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Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers

Poverty In The U.S. By The Numbers | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
2010 Poverty Rate: 15.1%, 46.2 million people in poverty.

Here are the numbers behind the face of poverty in America.


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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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Ad of the Day: Starbucks cleverly advocates for meeting up instead of texting

Ad of the Day: Starbucks cleverly advocates for meeting up instead of texting | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"Starbucks wants to help you with your communication problems. Just spend more time sitting in one of its shops talking to a real live person instead of text messaging ..."


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Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities

Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Knowledge workers are increasingly pushing cashiers and secretaries away from transit, out to the suburbs and far from amenities.

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Maslow and Student Motivation

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There is no such thing as an unmotivated student. All students are motivated by something in school. The problem is that they might not be motivated by the things you'd like them to be motivated by...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 29, 6:37 PM

Another question that has one looking at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, this time with the primary question geared to students: Why do students try in school?

Below are the five areas and what may be motivating the student.

* Survival - "I am in danger here or at home. I'm motivated by fear (intrinsic)."

* Self-care - "I'm motivated to stay afloat and avoid more work (extrinsic).

* Belonging - "I'm motivated by friends, family, and parents (extrinsic).

* Esteem - "I'm motivated because it makes me feel good about myself (both).

* Self-actualization - "I'm motivated in school because its important work (intrinsic)."

In each of the five areas you will find four to six statements that provide more depth to the statement.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, Today, 2:40 AM

Very interesting table linking Maslow to levels of student motivation

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Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice' - BBC News

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice' - BBC News | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.
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Record Number of Americans to Buy Halloween Costumes

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4D theaters: The next dimension in film

4D theaters: The next dimension in film | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
4D movies are the latest innovation aimed at getting Americans off their couches and back in the theaters. Is it the next big thing for Hollywood? Brandon Scott reports.
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A history of high heels

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"Killer Heels," a fashion exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, traces the evolution of elevating footwear
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13 amazing coming of age traditions from around the world

13 amazing coming of age traditions from around the world | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"The transition from childhood to adulthood -- the 'coming of age' of boys who become young men and girls who become young women -- is a significant stepping stone in everyone’s life. But the age at which this happens, and how a child celebrates their rite of passage into adolescence, depends entirely on where they live and what culture they grow up in.  Looking back, we'll never forget the majesty that was prom, or the excitement of hitting the dance floor at our friends' co-ed Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties, and why should we? Embarassing or amazing, they were pivotal moments in our lives that deserve remembering. On that note, here are thirteen of it the world’s most diverse coming of age traditions."

 

Tags: gender, folk culture, culture, indigenous, worldwide.


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Katrina Miller's curator insight, September 26, 1:24 AM

This article is particularly interesting because I've visited some of the locations where the coming of age practices originated. One this I think is important to note is that parts of China actually have coming of age ceremonies for both girls and boys (Ji Li and Guan Li). Other cultures, Central and South America for example, celebrate a girl's coming of age with a Quinceanera, but there is no such celebration for the males. What social implications might this make?

 

During a visit to the small village of Sultan Hammod in Kenya, quite close to Tanzania, I actually did not observe or hear of any coming of age traditions that the men partake in (drinking the mixture of cow's blood and alcohol). I wonder if the practice is carried on village by village, with some no longer participating?

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, September 26, 9:48 AM

This article is interesting in the sense that while marking your transition from childhood to adulthood is an important part into being initiated to society, it is one that also signifies the lack knowledge a child faces before being initiated. While some communities prepare the child for adulthood after their initiation ceremony, others leave the newly initiated to fend for themselves. A child spends several years preparing for their coming of age ceremony. In some communities, little teaching is given to what life is like after the ceremony's over. That's the problem with the Sweet Sixteen coming of age. Adolescents prepare for their sweet sixteen bash and are completely oblivious to the real challenges life has for them long term.

Brittany Ortiz's curator insight, September 29, 5:04 PM

Love seeing the many different traditions that people do when coming of age and also traditions in general. Growing up living in the United States my family still followed the many traditions they had where they came from. Both my parents are from Colombia and they brought down many of there family traditions and also world wide Spanish traditions also. For example, my sweet 15 was a very memorable tradition that many young Spanish girls have once they turn 15. Its a big celebration and festivities that are all very much traditional for us. Its interesting learning the traditions others have and learning about new places.

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, September 26, 10:01 AM

I'm going to order a 3-D pizza today!

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Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down

Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A London council has removed “unacceptable” posters instructing women which side of the road they should walk down.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 25, 1:07 PM

Part of this story is cultural misunderstandings, but I think that it is more than just that.  The signs were put up for an Orthodox Jewish street event; many in this community were shocked at the notion that anyone would attempt to regulate the use of space based on gender.  Some even put up protest signs saying, "women – please feel free to walk wherever you want…it’s 2014."

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 26, 11:34 AM

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12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever

12 Promises You Should Make to Yourself and Keep Forever | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Life is not all rainbows and butterflies.  It can be tough sometimes.  And you’ve paid a heavy price to get this far, so the best option is to really make it count by moving forward from where you are.  Free yourself from the world’s negativity – from the sources of ignorance telling you what you can and cannot do – by promising to look ahead, to live ahead, and to get ahead.  In other words, start making positive promises to yourself!


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The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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Calling home with something POSITIVE to tell the parents can be so unexpected--but can really change the dynamics between parents, students and teachers.  Yeah, it takes time, but all things that are worth it have a price. 

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma and his eccentricities

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Lara Logan tells 60 Minutes Overtime about Jack Ma's rise from poverty to billionaire -- and the joy he gets from performing for his employees
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Fence-jumper made it farther inside White House than Secret Service let on

Fence-jumper made it farther inside White House than Secret Service let on | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The intruder was not stopped inside the North Portico doors, as the Secret Service said on the night of the security breach, CBS News has learned
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250 Seconds of Storytelling Inspiration

250 Seconds of Storytelling Inspiration | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
It is not very long, but this video walks through the history of cinema while inspiring the watcher with quotes from famous films. You need not be a filmmaker to be inspired; just a storyteller. Th...

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Simply fabulous!

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Fans in London dreaming of an NFL team of their own

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With three regular-season NFL games in London this year, American football fever is cresting across the Atlanic
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Your NFL Week 4 Viewing Maps - Deadspin

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Your NFL Week 4 Viewing Maps
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The highlight of the 1:00 slate is, I suppose, Steve Smith and the Ravens hosting the Panthers.
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What Do You Mean?

What Do You Mean? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Everything is getting more complex. We are all overwhelmed by the amount of information we encounter daily. Whether it be for work, for school or for more personal endeavors, there is a deepening need for people to understand how to make sense of messes made of information.

 

An interactive kid's book about Information Architecture by Abby The IA.


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The tools and processes needed to make sense of messes are not hard to learn, expensive to master or even tough to start using. Yet, they are also NOT part of many people’s education experience.


You can follow Abby Covert's work and ideas on Twitter here: @Abby_the_IA.



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A not-so-banner day for a N.Y. youth football team

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In the tiny town of Wallkill, New York, a tiny football team has been licking its wounds. As the players were running off the field in a victory celebration, their breakaway banner didn't. How does an aspiring young football team rebound from a setback? Steve Hartman has the answer.
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Look who's talking

Look who's talking | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
More than half a century after Edgar Bergen helped popularize the art form, a new generation of ventriloquists is learning to let their dummies do the talking. Bill Geist heads to the annual ventriloquists convention outside Cincinnati, where ventriloquists like Carla Rhodes try to have the last word with their dummies.
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The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"For at least 70 years, the Red Delicious has dominated apple production in the United States. But since the turn of the 21st century, as the market has filled with competitors—the Gala, the Fuji, the Honeycrisp—its lead has been narrowing. Annual output has plunged."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 23, 2:05 PM

The story of the Red Delicious is almost a perfect analogy for the food industry.  It was genetically selected for its marketable skin, an aesthetically sumptuous red.  The skin of the Red Delicious better covers bruises than other varieties and tastes more bitter.  Consumers were buying what the industry promoted and “eating with their eyes and not their mouths.”  But recently there has been a backlash in the United States and more American consumer are seeking out other varieties; meanwhile the apple producers are working on exporting this variety to around the world, but especially into Chinese markets.  


Tags: agriculture, food production, food distribution, agribusiness, USA

Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 25, 10:33 AM

I believe this is the rotten tasting apple that comes with your meals at Panera. 

Jennifer Brown's curator insight, September 29, 12:40 PM

I loved this article for so many reasons! One who doesn't love an old man who sticks it to the grocery store managers? Two this is a perfect example of what humans do to everything they touch. To munipulate an apples genetics so much that it no longer exists? Seriously? What ever happen to if it aint broke don't fix it? This is also the prime example of how we are as a society. As long as everything is shiny and pretty on the outside don't worry about the inside. Red Delicious apples have a nice attractive outside but the inside is usually blah..

 

I'll stick to my Honeycrisps!

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Coke reverses ten years of sagging sales by slapping names on bottles

Coke reverses ten years of sagging sales by slapping names on bottles | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"To quote Stephen Sondheim, you’ve gotta get a gimmick if you want to get ahead ..."


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In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice

In a post-Ferguson world, Americans increasingly doubt the notion of colorblind justice | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Americans are less likely to say blacks are receiving equal treatment under the law than they were a year ago.

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Autumnal Equinox 2014: Facts About the First Day of Fall

Autumnal Equinox 2014: Facts About the First Day of Fall | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Farewell, summer: The Northern Hemisphere's autumnal equinox—the first day of fall—occurs Monday, September 22.

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A Divided Class - Chapter 3 - 14 Years Later - YouTube

The PBS Video code for embedding into a webpage seems to be broken so I've uploaded the files here to mirror them.

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