A List Clique Is Desirable

Unquestionably, being a part of the A-list clique is desirable, while being a part of the other groups less so. For a film star, being at the top—getting to the Oscars and the Vanity Fair Oscar party and so on—obviously yields greater benefit to one’s star power …

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Healthy Body And Mind

There are real health foods out there, vital to the maintenance of a healthy body and mind. One particular food is the oldest food source on the planet. It has always been picked from the wild, from the seashore. The food is seaweed. Edible seaweeds grow in intertidal zones in …

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Repetition Is Key

The expression “practice makes perfect” proves to be true, because the more you do something, the better at it you become if and when “better” is what you are focusing on. A friendly, reliable approach to customer service with highly experienced knowledgeable staff is needed when buying aluminium windows for …

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Lightning Rods

Lightning rods attract lightning just like financial markets attract greed, which inevitably brews disaster. Given the right conditions, disasters in the financial markets—like lightning—can hit more than once and investors must be prepared.

Back in 2007, Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote what became a very famous book called The …

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The story of Khalilzad

After Maliki was chosen as prime minister in April, Khalilzad brokered hard-won agreements on two nonsectarian security ministers, a broad-based political council for national security, and a national reconciliation agenda with a timetable for implementing it. By then it was October 2006. Amid the raging violence, the rival politicians openly …

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Using Colour and Texture in the Garden

You don’t have to use it to make a pattern, but color can both boost a design and create depth. Take, for example, a simple design of checkered black and white squares. Change every other black square to red, and the colors gain a new pattern, layered over the …

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United states protecting Saddam

Since 1991 the United States had protected an autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq with a no-fly zone that kept Saddam’s military largely at bay, and the Kurds hoped to preserve and increase that autonomy. There was a sense of national identity, at least among Arab Iraqis, which had …

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Coping with Disaster through Religion

Perhaps the most readily available and pre-packaged meaning-making systems are given to people through organized religion. Religion is one way a person is mentored into finding meaning. Religion has been considered from the psychological writings of Frankl (2000) as the search for the ultimate meaning. Thus it makes sense that …

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