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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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How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.

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History's greatest conspiracy theories - Telegraph

History's greatest conspiracy theories - Telegraph | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
From global warming to 9/11, Shakespeare to Elvis, Diana to JFK, Lockerbie to Roswell, we summarise the most widely held and persistent conspiracy theories
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10 new year online resolutions for teachers

10 new year online resolutions for teachers | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
All of these things can be yours. Get on it. Here are some resolutions for the New Year.

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17 People Who Look JUST Like Famous Cartoon Characters.

17 People Who Look JUST Like Famous Cartoon Characters. | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
If I didn't know any better, I'd think that these characters were based off of these exact human beings! The resemblance is uncanny!

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Twenty states will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1

Twenty states will raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1 | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The minimum wage will rise in 20 states and the District of Columbia on Thursday, as laws and automatic adjustments are made with the start of the new year.
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Son's Christmas gift leaves parents in tears

Son's Christmas gift leaves parents in tears | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A video on Youtube captures the reaction as a son presents his mother and father with the ultimate present
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Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How to find the fragile middle in a time of racial tension

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 26, 9:34 AM

An award-winning piece (I feel) by Connie Schultz in The Atlantic today. She shares the experiences of many baby boomers who grew-up during the era of white flight, the 60s, and attitudes that shape more progressive views today.  

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The Markets' Biggest Winners and Losers of 2014

The Markets' Biggest Winners and Losers of 2014 | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A bad year for Bitcoin, a great one for Kite Pharma
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California Raids the Nation's Henhouses

California Raids the Nation's Henhouses | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Starting Jan. 1, anyone selling eggs in the state will have to raise hens in larger cages, and egg producers everywhere are falling in line
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Mindfulness with CBT May Rewire the Addicted Brain

Mindfulness with CBT May Rewire the Addicted Brain | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Addiction sensitizes brain's reward pathways; mindfulness rewrites the story
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Thumbing around on a smartphone makes your brain more sensitive to touch ... - Washington Post

Thumbing around on a smartphone makes your brain more sensitive to touch ... - Washington Post | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that touching the fingertips against the smooth surface of a cellphone screen regularly can make the brain more sensitive to the thumb, index and middle finger tips being touched.
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Map: Where American toys are made

Map: Where American toys are made | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Many of the toys sitting wrapped in boxes under American Christmas trees today no doubt carry a familiar label: Made in China. But the U.S. still produces its fair share of toys.
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The Evolving Face of Santa, As Seen in the Smithsonian's Vast Collections - Smithsonian

The Evolving Face of Santa, As Seen in the Smithsonian's Vast Collections
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Santa Claus wasn't always the jovial white-bearded bearer of gifts that we know so well today.
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Cave-Digging Artist Finds Inspiration... - PhilCyber WebHosting | Facebook

Cave-Digging Artist Finds Inspiration... - PhilCyber WebHosting | Facebook | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Cave-Digging Artist Finds Inspiration Underground
CBS Sunday Morning Show features this Cave-Digging man who create an awesome cave art in New Mexico. Ra...
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The 50 Funniest Puns In The History Of Funny Puns

The 50 Funniest Puns In The History Of Funny Puns | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The minimalistic twitter blogging platform to make tweets with a link back to your post
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6 Tips To Overcome The Winter Blues

6 Tips To Overcome The Winter Blues | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Winter is upon us, which means depression is on the rise. Here are 6 tips to overcome the winter blues!

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Biden at NYC police funeral: Shootings touched nation's soul

Biden at NYC police funeral: Shootings touched nation's soul | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
He also spoke about New York City and the qualities that he believes define its place in the world.

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Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees - NPR

Pittsburgh Tries To Attract Enterprising Immigrants And Refugees - NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Pittsburgh is the latest Rust Belt city hoping to lure high-skilled immigrants into its labor force by helping refugees and other immigrants land the kind of jobs they held back home.
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The economic threat to cities isn't gentrification; it's the opposite

The economic threat to cities isn't gentrification; it's the opposite | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Many urban neighborhoods are places of concentrated poverty, and it's killing opportunity in the US.

 

American cities are growing, and as they grow, they're adding lots of high-poverty neighborhoods. Nearly three times as many "high-poverty" census tracts existed in 2010 as in 1970.  That's unsettling on its face but even more so when you see the havoc a poor neighborhood can wreak on a resident's chances at a good life. Forget gentrification — this is a bigger problem. 

 

The chart above tallies up the people living in these neighborhoods in 1970 and 2010. What it shows is that the number of people living in high-poverty neighborhoods — those with poverty rates of 30 percent or more — has roughly doubled since 1970. That's because these neighborhoods of concentrated poverty have a tendency to stay that way, even while new ones sprout up.

 

Tags: urban, unit 7 cities, housing, economic, poverty, place, socioeconomic, neighborhood.


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The long, secret afterlife of recycled Christmas lights 

The long, secret afterlife of recycled Christmas lights  | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"A single strand of broken lights is nearly worthless, but 20 million pounds of broken lights is a valuable commodity. Welcome to the Christmas tree light recycling capital of the world, also known a Shijao, China ..."


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Major League Baseball Might Miss a Closed-Off Cuba

Major League Baseball Might Miss a Closed-Off Cuba | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
While Cuba has yet to allow Major League Baseball teams to mine its prospects, the island nation's best players have been finding paths to the top
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Power of Prayer: What Happens to Your Brain When You Pray? - NBCNews.com

Power of Prayer: What Happens to Your Brain When You Pray? - NBCNews.com | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A doctor at a Philadelphia hospital says prayer is not a cure for cancer — but can sometimes be as important as science in helping patients heal.Dr. Andrew N...
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American Students Who Struggle With English Outnumber Kids Born Abroad

American Students Who Struggle With English Outnumber Kids Born Abroad | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Being born in the United States does not guarantee proficiency in English. Maybe you knew this, maybe you didn’t. But it was new to me. Here’s what I learned.
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Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit - NPR

Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit - NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Americans buy 25 million Christmas trees every year. They're slow-growing crops, but the trees can be a smart investment for small farmers like the Carroll family in Louisa, Va.
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Map: How much each state pays its government workers

Map: How much each state pays its government workers | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
State and local government employees in New York, New Jersey and Washington earn the highest salaries, according to a new Census Bureau report.
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