Surplus

July 3, 2017

Part of the title of Erik Gandini’s offering at this year’s Sydney Film Festival owes its origin to John Zerzan, an advocate of property damage as a form of protest against a voracious consumerist culture. In an interview during the film, Zerzan both regrets what he sees as a need for his philosophy and emphasizes that the violence he encourages is against corporate property. Zerzan believes that we, as materially…

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The imaginarium of doctor parnassus full movie review

June 28, 2017

Summary of the story: the movie meets us with the characters of Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), his daughter Valentina (Lilly Cole) and his assistant Anton (Andrew Garfield) and their travel through reality towards the so-called impossible. What they do is a traveling theater. But it is not just any theater, common for the time, but a really imaginative one. What the place does to the clients is not just a temporary…

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How To Write An Email Interview Thank You Letter

June 10, 2017

If you have just finished your job interview and think your work is over, you’re wrong. You now need to craft an interview thank you letter. The interview is just part of the first impression that you are giving to a new employer. Whether or not you have the manners and professional courtesy to now write a thank you letter for their time is the next part of your test….

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How To Learn Guitar

May 27, 2017

Learning how to play guitar can be rewarding in numerous alternative ways. Learning this skill will give you a feeling of achievement. You can play at different events and occasions, it can often help you make some money when you become experienced. New guitarists should know that there isn’t any straightforward way in learning the best way to play. You’ve got to practice continually, and it takes patience. It doesn’t…

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Public Speaking Help

April 18, 2017

Back when I first started having to speak in front of groups, I needed a lot of public speaking help. I went to professors and organizations looking for ‘crash courses’ in public speaking. Unfortunately, the only way for you to truly get over your public speaking fears is to actually get up in front of people! You might have heard me tell this story on this site before, but I…

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The BEST Job Boards to Use In Your Job Search

April 18, 2017

The following question came from one of our readers. “Which job search engine works the best? I like indeed.com, and it looks like my monster search is not returning hardly anything. I was also wondering if ladders.com worth the fees that they charge for the job seekers.” Great question!  Here’s the truth about using Job Boards in the job search process: First, you must remember that only about 4-6% of…

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Our Book Club: Review of Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

April 18, 2017

Warning: extreme rant. Approach with caution. It also has a spoiler. Oh, Halo. Because I don’t think I’ll be capable of positive thinking after this, I should add that I did enjoy the writing in this book and that I really admire Adornetto for becoming a published author at the age of 14 (she published The Shadow Thief, if you don’t want to read it all — read the summary…

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Tips On Getting Good Grades in College

March 29, 2017

If you want to ensure a bright future ahead of you in the career of your choice, you should not just be content with getting passing grades in college. You should make the effort to make higher than average grades. An excellent Grade Point Average (GPA) is the gauge by which potential employers determine which applicants are suited for their companies. Students who are about to enter college and who…

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Reading and Writing: A Balancing Act

March 20, 2017

Mayra E. Messi Unlike last year, this year I was given a standard 9th grade English curriculum that dictated what literature I was to teach. According to the curriculum, I was to teach the novel, The Sound of Waves, by Yukio Mishima during the first marking period of the second semester. Knowing that, I began planning for that unit of study. All was well until I approached my principal about…

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UNHRC Calls for More Regulation of Private Education Providers

February 28, 2017

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has passed a resolution that calls on governments across the world to monitor and regulate private education more heavily. The landmark resolution by the UNHRC was welcomed by eight international civil society organizations and aims to establish minimum standards by which education providers must abide by to grant all children the right to an education. Through its resolution, the UNHRC wants its members states — especially in…

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