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UNESCO proclaimed September 08 as International Literacy Day. The aim was, on this day each year, to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies of the world. Having celebrated the event for the first time in 1966, guided by UNESCO, almost all the countries, especially the developing and poorer countries, of the world, have continued with the annual celebrations for the past 48 years now, based on the philosophy that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.

The theme for this year’s celebration is "Literacy and Sustainable Development." UNESCO believes that, " Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people, so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration¸ and also literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous and peaceful societies. "


Sri Lanka also joined in the celebrations until recent years, but there was no need to continue as Sri Lanka became an exceptional case, when it achieved a phenomenal literacy rate of over 95%, which is the highest literacy rate in South Asia and overall, one of the highest literacy rates in Asia. Several Encyclopedic Dictionaries define Literacy as ‘Ability to read and write’, which is very unfortunate, because just being able to read and write does not fulfill the aspirations expected by achieving literacy, as defined in the answer to the question ‘Why is literacy important?’


Experts on literacy and illiteracy, in answering that question, confirm that ‘ Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.’ Many a person may justifiably question whether the realization of all these is possible by just being able to read and write. On the other hand, has this grand rate of literacy in Sri Lanka contributed to the qualitative development of its people, or for cultivating peaceful co-existence and harmonious living among all races in the country, or caring and respecting the rights and privileges of the citizenry in Sri Lankan society or sustaining the dignity and the pride as a civilized nation, in the least?


Answer to that question is found everywhere all round us, and all over this little island called Sri Lanka. We are all literate - able to read and write - at that alarming rate of 95%. But have we learnt what human rights are and how to respect the human rights of the others? In our population of 20 million, are 95 out of every 100 persons personally empowered, and if so, to do what? Are we socially and humanely developed due to that wondrous level of 95%? How much of poverty eradication has taken place or gender equality achieved, simply because we are that literate? Last, but not the least, has sustainable development ensured, peace prevalent all round or the so called democracy visible even in the golden temple of democracy - the Parliament? But here we in Sri Lanka, enjoy the highest literacy rate in South Asia and brag that we are one of the highest literacy rates in Asia.


With such crowning and glorified literacy rate, let us briefly survey what is happening around us.


Crimes are an everyday affair in the country and they are present in various forms. According to ‘Lankaweb’, there is an alarming increase of crimes against women and children in Sri Lanka, apart from other crimes perpetrated by way of genocides and drug related issues. It is believed that a woman is raped every 90 minutes, and 3-5 children are raped daily. Not even a tourist or a foreign woman or an old woman of 60 years is spared. It is indeed sickening to read regular reports of rapes, incest, and abuses committed by politicians, principals, teachers, officers, clergy, friends, relatives, and others, printed in newspapers of any given day.


According to statistics tabled in Parliament in April 2013, in the year 2012 alone, 1750 cases of child rape, 330 cases of rape, 5475 cases of child molestation and 1194 cases of child abuse cases were reported. Of these, 173 cases of child rape were reported from Anuradhapura, 166 cases from Kurunegala, 129 cases from Colombo, 111 cases from Gampaha and Ratnapura, 106 from Galle and 93 from Hambanthota. Anuradhapura recorded 55 cases of sexual harassment against children. 48, 41 and 40 cases of sexual harassment against children were reported from Ratnapura, Kalutara and Kurunegala respectively. 143 cases of child abuse was reported in Colombo, with 116, 99, and 67 cases of child abuse reported from Gampaha, Kurunegala and Ratnapura respectively. Due to shame and the fear of being ostracized, it was believed that many cases of harassment, rape and abuse went unreported. If more cases were reported, the numbers would have risen higher. So, believe it or not, this is only the tip of the iceberg.


Now what does all this indicate? Who committed these offences? Who else other than the very people with 95% literacy rate, living right round the country? They, for sure know to read and write. But do they know the value of a woman or a child? Have they respected the rights of those women and children? With the ability to read and write, what is the kind of education they have received? This, indeed, is beastly, and not humane by any standard.


Let us look at another aspect - Domestic Violence. According to the group ‘Women for Rights’, Sri Lanka is said to be the 5th among countries that have a higher rate of domestic violence. An article from the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency in 2011, however, states that the Police Bureau for the Protection of Women and Children receives from 8,000 to 10,000 cases of "domestic violence" every year. Several sources, including the United Nations and the Asian Human Rights Council (AHRC) report that more than 60 percent of women in the country are victims of domestic violence The AHRC report states that this figure comes from a survey conducted by the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment in 2006. The AHRC report adds that "commonly perpetrated forms of domestic violence include physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation". The percentage of domestic violence, against all types of violence concerning women, that was at 60% in 2011, is said to have increased to approximately 80% in 2013. Here again, the same questions as above have to be raised vis-à-vis literacy rate.


Another area, which projects the ability not ‘to read and write’, but to engage in most anti-social activities, deserving maximum level of condemnation, is bribery and corruption. According to Transparency International, Sri Lanka is ranked 79 from amongst 174 countries in the corruption index for last year, as compared to 86 the previous year. According to researchers of this subject, Sri Lanka has a wide range of laws and regulations to combat bribery and corruption. However, the problem has reached epidemic proportions with no signs of improvement. Perpetrators are largely the public servants belonging to all walks of public service, according to media, which bring out a multitude of stories on bribery and corruption. Those involved are often high ranking officers, who are educated beyond the so called literacy rate, but are corrupt to the hilt.


It is a very sad picture, if we are to examine the status of the youth of the country today, in terms of their attitudes and behavior, though supposed to be educated well with a decent family up-bringing. Of the estimated 20 million population, 28% are in the age group of 10-24 years. This includes 19.7% between the ages of 10-19 (adolescents). The number of young people living with HIV in Sri Lanka increased sharply between 2009 and 2013. Young people aged 15 – 25 now account for 20 percent of all those living with HIV in the country, compared to just 5 – 6 percent in 2009. This narrates the trend among our own youth today, because it is linked to many other tragic aspects such as the increasing incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections and drug use, patronage with sex entertainment establishments, unprotected sexual behaviour, poverty and unemployment. Another revealing factor is that Sri Lanka ranks first among South East Asian nations in respect to suicides. A government survey claims, that out of those admitted to hospitals with attempted suicides, 60% were in the age group of 16-25. If this is the true story of our leaders of tomorrow, the question is whether it is the literacy rate or the illiteracy rate that is over 95%.


The people at the wheel of vehicles - the lady and the gentlemen drivers - are another lot of ‘lady and gentlemen criminals’ who have devastated many thousands of innocent life due to reckless attitudes and behavior towards millions of people, who use the roadways every moment of the day. According to Police reports, 37,877 accidents have been reported last year. There would have been an equal or more number of accidents which were amicably settled between the parties concerned and therefore remained unreported. Let us not forget that they are also accidents caused invariably due to negligent driving and riding. Of the aforesaid number 2,190 were fatal accidents while over 6,000 of the balance had caused grievous hurt to the innocent pedestrians. Within the first four months of this year alone, 11,737 accidents had been reported with 717 of them being fatal and 2,202 causing serious injury to people. General consensus is that lady drivers are very vulnerable, as they expect a lot of respect for them to drive in the middle of the road and to speed up even at populous junctions. The curse in the night is with the English numbered vehicle drivers enjoying the most selfish habit of driving with their powerful head lights on, which blindfold the vision of the drivers of the on-coming vehicles. Both these culprits are ignorant of the road rules and traffic laws relating to safe driving, and therefore become agents of inevitable accidents. Here again, it is a matter of ruthless attitude and irresponsible behavior towards the other citizens of the society, even though most of them must be literate enough to understand that safety of the pedestrians as well as the other vehicles on the road must be cared for.


In this beautiful country of ours, with a literacy rate of over 95%, shockingly and most pathetically, within the first 8 months of this year, 9 mothers and fathers have killed 11 of their own little children with no mercy at all. Almost 4,000 people aged between 15 to 44 years commit suicide every year, due to reasons known only to them. Police officers - the guardians of both the law and the public, are being assaulted by the very people whom they are supposed to protect. The other end of the baton is, that the suspects taken into custody are being given the punishment then and there. Our politicians behave within the precincts of that sacred place called the Parliament, as well as in other provincial and local bodies, in such a derogatory manner that our legislators have become the laughing stock of the learned and the intelligentsia both here and abroad. This is basically a country where Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Islamists live. They throng in hundreds and thousands at their respective holy places every holy day. But do they in true and real spirit follow the teachings of their religious leaders - meaning the founders of their religions, but not the incumbent bosses of the holy places, because a large percentage of them also can find a place somewhere in the above paragraphs? If those religious-minded people do genuinely and honestly follow their religion, whichever it is, Sri Lanka will not be a horror country like it is now.


The list can go on and on to showcase how our people conduct themselves with the least amount of care and concern for the others, violating the law of the land, committing most tragic offences, disregarding the sacred human values and much more of the caliber, in contrast to the sober lifestyles, peaceful co-existence, and the responsible and value-based best practices, our ancestors who lived not centuries, but four or five decades ago cherished, cultivated and left for the next generations after them.


If this is the result of over 95% of literacy rate among our people, we can very well forget about what is in the offing for the next generations, and start praying ‘God save our beloved Mother Lanka’.


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Charles Tiayon's curator insight, September 6, 2014 11:44 PM

UNESCO proclaimed September 08 as International Literacy Day. The aim was, on this day each year, to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies of the world. Having celebrated the event for the first time in 1966, guided by UNESCO, almost all the countries, especially the developing and poorer countries, of the world, have continued with the annual celebrations for the past 48 years now, based on the philosophy that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.

The theme for this year’s celebration is "Literacy and Sustainable Development." UNESCO believes that, " Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people, so that they can make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration¸ and also literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous and peaceful societies. "


Sri Lanka also joined in the celebrations until recent years, but there was no need to continue as Sri Lanka became an exceptional case, when it achieved a phenomenal literacy rate of over 95%, which is the highest literacy rate in South Asia and overall, one of the highest literacy rates in Asia. Several Encyclopedic Dictionaries define Literacy as ‘Ability to read and write’, which is very unfortunate, because just being able to read and write does not fulfill the aspirations expected by achieving literacy, as defined in the answer to the question ‘Why is literacy important?’


Experts on literacy and illiteracy, in answering that question, confirm that ‘ Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all, and essential for eradicating poverty, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.’ Many a person may justifiably question whether the realization of all these is possible by just being able to read and write. On the other hand, has this grand rate of literacy in Sri Lanka contributed to the qualitative development of its people, or for cultivating peaceful co-existence and harmonious living among all races in the country, or caring and respecting the rights and privileges of the citizenry in Sri Lankan society or sustaining the dignity and the pride as a civilized nation, in the least?


Answer to that question is found everywhere all round us, and all over this little island called Sri Lanka. We are all literate - able to read and write - at that alarming rate of 95%. But have we learnt what human rights are and how to respect the human rights of the others? In our population of 20 million, are 95 out of every 100 persons personally empowered, and if so, to do what? Are we socially and humanely developed due to that wondrous level of 95%? How much of poverty eradication has taken place or gender equality achieved, simply because we are that literate? Last, but not the least, has sustainable development ensured, peace prevalent all round or the so called democracy visible even in the golden temple of democracy - the Parliament? But here we in Sri Lanka, enjoy the highest literacy rate in South Asia and brag that we are one of the highest literacy rates in Asia.


With such crowning and glorified literacy rate, let us briefly survey what is happening around us.


Crimes are an everyday affair in the country and they are present in various forms. According to ‘Lankaweb’, there is an alarming increase of crimes against women and children in Sri Lanka, apart from other crimes perpetrated by way of genocides and drug related issues. It is believed that a woman is raped every 90 minutes, and 3-5 children are raped daily. Not even a tourist or a foreign woman or an old woman of 60 years is spared. It is indeed sickening to read regular reports of rapes, incest, and abuses committed by politicians, principals, teachers, officers, clergy, friends, relatives, and others, printed in newspapers of any given day.


According to statistics tabled in Parliament in April 2013, in the year 2012 alone, 1750 cases of child rape, 330 cases of rape, 5475 cases of child molestation and 1194 cases of child abuse cases were reported. Of these, 173 cases of child rape were reported from Anuradhapura, 166 cases from Kurunegala, 129 cases from Colombo, 111 cases from Gampaha and Ratnapura, 106 from Galle and 93 from Hambanthota. Anuradhapura recorded 55 cases of sexual harassment against children. 48, 41 and 40 cases of sexual harassment against children were reported from Ratnapura, Kalutara and Kurunegala respectively. 143 cases of child abuse was reported in Colombo, with 116, 99, and 67 cases of child abuse reported from Gampaha, Kurunegala and Ratnapura respectively. Due to shame and the fear of being ostracized, it was believed that many cases of harassment, rape and abuse went unreported. If more cases were reported, the numbers would have risen higher. So, believe it or not, this is only the tip of the iceberg.


Now what does all this indicate? Who committed these offences? Who else other than the very people with 95% literacy rate, living right round the country? They, for sure know to read and write. But do they know the value of a woman or a child? Have they respected the rights of those women and children? With the ability to read and write, what is the kind of education they have received? This, indeed, is beastly, and not humane by any standard.


Let us look at another aspect - Domestic Violence. According to the group ‘Women for Rights’, Sri Lanka is said to be the 5th among countries that have a higher rate of domestic violence. An article from the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency in 2011, however, states that the Police Bureau for the Protection of Women and Children receives from 8,000 to 10,000 cases of "domestic violence" every year. Several sources, including the United Nations and the Asian Human Rights Council (AHRC) report that more than 60 percent of women in the country are victims of domestic violence The AHRC report states that this figure comes from a survey conducted by the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment in 2006. The AHRC report adds that "commonly perpetrated forms of domestic violence include physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation". The percentage of domestic violence, against all types of violence concerning women, that was at 60% in 2011, is said to have increased to approximately 80% in 2013. Here again, the same questions as above have to be raised vis-à-vis literacy rate.


Another area, which projects the ability not ‘to read and write’, but to engage in most anti-social activities, deserving maximum level of condemnation, is bribery and corruption. According to Transparency International, Sri Lanka is ranked 79 from amongst 174 countries in the corruption index for last year, as compared to 86 the previous year. According to researchers of this subject, Sri Lanka has a wide range of laws and regulations to combat bribery and corruption. However, the problem has reached epidemic proportions with no signs of improvement. Perpetrators are largely the public servants belonging to all walks of public service, according to media, which bring out a multitude of stories on bribery and corruption. Those involved are often high ranking officers, who are educated beyond the so called literacy rate, but are corrupt to the hilt.


It is a very sad picture, if we are to examine the status of the youth of the country today, in terms of their attitudes and behavior, though supposed to be educated well with a decent family up-bringing. Of the estimated 20 million population, 28% are in the age group of 10-24 years. This includes 19.7% between the ages of 10-19 (adolescents). The number of young people living with HIV in Sri Lanka increased sharply between 2009 and 2013. Young people aged 15 – 25 now account for 20 percent of all those living with HIV in the country, compared to just 5 – 6 percent in 2009. This narrates the trend among our own youth today, because it is linked to many other tragic aspects such as the increasing incidence of Sexually Transmitted Infections and drug use, patronage with sex entertainment establishments, unprotected sexual behaviour, poverty and unemployment. Another revealing factor is that Sri Lanka ranks first among South East Asian nations in respect to suicides. A government survey claims, that out of those admitted to hospitals with attempted suicides, 60% were in the age group of 16-25. If this is the true story of our leaders of tomorrow, the question is whether it is the literacy rate or the illiteracy rate that is over 95%.


The people at the wheel of vehicles - the lady and the gentlemen drivers - are another lot of ‘lady and gentlemen criminals’ who have devastated many thousands of innocent life due to reckless attitudes and behavior towards millions of people, who use the roadways every moment of the day. According to Police reports, 37,877 accidents have been reported last year. There would have been an equal or more number of accidents which were amicably settled between the parties concerned and therefore remained unreported. Let us not forget that they are also accidents caused invariably due to negligent driving and riding. Of the aforesaid number 2,190 were fatal accidents while over 6,000 of the balance had caused grievous hurt to the innocent pedestrians. Within the first four months of this year alone, 11,737 accidents had been reported with 717 of them being fatal and 2,202 causing serious injury to people. General consensus is that lady drivers are very vulnerable, as they expect a lot of respect for them to drive in the middle of the road and to speed up even at populous junctions. The curse in the night is with the English numbered vehicle drivers enjoying the most selfish habit of driving with their powerful head lights on, which blindfold the vision of the drivers of the on-coming vehicles. Both these culprits are ignorant of the road rules and traffic laws relating to safe driving, and therefore become agents of inevitable accidents. Here again, it is a matter of ruthless attitude and irresponsible behavior towards the other citizens of the society, even though most of them must be literate enough to understand that safety of the pedestrians as well as the other vehicles on the road must be cared for.


In this beautiful country of ours, with a literacy rate of over 95%, shockingly and most pathetically, within the first 8 months of this year, 9 mothers and fathers have killed 11 of their own little children with no mercy at all. Almost 4,000 people aged between 15 to 44 years commit suicide every year, due to reasons known only to them. Police officers - the guardians of both the law and the public, are being assaulted by the very people whom they are supposed to protect. The other end of the baton is, that the suspects taken into custody are being given the punishment then and there. Our politicians behave within the precincts of that sacred place called the Parliament, as well as in other provincial and local bodies, in such a derogatory manner that our legislators have become the laughing stock of the learned and the intelligentsia both here and abroad. This is basically a country where Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and Islamists live. They throng in hundreds and thousands at their respective holy places every holy day. But do they in true and real spirit follow the teachings of their religious leaders - meaning the founders of their religions, but not the incumbent bosses of the holy places, because a large percentage of them also can find a place somewhere in the above paragraphs? If those religious-minded people do genuinely and honestly follow their religion, whichever it is, Sri Lanka will not be a horror country like it is now.


The list can go on and on to showcase how our people conduct themselves with the least amount of care and concern for the others, violating the law of the land, committing most tragic offences, disregarding the sacred human values and much more of the caliber, in contrast to the sober lifestyles, peaceful co-existence, and the responsible and value-based best practices, our ancestors who lived not centuries, but four or five decades ago cherished, cultivated and left for the next generations after them.


If this is the result of over 95% of literacy rate among our people, we can very well forget about what is in the offing for the next generations, and start praying ‘God save our beloved Mother Lanka’.

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, August 26, 2015 2:41 PM

LITERACY IS A HUMAN RIGHT AND THE FOUNDATION OF ALL LEARNING! THE EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN MATTER! NOT JUST THE SELECT WHO IS CHOSEN/ALLOWED TO BE EDUCATED!

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This is bad they are genociding their own people that are at a very young age. There are very many people each day killing them selves because their religion

 

       

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Running a business takes a lot of hard work and, usually, a lot of interaction with other people. For the introverts in the room, communicating with others on a daily basis can make a busy workday downright exhausting. Between sending emails, making phone calls, and communicating with customers and co-workers face-to-face, there's a lot of human interaction to be done throughout the day.

 

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Not only will automation save you mental energy, it will also save time.

 

The time that you spare yourself from meetings or phone calls can in turn be used in a more productive manner.

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Weight Watchers sent lightbulbs like this to female journalists.

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Weight Watchers dipped their toes in the "PG sex toy" industry this week, sending out low wattage light bulbs to users – designed to give users a "boost in the bedroom".

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Sri Lanka: A land like no other 

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“Ayubowan” – May you have the gift of long life ! With this traditional greeting, we welcome you to join us in Sri Lanka – this Garden of Eden. Many travelers before have been seduced by the tantalising beauty of the colours and costumes of this land which, according to Mark Twain, were “all harmonious, all in perfect taste” Please click on the headings below for the full description of the tours Sri Lanka Tours Holidays Sri Lankan Highlights The best of Sri Lanka visiting Colombo, Polannaruwa,Sigiriya Rock Fortress,Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Hambantoita for a relaxing rest at the beach. See more : http://www.complete-india-asia.com/sri_lanka_tours_holidays/index.html
 

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Elephant Sanctuary

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Two elephant calves play at an elephant orphanage in Pinnawala, about 28 miles northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday. The orphanage is home to 83 elephants and a major tourist attraction in Sri Lanka. Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press

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4 Mobile Image Apps That Create Amazing Visuals

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Do you use your smartphone or tablet to post images to social media?

Looking for mobile image apps to enhance your visuals?

In this article, you’ll discover four mobile apps to help you create and publish outstanding social media images on the go.

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Why We Are Addicted To Multitasking And 5 Ways To Break The Habit

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“Multitasking is a survival strategy.”

“I’m an excellent multitasker!”

 

Science has told us that these conclusions are in fact delusions. Yet, they persist. Sure, it’s possible to drive to work and listen to a podcast, but that’s because only one of those tasks requires active cognitive engagement. When both tasks require simultaneous processing, 98% of us can’t do it. Have you noticed that if you get lost while driving, you turn off the radio? That’s because you now need your full cognitive horsepower to navigate.

 

The same is true at work. While you may only be browsing emails during a meeting, you’ve transferred your attention from the meeting to your inbox. You are present, but not cognitively engaged.


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We are multitasking like never before, and technology has made it possible. Experts warn us that the quality of work deteriorates when we multitask. They tell us that we might be deluding ourselves if we think we are multitasking when we are listening to music while driving the car, and talking to our friend who is sitting next to us, because 'only one of those tasks requires active cognitive engagement.' The brain focuses on one task out of many other tasks, thus be warned not to be on the phone while driving, or even crossing the street lest all your attention is driven away from the speeding car by the video you are watching on your smart phone!
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Is this the year of illustration? - 99designs Blog

Is this the year of illustration? - 99designs Blog | Jeremy's Blog | Scoop.it

For the early part of this century we saw a lot of colorful artwork in the shape of icons and vibrant mascots. Heavily shaded, three-dimensional characters, and richly rendered forms were all the rage.

 

Now, illustration is heading for a more authentic and organic experience. Low-color, hand-drawn looks that are specifically created for a single-site use are becoming more common and are expected to stick around.

 

Custom designs will more often take on a unique, loose and even childish feel. Websites will feel more personable compared to the copy and paste looks we have been seeing thanks to the prevailing flat design/minimalism bandwagon....


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Illustration dates back long before the invention of writing. We are talking cave painting—Lascaux and Altamira to be precise. So, what's trending today?

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Turning Your Calendar Into A Peak Performance Tool

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There is a world of difference between normal activity and peak performance.  It’s the glimpses into the peak state that fuel the intuition that we’re meant for greater things.  In this article, we’ll take a look at peak performance and a surprisingly simple strategy for more consistently tapping into our peak mode.

 

The Psychology of Peak Performance

Two elements turn ordinary activities into performance activities: 1) we keep score of the outcomes that matter and 2) we institute practice measures to systematically pursue the improvement of our scores.  Such deliberate practice lies at the heart of the development of chess players, athletes, Broadway stars, and elite medical facilities.  Once we keep score and devote ourselves to a continuous improvement in what we do and how we do it, we transform routine into growth.  Recreation is not a cumulative activity.  It is activity pursued at the time for its own sake.  Peak performance, on the other hand, is cumulative: it’s a focused, ongoing attempt at improvement.  We can go to the gym for enjoyment or we can go to the gym to train for aerobic conditioning.  The first activity is expressive and present-centered; the second is instrumental and forward-focused.

 


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Many of the professionals I work with in financial markets, in their candid moments of introspection, express a heartfelt sentiment.  They are doing well, but could be doing better, much better.  They are good, but they could be great.  In their moments of particular success, they recognize that the level [...]

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Newborn boy dresses

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We sell cute baby boy clothes, clothes for newborn boys, toddler boys and more. We are specialized in clothing for your young boys, why not check out our site for cute and stylish selection for boys.
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Censoring the Bay View shows how much master fears a revolt

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I recently received a form that was generated by the California City Correctional Facility administration. This form notified me that I would not be allowed to read my Bay View newspaper this month. While this may seem like a clear constitutional violation, CDCR has stipulated by law that no inmate may possess any literature “which contains or concerns plans to disrupt the order, or breach the security, of any facility.”

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Build a Truly Retro Looking All-In-One Console with a Raspberry Pi and an Old CRT 

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There are countless ways to use a Raspberry Pi as a retro game console, but if you're connecting that Pi to a HDTV, you're losing a bit of the magic. Over
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Luxury Sri Lanka Tour Packages | Luxury Holidays to Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka Luxury Tour, Travel and holiday packages - Airfare | Book Luxury Sri Lanka Tour Packages with Airfare from Delhi, Mumbai, B...

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Sri Lanka Luxury Tour Packages: Get The Best deals and discounts on Sri Lanka Luxury Tour, Travel and holiday packages with Airfare holiday destinations across in Sri Lanka. Book Luxury holiday packages, Luxury Tour Packages a variety of Luxury Holiday destinations deals from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Sri Lanka with Swan Tours. Discover The Luxury Sri Lanka Tour Destination is one of God's be in possession of places, like a great natural beauty with beautiful real creations. once known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka's fairly small size belies its a lot of varied landscape; our Sri Lanka tours can acquire you from intense jungles - residence to shy leopards and wild elephants to vacant golden beaches from monasteries and temples peopled by saffron clad monks to cool, steamy mountains contoured with tea and spotted with the brilliant saris of pickers. Choose from majestic history, the heritage of the Sri Lankan originator Geoffrey Bawa, the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Anuradhapura, which form the Cultural Triangle, the old capital of Kandy and the hill station of Nuwara Eliya. Sri Lankans are incredibly humid and friendly, and dazzling smiles are everywhere, don't be amazed if a visitor invites you home for tea or to a family meal, it's quite normal! One of the finest things about a Sri Lanka itinerary is that, outstanding to its small size not anything is very far from everything else; it is likely to spend the morning in the hills examination the tea pickers, the afternoon at an ancient Buddhist temple and the sunset eating seafood nearby a romantic sandy beach,Sri Lanka Tour Operators in India.

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