"We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace." Martin Luther King, Jr. This quote, I believe, can work wonders within our daily lives. If we apply such thoughts within our household, work environment, circle of friends, and so on, we just may find a whole new … Continue reading Quote of the day: 10/29/15
“We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason … Continue reading Quote of the day: 10/27/15
“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer.” ― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret
Did you know that a person with psychopathic traits failed to catch the contagious yawn from watching someone else? According to a study published in Personality and Individual Differences, yawning is associated with empathy and, therefore, if you score high on the psychopathic trait test, you are less likely to catch the contagious yawn. According to the study, … Continue reading Fun Fact Friday: How is Yawning linked to a Psychopathic person?
Word: Polysemous You Pronounce It: pol-ee-see-mee, puh-lis-uh-mee Origin: 1895-1900; < New Latin polysēmia, equivalent to Late Latin polysēm (us) with many significations Definition: noun 1. diversity of meanings.I found it:I found it while reading "Agency as an interactive achievement" by Najma Al Zidjaly She argues that because of the interconnectedness of power and solidarity, all conversational strategies … Continue reading Word of the day: 10/22/15–Polysemous
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." --William Shakespeare
"To say that words are endemically related to some 'object' or aspect of the world out there means to recognize that words carry with them a power that goes beyond the description and identification of people, objects, properties, and events. It means to work at identifying how language becomes a tool through which our social … Continue reading Quote of the day: 10/13/15