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From Powder to Corn: Terms for Snow Conditions
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For skiers above a basic level of proficiency, snow conditions can affect a slope's difficulty more than the steepness. A steep chute with 6 inches of fresh powder may be less daunting than an intermediate trail with hard-packed snow.
Casting Off Stereotypes: I Am More Than a Label
Jason P. Stadtlander
Author, Educator & Father
Because of all this conditioning that society and our social groups put upon us to be labeled, we begin to come up with our own labels for who we are and what we believe. Do you feel it's right for people to label one another, and are we really the sum of our labels?
Destined to Stereotype? How the Mind's Gift for Grouping Gets Us Into Trouble
David Sack, M.D.
While we can't turn off our brain's natural tendency to lump people and things together, we can understand and help influence the meaning we assign to those categories and to push ourselves to think beyond the stereotype. But it takes effort.
The Pesky Persistence of Labels
Scott Barry Kaufman
Scientific Director, The Imagination Institute
The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature. Without this ability, we'd quickly get overwhelmed in every new encounter, but this fundamental skill can also be extremely damaging, especially when it comes to categorizing people.
Letting Go Of Labels And Seeing The World Anew
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Buddhist teacher and author of 'Rebel Buddha'
When we learn to watch the mind and stop labeling everything and everyone automatically, we start to see things differently. Instead of a divided and fearful world, we see a world that's fundamentally whole and unbiased.
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