The Trick to Precise Performance: Learn to Chair-fly from the Blue Angels

The Blue Angels are the US Navy’s elite aerial demonstration team. In precise formations, they fly as close as 45 centimeters (18 inches) while traveling as fast as 1125 kilometers/hour (700 mph). That type of risky operation takes detailed and deliberate planning. Team members must follow each step with discipline, visualizing every move ahead of

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What is Your Brand? 12 Archetypes for Understanding Yourself and Your Image

Find your dominant archetype. Develop your personal brand based on your strengths and communicate them through your archetype to effectively reach your highest potential.

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Climbing Krabi

Krabi’s majestic limestone karsts stand as ever-vigilant sentinels looking over the verdant tropical landscape. To the adventuresome, the mountains call to be climbed. Climbing challenges us to overcome our fears, to patiently listen to our bodies, to move with planning and deliberation, and above all, to trust. Body and mind focus intently on feet and

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Elephant Camps and Waterfalls: Hiking Mae Wang

Mae Wang (แม่วาง) is a scenic mountain area winding along the banks of the Wang River–not to be confused with another Wang River (แม่น้ำวัง) which is one of the four northern rivers that flow into Thailand’s “Prince of Rivers”, the Chaophraya.  Mae Wang is really more of a mountain stream whose headwaters begin just south and

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Hiking Chiang Mai’s “Sticky Falls” — How This Rare Natural Wonder Got Its Super SpiderMan Power

Sticky Falls, or Namtok Buatong, in Chiang Mai is a rare natural wonder formed from carbonates that give a Spiderman-like grip even under the water. Take a look and learn how it got there!

How to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness Through Insight

A Review of Dr. Tasha Eurich’s Book Insight Is Introspection the Road to Self-Awareness? What do you picture in your mind when you think of someone practicing “introspection”? A Buddhist hermit perched on a rock in the mountains? Maybe a hippie gazing at his navel? Or maybe a high-powered tech executive practicing mindfulness to get

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Mediterranean Mosaics of Chaos and Order: How Arabic-Speaking Norman Warriors Produced Multicultural Marvels

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” –Carl Jung In the Mediterranean region, diverse cultures and religions of Africa, Asia, and Europe chaotically churn like turbulent currents beating upon a rocky shore. The pounding water brings destruction and change, gradually reshaping the land over the centuries. At the same

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A 10th Century Multicultural Eve, Serpent, and Adam

Today’s image of Eve, the Serpent, and Adam in our series on Serpents, Seduction, and Sin: “The Fall” in Art Through the Ages is another illuminated manuscript from the Iberian Peninsula. The Codex Vigilanus (named for one of the scribes), also known as Codex Albeldensis (after the monastery in which is was made), is a

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