I re- read your post Sharon. I see you are going to college. That is great. You will surely have a chance to join a gym, a club and meet new friends in class. As I said, just be yourself. You ARE a unique individual. I have travelled all over the world and I can tell you there is every type of person you can imagine out there. Including only one just like you! I have always found that good manners are essential to meeting good people. Let your own common sense be your guide as you mix and mingle. Think for yourself. You will find the one that is right for you. And hit the gym. You will feel better. I still do it after many years. i have not found a husband yet, but I have not settled in a cat. Cats are okay, but not as a sole companion.
Imagine a likeable person. Pay particular attention to the qualities that make people perceive her as "nice." You might describe her as helpful. Fun, definitely. Honest when it counts, malleable enough to take the punches while you run away from the MMA fighter you just drunkenly mooned. All that goes with the territory. Perhaps, if you're feeling sappy enough, you might even describe the person as "sweet."
It is now becoming apparent that moving to music and singing can play a positive and healing role in the treatment of Parkinsons which is a movement disorder that is the result of depleted dopamine. So I am pleased to find that someone is looking at the effect of music in the brain. In those with Parkinsons it has been observed that they may not be able to walk but they can, in fact dance. It can help them to initiate movement when they have been unable to ( just by playing a favourite piece of music!) Sue Hardman
What I want to know is, what is the neurological difference between being able to understand music and just hearing noise? I barely understood music until I was 19. I sometimes wondered if everyone was just pretending to like it so much. That all changed in the space of a year for no clear reason (but credit to Pink Floyd).
After laying out for the audience the complex structures that transform sound into music — musical phrases, melodies, themes, and variations — Sir David introduces us to the animal acknowledged to produce the most complicated and longest song yet discovered — the humpback whale. With Cornell University researcher Katy Payne as his guide, he eavesdrops on these gigantic mammals through a hydrophone dropped into the Dominican Republic’s Samana Bay, where the whales congregate during the winter months.
And there Is always a need to do the research across cultures. It is interesting that most symphonies in the East play the classics. I often wish to hear more of the unique music from around the world. Music that uses a different scale just sounds out of tune for us.
WMP has a conservative look that in some ways mimics the light gray monotone look of iTunes. When a video is Now Playing In WMP the audio continues to play while in the Library. When a video is playing the controls disappear within a few seconds unless the cursor is moved into the frame. WMP also offers a number of alternative ‘Skins’ to customize the look of the player’s controller – a fun feature.
Acquiring content from online sources is routine. RealPlayer does it with a single click as you’re browsing sites like Vimeo, Metacafe, YouTube, and others. When a video is available for download, the “Download This Video” button appears in the upper right corner of the video frame. Click it, and the download starts, placing the video in your RealPlayer Library. Once the video is in the RealPlayer Library you can share it via popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.
The aesthetic of RealPlayer’s dark gray and blues allow the buttons to pop visually and offers easy paths to other features. When in the Library, the video that is Now Playing plays at full motion in the bottom right corner.
While many attorneys do quit what they are doing, for most if you stick it out you will find your niche at some point and the longer you stick with it, the more money you’ll make. But I would warn any would be lawyer to be really careful that they don’t take a first job that will give them a bad reputation with any possible future employers. My old firm had a policy of not hiring any associates that came from certain scummy firms. It’s really guilt by association. This isn’t easy to figure out, but if your boss gives off bad vibes you should run and it’s probably not a bad idea to discreetly ask around. There are a lot of good small firms, but also plenty that could ruin you.
Students at highly rated schools like Harvard, Northwestern or Stanford will make $160,000 or more at their first job and will be joining a firm that has a training program with mentoring involved. The rest of us will likely make less than what they paid for a year of school and will get on the fly training and grunt work. My first day at work at a 25 lawyer firm I received an assignment to get lunch for everyone. The day after I was sworn in and officially an attorney, I was in court. Sometimes this is great and I was lucky it worked out. But I have plenty of friends that started at the bottom and became so disillusioned that they just quit.
I have yet to meet someone whose childhood dream was to negotiate shopping mall leases or work on mergers and acquisitions. And you’d have to be mentally deranged to get a thrill out of fighting for insurance companies. These are the jobs that pay well and are the most secure. When I started law school, I had a class full of wannabe environmental lawyers. When they realized that they could only get a job that helped big companies pollute the environment, they quickly gave up their passion. Every now and then you’ll meet an attorney that is making a legal career out of something they love, but it’s the exception, not the rule.
I have two friends that started their own personal injury law firm in Chicago years ago. They got office space, a secretary and even had some clients the day they hung up their shingle. But they forgot to get workers’ compensation insurance (which is now a felony in Illinois) and their secretary got hurt while working. That caused them to have to pay her tens of thousands out of pocket and almost ended their firm. There are other things you need to know like having a client trust account, registering with the Supreme Court as a business and just general operational stuff. They don’t teach you that in school.
A lot of people have midlife crises. Me, I had a quarter-life crisis a few years ago, when I turned 24. There was no impulse purchase involving a red Mustang or electric guitar, but as my iPhone alarm woke me up bright and early for work one morning in my two-bedroom NYC apartment, I pondered, "Do I have everything -- or nothing at all?"
I'd always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live -- that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.