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Culture: a primarily physical experience

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Do you know the feeling? You are traveling to a foreign country where the people speak a language that you don’t understand. You have come a long way to be where you are now, i.e. you traveled thro...

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The Thanks Economy: Companies & People Giving Back to their Communities

The Thanks Economy: Companies & People Giving Back to their Communities | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
In less than 24 hours, households around America will be setting tables, gathering ‘round, feasting on turkey, and talking about what they’re thankful for.
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How the Brain Picks up a Second Language

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Learning a language can be an excellent way to open a child up to another world, and especially at a young age, introducing new information can be critical to forming syllabus and language structure.

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The Signs of a Leader's Empathy Deficit Disorder

The Signs of a Leader's Empathy Deficit Disorder | findyourbliss | Scoop.it

Think of two people who work in your organization: one a level or two below you, and the other a level above. Now imagine getting an email from each of them. Ask yourself how long it would take you


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Muslim women break cultural barriers to take up sport

Muslim women break cultural barriers to take up sport | findyourbliss | Scoop.it

For tournament participant Ayse Akca it is the first time she has ever played sport. “Now that I've finished school I wanted to get out there and be more active,” she told SBS.


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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

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Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo they bend but rarely break. How resilient...

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Johnson: Do different languages confer different personalities?

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LAST week, Johnson took a look at some of the advantages of bilingualism. These include better performance at tasks involving "executive function" (which involve the...

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How to Achieve a Flow State

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Many people recently asked me to talk more about the flow state - a topic I touched on in last week's post.“Flow”, the state where we feel in command of what we do, do it effortlessly, and perform at


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John Michel's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:46 AM

Today we all realize that we do our best work in those special moments when we are in flow. And for leaders helping people get into flow and stay there means they will work at their peak abilities.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:01 PM

Flow is an imperative for the work of the 21st Century.

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Diversity is the key to superior performance - Telegraph

Diversity is the key to superior performance - Telegraph | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
The realisation that we need more variety of perspective has helped to significantly improve the diversity of UK corporate boards.

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Connecting the dots – Furthering Creative Innovation through Diversity

Connecting the dots – Furthering Creative Innovation through Diversity | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
Just coming out of an excellent three-day course in Milan with Milton Bennett and Lee Knefelkamp, I could not help myself but to write these couple of sentences down, now that they are still fresh....

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History of Philosophy 151 - Single Minded: Averroes on the Intellect (Podcast)

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You know what I'm thinking: Averroes' rather surprising notion that all of mankind shares a single intellect.

 

Source : historyofphilosophy.net


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A dancer's double life: 'Freelance costumer, full-time dancer'

A dancer's double life: 'Freelance costumer, full-time dancer' | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
When Maile Okamura designs costumes for dance pieces, she doesn't have to go far to get a performer's perspective—she's one herself.

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Working with Mindfulness | VoiceAmerica™

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Mirabai Bush is co-author, with Ram Dass, of Compassion in Action: Setting Out on the Path of Service. She has new CD program Working with Mindfulness from www.morethansound.net.


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Inspiring Innovation

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"Rethinking Innovation. Does it just come or can we inspire it?"


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Leslie Minton's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:35 PM

Really gets you thinking about how to inspire greater innovation

Drora Arussy's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:23 AM

Interesting that this inforgraphic chose to put thinking "outside of the box" inside boxes, but in general the idea is important for us to remember. When facilitating a class encourage buy in from the students, encourage them to exercise their minds and be creative!

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:41 AM

Ett ord som gäller.... Imponerad! 

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MBTI® Personality Type: Overview of INTJ, The "Strategist" -

MBTI® Personality Type: Overview of INTJ, The "Strategist" - | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
INTJ’s are also called the “The Scientists” or “Masterminds”.  INTJ is an acronym which stands for Introversion, Intuition, Thinking and Judgement. It is one of the

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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:14 PM

As a MBTI evaluator, I find the types very fascinating and highly accurate. You can do the test on my website. 

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Arabic: An important international language - Saudi Gazette

Arabic: An important international language - Saudi Gazette | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
Arabic: An important international language Saudi Gazette With regard to Arabic the report said that six Arabic speaking countries are among the UK's top 50 export markets in goods with a combined value to the British economy of over 12 billion...

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Know What Must Be Done!

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I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks  

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20 Statistics That Will Drive 2014 #Marketing Strategies - #Infographic

20 Statistics That Will Drive 2014 #Marketing Strategies - #Infographic | findyourbliss | Scoop.it

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Eric_Determined / Eric Silverstein's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:03 AM

Data that should help you define some of your plans for 2014

Denise Barbezani's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:49 AM

Confira informações importantes para ajudá-lo a preparar o plano de 2014. / Find here relevant information to help with your 2014 plan.

 

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The mindfulness business

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IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes...

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, November 15, 2013 4:04 PM

Especially the closing sentence is of importance here: "Western capitalism seems to be doing rather more to change eastern religion than eastern religion is doing to change Western capitalism." When using mindfulness in coaching or in other methods, we have to be careful to use it in the right way and not only because it is 'trendy' to do so currently!

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Language Facts Around The World

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Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?

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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:47 AM

Yes, we all know there are languages aplenty across the globe, but did you know that roughly 1/4 of the world's population knows a bit of English... and that 12.44% of the world's population speaks Mandarin as a first language?

Before you head out on your next adventure overseas, check out the below infographic to better equip yourself on the road.

 

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Just ad dance – how adverts got jiggy with it

Just ad dance – how adverts got jiggy with it | findyourbliss | Scoop.it
Judith Mackrell: A new Baileys liqueur ad based on the ballet The Nutcraker is the latest in the industry's current love affair with dance

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Arab Spring 2.0: The rise of women entrepreneurs - CNBC.com

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Arab Spring 2.0: The rise of women entrepreneurs
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Technology from social media to crowdfunding is helping to spur the change. The women involved see ...

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Warning of language skills shortage

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The UK has an "alarming shortage" of people able to speak the 10 languages vital to our future prosperity and global standing, warns a report.

Schools should teach a wider range of languages, with language skills given the same status as the sciences and maths, argues the British Council.

More adults should learn at least one new language, say the authors.

Failure to act risks the UK losing out "both economically and culturally", said John Worne of the British Council.

"The problem isn't that we're teaching the wrong languages, because the most widely taught languages like French, Spanish and German all feature in our top 10.


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:15 AM

The UK has an "alarming shortage" of people able to speak the 10 languages vital to our future prosperity and global standing, warns a report.

Schools should teach a wider range of languages, with language skills given the same status as the sciences and maths, argues the British Council.

More adults should learn at least one new language, say the authors.

Failure to act risks the UK losing out "both economically and culturally", said John Worne of the British Council.

"The problem isn't that we're teaching the wrong languages, because the most widely taught languages like French, Spanish and German all feature in our top 10.

Notes Taker's curator insight, November 21, 2013 2:45 PM

This report inadverdently shows 1) why professional interpreting services will always be in demand; 2) why professional interpreters should be valued in any society -- they are rare human resources.