Northeast Kansas

At my family’s farm in northeast Kansas, a watershed creek meanders through the property. Last winter, during a particularly cold stretch, Roscoe and I walked out on the frozen creek with my dad to visit a beaver den and check out the hole in the ice where the animals …

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How do you choose between Hull marketing agencies?

How do you approach getting your Hull business known in these turbulent times?

If it isn't obvious or you're struggling to figure out how things work, consider choosing a digital marketing agency that simplifies the process.

A local Hull agency prioritises the connection that weaves your business into the fabric …

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Lighting Have Two General Functions

Lighting has two general functions. The first is base light: the overall illumination of the image. Minimum amount of light is needed for any camera to operate, and more than the minimum is often desirable for proper exposure, depending on the image being recorded. We suprised our sister with a …

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What Would Your Perfect Height Of Free Standing Desk Be?

My desk is probably on the large size as desks go and the legs fitted with plenty to spare. Converters typically cost less than full-size standing desks, but they dont give you the ease of adjusting height with the push of a button, height memory presets, or much space to …

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A Passage Of Time

Understanding the specifics of aging in men requires that we get a handle on what we are putting under the evolutionary microscope. Aging is more than simply the passage of time or the number of candles on a birthday cake. Aging is a physical process that affects individual men and …

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Society With Objectivity

Students of law, economics, and politics lack the tools to look at their own society with any objectivity. What are they going to compare it with? They rarely, if ever, consult the vast knowledge of human behavior accumulated in anthropology, psychology, biology, or neuroscience. The short answer derived from the …

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Active Research

There isn’t just one accepted answer to any of this—the question of the fate of all existence is still an open one, and an area of active research in which the conclusions we draw can change drastically in response to very small tweaks in our interpretations of the …

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Putting Others First

Before we leave the subject of getting outside of yourself and putting others first, I feel that I should caution you about a potential pitfall you may face as you make this shift—the desire to change other people. When I first started out in my career, I thought that …

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Do You Worry Much?

Stress is a commonly used term, but not without reason. The body's response to perceived stressors can change lives. For those who do not have a secure system for managing these reactions, stress can control behavior. It creates a situation where you choose the path of least resistance to deal …

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Spending On Non Essentials

If you place your hand in a bowl of lukewarm water and start heating it, you're unlikely to notice the rising temperature. Your hand adapts to the gradual change. Eventually, the water will get to a point at which it's so hot it could burn you and you will notice …

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The Courier

In addition to fearing la migra, the immigrant also worries about el coyote, the smuggler. The term itself has evolved over the years, and people often use it in the negative sense. Generally, the coyote belongs to the culture of the immigrant underground railroad, which has an extensive network of …

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Be Prepared

The importance of preparation, we are going to delve into strategies of preparation to negotiate, all this is highly personal and will depend on each person, however, there are general questions that we can all ask before approaching a business conversation of any kind. You can always start by asking …

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Get the Rhythm Right

Visitors to certain monasteries over the centuries would not have needed to bring their clocks. Chants and readings marked time as the monks paced through the liturgy of hours: lauds at dawn, vespers in the evening, compline before bed. The thinking behind these rituals is that they encouraged mindfulness and …

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Floor To Floor Windows

The relationship of opening sizes and lights between windows on different floors can either unify or disrupt your composition. Use window and pane sizes to create hierarchy while maintaining a sense of balance between floors. Relate each window’s opening and light proportions to the other windows and to the …

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Identify Your Feelings

How do you feel about a certain task or a goal? For instance, do you feel confident that you can make a million dollars in the next three years? How do you feel about losing weight and trimming down to two clothing sizes in the next six months? The first …

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What Is the Asset Form?

A simple question like “What is an asset?” is hard to answer without resorting to an understanding of the asset form embedded in a range of epistemic and ontological assumptions. To an accountant or businessperson, the term asset might have a particular resonance with a balance sheet of liabilities and …

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Consistent Meeting Rhythm

We begin in this section with the first part of the what: Consistent Meeting Rhythm. Work PreView Meetings follow a consistent rhythm. They happen on a regular schedule. If Max is unavailable because he’s traveling or with a customer, or if he goes on vacation (something we’d strongly …

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Celebrating Communism’s Centenary On The Moon

Given the visual spectacle that was created at the Beijing Olympics, imagine what kind of party will be thrown for the centenary of communist rule in 2049. It will be the moment at which China can take stock of its rejuvenation at home and the immensity of its various roles …

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Humans Are Social Creatures

This feeling has nothing to do with the volume of people around you. It sounds like you have a group of friends, maybe as many as twelve of them. You’re certainly not the first human being to feel less than satisfied, even in good company. We are, universally, made …

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It's All About Compromise

I know that it can work out. I know that your relationship can be just what you want it to be. Why? Because fate has placed this book in your hands. Maybe it was a present from a well-meaning friend. Maybe somebody said to you, ‘Look, if you want to …

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Confidence Influences

Confidence consists of positive expectations for favorable outcomes. Confidence influences the willingness to invest—to commit money, time, reputation, emotional energy, or other resources—or to withhold or hedge investment. This investment, or its absence, shapes the ability to perform. In that sense, confidence lies at the heart of civilization …

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