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According to John Baldoni If you need to make an argument about an issue about which you feel very strongly, don’t use rhetoric. Tell a story. He gave an example, and here is it:Representative Keith Ellison spoke to the press before hearings convened by Representative Peter King to investigate the radicalization of American Muslims in the United States. After making his case about why Muslims were being unjustly singled out by the hearings, Ellison closed his statement with a story about Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a paramedic who perished on 9/11 while trying…

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Recently, a classmate of mine walked up to me beaming with smiles. “Hi dear, I would like to inform you about my wedding coming up in October. I know it is still months away but I just want to ensure you are carried along.”Of course, many congratulations and hugs came up as I received the news. It was great news that finally, someone from our class was getting married. It also brought to mind many other friends, in different courses, who had gotten married or were also about to.It was interesting and also a bit sobering.I wondered…

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needs-friendship

It may take years to build friendships but it only takes one minute for a friendship to turn sour. Why? Because we take a lot of things for granted. I believe familiarity should bring respect and not contempt but there are others who don’t think like me. These people take for granted the gift of friends, because of certain bitter experiences. They choose to forget those the times when life made a lot of sense, when it was all rosy. They get to a point where they feel they do not need friends.No matter how you see it…

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One of the biggest challenges for many people is how to know the roles we can play in times of disaster. A lot of families have suffered much and also lost a lot to Hurricane Harvey. Those of us who had the opportunity of seeing some live feeds from Houston would know that much damage was done. It’s natural that you want to know some of the relief efforts going on and how you could be a part of these efforts so we have compiled a list here:1. The Greater Houston Community Foundation, for example, is collecting donations…

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Lilliputian as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary means, ‘small’, ‘miniature’, ‘petty’. Put together, Lilliputian hallucination refers to abnormal visual perception. Things, people or animals seem smaller than they would be in real life. Quick scenarios where this came up would be the “little people” who lived on the island of Lilliput in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver Travels, 1726. Also, Alice in Wonderland and the Israelite description of their grasshopper like look beside the giants living in Jericho.It is okay to use the word Lilliputian when something is actually small or tiny or little. You may only come off…

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