Good Team Chemistry

While personalities are affected by literal chemistry, the idea of team chemistry goes beyond just the physical or emotional makeup of people. It refers to how individuals with unique personalities and abilities merge into a cohesive unit. Good team chemistry means getting along and working together. Each person has an …

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The Circus Comes To Town

Twice a year, the circus comes to town, setting up big white tents, parading beautiful girls in spangled costumes, and executing death-defying acts of courage and bravado. I am talking, of course, about Fashion Week. Seven heady days of air-kissing, champagne-sipping, and goodie-bag-stealing adventures; blindingly fabulous runway shows; boutique launch …

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Pleasant Encounter

‘How did it go?’ We may remember the conversation simply because it was friendly, warm, relaxed, laid-back, easy-going, pleasant, lovely, agreeable, fascinating, good: in short, ‘we enjoyed it’. Or the opposite: we remember it as tense, difficult, trying, awkward, cool, prickly, strained, stressful, stilted, uncomfortable: in short, ‘we didn’t …

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Material For Building

In many parts of the country wood is a readily renewable resource. In the Southeast and South for example, southern yellow pine is favored for dimensional lumber, being especially useful for pressure treating for use in outdoor structures such as decks and porches. In the Northeast, eastern white pine and …

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Identity Is Not Our Body

What are we? This answer seems obvious. Our everyday experience suggests to us that our identity is our body. That’s what our perceptions show us. It's also how our mind interprets reality and certainly what modern society teaches us. I’m a human being named Easy. Having electric garage …

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Music Therapy

Recent changes in the field of health musicking also will have some consequences for how we look upon the professional role and status of the music therapist as compared to other health musickers. During the rise of modern music therapy as a profession after the 1950s, there has been an …

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What to See in Hong Kong

With its vibrant Chinese culture, superb food, exciting nightlife, shopping and one of the world’s most dramatic settings, there is an awful lot to see and do in Hong Kong. This brief introduction sketches out some of the highlights.

The Star Ferry

Take in the superb harbour views aboard …

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