Investigating Intelligence

So investigating intelligence is the first book of the module I am currently studying (this is my second module but the first was a mandatory social science thing that is so boring I wont ever go into it as it was mostly study skills) I have already read the whole book, which I highly recommend…

The Power of Believing that You can Improve: Carol Dweck

-Have a growth mindset.  -View problems or seemingly impossible tasks as a challenge and something you can learn from. -We have a generation of workers now that need daily validation or recognition because they have a “now” mindset.  -Make sure you praise the process when praising others. Studies show that this leads to an increase…

Nonversation: A practical tip to master listening skills

“He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing” -Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray Recently i finished reading a book “People Tools” authored by Alan C. Fox. In this captivating book author shares 54 strategies you can use to create more joy, embrace prosperity and deepen relationships with people at work. These tools…

9 Guidelines For Sustaining Healthy Habits

Many people recognize healthy habits.  Few people sustain them.  Why? Based on research and experience, there are many reasons.  First of all, we are very skilled at making excuses such as the weather, the holidays, our friends’ preferences and any life change – great or small. We also like to procrastinate and tell ourselves things…

Importance of History

What is so important about history? After all, it has already happened. There is nothing we can do to change it. So, what is the big deal? Why should we care about it at all? Actually, a vital part of a successful future is understanding the successes and failures of the past. History should be…

Why History is so Disliked

In case you haven’t gathered from reading this blog, I’m interested in history and like it . . . a lot. So I am often surprised when I hear someone say something along the lines of “I don’t like history” The first time I heard this it came as a little bit of a shock.…

The Tribe That Lost Its Head gives faces to headlines

As The Tribe That Lost Its Head opens, Oxford-educated Dinamaula Maula, 22, is returning home to become chief of his people on the British protectorate of Pharamaul, 600 miles west of South Africa. From that beginning, Nicholas Monsarrat weaves a complex plot about complex people trying to govern a country moving from colonialism to independence.…

Book Club: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Definition of Black This scene from Spike Lee’s Malcolm X came to mind when I was reading the preface by William Lloyed Garrison and Letter from Wendell Phillips, Esq. that precede my copy of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas¹. In my 1995 Dover publication, these two white men introduce and endorse…

Xenophobia and Feminism

My question is this: when does imposing our perception of rights onto someone turn into xenopohbia. It’s a topic I myself have struggled with throughout the years. This is a video of two feminist from the group Femen who protest at an Islamic conference, which was allegedly discussing the the rights over a husband to…