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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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Chinese DIY Inventions

Chinese DIY Inventions | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 9, 2013 7:05 AM

This gallery of home-made inventions is just awesome.   In the picture above, "70-year-old inventor Zhou Miaorong tries out an evacuation slide he built himself in a building in Shanghai, on March 21, 2013. Zhou took over two years to design and build the mechanical slide which uses no electricity to implement in a domino effect, while also triggering a sprinkler system to fight a fire. Zhou built it after a serious fire in Shanghai in 2010 led to loss of life because of the lack of escape routes, as well as another 2010 incident when the 37th floor of his building caught fire -- two incidents which made him think about the need for a high-rise fire escape device."

Peter Phillips's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:44 AM

Which is my favorite... maybe the submarive with the wagging fish tail. Lots of fun looking through here.

Céline's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:09 AM

La croissance économique de la Chine redessine de manière originale la géographie des inventions et des brevets déposés. Une sélection (assez loufoque il faut le dire) d'inventions selon le "do it yourself" est ici présentée. Plus largement, les innovations et le foisonnement des inventions organisent au niveau mondial la concurence des pays ; les "cerveaux" chercheurs et futurs créateurs du monde de demain sont courtisés par les plus grandes puissances qui y voient un moyen d'accroître leur influence, notamment par la possibilité de commercialiser ces innovations. La Chine comme toujours est à l'affût de telles potentialités. 

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The key to success in school? Grit

"Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school.  She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:36 AM

Yes, intelligence and talent matter in educational performance, but we can't undersell the importance of hard work and persistence in academic success.  With so many educational overhauls, many of these plans fail to address the underlying problem--we need more grit.  The speaker defines grit as 'passion and perserverance for very long-term goals.' This is a great talk and I love the framework it takes for approaching education. 

Kathy Gordon's curator insight, May 19, 2013 8:23 PM

Definitely agree!  Certainly see this in math.  Don't have to be a math genius to succeed, you just have to stick with it!

Jan Plooij's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:52 PM

Let us get grittier! Zie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grit_(personality_trait)

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Don't Let A Short Sale Or Foreclosure Keep You From Getting Back In The Housing Market

Don't Let A Short Sale Or Foreclosure Keep You From Getting Back In The Housing Market | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
For the millions of Americans who lost their homes in a foreclosure or short sale during the recession, things are starting to look up.
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Keeping Secrets | Psychology Today

Keeping Secrets | Psychology Today | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Psychology Today: Here to Help. Drew. Asking for help may be the most powerful yet underutilized resource available for innovators. Drew Boyd. Jeremy Sherman. As a meditation or source of self-soothing, as a form of therapy, prayer makes ...
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Study shows rise in teenage narcissism and sense of entitlement - Washington Post (blog)

Study shows rise in teenage narcissism and sense of entitlement - Washington Post (blog) | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Study shows rise in teenage narcissism and sense of entitlement Washington Post (blog) Teenagers today show a greater desire for nice things than young people once did, but they don't want to work hard for the money to buy such goods, new research...
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Facebook Makes Fortune's List Of The 500 Biggest Companies By Revenue

Facebook Makes Fortune's List Of The 500 Biggest Companies By Revenue | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. once again leads Fortune's list of the 500 biggest U.S. companies by revenue, as the world's biggest retailer succeeded in posting strong growth despite a challenging economy for its shoppers.
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Exclusive Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in North London

Exclusive Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in North London | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel is one of the best heaven place for your beloved cat. Your Kitty must love this place while you away on a vacation.

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Awesome Breakfast Food art by Ida Skivenes

Awesome Breakfast Food art by Ida Skivenes | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Awesome breakfast food art by Norway based food artist Ida Skivenes. Add some tastiness to your healthy food.

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Technontech's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:17 AM

From Now you must love your healty food.

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Why We Need Enemies

Why We Need Enemies | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
More often than we care to admit, we feel the absence of foes as strongly as we do their presence.

 

We often create images—especially of other people­—that are exaggerated stereotypes of the real thing. And in no respect is that more true than when it comes to the enemy.


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jminium courses's curator insight, July 25, 2013 10:54 AM

Interesting concept.

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Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study

Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.

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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, May 7, 2013 3:50 PM

No matter what your views are on gun control, it's hard to miss the coverage of the gun control debate in the media. This article explains the findings of a study about Americans' perceptions of gun crimes, and discusses the possible source of those perceptions.

 

BONUS for students:

Has the media had an effect on your ideas about gun control? If so, how? If not, has the media ever affected your thinking on another controversial issue?

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Abu Dhabi Airport Has Installed Some Bizarre-Looking Sleep Pods

Abu Dhabi Airport Has Installed Some Bizarre-Looking Sleep Pods | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi International Airport has installed dozens of bizarre-looking "sleeping pods" that allow passengers to nap in privacy.
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Freud on Creative Writing and Daydreaming

Freud on Creative Writing and Daydreaming | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
"The opposite of play is not what is serious but what is real."

"Writing is a little door," Susan Sontag wrote in her diary. "Some fantas

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The Real Problems With Psychiatry - The Atlantic

The Real Problems With Psychiatry - The Atlantic | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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The Real Problems With Psychiatry
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A psychotherapist contends that the DSM, psychiatry's "bible" that defines all mental illness, is not scientific but a product of unscrupulous politics and bureaucracy.
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Don't Leave College Without These 10 Digital Skills

Don't Leave College Without These 10 Digital Skills | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Graduation season is upon us, and that means college graduates everywhere are preparing to enter "the real world." But chances are your liberal arts degree, as hard-earned and valuable as it is, doesn't equip you with every digital skill you need. 

We've put together a short list of fundamental skills that every college graduate should possess, from simply branding yourself online to learning basic coding. They're guaranteed to increase your overall digital know-how, and you can learn them all on your own.

 Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/05/06/digital-skills-college/


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Nice article, thanks a lot sir
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Why Single-Tasking Makes You Smarter

Why Single-Tasking Makes You Smarter | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

When I ask people at what age they feel they were (or are) the sharpest, it is shocking to me that no matter their current age – 20s, 50s, 80s – they always say their peak performance was 10, and often 20, years earlier. It does not have to be that way.


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donhornsby's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:25 AM

(From the article): If you are a chronic multitasker, there is good news: You are never too old (or too young) to be proactive about brain health and performance. Recent studies provide evidence that adopting healthier thinking habits and improved cognitive strategies can rejuvenate your mind, reversing its clock by decades.

 

When you train your brain to think more strategically and efficiently, measurable improvements register on the biological level. Our own studies show that after only six hours of training, subjects can experience upsurges in neuron-nourishing blood flow, the genesis of new brain cells, improved communication between regions of the brain and increased white matter growth.

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Do You Hear Music When You Dream? : NPR

Do You Hear Music When You Dream? : NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Have you jammed with The Beatles, sung with Prince or taken coffee with Elliott Smith? NPR Music's Robin Hilton has (in his ever-random, inexplicable dreams).

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Michael Cornetto's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:38 PM

This was a really excellent question.  

 

Whilst my dreams sometimes take the form of complete films, I don't ever remember hearing any music in my dreams.  I'll have to listen more carefully next time. 

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Are You Ready to Pay for YouTube?

Are You Ready to Pay for YouTube? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The Financial Times reports that the long-rumored paid subscription model is coming to YouTube as early as this week.
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What Teachers Know About Body Language that CEOs Should Learn - Forbes

What Teachers Know About Body Language that CEOs Should Learn - Forbes | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What Teachers Know About Body Language that CEOs Should Learn
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Body language is the management of time, space, appearance, posture, gesture, touch, expression, eye contact, and vocal prosody — how you say what you say.
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How Companies Play On Your Psychology To Tempt You Into Using Their Products

How Companies Play On Your Psychology To Tempt You Into Using Their Products | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How do products tempt us? What makes them so alluring? It is easy to assume we crave delicious food or impulsively check email because we find pleasure in the activity. But pleasure is just half the story.
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World's Most Famous Introverts

World's Most Famous Introverts | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Physicist, author of the theory of relativity, and awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. (Photo: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 7:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 4:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

ROGC's curator insight, August 5, 6:14 PM

poverty is just so sad......

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30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic]

30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic] | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic] Infographic is one of the best Infographics created in the category. Check out 30 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change Your Life [infographic] now!

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Karen Jensen's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:48 PM

They always make me smile.

Brian Jones Francis's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:55 AM

Just becuase everyone is doing something doesn’t make something right...I like this one: Why fit in when your were born to stand out ?

Lee Wise's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:11 PM

I just thought this was interesting... And, I enjoyed the layout of the quotes!  Hopefully, one more Beautiful Moment will come your way! 

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YouTube Maps Out Videos Trending Across US - Mashable

YouTube Maps Out Videos Trending Across US - Mashable | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
YouTube Maps Out Videos Trending Across US
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It just got a little easier to see which videos people are watching elsewhere in the country.
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The US Economy Is The Envy Of The World Again, And Just Like That The Bears Have Been Annihilated

The US Economy Is The Envy Of The World Again, And Just Like That The Bears Have Been Annihilated | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Just two and a half weeks ago, the bears were starting to feel good.
Markets around the world seemed to be rolling over. Commodities were falling. People were talking about deflation.
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10 Odd and Fascinating Facts About The Wizard Of Oz - Listverse

10 Odd and Fascinating Facts About The Wizard Of Oz - Listverse | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Nearly 75 years old at the time of this writing, 1939?s ?The Wizard of Oz? is arguably the most beloved movie of all time. Legends swirl around the film;

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