10 ways to have a better conversation is a title of a lively TEDx video given by Celeste Headlee. She has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.” Continue reading
Unfortunately the politicians seem to feel that most people are driven by the sentiment, “What’s in it for me?” However we should realize that our Vote Will Determine How Canada Takes on Global Climate Change. That is of critical importance and a video I saw today hit that message hard, while at the same time having some incredible photographs. Continue reading
Have you spent any time recently on vexillology? That apparently is the study of flags. I must admit it was a new word for me but I became quite enthusiastic about it after seeing a TED talk today. It was given by Roman Mars for whom it seems to be somewhat of a passion. Continue reading
Few will disagree with the title of this post.. After all laughter is the best medicine we are told. But why do we do it? Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who can explain to you exactly why we laugh. You can see her TED presentation below. It is fun to watch and worth every minute you will spend on viewing it. Continue reading
Every morning at about the same time I go with Tia, my dog, for a 25 minutes walk. We always go the same way and it got me thinking. Some might ask me,” Isn’t that boring?” My answer is a strong denial….. and why would I say that?
The best answer is probably that ancient quote by Heraclitus. You can never jump into the same river twice. There are so many ways in which the scene changes every time we visit. Continue reading
The CBC poses an interesting question this morning: Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed? As is noted, the voting age in the Scottish independence referendum is 16 years and up. Apparently slacktivists is the name for those between 16 and 18 years of age. Continue reading
With the referendum in Scotland on separating from the United Kingdom occurring tomorrow, there is much discussion on a whole series of financial matters. It seems that there is an intention that pensions as in the past would continue to be paid by the government in London. However that raises a very interesting question. Continue reading
On September 18, those living in Scotland will be choosing in a referendum whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom or to be a separate country. Current polls suggest the Yes side may be inching ahead of those wishing to stay in the UK.
Many outside Scotland feel that this would be a real tragedy. That is why a BBC headline notes that on Scottish independence: Celebrities call for Scots No vote
This article is contributed by Jim Taylor.
If you’re one of those people that want to know what the big deal about ergonomic office chairs is, you need look no further than your own body. Without even knowing it, many individuals suffer needless negative health effects due to posture or sitting problems in the office. Continue reading