Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

November 22, 2008 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Major components of emotional intelligence,knowing your own emotions, asking yourself “How do I feel @ what would make me feel better?” and asking others the same thing.Doing unto others as you,d have them do to you.Motivating ourselves,recognising the emotions of others and handling relationships.Having an einbar alibi or something to believe in if you must have a moral compass.
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High EQ people:

1. Label their feelings, rather than labeling people or situations.

“I feel impatient.” vs “This is ridiculous.”

“I feel hurt and bitter”. vs. “You are an insensitive
jerk.”

“I feel afraid.” vs. “You are driving like a idiot.”

2. Distinguish between thoughts and feelings.

Thoughts: I feel like…& I feel as if…. & I feel that

Feelings: I feel: (feeling word)

3. Take responsibility for their feelings.

“I feel jealous.” vs. “You are making me jealous.”

4. Use their feelings to help them make decisions.

“How will I feel if I do this?” “How will I feel if I
don’t”

5. Show respect for other people’s feelings.

They ask “How will you feel if I do this?” “How will
you feel if I don’t.”

6. Feel energized, not angry.

They use what others call “anger” to help them feel energized
to take productive action.

Don’t advise, command, control, criticize, judge or lecture

Avoid people

Validate other people’s feelings.

They show empathy, understanding, and acceptance of other people’s feelings.

Eddie Izzard: Whales etc

November 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Eddie at his surreal best
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Advil Release – I Want To Feel Something… ANYTHING!

November 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
All bow to The Onion!
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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals unveiled a new pain-causing line of Advil this week that will help millions of benumbed, hollow consumers to feel at least somewhat alive for up to four hours.

Advil Release
“Advil Release delivers a soothing burst of pain when cold and listless Americans need it most,” Wyeth CEO Bernard J. Poussot said during a press conference Monday. “Just two capsules can deliver all-day relief in the form of searing, life-affirming agony; the kind of agony Advil users trust when being a pale specter of humanity adrift in a meaningless and uncaring universe is just not an option anymore.”

1,800-year-old chariot found in Bulgaria

November 22, 2008 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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A part of a 1,800-year-old bronze chariot, seen, at an ancient ...

A part of a 1,800-year-old bronze chariot, seen, at an ancient Thracian tomb near the village of Karanovo, east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. Archaeologists have unearthed a well-preserved 1,800-year-old bronze chariot at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Friday. Along with the chariot, which was decorated with scenes from mythology, the team unearthed well-preserved wooden and leather objects, some of which the archaeologists believe were horse harnesses.

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Archaeologists work around a 1,800-year-old bronze chariot at ...
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Bulgarian archaeologists work near a Thracian bronze chariot ...

Somali Fighters Hunt Pirate Crew

November 22, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow, reporting from the Kenyan port of Mombasa, said that more Somalis were becoming involved in piracy every day because of the money that can be made from the huge ransoms paid by ship owners.

“They are being joined by former fishermen, former officials of the Somali navy and even students,” he said.

Efthimios Mitropoulos, the head of the International Maritime Organisation, spoke of “a series of negative repercussions” if ships had to reroute.

Mitropoulos said the UN Security Council needed to strengthen the mandate of anti-piracy forces with “clear rules of engagement” and to make states bring to justice pirates they captured.

“Piracy, as well as the recent terrorist attacks against international targets, are only symptoms of the fundamental problem which is the state of anarchy in Somalia,” Raisuddin Zenenga, UN assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping, said in New York.

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Shipping firms have called for aggressive military action to stop piracy [AFP]

Somali fighters opposed to the country’s interimgovernment have entered the port town of Haradheerein a search for the pirates who seized a Saudi Arabian-owned oil tanker, a local elder has said.

The Haradheere elder told theReuters news agencythat the fighters wanted to knowthe whereabouts of the Sirius Star, which was captured on Saturday about 450 nautical miles off Kenya.

“The Islamists say they will attack the pirates for hijacking a Muslim ship,” he told the Reuters news agency.

Sheikh Abdirahim Isse Adow, an opposition spokesman, told the Reuters: “Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and hijacking its ship is a bigger crime than other ships.”

At least three other ships have been taken since the Sirius Star was captured last Saturday, and more than a dozen vessels withabout 280 sailors on board are being held in Somali waters.
More than 120 attacks have been reported off the coast of Somalia this year.

Naipaul’s Biography

November 22, 2008 at 11:36 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
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“Bizarre Love Triangle” cover

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On the Cover of the Sunday Book Review

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‘The World is What it Is’

This biography of V. S. Naipaul is a monument truly worthy of its subject, elucidating the enduring but painfully asymmetrical love triangle at the core of Naipaul’s life and work.

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