Hidden Ways Your Language Betrays Your Character

Hidden Ways Your Language Betrays Character

Hidden Ways Your Language Betrays Character. Let’s use both Goldman’s “Big Five” trait theory description of introversion-extroversion (e.g., extroverts as assertive, talkative, bold, etc), and Jung’s “psychic energy” take on the same phenomena (e.g., extroverts feel an increased sense of perceived energy when interacting with a large group of people,[…]

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Tracking Conflict Worldwide Updated June 2017

Tracking Conflict Worldwide Updated June 2017

Tracking Conflict Worldwide Updated June 2017. The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. They build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish.[…]

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The Battle For The Moon Begins

The Battle For The Moon Begins

The Battle For The Moon Begins. The Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, better known as the Moon Treaty or Moon Agreement, is an international treaty that turns jurisdiction of all celestial bodies (including the orbits around such bodies) over to the international community. Thus, all activities must conform to[…]

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One Of The Largest Structures In The Universe

One Of The Largest Structures In The Universe

One Of The Largest Structures In The Universe. The Saraswati Supercluster is an extremely massive galaxy supercluster discovered in the Stripe 82 region of SDSS that falls in the direction of the Pisces constellation. Named after both, a Hindu goddess and an ancient river. The  Saraswati supercluster is a major concentration of galaxies and galaxy clusters, forming a galaxy wall like structure, and[…]

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Portugal’s Capital, The Lisbon City Guide

Portugal’s Capital, The Lisbon City Guide

Portugal’s Capital, The Lisbon City Guide. Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with a population of 552,700 within its administrative limits, but about 2.8 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. It is continental Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. It is recognised as a alpha-level[…]

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A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed. It is hard to have patience with people who say ‘There is no death’ or ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ There is death. And whatever, it matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter. Is[…]

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How To Find The Right Therapist

How To Find The Right Therapist

How To Find The Right Therapist. A decision to select a suitable therapist for oneself is possibly one of the most difficult personal choices. Without a prior one-on-one meeting or the benefit of trial sessions, it remains a confounding selective procedure, and add to it the highly trusting and confidential[…]

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The Frozen Ark Project

The Frozen Ark Project

The Frozen Ark Project. The Frozen Ark is a charitable frozen zoo project created jointly by the Zoological Society of London, the Natural History Museum and University of Nottingham. The project aims to preserve the DNA and living cells of endangered species to retain the genetic knowledge for the future. The Frozen Ark collects and stores samples taken from animals in[…]

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Dunkirk's Darkest Hour

Dunkirk’s Darkest Hour

Dunkirk’s Darkest Hour. The Dunkirk evacuation (code-named Operation Dynamo), also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, Belgian, and Canadian troops were cut off[…]

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A Guide To Smarter CPR

A Guide To Smarter CPR. Every year some 350,000 people suffer cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops working, while away from the relative safety of a hospital. Whether those people receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) right away, can literally mean the difference between life and death. Research has found that the[…]

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Mole

Mole

Mole. Moles are small, burrowing mammals. Their eyes are poorly developed, but what they lack in sight, they make up for in their sense of touch. All of them have very sensitive snouts and long, clawed digits which they use to dig tunnels. The 22 tentacle-like protrusions on the snout[…]

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Environmental Defenders Murdered Globally

Environmental Defenders Murdered Globally

Environmental Defenders Murdered Globally. Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organization that provides protection strategies and tools for security management to human rights defenders who are at risk. Since 2004, PI has been working with local partners in over thirty countries across the globe. Exploitation of natural resources often arises in[…]

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A Deeply Conflicted Relationship

A Deeply Conflicted Relationship

A Deeply Conflicted Relationship. Evie and Jon had known each other for over 7 years and their off-and-on relationship had been demanding and rather toxic. They were not married, but Jon was the father of their child Katherine, who was one year-old. Both adults were staying with their respective parents[…]

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The Secret Of A Good Night’s Sleep

The Secret Of A Good Night’s Sleep. Studies on positive psychology have revealed the possible interplay between positive psychological well-being and physiological functioning. Purpose in life is one of the major factors in positive psychological well-being. Purpose in life is generally conceptualised as one’s sense of meaning and directedness in[…]

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Cattleya

Cattleya, The Queen Of Orchids

Cattleya, The Queen Of Orchids. Cattleya, often called the Queen of Orchids, is a genus of orchids from Costa Rica south to Argentina. The genus was named in 1824 by John Lindley after horticulturalist William Cattley. Cattley obtained a specimen of then unnamed Cattleya labiata from William Swainson who had discovered the new plant in Pernambuco, Brazil, in[…]

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Heartbroken Mother

Heartbroken Mother

Heartbroken Mother. Jeff was just a couple of months from completing his national service in one of the armed forces units. It was early one morning, as he was making his way back to camp on his motorbike, when a car suddenly shot out from a side-road, hitting him. He[…]

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Politicians Play With Their Food When Deciding A Nation’s Future

Politicians Play With Their Food When Deciding A Nation’s Future

Politicians Play With Their Food When Deciding A Nation’s Future. Global food security continues to improve. Hunger has decreased: the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that the number of undernourished people has fallen by 176m over the past ten years. But almost 800m people—just over one in nine people—still[…]

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Two-Thirds Of Chinese Christians Attend A House Church

Two-Thirds Of Chinese Christians Attend A House Church. In China, house churches or family churches are Protestant assemblies in the People’s Republic of China that operate independently from the state-sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) and China Christian Council (CCC), and came into existence due to the change in religious policy after the end of the Cultural Revolution in the early-1980s. Some[…]

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Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Harm Bees. Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. In the 1980s Shell and in the 1990s Bayer started work on their development. The neonicotinoid family includes acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, nitenpyram, nithiazine, thiacloprid and thiamethoxam. Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world. Compared to organophosphate and carbamate insecticides, neonicotinoids cause less toxicity in birds and mammals than insects. Some breakdown[…]

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The Next Generation Planet Hunter.

The Next Generation Planet Hunter

The Next Generation Planet Hunter. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA’s Explorers programme, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method. It is planned for launch in March 2018. The primary mission objective for TESS is to survey the brightest stars near the Earth for transiting exoplanets over a two-year period.[…]

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