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Success At Her Fingertips

Success At Her Fingertips | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When Essie Weingarten was young, one of her favorite things to do was getting her nails done. She realized that she could make and sell her own nail polish. Today, her product is a household name.
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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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New Zealand's Wild Haka

ESPN Video: In the USA-New Zealand FIBA matchup, the USA players are very confused by New Zealand's pregame Haka.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 3, 2014 9:03 AM

I've enjoyed the Haka, a ritualized war dance that the New Zealand teams often perform just before a match (and can't we argue that sports a form of ritualized warfare?).  The clash of cultural contexts is  of New Zealand and Team USA is what makes this video work for me. 

MsPerry's curator insight, September 6, 2014 4:37 PM

APHG-U3

Sarah Mahoney's curator insight, October 9, 2014 8:14 PM

Great example of cultural diversity

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Test Your Awareness: Do The Test - YouTube

How many passes does the team in white make? Test your awareness and Do the Test! TFL cycling safetly advert! Count the number of passes the White team makes...

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SkyMall Magazine Files For Bankruptcy - BuzzFeed News

SkyMall Magazine Files For Bankruptcy - BuzzFeed News | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
RIP, purveyor of strange gadgets you don't need but inexplicably desire. The catalog retailer cited the changing retail environment for its demise.
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​Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

​Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
To Chicago Cubs fans, "Mr. Cub" was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game
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Why the world seems quieter when it snows

Why the world seems quieter when it snows | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Absorbed acoustics account for the quiet after a snowstorm.

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15 Funny Sports Quotes

15 Funny Sports Quotes | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

“I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father” –Greg Norman

And all of his other parents he failed to mention.


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How Amazon tricks you into thinking it always has the lowest prices

How Amazon tricks you into thinking it always has the lowest prices | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

“Amazon may not actually be the lowest-priced seller of a particular product in any given season,” the report reads, “but its consistently low prices on the highest-viewed and best-selling items drive a perception among consumers that Amazon has the best prices overall — even better than Walmart.”

The study was part of a white paper Boomerang released on Tuesday to bring attention to the idea of price perception in e-commerce. The startup has created a “price perception index,” which it described as “a numerical pricing model that captures customer psychology of price perception. It does so by providing a tangible statistic of how a company’s products…are priced, relative to the competition, weighted by customer interest.”...


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Doug Hall's curator insight, January 13, 5:37 PM

Interesting POV on Amazon marketing, pricing and online shopping strategies.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 13, 6:18 PM

Here's a fascinating look at Amazon, it's pricing strategies and its product marketing tactics.

Intelishift's curator insight, January 13, 7:29 PM

They are even very clever with #cloud hosting.

 

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The Uber Economy

The Uber Economy | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Lucas Jackson/Reuters In the last few years, Uber has gone through a life cycle that once took successful companies decades to complete—from start-up to upste grander.
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A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet

A Map of Every Device in the World That's Connected to the Internet | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.

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35 Awesome Toys Every '80s Girl Wanted For Christmas

35 Awesome Toys Every '80s Girl Wanted For Christmas | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Let's be honest, you still want that Glitter N' Gold Jem doll.
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Watch: 45 movies snubbed by Oscar

Watch: 45 movies snubbed by Oscar | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Many timeless classics have gone unappreciated when Best Picture Academy Award nominations were announced
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Quotables

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Big increase in surgery to mend ‘flesh tunnel’ earlobes

Big increase in surgery to mend ‘flesh tunnel’ earlobes | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The price of fashion: £1,800 to rebuild ears stretched by fashion

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:35 PM

What is culturally accepted in some circles and places, might be frowned upon in others.  Some twenty-somethings are realizing that corporate culture can be less forgiving about expressions of individuality than their friends were in high school.  What are some places that demand certain appearances?  How do you feel about these cultural norms and how they are informally enforced?

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Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A young blonde woman weeps openly on camera, her manicured fingers perched wanly against her cheekbones. "I can't take it any more," she sobs in Norwegian. "What sort of life is this?" Her name is Anniken Jørgensen, one of three 17-year-old fashion bloggers who "star" in a five-part online real ...

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4 maps that show how demographic change will touch every corner of the country - Washington Post (blog)

4 maps that show how demographic change will touch every corner of the country - Washington Post (blog) | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How black, white and Hispanic population share will shift in the coming years in your community.
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If you don’t understand how people fall into poverty, you’re probably a sociopath

If you don’t understand how people fall into poverty, you’re probably a sociopath | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Politicians are apparently completely baffled by Poor People’s propensity to do harmful things to themselves. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Last week, I took part in a comedy night to raise money for the charity Refuge, which supports women and children who have experienced domestic violence. It was a great night: partly because it raised several thousands of pounds for the cause; partly because it was sponsored by Benefit cosmetics, and the idea of a benefit being sponsored by Benefit pleased me greatly; and partly because standup comedian Bridget Christie finished her act with a plea for all laydeez to stop waxing, spraying, deodorising, strimming and surgically trimming their – well, let’s call it “that part of ourselves historically judged to be the seat of all our femininity and womanly powers” – and instead celebrate our individuality by thinking of those parts as “unique, special – like snowflakes. Made of gammon”, which was both a new thought and a new image, neither of which has left my mind since.

Less uplifting, however, was the number of times I heard, when I mentioned Refuge to people, some variant of: “But what I don’t understand is – why don’t these women just leave?”

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When it comes to the Super Bowl, Americans throw a few penalty flags

When it comes to the Super Bowl, Americans throw a few penalty flags | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"What’s not to like about the Super Bowl, that annual early-February football fiesta? Apparently a lot, according to a recent nationally representative survey of 1,015 Americans conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center ..."


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12,000-square-foot 3D-printed mansion pops up in China

12,000-square-foot 3D-printed mansion pops up in China | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Chinese company WinSun has 3D-printed an apartment building in a single day, and now they've printed 12,000-square-foot mansion.

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A Victory for the Right to Pee Standing Up

A Victory for the Right to Pee Standing Up | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Stick-figure guidance in a German bathroom (yasmapaz & ace_heart/Flickr) Thursday brought an advance in the cause of standing up to pee.
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The Data-Driven Farm

"Mr. Tom is as much a chief technology officer as he is a farmer. Where his great-great-grandfather hitched a mule, 'we’ve got sensors on the combine, GPS data from satellites, cellular modems on self-driving tractors, apps for irrigation on iPhones,' he said.

The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land. It is also helping them grow to compete with giant agribusinesses."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:42 PM

The New York Times article associated with the video above offers a great glimpse into the inner works of how agribusiness technologies have transformed the American family farm.  


Tags: agriculture, food production, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture.

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Geography Workshops at Salve Regina

Geography Workshops at Salve Regina | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

The next three Saturdays (1/24, 1/31 and 2/7), our alliance coordinator will be hosting a series of workshops at Salve Regina from 9am to 1pm in the McKillop Library (Room 006). This partnership with their history department is designed to help prepare pre-service teachers to become certified and pass the geography portion of the Praxis Exam.  If you are interested in attending for credit you can register through Salve Regina; if you would like to simply attend one or all of the workshops, drop a line to see what can be arranged (rigea@ric.edu).  I envision this as a way to help some aspiring teachers and the intellecutally curious to strengthen their intellectual geographic foundation.


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10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure

10 Blessings That Come Hidden in Rejection, Losing and Failure | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The tough times are tuition we pay for what we need to know to succeed.

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Amateur musicians play street pianos in parks, bus stops and stations

Amateur musicians play street pianos in parks, bus stops and stations | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The 'Play Me, I'm Yours' project was created by British artist Luke Jarram and invited people to play the 1,300 brightly-coloured pianos that have been placed in more the 45 cities across the globe.

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Fishery may be in transition, but don’t bank on cod as a saviour

Fishery may be in transition, but don’t bank on cod as a saviour | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
With shrimp and crab in serious decline, there's no realistic reason to suppose good old cod can save the day. At least, not yet.

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