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  1. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Conscious and Subconscious Questions
    Conscious and Subconscious QuestionsI say the more we know, the more we should ask questions to discover how little we know. Surprisingly, what we know for sure becomes our handicap. We all know for example, that water is an essential ingredient for our health and vitality. We know...


    David B. Grinberg
    25/11/2016 #37 David B. Grinberg
    I really like this buzz, Ali, as your raise some complex and critically important questions. Former U.S. Defense Secretary once used this quote which I think is applicable: "There are the known knowns, the known unknowns, and the unknown unknowns."
    Or, in other words, we know what we know, we think we know what we don't know, and we don't know what we don't know. I find the latter point most intriguing, as the human ego sometimes tends to border on omniscience until proven otherwise -- and the subconscious mind works in strange ways.
    I'm reminded of the great astronomer of his time Copernicus, who assured us that the Earth was the center of the universe and everything revolved around it. That was taken as scientific fact, but in hindsight looks foolish -- similar to those who warned Columbus that he would sail off the edge of the Earth. Just saying.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    #34 You know how to express your views dear @Mohammed Sultan. I wonder whether it is your conscious or subconscious mind that wrote your sound comment. May be both of them.
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/11/2016 #34 Mohammed Sultan
    #33 Our subconscious mind can see things more clearly but it's questions are always kept for self-suggestions or self-talk .When we dwell on our subconscious questions we may magnify our negative emotion by thinking or talking about our difficulties and this can keep them alive and growing. This may also interpretate why we see things more clearly during our dreams than when we awake.It's the clarity and the power of our subconscious mind.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #33 Ali Anani
    #32 Dear @Mohammed Sultan-your twin example is a perfect analogy. Like twin trees who may face different challenges as one is more exposed to sunlight or water resources in arid areas they grow differently because of the different challenges and experiences they have. Yes, it is a conscious question, but is there also a subconscious question hiding behind? I would say for every conscious question there is a subconscious one.
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/11/2016 #32 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear @ Ali Anani PhD.As our intelligence is developed by our environment and our experience,imagine now we take two identical graduated twins and put them in different environments,one is sent to a university to complete his studies and the other to a mechanic shop where the work is boring ,both will develop different levels of intelligence and may also develop different behavior.So too,identical seeds develop different tree shapes in different soils even if they are very close,they will grow differently according to the amount of minerals their roots are exposed to.It's really a very conscious question!
    Max Carter
    25/11/2016 #31 Max Carter
    #30 One can only be the example with one who can share the load and build from the other end. It takes two at least to build that bridge.

    Or to say @Ali Anani it takes one to know one.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #30 Ali Anani
    #29 We need to keep our authenticity @Max Carter. Like no tree trees are similar, no two humans are similar. It is these differences that help us to build bridges of communication, learning and evolving and you are a great example of a bridge-builder.
    Max Carter
    25/11/2016 #29 Max Carter
    #26 @John White, MBA every human being is a model and we have the choice in creating the role for our lives as to who we allow to influence the role model we become to anyone we interact with.

    @Ali Anani while you and I share similar traits and the human you are is appreciated throughout our continued dialog, you be you and I will be me, however I do agree with John that you do model the role you take into life well and patience and seeking wisdom that allows you to investigate and grow.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #28 Ali Anani
    #26 6 I f am full of gratitude to both of you dears @John White, MBA, MBA and @Max Carter. I pay you the Max(imum) gratefulness for having such "White" hearts
    John White, MBA
    25/11/2016 #26 John White, MBA
    @Max Carter: The thing I love about @Ali Anani is he has such beautiful words. He has humbled me in the past with his kindness too. His warmness makes everyone feel smart, special and appreciated. He is a model human being for sure!
    Max Carter
    25/11/2016 #25 Max Carter
    #24 @Ali Anani, you humble me. Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #24 Ali Anani
    #21 @Max Carter- you wrote "I do what I do so that maybe they can avoid some of the pitfalls and traps that left me stuck longer than I needed to be". You are a noble man.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #23 Ali Anani
    #20 @Phil Friedman- when people have better sources for water they may still prefer to go for lesser quality water such as spring water because of the convenience of buying it in bottles which they may carry around. I was just trying to explain that RO water may have minerals post to its treatment.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #22 Ali Anani
    #19 @Deb Helfrich. First, I wish to thank you for urging me to write this buzz and share my experience. I am glad I did because the buzz brought in such a wise comment from you. Yes, the divorce of our conscious and subconscious minds lead to "I think that the division between conscious thoughts and subconscious processes is THE single biggest reason that so many of us experience disconnects and live lives that are causing us harm". Yes, we tend to build build trends such as forgetting to drink water disturbs the hydration signal. I love the way you extended your thoughts to emotions. These aren't different than drinking water and when we stop listening to our emotional signals we become accustomed to that. Obviously, this topic is of great interest to you.
    Max Carter
    25/11/2016 #21 Max Carter
    #18 @Ali Anani the process was brutal and during it I went through more than one psychotic episode and developed a God complex during the process. It is a dangerous undertaking even with someone who has gone through it to guide you through it to minimize the creation of a god complex and psychotic episodes.

    The people I guide through this process also have the benefit of the reiki system I use to keep them stabilized throughout the process that is how I use my empathic skills integrated with the reiki to stabilize several clients a time regardless of where they are in the world.

    At the same time I keep the chakra system activated and clear to assist in rapid moves forward by releasing emotional blocks and limiting views that allow for conscious level awareness to expand and one vibration to raise. These understandings and realizations are often powerful and life changing. If one does not have a guide one will make some rash decisions that can have an impact on life that one might not wish to experience.

    It's because of the unhealthy things I experienced during my lesson learning that I do what I do so that maybe they can avoid some of the pitfalls and traps that left me stuck longer than I needed to be. I didn't have a me to guide me through it or understand what I was experiencing.
    Phil Friedman
    25/11/2016 #20 Phil Friedman
    #14 Ali, I understand what happens in Kuwait and other nations in the area who depend on reverse-osmosis for the majority of their drinking water. However, it many other parts of the world -- including Oregon, where Jean Serio appears to live -- RO is used for purification in preference to filtration and sold in bottled form as well in competition with spring or well water. And it is, to my mind, advisable for people who might consider it as their main source of drinking water to familiarize themselves with the issues and with the Wolrd Health Organization report of 2007. I was simply responding to Jean's reference to RO water in the context. Cheers!
    Deb Helfrich
    25/11/2016 #19 Deb Helfrich
    I think that the division between conscious thoughts and subconscious processes is THE single biggest reason that so many of us experience disconnects and live lives that are causing us harm. There are many, many layers to this, but in the case of drinking enough water, our body - which is synonymous with our unconscious brain - does have a well-calibrated hydration regulation signal, but over time, as we become accustomed to the rigors of a work day, for example, which socializes us to have few bathroom breaks, we just simply stop noticing that we aren't staying hydrated. Pleasing our boss, or not having our fellow workers complain, means more than staying hydrated. Our bodies adapt - and the trend goes only one way until we either receive a very salient message from our bodies or we become ill enough to seek medical attention.

    Same thing happens with emotions, we are socialized out of them, start believing that something is wrong in attending to them, and then we neglect the messages of our bodies because blending in is more salient to our conscious thoughts - next thing we know we have neglected our body's messages all the way to a state of dis-ease.

    Getting back into our bodies, which allows us to access the processing power of our unconscious mind, is one of the single best things we can do to bring more equilibrium into our lives. Water, breathing, sleep. If we pay attention to our own optimal functioning in these 3 areas, we can achieve a lot in regards to our health. And with health on our side, we can better operate in the complex world that surrounds us. Getting back to first things first is crucial.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #18 Ali Anani
    #17 No question you have the experience @Max Carter. Your posts reflect on your experience. I loved your saying that you built yourself from scratch.
    Max Carter
    25/11/2016 #17 Max Carter
    #16 Thank You @Ali Anani. I spent several years in the egoless state subconscious present examining my own inner workings as I rebuilt the idea of who I am that is the ego expression of self. My understanding comes from destroying the idea of who I am and rebuilding it from scratch.

    Experience will always be the greatest teacher.
    Ali Anani
    25/11/2016 #16 Ali Anani
    #15 @Max Carter- I enjoyed reading this " Based on desires and what we say we want the subconscious will at times do things behind our backs in front of our faces to move us closer to the goal we set and leaves us at the conscious level asking why we just did that?"
    I find that because the subconscious mind is very interesting topic because takes us into paths that we have not planned for. It is its ambiguity that drives me to find more about it. Surely, in view of your writings, you are much more experienced than I in this field. I appreciate what you do.
  2. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    BORN FREE: WILLIAM JAMES AND THE FIRST AMERICAN ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM“PSYCHOLOGY...THAT NASTY LITTLE SCIENCE” --William James The intention of this post is pretty straightforward: To explore the philosophical position that the essence of being human is the faculty of freewill rather than strictly a...


    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #19 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli good 'un! 🎯
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/10/2016 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #16 yup sirrah! :) and you are our man on steroids :)
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #17 Gerald Hecht
    @Don Kerr Thank you so very much for sharing; honored.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli yeah; and asteroids --even whilst the Pranayama goeth well...
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/10/2016 #15 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great biologue of a Psychologist who became a Philosopher dear Gerry! I was wondering if a cockroach would really care about evolution and survival of the fittest if a nuclear holocaust were to end everything else except it ;) ... Even the choice of not believing or believing in suicide or survival is an exercise of freewill don't you think? A senior once told me this about fate and freewill. How far you go in life is determined/enabled by fate (a circumstantial vortex formed by the convergence of factors like where you are born, what will be your support system, who you would meet and interact with and so on in that typical environment); but how fast you go is up to you and your freewill. You can crawl there or just charter a chopper to get there quicker ;) Once you get there a new circumstantial vortex awaits...maybe a new life too! Another elder told me something about our breath. We have a specific number of breaths in our bank. Spend (breathe) slow and you live longer. Exert (breathe faster) and you live shorter. Any exercise that increases you breaths per minute is actually shortening your life span. Ponder about a tortoise and a hare. Not in terms of speed as we know it in terms of motion , but speed of breathing and respective lifespans. Ahh the science of Pranayama!
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #10 @Don Kerr strictly comedy from now on...send in the --wait...I'll get back to you
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #13 Gerald Hecht
    #9 @Don Kerr I think I may have forgotten to add the romance stuff...oh, and also the comedy thingies --my bad
    maria pilar pich pou
    04/10/2016 #12 maria pilar pich pou
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Graham Edwards getting the balance between the romance and the comedy is tricky...lol
    Don Kerr
    04/10/2016 #10 Don Kerr
    @Gerald Hecht strikes at my cerebral cortex AGAIN!
    Don Kerr
    04/10/2016 #9 Don Kerr
    Imma get me my dictionary and have a reread of this. Might include a little potato water while I do so. You never fail to intrigue me @Gerald Hecht and oh, yeah, confuse the f&*k out of me.
    Graham Edwards
    04/10/2016 #8 Graham Edwards
    Nice bit of light entertainment @Gerald Hecht... I will admit I was expecting a little more "romance" but I quite liked it. : ) And since I have free will I choose to see it this way
    Randy Keho
    29/09/2016 #7 Randy Keho
    Ah, synthetic philosophy. Hasn't that been the Republican platform?
    mohammed khalaf
    29/09/2016 #6 mohammed khalaf
    that is good destination but at first must we have free will because without free will we are not human beings
    Gerald Hecht
    28/09/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    Thanks for sharing! I didn't get a chance yesterday to check in (sorry)...I didn't know if anyone read it or not.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/09/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Gert Scholtz its a condunrum....there were radical behaviorists I've known who have said that the best way to "tune" a nervous system is to give a perception that it has freewill...I wanted to through behaviorism to show how psychology "lost its freewill" and then end it with TOLMAN...but not take the cognitive thingie any further. The more of Tolman's stuff I read...blocking a maze to show that even rats are making maps...and the Crespi, Tollman latent learning stuff...that grey area before cognitive gets its computer metaphor stuff...I think that's where things get interesting... a behaviorist finds things that contradict determinism and the dedicates a book to the "Norwegian Rat"
    Gerald Hecht
    28/09/2016 #3 Gerald Hecht
    #2 @David B. Grinberg Wow; I didn't even get a chance yesterday to see if anybody read it!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/09/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for this interesting, insightful and enjoyable read @Gerald Hecht. I recall studying William James in college for a PSYCH 101 class, so this post brings back some fond memories for me of those college days. James was certainly a giant in the field of psychology. You provide excellent historical and educational context about his life and work. How's that for "stream of consciousness" writing...
    Gert Scholtz
    27/09/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Gerald Hecht Thank you for a very enlightening article Gerald. For William James to will himself from where he was to one the most eminent psychologists does say something profound. You may know that there are neuro-scientists such as Sam Harris who argue against the notion of free will. As for myself I can only say (I think) my will is free but my won't may not be :). Cheers.
  3. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    'Half a century after Russell, the great humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm examined the deceptive dream we had been sold in a short treatise he titled To Have or To Be?, which later became the indispensable The Art of Being. Another generation later, Kurt Vonnegut crystallized the crux of our predicament in his poetic tribute to Joseph Heller, in which he distilled the secret of happiness into “the knowledge that [you’ve] got enough” — a knowledge that seems to only grow exponentially more elusive as our civilizational clock continues ticking.'
    Joanna Hofman
    The New Better Off: Courtney Martin on Reimagining Our Ethos of Success and Reclaiming Our Sense of “Enough”
    www.brainpickings.org “That’s the thing about success… it’s only satisfying if it’s defined by you and influenced most deeply by the people you love and...
  4. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    cc. @Gerald HechtMilos Djukic


    Gerald Hecht
    17/09/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    #5 @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 nah...you are completely 😎; as is; so don't bee second guessing yourself;
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    Haha. #2 #1 My first "real job" boss was a sociology major. I like his definition of what it is. He said, "Sociology is the science of studying the obvious."

    Turns out this was the reason he hired me. I have that major. He said he always wondered what people would do with a sociology major . . . . That is another story.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/09/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic okay, read it; the closest I can come to defining it; is to think of it as "the inverse" of Sociology, i.e., whereas Sociology is the study of group behavior (with a group ranging in scale from a college fraternity all the way up to a common national/cultural/Religious [Philosophical] identity. In other words Sociologists look at the entire group); its perceived identity, as defined by its values, customs, ideology, dietary guidelines, holy days, recognition of the newly born, newly married, newly dead, etc. Social Psychologists, on the other hand, are still Psychologists, and so by definition, primary study the individual, and how they synthesize attention to stimuli (sensation) with prior experience (perception) to generate adaptive patterns of cognition and behavior. Social Psychologists focus specifically on the limits (parameters) of an individual's abilities to do this when they are removed from their native group, and have essentially become a member of a group other than that which formed the social context in which they originally developed their psychological patterns. It seems pretty cool! Do you have any recommendations for a "second course text" for further study?
    Gerald Hecht
    14/09/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic Thanks; what is "Social Psychology"? I guess I should get the book and find out
  5. ProducerDavid Navarro López
    Bubbles of creativity reloaded. (or what relation could they have with energy)
    Bubbles of creativity reloaded. (or what relation could they have with energy)The following post comes out from the provoking post of Ali https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/bubbles-of-creativity#c20 And the challenging comments of (in order of appearance) @namita sinha @Aaron Skogen @Sara Jacobovici, @Irene...


    debasish majumder
    13/09/2016 #26 debasish majumder
    Great insight! stunning post indeed! enjoyed read. Thank you very much @David Navarro López for sharing such lovely post.
    Fatima Williams
    13/09/2016 #25 Fatima Williams
    #24 Ahhh Vacation I've been missing his contributions here Thanks @Ali Anani
    Ali Anani
    13/09/2016 #24 Ali Anani
    #21 Great buzz with a great dedication to my favourite rainbow bubble @Ali Anani. WEll, i am bubbling with pride dear @Fatima Williams. Great dear @Anees Zaidi is on vacation; otherwise he would feel jealous. Thank you dear Fatima.
    Fatima Williams
    12/09/2016 #23 Fatima Williams
    Btw you gave me some physics lessons
    Kinetic Energy=1/2mv2
    that I had long forgotten and many of which I have started recollecting again ever since meeting my favorite science bees here on beBee like @Milos Djukic and many more 😊😊 Thanks again
    Fatima Williams
    12/09/2016 #21 Fatima Williams
    Wow You one big bubble of joy and humbleness @David Navarro López. Did you know that beBee is the only place where I smile when I read something ! It's like when I read my favourite book. BeBee's like you here write straight from the heart and speak right to the soul and have the power to trigger a big bubble of rememberance for the rest of our lives
    Because bubbles may come go or stay but the ones we can touch, feel and see are the ones that stay as memory bubble flowing carefreely forever in our minds ✋✋✋✋ Great buzz with a great dedication to my favourite rainbow bubble @Ali Anani 🤗🤗🤗
    David Navarro López
    10/09/2016 #20 Anonymous
    Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for sharing. Again, you are faster. I wanted to ask you to do it, as i can not do it myself (already shared in 3 hives)
    David Navarro López
    10/09/2016 #19 Anonymous
    #18 Just created the hive. https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey
    I am thinking on the description of it, and would like to hear your suggestions, @Ali Anani, @Irene Hackett, @Sara Jacobovici @namita sinha @Aaron Skogen @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão .Of course, it is obvious to say we would be more than honoured if you would join it and share there any post concerning to the bubbling effect emerged from the Big Man.
    Please post you suggestions here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/bubbling-honey-hive-description
    Ali Anani
    10/09/2016 #18 Ali Anani
    #17 Please go ahead with all my support dear @David Navarro López
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #17 Anonymous
    #15 Dear @Ali Anani , then if you decline, I am more than happy to create the hive. Will be also very honored if @Sara Jacobovici would help me in this matter. (is my first hive). I think we are to have lots of fun sharing bubble/ideas.
    Will go through it on the weekend and hope to have it in motion for next week.
    Irene Hackett
    09/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    @David Navarro López thank you so much for tagging me in this most wonderful buzz! Immense again, are your ideas! But even more immense is the love I see for our dear friend @Ali Anani. May I make it known that you and I have something in common dear friend, which is our great affinity for this wonderful man who is giving us more than he can imagine with his poetic verse and loving support of our participating in his thought process! My favorite line in this grand post dear @David Navarro López is "But no doubt about it, one day a small mass with high speed “bubble” will appear, and its kinetic energy will put in motion a bigger potential mass of ideas which were “latent” ever since". No doubt it is dear @Ali Anani that is our 'kinetic energy'! Lastly, may I say also that it is a joy to watch your ideas grow and blossom in expression here on beBee dear @David Navarro López - Be Blessed!
    Ali Anani
    09/09/2016 #15 Ali Anani
    #14 My dear friend @David Navarro López- I shall be so happy to assist as I did with quite few hives. I know I am lousy in administration and therefore refrain from this kind of work. I shall be very supportive if you do. If not, I nominate @Sara Jacobovici View more
    #14 My dear friend @David Navarro López- I shall be so happy to assist as I did with quite few hives. I know I am lousy in administration and therefore refrain from this kind of work. I shall be very supportive if you do. If not, I nominate @Sara Jacobovici because she is interested in the topic and well-experienced in establishing and managing hives. I appreciate your trust, but I don't want to lessen it my friend. Close
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #13 i believe you should be the one to do it as it was your original bubble/idea
    Ali Anani
    09/09/2016 #13 Ali Anani
    #12 Great idea and I shall join as soon as you establish the hive my friend David @David Navarro López
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #12 Anonymous
    #11 we are all boiling at bubbling. Since yesterday a big bubble is trying to get to my minds surface. I believe that the bubble phenomena caused by Ali deserves its own hive on which we could go on posting the different branches taht are appearing in the surroundinggs of the bubble matter. What do you think about?
    Ali Anani
    09/09/2016 #11 Ali Anani
    One idea that would be interesting to consider David @David Navarro López is the collision of bubbles. SOmetimes, they join and other times they crash. How about also their collision elasticity? How could we join bubbles to benefit from them?
    Ali Anani
    09/09/2016 #10 Ali Anani
    I live a new paradox that I doubt I have ever lived before. My friends I feel inflated like a bubble with your great appreciation and praise. I am writing about bubbles and yet feel unable to write about my own bubble. Dear @David Navarro López- as I have just responded to one of your comments on my last buzz in which one word of three letters (key) has opened my mind to a new thinking about trees in so many different directions such as in storytelling. Your kindness, genuine friendship and sharp mind alerted me to ideas that were in front of my eyes and yet were blurred. I now believe LOVE is to influence others without intending to. Believe me I failed few times to respond or comment because I couldn't match and still unable to reach your level of appreciation for others.
    With LOVE I say thank you dears @David Navarro López, @Sara Jacobovici, @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão and @Aaron Skogen.
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    #4 Each human being has the capacity to produce constructive and destructive bubbles. I have never seen @Ali Anani showing a negative one, or a bad response, and I swear to God that with some comments of "undesirable commenters" done to Ali's posts I would have reacted badly.
    But he never did. Furthermore, he answered in the most polite way trying to find an "honorable" way out for the "bully". A great lesson.
    To your words "How we can mange to minimize the destructive ones and support the constructive ones are age old dilemmas." I am responding at Ali's post, as the present post is just an extension of the original one.
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #8 Anonymous
    #5 Now you can see that our recent mutual comments are as well a collateral effect of the bubbles of @Ali Anani
    David Navarro López
    09/09/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #3 Exactly, @Aaron Skogen the continuous flow of positive bubbles of @Ali Anani can make chain reactions, as we can see
    David Navarro López
    08/09/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #2 Dear Ali, this posts responds to your challenging sentences at your post. Well, maybe some more things, but you only got what you deserve, and I am sure that the people of the audience who got to know you are completely in agreement.
  6. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Bubbles of Creativity
    Bubbles of CreativityThe exchange of comments with @Sara Jacobovici on my last post is the force behind writing this buzz. I wrote in response to one of Sara's comments "What we think is a silent bubble is in fact a bubble waiting for agitation". Sara found this...


    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    26/09/2016 #68 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    While you were telling us a wonderful story about bubbles, @Ali Anani, my mind ran to bubble gum bubbles. While everyone from northern Europeans 9000 years ago, to the Mayans and American Indians, chewing gum in it’s various forms and for a variety of reasons including to relieve hunger and medicinal purposes, the invention of bubble gum is credited to Walter E. Diemer, in 1928. Diemer worked for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia. Although it has primarily been a product for children, over the past decades adults have taken to chewing it; also for a variety of reasons. There are actually companies which encourage employees to chew gum as a relaxation method. And blowing bodacious bubbles has become a great way to stimulate the creative juices in adults.
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #67 Ali Anani
    ALl I can say is that you moved my heart with your comment dear @Mohammed Sultan.
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/09/2016 #66 Mohammed Sultan
    #64 Dear Ali Anani,PhD.Thanks for sharing your SMART link.Cosmetics and perfumes industry is the business of fantasy.They are communicating feeling of what beauty is like ,and if you identify with that feeling your heart is moved to identify with the advertised brand.In marketing a new perfume, they sell the romance,dream,and mystery associated with the brand.The scent of the product is not as significant as the brand name ,since it's chosen only after the boxes and bottles,that move hearts and dollars, have been designed.
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #65 Ali Anani
    #63 Yes, I agree with you David @David Navarro López
    Ali Anani
    25/09/2016 #64 Ali Anani
    #62 People don't buy cosmetics as they buy beauty. People want to be emotionally moved to buy. So, I am in full agreement with your comment Mohammed @Mohammed Sultan. I wrote a presentation on "Move hearts to move hands in pockets", which is aligned with your smashing comment.
    David Navarro López
    24/09/2016 #63 Anonymous
    #62 The latest trend for advertising is trying to adapt to the new scenario, what the audience would motivate the most. Features of products are not interesting anymore, as they can be checked in your mobile phone immediately. Big companies try to make the audience feeling great if they purchase the product.
    Mohammed Sultan
    24/09/2016 #62 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear@Ali Anani ,PhD.Bubbles are always restricted to everybody's creative domain which is different among people and organizations.When your thoughts are stretched to go beyond norms,you often invent new ways of doing things or communicating with others.Let me talk about our creative advertising bubbles ;there's an almost total obsession with images and feelings and total lack of solid positioning platform.We almost watch Ads for cars that have nothing to do with cars ,for fragrance that scarcely mention anything about fragrance.Products are not identified by the main positioning platform or by the main course of thoughts or by what the products provide ,but instead by the bubbles of the copywriter's creative thinking which go beyond others creative domains.The bubbles of some creative companies extend beyond their creative org domain to latest societal issues or concepts and differentiate them from others.
    Ali Anani
    13/09/2016 #61 Ali Anani
    #60 On my way to read it with anticipation david @David Navarro López
    David Navarro López
    13/09/2016 #60 Anonymous
    #37 Just published a post concerning to sticky ideas. Hope you like it, and your comments to further thinking are most welcome
    Fatima Williams
    10/09/2016 #59 Fatima Williams
    #58 Thank you @David Navarro López for being so kind. That's great that we share the same thoughts ! sorry Haven't been upto date with all your buzzes but I shall catch up soon ☺☺☺I am heading over to the bubbling honey hive right now with my hot & sout soup 😉😉 ! Btw I love to read what you think about the wind and bubbles, so don't wait go ahead bring it on 🤗🤗👍👍
    David Navarro López
    10/09/2016 #58 Anonymous
    #52 @Fatima Williams I find very interesting the concept you are putting on the table, about the wind and the bubbles. Why don't you develop it and post it in the hive? It is something I have been thinking about too. Nice synchronicity, don't you think?
    David Navarro López
    10/09/2016 #57 Anonymous
    #56 This is exactly the idea, dear Ali, in order not to "lose" any comment related to the "bubbling honey effect" in the middle of the countless posts and have them all in one place. @Fatima Williams View more
    #56 This is exactly the idea, dear Ali, in order not to "lose" any comment related to the "bubbling honey effect" in the middle of the countless posts and have them all in one place. @Fatima Williams would be a very appreciated member if she wants to apply. By sharing the present post, her comment is already at the hive, ready to be read for any bee who is interested in the issue. Close
    Ali Anani
    10/09/2016 #56 Ali Anani
    #48 Dea @David Navarro López- the comment of dear @Fatima Williams is a great one to consider on establishing the bubbling honey hive. It is a deep and worthy comment
    David Navarro López
    10/09/2016 #55 Anonymous
    #54 Dear @Fatima Williams have a look here https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey and post there after having you capuccino
    Fatima Williams
    10/09/2016 #54 Fatima Williams
    #53 That is fantastic 🤗🤗🤗 I can't wait to read.My mind is also blowing in different directions I need a cup of cappuccino as I reread this buzz and it's comments. It's holidays in Dubai so I'll just start with coffee and beBee ☺☺☺☺
    Ali Anani
    10/09/2016 #53 Ali Anani
    #52 Dear @Fatima Williams- as I am writing this comment my mind is blowing in different directions. Trees carry out our:
    • life prints,
    • our stories,
    • our phobia,
    • our storytelling structure,
    • our fractal trees planted in our bodies such as artilleries,
    • our conflict with antagonists and how to deal with them,
    • our growth over time,
    • our life trees, their timeline from dwarf trees to great heights exposed to the wind (with or against), and the
    • Challenges trees face and many more analogies.
    Your comment prompts me to start writing a series of buzzes on trees and what we can learn from them. A new journey starts.
    Fatima Williams
    10/09/2016 #52 Fatima Williams
    #50 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima & @Ali Anani the conditions for this bubble to rise is still not favorable but I am gonna be around more often trying to blow along with the wind instead of against it :) Wow this is interesting too ! (Along and against the wind ) .
    Also I was very interested in Mr Anani's last buzz the tunneling effect , it got me thinking alot.
    Ali Anani
    10/09/2016 #51 Ali Anani
    I agree fully with you @Aurorasa Sima and that @Fatima Williams feed our minds with her deep thinking
    Aurorasa Sima
    10/09/2016 #50 Aurorasa Sima
    #49 I feel the same about @Fatima Williams. Wish I would read her more often.
    Ali Anani
    10/09/2016 #49 Ali Anani
    #48 Dear @Fatima Williams- the more I read your comments, the more I "read" you and admire your mind. This quote from your comment explains exactly what I mean and it is brilliantly written with adorable colors "In our life we need to take some time to see the colors in these bubbles and ensure that we blow them in conditions which are suitable for them to survive". Yes, this is to make bubbles that aren't.
  7. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Surely, You Jest
    Surely, You JestWHEN SCIENTISTS DO PHILOSOPHY...Preface:  Be warned. This piece borders on being a typical academic rant, and deals with a somewhat esoteric subject. But that does not mean it is obscure. For it is not. I believe strongly that it can be followed by...


    Randy Keho
    02/09/2016 #135 Randy Keho
    #128 The language may have been a bit more colorful. @Phil Friedman. And, the event would been
    followed by a Chianti and Ragu dinner.
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #134 Anonymous
    #133 I tend to agree with you @Phil Friedman, as many times before. Critical discussions and studies are not too popular in social media and networks, but as you know for me they are a great source of knowledge. Luckily, I am not the only one. You have the right to criticize. Disagreement is also our willingness to accept further challenges and any other scientific claims that are against common sense. What everyone feels like pleasure is the flat earth without roughess. Our brain is not a flat plate, it is primarily an enigmatic fact for us. Best Regards, Mlos
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #133 Phil Friedman
    #131 Thanks, @John White, MBA. That means, @Milos Djukic, that Dr. Kurilla (the main foil for my post) could follow the link I sent to him at both Amercian Scientist and at his personal blog page, read my post, and decide if it were worth his while to spend a few minutes to sign up and answer. I think that takes care of academic and literary integrity, don't you? Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #132 Anonymous
    #131 Great info @John White, MBA. Seems fair to me. Thank you.
    John White, MBA
    01/09/2016 #131 John White, MBA
    #114 @Milos Djukic: People that are not yet beBee members can read articles on Producer. However, in order to mark it relevant or comment they must sign up.
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #130 Anonymous
    #122 @Jim Murray, Yes I am an arrogant fractal troll :) Any further comments/compliments/complaints?
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #128 Phil Friedman
    #127 @Charles David Upchurch - As we used to say in Chicago, if the cement shoes fit, wear them. :-) (Didn't we say that, Randy @Randy Keho?)
    Jim Murray
    01/09/2016 #122 Jim Murray
    Couldn't help but notice that one of your readers referred to himself as a troll. Just wondering if it's a smart move to admit that one is a troll. I mean, isn't that something that other people are supposed to call you? It's like 'genius'. It's OK for other people to call you one, but the height of arrogance to refer to yourself that way.
    Charles David Upchurch
    01/09/2016 #120 Charles David Upchurch
    #118 Glad it was helpful feedback. That was always my intention.
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #118 Phil Friedman
    #104 For the record, Charles David Upchurch, I made the typographical corrections that you brought to my attention. Thank you for bringing those to my attention. BTW, the quote from Dr. Kurilla's article was duplicated intentionally, so you can rest easy on that one. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #117 Anonymous
    #115 I am very interested about his interpretations.
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #116 Anonymous
    #115 Yes, I agree with you @Phil Friedman, but I am not sure about the direct link. @Federico Álvarez San Martín any thoughts?
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #115 Phil Friedman
    #114 Well, @Milos Djukic, in order to leave a note or comment for Dr. Kurilla on his blog page, I had to give him my name, email address, website address. And I think it would easy enough for him to sign up to beBee, if the matter is of sufficient concern to him, would you not say? Actually, I believe that with the direct link to my post, he can read it as a guest. ??@Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #114 Anonymous
    #112 @Phil Friedman, The question is whether he can read this article, since he is not one of the beBee users. cc. @Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #113 Anonymous
    You are welcome @Phil Friedman. This is exactly my idea. It is right and fair. He must be informed. Thanks again, my intentions are strictly honorable.
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #112 Phil Friedman
    #111 @Milos Djukic, further to your wholly justifiable concern, I also went to the posting of Dr. Kurilla's article on his personal blog, and posted a link to my piece in the comments thread there. I did not post the text of my post. It is now up to Dr. Kurilla whether he chooses to respond here or not. Thank you for keeping us all intellectually and academically honest. Cheers!
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #111 Anonymous
    #109 @Phil Friedman, Very good. Thank you.
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #109 Phil Friedman
    #108 It is also important, @Milos Djukic, to note, as I mentioned in my Afterword, that I sent a link to this post to Dr. Kurilla in care of American Scientist, so that he would be made aware of it. Thank you for making the point about how important it is to give someone the opportunity to respond when one publishes an article critical of something that person has published.
    Milos Djukic
    01/09/2016 #108 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman, It is very important to note that Brian Kurilla is not in a position to be able to answer and to take a part in this critical discussion about his article. He is available on Twitter (@briankurilla) and his blog (http://www.geekpsychologist.com/)
    Phil Friedman
    01/09/2016 #107 Phil Friedman
    @Jim Murray, you should take note of Charles David Upchurch's comment below.
  8. Shaun Dares

    Shaun Dares

    I wonder if anyone might be able to comment on how the Social Sciences are seen or perceived in todays society? Is the reason and logic that come with studying History, Sociology, Geography ..etc valued in 2016?
    Shaun Dares
    Sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  9. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    The economy is growing slowly even as the labor market remains strong. It’s an unusual situation that could continue.
    Joanna Hofman
    The Divide Between GDP and Jobs
    www.wsj.com The economy is growing slowly even as the labor market remains strong. It’s an unusual situation that could...
  10. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman
    Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends
    www.businessinsider.co.id It's called the "savanna theory of...
  11. Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman

    Joanna Hofman
    The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illness
    www.brainpickings.org The science behind the “tortured genius” myth and what it reveals about how the creative mind actually...


    Joanna Hofman
    03/07/2016 #3 Joanna Hofman
    #2 Robert, thank you for your comment. I worked as a volunteer with schizophrenic people during my university time. Unfortunately not very often I met creativity ... only 3 for 100 were creative people ...
    Robert Bacal
    02/07/2016 #2 Robert Bacal
    Thanks for sharing this, @Milos Djukic and Joanna Hoffman. This is actually quite a good article, although, I have to say that I honestly doubt that anyone who has worked clinically with schizophrenics would have realized that it doesn't really go along with creativity at all. That there's more mood disorders isn't surprising either. I skimmed the article, but one thing I would suggest is that it may be that the link is not from creativity and mood disorders isn't the important thing. It's the LIFESTYLES of creative people, writers, performers, musicians, etc, that strongly predisposes people to mood disorders.
    Bill Stankiewicz
    25/06/2016 #1 Bill Stankiewicz
    Nice post @Joanna Hofman here, I have known some folks here with mental illness from our family that were wonderful artists. Diseases of the mind are the hardest to cure.
  12. Jessica Robinson
    Inside The Brain Of Biotech's Top Venture Capitalist http://onforb.es/1TBTGYc Jessica Robinson


    Dean Owen
    13/05/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Fascinating article. Hope I look that good at 53!
  13. Debbie Hindle

    Debbie Hindle

    Interesting article that supports the fundamental principles of respecting and caring for each other are so important for good team work
    Debbie Hindle
    After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice
    qz.com "We were dead...


    Debbie Hindle
    02/05/2016 #2 Debbie Hindle
    So true Don, thanks for your comments. Indeed, there is a lot to be said for 'mother's advice'
    Don Kerr
    27/04/2016 #1 Don Kerr
    It is indeed interesting that so very many quantitative and qualitative studies by consultants, academics, and others come to the same conclusion: If we lived and worked according to the rules our Mothers taught us as children - be polite, respect others, share your toys, don't punch, kick or bite, be kind, be generous, seek to understand, etc. - we'd all be better off. Sounds too simple to actually work but...
  14. Cathy Kwanten

    Cathy Kwanten

    Thought of today:🍀💞
    Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -Milan Kundera, novelist, playwright, and poet (b. 1 Apr 1929)
    Cathy Kwanten
  15. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    "Unfortunately, in our effort to distance ourselves from the unpleasantness of the streets we return to suburban homes and neighborhoods which are beautiful, safe and full of the scourge of drugs that is killing our youth. The catch here is it is mainly hidden from the news but obvious to ourselves - we just don't talk about it much...or enough." @@Christian Farber
    John White, MBA
    Out In The Street!
    www.linkedin.com We went to see Bruce Springsteen play The River the other night which was just great, what a showman. I am not a Springsteen freak despite having grown up in the area of Jersey where Bruce is kind...