Sunday, January 31, 2010

full moon

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Monday, January 18, 2010


People often say that motivation doesn´t last.
Well, neither does bathing, that´s why we recommend it daily.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Intrinsic motivation and the 16 basic desires theory

Professor Steven Reiss has proposed a theory that find 16 basic desires that guide nearly all human behavior. These basic desires represent intrinsic desires that directly motivate a person's behavior, and not aimed at indirectly satisfying other desires.
Acceptance, the need for approval
Curiosity, the need to think
Eating, the need for food
Family, the need to raise children
Honor, the need to be loyal to the traditional values of one's clan/ethnic group
Idealism, the need for social justice
Independence, the need for individuality
Order, the need for organized, stable, predictable environments
Physical Activity, the need for exercise
Power, the need for influence of will
Romance, the need for sex
Saving, the need to collect
Social Contact, the need for friends (peer relationships)
Status, the need for social standing/importance
Tranquility, the need to be safe
Vengeance, the need to strike back

Monday, January 04, 2010


Maus A Survivor's Tale is an autobiography by Art Spiegelman, told using the comics form. Parts of the story were originally published in the magazine RAW between 1980 to 1991The complete story was published in two volumes: the first in 1986 ("My Father Bleeds History") and the second in 1991 ("And Here My Troubles Began"). The graphic novel as a whole took thirteen years to complete. It recounts the struggle of Spiegelman's father to survive the Holocaust as a Polish Jew and draws largely on his recollections of his experiences. The author employs various animals to represent different nationalities. The Jews are represented by mice. The Germans are represented by cats. The Poles are represented by pigs. The Americans are represented by dogs. The French are represented by frogs. The British are represented by fish. Two children of a Jew and a German are shown as a mouse with cat stripes The Russians are represented by bears. The Koreans are represented by monkeys. The Czechs are represented by rabbits.
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