The challenge now is NOT just to publish -- not just to toss anything out the door to join the deluge in the marketplace. The real challenge is to write a quality book that major publishers will offer you a good advance for and that people are willing to pay money to read for years to come.
The suggestions of migrants from the developing world swamping borders of the EU and USA have a very determinist view of the future. These predictions do not appreciate the huge complexity of future climate change and the even larger complexity of humans.
People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. Too often we assume they don't know what's going on around them. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them.
Everyone has their own personal motivation to blog. Whether it's to log their list of eateries and food they've devoured, record their opinions on world events or even for therapeutic reasons. Whatever the reason, blogging can bring about good things to those who practice it.
Much like reading books, paying attention in class is a critical piece of academic success and an area ripe for student incentives. Why not reward students for their attention, with the smartphone as a measurement tool?
Your dad may feel that you are "in on the joke," and indeed this may have been par for the course in the past. However, it's now your job to make it abundantly clear times have changed and you will no longer tolerate being publicly humiliated. You have a responsibility to advocate for yourself.
Campers left relaxed and more aware of their time-consuming relationship with technology. Activities like yoga, stargazing and pillow fights sound like a good time -- though I imagine some liquor wouldn't have hurt.
The meaning behind the mudras is the symbolic energy we regenerate back into our body-mind. It is a non-verbal communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. They are like powerful affirmations, but so much more.
Being "always on" is then seen as a badge of honor, locking employees in competition to send emails at the oddest possible hour of the night. Who hasn't received an inconsequential email at 3 in the morning? What ever happened to sleep, and to the great unicorn of work-life balance?
Our faces are exquisitely capable of a vast range of expressions, such as showing fear to send signals of alarm, interest to draw others toward an opportunity, or fondness and kindness to increase closeness and the sense of "us."
If you say what's true for you, and say it clearly and kindly, you get one kind of result. But if you use a sharp tongue, speak falsely, exaggerate, or leave out the parts that are most important to you, you get different results.
Perception is reality to the average human. That is deeper than it sounds. It means that every single person has their own version of "reality" or what they would call the "truth" based on their perceptions.
We can't possibly know what is going on inside someone else's head and thoughts -- even though we know someone really well. It's always better to check. And the best way to check is by asking questions.
I have an old trunk full of letters written to me when I was at camp and at college and living abroad. I have letters written on onion-skin paper and on pages ripped from college notebooks. I have love letters from old boyfriends and letters from friends I never thought I'd lose touch with.
I think there is a time and place in a casual setting with people you love and trust to over-discuss and to over-share, and there is a time to listen, to absorb and to be strategic with your responses.
Consider the snapshot as boilerplate that is best left to the handout materials. If you still feel the need to include information about your company within the presentation, shift it to later in the deck, after you have shown them how well you understand them.
I hope that all of us can be brave enough in the future to release our fears and set examples of peace, love, understanding, and authentic eyeball-to-eyeball communications and connections that others will want to emulate.