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How’s Your Empathy?

By john Kord Lageann At THE children’s wing of the Grace-New Heaven Hospital, the carefully planed play-therapy program ran into a proble...

How’s Your Empathy?

By john Kord Lageann
At THE children’s wing of the Grace-New Heaven Hospital, teaching-love-and-empathythe carefully planed play-therapy program ran into a problem. The janitor was raising Cain with the kids when they dropped paint and putty on his clean floors. “I was angry at first,” the play nurse told me. “Then I tried putting myself in the janitor’s place to see why he felt the way he did. Read more →

How to Keep Your Memory Sharp

By J. D. Ratcliff
WORRY about your memory?Frauen-drei-Generationen_GreatImageInGallery Go into a room and forget what you came for, go blank on names mislay things? Something on the tip of your tongue, but you can’t pry it off? Don’t fret. You are perfectly normal. Said psychologist Gordon H. Bower of Stanford University: “It is the nature of the mind to forget-and the nature of man to worry about his forgetfulness.” Read more →

Voyage of Discovery

By Doris Lund
SERENDIPTY.” voyage1The word sounds like a rare herb or a pale-pink flower. In fact, “the gift for making happy, accidental discoveries of valuable things you weren’t looking for.” As Columbus might have reported back to Isabella, “well… uh… we didn’t exactly find India, but there was this other promising piece of land!” Read more →

You Can Cultivate The Mind’s Eye

By Bruce Bliven
WHICH WEIGHS more, The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehenda pound of feathers or a pound of lead? Everybody knows the answer: they both weigh the same. An interesting point, however, is what sort of image popped into your head when you read those words. Read more →

How to Sharpen Your Judgment

By Bertrand Russell
To Avoid the various foolish opinions to which mankind is prone, no superhuman genius is required. A few simple rules will keep you, not from all error, but from silly error. Read more →

How Your Nose Knows

By Ruth and Edward Brecher

My, But this tastes good!” you remark as you take your first sip o piping-hot onion soup, salted, peppered, seasoned with herbs and garnished with cheese.

You’re wrong, of course. writing-sense-of-smellYou mean that the soup smells good. Your sense of taste tells you only whether a substance is sweet, sour, salty or bitter. It is your sense of smell that reveals the true savor of the soup. Try sipping onion soup while holding your nose, or when you have a head cold. The characteristic flavor vanishes. All that is left is a hot, some what salty liquid. By means of taste alone, you can barely distinguish between a food you love and one you detest. Read more →

Have we Lost Our Senses?

By Santha Rama Rau

Years Ago, polls_hearing_impaired_1533_993047_answer_2_xlargewhen I was a child living in my grandmother’s house in North India, the meat and fish for our very large household were brought around by traveling vendors. Whenever the fishmonger appeared, all the children of the family would rush to the courtyard in excitement. The reason was that the man kept his fish on large slabs of ice, and ice was a most exotic novelty to us. Read more →

5 Speaking Rules you need to know

1. Don’t study grammar too much
This rule might sound strange to many ESL students, but it is one of the most important rules. If you want to pass examinations, then study grammar. However, if you want to become fluent in English, then you should try to learn English without studying the grammar. Read more →

Hearing: The Fourth Dimension

By john Kord Lagemann
Employee of GN, the world's fourth largest maker of hearing aids, demonstrates the use of ReSound LiNX in ViennaOur world is filled with sounds we never hear. The human auditory range is limited to begin with: if we could hear sounds lower than 20 vibrations per second, we would be driven mad by the rumblings and creaking’s of our muscles, intestines and heartbeats; every step we take would sound like an explosion. But even within our auditory range we select, focus, pay attention to a few continually “turn off.” But in the process we shut out the glorious symphony of sound in which the living world is bathed. Read more →

You can Learn to see more

By wolfgang langewiesche
Catching-the-Reading-BugA Bit of light comes into the eye an electric impulse flits through the brain and we “see.” Science doesn’t really know, what light is or what the mind is but much is now known about the miracle of seeing. Neurologists have shown how the eye registers pictures of objects and how the brain electrically interprets the pictures. Psychologists have demonstrated that our past experiences, our expectations and our emotions color everything we see, so that it’s actually the I behind our eye that sees. Much of this knowledge is new, and it carries a great idea: we can learn to use our eyes more effectively than we do. We can see more. Read more →

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