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Happy Hanukkah 2017

Tonight is the lighting of the first Hanukkah candle. Of all the Jewish holidays, Hanukkah is probably my favorite. And that is not only because of its trappings – all the light, and the candles, and the sufganiyot and the levivot (I so love levivot) – but also because of its message.

Naturally, I am not speaking of the 7-day-oil message. That is something anyone, from wee children to their proud grandmothers and grandfathers know too well. So well, in fact, that it causes the skeptical adults to voice their disbelief and growing distrust of this holiday, as they say that is impossible and they do not believe in miracles… (more…)

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Cinderella’s glass slippers and the power of words

Today’s discussion is going to be somewhat different than usual. I would like to talk about the importance of words in our lives, despite the fact that most of us don’t usually credit them with any importance at all. How a single word can shape the concepts and paradigms of whole people’s and countries.

The familiar story I have chosen to focus on today is, as you have already guessed, the story of Cinderella.

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Illustration: symbols

Harness the power of symbols

The human brain is amazing and still, at this point of history and development of science, very much mysterious. Much more is unknown yet than discovered, but there are some things which scientists and researchers have uncovered and identified.

One of them is some insight into the way we process symbols as opposed to verbal, textual messages. In this post I shall be using the infographics I found researching the subject, at an education blog Mr G Online (here). For example, did you know:

  • that we only require 150 milliseconds to process a symbol and 100 milliseconds to attach a meaning to it? (more…)

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Ruled by emotions

What makes us decide what we do?

A good question, and some of you may be surprised by the answer.

But wait, perhaps some of you are surprised already: why do we care, actually? What makes this our business to know? After all, we are not neuroscientists, we are Qualitly Assurance specialists. What we care about is…

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