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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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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.

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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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Photographer stunningly transforms shelter dogs into famous writers

Photographer stunningly transforms shelter dogs into famous writers | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
A photographer dressed up shelter dogs as his favorite authors with remarkable precision.

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You'd Never Live Here Because It's Too Small, Right? Step Inside... Yep. Thought So

You'd Never Live Here Because It's Too Small, Right? Step Inside... Yep. Thought So | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
This compact home has perfect views and everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Would you visit a place like this?!

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Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful

Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
It is conventional wisdom that things like frequent email checking and heavy use of social media make people twitchy. But is it true?

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Should Cities Have a Different Minimum Wage Than Their State?

Should Cities Have a Different Minimum Wage Than Their State? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Debates over wage-requirements are common at the federal and state level, but now more municipalities are joining the conversation in an attempt to address variations in the cost of living.

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Map: Literally every goat in the United States

Map: Literally every goat in the United States | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The geography of goats.

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What else can be said?

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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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Home Selling Tips For a Smooth Sale

Here is a list of some of the best articles that provide [tips for selling a home](http://www.maxrealestateexposure.com/top-home-selling-tips-and-advice/). Selling a home is not rocket science but can be challenging if you do not follow proper advice. Use these top home selling tips to have a great real estate experience. | Top Home Sale Tips, The Best Summertime Home Selling Tips, The Best Tips to Sell a Home in The Winter, The Best Fall Home Selling Tips, 10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling a Home, Tips to Sell Your Home Fast, Top Ways to Sell a Home in the Spring, Best Advice for Home Sellers, Top Home Selling Resources, and Home Selling Tips Collection

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You bet!
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Thanks for the mention @Bill Gassett!
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Texting Is Familial Glue For The 21st Century

Texting Is Familial Glue For The 21st Century | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
 Complex communication is one of the bedrocks of human civilization. The tools we use – voice and face muscles, smoke signals, quills and ink, emojis – start out as delivery systems for existing ideas.

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NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record

NASA, NOAA find 2014 warmest year in modern record | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists. The 10 warmest years in the instrumental record, with the exception of 1998, have now occurred since 2000. This trend continues a long-term warming of the planet, according to an analysis of surface temperature measurements.

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Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers

Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

In light of the recent public anger over the Monsanto Protection Act, here’s a simple, printable list of companies that use Monsanto products. By avoiding products made by companies on this list, you can help ensure your money isn’t going to Monsanto and also watch out for the health of your family and yourself.


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10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer. However, there was one aspect of my move that—during the initial settling-in period—I secretly feared: the gradual Americanization of my vocabulary.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 8, 4:21 PM

While this list was created for English speakers in the UK, I will invert the list to show some terms that Americans rarely use, even if we understand their meaning: rubbish, mobile, motorway, petrol, car park, you lot, maths, pavement, football and fizzy drink.  If this interests you so will this list of 10 British insults that American don't understand


Tags: language, culture, English, UK.

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Thats stunning
Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 23, 12:07 PM

unit 3