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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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Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say - NPR

Scientific Findings Often Fail To Be Replicated, Researchers Say - NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A massive effort to test the validity of 100 psychology experiments finds that more than 50 percent of the studies fail to replicate. This is based on a new study published in the journal "Science."
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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices - NPR

The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices - NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Its training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.
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A Language of Whistles

A Language of Whistles | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
In the northeastern mountains of Turkey, residents separated by tree-packed slopes turned to an unusual communication method: whistling.
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How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Thicker ink meant it didn't smudge as easily as its predecessor, the fountain pen—but it also made writing by hand more physically demanding.

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5 Digital Mapping Projects That Visualize History - PC Magazine

5 Digital Mapping Projects That Visualize History - PC Magazine | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Here are some of my favorite digital mapping projects for teaching and studying American history
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70 years of flying tomato fun in the Spanish sun

70 years of flying tomato fun in the Spanish sun | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
More than 20,000 people take to the streets in town of Bunol to mark a major anniversary for "Tomatina," the world's most famous food fight
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Guinness celebrates 60 years of marking world records

Guinness celebrates 60 years of marking world records | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The first Guinness Book of World Records was created 60 years ago today and has prevented many pub arguments from becoming a bar room brawl
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Guinness Book of World Records celebrates big milestone

Guinness Book of World Records celebrates big milestone | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What started as a bit of harmless promotion for the brewery has become one of the best-selling books of all time
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The Paradox of Baby Names

The Paradox of Baby Names | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
JD Hancock / Flickr There is a company that promises to come up with a list of names for your new baby that are—as much as baby names can possibly be—unique.
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Facebook’s New Moments App Now Automatically Creates Music Videos From Your Photos

Facebook’s New Moments App Now Automatically Creates Music Videos From Your Photos | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Facebook Moments, the social network's recently launched photo-sharing app that aims to address the problem of getting friends to send each other the photos..

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Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor

Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Based on the Gini coefficient, a measure that captures the level of income distribution in a given area, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 20 metropolitan areas with the most uneven income distribution, or the highest Gini coefficients. A Gini coefficient of 1 means all income belongs to a single individual, while a coefficient of 0 reflects a perfectly even distribution. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut, metro area leads the nation with the worst income distribution.With only a few exceptions, the metro areas with the widest gaps between rich and poor residents tend to have lower median household incomes. The majority of the 20 metro areas with the highest Gini coefficients have median household incomes more than $10,000 below the national median of $52,250.Average incomes, however, tell a different story. Because of the uneven income distribution, the average income is much higher in most of these metro areas.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 13, 8:48 AM

The Gini index which measures the degree of economic inequality (the Gini coefficient was added to the APHG course content for the Industrialization and Economic Development unit in 2013).  This article explains the value of the Gini coefficient without delving much into the statistics.  


Tagsstatistics, APHG, poverty, socioeconomic, development, economic.

Chelsea Martines's curator insight, August 29, 2:21 PM

The article discusses the gaps between high income families and low income families in cities. This is mesured by what is called Gini coefficient and look so at a city's amount of poverty and wealthy people. The average income of a city is different and does not tell the imbalance between the high and low income families. It makes a city with a big divider in the two extremes not noticeable because ito makes the city look all around wealthy because of the weight of the higher income people. The Gini coefficient is different and shows that either there is a large majority of families that are wealthy in a city or of low income. Statistics for this have risen over the past decade dramatically since 2007. 

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Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same ... - Smithsonian

Scientists Replicated 100 Psychology Studies, and Fewer Than Half Got the Same ...
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Academic journals and the press regularly serve up fresh helpings of fascinating psychological research findings.
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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our Planet Money team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worried.
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Texas Entrepreneur Makes $10,000 a Month Sending People Potatoes

Texas Entrepreneur Makes $10,000 a Month Sending People Potatoes | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Potato Parcel has got to be the most ridiculous business idea since the Read More

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The Life and Death of the American Lawn

The Life and Death of the American Lawn | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr The hashtag #droughtshaming—which primarily exists, as its name suggests, to publicly decry people who have failed to do their part to conserve water during California’s water crisis—has claimed many victims.
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'Manspreading': Now Taking Up Space in the Oxford English Dictionary

'Manspreading': Now Taking Up Space in the Oxford English Dictionary | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
MTA Manspreading—the act of occupying a gratuitous amount of precious subway real estate by sprawling one’s legs—is an etiquette faux pas. But the term has gotten the seal of the approval from the Oxford English Dictionary.
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Ex-Olympian pens memoir on track career, call girl stint - Bryan-College Station Eagle

Ex-Olympian pens memoir on track career, call girl stint - Bryan-College Station Eagle | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former U.S. Olympian and University of Wisconsin track star Suzy Favor Hamilton said Wednesday that she will release a memoir next month that will touch on the mental health issues that compelled her to lead a double life as a...
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​"Manspreading" spreads to Oxford's online dictionary

​"Manspreading" spreads to Oxford's online dictionary | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
New words and phrases added by etymologists include "awesomesauce," "cat cafe" and "beer o'clock"
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Why Break a World Record?

Why Break a World Record? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Ram Singh Chauhan, who holds the record for world's longest mustache, says he hasn't shaved in more than 40 years.
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How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?

How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Lali Masriera / Flickr No one is entirely clear on how Brian Nosek pulled it off, including Nosek himself.
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5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

After some deep self-evaluation, I uncovered a lot of issues, including some bad habits that were feeding my negativity. That realization led me to start seeking out good habits that would attract more positivity into my life.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 26, 11:30 PM
change your habits, change your life.
Tom Wojick's curator insight, August 28, 11:10 AM

Resiliency is the ability to learn from negative events and turn the learning into future positives.

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The Trouble with Chicken – FRONTLINE

The Trouble with Chicken – FRONTLINE | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat—particularly poultry—and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 25, 11:09 PM

Great for the Ag unit and a discussion starter.