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New Interactive Periodic Table Reveals How Each Element Influences Daily Life

via The Mind Unleashed

Have you ever wondered how various elements affect everything from what you eat to how you get around town? If so, you’re bound to love a new interactive periodic table developed by Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen.

The Period Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words, reveals how seemingly obscure elements — such as gallium and tantalum — influence daily life. When peering at the chart, for instance, one learns that Ruthenium is used in electric switches, Potassium abounds in fruits and vegetables, and Bromine makes photography film possible. Continue reading New Interactive Periodic Table Reveals How Each Element Influences Daily Life

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Steve Beckow: The Elements of Workable Communication

Communicate 55Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia.

A friend asked me to write down what I considered to be the elements of workable communication.

This list could be added to, I’m sure. I haven’t been religiously practicing these guidelines myself because this way of speaking has been largely lost.

What that means is that there are no partners any more to communicate this way with and so it gradually falls into disuse. And starting it up again is a large task. But I think it’s probably time to consider the subject.

It was my experience long ago that very few people had the pluck and stamina to communicate in the ways described here. It requires a great deal of courage to reveal oneself when those around you are playing their cards close to their chest. It takes a great deal of willingness to plough through misunderstanding after misunderstanding until clarity is reached. Many people are unwilling to stay the course, but the rewards are great. Continue reading Steve Beckow: The Elements of Workable Communication