Culture

Advice vs Advise

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Here is one for spell check or AI to answer. The phrase is to ask, or request. Which is the etiquette word and please tell it like it is. 

Etiquette is mandatory in language, whether in writing or in spoken form. Etiquette means observing every convectional requirement for polite behavior among associates of the same profession or members of the same group. 

Advise means offering recommendations to someone on the best measures they can take about something.

LOVE vs HATE

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These both cloud our thinking and judgment. They’ve sparked confrontations, violence, wars, and some of the greatest epics of all time. Both make our heart rate increase, our pupils dilate, and our palms moist.

OK. So it seems like love and hate are not quite so different. Plenty of age-old sayings agree: There’s a thin line between love and hate. The opposite of love is never to hate, it is indifference. Common knowledge points to hate as a learning process, which I not only believe, but I have met a few individuals who never missed a lesson and have shown little class.

Thanks, Gracias, Xiexie

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Say thank you to deepen a friendship, repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it, you'll like it.

I was taught from a young age to say thank you. It’s the polite thing to do! I teach my children and students to show appreciation and respect and expect them to do so when they received kindness from others.

ELECTION

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My wife and I watched a film called Election this weekend. As an educator, t first I liked the student but then changed my mind.

Eventually, it develops into involuntary laughter to the end of the story of deserved and undeserved comeuppance for the two main characters. If alien archeologists ever land on Earth long after we're gone and want to appreciate the true human spirit, this film will be a piton on their climb.

This film perfectly captures the raw ambition and psychopathy of that type of bloodless overachiever who will do anything, including cheating to win.

HOMINI

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Who are we, what happened, when did we arrive, where have we come from, why are we here, and how can we learn to get along?

There are at least 20 hominin species that are part of the tree of life. At least half of these species are based on fossils unearthed in the last three decades alone.

Scientists are at the forefront of research on the migration, characteristics, and capabilities of early human relatives, and the origin and cultural development of Homo sapiens.

The Tempest

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This world is a wicked place with lots of evil people ( “devils” ). You don't have to go to “hell” to meet them. They are here.

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

The Republican Party is shipwrecked and tormented by an old man who is the leader of the GOP and all his slaves?

Broken Heart Tragedy

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What is broken heart syndrome? The condition is scientifically known as Takutsubo cardiomyopathy and it can become deadly.

Takutsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, is a temporary heart condition that can be brought on by extreme emotional or physical stress.

USA Middle Class Disaster

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Our American middle class keeps shrinking, according to social scientists. The alarming figure keeps dropping by double digits.

It has been a slowly developing catastrophe, that causes great damage to the quality of life of the average USA resident:

it is a bipartisan problem with a required unified solution that shows a dangerous move in the wrong direction. Gone are the days when America was self-sufficient and our youth worked hard, studied more, and learned mostly?