Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional intelligence. According to Psychology Today, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” This usually involves: emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others; the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks such as problem solving; the ability to manage your emotions, such as being able to calm down when you’re upset. If you want to know if you have a high emotional intelligence (EI) or want to work on strengthening your EI in order to succeed in life and your career, here are 10 qualities that people with high EI all share….
Source: 10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com
By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only come up with a portable desalination system for use anywhere in the world that needs it, but it’s just won the 2015 Desal Prize – a competition run by USAID to encourage better solutions to water shortages in developing countries. In order to win the $140,000 prize, entries had to demonstrate how their invention not only works well, but is cost-effective, environmentally sustainable, and energy efficient. And the MIT researchers teamed up with US-based manufacturing company, Jain Irrigation Systems, to do just that.
Source: Scientists are turning salt water into drinking water using solar power – ScienceAlert
The average American generates about 100 pounds of plastic waste a year. So did Beth Terry, until she read an article about plastic pollution in the oceans and saw a photograph of a dead albatross chick carcass filled with plastic products. Making the connection that her actions were harming a creature she never knew existed, she resolved to live a plastic free life. From January to November 2010, she generated less than 2 pounds of plastic waste.
via KarmaTube: Beth Terry – Living Plastic Free.
I believe that those resisting war taxes deserve our gratitude, and that many more should join them. They are a welcoming movement that encourages and supports those participating in war tax resistance at any level, participating sporadically, or engaging in long-term resistance for decades. They do not set up war tax resistance as a tactic in competition with rallying, educating, lobbying, marching, counter-recruitment, or other approaches to advancing economic conversion. Rather, they participate in all of these other approaches as well. But they urge those who protest war to consider the possibility of ceasing to pay for it.
via Some Don’t Pay Their War Taxes by David Swanson | Dandelion Salad.
Weekly Challenge . . . Up, Part 2.
lying on the ground looking up. Beautiful, Maralee, thank you. A Sunday morning gift.
Tommy Carroll. Where the Heart Is..Blind since the age of two, skating since he was ten. Learning how to fall.
“I think everyone should know that you can do anything if you want it enough”.
Reposted from Lead, Learn. Live. Thank you David Kannigan!