Has the Internet Helped or Hindered Literacy?
Up until now, most useful information on the Internet has been text-based. Due to the massive indexing-efforts of Google and Co, this information is easily accessible. Before long, the same indexing will be applied to non-textual information. During the 'text era', we were all encouraged to speed-read and absorb written concepts. The written-word however, seems to have taken a hit. Endless blogs suggest that the young have created new languages, rather than adopt any of those historically on offer. Will this eventually lead to a dumbing down of our literacy-skills, where every generation feels a need to invent their own 'wheels'.
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.
Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.
- Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
- The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
- Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.
When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.
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