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What is Beauty?

Originally posted on A Patchwork of Perceptions:
Clipart My roommate and I have a tapestry hung in our living room that declares, “Be your own kind of beautiful.” This implies that the meaning of beauty varies, and even that each person creates his or her own definition of beautiful. Furthermore, we ascribe beauty to a number of… Continue reading

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Don’t Judge My Title

Originally posted on Pins for the Wins:
I am usually compelled to write. Something will happen in my daily life, a news article or a debate will spark my attention, I will try out a new recipe, or find some awesome life hack and I will want to share it. Today though I am compelled… Continue reading

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When Does the Pleasure Derived from Convenience Reach its Limits?

Originally posted on Tarzan Health:
From the beginning of human civilisation there has been a push for progress and convenience. The creation of tools, machines and factories, coupled with advancements in trade, systems and processes have resulted in complex societies that allow for specialisation in a multitude of different jobs and careers. Division of labour… Continue reading

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Unsatisfying conversations? One phrase can help

Originally posted on Turning over pebbles:
My client – let’s call him Pete – was telling me about his greatest current frustration. ‘I do a lot of my work on the phone. Too often, I get embroiled in small talk, the conversations seem to ramble on and at the end of it, I’m not really… Continue reading

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Berlin, Germany

Originally posted on I Am A Writing Monkey:
Backpacking through Europe has been such a beautiful journey, I still can’t believe that I was able to see so many things and meet so many incredible people. Because I was trying to experience as much as possible in my short time in each country, I unfortunately… Continue reading

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Living for Others

Originally posted on Dispatches from the Asylum:
“Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruit. Sun doesn’t give heat for itself. Flowers don’t spread fragrance for themselves. Living for others is the rule of nature. And therein lies the secret of living.” ~ Anonymous And… Continue reading

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Coffee Museum Dubai – a hidden gem

Originally posted on Blong…Shong:
For those of you who know us, would also know that me and my husband worship coffee (and tea!). Coffee for us is not just a beverage. It is like that comfort zone where you want to curl up after a crappy day or perhaps like a tight hug by… Continue reading

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Pompeii

Originally posted on Unfolded Maps:
When in Rome Pompeii is an easy, if long day trip.  Early one morning we met up with City Wonders for a bus ride down to the ruins of Pompeii.  The bus had a guide who pointed out points of interest along the way like the ancient Abbey of Montecassino and the Appian… Continue reading

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