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Consumer culture is dead. Long live creators | Aeon Essays

This is a fascinating and useful essay which I read in “A Culture Reader for Writers.  Ed. John Mark.  2014).  I found the Aeon version later after I had written notes. The question is why does creative work help so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth

Book Review: Grit: the power of passion and perseverance. Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania. This book is also the subject of a thoughtful TED talk…, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance.” I was bought up with the … Continue reading

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Language of Leadership

These are thoughts I have been pondering for some time.  The link below shows I am not the only one. I am fascinated by language; If you are a business person and you seek to lead change, you are a … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

This is from New Scientist, a list of answers to questions about your body.  It is good fun and I learned stuff.  Please enjoy. Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the … Continue reading

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Stop Saying Your Fine: Mel Robbins

I will begin this time with the statement. Nothing matters in this book, except that you take action.   Mel Robbins speaks with the voice of a life coach and motivational speaker. Following an introductory section where she details how … Continue reading

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Super Stellar Reply To Girl’s Question About Learning Disabilities

Recently Neil DeGrass Tyson was asked if dyslexia was a barrier to scientists. He explained that, no it is not, and that additionally many learning and social disabilities are also not a huge barrier. A humane and thoughtful response. I … Continue reading

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It’s Okay To Be Smart • You want to let your creative juices flow? …

The card below was sent to the “It’s OK to be smart blog”. I agree with the answer given; follow the link. My view is that Science and the sciences are implicitly creative. Unfortunately, the way science is taught gives … Continue reading

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