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A Special Place for Blog Lovers with a Touch of Science!

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and...

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and Psychology to Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Visual Art, here is the place to extend the scope of your own knowledge or to share your expert opinion.

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7 motivational thought that will bring you a step further to your dreams

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Friday motivational thoughts

1. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll

2. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is the best.
- St. Jerome

3. If you're going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

4. It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
- Aristotle
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Five fact-checking tips from disinformation experts

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To make good decisions, we need to have good information

The modern era of disinformation can be said to have begun in the 1980s. Operatives from the then Soviet Union concocted the lie that the AIDS epidemic sweeping the world at that time was created in a government laboratory in the US.

In a vast, worldwide operation involving field offices, agents and huge investments in newspapers, radio and even publishing a book, for years the KGB pushed the fake narrative to undermine the US and its allies. Known as Operation Infektion, the disinformation campaign was used to sow doubt and create social and political tensions all around the world.

Eventually, the story was repeated in 80 countries and translated into 30 languages until the Soviets admitted to making the whole thing up in 1987. Despite detailed admissions by senior Soviets, the rumour persists to this day, nearly 40 years later.

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Great Art Explained: Rodin

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The Thinker

Arguably, the most famous modern sculpture. Most of us have seen it, even though unintentionally. It was part of a multitude of modern art exhibitions, movies, research, art albums, and even advertisements. It is undoubtedly the most popular sculpture made by Rodin. Moreover, The Thinker has the aura of captivating history behind it. From the time it was conceived up to the moment of its well-known parameters and title, it underwent hundreds of transformations. In fact, it was first a part of a large group of figures on the most monumental work made by Rodin – The Gates of Hell. The main figure, at this time, titled The Poet, was a representation of Dante Alighieri. Later on, Rodin began to examine and elaborate its shape in many slightly different designs until the moment when the figure started life on its own. The Thinker has tens of originals around the world, which put forward the question of authenticity.
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Norway banned two breeds of dogs

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English Bulldog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will be forbidden in Norway

Norway prohibited two breeds of dogs – English Bulldog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The reason is that their distinctive features, which make them sympathetic to human beings, cause them pain and suffering.

Oslo's court motivated its decision with the claim that their breeding inflicts aches and inherited sicknesses to their kind and that's not acceptable according to the Animal Protection Act.

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How to conduct a great workshop?

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It's time to give a workshop

You've probably been a participant in a number of workshops. You may have been at a folk festival where a famous performer held a guitar workshop and demonstrated some of his techniques. You may have been at a conference where there were workshops on surfing the internet, or on selling to reluctant customers. There are workshops on subjects ranging from cake decorating to treating schizophrenia, all of which are limited in time, meant to teach practical skills or techniques or ideas, and conducted by people like you.

Now it's your turn to conduct a workshop. You may be training staff or volunteers for a new organization, presenting at a conference, or trying to show the world this terrific new method your organization has developed. Whatever the case, you're going to have to entertain, educate, and edify a group of people you've probably never met before. That may sound frightening, but running a workshop is really very much like anything else: if you prepare well, stay relaxed, and respect the participants, it'll go fine.

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