americasgreatoutdoors
americasgreatoutdoors:

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons in North Cascades National Park. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.Photo: Jim Armstrong (www.sharetheexperience.org)

americasgreatoutdoors:

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons in North Cascades National Park. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

Photo: Jim Armstrong (www.sharetheexperience.org)

ted
ted:

How to turn small talk into smart conversation »
Illustration by Dawn Kim.
James: It’s a beautiful day!John: Yes, it is a beautiful day!
See? By mirroring James’s opinion and language, John has followed the social norm, but he’s also paralyzed the discussion and missed a moment of fun. Instead, John needs to practice the art of disruption and move the dialogue forward…

ted:

How to turn small talk into smart conversation »

Illustration by Dawn Kim.

James: It’s a beautiful day!
John: Yes, it is a beautiful day!

See? By mirroring James’s opinion and language, John has followed the social norm, but he’s also paralyzed the discussion and missed a moment of fun. Instead, John needs to practice the art of disruption and move the dialogue forward…