Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Video by TED. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

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Reblogged! Tools of the Trade

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ANE — The Ancient Near East Blog

  • “Tools of the Trade” is a collection of basic tools for the ANE scholar.
  • I collect them all in this one place so as to have them ready-to-hand (as Heidegger would have it). I hope other students will find use for them.
  • Keeping my tools sharpened is (one of) my way(s) to avoid or overcome writer’s block – that dull feeling in the head, that leaden feeling in the brain. Go back to the sources – learn some more cuneiform signs, study new vocabulary, make some grammar exercises, read a text real close – your basic mental warming up. Studying a sweet hard piece of grammar usually makes the head crystal-clear, shining & sparkling new.
  • “Tools of the Trade” includes online dictionaries of Sumerian, Akkadian and Hebrew; A list ofJournals, Periodicals, Major Reference Works, and Series; ecstatic rantings about the SBL Handbook of Style and all matters…

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