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Golden advice for parents: let them play structured games during summer holiday! Research update by Astrid Cornelis on our blog about the value of games for children with behavioral problems.

The power of structured games for children with behavioral problems

New article published and FREE for 50 days Assiouras, I., Skourtis, G., Giannopoulos, A., Buhalis, D., Koniordos, M., 2019 -Creation effect on , Annals of Tourism Research, Vol 78,

It's very sad to know that leader of Mr Adhirranjan choudhary' s daughter committed . It's old news but the having can be understood by his abnormal like may bless her peace

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Facebook has recently announced , their global currency. This is supposed to be a in payment methods, but what behavioural economics have to say about this?

is about behaviors, and even highly motivated managers fall back into old habits and become task-focused in the face of too much stress and too much to do.

To bring , we must first change ourselves. Right begins at the individual level.

Why does my dog do this? What does it mean?? This useful chart explains dog behavior.

RT : ’ behaviors and ethical voice have a significant influence on role ethicality, which in turn impacts unethical .

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Dogs and Fireworks

For folks in the US, this is one of the worst times of year for many dog owners. A lot of people have probably already heard fireworks, since we’re barely a week out from the 4th of July. So, what do you do if you have a dog with noise phobia? The answer, unfortunately, is not so simple, especially so close to the actual date. However, there are still ways you can prepare, and things you can work on for next year:

-Drugs are your friend. Make an appointment with your vet to talk about anxiolytics (anti-anxiety meds) and/or tranquilizers. Make that appointment NOW (or ideally, even earlier than this), not the day before. You want time to see how the drugs work for your dog. Is your dog too sedate? Does the opposite effect happen and the drugs actually cause excitement? Wouldn’t you like to know before the actual day? Plus, certain drugs take time to reach peak effect. Remember that a vet needs to physically see your animal in person to prescribe drugs, so you need to make time for an appointment.

-Consider a thunder shirt. Generally, thunder shirts will either work, or they won’t. If you haven’t tried one, it’s worth it to see if it will help your dog. Again, introduce the shirt BEFORE you need it, so you can properly desensitize your dog to it.

-Bust out the Adaptil. Adaptil (canine appeasing pheromone) plug ins or spray can be used to help a dog feel calm. It is NOT a replacement for drugs, or counter conditioning, but it can help.

-Set up a safe space for your dog in the most sound proof room in your house (bathroom, closet, basement, etc). Make it super comfy and safe. Put your dog’s favorite bed and toys in there. Feed them in there. Put an Adaptil infuser in there (or spray). That is where you will take your dog during the fireworks. You can also consider a sound-proof crate, IF your dog is comfortable being crated. Make sure you have the supplies you need in there beforehand so you don’t have to leave during the fireworks. Water, cleaning supplies (accidents can be common with noise phobia), food/treats, and any meds should be in the room with you.

-Set up music/white noise. There are calming dog specific CDs, but a television, music, or just random sounds will work too to drown out the fire works.

-Stay with your dog the entire time. Your dog will already be on edge, don’t make them more nervous by leaving. Bring a book, or watch a movie on your laptop, but stay there.

-Have high value treats on you. It is a myth that rewarding a dog that is afraid will make them more afraid. Think of it this way–if you are afraid of spiders, and someone hands you $100, do you become more afraid of spiders? No, you don’t. You can, however, start to change their association with the scary thing and help keep them distracted.

-Make sure all doors and windows are securely closed and that your dog’s ID is on and up to date. Escapes are very common this time of year.

-For next year, work on desensitization/counter conditioning. Start early. Start after this year’s fireworks are done. Talk to a dog trainer or veterinary behaviorist that will use appropriate, positive reinforcement based methods to help your dog become more comfortable with fireworks.  Remember that this can be a very long process, and that some dogs may always have a level of fear. Positive punishment and flooding (forcing a dog into a scary situation until they “get over it”) are NOT appropriate for fear based behavior. You can make your dog’s fear much worse by using these methods.

I’m thankful that I never internalized certain harmful and/or limiting masculine ideas and behaviors, but there are a lot of them so I did get my fair share unfortunately. One of the ones I hate the most is how I rarely seem to be able to really connect with and (especially) express many of my emotions outwardly. And the ones I do express are the typical masculine-coded stuff like frustration and anger. Sometimes I feel like I express sadness in a roundabout way, too.

I hate this. I hate not being able to show people how I’m feeling. I feel like it’s an obstacle in trying to form the kinds of new relationships I want. It’s an obstacle in really being able to connect with other people emotionally, to show empathy. And I just don’t know how to really reconnect with my emotions to start working toward these goals. The only thing I can think of, which I’ve been doing, is trying to emulate the ways that women talk and express themselves as I work on improving my socialization skills, in the hopes I’ll pick up some things that will help me get to where I want to be in some small way (plus, I just don’t like certain things about how a lot of guys communicate). I don’t feel like I’ve made much progress with this, but it’s the only idea I have right now.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some people say that Summer is a low period when most of the people take vacations and the overall activity is dying. The same theory might be applied to developers. But here is a contrasting point – developers are passionate people and they will hardly…

Titus 2:1-8 (ESV) Teach Sound Doctrine

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.


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When Surgeons Are Abrasive To Co-Workers, Patients' Health May Suffer

As a group, surgeons are not well known for their bedside manner. “The stereotype of the abrasive, technically gifted … surgeon is ubiquitous among members of the public and the medical profession,” write the authors of a 2018 article in the AMA Journal of Ethics. While poor manners aren’t commonly accepted in most professional circles, representations of surgeons in popular culture often link technical prowess with rude behavior, and some surgeons have even argued that insensitivity can be helpful in such an emotionally strenuous profession.

A study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery challenges these ideas. The study, which looked at interactions between surgeons and their teams, found that patients of surgeons who behaved unprofessionally around their colleagues tended to have more complications after surgery. Surgeons who model unprofessional behavior can undermine the performance of their teams, the authors write, potentially threatening patients’ safety.

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The Signs When They Feel ??? About You

(Based on how my friends act around me, so not all are included)

Aries: Despite their crudeness, they’ll try their best to calm down if you tell them to stop. Tries to act cool around you. Will sometimes listen in on your conversations to try and interact with you more. Gets bashfully proud if you compliment them. Cheesy compliments and sexual innuendoes.

Taurus: Will not seem to want anything to do with you, but will sometimes be surprisingly aware of your emotional state. You only know for sure when they ask about how you’re doing when you didn’t even know you were making a face. Will do little things for your amusement if they see you react positively. Always willing to help you. Upon request, will give you their undivided attention. Sudden eye contact ends in a small exchange of “hellos”.

Gemini: Very empathetic. Knows when to be loud and fun and when to be calm and relaxed. Responsive, knows how to listen. Doesn’t want to ever inconvenience you. Atmosphere is flexible. Open-minded. Laughter and endless inside jokes. Sometimes feels as if you’re in sync.

Cancer: Can be very, very loud and vulgar, but it means they’re having a good time… usually. Raucous laughter and goofy chuckles. Loves to show you things that they find funny or cute. High fives whenever your paths cross. Seems to have a soft side for you- will say they don’t like one thing, but always make an exception for you. Settles down if you ask.

Leo: Can be awkward or trip up on their words sometimes, but you can see that they’re trying. Likes calling themselves cool. Tries to figure out your personality and act accordingly, slipping up followed by apologies is common. Will give you a grin if you wave to them from across the room. Is actually kind of nicer than you expected. Signs that they care will slip out seamlessly in conversation, can go easily undetected.

Virgo: Constant banter left and right, yet they still gravitate over to you when in a room full of people. Unless in a personal setting, will act like they don’t know you. Will get very physically close to you when talking about something they like. Acts protective if you come to them when you feel threatened or are injured. Is very particular about their belongings, but they all hold specific meaning, no matter how odd.

Scorpio: Blunt with their reasons, but sensible… most of the time. Tone rarely changes when speaking, but it’s clear when they talk about something they’re passionate about. Seems to pay attention to you when you least expect it, laughing and smiling when you do on the sidelines. Likes sharing their tastes in music and shows.

Sagittarius: Talks deep and personal with you. Hot and cold. Respects your space the best they can. If you let them, expect subtle touches or just full on physical affection in private- thighs touching when sitting down, a graze of a hand, etc. Glances in your direction when you aren’t paying attention. Never seems to want to break eye contact. Conversations go on forever. Sappy. Wide smirks and smiles.


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I hate small talk.

I want to talk about Atom’s, death, aliens, sex, magic, intellect, the meaning of life, far away galaxys, music that makes you feel different, memories, the lies you’ve told, your flaws, your favorite scents, your childhood, what keeps you up at night, your insecurities and fears, I like people with depth who speak with emotion from a twisted mind.

I don’t want to know ‘what’s up.’