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Deadly Floods Sweep Through Bavarian Towns (PHOTOS)

BRAUNSBACH, GERMANY - MAY 30:  A man stands among boulders, smashed trees and cars and other debris that cover a street in the village center following a furious flash flood the night before on May 30, 2016 in Braunsbach, Germany. The flood tore through Braunsbach, crushing cars, ripping corners of houses and flooding homes during a storm that hit southwestern Germany. Miraculously no one in Braunsbach was killed, though three people died as a result of the storm in other parts of the country.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BRAUNSBACH, GERMANY – MAY 30: A man stands among boulders, smashed trees and cars and other debris that cover a street in the village center following a furious flash flood the night before on May 30, 2016 in Braunsbach, Germany. The flood tore through Braunsbach, crushing cars, ripping corners of houses and flooding homes during a storm that hit southwestern Germany. Miraculously no one in Braunsbach was killed, though three people died as a result of the storm in other parts of the country. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Heavy rains across parts of Europe this week have caused rivers to overflow and flash floods to inundate small towns in Germany and France. In southern Germany, at least five people are reported to have been killed in several towns hit by flash floods. The floodwaters surged quickly, smashing houses and cars, piling up debris, and forcing some to seek refuge on rooftops. Weather forecasters are warning of more heavy rainfall over the next few days…

 

True grit may be a false concept

The concept of “grit” has risen to prominence recently on a wave of publicity for Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. The idea of grit is that success is about more than just natural talent—finding something you’re passionate about and persevering in it is more important than how talented you are to start out with. This can help to explain why people who are highly talented aren’t always successful…

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2 comments on “True grit may be a false concept.

  1. rosegantner
    26/06/2016

    Just got moved in to new home and received your book. Fala. Rose

    Sent from my iPhone

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