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Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves : NPR

Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves : NPR | All Together Now | Scoop.it
Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.

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A Grain of Truth in a Slice of Pizza

A Grain of Truth in a Slice of Pizza | All Together Now | Scoop.it
Today's guest post comes to Family Matters from Dr. Ruth Nemzoff and Dr. Ellen Rovner, both Brandeis University scholars.
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"New York Mayor Bill de Blasio caused a stir when he ate pizza with a fork, reported The New York Times on January 11, 2014. This tidbit is not as newsworthy as the criminal activities of Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Nor is it as juicy as Bill Clinton’s White House liaison with an intern. But it gives us all a chance to examine how even small details of eating can cause big brouhahas."

 

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How school killings in the US stack up against 36 other countries put together | Quartz

How school killings in the US stack up against 36 other countries put together | Quartz | All Together Now | Scoop.it
Simone Foxman and Ritchie King

"The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at John Jay College has collected data, compiled from news reports, on 294 attempted or actual multiple killings on school grounds that had two or more victims. The data span 38 countries and nearly 250 years, from 1764 to 2010, and do not include “single homicides, off-campus homicides, killings caused by government actions, militaries, terrorists or militants.”

"The results are above. The number of such incidents in the US was only one less than in all the other 36 countries put together. In 13 of those countries there were no incidents at all, either actual or attempted."
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Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves : NPR

Behind A Halloween Mask, Even 'Good' Kids Can Turn Into Candy Thieves : NPR | All Together Now | Scoop.it
Results of a 1976 experiment involving masked trick-or-treaters still hold true today: We're more likely to do bad things — like stealing candy — when we're anonymous. And that tells researchers about the ways adults break the rules, too.

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What Test Scores Don't Tell Us: The Naked Emperor

What Test Scores Don't Tell Us: The Naked Emperor | All Together Now | Scoop.it
Why educational test scores don't tell us what we think they do...

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Singer/Songwriter Nathan McCuen: Live Internet Broadcast 9/22/2012

Singer/Songwriter Nathan McCuen: Live Internet Broadcast 9/22/2012 | All Together Now | Scoop.it

Tune in to http://www.nathanmceuen.com/ from "Paloma Music House."  This live Internet broadcast will feature singer/songwriter Nathan McEuen and friends--Here's a preview: http://youtu.be/XOoRsVwx8I8 ;

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Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent.

 

[GS: Very interesting . . . my favorite quote is "sunlight is the best disinfectant . . ." Worth a thought..]

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:01 AM

We need to change ......

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Orbital prefrontal cortex volume predicts social network size: an imaging study of individual differences in humans

Orbital prefrontal cortex volume predicts social network size: an imaging study of individual differences in humans | All Together Now | Scoop.it

The social brain hypothesis posits that the size of social group typical of a species is directly related to the volume of its neocortex. In a test of whether this hypothesis also applies at the within-species level, a significant linear relationship was found between orbital (but not dorsal) PFC volume and the size of subjects' social networks that was mediated by individual intentionality (mentalizing) competences.

 

The results support the social brain hypothesis by indicating a relationship between PFC volume and social network size that applies within species, and, more importantly, indicates that the relationship is mediated by social cognitive skills.

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'YourKids' Teacher: Homework Stinks

'YourKids' Teacher: Homework Stinks | All Together Now | Scoop.it

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How To Turn Your 404 Error Page Frown Upside Down: Use 404 As A Marketing Tool

How To Turn Your 404 Error Page Frown Upside Down: Use 404 As A Marketing Tool | All Together Now | Scoop.it
Use your 404 page to point lost visitors to an irresistible offer

Links get misspelled, cut off or your content gets moved over time — the last thing you want is for your web page visitor to end up on another site! Keep them glued to your content by creating a 404 page that directs them to more content or an offer.

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I shared the story with Brian of how my 404 page was showed so often in my last gig it ended up getting indexed by Google. Thankfully there was a promotion on the page so all was not lost. Follow these exellent suggestions to turn your 404 frown upside down.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, August 7, 2012 5:02 PM
Brian, at my last gig our serving was so variable I ended up RANKING my 404 page. Thankfully there was an offer on it so not a total loss. Thanks for sharing this critical idea. Makes me want to go check my new company's 404. Marty
Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's comment, August 7, 2012 5:14 PM
Marty, lol, that takes real seo skill.
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Do Less - Why managers should stop micromanaging and trust their employees

Do Less - Why managers should stop micromanaging and trust their employees | All Together Now | Scoop.it

Leaders should go beyond their own comfort zones by trusting employees more than they have been trusted and assigning them jobs that reflect that.

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Rachelle Capo's comment, August 10, 2012 9:57 PM
What a great parenting article!! ;)
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Swapaskill: BBC News - Living without money and swapping skills

http://www.swapaskill.com/ Money Watch producer Leo Telling looks at how people are bartering skills in exchange for goods and services. Swapaskill @Facebook...
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I Do It Myself! Attachment, Autonomy and Resilience

I Do It Myself! Attachment, Autonomy and Resilience | All Together Now | Scoop.it

 "Parents who want to encourage good decision making in their children must also encourage one of the skill's important components: individual autonomy. But how? By pushing them to succeed in the supposed tradition of a "Tiger Mom?  By stepping back as a "Wise French Parent" might do to let their children "live their lives"? By shielding them from every possible hurt as some have characterized current American trends?"


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» Match Employee Interest to Job Tasks for Best Performance - Psych Central News

» Match Employee Interest to Job Tasks for Best Performance  - Psych Central News | All Together Now | Scoop.it

New research suggests employers should inquire about an interviewee’s vocational interests to ensure that they hire the best person for the job.

Investigators say the findings confirm the often quoted belief of popular business guru Steve Jobs — that “the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

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The deadliest school massacre in US history was in 1927. Why its aftermath matters now | Quartz

The deadliest school massacre in US history was in 1927. Why its aftermath matters now | Quartz | All Together Now | Scoop.it
By Lenore Skenazy

"In the end there were 38 children dead at the school, two teachers and four other adults.

I’m not talking about the horrific shooting in Connecticut today. I’m talking about the worst school murder in American history. It took place in Michigan, in 1927. A school board official, enraged at a tax increase to fund school construction, quietly planted explosives in Bath Township Elementary. Then, the day he was finally ready, he set off an inferno. When crowds rushed in to rescue the children, he drove up his shrapnel-filled car and detonated it, too, killing more people, including himself. And then, something we’d find very strange happened.

Nothing."
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Lenore Mewton's comment, December 16, 2012 4:03 PM
We haven't come far in nearly 90 years.
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Five Top Reasons Why Marketers Fail on Facebook

Five Top Reasons Why Marketers Fail on Facebook | All Together Now | Scoop.it
What content works best, what time to publish updates and how to use sponsored stories are consistent themes being discussed among nonprofit marketers.
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Thanks for the Rescoop Don. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Marty
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You're Wired to Be a Leader

You're Wired to Be a Leader | All Together Now | Scoop.it

You were born with seven brain attributes for effective management. How much you turn the volume up or down depends on you--and what you want to accomplish.

 

Research tells us that there are seven brain attributes—thinking and behavioral tendencies—every leader naturally takes advantage of to a greater or lesser extent, and finds they’re effective to a greater or lesser extent depending on the traits of the individuals they interact with. These neural pathways are etched in the brain over many years:

 

1. Analytical thinking happens in the left hemisphere of the brain and is essential to making more objective, less biased decisions. As a leader, this is the function that helps you look at existing research and data, examine options, and question what will or will not work.

 

2. Structural thinking also takes place in the left part of the brain and ensures that you come up with a plan that is doable. It is the methodical, sequential process that helps maximize results, and minimize pitfalls.

 

3. Social thinking is a right-brain tendency that allows a leader to listen, build successful teams, relate to people, and develop and inspire others.

 

4. Conceptual thinking is right-brain, visionary thinking that jumpstarts innovation. Ideas that connect the dots and come out of left field can invigorate your organization.

 

5. Expressiveness is a behavior style you use to communicate your ideas. It affects how you relate to people and sets the course for the way you speak with others.

 

6. Assertiveness is a behavior style you use to put your ideas to work. An effective leader is assertive enough to make things happen, but not so assertive that others are stymied.

 

7. Flexibility is a behavior style you bring to the way you get things done. It determines not only your openness to other points of view, but also your ability to thrive in undefined (or very defined) situations.

 

Full article: http://www.inc.com/geil-browning/your-brain-is-wired-for-leadership.html


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Social Media: Why This Matters To Everyone In Education

Social Media: Why This Matters To Everyone In Education | All Together Now | Scoop.it

..you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:

1) Everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;

2) Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;

3) Anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really. (Adams, 1999)


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Family Matters: Do You Take This In-Law?

Family Matters: Do You Take This In-Law? | All Together Now | Scoop.it

Don't Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws into Family, the latest book by Brandeis University resident scholar Ruth Nemzoff, explains how to navigate the treacherous waters of in-law relationships and smooth the way to making in-laws a gift rather than a curse.

Follow the links from this blog post to read an interview with the autor and an in-depth review~

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Focusing On Strengths Improves Social Skills Of Adolescents With Autism

Focusing On Strengths Improves Social Skills Of Adolescents With Autism | All Together Now | Scoop.it

A new study conducted by researchers at the Koegel Autism Center at UC Santa Barbara has found that by playing on their strengths - high intelligence and very specific interests - these adolescents are as capable as anyone else of forging strong friendships. In addition, the research findings demonstrate that the area of the brain that controls such social behavior is not as damaged in adolescents with ASD as was previously believed. The findings appear in a recent issue of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.


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Mom Psych: How Important Is Homework?

Mom Psych: How Important Is Homework? | All Together Now | Scoop.it

In May of 2005, two education researchers from Pennsylvania State University—David P. Baker and Gerald K. LeTendre—coauthored an investigative report titled National Differences, Global Similarities: World Culture and the Future of Schooling. Analyzing data collected from schools across more than 41 nations, the researchers came to a conclusion that might surprise many parents and educators: More homework does not necessarily translate to higher academic achievement.

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How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education - The Next Web

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“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” -Albert Einstein


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The Internet, As We Know It, Turns 22-Years-Old Today

The Internet, As We Know It, Turns 22-Years-Old Today | All Together Now | Scoop.it

 

And if you don't particularly identify with today as its birthday, there are other options:

 

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/04/happy-birthday-internet/36452/

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What Is Happiness? - Essays

What Is Happiness? - Essays | All Together Now | Scoop.it
There is a lot of focus on happiness these days and researchers seem to be falling over themselves to figure out what it is and how to maximize it.

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Angry? Be a Fly on the Wall

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Study showed people calmer if they thought of themselves as detached.

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All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing | The Scientist

All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing | The Scientist | All Together Now | Scoop.it

All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing. 

 

Scientific history is replete with discoveries marred by lack of recognition of crucial contributors, and such occurrences have often altered the course of research. In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published their landmark discovery of the structure of DNA, for which they and Maurice Wilkins later received the Nobel Prize. It was truly groundbreaking work that shaped future generations’ work in genetics. However, save an acknowledgement at the end of the paper, Rosalind Franklin was not recognized.

 

Watson and Crick had, without her permission, gained access to Franklin’s high-quality X-ray crystallographic photographs of DNA, which allowed them to correct their model and deduce the true structure of DNA. The discord surrounding who deserved credit for each component of the discovery is thought by some to have slowed progress in our understanding of how DNA works for at least a decade by limiting collaborations and the open sharing of ideas. |...

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