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Selfies Replace Focus on Big Picture

Selfies Replace Focus on Big Picture | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"The new raft of minidevices are ingenious and much more powerful than even the high-end desktop computers of a decade ago. But this wave of technology is not doing much except, perhaps, to make us ever more distracted, disconnected and obsessed with trivia.  Perhaps the biggest loss here may be psychological, the decline of what historian Frederick Jackson Turner called 'the expansive character of American life.' Instead of exploring new frontiers, we now obsess over mobile apps, and our Big Picture has devolved into a procession of 'selfies.' If anything, in most critical areas, such as housing and transport, we seem to be looking backward, to the days of small apartments, trolley cars or trains. A crowded, poorer future, not a tech nirvana, beckons."


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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 6:57 PM

loved this series - a must see and must listen.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:34 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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The SodaStream Killer?

The SodaStream Killer? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Starbucks is focusing on the benefits of the Fizzio machine, which can add carbonation to existing drinks, unlike the popular SodaStream, which can't carbonate anything other than water.
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Map: Where young women have more children

Map: Where young women have more children | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Women are having fewer children today than in years past and more and more are having their first child unmarried, according to a new Census Bureau report on fertility in the United States.
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Headlines at 8:30: Google founders work to end the 40-hour work week

Headlines at 8:30: Google founders work to end the 40-hour work week | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
"CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of the headlines from around the globe.
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Self-Serve Beer Vending Machines Are Coming to the Ballpark

Self-Serve Beer Vending Machines Are Coming to the Ballpark | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Minnesota Twins' Target Field will be one of the first sports venues in the country to introduce DraftServ's beer vending machines, which will reduce the long lines at concession stands, help regulate alcohol consumption, and give attendees...
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What Makes The Wall Street Journal Look Like The Wall Street Journal

What Makes The Wall Street Journal Look Like The Wall Street Journal | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
On the morning of Sept. 12, 2001, The Wall Street Journal was missing what most other papers on the planet considered a critical element: Photography of what had happened the day before.  The only image on the front page was a simple gray map of...
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Can over-scheduling your kids be detrimental?

Can over-scheduling your kids be detrimental? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Study shows having more free time teaches children how to plan, solve problems and make decisions
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Inside the 13 Coolest Offices of the Year

Inside the 13 Coolest Offices of the Year | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Bonkers offices tend to spring up like so many expensive mushrooms during boom time, especially in the tech world.
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Why the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, in 5 graphs

Why the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, in 5 graphs | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The economics of building and repairing the nation's highways is relatively simple. You drive a car. You buy gas for that car. A portion of what you pay for the gas is directed to the federal Highway Trust Fund.
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Infographic

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Infographic | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 6 Drivers of Change
○ All of the 10 skil(...)

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DPG plc's curator insight, July 7, 5:33 AM

An interesting look at the skills that are going to be needed in 2020 or are these skills needed right now? Where are the current gaps?

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Muito do que se precisará para trabalhar nos próximos anos nem sequer é percebido e muito menos ensinado. Este excelente infográfico mostra algumas destas competências emergentes. Confira e saia na frente.

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Based on 19 page report by Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group with more than 40 years of forecasting experience for The University of Phoenix Research Institute

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/front/docs/sponsored/phoenix/future_work_skills_2020.pdfPage

13 Implications for Educational institutions at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, are largely the products of technology infrastructure and social circumstances of the past.

The landscape has changed and educational institutions should consider how to adapt quickly in response. Some directions of change might include:

»Placing additional emphasis on developing skills such as critical thinking, insight, and analysis capabilities

»Integrating new-media literacy into education programs

»Including experiential learning that gives prominence to soft skills—such as the ability to collaborate, work in groups, read social cues, and respond adaptively

»Broadening the learning constituency beyond teens and young adults through to adulthood

»Integrating interdisciplinary training that allows students todevelop skills and knowledge in a range of subjects

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Here Are The Biggest Companies By Revenue In Each State

Here Are The Biggest Companies By Revenue In Each State | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What's the biggest corporation that calls your state home?

A new map created by the telecommunications company Broadview Networks allows us to visualize the largest companies by revenue in every state.


(Tap or click to zoom in on the map.)

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How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes

Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.

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8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common

8 Things The Happiest People Have In Common | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
There's plenty of lists giving you reasons you're unhappy. Here's how to actually become happier.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 7, 6:38 AM

Seven habits to inculcate for a happier, more meaningful life:-)

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 7, 10:18 AM

It is interesting to note that the only reference to work is helping others. I found the isolation in teaching worked against helping the other adults in the building and I found it was not always appreciated. Helping the students and their families worked for many years.

Wanda McKenzie's curator insight, July 7, 11:08 AM

this could be turned into a to-do list

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"Toilet to tap" wastewater recycling begins in Texas city

"Toilet to tap" wastewater recycling begins in Texas city | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Faced with one of the worst droughts Texas has ever seen, a city's dwindling water supply forced it to take action
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How Anheuser-Busch Can Beat Craft Beer at Its Own Game

How Anheuser-Busch Can Beat Craft Beer at Its Own Game | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
America’s industrial breweries have seen better days. Sales of domestic beers have plateaued and even started to show signs of declining.
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Sociology Textbooks: New and Key Titles 2014 - Taylor & Francis

Sociology Textbooks: New and Key Titles 2014 - Taylor & Francis | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A complete listing of all the textbooks published by Routledge in the field of Sociology.

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Crumbs Shows Dangers of Focusing on Single Product

Crumbs Shows Dangers of Focusing on Single Product | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Failure of Crumbs shows dangers of rapid expansion, tying business to a single product
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Man raises $40,000 via Kickstarter to make a potato salad

Man raises $40,000 via Kickstarter to make a potato salad | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Ohio man Zach Brown turned to crowdfunding to help fund a modest goal. He set up a Kickstarter page with a goal of $10 (£5.84) to help him make potato salad.

Five days into his challenge, Brown has raised over $40,000 (£23,000), with more than half of that coming from those donating $1 or $2.


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Millennials: Society Will Be Just Fine Without Marriage

Millennials: Society Will Be Just Fine Without Marriage | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The future of marriage, the future of Millennials: two topics the Internet loves to freak out about.
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Do something with those phone photos: Six apps that turn your pictures into memories

Do something with those phone photos: Six apps that turn your pictures into memories | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What’s the point of having photos if nobody ever sees them?

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This Tiny Apartment Is Built Inside a 30-Year-Old Storage Unit

This Tiny Apartment Is Built Inside a 30-Year-Old Storage Unit | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When most of us think of housing shortages, we think of the micro-apartments of Hong Kong or New York. But Stockholm is in the midst of its own shortage, and with it, incredibly resourceful solutions.
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Are Universities Going the Way of Record Labels?

Are Universities Going the Way of Record Labels? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
If you spent the 1990s plucking songs from a stack of cassettes to make the perfect mixtape, you probably welcomed innovations of the next decade that served your favorite albums up as individual songs, often for free. The internet’s power to...
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What Is the Internet of Things? | Mashable Explains - YouTube

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things? The latest video in our Mashable Explains series takes a look...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 


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You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things?


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 6, 8:42 AM

Great explanation. You have to see this, because it's happening, and it's the next big thing.

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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
For the last two weeks, bored pandas from around the globe have been submitting their pictures of the best sculptures and statues. We have received more than 160 pictures and hundreds of votes which resulted in this awesome list. We added a couple of our own pictures, and made the final list. Did we miss any? Feel free to submit pictures by pressing

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Map: Here's how much every country spends on food

Map: Here's how much every country spends on food | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Americans spend 7% of their budget on food. Pakistanis spend 47%.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 6, 2:21 PM

And we think food is expensive. 

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What we learn before we're born

What we learn before we're born | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Pop quiz: When does learning begin? Answer: Before we are born. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 8, 2:34 AM

Learning is hard-wired into us from conception.