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Oil prices drop after IMF cuts growth forecast

Brent crude oil prices fell toward $48 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 implying lower demand for fuel.

Global growth is projected at 3.5 per cent for 2015 and 3.7 per cent for 2016, the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook report, reducing its forecast by 0.3 percentage points for both years.

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CVPD: Penyakit Mematikan dan Paling Merusak Bagi Jeruk

Oleh: I W. Mudita dan R.L. Natonis

A. Apa Itu CVPD dan Mengapa Penting?
CVPD adalah nama penyakit jeruk, singkatan dari Citrus Vein Phloem Degeneration. Dalam bahasa Indonesia nama ini berarti kerusakan pembuluh floem tanaman jeruk. Di luar negeri penyakit ini dikenal dengan nama berbeda-beda di setiap negara. Nama CVPD sendiri, meskipun dalam bahasa Inggris, adalah nama yang digunakan di Indonesia. Nama resmi yang kini digunakan di seluruh dunia adalah huanglongbing, disingkat HLB, nama dalam bahasa Mandarin yang berarti pucuk menguning.

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Three reasons why WE argue

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1). Delusions of being right

Being wrong is simply intolerable for so many of us. It seems we’d rather disappear from the earth than admit that we made a mistake or a moral error. Forget that. We’ll defend our righteousness until the end!

Interestingly, being wrong is one of the more common experiences that anyone can have. We constantly make errors in judgment, miscalculations, oversights, mistakes and often betray what we know deep down is the right thing to do. There isn’t a perfect person on this planet. Therefore, defending ourselves is a massive set up for interpersonal conflict. Others can often see clearly when you are in the wrong. And they – in one way or another – want to hold you accountable.

And you know the rest of the story.

When that rejection comes; when people don’t take kindly to you, it often fuels further blame, insistence and self-righteousness. And the cycle breeds conflict and tension in relationships continues. This is self-sabotage. According to the study, it will take years off your life.

2). Emotional insistence on the impossible

Not many people in the psychology and personal development are discussing insistence, but it plays a major role in stressful relationships. Emotional insistence happens when you want to change the impossible – or what you have no control over. It manifests in imperatives:

You’re my wife! You should understand.
You’re my husband. You have to agree with me.
You’re my kid. You have to become a doctor.
He’s my brother, so he should be my friend. We must get along.

And so on. We insist that things be a certain way when, in reality, there are never likely to become so. The insistence on the impossible (or extremely unlikely) leads to conflict, grudges, stress and despair.

3). The magic of blaming

In an instant of blame, you make all your problems someone else’s fault. So, even if you’re life is a wreck, at least you maintain your innocence.

Of course, your problems remain forever out of your control when you believe they originate outside of you. And, as you well know, other people don’t take kindly to being blamed. They usually just blame right back and now you’ve got another argument on your hands.

What they all have in common

All three of these reasons share a common thread. Each of the above patterns invites rejection into your life. When you chronically blame, insist on the impossible and delude yourself with your own righteousness, you set yourself up to be chronically rejected.

When that rejection comes; when people don’t take kindly to you, it often fuels further blame, insistence and self-righteousness. And the cycle breeds conflict and tension in relationships continues. This is self-sabotage. According to the study, it will take years off your life.

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