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3 habits of successful language learners

Roughly 1.2 billion people worldwide are currently learning a foreign language. If you are one of them, this article is for you.<p>Whether you are learning to improve your job prospects, do better in school, get ready for a trip abroad or even just for fun, there are three common habits that all …

When Does Negotiating Move From Being Ethical to Deceitful?

This question came up over lunch after speaking at a conference on negotiating. Many of the people in the audience were uncomfortable with the whole …

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UNC Is Firing The Sports Ethics Professor Involved In The Fake Class Scandal

University Chancellor Carol Folt said in a letter Wednesday that philosophy professor Jeanette Boxill was notified of her upcoming termination on the same day last October that a scathing report was released. Boxill, former chairwoman of the faculty council, is appealing.<p>The report found that fake …

'Aweism' Could Be The Soulful Humanist's Answer To Religious Transcendence: Author

(RNS) In a 2013 segment of her program Super Soul Sunday, the high priestess of pop spirituality, Oprah Winfrey, told swimmer and nonbeliever Diana Nyad that if she was awed by the power of nature she was “not an atheist.”<p>Phil Zuckerman would like to differ.<p>In fact, Zuckerman’s new book, “Living …

5 SEO Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Whether you think SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization” or “screwing everyone over”, you don’t even need a website to learn valuable life lessons from SEO. It’s one of the most confusing, jargon-riddled, important, and lucrative IT fields in existence—and it’s not going anywhere.<p>Even …

Free will in the late capitalist era

The long slow mills have no choice, the freeway has no choice.<p>The empty fields have no choice, when the snow falls they agree<p>to turn white and later …

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On the Readings of Astonishment in Augustine’s “Confessions”

One of the most often quoted lines from Aristotle comes from “The Metaphysics” where he writes: “for it is owing to their wonder that men both now …

Law, ethics and Aristotle's ghost

French TV recently aired an interview with a managing director deploring the fact that he could not hire any new employees because to do so would …

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Why rape is so intrinsic to religion

Stories like the virgin birth lack freely given female consent. It’s telling how ready we still are to embrace them<p>Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women—it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey.<p>Zeus comes to Danae in the form of a golden …

Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith

Religious belief the world over has a strenuous relationship with intellectualism. But why?<p>Should you believe in a God? Not according to most academic philosophers. A comprehensive survey revealed that only about 14 percent of English speaking professional philosophers are theists. As for what …

Opinion | Ethics and the non-religious essence of Buddhism

Ethics and the non-religious essence of Buddhism<p>By Rohana R. Wasala, Lanka Web, December 16, 2014<p><b>Colombo, Sri Lanka</b> -- Ethics is essential for …

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Good without God? Morality's Foundations Crumble in the Absence of Christianity

In their attempt to argue that effective and binding codes can be developed without a deity, atheists often mistake inferior codes - "common decency" …

Experiencing the sacred

Philosopher Roger Scruton says the experience that art provides us offers a glimpse of the transcendental and that is what we all call sacred. It …

Why Christians Should Not Always Defend "Absolute Morality" and Criticize "Relative Morality"

The moral argument for God’s existence can be formulated simply along these lines:<p>If objective moral values and duties exist, then God …

Fossil Fuel Immorality

The Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has high praise for a new book contending that fossil fuels are the moral energy choice for the foreseeable future. Cato goes even so far as to suggest that the book may replace Rachael Carson's <i>Silent Spring</i> as the literary work with the most …

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Your Mind is a Spin Machine

How do you make a moral decision?<p>How do you determine if something is right or wrong?<p>Many of us think of morality as something we discover after …

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The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL<p>Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving<p>Metacognition- The importance of making students AWARE …

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What's a Physicist Doing on Wall Street?

I think having a background as a physicist is kind of fortuitously good for people who work on Wall Street because there are a lot of fields that use …

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The World Is Automating Itself Out of Jobs

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>A pair of MIT authors scheduled to publish a book extolling the virtues of technological progress have gone back to the …

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