Brain Work-outs

In the past, researchers believed that our genes were the main determinants of brain development. Now an increasing number or studies shows that conditions in our surroundings can influence our internal brain plan during early life and in later years. Researchers say the evidence could not only initiate personal behavioral changes, but also could launch new behavioral therapies and medications that repair or expand the brain.

If your physical activity centers on typing, then your leg muscles will never rival Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. Likewise, if your mental exercise is radically low, then your brain will probably be on the scrawny side, according to a new view of brain development.

For years, researchers underestimated the role that worldly experience played in brain formation. In the same way a person is genetically pre-destined to have blue eyes, the brain, they assumed, was internally programmed to bloom into a precise shape that held a specific map of nerve cells or neurons. This mission, they thought, was completed within the first few years after birth.

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The BioLite CampStove – Can You Recharge Your Gadgets With Fire?

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Lovers of tech and gadgets, and outdoors-men like hikers and backpackers don’t often mix and match. The techies lament the lack of a power outlet deep in the woods, while most nature-loving campers dislike having too much tech at their disposal and are more inclined to play card games or board games when they’re bored.

Enter the BioLite CampStove, a mildly successful attempt to merge the best of both worlds by making a backpacking stove. This isn’t your ultralight backpacking stove that’s light and easy to carry while you hike, this is more of a camping stove that people are going to bring along car camping.

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Signs, Symbols & Synchronicity

Learning to look and interpret the signs that are all around us and inspire us in our everyday life.

All around us are messages, hints and clues that help us reach every milestone along the path of life. If our role on planet earth is to evolve, to follow our own pathway to enlightenment then I believe we are given plenty of help along the way. This short article is part of an e-book available soon. Here, I just tickle the surface of following signs, symbols and synchronicity and show you how to participate in living magically.

You can use anything to help you in finding answers to life – dreams, divination cards, random extracts from books, a single word that reappears in different ways, people, animals and birds, even traffic lights. Signs can appear in any form, something you hear in a conversation, a book that falls open at a certain page, signs on a passing van, patterns in the shadows or the clouds…be open to the possibilities.

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Electric Scooters – Ultimate Ride for Commuting to Work

electric commuter scooterCommuting is an everyday activity everyone loves to hate. Squeezing your life away on a jam-packed train or a bus with too few seats, stuck behind the wheel in a traffic jam or having to switch between multiple forms of transport to get to your work place – not exactly a synonym of fun. No one likes to spend hours in a car each day moving at a snail’s pace, or stuck in traffic, breathing in exhaust fumes. But being annoying is not the only drawback of daily car commute: recent studies have shown that it can seriously affect your health and well-being.

Do you remmember how fun it was to scoot around your neighbourhood on a battery-operated scooter? You used to love riding a scooter because it was fun, you hate your commute because it isn’t. So why don’t you make commuting fun?

There is an abundance of new, folding e-scooters that look just like those your kid would ride. Some of them are equipped with larger wheels, some suspension and headlight, and can take on a heavier adult rider, but all in all they still look like toy-like kick scooters. Some manufacturers have tried to make scooters that look less like a toy and more like a futuristic, lightweight, portable contraption, but that resulted in some pretty wacky rides.

And then, there are electric mopeds that look more like a motorcycle than a scooter and have weaker powertrain which generally results in less strict licensing requirements and makes them easy to purchase without registrations. Manufacturers are also trying to give their scooters different power modes to make them fit into e-bike requirements in different jurisdictions or configuration, but when using different power modes they can be almost as powerful as street legal electric motorcycles or scooters. Wit the market evolving so fast, it is hard to keep up with the latest releases.

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Qualities Employers Seek in Employees

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When you are looking for a job or thinking of getting a promotion, it would help if you could see yourself from the employer point of view. All employers look for certain qualities or personal attributes in addition to the skills that you are required to possess for that particular job. These skill sets and attributes can be grouped into three:

  1. Personal skill sets and attributes
  2. Professional skill sets and attributes
  3. Social skill sets and attributes

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Can Altruism Save Humans From Becoming Extinct?

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In every human society, altruism, a selfless concern for the welfare of others, is considered a noble virtue. Being altruistic and helping others has great implications for the human race. As in the past, altruism will affect the very survival of the human race. As a species, can we choose to go the selfish Neanderthal way or the more altruistic Cro-Magnon way?
In every human society, altruism, a selfless concern for the welfare of others is considered a noble virtue. There are people who go out of their ways, disregarding any expectation of reward and even at great risks to themselves to help others in need. Some of these people are noticed and considered heroes, while many of these unsung heroes are never noticed. Sacrificing oneself for the greater good of many is considered the ultimate act of self-negation and celebrated as the true mark of a hero.

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Improve Your Vocabulary in Any Foreign Language

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Tested tips for learning to remember new words and phrases in any new language.
You must have wondered how some people learn foreign languages so quickly. It is very nice and useful to learn a new language as it opens many new possibilities. However, many people have difficulties in learning new words, especially in a foreign language.

Remembering these words is even more difficult. Acquired vocabulary is practically useless unless the words learned can be recalled and used. Here are some suggestions for learning new foreign language words and retaining them. These suggestions work for any language.

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Teacher or Trainer: What’s the Difference?

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Why teachers are thought to be different from trainers.

Having served as a teacher and trainer for over twenty-five years, I get different answers from different people engaged in the field of education when I ask them to clarify if they are teachers or trainers.

Teachers are usually found in primary schools, whereas trainers are found in all walks of life, especially commercial ones, they say. A tennis coach (trainer) teaches you new skills and trains you for improving your playing skills. A leadership trainer or coach can teach you new methods of leading people and help you become a better leader. An instructor gives you instructions for learning to do something while a mentor is like a guide, leading you to acquire insights as well as acquire skills.

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Vizcaya Quinceanera Dresses

What’s the most popular quinceanera dress line in America? IF you said Vizcaya Quinceanera dresses, you would be correct! Mori Lee Quinceanera dresses are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they are flying off the racks around the U.S.

If you have a Latina daughter who is about to turn 15, please consider getting her a ball gown dress from Mori Lee.  She will be the envy of all her girlfriends.