In the first half, internationally recognized expert in the fields of communication and relationships, John Gray PhD., discussed innate differences between men and women as related to workplace problems. A survey of 100,000 men and women in the workplace found a number of "blind spots," in which the sexes were unaware of how each other saw things differently. For example, because women often wait to be invited to offer their opinion, while men toss their ideas out, a man assumes that the woman has nothing to say, he reported. But "the truth is, she has a lot to say, and it will always bring in another point of view because women quite often do see the world in a different way," he continued.
If we can expand the awareness of what goes on inside men and women in the workplace, situations can improve, Gray suggested. Women often misinterpret things that men say to them, and feel as if it's a personal slight or something intentionally against them, which increases their stress level, he remarked. Women's stress levels run twice as high as men in the workplace, and 400% higher than men when they get home, which has led to decreased levels of happiness in women over the years, he cited. Gray also talked about how depression and stress affect men and women differently-- men feel a lack of motivation, while women feel a lack of happiness. Instead of taking antidepressants, he suggested the use of natural supplements such as lithium orotate.
In the latter half, founder of the Palmistry Institute, Vernon Mahabal, predicted trends for the United States based on the repeated patterns he sees in the thousands of palms he reads, as well as through his understanding of Indian astrological cycles. We entered into the Dasa (Mars) period in 2008, a bellicose seven-year cycle filled with unsettling crises, in which people are reliant on their the wits and intuition, he detailed. In early 2015, we'll go into the Rahu period, he said, an 18 year cycle that will bring in many changes. He foresees Americans slowly moving into a more agrarian situation, in a community-based economy. "I see mass migrations of people," but instead of people moving to where their job is, they'll move to where they feel comfortable.
In the Rahu cycle (2015-2033), Americans will become more grounded, and feel more responsibility to their provinces or communities than to their states. In fact, in about 5 years, en masse, "people will practically ignore the government," and because of this disinterest government will mostly fall apart in about 10 years, Mahabal predicted. As the spirit of the community becomes stronger, competitiveness and aggressiveness will be funneled into shared projects, he suggested. In about 10 years, 1/4 of the population will have something directly do with farming, but in contrast to the agrarian society of 100 years ago, there'll be technology mixed in to produce high yields of nutritive and high quality foods, he outlined.