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Out of Character: The Psychology of Good and Evil by Maria Popova What Aristotle has to do with Tiger Woods and the story of the world. The dichotomy of good and evil is as old as the story of the world, and timeless in its relevance to just about everything we do in life, from our political and spiritual views to our taste in music, art and literature to how we think about our simple dietary choices. But while most of us recognize that these concepts of good and bad aren’t always black-and-white categories, we never cease to be surprised when someone or something we’ve perceived as “good” does or becomes something we perceive as “bad,” from an esteemed politician’s transgression to a beloved celebrity’s slip into addiction or scientology or otherwise socially undesirable behavior. In Out of Character: Surprising Truths About the Liar, Cheat, Sinner (and Saint) Lurking in All of Us, researchers David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo explore this curious disconnect through the rigorous lens of science. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr
A Few Notes on Formatting - Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences A Few Notes on Formatting There is no absolute "standard" format used by all professional screenwriters working in the American film industry. Slight variations abound in scripts written by professionals. That said, professional scripts will invariably resemble the formatting guide that follows. Nuances may vary -- margins slightly different, a dash here or there, parentheticals used this way or that -- but overall, professional screenplays fit these guidelines. Realize that "shooting scripts," the form in which scripts are most often available at libraries and elsewhere, are not the form in which most professional writers submit their scripts. Your script does not have to mimic the following pages exactly, but it should closely resemble them. Screenplay Format Sample (PDF) Screenplay Format Sample (Text only version) If you click on the text script link, you will have access to a text version of the script. Script Foibles That Might Cause a Negative First Impression of Your Script
Sankhyakarika The miracle of a perpetually dynamic Universe is enabled when two opposing factors in an interactive state occur simultaneously. Compression and expansion are two opposing activities but when it takes place simultaneously, activity time is conserved and the dynamic state continues. The theoretical clue, lacking in Physics and Cosmology is the numerical algorithm that defines the threshold of simultaneously interactive states, which is also the key to gravitation phenomena. Newtons gravity constant and the fine structure constant are an approximation of precise axiomatic ratios that governs all phenomena in the Universe. Such an interactive activity among the sea of components in space is called a Vriti or vortex in Sanskrit and can be visualised as shown in the adjacent diagram. The consequence of eternal dynamism in space is the ability to extract abundant, clean and perpetual energy at the highest efficiency with minimum effort; all of which forms the greatest gift to humanity.
MovieBytes® - Screenwriting Contests, Screenwriting Competitions, Screenwriting Markets Online The Nimatullahi Sufi Order Script Pipeline : Screenwriting Competition Lucid Dreaming - Gateway to the Inner Self > Home Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy 1. The Meaning of the Term Zen The designation of this school of the Buddha-Way as Zen, which means sitting meditation, is derived from a transliteration of the Chinese word Chán. Because the Chinese term is in turn a transliteration of the Sanskrit term dhyāna, however, Zen owes its historical origin to early Indian Buddhism, where a deepened state of meditation, called samādhi, was singled out as one of the three components of study a Buddhist was required to master, the other two being an observation of ethical precepts (sīla) and an embodiment of nondiscriminatory wisdom (prajñā). 2. There are basically two methods utilized in meditation practice in Zen Buddhism to assist the practitioner to reach the above-mentioned goals, together with a simple breathing exercise known as “observation of breath count” (Jpn., sūsokukan); one is the kōan method and the other is called “just sitting” (Jpn., shikan taza), a form of “single act samādhi.” 3. 3.1 The Adjustment of the Body 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
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Five degrees you can earn from anywhere By Andrea Duchon Has earning your degree been on your New Year's resolution list for a while now, but your schedule doesn't seem to allow you time to physically go to school? You may want to consider earning your degree online. That's because an online education offers flexibility of schedule and the convenience to take a class anytime, anywhere. Mike Echols, executive vice president of strategic initiatives for Bellevue University, says that he usually sees online students that fall into a number of similar characteristics: they tend to be working adults, oftentimes with families, and they have complex schedules. "They need flexibility in their learning," Echols adds. However, while studying online is convenient, it isn't for everyone. But if studying online seems like it may be a good fit for your busy life, take a look at these five degree programs that translate well to a flexible, online format. Degree #1: Criminal Justice Find Degree Programs Potential Careers*: Find Degree Programs
New York Film Academy Pharmacognosy Pharmacognosy is the study of medicines derived from natural sources. The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources. Introduction The word "pharmacognosy" is derived from the Greek words φάρμακον pharmakon (drug), and γνῶσις gnosis (knowledge). Originally—during the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century—"pharmacognosy" was used to define the branch of medicine or commodity sciences (Warenkunde in German) which deals with drugs in their crude, or unprepared, form. As late as the beginning of the 20th century, the subject had developed mainly on the botanical side, being particularly concerned with the description and identification of drugs both in their whole state and in powder form. Biological background Issues in phytotherapy