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Kõlab Hokey, nagu midagi, mida tahaks leida need “Chicken Soup for the Soul” raamatuid, kuid tegelikult on see tagatud tõsine teadustöö.

Vastavalt psühholoog Robert Zajonc: “Nüüd on veenvaid tõendeid, et naeratab paneb inimesed õnnelikud. Nõudmine inimesed naeratama, ükskõik kuidas nad tõesti tunne alguses, tulemuseks on suurenenud positiivseid tundeid; frowning vastupidi väheneb positiivseid tundeid.” (Zajonc, RB, ST Murphy & M. Inglehart, “Feeling ja näo Efference: mõjud Vaskulaarsed Theory of Emotion” Psychological Review 96 (1989): 395-416.)

Me kõik oleme kohanud inimesi, kes on negatiivne. Mul on sõber, kes oli oma keskkooli aastat, sai väga kriitiline. Asjad läksid väga halvasti tema oma vanemate aastas ja iga kord kui ma temaga ta ütleks midagi sellist: “Mis jube päev.”

Mõne aja pärast ma ei taha hengailla teda enam.

See oli vaadates teda ning nähes minu reaktsioon, et ma avastasin väärtus üritab olla positiivne. Leidsin, et kui ma ei teinud endast oleneva, et naerata ja vaata helgemat poolt, ma libiseda negatiivsus, kaebavad ja kritiseerida teisi.

Aga kui ma naeratasin esimese asjana hommikul ja ütlesin endale: “See saab olema suur päev!” siis tavaliselt oli (või vähemalt hea päev).

Veel üks anekdoot.

Ma kasutasin töötada dotcom mis läks pankrotti. Kaks kuud enne oma surma kuulujutud sõidavad ja kõik oli äär, mõtlesin, et kas nad kavatsevad saada makstud (me ei olnud). Aga minu hea oleks tulnud igal hommikul naeratusega tema nägu ja tervitama igaühele rõõmsameelne “Tere.” Õigus kuni viimase päevani.

Hiljem, pärast olime kõik lahkus firma hea, sain teada, et mu ülemus oli tegelikult tabanud palju raskem kui ülejäänud meist. Ta lõpetas saada makstud kuud enne me kõik, ja oli öelnud omanik, et ta ei soovi saada makstud kui näha madalaima pulk töötajatele - kes olid palju rohkem sõltuv oma paychecks - minna ilma. Ta oli muidugi lootsin oleks ettevõte ümber pöörata. Seda ei juhtunud.

Ta sattus kaotada oma maja.

Rääkisin temaga aasta või kaks hiljem. Ta oli kolinud riigi, leiti palju väiksem tasustatud töö ja imestasin poolt. Aga ta oli nii rõõmsameelne kui kunagi varem.

"Miks on mõru ja vihane varem?" ütles ta mulle. "See ei aita olukorda."

Tal oli õigus.

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The Security Council is meeting this morning, 19 January on the Promotion and strengthening of the rule of law in the maintenance of international peace and security.

Resources:

  • Report of the Secretary-General on the rule of law and transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict societies (S/2011/634)
  • UN Rule of Law website
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A Blog, By Luke Morton: PHP 5.4 Alpha out!

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Get it while it’s hot.

So I got back from watching Transformers 3 (pretty awesome) to find a message from the PHP-DEV mailing list:

Hello!

Stas has packed PHP 5.4.0alpha1 which you can find here:

http://downloads.php.net/stas/

Please test it carefully, and report any bugs in the…

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This report, Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalizationprepared under the guidance of Ms Michelle Bachelet and members of the Advisory Group, shows that the extension of social protection, drawing on social protection floors, can play a pivotal role in relieving people of poverty and deprivation. 

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Root theme may not have been online long but that doesn’t mean another version isn’t already in the works. Root-Stack (my naming schedule could be improved) is an alternate version of Root which combines the theme with Stacky.

Click here to try the theme out on the test blog. I recommend you open a photo’s soapbox (click any photo) and then click “View larger”, what happens is not seen in any other UT theme.

It will be introduced after Root succeeds the 1,000 install mark, or if you want it faster like my page.

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UN Pulse from U.N. Dag Hammarskjöld Library: World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012

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The United Nations has launched the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2012. A joint product of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the five regional commissions, WESP provides an overview…

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MARK MCGURL

Frank Conroy  © Bruce Davidson

1. Why do people hate creative writing programs so much?

Well they don’t really, not everyone, or there wouldn’t be so many of them—hundreds. From modest beginnings in Iowa in the 1930’s, MFA programs have spread out across the land, coast to coast, sinking roots in the soil like an improbably invasive species of corn. Now, leaping the oceans, stalks have begun to sprout in countries all around the world, feeding the insatiable desire to be that mythical thing, a writer. Somebody must think they’re worth founding, funding, attending, teaching at.

But partly in reaction to their very numerousness, which runs afoul of traditional ideas about the necessary exclusivity of literary achievement, contempt for writing programs is pervasive, at least among the kind of people who think about them at all. In fact, I would say they are objects of their own Derangement Syndrome. Logically, any large-scale human endeavor will be the scene of a certain amount of mediocrity, and creative writing is no different, but here that mediocrity is taken as a sign of some profounder failure, some horrible and scandalous wrong turn in literary history. Under its spell, a set of otherwise fair questions about creative writing are not so much asked as always-already answered. No, writing cannot be taught. Yes, writing programs are a scam—a kind of Ponzi scheme. Yes, writing programs make all writers sound alike. Yes, they turn writers away from the “real world,” where the real stories are, fastening their gazes to their navels. No, MFA students do not learn anything truly valuable.

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UN Pulse from U.N. Dag Hammarskjöld Library: Security Council Meeting on Situation in Libya

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The Security Council will meet this morning, March 12th,2012, at its 6733rd meeting to discuss the situation in Libya. The Security Council will discuss the Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Support Mission in Libya S/2012/129 and the letter dated 7 March 2012 from the…

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