The Secrets of Self-Control
We all know people who have remarkable self-control. How do they do it? What’s the secret? It’s partly genetic, but to control yourself you must also control your environment.
We all know people who have remarkable self-control. How do they do it? Most of us, in some sense, have remarkable self-control. We aren’t throwing ourselves at one another in the streets, or slapping the boss when we’re pissed off, or otherwise behaving as if we’re guided only by raw instinct. But clearly some people have more success than others do at regulating their appetites. What’s the secret? I’m afraid it’s partly genetic, but fortunately that’s not the whole story. If you want to do a better job in this arena, the short answer is that to control yourself you must control your environment.
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She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
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- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
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