September 2017 archive

Sep 28

BEING BILINGUAL CHANGES THE ARCHITECTURE OF YOUR BRAIN by LIZZIE WADE

I’D BEEN BACK from studying abroad in Mexico City for a couple of days when I asked my dad, “Can I use the lavadora?” “The what?” He didn’t speak Spanish. I knew that, of course. I didn’t even really speak Spanish. I had barely been able to hold a conversation for most of the six …

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Sep 27

When English is a foreign language by Loubna El Amine

My husband and niece are American, but for me, the language of love is Arabic. In my first days in the United States, my jaw hurt at the end of the day. It was as if speaking English required me to open my mouth wider and more often in order to emit the sounds in …

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Sep 26

Expanding Your Comfort Zone by Samantha MOCLE

Does the prospect of networking at a conference or making small talk between business meetings make you want to curl up in a fetal position? When you see confrontation brewing, is your first instinct to head for the hills? Helping others extend their personal and professional goals is familiar ground for Andy Molinsky, professor of …

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Sep 25

Six Easy Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive by Dr Travis Bradberry

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until they’re executed, how efficiently you use your time is as important as anything else in business. I’ve become fascinated by productivity secrets because some people seem to …

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Sep 25

Why Hard Facts Aren’t Enough to Alter Our Beliefs by Tali Sharot

If we want to affect the behaviors and beliefs of the person in front of us, we need to understand what goes on inside their head. Dec.25.2017 / 9:24 AM ET A brain ­imaging scan showed that when people received the opportunity to communi­cate their opinions to others, their brain’s reward center was strongly activated. …

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Sep 25

How to Successfully Work Across Countries, Languages, and Cultures by Tsedal Neeley

Photo by Christine Roy According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, the number of people in the global labor force will reach 3.5 billion by 2030 — and yet there will still be a shortage of skilled workers. The result is likely to be intensified global competition for talent. Rather than assuming we’ll work …

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Sep 24

Fedelma – A tale of hope and success

Where there’s a will…   Fedelma was born into a working class family yet from a very young age she somehow knew it wouldn’t last. Every penny she got Fedelma saved from an early age from her earliest days… She would proudly listen to it clickety-click down through the piggy’s back of her piggy bank. …

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Sep 24

Cease Fire (from To Think I Ran)

for Mohammad GHARAZIBAYIE, a child missing in action… What sick malevolent fate had this ill-fated travel mate cross my rotten path ? An evil fated fate ? An angry fate ? A hungry fate ? A bloodthirsty fate ? To what end ? To what avail ? A charcoal black designed destiny ? A blood …

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Sep 22

An assessment and teaching system for early vision and cognition

More than 80% of ALL learning is through vision! Insight is an intelligent, individualised learning system that will help engage, assess and develop your students’ visual learning skills. It has been specifically designed to work with eye tracking technologies so that, with no physical skills needed, we can analyse looking behaviours to get a unique …

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Sep 20

How do fish talk to each other? By Dr Mahasweta Saha

18 September 2017 – 20:02 ‘The rise in ocean acidity levels is causing clown fish larvae to lose their ability to tell which are the best habitats for them to settle.’ Image (c) nile, used under licence and adapted from the original. ‘The rise in ocean acidity is causing clown fish larvae to lose their …

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