The wise words of Jim Skea

“All options need to be exercised,” said Scottish climate scientist Jim Skea, one of the report’s lead authors, at the report’s press conference. “We can make choices about how much of each option we use . . . but the idea you can leave anything out is impossible.” That radical change …

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Emotional Appeal Its Course And Effects

An emotional appeal is one that uses the message recipient’s subjective feelings, affect, arousal, emotions, and tension-states as the basis for securing influence (see Lewis, 1993 for a discussion of the definition of emotion). Aristotle urged communicators who want to be effective to control the emotions (or pathos) of …

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A Shocking Announcement

One morning, the principal’s voice sounded over the intercom of my high school with the shocking announcement that a popular teacher of French had just died in front of his class. Everyone fell silent. While the headmaster went on to explain that the teacher had suffered a heart attack …

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Be Honest With Each Other

Give real trust to other important people. If you really can't trust them, you have to think about breaking them. If he or she says the opposite sex is just a friend, you have to believe that it is true. Understand that he or she will never walk for the …

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Reflect On How You Are Unique

There are many ways to live your life. Each of us is unique, and the life path we choose reflects this uniqueness, amplified for better or worse by luck and circumstance. Stop and think about where you are now at this moment in your life and reflect on the path …

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Model for Motivation

There is a traditional model among researchers when it comes to our understanding of self-discipline and self-motivation. So what is the traditional model? Well, you're actually very familiar with it. That model is the one that involves providing incentives to someone so that they will pursue a given course of …

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Children Who Come from Hard Places

What do we mean when we say that a child has come from a hard place? A child from a hard place has a history of abuse, neglect, or other trauma. The trauma might have occurred before or during birth, during an early hospitalization or medical experience, in a natural …

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Worthy Of Being Loved

First of all, let’s get the most important thing out of the way: You are most certainly worthy of being loved. I believe every human being is afforded this right. We deserve love—platonic, familial, and romantic love. And more importantly, we deserve a type of love that respects …

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Your Best Partner Is You

The wholeness we are all seeking does exist. Only it’s not where we think it is. It’s not to be found in the outer world. We can only find it in ourselves, in our own inner core. Everybody is born with it, but hardly anybody can remember it …

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