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Knowledge Lovers (Every Bee's Hive)

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Every professional bee can join this hive to share, get, and appreciate knowledge. This knowledge can relate to any field: from business and management to art, science, culture, geography, philosophy, journalism, medicine, engineering, and any field or discipline. The content that are offensive, related to religions, pornography, and of any unethical nature are not the part of this hive. Knowledge is life and life is knowledge..
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  1. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/12/2016
     ‘Re-Inventing’ Yourself? Got Transferable Skills?
    ‘Re-Inventing’ Yourself? Got Transferable Skills?I recently finished a tedious telephone conversation while making a simple hotel reservation. The reservations clerk at the hotel had a very difficult time understanding my e-mail address. I could not believe how the reservation person was not able...
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  2. ProducerRobert Booker

    Robert Booker

    05/12/2016
    Repentance, Really? Who needs it?
    Repentance, Really? Who needs it?Repentance, what is the real meaning of that word. From this Sunday’s sermon, we find it means to turn. I just wanted to point something out. Repentance is not ceasing from sinful habits. I see many hands go up on that one. So let me add this....
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  3. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    04/12/2016
    Milos Djukic
    Better Science Communication Is Critical, The New Yorker’s Michael Specter Argues | Scope Blog
    scopeblog.stanford.edu As part of Stanford's Bio-X Seminar Series, Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker, spoke to an audience of over 70 researchers and students...
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    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, Milos, for inviting me to read and comment. I agree that science should not be considered a world unto its own and scientists the priests of that world. Instead, scientists should reach out to communicate with an educated, intelligent, but lay audience, the summary elements of their knowledge and findings.

    A fellow academic (and scientist) once told me that if you can't explain your concepts, at least in terms of their basic principles, to such an audience, then you are not clear enough yourself on those concepts.

    This is not, of course, to say that anyone with a couple of books (or access to the internet on a laptop) can do valid scientific research, without serious training and education in a given field. To my mind, those who claim to be self-taught physicists or physicians or behavioral phsychologists are invariable full of bull chips. IMO.
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    Thank you for tagging me @Milos Djukic. This summed it up very well for me: "He argued that scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all. “Every young scientist in this room should be talking to people about what they do, why it matters, and why they should care,” he said, urging researchers to:

    Reach out. Talk to people. And maybe listen to people." Could not AGREE more!! What a difference this can make worldwide. They need to speak in layman's terms to drive the facts home.
    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #8 Anonymous
    Thanks for the tag Milos. Interesting to introduce the idea of "obligation" to make scientific results more accessible: "scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all." I appreciate this approach. 👍
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Without science communication and scientific discoveries, the world would be flat.
    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit
    Canada lived through its post-truth era with the Harper government. Love him or hate him, Justin Trudeau has lifted many restrictions that bound scientific practice in Canada This was how it was back then http://www.academicmatters.ca/2013/05/harpers-attack-on-science-no-science-no-evidence-no-truth-no-democracy/ The next article is Justin Trudeau's response to scientific practice in Canada http://www.nature.com/news/canada-creates-science-minister-post-1.18739 Rather than use words like Post-Truth, the realities of science communication are writ deep when we look at how political leaders relate to science. At the same time grassroots scientific communication does have a role to play in communicating science to a broader cross section, rather than remain in their individual Islands of Excellence.
    Max J. Carter
    04/12/2016 #4 Max J. Carter
    #2 Thank you @Milos Djukic for living that intent and that comes from all of us that will benefit from your work.
    Milos Djukic
    04/12/2016 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thanks @Max J. Carter, That's my intention.
    Max J. Carter
    04/12/2016 #1 Max J. Carter
    From the article.

    "He argued that scientists have the obligation to not only discover new knowledge and challenge our understanding of the world, but also to present “facts” and “truth” in a way that is accessible understandable for all."

    One of the most hope inspiring things I have read.
  4. Adam Crane

    Adam Crane

    05/12/2016
    Can you name compositions from looking at the orchestra score?
    Take quiz here: www.stringquest.com/music-score-quiz
    Adam Crane
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  5. Adam Crane

    Adam Crane

    04/12/2016
    Why is the Frog, called a Frog? What do you think?
    www.stringquest.com/why-frog-called-frog
    Adam Crane
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  6. Adam Crane

    Adam Crane

    01/12/2016
    Meet Dyna and her expert teaching buddies at StringQuest!
    www.stringquest.com
    DYNA the DYNAMICS DIVA
    DYNA the DYNAMICS DIVA DYNA the DYNAMICS DIVA, is one of the scholarly knowledge characters who teach every element of music at StringQuest.com. DYNA is the MUSIC DYNAMICS Expert!...
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  7. ProducerIrene Hackett

    Irene Hackett

    22/10/2016
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST
    SURVIVAL OF THE WEAKEST“Communities which are very strong, very rigid, that do not take into account the weak points of the community, the people who are in difficulty, tend to be communities that do not evolve.” And when they evolve, it's generally by a very strong...
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    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #89 Anonymous
    #88 Yes @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, LePichon touches the core of a truth we may be afraid to admit or not yet ready to accept when he says human beings "are not adults in full possession of their means" and our fragility is at the "heart of humanity". You are right to say our understanding of these truths will help us to understand ourselves and others. I appreciate your feedback and the support in sharing.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/12/2016 #88 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    “Human people are not adults in full possession of their means.” is a powerful statement in a quiet way. "The fragility is the essence of men and women, and it is at the heart of humanity. And once you realize that, you accept your own fragility." is important to heed because once we come to terms with ourselves, we can understand suffering within others and ourselves.
    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #87 Anonymous
    #85 Yes @Sarah Elkins, LePichon is truly an "'exceptional human being". Quite relevant & insightful that you recognize AI as a phenomenon that could make us realize the value in all that it means to be human. I love that insight! Thanks so much for this idea contribution and for your positive feedback.
    Irene Hackett
    02/12/2016 #86 Anonymous
    #84 Yes, Oneness'! Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for your supportive comment.
    Sarah Elkins
    02/12/2016 #85 Sarah Elkins
    Weak. Fragile. Vulnerable. Those words used to be criticism and insults. But now, as we humans start to consider what makes us human in relation to the very real, very near potential of AI, the values in those words are changing. I recognized the name, Le Pichon, from studying plate tectonics with our sons during Earth science classes in school. I had no idea what else made him such an exceptional human being. Thank you, @Irene Hackett, for bringing this story to beBee.
    Cyndi wilkins
    01/12/2016 #84 Cyndi wilkins
    The correlation here between the bones of the Earth and our own human skeletal structure is a beautiful representation of how we are all strengthened by caring for our more vulnerable layers...This is "Oneness" at it's best Irene;-) Absolutely lovely!
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #83 Anonymous
    #81 I thank you dear @Joel Anderson - means a lot coming from you! 😄
    Irene Hackett
    01/12/2016 #82 Anonymous
    #80 Agreed dear @Deb Helfrich - always appreciate your input, thank you 😄
    Joel Anderson
    01/12/2016 #81 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done @Irene Hackett
    Deb Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #80 Deb Helfrich
    A must re-read by @Irene Hackett. We have to keep adjusting our focus to the whole, to the sustainability of communities and the planet as integrated, interdependent ecosystems.
    Irene Hackett
    16/11/2016 #79 Anonymous
    #78 So glad you enjoyed the message @Lisa Vanderburg - thx for stopping by and commenting.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/11/2016 #78 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow. What a beautiful truth, that through weakness, we are strong - I applaud you @Irene Hackett!
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #77 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    I like the nature

    blessing
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #76 Anonymous
    #75 Yes @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - a truth that may be necessary in practice for our positive evolution.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    25/10/2016 #75 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #74 Nature is telling us...through the birds...the bees...the trees...the fractals...the forms...etc...of the interdependence that is essential for both survival and evolution. Any development outside the frameworks of interdependence could only be called one thing - Cancer.
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #74 Anonymous
    #72 As we become aware of our same essential nature, we may also become aware of our interdependence. It may be one and the same concept.
    Irene Hackett
    25/10/2016 #73 Anonymous
    #71 Yes, that is an interesting title, especially for a young adult book! Fear is an important & necessary emotion - it prepares us, strengthens us in confronting danger. Issues can develop when we are imagining danger where there is no real threat before us, but the thought that there is!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/10/2016 #72 Harvey Lloyd
    #67 @Irene Hackett These styled discussions always make me think of musical chairs. Everyone is focused on the music and the empty chair that is closest to them. Our society, through systems, have initiated and nearly perfected, the game of musical chairs. We focus on the media or social alignment, music and our ability to seek success and joy, the chair.

    Neither of these goals are bad, it's the game. I don't play within that circus. I don't require the music or reflection of media to find my peace and joy. I will have to say, a lounge chair and a umbrella drink is required to watch the game from a distance:)

    "Oneness" i don't believe is the same as interdependence. This may be splitting hairs, but interdependence requires me to understand your journey and how we might benefit from each other. Oneness means that i need to not only share the journey but also belief systems. In this you and i can't be one. This journey of oneness is reserved for our spouses. I can share a portion of others journeys and each can benefit for the time.

    Our answer for interdependence is a homogenized viewpoint that i feel is ground zero for some of our cultural issues. We are requesting oneness in our belief systems when this is next to impossible. We have all refined our systems from our perspectives and the journey has showed us wisdom. In this we are each unique, not one. We can all share a portion of a journey over time but we can't all live in a journey that has been homogenized.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/10/2016 #71 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #70 I remember reading Alistair MacLean's fiction through middle school...there was one bestseller called - Fear is the Key...the title kinda stayed with me. Fear can both lock as well as unlock doors. Depending in how we respond to it.
    Irene Hackett
    24/10/2016 #70 Anonymous
    #69 Well said @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Taking that 'stand' is so powerful - it is that fear you mention that disempowers us - it takes courage to face it.
  8. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    01/12/2016
    @Jim Murray Your most recent made me think of a simple graphic I had posted awhile back.. Keep making a difference and thanks for your insights. Joel Anderson
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  9. Zacharias Voulgaris
    Somehow this makes me think of Duran Duran :-) Zacharias Voulgaris
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  10. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    01/12/2016
    Interesting insights:
    Joel Anderson
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics are not Separate Chambers
    www.linkedin.com "I will transfer you to science if you always mix with the faculty members of science," says the dean A faculty member of engineering was stunned to hear this. But incumbent faculty member was...
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  11. Producertony buwawa

    tony buwawa

    01/12/2016
    10 KEYS - PROTECTING YOUR MIND FROM SATAN .
    10 KEYS - PROTECTING YOUR MIND FROM SATAN .LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PROVERB 3:5 (Amp)" Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding."1.Faith - you cannot survive the enemies attacks on your mind...
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  12. ProducerAndrew Goldman

    Andrew Goldman

    30/11/2016
    The Family
    The FamilyHello, friends! Andrew Goldman here. Just as I promised on my latest stream to write a post about the family, here it is. Our world is a magical place. Everything is connected to one another. We are a part of one. But when it comes down to our...
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    Andrew Goldman
    03/12/2016 #14 Andrew Goldman
    Very true, thanks for a great comment, @Irene Hackett#13
    Irene Hackett
    03/12/2016 #13 Anonymous
    You state many strong points such as family being our foundation and taking personal responsibility to lead by example. I agree with these points 100% and I appreciate the encouraging manner in which you have expressed it. I would like to address another point. To the many who were born into a highly dysfunctional and unhealthy environment - I am talking about physically and emotionally abusive environments: It is good to distance yourself from such environments in order to heal and to discover there is another way to live - goodness, harmony & love can be found once our hearts are healed and we are open to receive it.
    Andrew Goldman
    03/12/2016 #12 Andrew Goldman
    Very true, @Lisa Gallagher Thanks for a great comment! #11
    Lisa Gallagher
    03/12/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    Love this buzz @Andrew Goldman. I am reminded by my grown children a lot of the positive impacts I had on their lives and sometimes they remind of the not so positive. We have to be open to hearing the 'not so positives,' in order to continue to grow. It's rare my kids share negative memories and even then, they aren't as bad as I would have envisioned because parents can be very hard on themselves as it is. I love the positive impacts they speak of because it leads to further conversation and how they are choosing to raise their own children now. This stood out, "One person can do a lot." Yes, if one person does something positive it can have a ripple effect.
    Andrew Goldman
    03/12/2016 #10 Andrew Goldman
    Thanks for a great comment, @Ken Boddie! Have an awesome weekend! #9
    Ken Boddie
    02/12/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    Our family members, Andrew, like everyone else, have a range of personalities. If we attempt to understand these differences and acknowledge then with our loved ones, then we'll all be a lot happier. You'll see what I mean in this buzz I published previously, using 'Modern Family' members to illustrate the personality types: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/do-you-know-your-characters
    Andrew Goldman
    01/12/2016 #8 Andrew Goldman
    Great comment, @David B. Grinberg Thank you! I believe that love and respect starts with us. It is hard but possible even for people with no relatives. After all everyone in the world is a relative. #7
    David B. Grinberg
    01/12/2016 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Andrew. You offer many words of wisdom. I think some of the problems in America and elsewhere stem from a breakdown of the so-called nuclear family, particularly in urban areas. I imagine it's gut wrenching for a child to be raised by a single parent, not to mention perhaps never knowing who the other parent is, where they are, or why they left. This replaces love and security with feelings of abandonment, guilt and remorse. Thus, the importance of family structure cannot be overstated IMHO.
    I'm sharing this on three hives. Keep buzzing, my friend!
    Brian McKenzie
    30/11/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    My family was not the rosy Normal Rockwell fantasy. I haven't talked to them in 30 years, I see no reason to change that trend in the next 30 years either. Nor will I continue this lineage - these genes die with me.
    Andrew Goldman
    30/11/2016 #5 Andrew Goldman
    Thank you, Barbara! Have an awesome day! #3
    Andrew Goldman
    30/11/2016 #4 Andrew Goldman
    Thank you, @Aleksey Kharlamov. Have an awesome day! #1
    Bárbara Fernandez Lima
    30/11/2016 #3 Bárbara Fernandez Lima
    Your article is very, very interesting. I believe in our family shapes us to be who we are. And btw, I love this serie modern family :)
    Aleksey Kharlamov
    30/11/2016 #1 Aleksey Kharlamov
    Great post! Thank you!
  13. Adam Crane

    Adam Crane

    01/12/2016
    The R's of Remembering -- Music Memorization
    www.stringquest.com/memory
    Adam Crane
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  14. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    30/11/2016
    Two illusions don't make a fact
    Two illusions don't make a factJoris Plaatstaal made a great comment on one of my recent buzzes titled "Conscious and Subconscious Questions". This comment led me to respond by saying that ""Between freedom and illusion there is a borderline of knowledge." Joris responded by...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    05/12/2016 #80 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #79 Journey just begun...with curiousity...and awe. Glad to be learning from and sharing with fellow travelers far away and far ahead dear Ali ji.
    Ali Anani
    05/12/2016 #79 Ali Anani
    #78 And you have traveled the path wonderfully dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    05/12/2016 #78 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #77 Indeed Sir, so much to learn and discover! There are many before us in every country and place, who have travelled those paths and left behind words of wisdom to help us along the way. We all have our respective literary legacies and scriptures. And any man of letters worth his salt, would first access those before he or she would write his/her own version of Life's interpretation, validated by experiences. Thank you for inspiring thought as always!
    Ali Anani
    05/12/2016 #77 Ali Anani
    #76 Never ever you fall short of my high expectations of you dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I loved your comments and quotes. I need to absorb more thoroughly to digest them. I loved this "The depraved, the foolish, do not surrender unto me; their discrimination is degraded by the illusory energy they betake to the nature of the demoniac". SO much to learn and ponder on.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    05/12/2016 #76 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Dear Ali, Illusion is one of the earliest words I picked up, both in English and my native tongues (Telugu and Hindi). This is solely due to the many tales told us and read, that keep saying that our very life is an illusion caught between the sleeping and waking states :) Knowledge, Freedom, and such things that take up our time and effort can be misleading, especially more so in the present day and age, unless looked at through the microscope of discrimination. And I am still a child toying with my illusions! :) As I write this, I can hear the strains of the Bhagavad Geetha (The Song of the Divine/Lord...a most definitive, holy treatise on life and living for Hindus, a sermon delivered by one of our many God avatars, Lord Krishna, (as the charioteer of Arjuna, his loving devoted warrior disciple, who wants to stop battling right in the middle of a battlefield). It is being played in a mobile van (one of many that are deployed in the city) with the legend Anthim Yatra (Final Journey), used to transport the decorated dead to the burial or cremation grounds. There! It has moved out of range now! I will share a few translated verses from this book just to add to the thread and the thought (no other intention pls)...I quote from it: Those deprived of discrimination by various desires impelled by their particular natures worship the lesser demigods adapting to the applicable rites and rituals. The depraved, the foolish, do not surrender unto me; their discrimination is degraded by the illusory energy they betake to the nature of the demoniac. O Arjuna, at the commencement of universal creation all forms of life are in delusion by the illusions of duality born of desire and aversion, O conqueror of enemies. http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/Gita/verse-07-15.html
    Max J. Carter
    05/12/2016 #75 Max J. Carter
    I tend to follow the teachings of Bruce Lee who taught that we are the only ones that can put limits on ourselves and I often find it is due to fear of having that freedom and what we might do with it..

    Freedom with self discipline provides higher probability of healthy exploration of that freedom. .
    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #74 CityVP Manjit
    #66 Joris Plaatstaal you said "Freedom scares many of them, it involves losing certainties" and in a marketed paradise certainty becomes a euphemism for freedom, and the chief reason freedom scares people is that certainty also creates fear about its potential loss. Where fear is not pervasive certainty can create an oasis of freedom - and these freedoms involve growth in choice.

    Yet the freedom that certainty gives is far different from the freedom that uncertainty gives - unless again fear invades uncertainty. Our learned disposition is that uncertainty is bad because the chief cement of social order is certainty.

    Our marketed paradise uses uncertainty to get us to buy things - so in a typical advertisement we may be temporarily reminded of a pain and it is the product message that brings us back to certainty i.e. in the pathos approach [See Pathos, Logos, Ethos in link] http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1166/PersuasiveTechniques.pdf

    It is our emotional centers that attune freedom with certainty, but it is our prefrontal cortex that can free us from our emotional conditioning to recognize the true freedom in uncertainty. The freedom of uncertainty is freedom from illusion.
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    #66 @Joris Plaatstaal- I am amazed by what you wrote "It is not in my genes to choose for my own freedom. And that is a limiting factor". Yes, it is
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #71 Ali Anani
    #64 I believe if one questions self it means there is no 100% trust and therefore keeps trying and learning. Thank you @Mohammed Sultan
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #70 Ali Anani
    #63 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli- late is better than never my friend. Thank you for your quick response
    Ali Anani
    04/12/2016 #69 Ali Anani
    #62 Remarkable and profound your quote is dear @CityVP Manjit
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #68 Mohammed Sultan
    One of the facts that many nations live with is; when dictatorship is a fact ,revolution becomes a right.this fact proved to be an illusion when a counter revolution becomes a fact.There's also another illusion about the UN platform ;being one organization for one world.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #67 Mohammed Sultan
    #65 Self-confidence is required to differentiate between what works and what doesn't work,between the truth and the illusion and determines your ability to set quantitative and qualitative measures .People believe more in measures rather than insights because measures always provide them with a benchmark on which they can monitor any deviation from the truth.To monitor the deviation from the truth is, at least, as important as knowing the truth , because it will at the end requires a vision,self-awareness and continuous self- monitoring.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    03/12/2016 #66 Joris Plaatstaal
    #59 No I did not. @Ali Anani.

    Their responses and yours give me the courage to think we are not all hopelessly digesting children.

    To be honest, every time I am here I ask myself why. I know the answer. But the temptation of just ignoring society is not easy to resist.

    It is not in my genes to choose for my own freedom. And that is a limiting factor.

    On the other hand, I can not force people to become free. Freedom scares many of them, it involves losing certainties.
    CityVP Manjit
    03/12/2016 #65 CityVP Manjit
    #64 Do we need self-confidence in truth, is there "musts" that we must have or can we observe our own truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? If we cannot, then we need confidence. As the title of this post says "two illusions don't make a fact" but two illusions can create the crutch for confidence. What is the actual nature of confidence if it is built upon a faculty of lying to ourselves? There is proven scope for the attitude of faking it until you make it - so we here know that lying becomes a part of a personal success mantra.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #64 Mohammed Sultan
    #62 Thank you for sharing your insightful link. We sometimes need self-confidence to differentiate between our intellectual capability and others commonsense.To show measures yet stick to others insights.To show imagination yet be logic.While an eye for details is important, we should also have the skills, self-confidence and conceptual abilities to define what's typical and what's not.We must become involved with others yet have the ability and confidence to remain isolated from current of events.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/12/2016 #63 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #57 Dear Dr.Ali, allow me a little time to revert. Have been on work related travel since 24th Nov! Have to catch up on a LOT OF BUZZES...and I can't wait! Thank you for remembering me. Quality time is what I owe you, so I shall not hurry.
    CityVP Manjit
    03/12/2016 #62 CityVP Manjit
    #61 There was something that Jiddu Krishnamurti said that on seeing it, I thought was incredibly profound and pure genius, he said :

    "A confident man is a dead human being"

    from http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/freedom-from-the-known/1968-00-00-jiddu-krishnamurti-freedom-from-the-known-chapter-2

    He is not talking about a lack of confidence but how confidence is a part of the illusion.
    Ali Anani
    03/12/2016 #61 Ali Anani
    #60 This a great comment dear @Mohammed SUltan. I like your borderline definition "The confidence is always a borderline between the outside insights and our ability to use our own understanding and judgments:. Lack of confidence leads to illusion- this is a radical idea and I do appreciate alerting us to this trend. We need to explore ourselves- this is solidly true.
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/12/2016 #60 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear Ali Anani PhD.The illusion is always there,Kant himself quoted "there's no fact ,only interpretations."For some reason a lot of people don't have the confidence in themselves as valid interpreters and always look for outside sources to validate their interpretations.The confidence is always a borderline between the outside insights and our ability to use our own understanding and judgments. How confidence we will feel when we live with the idea that we ourselves could be a good source of information.We need to explore ourselves to establish a set of measures to avoid filling in the trap of others insights.As quoted ;We shall not cease from exploration.And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
  15. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    30/11/2016
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  16. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    The West Antarctic ice shelf is breaking apart from the inside
    grendz.com Last year, a massive 583-square-kilometre (225-square-mile) chunk of the Pine Island Glacier – a vast section of ice that holds the West Antarctic ice sheet together – broke free, heading out into the ocean to eventually melt and raise sea levels...
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  17. ProducerRobert Booker

    Robert Booker

    30/11/2016
    The Trump Residency
    The Trump ResidencyNEO and Engdahl: The Dangerous Deception Called “The Trump Presidency By F. William Engdahl on November 29, 2016 Trump with an orange Earl Scheib 19.95 paint job By F. William Engdahl and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow The...
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    Robert Booker
    04/12/2016 #4 Robert Booker
    #3 Good for you. I protested in my younger days. At 70 I now do it on the media. You are right about Trump. I pray for this country but I am not sure how strong Trump is against prayer. It comes to mind, Anti-Christ: Just saying.
    Francisco Lopez
    01/12/2016 #3 Francisco Lopez
    #2 Yes I did, and risked to be arrested at my age, a thing that will make me proud, as it is for a great cause. Trump didn't come to drain the swamp. He, and his cronies are the swamp. I am sorry for those suckers who voted for him and for us, who will suffer the consequences of their plain stupidity.
    Robert Booker
    30/11/2016 #2 Robert Booker
    #1 You have stated to go to the streets and protest. Do you do that? Have you or anyone you know fought to help get this nation back in the direction it should be going? Look at the staff that Trump is putting into office. Most of them are there in support of Trump's power hungry agenda. I have voiced my opinion of those people and have let my representatives know I am not happy with them at all. I have written to the Republicans that don't support Trump as well as those that do. They, just in case you don't know, can be voted out. We continue to re-elect them to office as sheep continue to go and get sheared. You are right about one thing: Trump came to win. He fooled a lot of people with the talk of making America Great Again. It seems as if no one was really listening to what he was saying. This includes some of the people I know. I am sure of one thing; Trump will not make it for his four year term. His mouth or actions are going to get in impeached for sure. If her does make it the four years, I wonder if the people will be foolish enough to re-elect him.
    Francisco Lopez
    30/11/2016 #1 Francisco Lopez
    The protests and every form of not making life easy for the fascist should be the order of the day for the next four years. Trump may wanted to sound conciliatory, but judging for the people he is putting in key positions, is far from it. No one should get its arms down. Mr Trump come to win, his way, not into a win win scenario. This are dangerous time for the American Democracy. No checks and balances. I wish the electoral college think with their conscience and do not vote for him. Worst, the real enemy is the GOP and its morally repugnant ideology and its support for racism, bigotry, hate-mongering, xenophobia, ignorance, lunacy. It is time NOW to put together an organization capable of putting real progressives (the real patriots) in to office, from the small towns to the states legislatures to governorships to Congress and the Presidency. To raise the enormous money, even if one dollar at a time. Go to the streets and participate in any protests. Let the world know we are not these as the evil people in the GOP leadership are.
  18. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    30/11/2016
    A thought post by Peter Cook -- "New definitions of profit" --
    Wayne Yoshida
    Leadership, Ethics and Rock'n'Roll
    www.linkedin.com I was honoured to be invited to the APCTC (The Association of Professional Coaches, Trainers & Consultants) awards on Saturday night to witness the occasion of my friend and colleague Nadine...
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  19. ProducerAmber Roberts

    Amber Roberts

    22/11/2016
    Can you get a mental illness from searching for a job??
    Can you get a mental illness from searching for a job??Since losing my job almost eight months ago. I like a lot of people have had a difficult time finding work. From all of the job posting boards that I have read the one thing that stands out is how frustrated and scared people are at how long it is...
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    Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    30/11/2016 #9 Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician
    I have a mentall illness already. I don't think you can get it from looking for a job , as its not fair for someone who, like myself have a biological chemical imbalance, but Job hunting can make it worse.
    Michele Williams
    30/11/2016 #8 Michele Williams
    Welcome Amber! Good advice for handling stress. Your advice can also help people with their Holiday stress which can be magnified by the stress of a prolonged job search.

    Tips from Amber Roberts:

    "1. Take time for yourself. - take a walk, listen to your favorite music, etc.
    2. Exercise - get rid of some stress and get in shape too!
    3. Talk to someone .
    4. Start a hobby. " (For example, blogging on beBee! Choose a topic you are passionate about.)
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Amber Roberts, First, welcome to beBee and it's great you produced your first buzz. I bet more people become anxious and/or depressed when they are out of a job and looking for a new one. You mentioned some great ways to tackle daily stressors! The only thing I might add, if someone develops clinical depression which is different that situational depression, well they need to seek help. They can go to their General Practioner, A Psychiatrist or to a Counselor in order to work beyond the clinical stage of depression and become healthier. Otherwise, I'm fairly certain that job hunting and being without a job when a person needs it is anxiety provoking. Great buzz, thanks for sharing!
    Zacharias Voulgaris
    29/11/2016 #6 Zacharias Voulgaris
    Very insightful article. Thank you for sharing!
    I'd like to add one thing that I've found useful, during my unemployment days (or months, rather), namely, creative endeavors. For me this took the form of writing. Other times it was music composition, or some other art form. I think it doesn't matter, as long as it helps you feel creative, productive and perhaps even useful.
    Joel Anderson
    29/11/2016 #5 Joel Anderson
    I am glad I saw your thank you note as I missed this one originally. Great insights that I can use in my mentoring process.
    Deb Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #4 Deb Helfrich
    Nice to meet you, @Amber Roberts. Glad you have joined beBee. It is true that the job seeking process is actually harder work than having a job because there aren't even any water cooler conversations...! And that is an important part of managing stress - being part of a supportive community. There are a lot of great people around here, doing fun and important work, so mingle and recharge a little so that the next stage of your job hunt can be a little less stressful.
    George Touryliov
    22/11/2016 #3 George Touryliov
    Brilliant! Thanks for share.. Write more!!!
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    22/11/2016 #2 Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    I too am out of work at the moment and I enjoyed this very uplifting post. It was realistic, but positive too. I can relate to this more than you know! Sweet-Honey!!!
    Javier beBee
    22/11/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    @Amber Roberts welcome to beBee !
  20. Producertony buwawa

    tony buwawa

    29/11/2016
    10 KEYS - WHAT DO YOU SEE ?
    10 KEYS - WHAT DO YOU SEE ?LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JOHN 8:38  "I speak that which I have seen with my father : and ye do that which ye have seen with your father" 1.If you fail to speak what you see by faith , you will always fail to receive , what the lord has...
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  21. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Researchers discover a totally unexpected behaviour of water inside carbon nanotubes
    grendz.com We all know that, at sea level, water starts to boil at 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit). And in very confined spaces, researchers have long observed that this boiling point can change, usually dropping by several degrees. But now a team...
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  22. ProducerAnurag Harsh

    Anurag Harsh

    28/11/2016
    The Future According to Elon Musk
    The Future According to Elon MuskElon Musk is often labeled a dreamer, the closest we could get to a real-life Tony Stark. He is an innovative and motivational leader that uses his passion for technology to repeatedly deliver breathtaking results. Now, he is coalescing the various...
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    Andrew Goldman
    29/11/2016 #7 Andrew Goldman
    Those who do nothing themselves always doubt others who try. Thank you for a great post, @Anurag
    Claire Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #6 Claire Cardwell
    I love what Elon Musk is doing! The Tau Microgrid is fantastic, I can only hope that this comes in time to stop SA's proposed nuclear power stations. Thanks for a very interesting read Anurag.
    Claire Cardwell
    28/11/2016 #5 Claire Cardwell
    #2 Hi @Lisa Gallagher - perhaps the solution would be more batteries? Or maybe a combination of solar and wind power?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    28/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great article to instill inspiration and learn lessons for successful outcomes.
    vivek vishnu
    28/11/2016 #3 vivek vishnu
    Great stuff.... articulated in simple terms. cheers, Vivek
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/11/2016 #2 Lisa Gallagher
    Excellent article @Anurag Harsh! I was wondering how long they would power w/out sunlight, the video answered my question. I wonder what the solution is for places like where I live, we can go a week without sunlight- full cloud coverage 24/7. I like the idea of green energy, oil companies don't. ;-)
    Paul Walters
    28/11/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    @Anurag Harsh Great article thank you
  23. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    24/08/2016
    How to not waste time on beBee
    How to not waste time on beBeeDeep down, I am a simple person.I work with complex things, in a complex environment.My days are full.I am busy.I am also a raging introvert. I need to take time to process things. To simplify them so I can understand them. (I would make a terrible...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    28/11/2016 #74 Kevin Pashuk
    #73 Thanks Phil for the comment. I'm pretty sure we agree that blather, drivel, and rot only clogs up the works, and we all have the opportunity to keep beBee as a forum for great material. I do agree that a share is better than a banal comment...
    Phil Friedman
    28/11/2016 #73 Phil Friedman
    Good to see this piece resurface, Kevin. It is, to my mind very solid advice.

    I often read that if you don't have something positive to say, don't say anything. But how about if you don't have something substantive or germane to say (because you haven't read the post or are just too busy to draft a serious comment), don't pretend that you have by posting a generic effectively meaningless comment. If you simply want to register support for a writer, why not save us all some time by registering a "relevant" or sharing the piece?

    On LinkedIn, the common wisdom was to comment in order to be seen as active. But that rationale just led to a mass of insipid, generic, and meaningless comments. Why don't we avoid playing those time-wasting games here on beBee. The result will be a less cluttered feed and platform. Cheers!
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/11/2016 #72 Kevin Pashuk
    #69 Thanks Joel.
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/11/2016 #71 Kevin Pashuk
    #68 Thanks Tony for commenting and sharing. I like your comment that we say we are 'busy' when we are not engaged. Thanks for the complement as well.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    28/11/2016 #70 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a worthy repost, Kevin. The way in which we comment needs to be sincere. I feel not all comments need to be wordy but worthwhile. I refer to "nice post" as a drive thru comment, where the author can't determine if their post was read all the way through. We just need to be mindful and respectful of each others work.
    Joel Anderson
    28/11/2016 #69 Joel Anderson
    Well said @Kevin Pashuk
    Tony Rossi
    28/11/2016 #68 Tony Rossi
    #67 I'm glad you did, @Kevin Pashuk - I missed it the first time around! Ironic, though, that the American colloquialism recognizes being "Busy as a Bee"... Busy is what we say when we're not engaged, passionate, and genuinely interested in what we're doing. ergo, I would guess the amount of time you've given to this community does not add to your regular life busy-ness so much as gives you an energizing break from it? The Hives are lucky to have you, sir!
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/11/2016 #67 Kevin Pashuk
    Busy Monday morning... Thought I'd repost this one from August for all the new bees that have joined since then.
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/08/2016 #64 Pamela L. Williams
    I truly understand Kevin. It's a lesson I've have been teaching myself in the last year. Know what's critical and not try to do it all myself. So if I say Nice Post are you going to slay me with words? :-). Instead I'll just say; I truly appreciate the message and the manner in which you presented it. And that is the honest truth!
    Charles David Upchurch
    27/08/2016 #63 Charles David Upchurch
    I enjoyed the conversational style of this post. The bullet points are especially worthwhile questions for us to ask ourselves when commenting.
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    26/08/2016 #62 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #60 Thank-you @Michele Williams exxactly, Ella Fitzgerald said it to me :)
    Lada Prkic
    26/08/2016 #61 Lada Prkic
    #57 Dear @Kevin Pashuk, you do not need to explain. I forgot to put the quotation marks on „drivel and fluff“, which are mentioned in a figurative sense. I laughed at your picturesque comparison. :-) Thanks for your posts that always make me want to comment.
    Michele Williams
    26/08/2016 #60 Michele Williams
    #59 close. It dont mean a thing if it aint got that swing, but sting works. Maybe @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz will make that their next music video. The bebeeGees were great.
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    26/08/2016 #59 Mohammad Azam Khan
    #47 Isn't there a song going if it ain't got that sting it doesn't mean a thing?
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    26/08/2016 #58 Mohammad Azam Khan
    Looking busy doing nothing is one as is death by presentation where nothing gets over by end of years even and updated ones are made.
    Kevin Pashuk
    26/08/2016 #57 Kevin Pashuk
    #56 Thanks for a thoughtful comment @Lada Prkic. There's an old saying that "One person's trash is another person's treasure". While the things I publish and share are of deep interest for me, I don't expect others to share my enthusiasm.

    I should perhaps clarify what I mean by 'drivel and fluff'. These are the posts that really serve no purpose other than consuming time. I would liken them to the publications you find at the checkup counters of your local grocery store (at least here in Canada) that have shocking headlines about celebrities marriages, relationships, etc. These publications are designed to be shocking, or misleading. I find much of what comes across social media right now, or sadly from online news agencies is in such a category.

    If you are impressed about a new way to engineer a bridge and post an article about it, then your passion for that topic is apparent, and while I may not actually read that post, I can see you are contributing to the community. Posting a video showing one more poor guy getting hit in the crotch with a baseball does not add value to the community.

    But in the end, the filters I list above are for MY posts and publications. I need to feel as if I'm contributing the community I belong to.
    Lada Prkic
    26/08/2016 #56 Lada Prkic
    What some people think is worth sharing, others maybe think to be drivel and fluff. When I share something about the new building materials, such as the wooden glass, I think that I contribute to the spread of knowledge -- I learned something new and want to share it. Many such shares delight me and I think they'll delight others and would foster fruitful conversations between people in the field. But others might think that such contents are less valuable than the Producer posts.
    I don’t think that only the Producer buzzes add value to my personal brand, nor are only important to make me a serious contributor. Neither am I prolific in commenting because I always try to write something more than just “nice article”, but the time I spend on social media is limited. I’m not either obsessed with being always active on social media, as you said @Kevin Pashuk. A “less is more” approach should apply to social media, too.
    When I review all my beBee activities through my filters, which by the way are almost the same as yours, there is nothing I’d be ashamed of, or consider to be drivels. But filtered through someone else’s filters the result might look different.
    In the end, all that matters to me is how I feel spending my precious spare time on beBee. And I’m really satisfied. :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #55 Lisa Gallagher
    I had to look up ambivert @Aurorasa Sima, yep I think that's me too!
    am drawn to people, I get energy from social gatherings and am pretty outgoing. (Extrovert)
    It’s draining to be around lots of people. I prefer peace, solitude and quiet time. I usually crave alone time in my free time. (Introvert)
    It depends. (Ambivert)
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/08/2016 #54 Aurorasa Sima
    #53 Oh but we others already had terms to describe you. Lovely, supporting, warm, clever and and and
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #53 Lisa Gallagher
    #52 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima, I just learned a new term.
  24. Adam Crane

    Adam Crane

    28/11/2016
    StringQuest Cyber Monday Sale! -- All Memberships, Half Price!
    www.stringquest.com/holiday-specials
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  25. Adam Crane

    Adam Crane

    28/11/2016
    Did you know that there are only six rhythm notation elements?
    CAL the Rhythm Calculator, shares how they all 'add' up! :)
    Cal's Homepage: http://stringquest.com/rhythm/
    Companion Guide: http://goo.gl/kU5CWe
    CAL the RHYTHM CALCULATOR
    CAL the RHYTHM CALCULATOR CAL the RHYTHM CALCULATOR, is one of the scholarly knowledge characters who teach every element of music at StringQuest.com. Cal is the Rhythm Expert!...
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