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The thing I like best about the Enneagram is it’s unparalleled depth of motion and fluidity into the human psyche. I think that people hear ‘personality test’ and they instantly think, “You’re trying to box me in. I can’t be labelled.” And trust me, as the resident enigma, I feel you, and am here to tell you, the Enneagram does anything but. It goes as deep, and gets as complicated as you’re willing to take it. When all is said and done every person has a main type, which stays the same throughout your life and determines both of your wings (yes, you have two—so you can fly!), your stress type and your integration type, as well as your stacked instinctual variants, for a grand total of five types per person actively at work in the hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, etc. In addition to this there are nine levels of health to disintegration within each type, which are described in depth, and when you move within these levels in your main type, you move to the same level in all of your periphery types. This accounts for an insane amount of human diversity. With that said, I have never met a person who didn’t fit perfectly into their type, even if it took a little digging and truth seeking to figure out where exactly they were situated within their type at the moment.
McDonald’s serves 69 million people daily in 37,000 restaurants located in over 100 countries around the world. Due to their scale, environmental-protection efforts (and lack of effort) have significant influence in worldwide progress. How are they taking on this responsibility?
If we agree that the nation needs a way to ensure all citizens have access to affordable health care, then we are saying everyone must be able to afford it. Because health care can be very expensive, and many (tens of millions) of people do not make very much money, "afford" becomes meaningless if you say everyone can afford it. So here is the outline of a plan that guarantees that anyone who wants health care can get it. Here are the key goals it will accomplish: Everyone gets all the health care they want Gives individuals control over their health care Reduces regulations on insurance companies Provides incentives for managing personal health, nation is healthier Minimizes overall spending on health care in U.S. Federal and state spending is reduced
Black ant guacamole. Grasshopper tacos and cricket quesadillas. Silkworm cookies and mealworm brownies. The menu appeared to be out of a fictional story, but insect-chef Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs was quite serious as he described the unique and vivid flavors each insect would bring to the dishes we were preparing at UW-Madison’s “Swarm to Table: Cooking with Insects Workshop.”
If you collect a lot of business cards, it's impossible to carry them with you when you're out of the office. Cam Card will scan a card, read the information on the card and populate a profile, and sync across phone, tablet, and web app. Available for Android and Apple, Cam Card is a quick and easy way to organize, store, and electronically exchange cards. Imagine how great this would be at a networking event or trade show! Read more to learn how Cam Card can help you to be more productive. Free app for Android and Apple.
Facebook is considering paying publishers for their content, so they can offer news on a separate, dedicated tab on Facebook. Given their history of exploiting news publishers' content at the expense of those publishers, there is good reason to be suspicious of this plan. However, before rejecting it out of hand, let's see what that might cost if Facebook actually wanted to do this without bankrupting publishers.