In our series ‘out of the closets of the royalty’, this is the story of Prince John of the U.K. and queen Elizabeth’s uncle who was banished to live in obscurity.

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Last week, we commenced with Empress Elisabeth of Austria, in our series, out of the closets of Royalty. This week let’s have a look into the life of Rudolf II, variously known as Holy Roman Emperor, Archduke of Austria, King of Bohemia, King of Hungary and Croatia.

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As soon as an individual becomes an adult, irrespective of his or her origin, gender, or personal qualities, he/she inherits one really huge and heavy reality which will never go away – the requirement to take responsibility. The more you grow, the more achievements you realize, and simply the further you move on from a happy child’s world, where everything comes to you almost immediately and effortlessly, the greater will be the responsibilities that you will be required to take on.

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Let’s play a little word association game here. I’m giving you a ‘choice’. How will you reply? This article is for those who think about ‘stress’, ‘impossibility’, ‘challenge’ or ‘trouble’. Why does the decision-making process seem to be so difficult for us? Why do we have a dilemma in our minds every time it comes to making a choice between two or more equally attractive or unattractive options? There are some rules we have to follow and some mistakes we always make. Take a look at the list and try to analyze your own algorithm of making decisions.

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Where are you now? How are you living, right at the moment? What is this moment about? Are you really living it here and now? Too many questions to begin with: the present moment. However, the importance of it is more than one might think.  The point is that the vast majority of our modern “all the time in a hurry” society tends to see life as a marathon, where every person is in a race for achievements, realization of plans, dreams and goals, etc. Eventually, upon arriving right there, at the finish of your life marathon, you start to understand that there is actually something missing.  And the more you think about it, the bigger this something becomes. This is because that part is your entire life. The life that has been lost in the race. The life that will never be repeated, from the starting point.

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Is simulacrum  spreading wider and surrounding us more and more? Are we getting closer to hyperreality, than to real things? YT contributor Valeriia Tsytsyk wrote a blog post on this topic. Would you like to discuss it further? Write your comments below. 

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Over the past few decades,  understanding of the different approaches to work has changed radically. The simple fact of progress and development in varied spheres of human life is more than evident. However, in spite of all the achievements and growth, according to Ben Eubanks, there are still some unresolved issues on such basic matters as communication and cooperation. There are examples of people who are able to handle their work in a great way as individuals but who cannot cooperate with others; and when it comes to the important matter of teamwork, this causes a huge problem or even, in some cases, outright conflict.

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One of Youth Time's major events of the year, the Youth International Summer School in Shanghai is at its peak. Expert from Germany, Sven Anger conducted a workshop on the topic «The Ecology of Smart Leadership». During his session, he pointed out six qualitiesof a good leader.  Want to be a laudable leader? Check them out.

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Have you ever wondered what is that tiny part of each human being that makes each one of more than 7 billion of us different from all the others? What makes us fall in love, hate, change our inner world, simultaneously changing the world around us? Eventually, what is that force that pushes us to ask such questions? The answer is easy and complicated at once – personality.

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If history teaches us to find and keep peace, and if upon reviewing all the terrible conflicts, battles and wars, we start to feel terrified and sorry for those people who were in the middle of painful events, why do we not stop? Why do we develop and create more and more strategies, new equipment, and greater means to deliver violence to harm each other?

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