Monthly Archives: September 2020

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional intelligence (EI) can be described as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself and others. Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology showed that 85% of financial success is due to skills they label under … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Means “Hard Work”

“You cannot learn wing chun properly from watching someone else – it MUST come from within you! Your experience of success and failure (the latter especially) is essential for your development and progression; it will come from nothing else. “Reading … Continue reading

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Prosopagnosia (from the Greek words: “prosopon” meaning face, and “agnosia” meaning not knowing) or face blindness, is extreme difficulty in recognising faces. This is caused usually by some kind of damage to the fusiform gyrus, which is a part of … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #11

Make Me Smarter #11: The oldest surviving banknotes are from 1375. Trading goods and services for currency is a system that has existed around the world for thousands of years. However, the oldest surviving banknotes are the Da Ming Tongxing … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #10

Make Me Smarter #10: There’s only one continent without grasslands. Antarctica is an amazing place that boasts incredible frosty landscapes, unbelievably low temperatures, and volcanic activity. It’s also the “windiest, driest, and iciest place on Earth,” according to National Geographic. … Continue reading

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Everything Has Beauty

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius Meet Matilda the Alien Cat. Matilda has a genetic eye disorder that’s caused her enlarged eyes, and she’s now blind. Source:

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Make Me Smarter #9

Make Me Smarter #9: There’s a bird that has “evolved” back into existence twice. The Aldabra white-throated rail may not be a very well known bird, but it’s certainly a remarkable one. The flightless creature first found itself in trouble … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #8

Make Me Smarter #8: Babies don’t blink nearly as much as adults. Humans blink in order to keep our eyes clean and moisturized. However, it turns out that some of us blink much more than others. Specifically, adults tend to … Continue reading

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Why We Hate Being Told What To Do

I always thought it was just me that hated being told what to do, which is one of the reasons I’ve been a business owner / self employed for most of my working career. What’s worse that being told what … Continue reading

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The Human Face After 4 Years of War

These two pictures are shown side by side in the Andrei Pozdeev museum. The museum caption reads: “(Left) The artist Eugen Stepanovich Kobytev the day he went to the front in 1941. (Right) In 1945 when he returned”. This the human face … Continue reading

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