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Critical Thinking: Are Some Universities Making People Mentally And Emotionally Weak?

Critical Thinking: Are Some Universities Making People Mentally And Emotionally Weak?By Oliver JR Cooper If someone stays up to date with the news, they may have heard about the kinds of things that have been taking place at universities around the world. One could read news papers, watch TV, and use social media to stay up to date with what goes on at these institutions.A Closer LookFor one thing, one may have heard about how students are now being given 'safe spaces', with this being a way to protect them from 'offensive' words or 'hate speech', for instance. Additionally, they may have read about certain speakers who have been banned from speaking there.Also, perhaps one has heard about the instance where a student completely lost all self-control because she was wasn't protected from Halloween costumes. While something like this can sound a bit extreme, it is far from the exception.The PurposeHearing about these kinds of things can make one wonder what …

Inner Guidance: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Look Outside For Answers?

Inner Guidance: Do Some People's Childhoods Set Them Up To Look Outside For Answers?By Oliver JR Cooper It can be easy for someone to believe that they wouldn't know anything if it wasn't for their time in the education system. The information that they were fed during this time in their life would then have played a big part in who they are today.Taking this into account, it would have been as though one was a blank slate and the information that was poured into them was part of what enabled them to function. This is likely to have been a time when one wasn't encouraged to bring forth what was within them.A Waste of TimeNevertheless, if one was just a blank slate, then there would have been no reason for this to take place. These authority figures around them at the time would have known what was right for them.Additionally, their caregivers may have acted as though they knew what was best for them when they were not at school. Therefore, after they had received guida…

Critical Thinking: Does Identity Politics Stop People From Having To Think For Themselves?

Critical Thinking: Does Identity Politics Stop People From Having To Think For Themselves?By Oliver JR Cooper For a little while now, there has been something called 'identity politics,' and one way of looking at this would be to say that this is a way of viewing the world. Everyone is seen as belonging to a particular gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.What this means is that it is not important what would benefit people in general; what matters is looking after a particular group. Therefore, people are not seen as individuals; they are seen as being part of a group that is either oppressed or part of a group that oppresses others.Two OptionsOnce someone believes that they belong to a certain group, it can cause them to go one of two ways. Either they will believe that they are being held back, or they will believe that they are holding other people back.The former can then feel angry and full of rage, and the latter can end up feeling guilty and ashamed. One person…

Home Remedies for Dealing With Diarrhea

Home Remedies for Dealing With DiarrheaBy Anand KumarDiarrhea is a dreadful condition and some of its symptoms are frequent passing of fluid faeces, abdominal pain, nausea, dehydration and bloating. It generally takes like two to four days for diarrhea and its symptoms to completely vanish and this is largely dependent on the intensity of the condition. You can get rid of diarrhea naturally and the following tips will be of great help.Use GingerYou can grate a little piece of ginger, add a teaspoon of honey to it and eat the mixture in order to boost digestion. It is important to avoid taking water immediately after eating the mixture. Alternatively, you can drink ginger tea, two to three times daily. How do you make ginger tea? Cut one little piece of ginger into slices and put them into a cup of water. Boil the water for some minutes and leave the mixture to infuse for about an hour. You should then strain it, add honey and drink it. If you cannot lay your hands on fresh ginger, you…

Different Encryption Algorithm

Different Encryption AlgorithmBy Dhiraj Kumar Ray There are basically 2 different types of encryption - Asymmetric and Symmetic Encryption. This both encryption is supported by Java.Different encryption algorithms that supports java are:1. DES - with Key size of 56-bit, DES is considered as slower encryption algorithm.2. Triple DES - it engages the key size of 112/168, but provides equivalent security of 80/112, which makes it a slower one too.3. AES - it reserves the key size of 128-bit, 198-Bit and 256-bit which is considered as a faster algorithm. Though it is a faster one, its speed depends on the Key Size.4. Blowfish - with key size of 128-bit up to 448-bit, it's considered as a better, faster algorithm. Blowfish is now superseded by Twofish.5. RC4 - Key size from 40-bit to 1024-bit, RC4 is the fastest java supported encryption algorithm.Now when it comes to choose between these different encryption techniques, DES and Triple DES are outdated.The best algorithms are the ones …

Angular 5 (Upgrade Your Project From an Older Version to Angular 5)

Angular 5 (Upgrade Your Project From an Older Version to Angular 5)By Nimish GoelHey coders, if you are still working on angular 2, 4 then it is the time to upgrade your application to angular 5. Angular 5 (also called Pentagonal-donut) has a lot of new features better performance, small bundling. If you want to update your old angular 2 application to angular 5, then this tutorial is for you.Upgrading from angular 2, 4 to angular 5 is not too hard task because there are very few breaking changes. The Angular team has also put a handy tool to make upgrading from any version to angular 5, as simple as possible.Here are the few points to keep in mind when upgrading your application:Rename your project's all  tags to  tags as the  element has been deprecated since v4.You will have to upgrade all of your angular packages to version 5.0, run the following command:$ npm install @angular/{animations,common,compiler,compiler-cli,core,forms,http,platform-browser,platform-browser-dynamic,pl…

Will the Raiders Domed Stadium Increase My Market Value?

Will the Raiders Domed Stadium Increase My Market Value?By Glenn J Rigdon The development of a $1.9 Billion dollar professional football stadium down the street from your current business location is usually a good thing. There are always those who may garner a real property value increase due to the stadiums location but then realize that the traffic from the new venue may destroy their ability to do business or it may make renting their building to a tenant or tenants more difficult. You can have a huge real property market value uptick and still lose your tenants or lose the utility of your building for its current use at the same time.

Appraisers are always asked "how much of a property value Increase can I expect?" It's not something that can easily be answered because, as you know, each property is different and each will benefit more or less from the stadium development.

If you own a single-family residential home located 5 miles away from the planned stadium I …

Vygotsky's Social Development Theory

Vygotsky's Social Development TheoryBy Martin Hahn Kids have dialogues with themselves if they enlist in imaginative play. Role-playing implies developing a story and providing a voice on the various figures in the story. When kids copy others, they're creating a vocabulary which enables them to brand and go over the world around them. Less verbal kids may well chat much more during innovative play than in some other ways.Psychologist Lev Vygotsky' s concept of cognitive development posits that info through the outside world is converted and also internalized through language. Because words is both a symbolic method of interaction and a cultural tool utilized to transmit history and culture, play is a crucial aspect of each language development along with a child 's comprehension of the outside world. When a kid is at play, he or she is in a continuous dialogue possibly with others or self.Kids at play are making good sense of the earth through a procedure for "in…

Great Fiction: Jump at the Sun by Kim McLarin

Great Fiction: Jump at the Sun by Kim McLarinBy Pete QuinonesAt the nucleus of Kim McLarin's third novel is a concern with a seminal sociological theory, which we'll take a look at in a moment - however, lest anyone have the idea that this is a dry, academic type novel, let's enjoy this comet of observational exactitude:"He said his name came from the Bible, the Book of Genesis; Cush was a son of Ham. She was impressed that he knew the Bible and that he didn't make up some stupid, sleazy explanation for his name, like "It means cushion, baby, because my love is so soft."This pericope is a perfect, exegetic example of one of McLarin's real strengths as an author - she moves from being Whoopi Goldberg or Dave Chapelle or Richard Pryor on one page, in one paragraph, to an intellectual making her way through Durkheim, James Q. Wilson, Ann Morrow Lindbergh on the next. Plenty of authors attempt to unite qualities such as this, but what makes McLarin's…

Great Fiction: The Other Language by Francesca Marciano

Great Fiction: The Other Language by Francesca MarcianoBy Pete Quinones One of the greatest rewards of following an individual author's career is seeing their progress evolve before your eyes - being able to see how, with the passage of time, they have become a stronger writer, a better artist, how they have developed, honed, and sharpened their craft. In Francesca Marciano's case, with her new book of stories, we're talking about an author who has arrived - the apprenticeship is over. The people, places, messages and motifs are all familiar to us from her earlier work - indeed, she takes up this very issue in the story here entitled "An Indian Soiree" - but in The Other Language she's in full command of her themes, subject matter, and characters in a way she may not have been in, say, Rules of the Wild or The End of Manners (as good as those two novels are). Every story here has the absolute ring of truth and the authority of wise and intelligent observation…

Great Fiction: Donald Duk by Frank Chin

Great Fiction: Donald Duk by Frank ChinBy Pete QuinonesThree scenes in Curtis Choy's documentary film What's Wrong With Frank Chin? surely will give anyone pause. The first of these occurs when the camera slowly pans over Chin's boxes of files on data he's collected about every Chinese-American actor who's ever played a role in a Hollywood film. In the second, authentic footage of Chin's 1970s wedding to the writer and illustrator Kathleen Chang shows the couple, as well as the poet Lawson Inada (acting as the preacher, equipped with a "$1 license to marry people"), wearing elaborate, traditional masks that Chin himself made, and shows Chin reading an account of Chinese railroad workers on the Union-Pacific as part of the ceremony. (This is one of Chin's consistent themes - perhaps the best of all his works is an American Book Award winning collection of stories called The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco RR Co). In the third, Chin rails at his oppos…

We, My Friends, Are Walking Mirrors

We, My Friends, Are Walking MirrorsBy Steve WickhamHAVE you ever noticed that, no matter how confident you are, eye contact is harder with a person who avoids eye contact? Or, when someone gives you intentional eye contact their attention provokes your own attention?Whilst we tend not to notice it, we do tend to mirror each other.It is a problem that is easily fixed, for instance, if we are fearful of being rejected and we rarely open ourselves up to be accepted. In such a case, we need to be courageous to facilitate people accepting us. If we wish to be accepted by others we need to model such acceptance. Do it and things slowly change.We are walking mirrors in this relational world - what we receive we tend to mirror and give, and what we give others tends to be mirrored. The opportunity is to both break the pattern and become more a social pioneer, and to use the pattern and give only what is worthy of mirroring.The world is not against us without us make our own contribution to re…

Biological Grounding - Real or Hocus Pocus?

Biological Grounding - Real or Hocus Pocus?By Dr Edward Brell PhD Biological grounding involves standing barefoot on the ground. The idea being any residual static electricity will be drained off into the earth - like emptying out the battery, as it were. The idea has intuitive appeal. Who hasn't been zapped by a car door handle discharging static electricity, sometimes with an audible crack? Or, who hasn't taken off a shirt or blouse and heard the crackle of static discharge? The question is, is there any therapeutic benefit derived? This article explores what published science may have to offer to underpin the practice of grounding in the context of health and wellbeing.A university library search on the term grounding yielded 183,000 peer-reviewed publications. The meaning of the word 'grounding' ranges from the devastating grounding of a naughty teenager to grounding an issue in the facts, and beyond. Another search, this time on biological grounding, narrowed the …

A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Is King

A Healthy Diet and Regular Exercise Is KingBy Hilary GreenA conversation I recently had with a friend, prompted me to research Alzheimer's Disease and if anything could be done to prevent or cure it. As I am no longer a 'Spring Chicken' myself, the fear of contracting something that will take away my love of and ability with words is a devastating one. Among all the information available online, I came upon the following report. Our health is of vital importance to all of us and so I thought to pass on some of what I learned. "A UCLA study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that the Mediterranean diet is one of the main lifestyle factors that seems to keep the brain from developing the toxic plaques and tangles associated with the development of Alzheimer's disease.Plaque is characterized by deposits of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid in the spaces between nerve cells in the brain. Think of tangles of knotted threads of the tau pro…

What Causes Anal Fissures?

What Causes Anal Fissures?By William M MasonAnal fissures are cracks, fissures or disruptions on the skin surface around the anus. These fissures are comparable to small wounds that may cause acute or chronic pain, itching, irritations, and difficulties in defecation. These tears are present inside the anus, particularly in the area where the skin inside the rectum meets the skin of the anus. Of course, there's only one question in your mind right now - what causes anal fissures? It's time for you to find out.The skin is the largest organ of the body and is composed of different parts. The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin. And this part of the skin is the most exposed to damages. With regard to the skin on the anus, when it's stretched too much, or when it's irritated too much, that's where the problem occurs. Sometimes, anal fissures are said to be caused by the dryness of the skin area on the anus, which in turn makes the surface quite rough. This rougher…

A Time to Heal

A Time to HealBy Rhonda KittsStep 1: Detox

Prior to beginning my journey back to healthy living, I was under the understanding that if I wasn't feeling well, I needed to add something - maybe a medicine or if I preferred the natural route, perhaps a vitamin, herb, or even a new exercise program. With thousands of products, services, and programs out there for general health, how do you know where to begin? It might seem overwhelming, but your health journey can become your most exciting journey when done with the right intention and the right knowledge.If we first and foremost understand that we are three components: the mind, the body, and the spirit. Each of these three components needs to be taken care of with proper health habits in order to feel our best as a whole.Although sometimes we do need to add something, in a general sense, the first step in a healing journey is to detox. What exactly does that mean when broken down into our three aspects of mind, body, and spirit?Det…

Natural Ways to Cure Acne

Natural Ways to Cure AcneBy Maureen AbuorAcne is caused by the clogging of hair follicles with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. It is considered a major contributor of low self-esteem in both adolescents and adults.Acne could be a natural way of your body conveying a vital message to you. Consider the following tips on how to live an acne free life.

1. Management of stressYour body responds to stress by directing blood and oxygen to the key organs that help in fighting stress. In this process, your skin is left dry and hence susceptible to clogged pores that may eventually lead to breakouts.You can manage stress by exercising, since this triggers sweating of the body hence cleansing the pores.Quality sleep also enhances metabolism rate hence leading to reduced stress and eventually zero acne skin.

2. FastingIt sounds weird, doesn't it? Scientific research has shown that when you fast, your body redirects the energy that would have been used in the digestion of food to other …