The Way Most Singers Experience Their Voice

A strictly physiological and mechanical description of vocal anatomy and function likely bears little resemblance to the way most singers experience their voices. Singers all begin as self-taught. As children, we learn to sing in much the same way we learn most other things—through exploration and imitation. We may …

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Business Seek Online Presence

Over the last decade, influencer marketing has caused a lot of controversies. While some brands remained hesitant to hire influencers to drive their sales, many others have jumped on the wagon head-first and are so glad they did! Looking at how powerful and established influencers have become, as businesses seeking …

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Make Sure You Have A Signed Contract

Naturally, many people also wish to pay you to add class to their event. Say an entertainment marketer wants you to attend a swag suite and take the gifts while a pre approved photographer takes some staged publicity photos. Perhaps a club impresario or art dealer or boutique owner has …

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How To Use Body Language

How you position your body can also be a deciding factor in whether you win an argument. Leaning backwards, or even stepping backwards to increase the distance between yourself and your communicative partner, is a sign of submission—and it will almost definitely lead to whomever you are debating thinking …

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Believe in Yourself and Others.

Oftentimes, people have a desire, but they don't actually follow through and go for it. Why? It’s because they are in their own way. Beliefs play a role in all manifestations. If someone has a belief that they aren’t worthy of success, they will sabotage their results. Feeling …

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172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team

The next unit, the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, was scheduled to depart in August. The decision to let the troops go had to be made in July, since they would be loading their nineteen-ton armored vehicles onto trailers and trucking them to Kuwait. Chiarelli recommended delaying their departure, but …

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Greatest Mountains

Every good list should have a wildcard entry. Greatest mountains. Top ten albums. Best chocolate bars. An entry that makes you stop and ponder, one that ensures debates will rage in pubs across the land. Devoke Water is my wildcard for this guidebook. Depending on your point of view, Devoke …

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Greek Myths

Let us begin with beginnings: What is the underlying purpose of the Greek myths, and why today—more than ever, perhaps—should we pay attention to them? I believe the answer lies in a single passage of what is perhaps the most celebrated work of ancient Greece, the Odyssey of …

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How to Keep Calm

How do we recognise our emoutions? We don’t tend to formally study emotions, either at home or in school, though schools increasingly are teaching “social and emotional learning” skills using materials like the PATHS curriculum (“Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies”) co-developed by my colleague Dr. Mark Greenberg. Research shows overwhelmingly …

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The Joy of Camping

For some, camping is about exploration or testing the human limits of endurance. For others, it’s about leisure and quality time spent with family and friends. It can also be jumping into camper van to get away for a weekend. The common thread behind the myriad reasons for camping …

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The Single Most Important Question

Whenever we kick off a new project with entrepreneurs, it always starts with a conversation. This is a chance for us to ask a million questions, get into their heads, understand their business and their vision, and tease out the points that are actually going to matter as we build …

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Teaching about Emotions

To teach children about anything requires a vocabulary. After all, how can we grasp a concept without words to describe it? Between the ages of two and three, children learn about ten to twenty new words each week. Yes, each week! In most households, though, few of those words verbalize …

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Emotional Language

I have often been struck by the fact that no matter when people emigrate from one country to another, their accents often stay with them. No matter how proficient they are in their acquired language, the accent from their home country is still strong even decades later. The accent remains …

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What is Inflation?

No one wants to live in a country where inflation gets out of hand. Inflation means a continuous rise in the price level. A bit of inflation is considered harmless and even something economists like to see in a healthy, growing economy. But if prices start rising faster than most …

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Are These Behaviours That You Would Expect?

Like layers of sediment over time, our decisions stack one on the next to make us who we are. The same is true for business, but more so. An organization is the accumulation of every choice made by every employee. And while any single act may seem to have little …

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The Oyster Fisherman

As a youth at the turn of the 19th century, an oyster fisherman worked from sunrise Monday morning to sunset Friday night. Around 3 A.M. on Saturday, he would load his catch onto a large skiff and head to the fish market in town. Although he and his father …

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What Issues Do You Face?

We all think that what we do in our jobs is so specific. But in fact the questions that crop up around ambition in the workplace are the same. How can you ‘fix’ a person who is blocking you at work? How can you ask for a promotion or more …

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Reading Body Language Through the Eyes

Approximately 80 percent of the information we process daily comes through the eyes, making it by far the most important sense organ of the human body.

The eyes are the most revealing part of the face. We communicate more with our eyes than any other part of our bodies. This …

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Ayman Al Zawahiri

In 1997, Ayman Al Zawahiri – bin Laden’s deputy – underscored the intent of Al Qaeda by inciting a massacre of tourists in Egypt, an atrocity that left 62 dead, including children. One Swiss woman witnessed her father’s head being severed from his body. The Swiss federal police concluded that …

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Focusing on the Breath

In tough times it’s difficult to “just be present” or “sit with it” and, especially, to do that on your own. This book can be your companion and guide, within it offering a toolkit where you can find what you need in the moment to ease the experience of …

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Keeping an Organised Desk

A clean and tidy work environment boosts productivity and morale, so keeping on top of the mess in your office should be a priority.

Without your knowing it, your desk is peppered with potential hazards just waiting to compromise your creativity. Here are the six areas to be on the …

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Advances in Synthetic Speech

A “voice” for nonspeaking individuals through the use of technology does not necessarily involve the electronic production of speech. For example, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), a popular low-tech AAC system, involves children with complex communication needs exchanging laminated paper cards of picture icons with another person in order …

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Microsoft Teams for Education

Microsoft Teams for education is the hub for modern educators, allowing teachers and lecturers to bring content and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.

Teams for …

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Building a Raised Bed Garden

Don’t think because you have limited space you can’t build a raised bed. Having the luxury of space in your plot will obviously give you more options as far as planning goes but you can reap a high yield from a property with a small space so there …

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