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Calls for Poetry contributions

Deadline: 15 January 2019

Publication date: 15 February 2019

Theme: Water

 

PM LINK SOLUTIONS is calling for all uprising poets from all over the world to contribute to it’s first poetry collection book to be tittled FEED “MY INNER BEING”

 

This piece of work will consist of 100 selected poems from different Poets all over the world, poems should have the theme WATER it can be any poem about anything with that inner sound of the element water.

 

Submissions are open from 02 September 2018 and will close 15th January 2019.

 

Rules:

* Poets are to submit original work as each poem will undergo strict plagiarism check prior acceptance.

* Each poet can submit up to a maximum of 6 poems in a single document (pdf/docs) multiple submissions wont be allowed.

* Submissions can be made via email only to the email adress provided bellow before the 15 of January 2019, any late submissions will not be considered.

* Our editor is looking for enticing work and will judge based on Craft and Content.

* NB: PM Link Solutions is a small uprising print, for now there’s no compensation for submitted work, however all the contributors 20180901_161908_0001.pngwill recieve a free digital copy of the book immediately after publication.

* Poets biographies shall be posted across all our social media territory and our blogs

Submissions to be emailed to:

Pmlink-solutions@outlook.com

Enquiries:

+27786028104/

email: pallangmofokeng@gmail.com

 

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9 types of intelligence Which are you?

  • People do not have a set intellectual capacity.
  • Psychologist, Howard Gardner, introduced the theory of multiple types of intelligence.
  • According to Gardner there are nine different types of intelligence.
  • An understanding of one’s areas of intelligence can be useful when striving to maximise one’s strengths.

The word intelligence often conjures up images of maths and science or IQ tests and complicated algorithms. People who are thought to have high intelligence are valued and often considered a cut above the rest. How do you measure intelligence however? And, is there only one kind? What if you are useless at maths, but brilliant at languages…does that make you unintelligent?

These are the very questions that Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner addressed in his 1983 book, “Frames of the Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences.” Here, Gardener explains that people do not have a set intellectual capacity, but rather many kinds of intelligences, for example a person can be musically intelligent, but terrible with numbers. In his book, Gardener argues that traditional psychometric views of measuring intelligence are too narrow and that they can’t possibly capture all the abilities and talents people possess. He states that it would be incomplete to judge someone’s intelligence by one or two factors alone. In fact, Gardener suggests that there are nine different types of intelligence, which one are you?

1. Naturalistic Intelligence

Have you noticed how some people can make anything grow? It’s as if they have a ‘green thumb’. Others connect with animals easily and some are completely at home in nature. Naturalistic intelligence describes people who are sensitive to the natural world. They enjoy being outside, nurturing and exploring the environment. People with high naturalistic intelligence are sensitive to subtle changes in nature and the environment around them.

2. Musical Intelligence

Not everyone has green thumbs and a love for the great outdoors. Instead, some people are naturally drawn towards music. People with musical intelligence are generally more sensitive to sound and often pick up on noises that others would not normally be aware of. They have an excellent sense of rhythm and the ability to recognise tone and pitch. More often than not they play an instrument or are involved in music as a profession.

3. Logical–Mathematical Intelligence

Of all the types of intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence is the most similar to what we typically associate with general intelligence. People with this type of intelligence are excellent at maths and working with numbers. They can recognise patterns easily and work out processes in a logical manner. They have excellent reasoning skills and can often talk themselves out of trouble. People with high logical–mathematical intelligence are often drawn to games involving strategy and the solving of puzzles.

4. Existential Intelligence

While many of us are happy with going about our lives day by day, people with high levels of existential intelligence often think more deeply about daily occurrences. They ask questions similar to why are we here? And, what is the point of all this? They are often deeply philosophical thinkers and they have the capacity to look for answers to questions bigger than themselves. Existential intelligence is often called spiritual or moral intelligence.

5. Interpersonal Intelligence

Do you have a natural ability to get on well with others? Are you good at reading people and social situations? If this is the case, chances are that you have a high level of interpersonal intelligence. People with this type of intelligence are often good at reading verbal and non-verbal cues as well as determining temperament and mood. They feel empathy easily. Often this type of intelligence can be found in politicians, social workers, life coaches and psychologists.

6. Linguistic Intelligence

Linguistic Intelligence is the type of intelligence that is most commonly shared by humans. It involves our ability to think in words and use these words to make oneself understood. People with high linguistic intelligence are very good at putting their feelings and thoughts into words in order to make others understand them. They are drawn to activities such as reading, writing and public speaking.

7. Bodily–Kinesthetic Intelligence

People high in Bodily–kinesthetic intelligence have an excellent sense of timing and a great mind-body coordination as well as fine and gross motor skills. They are able to use their bodies to convey feelings and ideas and, as a result, they often take up roles in dance, sports or medicine. They use their bodies to solve problems and create something meaningful.

8. Intra–Personal Intelligence

Do you understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions and are you able to use this understanding in your everyday life? If this is the case, you probably have high intra-personal intelligence. Intra-personal intelligence refers to an understanding of oneself and the human condition as a whole. They are known as ‘self-smart’ people and, despite having a deeper understanding of their own emotions, they are often quite shy. Philosophers, spiritual leaders, psychologist and writers usually have high intra-personal intelligence.

9. Spatial Intelligence

Spatial intelligence is defined as the ability to consider things in three dimensions. People with high spatial intelligence are generally very creative and usually have a vivid imagination, high artistic ability and excellent spatial reasoning. These people are often referred to as ‘picture smart’ and can be found in professions such as architecture, design and map reading.

It must be noted that Gardner’s theory received harsh criticism from psychologists. Many felt that his definition of intelligence is too broad, merely representing skills and talents and not intelligence per se. His lack of empirical research has also been questioned. Despite this however his theory of multiple intelligence is still widely used by teachers and educators. A good understanding of the different types of intelligence can help one identify one’s skills and talents, thus pointing you in the right direction when choosing a future career or area of study. Besides, isn’t it nice to know that even if you are completely useless at maths it doesn’t necessarily mean that you aren’t smart!

Which are you?

Winter facts

Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate zones (winter does not occur in the tropical zone). It occurs after autumn and before spring in each year. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snowand freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the sun’s elevation with respect to the North or South Pole is at its most negative value (that is, the sun is at its farthest below the horizon as measured from the pole). The day on which this occurs has the shortest day and the longest night, with a daylength increasing and nightlength decreasing as the season processes after the solstice. The earliest sunset and latest sunrise dates outside the polar regions differ from the date of the winter solstice, however, and these depend on latitude, due to the variation in the solar day throughout the year caused by the Earth’s elliptical orbit (see earliest and latest sunrise and sunset).

 

Cause

 

The tilt of the Earth’s axis relative to its orbital plane plays a large role in the formation of weather. The Earth is tilted at an angle of 23.44° to the plane of its orbit, causing different latitudes to directly face the Sun as the Earth moves through its orbit. This variation brings about seasons. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere faces the Sun more directly and thus experiences warmer temperatures than the Northern Hemisphere. Conversely, winter in the Southern Hemisphere occurs when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted more toward the Sun. From the perspective of an observer on the Earth, the winter Sun has a lower maximum altitude in the sky than the summer Sun.

During winter in either hemisphere, the lower altitude of the Sun causes the sunlight to hit that hemisphere at an oblique angle. In regions experiencing winter, the same amount of solar radiation is spread out over a larger area. This effect is compounded by the larger distance that the light must travel through the atmosphere, allowing the atmosphere to dissipate more heat. Compared with these effects, the changes in the distance of the earth from the sun are negligible.

The manifestation of the meteorological winter (freezing temperatures) in the northerly snow–prone parallels is highly variable depending on elevation, position versus marine winds and the amount of precipitation. A case in point is Canada, a country normally associated with tough winters. Winnipeg on the Great Plains at a relative distance from large bodies of water has a January high of −11.3 °C (11.7 °F) and a low of −21.4 °C (−6.5 °F).[2] In comparison, Vancouver on the coast with a marine influence from moderating Pacific winds has a January low of 1.4 °C (34.5 °F) with days well above freezing at 6.9 °C (44.4 °F).[3] Both areas are on the 49th parallel north and in the same western half of the continent. A similar effect, although with less extreme differentials, is found in Europe where in spite of the northerly latitude of the islands, the British Isles has not a single non-mountain weather station with a below-freezing mean temperature.[4]

Our deepest fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God.
Your playing small 
Does not serve the world. 
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking 
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, 
As children do. 
We were born to make manifest 
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; 
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, 
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. 
As we’re liberated from our own fear, 
Our presence automatically liberates others.