episode #114 feminine elegance II

Carmen Dell'Orefice Having Tea by Lilian Bassman in 1950 Spoken word Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman Music Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Caroline O'Connor, Natalie Mendoza and Lara Mulcahy: Sparkling Diamonds Montefiori Cocktail: Gipsy Woman Friendly Fires: White Diamonds Beck: Diamond Dog Shirley Bassey: Diamonds Are Forever Nina Simone: See Line Woman Ella Fitzgerald: Top Hat, White… Continue reading episode #114 feminine elegance II

episode #113 feminine elegance

John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott Spoken word William Shakespeare, Eileen Atkins as Emilia in Othello ‘If wives do fall’ Music Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and P!nk: Lady Marmelade Caro Emerald: Coming Back As a Man The Isley Brothers: That Lady Joe Esposito: Lady, Lady, Lady Amy Winehouse: You Know Im No Good… Continue reading episode #113 feminine elegance

episode #111 creatures of manners

Are manners old fashioned?  In general, in a society, manners are described as either good manners or as bad manners to indicate to a person whether or not his or her behaviour is acceptable to the cultural group.  Rules of etiquette are usually unwritten and passed down from generation to generation. Social manners are in… Continue reading episode #111 creatures of manners

episode #110 creatures of etiquette

A common courtesy to act and behave in certain ways in public. We determine how to act in public or social settings because of etiquette. Let's look at what etiquette means and its importance in our lives every day.The definition of etiquette according to Merrian-Webster dictionary is following: the conduct or procedure required by good… Continue reading episode #110 creatures of etiquette

episode #109 creatures of consciousness

Consciousness Despite millennia of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosophers and scientists, consciousness remains puzzling and controversial, being "at once the most familiar and [also the] most mysterious aspect of our lives," said Susan Schneider. Perhaps the only widely agreed notion about the topic is the intuition that consciousness exists. [John Searle] Opinions differ… Continue reading episode #109 creatures of consciousness

episode #108 creatures of cognition

Questions about the nature of cognition and the relationship between the knowing mind and external reality have been debated by philosophers since antiquity starting with Plato and Aristotle. Plato's approach to the study of the mind suggested that people understand the world by first identifying basic principles buried deep inside themselves, then using rational thought… Continue reading episode #108 creatures of cognition

episode #107 creatures of emotions

“Emotion” is a term that came into use in the English language in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. French émotion, from Old French, from esmovoir, to excite, from Vulgar Latin *exmovēre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin movēre, to move). "No one felt emotions before about 1830. Instead they felt other things – 'passions', 'accidents… Continue reading episode #107 creatures of emotions

episode #106 creatures of intuition

Intuition is defined as the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.  The word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri translated as "consider" or from the late middle English word intuit, "to contemplate”. In the past decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have made enormous strides in… Continue reading episode #106 creatures of intuition

episode #105 creatures of instinct

Instinct is an innate impulse or motivation, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to certain external stimuli. Today instinct is generally described as a stereotyped, apparently unlearned, genetically determined behaviour pattern. Instinct is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behaviour, containing both innate (inborn) and learned elements.… Continue reading episode #105 creatures of instinct