Wednesday, October 16, 2013

• The Quest for Arab Knowledge Cities

            Humanity s awareness of science and the world changed as ages changed. Scientists have been describing ages according to the major innovation that occurred in it: the printing age, the machine age, the Industrial Revolution age, the technology age, the computer decade, the atom age, the Internet age, up to the ages of measuring extremely short time scales in the femtosecond, robot artificial intelligence and smart phones.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

• The Legend of Tangier A New History with the Mediterranean Port

After an initial lightning tour of Tangier, my mind was filled with what I had read about its most well-known writers: Muhammad Shukri, Altaher bin Jalloun, Paul Bowels, Tennessee Williams, etc., I saw more than a single city in one place with buildings carrying the styles of different periods of history.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

• The Arab Media between Guidance and Credibility

            The turbulent events which the Arab region has witnessed in recent months played a major role in making the Arab old and young once again interested in the Arab media, which is now required to present lively scenes of what is taking place.

• The Arab Youth: How do they think? Why do they Revolt?

After a year which was characterized mainly by change demanded by millions of young men and women who sparked off a wave of uprisings and even sacrificed their lives for it, many voices were heard giving descriptions, making analyses and comparisons and drawing conclusions.

Monday, September 16, 2013

• The Culture-Oriented Country... the Larger Identity

Looking at the conflicts small and big alike which engulf the world today reveals that they, without exception, are provoked by ideological, sectarian, ethnic and linguistic differences, as well as the widening gap between the identities living in one particular country

• Jakarta The Capital Of Indonesia

capital with a population of twenty thousand million. Tall minarets; wide, clean roads; countless cars and motor-cycles driven by young and old men and women in a predominantly Muslim developing society, representing the largest Muslim population in any one country, amounting to 205m out of a total population of 230m. However, they are an example of respecting others, bearing a noble, unique slogan: Unity in Diversity , which is the source of the power of this society. But the picture usually looks hazy, and our task was to adjust the picture and present it in its natural colours. The starting point was Manila airport.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

• The Yellow Media

The term yellow press appeared in the late 19th century when a media war was waged between two American press tycoons: Joseph Pulitzer, owner of New York World, and William Randolf Hurst, owner of New York Journal.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

• Ten Benefits of Coffee for Health, Performance & Body Composition

Get numerous benefits from coffee! Research shows that in many cases, more is better when it comes to coffee improving health. The evidence is so robust that the medical community is even changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!” 
This article will give you ten reasons to drink coffee and consider some of the concerns and misconceptions that surround this wonderful beverage. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

• Drunk Tank Pink

Drunk Tank Pink is a shade of pink paint that psychologists used to use to paint the inside of jail cells. And in the 1960s a group of psychologists went around schools in Canada and they tried to find a color of paint that would pacify the aggressive students or the badly behaved students and would also improve their engagement in class.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

• It's Time to Abolish the Corporate Income Tax

The United States has one of the most complex tax systems in the world. It takes hours and hours to fill out the return for most people. Especially if you want to claim any deductions or if you have more than one source of income, you got to file your state taxes separately. Maybe even local taxes depending on where you live. It's a nightmare.

Friday, April 12, 2013

• The Birth of Datafication

Datafication refers to the fact that we're looking at more aspects of life that we never actually understood as being informational before.  And finding out that that in fact there is an informational quality to it that we can render into a data format. So what we're seeing with social media companies is they're actually datafying aspects of the life that we never really saw that could be datafied.  So for example Facebook datafies our friendships.

Monday, April 8, 2013

• How Your Brain Finishes Paintings

We don't have a deep understanding of the Beholder's Response, but it's interesting that if you put together what we know from disorders of brain function and the normal physiology, we begin to understand an outline what the beholder's response is.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

• Can Nanotechnology Create Utopia?

Throughout human history people have tried to create utopia, the perfect society.  In fact, America, the American dream, in some sense was based on utopianism.  Why do we have the Shaker movement?  Why did we have the Quakers?  Why did we have so many different kinds of religious movements that fled Europe looking to create autopia here in the Americas?  Well, we know the Shakers have disappeared and many of these colonies have also disappeared only to be found in footnotes in American textbooks, and the question is why?

• How To Burn Stomach Fat

If you are tired of belly fat, there are a few steps that can be taken to get rid of the bulge. Here are seven foods that burn stomach fat.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

• Health Benefits Of Garlic For Men

Garlic plays a critical role in many different aspects of human health. It is incredibly healthy for both men and women, but there are some health benefits of garlic that apply specifically to men. Here are 3 health benefits of garlic for men:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

• The Price of China's Success

  I think first there's many issues China is facing, and it's very complicated. And to try to surviving in the competition, they sacrificed a lot of rights, which also are about the environment. And they also sacrificed the education and the whole society has become extremely corrupted, and also extremely incapable to make clear decisions, and the judicial system is also paralyzed.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

• Donald Trump is Scrooge McDuck

Donald Trump is not bats hit crazy. Donald Trump also does not wear a toupee. I have been this close to Donald Trump's head, and that is real hair growing out of his head.

Monday, April 1, 2013

• Can We Resurrect The Dinosaurs? Neanderthal Man?

We have taken cells from the carcass of an animal that died decades ago and brought them back to life and so it is possible using today's technology to take bodies, carcasses of animals that died decades ago and resurrect them in the form of clones.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

• Bad Memory? Not a Problem Unless You’re a Robot

Well if we talk about what is it that we should train children and adults because I think we need lifelong education to do. It's not rote learning, which unfortunately it's still the model of education throughout much of the world. I think actually the United States is better than a lot of other areas in terms of having more flexible approaches to what it is we're trying to get children to do.

• Has the Future Arrived?

I'm old enough to remember December 31st, 2000. In fact, I wrote an OP-ED that appeared in the New York Times the very next day. It was about the coming of the year 2001 and what would surely be the incessant comparisons people would make with the film 2001, itself made in 1968. So finally the future had arrived. What's the checklist? How are we doing?

Friday, March 29, 2013

• Want Job Stability? Get Creative

The main message of my work over the past decade or more has been a fairly basic message and that's that every single human being is creative. But then as with anything one has to put statistical parameters around what that means, and what I've found, is that in the United States and around the world our society is really divided into people who are principally paid to use their creativity at work and those who may be quite creative but they're principally paid to use their physical labor or they're involved in low-skill service work.

• We Live in a Cosmic Shooting Gallery

Astrophysicists have been telling people for decades, at least since the '80s, that earth
orbits the sun in a shooting gallery and asteroids hit Earth. They put life and civilization at risk. It was the 1980s where we finally concluded what was the primary reason that the dinosaurs were taken out of the tree of life. that an asteroid the size of Mount Everest slammed into what is today Mexico. In fact, the Yucatán peninsula, there's a 100-mile diameter crater there that is left over from this impact.

• Should Science Teachers Be Paid More Than Humanities Teachers?

I've thought a lot about public education and science because it's important to me that kids get
exposure to some of the greatest ideas that humans have ever developed and just to enjoy them. I don't think there's one magic bullet to solving our problems of education, but there are a number of issues that I think are useful to consider.

• Of what good is mathematics?

Some people ask the question "Of what good is math?" What is the relationship between math and
physics? Well, sometimes math leads. Sometimes physics leads. Sometimes they come together because, of course, there's a use for the mathematics. For example, in the 1600s Isaac Newton asked a simple question: if an apple falls then does the moon also fall? That is perhaps one of the greatest questions ever asked by a member of Homo sapiens since the six million years since we parted ways with the apes. If an apple falls, does the moon also fall?

Friday, March 15, 2013

• You Make A Difference

Have you stopped to realize the importance you may hold in other's lives? Are you the motivation someone is looking to as his or her mentor? Are you the inspiration someone is seeking as they face challenges in their lives? Are you the cog that keeps the wheel of hope alive in someone? There are others in this life that need you. Your being is the reason someone cares. You have a grave responsibility in your living.

Friday, March 1, 2013

• Top 10 Heartburn-Friendly Party Snacks

Nearly 40 percent of Americans have heartburn at least once a month, according to the American College of Gastroenterology.
Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach moves backwards from the stomach, up into the esophagus.
One of the biggest heartburn triggers is overeating. With celebrations round the corner note, Big meals spell big trouble. The solution? Eat small meals and snack in between. That way you won't get too hungry, and will less likely overeat.

• How stress can damage your Teeth

Life is stressful, life is tiring, and life is busy; if you think so too, then yes we agree with you. It is not a lie. But are you sure that these little stressful times are not causing you anything serious other than mental tension? Is stress bothering really bothering you? Or do you feel like having a tired jaw when you wake up?? If no then that’s very good. If yes then be a little more aware, because it can be due to teeth grinding.

• Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorder

A study published in the latest issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly reports that mind-body exercise, such as yoga, is associated with greater body satisfaction and fewer symptoms of eating disorders than traditional aerobic exercise like jogging or using cardio machines. Yoga practitioners reported less self-objectification, greater satisfaction with physical appearance, and fewer disordered eating attitudes compared to non-yoga practitioners. Through yoga, this study suggests that women may have intuitively discovered a way to buffer themselves against messages that tell them that only a thin and 'beautiful' body will lead to happiness and success.

• Fake internet girlfriends

You might not want a real girlfriend right now, so why not fake one?
Every heterosexual single man wants a girlfriend - eventually.
But sometimes not right now. Maybe you want to spend your energy climbing the career ladder and don’t have time to commit to a full-on relationship?

Friday, February 22, 2013

• What to Eat at Dinner … and Avoid Weight Gain

Body weight is largely regulated by what goes into the stomach and more by the time when it is rendered to the body. No matter whether your goal is weight loss or management, you need to carefully watch your meals. About dinner....the earlier you eat, the better. This allows the body time to digest food properly, while you are awake and active. If you eat and go bed soon after, it does not have enough time to digest what you have eaten before resting. Food sits in the body overnight, then passes out without being properly digested, or it can hang around too long in the body as undigested waste.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

• Dangers Of Labeling Children

Parents and teachers sometimes label children "lazy" because they get the impression that children don’t listen, don’t concentrate, and don't care intentionally. You'll often hear them say "He has the ability, if he just tried harder, he could do it. He chooses not to do the work. If she would just pay attention, she would get it. After I give the instructions, he sits and stares at his paper. He is not motivated." Children are often not aware that those things happen or have no idea why and how they happen, or what they can do about it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

• How To Manage Your Stress

Today everyone is suffering of stress, worry, depression and hyper tension. Those who have or those who don't, married or unmarried, have babies or not, employed or unemployed, those who have everything and nothing. All are under stress. Stress is as common as common cold.

• Parents Shape Our Lives

As I look back on my lifetime, I see the many who have mentored my life. I see the friends, the neighbors, the educators, the pastors, the church leaders, the Sunday School teachers, the proprietors, the business people, and the coaches who have meant so much to my development.

• Earthquakes: Causes And Effects

Earthquakes, also called temblors, can be so tremendously destructive; it’s hard to imagine they occur by the thousands every day around the world, usually in the form of small tremors.

• Wildfires: Causes, Effects And Benefits

Uncontrolled blazes fueled by weather, wind, and dry underbrush, wildfires can burn acres of land—and consume everything in their paths—in mere minutes.

• Volcanoes: Causes And Effects

Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten rock, debris, and gases from the planet's interior are emitted.

• Tsunamis: Causes And Results

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of over 100 feet (30.5 meters), onto land. These walls of water can cause widespread destruction when they crash ashore.

• Lightning: Causes And Effects

Cloud-to-ground lightning bolts are a common phenomenon—about 100 strike Earth’s surface every single second—yet their power is extraordinary. Each bolt can contain up to one billion volts of electricity.

• Hurricanes: Causes And Effects

Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 miles (257 kilometers) an hour and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons (9 trillion liters) of rain a day. These same tropical storms are known as cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and as typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

• Floods: Causes And Results

There are few places on Earth where people need not be concerned about flooding. Any place where rain falls is vulnerable, although rain is not the only impetus for flood.

• Avalanches: Causes And Effects

While avalanches are sudden, the warning signs are almost always numerous before they let loose. Yet in 90 percent of avalanche incidents, the snow slides are triggered by the victim or someone in the victim's party. Avalanches kill more than 150 people worldwide each year. Most are snowmobilers, skiers, and snowboarders.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

• Respect Your Fellow Mates

You, who are reading this article, are an important person.

Do you realize that? Yes, this is an important lesson that we all have to learn. We also have to realize that not only are we important but also others around us. Living life efficiently requires that we appreciate this important fact. One of the important reasons we have problems professionally, personally and socially is the failure to realize this truth.

• Leadership In Business

As managers we are entrusted with providing fair direction, counseling and evaluation for the benefit of our team members and organization. I have found that employee performance and loyalty is in direct proportion to the amount of respect and support given. Especially during the most challenging times when we all tend to enter into the "fight or flight" response.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

• What Is Leadership?

Leadership Definition:

When I started studying about leadership I read several leadership definitions. It really impressed me the different ways the subject was seen. Some say it’s a process, some say it is ability, others say it’s a relationship.

·         Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. (Kouzes & Posner, 2002).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

• How To Help Your Child Overcome His Fears

I'm Scared!
The world can sometimes be a frightening place for young children. Things that seem perfectly normal and safe for us as adults may appear harmful and dangerous for children. Parents have to understand that fear is a normal human emotion, that all children have fears at some point in their lives, and that they are a normal part of development. With the help and care of his parents, a child can understand his fears and learn to cope with them.

• How To help your baby talk

Early vocalisations made by your baby are not ‘talk’ in the sense that your baby is trying to say something specific, but they are ‘talk’ in that she is deliberately using her voice as a means of interacting with you.

• Child discipline

We know that bringing up a family is stressful and hard work. From tantrums in supermarkets to deciding when your kids are old enough to go out alone, disciplining your brood can be one of the greatest parenting trials. And if you and your partner differ on your discipline styles, it can make the process even more difficult. We’ve got some suggestions to help you work out your own differences in disciplining style before you start talking to the kids.

• To Co-Sleep Or Not to Co-Sleep?

The issue of whether or not to allow co-sleeping, or what is sometimes referred to as sharing the “family bed” - that is allowing your newborn or older baby to sleep in your bed - is a controversial one. There is basically no right or wrong approach to solving this dilemma. Experts in child-rearing are divided into two camps.

• How To Have Fun With Your Kids

Having fun with your kids can be a bit of a task after hours of punishment and grudges. As important as being strict is, it is extremely necessary to be able to give them a childhood full of lovely memories with you. Here are several ideas for you to follow and start creating memorable moments with your little ones.

• How to manage your parents

Taken from a book written by Lucy Beresford, these extracts look at how to tackle relationships with parents.
Lucy Beresford is the agony aunt for the women’s glossy Psychologies magazine and works as a psychotherapist in private practice and at The London Psychiatry Centre and Priory Hospital. She has also had three clinical sabbaticals in New Delhi, India. Based in London, Lucy spent 10 years in investment banking in the City before leaving to write fiction and to retrain as a psychotherapist.