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tynamite's avatar Dreaming lots means you have a vivid imagination which is good, and that you are thinking of lots of things in life at a certain time of the day.

Dreaming does not rid you of your freshness when you wake up in the morning. If you think this way, you should think about getting more sleep, so you would wake up refreshed. It looks you need to set yourself a time every day of which you go to bed at.

PS. Talking during your sleep means anxiousness, as our long-running concerns in life, have ways of seeping their way into our subconscious and our dreams. Look into the meanings of what is going on in your life, what you have to endure and overcome, and what is stopping you from doing the things you want to.
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tynamite's avatar Dreaming lots means you have a vivid imagination which is good, and that you are thinking of lots of things in life at a certain time of the day.

Dreaming does not rid you of your freshness when you wake up in the morning. If you think this way, you should think about getting more sleep, so you would wake up refreshed. It looks you need to set yourself a time every day of which you go to bed at.

PS. Talking during your sleep means anxiousness, as our long-running concerns in life, have ways of seeping their way into our subconscious and our dreams. Look into the meanings of what is going on in your life, what you have to endure and overcome, and what is stopping you from doing the things you want to.
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tynamite's avatar When you wake up, 90% of your dreams are forgotten. If you remember a dream, you forgot the other dreams you had.

This urban legend sounding factoid is credited to dream researcher Ludwig Strümpell in the 19th century. He says that we learn from association and repetition, so the reason why we are prone to forgetting our dreams, is because they are uniquely peculiar and vague to begin with, so our brains have trouble understanding them. By that logic, the most realistic and occuring dreams, are the most easily remembered.More information here. http://www.psywww.com/books/interp/chap01d.htm (Different psychologists have drastically varying theories of why we dream. http://www.psywww.com/books/interp/chap01e.htm )

rem sleep diagram

Above is a graph of how you fluctuate between different REM stages when you sleep, which scientists discovered when trying to find out why people are easier to wake up at certain times. When you're in Stage 4, you're dreaming and it's harder to be woken up.

While we sleep, our brains go through five different stages. The first is light sleep. During this phase while we’re just falling asleep, our muscles will begin to slow down and our body might have experience light twitching in some areas such as the arm or the leg. Stage 2 is still considered to be light sleep but it is during this phase that the body temperature will drop slightly, and our breathing and our heart rate will slow down. In Stage 3, deep sleep begins and the brain will begin to develop delta waves. These are the slowest brainwaves that the brain has. In Stage 4 of sleep, delta waves are produced in a greater amount. The breathing becomes more rhythmic and muscles have very limited activity. This is a stage of very deep sleep. These four phases of sleep are just as important to our nighttime rest and dreams as the fifth stage of sleep. However, unlike the fifth stage, these stages are considered non-REM sleep. The fifth stage is the only stage that REM sleep takes place, and it’s in this stage that most of our dreaming takes place.

Not only is REM sleep when most of our dreaming takes place, it’s also when our brain is most active while we’re sleeping. This phase begins with the brain sending out alpha waves instead of delta waves. Alpha waves allow the brain to become as active as it is while we are awake. Because of this, the heart rate once again starts to quicken as will our breathing, blood pressure will rise, and the body temperature is not as regular as it normally is. However, the rest of the body falls into a sort of temporary paralysis. This is because the brain releases glycine, which is an amino acid, into the spinal cord. The reason for this paralysis is thought to be so that we cannot act out our dreams while we are still asleep. Throughout the night, it’s possible to go through each of these five phases several times. However, each subsequent cycle, will include more REM sleep and less non-REM sleep.

http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/how79.html
Apparently shining a torch just behind your knee resets your bodyclock. It can also help you avoid jetlag.

Yes it can!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/47947.stm

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tynamite's avatar If I had to give 5 writing lessons for absolute beginners, they would be


  • Children's stories
  • <--- I wrote a writing lesson about this last year.
  • Introducing a story
  • Setting a mood
  • Characterisation
  • Tone (inc. Show don't tell)



All of these would take much longer to explain at once, than an answer warrants.

For experienced writers you can find my answer to What are some tips for advanced writers?

Don't forget to read books, so you can know what within the scope of writing is possible.
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tynamite's avatar In the UK, if you get a driving license for an automatic car, you're not legally allowed to drive a manual one.
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tynamite's avatar There is no such thing as a life changing Wikipedia article. Some like psychology and some like history. Any topic you could possibly think of is there for you to lookup, if you care to find it. There is nothing on Wikipedia that you couldn't find anywhere else or provides any original information. It's like an ice cream van that sells lots of ice creams. Yes you could go to the shop and buy them for a cheaper price and maybe get some luxury ones, but everything you could care to eat is there in that van. There's nothing on Wikipedia that is special, sorry. It's just a website you use when you can't think of or be bothered to find any other websites.

Don't stuff beans up your nose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:BEANS
^^ I love the Wikipedia humour section. It's the best part! There's some life changing lessons there! ^^

The people of Quora could learn these 2 lessons.
Wikipedia:Don't drink the consensus Kool-Aid
Wikipedia:No original research
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tynamite's avatar A board of directors, in a sentence, are the people who are not a CEO, yet they still manage to own the business because they are major shareholders in it.

Any shareholder owns a % of a business, and as they are major shareholders, they can control the business by influencing managorial decisions.

That is going to need some explaining.

When you want to start a business but do not have any capital of your own to set it up, you'll need some investors. These investors can either be from a Venture Capital firm, or be an Angel Investor, it doesn't matter. What will happen if they invest in your business, is that you'll get £xxxxxxx to fund your business, in return for X% of your profits.

That investor is now a major shareholder of your business, hence they are now on your board of directors.

As you've already secured funding, that would mean that you've already signed your investor's contract, in order for them to give you the money.

Here's the thing.

Although you own your business and have "full control" over it, however you don't have control on whether your investor is going to continue funding your business (if it's not yet profitable) or if they'll sell your shares to devalue your company (if you're already profitable). (Could you imagine Goldman Sachs selling Facebook shares to Google? That would be a shambles!)

Because the board of directors represents a major source of income (or potential revenue lost) for your business, they take it upon themselves to make suggestions for how you should run your business, and what decisions should be made. This is so they can maximise their profits and prevent their money being lost. (A good example of this is when the Yahoo! board decided to fire Carol Bartz and replace her with Marrissa Mayer.)

The way that companies work, whoever has the majority share owns the business. If I run a business that is cashflow positive, I own 60% and you own 40%, if you are investing in my business, you cannot tell me how to run it, because I own it. However if I own 50% and 3 people own 20%, 20% and 10% respectively, if I decide that I want my coffee shop to sell bagels or launch outside of London, the board of directors can have a vote and outnumber me with their decisions, as they own most of the percentage. They would need 3 votes for yes to override my one vote for no. (A good example would be Facebook as nobody from the board can fire Mark Zuckerberg or tell him what decisions to make, unlike many other tech businesses.)

I hold shares in Apple, Nokia, American Airlines and more as part of the investment society I'm in, but I'm not on their board of directors, as I don't own enough shares of those companies. It's typically investors who get on the board of directors, unless someone buys loads of shares from someone else.

The board of directors that a business has, is very important and is as important as the business itself and who is running it.

A business with a different board will have different results. For example, Jimmy Wales is the co-founder of remotely hosted wiki service, Wikia, which doesn't allow users to delete their wikis, and they merge multiple abandoned wikis together at will and steal the author's traffic when they move elsewhere. Imagine what Quora would be like, if the Demand Media (eHow, Cracked) CEO was on its board, the content farm company.

I got offered unlimited funding for all my startups from some dodgy VC company, and I refused, because the contract said that I had to disclose all propetary information, roadmaps, plans, code and intellectual property. Some people like to put the business's profitability ahead of the user and are scared to cannibalise themselves or deviate from the mainstream, like when Apple's board fired Steve Jobs or Kodak. Did you know that Kodak had the first digital camera, but refused to release it until it was too late?

Unless you deal with shares, the board of directors a company has, won't be important to you.
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tynamite's avatar You're living in a country where capital punishment is used for crimes such as murder, yet those vendetta punishments for revenge still remain, as punishments for crimes in America aren't used as a deterrent. It wasn't for murder. Capital punishment has not reduced the murder rate in any of the states it's active in. The concept of rehabilitation does not exist in the American justice system, or anywhere else in America.

Let's imagine that murder is punishable by 40 years in prison. If it was found that murderers who got 20 years in prison committed less crimes on release, than murderers who got 40 years in prison, Europe would give murderers the 20 years, and America would still give murders the 40 years. That attitude is why European countries have a lower re-offending rate.

Some people's lives are the product of their environment, and some people's lives are their own choices. It is the former, who are the lucky ones. Not everyone is given the opportunity to be happy in life.

Crime is not a justice or legal issue, it's a social issue.

People who come from poverty stricken backgrounds with bleak prospects, are more likely to do crime, as When you have nothing to lose, you have everything to gain. In our capitalist society, anyone who cannot make legal money and stay afloat with what they have, will move to dirty money as they may start dealing drugs.

People who come from poverty stricken backgrounds, are more likely to smoke and regularly drink, as they do not have the same things that normal people have, and they have to spend lots of time going without, so they use those things as escapism as they've missed out on lots of opportunities.

Ask a question about how society can transition people to stop smoking, or how social mobility can be increased, and you've got your answer.

Conspiracy Theory

One thing that can stop, is that the government should stop bringing guns and drugs into the country for criminals to buy. How else are they getting them? They're coming from somewhere! The theory is that the government brings the drugs and guns into the country, so they can lock up the degenerates from society, the scum, in order to eradicate them from society. The CIA have been known to smuggle drugs into the other countries.

Considering that America has for-profit prisons where prisoners are made to be slaves and are forced to work for private corporations in there, or be starved and whipped, this theory makes lots of sense.
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tynamite's avatar I believe you are talking about a Social Media Consultant.

Like SEO Consultants, Social Media Consultants also conduct their own research on what adverts have better CTRs and how that can be achieved.

The nature of being a consultant, is that you are being paid for your ideas. And the nature of ideas, is that they are self replicating and they cannot be revoked once given.

So because of this, you'll be hard pressed to find any Social Media Consultants who are willing to share with you their strategies. How else are they going to get paid if they do that?

You can start by looking at Involver and Wildfire, to see what businesses provide services for businesses to improve their social media communications.

http://wildfireapp.com
Involver - Mission Control For Social Media Management

Just know that your knowledge of consultancy is a tool, and tools are supposed to satisfy a need. So with that logic, you need to find yourself a requirement that needs to be promoted on social networks, and use your brain to figure out a unique strategy for that. Then maybe someone else might hire you to use it for them.
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Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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