Month: June 2010

Iranian Cartoonist Flees ‘Unimaginable’ Conditions, Reflects On Life In Exile

Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani is among some 150 Iranian intellectuals, media workers, journalists, and bloggers who were forced to leave Iran following the postelection crackdown last year. According to Amnesty International, as many as 5,000 people were arrested in Iran following weeks of antigovernment demonstrations.

Ramezani is the founder of Iran’s first Cartoonist Society and the president of the Cartoonist Society of Gilan. He spoke to RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari about why he fled his homeland and what it means to live in exile.

Suburban malls headed toward a new life?

“For the next five to 10 years, the future is going to be creatively retrofitting existing structures,” said James Conroy, director of Chicago-area development for Casto Lifestyle Properties, the Florida developer spearheading the $190 million remake of the mall.

Welcoming Your Emotional Genius

So the empathic approach to anger is not to transcend it, nor suppress it, nor express it all over people. Instead, the empathic approach helps you turn toward anger (and all of your emotions) and discover the gifts and the skills it brings you. That’s genius!

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