employability than if you didn't have a degree. Graduate schools are no better: Whether an MD, PsyD, J.D., or MBA program, we’re there to be trained as professionals. Yet, too often, we’re taught largely by theoreticians, not masters at their profession. Yet we keep paying a fortune and give years of our lives for that piece of paper mainly because, alas, employers insist on it. We probably can’t change that but we should demand much more transparency from colleges so we can compare institutions on grounds more valid than whether their diploma bears a designer label. If colleges were required to provide key data on how much their students grow in learning and employability, they might finally be embarrassed into reallocating money from silly research and porcine administration to quality education. A College Report Card What should that accountability look like?
8 ANCIENT BELIEFS NOW BACKED BY MODERN SCIENCE The Earth may not be flat nor is it the center of the universe, but that doesn’t mean old-world intellectuals got everything wrong. In fact, in recent years, modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in ancient wisdom that, up until now, had been trusted but unproven empirically. Here are eight ancient beliefs and practices that have been confirmed by modern science. In their never-ending search for the best way to live, Greek philosophers argued over the relative benefits of hedonic and eudaimonic happiness. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year, found that while both types of happiness can make you feel good, the latter could promote physical health and longevity as well. The traditional Chinese medicine technique is believed to address imbalances in a person’s qi (pronounced chi), the circulating energy within every living thing.
10 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People Everyone strives to be successful, but it doesn’t always come easily. The people who do end up reaching their highest potential always possess certain qualities and habits that allowed them to get there which separate them from those who don’t. Here are 10 differences between successful and unsuccessful people! 1. Embrace change vs. Fear change: Embracing change is one of the hardest things a person can do. 2. Complimenting someone is always a great way to show someone you care. Moments of gratitude, each and every one, transform my life each day- and unquestionably have made me more successful and more happy. How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One By Katrin Geist Guest Writer for Wake Up World Breaking the habit of being yourself requires – dare I say it? – discipline. Daily discipline. So why not actively create your life, instead of mostly running in automatic-reactive-survival mode? Interacting with the quantum field Nobody is doomed by their genetic makeup or hard wired to live a specific way for the rest of their lives. Says Dr. “You… broadcast a distinct energy pattern or signature. In essence, we influence the quantum field through our Being-states (and not only through what we want). Vision and creative mode A brain region called the frontal lobe plays a key role in envisioning the life you desire. If you can hold a vision regardless of what’s going on around you, you are in creative mode, i.e. you refuse to respond to any triggers in your environment, and you KNOW with 100% certainty that your vision must come, as it already happened in the quantum field. This is exactly what we admire in great leaders: Gandhi, Dr.
How to Deprogram Yourself “We are caged by our cultural programming. Culture is a mass hallucination, and when you step outside the mass hallucination you see it for what it’s worth.” -Terence Mckenna Society has undergone a mass brainwashing and it is time for us to deprogram ourselves in order to be completely immersed in the evolution of consciousness. 1. Religion If a UFO were to land in your backyard tonight, I promise the ET will not have either a bible or money. What religion does not teach us is that we are powerful, spiritual beings without them. In the next few months or years, we can look forward to religion’s next form of mind control as they admit to the presence of extraterrestrial beings. The real truth is that the bible is just a story to keep you living in subservience, control and conformity, the same template as every government. The Solution Ask lots of questions and go within for answers. 2. When you find religion, you find money as these two tenets in life are married to one another. 3. 5. 6.
Being a Youngster Working as a Travelers Aid A Travelers Aid desk at DCA – Photo: Ryan Ewing I love airplanes and sometimes I think airplanes love me. It is hard to fathom that these beautiful, curiosity-instilling works-of-art can fly. Throughout my life, I have always had a strong interest in aviation. My parents tell me that I would always ask a family friend, a pilot for a major carrier, questions about airplanes. It was a summer day in May of 2013 when I came to the realization that I needed to find something to do during the summer besides sitting on the computer or watching TV. Before Travelers Aid, I began Airline Geeks and started to take a deep interest in airplanes. Imagine this: I am finishing 8th grade now (14 years old), I started Airline Geeks in 7th grade (13 years old), and I started volunteering at DCA the same year. Travelers Aid is a global traveler assistance organization and is a huge asset to MWAA (Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority). Chairs overlooking the runway – Photo: DCA
I bought a woodland with 60 strangers When I tell someone that I bought a wood with more than 60 people I didn't know, reactions vary from "Brilliant!" to "You must be nuts!" We moved to Stroud eight years ago and one of the pulls was the picturesque woodland nearby. I wanted to do more than just walk in the woods – I wanted to develop a connection to the beautiful landscape and learn woodland skills. Finding our wood Once we'd settled in, I put an ad in the local paper saying I was thinking of buying a bit of woodland and wondered if anyone had some to sell. We bemoaned the fact that there's such little woodland for sale, and that it's so expensive. About a year later, a 1.5-hectare wood came up for auction around 30 minutes' walk from Stroud. Creating our group Martin had experience of collaborative community projects, so we set out to find a group of people to buy it with us. It was clear that we all had quite similar interests and values, and we were very upfront. Sealing the deal The day of the auction was very exciting.
Here Are 17 Banned Films | Indiewire "The Interview" (2014) Why is a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen at the top of the list? Because it is absurdly hilarious and equally terrifying to think that such a film could endanger world peace. "Cannibal Holocaust" (1980) For a 34-year-old film, this found-footage-pioneer still holds up as one of the most controversial and morally questionable horror spectacles ever created. "A Serbian Film" (2010) In the dark passages of brutally violent and exploitative entertainment there are gore porn movies and then there is "A Serbian Film," a film so senselessly abhorrent it has become, by far, the most infamous production in recent cinematic history. "Last Tango in Paris" (1972) One of Bertolucci’s finest films became the subject of fierce censorship based on what was considered by authorities as obscene images that masked "self-serving pornography as art." "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974) "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988) "Cruising" (1980)
Change Your Life in 60 Seconds With This Breathing Exercise Ever feel blocked? When we get hooked into our to-do lists and daily duties, we lose track of life flow. A big block is fear. Whenever fear arises, we get stopped in our tracks. Thoughts like, “I can’t,” or “there’s not enough” or “there’s no way” block us from creative ideas and the energy we need to move forward. Then fear leads us to overthink and start future tripping about negative outcomes. One of the greatest ways to bust through emotional blocks fast is through a breathing technique frequently used in Kundalini yoga called breath of fire. Breath of fire is a rhythmic breath in and out the nose. On the inhale, your diaphragm extends. Breath of fire newbies often emphasize the exhale. It's also common for the newcomer to feel shortness of breath. Remember that on the inhale, your diaphragm extends and on the exhale, it contracts. As you practice breath of fire, you'll release the tension in your diaphragm and in effect release yourself from many emotional blocks.
International Security Program The International Security Program (ISP) boasts a staff of more than 40 in-house scholars and researchers, taking on one of the most robust and ambitious research agendas in the field. Building on a solid foundation of conventional political-military issues, ISP is also committed to addressing a growing range of nonmilitary aspects defining U.S. foreign and security policy. Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks directs the International Security Program and holds the Henry A. Kissinger Chair. ISP’s leadership also includes David J. The National Security Program on Industry and Resources focuses on issues related to the health and management of the global defense-industrial base.The U.S.
The Psychology of a “call to action” point | Digital Dancer What does this cover Why are CTA points so important, and why is this soSo what makes a good CTA and how does psychology influence this.How to make your CTA a focal point. Introduction A “call to action (CTA)” point is becoming significantly important to a website’s architecture. This is where a call to action point is defined as: A call to action, or CTA, is a banner, button, or some type of graphic or text on a website meant to prompt a user to click it and continue down a conversion funnel. However, why are CTA points so important, and why is this so? As illustrated by the definition, a CTA point is an area of an website which encourages people to click onto an specific location, for conversional purposes. Now I hope we are on the same page, and you are starting to understand why every website should have a call to CTA point. So what makes a good CTA and how does psychology influence this. What any good CTR point is looking to generate, is a specific “attentional bias” towards the area.