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How Walkable Streets can Boost the Economy

How Walkable Streets can Boost the Economy | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Walkable streets are not only fun and exciting places to be, they are also profitable. Research has found that by prioritising pedestrians through making streets more walkable, both property values and shop footfall increase.

 

This article is a nice primer for a discussion on the importance of urban planning for local politics and economics.   


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“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren Buffet
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Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans

Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Robin Williams has been honoured at the spot where he touched the most hearts during his rich and eccentric career, with fans scrawling Good Will Hunting quotes by the bench in Boston where his character so articulately conveyed the beauty of worldly experience and the simple magnificence of love.
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EDpuzzle

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Make any video your lesson. Edit a video by cropping it, adding your voice or embedding questions. Then, track your students with powerful hassle-free analytics.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Sounds of Silence Around the World - And How to Make Your Own Sound Maps

Free Technology for Teachers: The Sounds of Silence Around the World - And How to Make Your Own Sound Maps | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

MoMA's Share Your Silence map is an interactive display of recordings of silence around the world. We often think of silence as being devoid of all sound, but that is often not the case. The hum of a lightbulb or the rustling of leaves often appears in the background of silence. MoMA's Share Your Silence captures those hidden noises in silence at places all over the world. You can contribute to the map here.


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What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live

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Prior to the most recent Ebola outbreak in the western parts of the continent, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. In the Middle East, the top danger is ethnic and religious hatred.

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3 Times You Should Just Work The Old-Fashioned Way

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The 7 Energy Sinkholes (and How to Avoid Them)

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Energy sinkholes are situations that repeatedly drain your energy and stress you out. There are plenty of good reasons to invest your energy, so don’t wast

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Do. Or do not. There is no try. - YouTube

Luke has given up before he begun by doubting his own abilities and not entrusting himself into the force and the guidance of his master. https://www.youtube...

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"Douchebag": The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For

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Think You Know The Solution To This Classic Riddle? Think Again.

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Today's puzzle will be posed in two halves. The first half is a classic riddle – in fact, I suspect many of you will have heard it before.

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20 Spectacular But Super Rare Weather Phenomena

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Brinicles are the underwater equivalent of icicles. They form beneath ice when a flow of saline water is introduced to ocean water.

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A different way to visualize rhythm - John Varney

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In standard notation, rhythm is indicated on a musical bar line. But there are other ways to visualize rhythm that can be more intuitive. John Varney describes the ‘wheel method’ of tracing rhythm and uses it to take us on a musical journey around the world.

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​Aging in America: Stuck in the middle

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Family members often serve as caregivers for the tens of millions of elderly Americans who aren't rich or poor enough to obtain necessary long-term care
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This Man Is on a Mission to Have Coffee at Every Starbucks in the World

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Winter, a 42-year-old coffee fanatic from Houston, Texas, is on a mission to have coffee at every Starbucks coffee-shop in the world.

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Success and Fun: the Bradlee Effect

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But we have to be able to do serious things, without taking ourselves too seriously. The world can be a heavy place, so why not try to add some lightness more to our life whether in our professions or our partnerships. Doing serious things in a fun way might be a paradox, but it is the path to...
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The Story Of Oreo: How An Old Cookie Reinvented Itself

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In 2013, Oreo changed its image, and maybe changed advertising, with a real-time marketing coup.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 24, 1:54 PM

Article Link: http://bit.ly/1zpAOHs 


This is a long read to enjoy over the weekend. It's the fascinating story about how the marketers in charge of the Oreo cookie transformed themselves from boring bureaucratic old school to hip modern and savvy branders.


The story is full of intrigue and contains many lessons in why organizations, marketing, new ideas, and storytelling fails. And in the end, the group was victorious.


Plus here's another take-away: when I run across companies who say "We tried storytelling and it just didn't work," it's usually all the dynamics cited in this article that are the real reasons why. 


Enjoy this article while eating a few Oreos  -- I know you will get a lot out of both.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."

In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parent...

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Why more Mexicans are staying home

Tiny Tamaula is the new face of rural Mexico: Villagers are home again as the illegal immigration boom drops to net zero. Full story on CSMonitor.com: http:/...

 

Contrary to popular opinion, illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States is not really a problem in 2012.  As conditions on both sides of the border have changed, this gives a glimpse into the life choices of Mexican villagers.  For more on this issue see the complete article at: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2012/0408/Home-again-in-Mexico-Illegal-immigration-hits-net-zero ;


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Cam E's curator insight, February 4, 11:55 AM

I enjoy stories like this, because it demonstrates people willing to fight for their home. Many interesting ideas lie behind stories such as this one, but what I find especially intriguing is the dynamics of money in relation to these small rural villages. Money and "income" drives our current economic positions, but there are some places which were left behind and have none of the jobs we in the first world would traditionally think of. They had to either subside off their own products through farming, or trade their livelyhood for a small amount of money. Put simply, money is necessary for a so called "modern" existence, but not necessary for survival. These villagers are working for their own future in their home country now though, while it may not be necessarily profitable in the short term, it will pay off for their children in the long term.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 23, 11:29 AM

(Mexico topic 1)
"Things are not good in the United States. There is not a lot of work and Mexicans like to keep busy." I was surprised by this this comment which sums up one of the main reasons why many Mexican immigrants are returning to Mexico. This implies that as the American economy has worsened, Mexico's must be improving (at least by comparison). This completely supports the concept of Mexico evolving into a "semi-core" country.
   Additionally, I hope this quote will help to shed some truth onto the negative lazy stereotype many Americans associate with immigrating Mexicans.

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 16, 9:44 PM

Harsher border control and less opportunity have created a dramatic decrease in the amount of people coming to the United States.I think a large misconception among many Americans is that people from other countries come here to take advantage of our governmental support, in many cases this is just not true.People from other countries often come to the US to have a better life in the way of more opportunities . With the current state of our economic health it has become less and less beneficial to do that.

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Quote Of The Day: Your Smile Is Your Logo

Quote Of The Day: Your Smile Is Your Logo | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Your smile is your logo. Your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
~ Jay Danzie.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Novels on Location - Read Your Way Around the World

Free Technology for Teachers: Novels on Location - Read Your Way Around the World | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

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Icebreakers, Warmups, Energerizers, & Deinhibitizers: Activities for getting groups going

Descriptions of group icebreakers, warmups, energizers and deinhibizers.

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A Guide For Teaching With Analogies -

A Guide For Teaching With Analogies - | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

A Guide For Teaching With Analogies by Terry Heick Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education. Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are...


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Reminds me of Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Learning by @rickWormeli
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This Gorgeous Sculpture Creates Instant Architecture in an Empty Room

This Gorgeous Sculpture Creates Instant Architecture in an Empty Room | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
  Held annually since 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ArtPrize is a democratic art competition open to anyone in the world over age 18, with generous cash prizes awarded by both a jury of experts and popular vote.

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
On the morning of 26 April 1956, a former petrol station attendant called Malcom McLean stood beside a port terminal in New Jersey. He had just ditched his profitable trucking company to launch a revolutionary new way of shipping cargo. More than 100 dignitaries gathered to watch a converted Second World War tanker carrying 58 metal boxes set sail for Texas, making history along the way.

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, October 21, 3:04 AM
The world's largest ship has just sailed into the new London Gateway port. Shipping containers have been getting bigger for many years - but how far can the process go? Are the economies of scale that important? Or will sheer size eventually go over-board? Most ports do not have the crane capacity to fully utilise these super-tankers. This background article is excellent for understanding the container principle as an example of an internal economy of scale. Explore the Edith Maersk in 90 seconds: http://youtu.be/rRzuPMR_bXM
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As mentioned in A2 Economics

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Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest

Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Goliath birdeater can weigh 6 oz., have 2-inch fangs, make hissing noises, and, if that's not enough, it's poisonous
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Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
I, maybe more than most people, can completely understand why broke white folks get pissed when the word "privilege" is thrown around. As a child I was constantly discriminated against because of my poverty, and those wounds still run deep....

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diane gusa's curator insight, October 18, 9:13 PM

Privilege is invisible when you are embedded in a white world.

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Astronaut's Timelapse Video Shows Europe From Space

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The music is as illustrious as the scene in a timelapse video that shows Europe--and other parts of the globe--from space.

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