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I always remember a radio ad that began:  ”People Judge You By the Words You Use” which promoted its own vocabulary development program. However, you don’t need to pay for an elaborate video or audio program or workbooks and texts.  Instead, here are eight simple ways that you can use to enlarge your vocabulary.  They...
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One of the neatest features of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences is that it helps us understand ourselves better.  Since the theory is based on nouns (words, numbers, pictures, music, people, nature) rather than on verbs (e.g. judging, perceiving, seeing, hearing, achieving, investigating), it can be related to our personal lives more easily and...
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There are two types of people in this world:  those who focus most of their energies upon “adapting” to the circumstances around them, trying to get ahead in the world, meeting deadlines and goals, showing up the competition, and making it in the big world.  These are the ”adapters.” On the other hand, there are...
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  This week a revised and updated version of my book for children, You’re Smarter Than You Think:  A Kids’ Guide to Multiple Intelligences, was published by Free Spirit Publishing.  The book includes a new chapter on Gardner’s possible ninth intelligence (existential intelligence – the intelligence of concern with ultimate life issues), which I call in the...
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Here’s a little multiple choice quiz: When we come to the end of life, what is it that we are most likely to regret?  Is it: a) ”I wish that I had spent more time answering my email” b). ”I wish I had spent more time texting.” c) ”I wish I had spent more time cleaning...
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