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INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO
“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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This Is How Much Homework Teens Do Around The World

This Is How Much Homework Teens Do Around The World | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Next time you want to complain about the amount of homework you do, remember that students in Shanghai spend an average of over 14 hours per week on take-home work.

A recent brief from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (O...

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Why McDonald's Is Rationing French Fries

Why McDonald's Is Rationing French Fries | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Even McDonald's, the biggest burger chain in the world, can be a small fry when it comes to global shipping issues.
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7 Things That Are Now Pricier Than Gasoline

7 Things That Are Now Pricier Than Gasoline | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Gas can be found below $2 a gallon at some stations in the country, as the price of oil plummets globally, as the price of milk and orange juice are now pricier.
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​"Layaway angels" picking up thousands in Santa's gift tabs

​"Layaway angels" picking up thousands in Santa's gift tabs | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Paying it forward is getting a boost this holiday season, as donors jump in to pay layaway bills
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PlateOnline.com - What We're Reading: Tomato Farming at its Worst, the Food-Focused CBS Sunday Morning, and Farewell to wd-50

PlateOnline.com - What We're Reading: Tomato Farming at its Worst, the Food-Focused CBS Sunday Morning, and Farewell to wd-50 | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Flavor isn't the only reason to avoid using tomatoes out of season. Don't ignore this four-part series the Los Angeles Times has produced, about the horrifying conditions - like barbed wire enclosed camps, rat infes...
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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell - NPR

Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell - NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.
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Death on the Internet: The Rise of Livestreaming Funerals

Death on the Internet: The Rise of Livestreaming Funerals | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

It’s 11 o'clock on a Tuesday morning. Usually at this hour, I’d be stepping out of my office for an absurdly early lunch, but not today.

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The hidden heart benefits of yoga

The hidden heart benefits of yoga | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Could yoga be just as good for your heart as a jog on the treadmill?
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Artist draws detailed pictures of cities entirely from MEMORY 

Artist draws detailed pictures of cities entirely from MEMORY  | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Stefan Bleekrode, 28, uses his memory to sketch cities such as New York, London and Paris after he has visited them.

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Is Courting Controversy An Urban Outfitters Strategy?

Is Courting Controversy An Urban Outfitters Strategy? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Questionable sincerity aside, the recent pileup of apparent missteps by the retailer raises another question: Is the company doing it on purpose?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 16, 12:40 PM

If you are look for an example of cultural commodification that doubles as cultural appropriation, this is it. 

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Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The work force participation of American women has declined, as it has for men. But their situation is often quite different.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 14, 9:41 AM

A brilliant comparison of European workforce norms given their maternity leave policies versus the situation in the U.S. 

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Helen Macdonald: ‘I was feral, I identified with the hawk, took on her character’

Helen Macdonald: ‘I was feral, I identified with the hawk, took on her character’ | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

The author who wrote the acclaimed H Is for Hawk, an extraordinary memoir of grief that became the year’s most talked-about work of nonfiction


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You are Using Email the Wrong Way

You are Using Email the Wrong Way | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Infographic showing email productivity issues Save article as PDF http://grahamjones.co.uk/2014/articles/email-articles/you-are-using-email-the-wrong-way.html


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​The competitive world of eSports

​The competitive world of eSports | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Videos games aren't just for those at the controls, with competitive gaming on the rise as a spectator sport
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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is 'Culture'

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is 'Culture' | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
There were a number of attention-getting words this year, from bae, to normcore, to vape. But a word need not be shiny and new to get special attention.
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Finally, a New Surgeon General

Finally, a New Surgeon General | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
President Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to be U.S. surgeon general on November 13, 2013. The Senate health committee signed off on him in February.
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Why do our teeth chatter when we're cold? - Big Questions (Ep. 14)

A weekly show where we endeavor to answer one of your big questions. This week, "A Bond Unbroken" asks, "Why do our teeth chatter when we're cold?” -- Mental Floss Video on Twitter: http://www.tw.
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Girl Scout cookie sales go digital - Marshfield News-Herald

Girl Scout cookie sales go digital - Marshfield News-Herald | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Girl Scouts will participate in a revolutionary online cookie sales platform.
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Secret Santa saves Christmas

Secret Santa saves Christmas | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
On behalf of a wealthy donor, police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, gave away money to unsuspecting drivers. Steve Hartman reports.
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Macadamia sales soar in Korea after "nut-rage" incident

Macadamia sales soar in Korea after "nut-rage" incident | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The flavorful nut was unfamiliar to many South Koreans until an airline executive's tantrum over how her nuts were served on flight
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5 Ways to Get Healthier at Work in 2015

5 Ways to Get Healthier at Work in 2015 | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
You've been meaning to do a number of these things for months, right? Make this the year you finally make your health a priority.

Via Barb Jemmott
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The Evolution of Sleep

The Evolution of Sleep | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Thousands of years ago, people used to sleep on rocks. And no one got a full 8 hours a night.

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Mindfulness and Leadership

Mindfulness and Leadership | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
I regret that my erroneous perception of what meditation is kept me from discovering it earlier in life and enjoying its benefits sooner, especially in times when I desperately needed that calm, clarity and focus....

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9 Simple (but Essential) Communication Rules for Success

9 Simple (but Essential) Communication Rules for Success | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
If you want to succeed in business, mastering the art of communication will help get you there.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, December 14, 1:13 PM

Own the problem--don't blame or make excuses.

ZenExchange's curator insight, December 15, 4:51 PM

Avoid adverbs and be honest.

 

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Master Your Fear With These 6 Tips

Face your fears, be courageous and achieve all the things in your life that you thought were impossible.

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