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The Wonderful World Of Bees

The Wonderful World Of Bees | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Martha Teichner provides an in-depth look at the fascinating life of the bee, who travel thousands of miles and visit millions of flowers in order to produce honey.
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“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren Buffet
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The Container that Moves the Global Economy

The Container that Moves the Global Economy | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The unsung hero of the global economy: the shipping container.

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Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:57 PM

loved this series - a must see and must listen.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:34 AM

Shipping containers has helped mordern globalization in many ways. The amount of trade we do with other countries allows for a cheaper process. The amount of items we can trade now because of containerization is way more than we did with trucks. 

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Containers have become such an essential part of our economy and shipping all together. SHipping in containers and on ships is not only cost effective but they can use machines to load them onto the decks of the ships. You can fit an obscene amount of product in the containers as well. The containers are also completely private you cannot see into the container so people are less likely to steal if they are unable to know what is inside.
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Ad Guys Make Popsicle Stick Jokes That Are So Sad, They're Hilarious (GIFs)

Ad Guys Make Popsicle Stick Jokes That Are So Sad, They're Hilarious (GIFs) | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
You probably remember popsicle stick jokes as a fun, charming, innocent part of your childhood. Jason Kreher and Matt Moore are here to wreck those memories. The pair of creatives at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, Ore., have made a fake product called Schadenfreezers—popsicles with the most depressing jokes you can imagine.

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The hidden power of smiling

The hidden power of smiling | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.

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Marianne Cloeren's curator insight, April 13, 5:45 AM

I have used such research to counsel patients in pain (whether physical, emotional or spiritual) about incorporating things to make them laugh, like comedy and laugh yoga, into their day.  There is value in "smiling through the pain".  It helps to be able to explain there is a neurologic basis for such advice.

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How many Americans make it to 100?

How many Americans make it to 100? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
While centenarians are celebrated in popular culture, they’re more likely to live in poverty and be widowed
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How Countries and Companies Are Making the Work Day Work For You

How Countries and Companies Are Making the Work Day Work For You | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
They're helping employees unplug.
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Play the Slate News Quiz

Play the Slate News Quiz | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Every Friday I’ll be testing your knowledge with 12 challenging questions on the week’s news events, big and small, including happenings in science, sports, politics, and culture both high and low.
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Teach teachers how to create magic

Teach teachers how to create magic | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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Generation Like – FRONTLINE

Generation Like – FRONTLINE | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
FRONTLINE explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media – and how big brands are increasingly co-opting young consumers’ digital

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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity

Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, [...]

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, April 10, 1:13 PM

Thought-provoking and not a little disturbing.  Worth a look.

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Nasdaq Just Plummeted And Everyone's Asking The Same Question

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The stock market got completely kerslammered on Thursday, and the kerslammering might not be done.

The punishment started on the Nasdaq, which sank 3.1 percent, its worst day since November 2011. The selloff metastasized and took down the Dow Jone...

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For one day, Google will let anyone in the US buy Glass

For one day, Google will let anyone in the US buy Glass | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Google is about to make its biggest push yet to get Glass in the hands of as many people as possible. The Verge has obtained documents indicating that the company will open up its "Explorer...

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North America Will See a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15th

North America Will See a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15th | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
If you're willing to stay up into the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday April 15th, you will be able to see a total lunar eclipse if you live in North or South America and the sky is clear.
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Cereal aisle psychology: All eyes on the consumer - USA TODAY

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Cereal aisle psychology: All eyes on the consumer
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When walking down the cereal aisle, the best line of defense for children and adults may be to avoid eye contact … with the cereal box characters.
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12 Toys From the 1980s That Didn't Take Off

12 Toys From the 1980s That Didn't Take Off | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Many people of a certain age look back at the 1980s as the golden age of toys. But some action figures just didn't resonate—at least back then. Here are 12 rejected toys of the 80s that, in some cases, are now sought after by collectors.

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A Machine That Only Brews Coffee When Two People Introduce Themselves

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Anyone who has ever attended a conference or a networking event will know how awkward and intimidating they can be.

To help break the ice...

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, April 14, 12:41 AM

Social media to stimulate networking!

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50 things you don’t need to do anymore — Thanks to Technology!

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Lost dog chases train, charms commuters

Lost dog chases train, charms commuters | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A Shepherd-Collie mixed breed dog fixated on a New York City-bound commuter train and followed it a mile-and-a-half into town and into a lot of people's hearts.
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Jeff Bezos On Why He Pays Amazon Employees to Quit

Jeff Bezos On Why He Pays Amazon Employees to Quit | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders was full of fun bits of information about the mammoth e-commerce site.
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A giant art installation targets predator drone operators

A giant art installation targets predator drone operators | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as 'bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed. To challenge this i...

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Tracey M Benson's curator insight, April 7, 2:22 PM

The installation is designed to be captured by satellites in order to make it a permanent part of the landscape on online mapping sites.

The project is a collaboration of artists who made use of the French artist JR’s ‘Inside Out’ movement. Reprieve/Foundation for Fundamental Rights helped launch the effort which has been released with the hashtag #NotABugSplat

Dean Haakenson's curator insight, April 10, 9:00 AM

Wow. Now that changes the perspective a bit...

Albert Jordan's curator insight, April 10, 9:56 AM

While it is important to use drone strikes to hit hard to reach targets, collateral damage is a real consequence of bombs and missiles no matter how "smart" they are. This is an ingenious way to get into the psyche of the drone operator. Enemy or not, these are human beings being killed and the side effect of these strikes is that sometimes innocents may be killed or wounded. Interestingly enough however, this can aid the enemy being targeted because when it comes to striking - timing is key and by making the operator think twice or making him or her doubt their ability, it almost a way of psychological warfare. 

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Optical Illusions, Zen Koans, and Simpson’s Paradox - Statistics and Quality Data Analysis | Minitab

Optical Illusions, Zen Koans, and Simpson’s Paradox - Statistics and Quality Data Analysis | Minitab | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

A similar “illusion” can occur when you analyze your data.  It’s called the Yule-Simpson effect—or Simpson’s paradox for short.

 

When you look at the overall results of all your data, you see one thing. But when you look at its smaller subgroups, your conclusions are reversed.

 

It's easy to be hoodwinked by this sneaky statistical illusion.


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New York City's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts

New York City's Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Two photographers set out to see what happened to small family businesses in New York City in a decade

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Heidi Ames's curator insight, April 10, 7:49 AM

Awesome to use when studying the Northeast and Immigration.  How scenes change in a short time due to economy!

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, April 12, 4:28 AM

What a decade can do to a cultural landscape.

L.Long's curator insight, April 15, 3:55 PM

Changing nature of world cities

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Study: Receiving a Compliment has Same Positive Effect as Receiving Cash

Study: Receiving a Compliment has Same Positive Effect as Receiving Cash | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Compliments may not pay the rent, but according to new research, they help improve performance in a similar way to receiving a cash reward. Researchers recruited 48 adults for the study who were asked to learn and perform a specific finger pattern (pushing keys on a keyboard in a particular sequence as fast as possible in 30 [...]

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, April 12, 8:43 AM

If you are in a position of authority, you might want to try this!

John Michel's curator insight, April 12, 12:14 PM

Compliments may not pay the rent, but according to new research, they help improve performance in a similar way to receiving a cash reward.

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Study: Brand Loyalty of Millennials

Study: Brand Loyalty of Millennials | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"60% of Millennials said that social advertising has the most influence over them in how they perceive a brand and a brand’s value..."


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Is That Jesus in Your Toast? - New York Times

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Is That Jesus in Your Toast?
New York Times
According to the social psychologist Melvin J.
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2014 Final Four: Sports Psychology By The Numbers - Rant Sports

2014 Final Four: Sports Psychology By The Numbers - Rant Sports | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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2014 Final Four: Sports Psychology By The Numbers
Rant Sports
The NCAA Tournament is down to the Final Four. This is the third in a series of articles on sports psychology factors that can help predict the winner of the NCAA Tournament.
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Optical illusions show how we see

Optical illusions show how we see | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works.
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