Take Time To ThinkDavis Goss

Written by Davis Goss

Take Time To Think Davis Goss

I recently saw a program on television whereinrepparttar participants discussedrepparttar 145570 degree to which present day computer technology has contributed to our economy, well-being and our ability to communicate. They pointed outrepparttar 145571 many ways that this technology was already obsolete and that further refinements will impact our future in ways we dare not imagine.

This scares me.

This advancement precipitates an increasing reliance on computer skills and "pushrepparttar 145572 envelope" technology. This over-emphasis tends to wean people away from original thinking. Overrepparttar 145573 years I've seen many very bright people let their computers do their thinking for them. They became un- suspecting victims of somebody else=s thinking. This robbed them of their individuality and innovative skills.

I've been a student and practitioner of creative thinking all my life. I was a creative consultant long beforerepparttar 145574 Internet was a factor. From my admittedly bias point of view, I thinkrepparttar 145575 time has come to champion a new technology. The next technological breakthrough should berepparttar 145576 re-discovery of creative thinking!

* The kind of individual creativity and innovative genius that built our free enterprise system. * The kind of uncluttered common sense creativity that is devoid of academic "isms" and "ologies". * The kind of creativity that existed (and worked!) long before time and technology distorted its relevance and simplicity

Webster defines creative thinking as "the ability to be productive through imaginative skills". Take a moment to think about what this really says. "The ability to be productive". To be productive , according to Webster, is to "establish results, benefits and profits". And how does he suggest that we do this? He says it should be "through imaginative skills". Notice that he makes no reference to technological skills or training. He says nothing about academic proficiency, administrative talents or scanningrepparttar 145577 Internet. He mentions only one method and that is to utilizerepparttar 145578 imagination And imagination, he reminds us, is Athe forming of mental images (ideas) of things not present torepparttar 145579 senses or never before wholly perceived@.

IDEAS! As important as modern day technological tools are, it should be realized that throughout all recorded history nothing was ever accomplished, no goal was ever reached, no need was ever met and no problem was ever solved that didn't begin with an idea !

Ideas arerepparttar 145580 substance ofrepparttar 145581 imagination. They arerepparttar 145582 effects of creative thinking. When people ignore or overlook new ideas and concepts, they risk becoming victims of another's creative initiative regardless of their technological competence. While any activity should utilizerepparttar 145583 best technological aids available, it behooves us to be alert torepparttar 145584 necessity for balance and make specific, conscious efforts to increase our imaginative skills. We should be constantly scanning our mental horizons for opportunities for growth and advancement and become aware of events and circumstances that can contribute productivity in Aestablishing results, benefits and profit....through their imaginative skills@

Mysteries of Syndrome X Revealed

Written by Emily Clark

Ive put on 40 pounds in one year! It doesnt matter how much I workout, I cant lose weight. My doctor must think Im eating pizzas inrepparttar closet.

With nearly 4 million Americans weighing in at over 300 pounds, is it any wonderrepparttar 145468 above cries are heard each and every day by countless frustrated people who cant lose weight? One such cause forrepparttar 145469 ever increasing need to buy larger pants is a disease known as Syndrome X.

Syndrome X is also referred to as Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome X and Insulin Resistance. It is a very common disease; however it is widely overlooked by many medical professionals. One statistic reveals 1 in 3 people suffer from it.

This syndrome is a precursor to developing Diabetes Type 2. Sufferers have a high level of insulin. Their bodies are unable to process allrepparttar 145470 insulin that is being made from their diet. As a result, they become insulin resistant.

Think of it like this: You knock on someones door because you want to come in. If they dont answer, what normally happens? You knock again, right? Sometimes you may even knock a third time, trying to gain entry. Insulin works inrepparttar 145471 same manner. The pancreas produces insulin (knock). Some foods causerepparttar 145472 body to produce even higher levels of insulin (knock again). Once you become insulin resistant, develop Syndrome X,repparttar 145473 body is unable to properly processrepparttar 145474 glucose, thereforerepparttar 145475 pancreas tries to make up for it by producing even more insulin. It thinks no one is home and just keeps making more.

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