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by Sean S. Musins
6 months ago
Taking a Chance: Personal Growth through Boldness and Risk Taking

It is the little experiences in life that add up to who we are as people. Although we often wish we could erase some errant part of our past, doing so would change who we are today and our learned fear of taking a risk keeps us from growing more. "Taking a Chance:..." tells a story about lessons learned the hard way and takes a look at how we can experience continued growth by taking risks.

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by kellapat
8 months ago
South Buffalo - Hometown and Heritage of Tim Russert

Tim Russert grew up in South Buffalo, the same place which nurtured me. The unique nature of the neighborhood fostered qualities in Tim which I can understand. We were all subjected to the same philosophy from our Irish-Catholic parents and teachers who gave us such a strict upbringing.

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by kellapat
8 months ago
Looking Back at My Life During My Ninth Decade

In this, my ninth decade of life, I am able to look back over these years with gratitude and knowledge of the tremendous strides mankind has been in spite of the difficulties that were a part of our personal and national life.

Lifestyle
by Chris
10 months ago
Random Act of Treasure

I don't expect to come upon a map hidden behind the frame of an old picture in my attic any time soon, but I was inspired to give a taste of that excitement for someone else.

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by kellapat
10 months ago
Two Successful American Poets of the 21st Century

Two of the most popular poets of today are presented here - Billy Collins, who was the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, and Mary Oliver, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her work in 1983.

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by vincentvampire
1 year ago
What It Means To Be A CSR

Advice, philosophy and experiences in the day of a customer service representative.

Lifestyle
by K_Y_Lai
1 year ago
What Makes Human Language Special and Unique?

Human communication systems, known as 'language', seem to have a unique and special place in nature and evolution. Distinct even from primate speech, properties like 'arbitrariness', 'displacement' and 'cultural transmission' seem to be absent in most if not all other systems of information sharing in the animal kingdom. Is human language really special, and if so, how... and why?

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by Sookie
2 years ago
Listening Skills - Have We Lost the Art? - 4 Ways to Really Listen

I ran into a friend the other day, and we were excited to see each other, it had been a long time.  We hugged and then she asked me a question, and as I answered the question I could see her eyes dart to her cell phone.

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by Star Qualities
1 year ago
A View of the Position of Young People in British Society

Today, in the British society young people are the next generation of our civil servants, managers, and entrepreneurs all the way down to factory machine operators on the production line and job seekers allowance beneficiaries. Society puts people in categories through class, race, religion, culture, sex, age, job, community, fashion and many more dividing factors. Read more at: https://tr.im/ZSdbU

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by Linda Bee
1 year ago
Does True Altruism Exist?

There is a difference between altruism and pure/true altruism. Many people do nice things for others, but are these acts of kindness actually selfless, or is there an underlying motive?

Lifestyle
by SparkyStar
1 year ago
4 Ways To Feel 'Young At Heart'

If you are feeling stressed or depressed, then reconnect with the 'younger you' through these four free and simple suggestions.

Lifestyle
by Rich - scribbll
1 year ago
How to Change Your Life - a Users Guide

Credit: credit: Brian Talbot on Flickr cc 2.0 A little over 4 years ago I changed my life completely. Along with my wife, we abandoned the life we had in Australia, along with its security and stability to go to live in France. We sold almost everything we owned. What...

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by Chris
1 year ago
Bubbles, Chalk, and Balls

It isn't every day that the conditions are completely perfect to leave a treat to be found in Vancouver during the spring. My city has more than its fair share of rainfall during the regular days of the year, but during springtime the rain flows. Luckily on Monday we had a wonderful break with a big dose of sunshine, so I could perform my newest secret service act.

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by Yindee
1 year ago
Laughing at lavatories through the ages

We describe our visit to the toilet in many amusing ways. But however you wish to spend a penny or two will depend on what country you are in. To our amazement we found that our regular white flushable ceramic toilet bowl is not what most people use. Here...

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by Chris
1 year ago
Snap, Crackle, Pop

I love to perform acts of service, and I really like to do it when the act is easy, and it speaks to me on a resonant and feeling level. I constantly peruse the Internet for ideas, and I see a lot of classics like taking up garbage cans for your neighbor, baking cookies and giving them to friends, and paying for the car behind you when you go through a drive-through for food or drink. Don't get me wrong, I love the classics, but when someone comes up with a clever idea that matches our unique world today, I get really excited.

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by HicksNaturals
1 year ago
How Choosing to be Offended is Not Serving You

There are ALWAYS people in this world that are going to say hurtful things and every one of us will be hurt at one time or another. But, does being offended serve any purpose to the offended or the offender? I would argue no.

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by Chris
2 years ago
What Love Is

At last, it's February, the month of love, the month where we show our partners and friends how much we care for them by giving flowers, chocolate, and extravagant gifts. We say I love you with cards and dinners in fancy restaurants. This month puts a spotlight on our relationships, or lack of one. I was taught from a young age to seek out a partner in life and create a family, and I would find supreme happiness. That admonition to find joy through a family never rang true for me. It felt like love means you give up everything you want for some arbitrary "greater good." I had a vision of my life being swallowed up in the life of my partner and subsequent offspring. I would be trapped in a prison of my own creation.

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by Yindee
2 years ago
Growing Older Just Gets Better by the Day!

Hang out with people who are young at heart and are healthy and happy. They love their lives however long the are. Age does not matter when you are in peak health and can maintain it. I love being 60 plus!

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by CatFood
2 years ago
Extended Project Example: Ethics And Science

Already, genetic engineering has sparked much controversy as debates rage on whether it is safe to modify the genetic information of living organisms or whether funding should be put into this research or used for something else. New developments in the genetics field has created even more controversy as to if we should use these new techniques despite the fact it will impact individual lives or even the whole society. On the one hand, procedures such as these can potentially save the lives of individuals born with genetic defects or even prevent babies with such defects from being born. These new developments range from being used for cosmetic reasons to designing the appearance of one's own child to aiding infertile adults who want their own blood-related children. With benefits such as these, however great they may be must always be weighed against the consequences. It must be asked if parents have the right to use technology which gives their child specified characteristics at birth or in the case of "savior siblings" have another baby to provide tissues/cells which can cure an already sick child. In this level 3 Edexcel extended project I looked into the field of genetics, focusing specifically on recent advancements in its technology its implications for the future. The project eventually achieved grade A and was 1 point away from an A*. This article will exclude the abstract and evaluation.

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by Hypnowoman
2 years ago
Law of Attraction in Action

For any law to be a law, especially a universal one cited in so many works by so many authors for so very long, it must be consistent, reliable and absolutely, without question, true.

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