September 17th, 2007

Secrets of an Ancient World

Egypt

For many, the scope of Egypt's history is difficult to comprehend. Its history spans some five millenniums, and encompasses the origin of civilization, the rise of the Greeks and Romans, the establishment of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, the colonial era when first France and then England ruled the country, and finally, a return to independence. 


Egypt
has played an important role through all of these eras, and today one can find monuments that evidence Egypt's role in most of the world's historic events. 

 

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Mediocre Sex

Women Settle for Mediocre Sex...

Women have high expectations for nearly every area of their lives, but when it comes to sex, they settle for less.

And most women keep their dissatisfaction with sex a secret, leaving their partners (let alone their doctors) in the dark, said Anita Clayton, a psychiatrist who focuses on women's sexuality at the University of Virginia Health System.

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Freaky Door Handle

What would you do if you walked up to a door and you saw a hand reaching out to you like this one?



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The New Psychology of Leadership

Recent research in psychology points to secrets of effective leadership that radically challenge conventional wisdom.

In the past, leadership scholars considered charisma, intelligence and other personality traits to be the key to effective leadership. 

Accordingly, these academics thought that good leaders use their inborn talents to dominate followers and tell them what to do, with the goal either of injecting them with enthusiasm and willpower that they would otherwise lack or of enforcing compliance. Such theories suggest that leaders with sufficient character and will can triumph over whatever reality they confront.


In recent years, however, a new picture of leadership has emerged, one that better accounts for leadership performance. 

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Person of the Week

 Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore collected an Emmy Award on Sunday for his fledgling youth-oriented cable network, Current TV. 

The network, which launched in 2005 with video clips and other short programs made by viewers, received the "interactive television services" Emmy, a noncompetitive award picked by a panel of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

"We are trying to open up the television medium so viewers can help to make television... and reclaim democracy," Gore said in accepting the award.



MILF of the Week!

Heidi Klum

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