Month: August 2020

5 Reasons Why You Should Learn a Foreign Language

During the modern age, with globalization at its height, knowing one or two secondary languages has become more than a simple feat of high class and intelligence but also a strict requirement in many occasions. Whether itís for professional, social or personal reasons, learning at least one foreign language is a must for anyone that wants to keep his or her head up high in todayís society. Letís take a focused look on 5 of the main reasons that should turn you towards learning a foreign language Jobs recruitment.
1. Professional Requirement
This is probably the main reason for which one would learn a foreign language. Many professions require the knowledge of at least one or two foreign languages, depending on the field of the job. Most jobs may ask that you know an international language such as English, French, Spanish or German or a business-specific language such as Chinese, Japanese, Russian and so forth. If youíre a native English speaker you may have it a bit easier, since English is the main international language (and one that is present the most often in job descriptions) but knowing a secondary might also prove vital.
2. Social Bonus
Yes, knowing a foreign language (or more) is definitely a social bonus. Thereís definitely a steep hill to climb between being presented as someone that doesnít know any foreign language whatsoever against being presented as a polyglot. Another case when knowing a foreign language can be literally a social blessing is when meeting a foreigner whose language you can speak. Theyíll be extremely impressed by your ability to talk with them through their own native tongue, although youíre on home grounds and this fact can single handedly create a great impression around you. If the foreigner happens to be part of a business meeting, this impression can turn to a successful business partnership, bringing you both professional and social satisfactions.
3. Family Communication
Itís often the case where a couple formed out of persons of diverse nationalities understand each other through a commonly known international language such as English. However, theyíll soon want to start learning the other personís mother tongue, not only for a better communication, but also out of respect for them.
4. Personal Satisfaction
Learning a foreign language is one of the highest intellectual goals that one could have, on a personal scale. Think about a difficult puzzle, or math problem that takes months if not years of constant studying in order to be solved. The process of solving it may be a hard, arduous one but the yell of joy at the end is well worth it. Itís the same case with learning a foreign language: the learning process is not easy and youíll have many small issues and problems to tackle along the way. Youíll have to focus on various aspects of the problem, such as spelling, grammar, reading, pronunciation and so forth. If you keep the problem in sight however and if you donít lose interest in it, the chances of solving it are extremely high and the intellectual fulfillment that you get at the end is incomparable to anything else.
5. Keeping Your Mind Healthy
Itís been scientifically proven that by learning a new language, the process stimulates your brain in such a way that it will make you more keen on understanding and learning other subjects, including ìrealî disciplines such as math, physics, chemistry and so forth. Learning a new language requires the memorizing and understanding of several thousand new words and concepts, which offers your brain a good training for future occasions where memorizing is a must. After studying a foreign language youíll have better results with studying for exams, with information assimilation and generally, with keeping your mind healthy and ìactiveî even at older ages.

5 ìExtraî Things to Remember On Every Dive

When you pack your gear bag, your checklist probably includes the usual gear and emergency equipment, mask, fins, regulator and one of those kits with a few extra o-rings, neoprene patches and regulator mouthpieces. Here are a few extra things that you can throw into your gear bag that will make your dive more comfortable, confident, and safe personal protective equipment ppe.
Citrus beverages
When I surface, the first thing I want to do is get the taste of ocean out of my mouth. As much as I appreciate the smell of the sea and the salty air, Iím not so enthusiastic about having it on my tongue. Water is refreshing, but I find that I can drink a few liters of bottled water and still taste the remnants of the sea in my mouth.
After experimenting with dozens of beverage candidates, I find that Five Alive is hands-down the best cure for oceanmouth. Other citrus juices are good, but none are quite as effective as Five Alive. The better ones were those that contain acidic juices like pineapple and grapefruit.
The juice serves another purpose: rehydration. It seems counterintuitive that spending an hour submerged in water can cause dehydration, but itís true. The air in your tanks is very dry ñ necessarily so, since moisture in a tank will rust it from the inside. Just breathing in that dry air for an hour will silently dehydrate you. Drink something when you get back to the boat and you can avoid the symptoms of dehydration such as headache, nausea and dizziness.
Long-sleeved rashgard or cotton shirt
Did you know that the chemicals in sunscreen are poisonous to reef-dwelling marine life? You need to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation, but you donít want to slather on the SPF lotion before your dive. Cover up the old fashioned way with a cotton shirt or a long-sleeved rashguard.
Laminated Dive Table Chart
Are you dependent on your computer? Go back and review your certification training and learn how to calculate your residual nitrogen using tables. Computers are great tools, but it behooves every diver to remember how to manage their nitrogen levels without gadgetry.
A ìdry bagî
A dry bag neednít be anything fancy ñ inexpensive bags with resealable flaps are available at most camping or marine supply stores. They donít need to be watertight to 100 ft ñ since you leave them on the boat in your gear bag. My favorite is a bright yellow, rubber bag with a top that folds over three times and tucks into itself for an easy watertight seal. Many divers on a budget will use a variety of disposable resealable freezer bags.
In my dry bag, I keep:
ï Tissues ñ a necessity. After purging my mask a few times, my sinuses get rebellious.
ï Cotton Swabs ñ some gentle attention to get the water out of my ears.
ï A photocopy of my identification & passport ñ just in case
ï Band-aids ñ because I stub my toes on boats
ï Everything that was in my pockets ñ Before donning my wetsuit, my dry bag (by virtue of its sealability) is a good place to keep a cell phone, camera, wallet, jewelry, car keys, etc.
Tell someone where you are going and who youíre with.
Make this a habit, so you donít need to be concerned when an emergency arises.
First, make sure the dive operator knows who you are, where you are staying, and who to contact in case of an emergency. If you are injured during a dive, the dive operators might whisk you directly to the nearest hospital, medical clinic or decompression chamber. If the medical staff canít determine your identity, it can complicate your medical attention.
Second, tell someone who isnít diving with you where you are going. That could be others in your party, the hotel concierge, or a phone call to a relative back home. Tell them the name of the dive shop, your destination, the departure time and estimated return time for your dive excursion. If you know it, include the names of the boat, its captain, and divemaster. If you are traveling alone or diving in a group, write the information down and leave it with the hotel office. If your hotel is near a popular diving spot, they will be used to that sort of thing.

‘World Day of Prayer’ Unites People of All Faiths

On Sept. 14, hundreds of thousands of people will come together in prayer during the 13th annual Unity World Day of Prayer. This interfaith event is open to people of all faiths and all walks of life Newsrector.

Unity is a worldwide movement founded in 1889 that helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles to their daily lives. It is best known for Daily Word, a monthly magazine of inspirational messages that is distributed to about 1 million people in 175 countries.

Since 1994, millions of people have joined in a partnership of prayer during World Day of Prayer vigils held at many of the nearly 900 Unity churches and centers around the world.

Last year, participants offered prayers for an estimated 1.3 million people during the prayer vigil at the Unity world headquarters at Unity Village, Mo. People send the names of friends and family to Unity on prayer lists for this vigil. Each name is read quietly and sacredly during the vigil.

“In Unity, we know that prayer works,” said Unity President Charlotte Shelton. “We host World Day of Prayer as an opportunity for humankind to experience a transformation of health, abundance and love on a global level.”

Silent Unity, the transdenominational prayer ministry of Unity, maintains a 24-hour prayer vigil every day of the year and receives more than 2 million letters, telephone calls and Internet requests for prayer annually.

To learn more about the Unity World Day of Prayer, to submit names of friends and family members for the prayer vigil, and to enjoy an affirmation set to sound and motion, visit You can also find Unity churches that serve as host centers for local World Day of Prayer activities.

“We invite people to make a sacred connection with God and prayer participants around the world as they unite in positive attitude, understanding and love on this special day,” Shelton said.