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Letter to a Young Essayist

But more students by far, even those who converse copiously and are in fact the talking scourge of their dorms, have trouble getting words on paper. I have often wondered why people who give you so sprightly a conversational account of their thinking balk at putting prose on paper. It seems to be that there is a kind of reverse gatekeeper, a St. Peter of the Writing Threshold, who makes sure that nothing gets out that isn’t righteously stiff and properly dead Continue reading

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Bevis Longstreth: The Case for Cool: Student Engagement to Save the Planet

Rising temperatures around the globe are a reality, and so too is the primary cause: Energy-related CO2 emissions caused by human-beings. Long term energy analysis by the highly respected International Energy Agency (IEA) shows the world traveling down a very, very unsustainable track. In its business as usual scenario, energy-related CO2 emissions grow 1/3rd by 2035 and double by 2050.Emerging markets, through growth in populations and economies, are expected to keep fossil fuels dominant world-wide through 2035. 1.3 billion people are still without electricity. In the emerging markets, six billion people get along on the same amount of power as one billion people consume in OECD countries. Continue reading

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10 Simple Ways to Build Self Confidence | M.J. Penny

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András Simonyi: ‘Nordic Cool Power in Wasington': What the Nordics Teach About Nation Branding

Last week the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. welcomed “Nordic Cool 2013″, a month-long festival showcasing the finest examples of music, dance, literature,fashion, food, lifestyle and the arts, all the product of creativity and a thousand years of tradition from the Nordic countries. The icing on the cake (literally) on opening night was a dinner created by the talented Morten Sohlberg, the Norwegian-born chef who runs, among others, the Smorgas in New York. This was just a sampler, with more to come!The Nordics are smart to team up to make themselves visible in Washington and beyond, as an entity to be reckoned with. Continue reading

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Building Your Self Confidence – AloneinHome

In moving towards success in your life, gaining self confidence is a crucial step that you must done. As self confidence differentiates between feeling relentless and feeling scared within your mind, your perception of yourself has an monumental impact on how others understand you.Perception is reality. The more self esteem you have, the higher possibility that you have to succeed! Although there are many factors affecting self confidence which are beyond your control, there are a number of things that you will consciously do in building your self confidence.Overcoming ShynessBelieve it or not, shyness is a major handicap for successful communication thus action is needed to overcome this problem. Learning various skills is a powerful strategy to build your self confidence thus you can become comfortable in social situations Continue reading

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“Destroyer” – Sounds of Marketing | Customer Solutions | Brand …

Destroyer – The KinksFeelin’ guilty, feelin’ scared…Stories about controlling bosses or insecure co-workers are commonplace. But, even thoughtful, well balanced people have suspicious thoughts from time to time.I’m really not as cool as I’d like to be…  When we doubt ourselves or lack self confidence, we lose perspective.You’re up, you’re down, I can’t work you out…We read into things and wonder what someone really meant by an action or comment. Our moods shift and we distrust just about anyone or anything. Those around you aren’t sure what to make of it.You get a good thing going, then you blow yourself out…Relationships suffer Continue reading

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Building Self-Esteem in Young People from a Gendered Perspective.

Building Self-Esteem in Young People from a Gendered Perspective.Event listings — By TFNadmin on 13/08/2012 7:25 pmHost organisation(s) ..LocationGlasgow (venue tbc)Date 19/09/2012 –Time 09:30 AMThis evidence-informed, one-day training course will explore the concept of self esteem and its impact on the lives of young people, particularly girls and young women.Will include evidence from research and good practice, practical exercises that can be adapted for a range of settings and a “toolkit” of resources in electronic format.Website http://www.ywcascotland.org/news/84/40/Course-Building-Self-Esteem-and-Confidence-in-Young-People-from-a-Gendered-PerspectiveEnquiries rachael@ywcascotland.orgTelephone 01592 655373Tags: young peopleTweet This Share on Facebook Digg This Bookmark Stumble RSS Feed Continue reading

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What is to be done?

A highly selective tour of the history of socialism and social democracyIn Britain, the Diggers and the Levellers, the machine-bashing Luddites; the Chartists, and the Co-operative Movement, the Christian socialists; also Fabians, Labourites and guild socialists. In France, the conspiracy of equals and the Paris Communards, the revolutionary unionism of the syndicalists. In Russia, Prince Peter Kropotkin and Alexander Herzen, who turned their backs on their own; also, Chernyshevsky, whose writings, including the novel What is to be Done?, inspired both the peasant populists and Lenin. Marxism in its 57 varieties. Continue reading

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Alexandria Seaport Foundation helps youths build boats, self esteem

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation in Old Town asks teenagers to step way outside of their comfort zone. The teens enter an apprentice program and work long hours, developing carpentry skills while building old-fashioned fishing boats.Derrick Walton, an apprentice, says it’s hard work, but it’s worth it.“It’s just showing me what it takes to succeed in the real world, about how to be on time, how to act in the shop, how to be respectful to the volunteers,” he said.Steve Hernandez, a veteran of the Marines, is an instructor now, but he started at the foundation as a lost teenager himself. He says the youths see that they’re accomplishing something and are part of a bigger picture.“The program helped me by building my confidence, building my self-esteem, showing that I could do stuff,” he says. Continue reading

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A Step up Building Your Self Self-confidence. | The Web Democracy

Everything has to start somewhere. Unless you start revamping your self confidence, you will have to agonize endlessly with the very thing you tend to be fearful of- low confidence.Our self confidence would be the accumulation of all our reactions towards experiences that life delivered us, the manner by which often we were guided with the older people in our environment and how we and the society view us. Many factors are contributors to our personal understanding of confidence.One determining factor will be how well we expect ourselves along with the circumstances of our lives must be. Many tend to fall under the trap of creating unrealistic expectations. In the process, their losses are becoming too painful that they eventually suffer the effects of fabricating lower self confidence. Continue reading

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