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Apple plans to launch iPhone 5S on September 10 - Sci/Tech - dna

Apple plans to launch iPhone 5S on September 10 - Sci/Tech -  dna | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The company has been losing its share in the smartphone market to Google's Android platform in the last few quarters. - Sci/Tech dna
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Perseid meteor shower: why we're compelled to be star-gazers

Perseid meteor shower: why we're compelled to be star-gazers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Gavin Extence: Science has not diminished the awe and primordial pleasure human beings feel when looking up into the night sky
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What is college ready? How deep is the water where you swim?

What is college ready? How deep is the water where you swim? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
This August I am embarking on two new ventures which have me thinking a lot about college readiness and what it means to be a successful college student. I am teaching First Year Seminar for the fi...
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Live Lounge at Hutt International Boys School | Library as Incubator Project

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Black bear breaks into Idaho kitchen

A black bear in search of a late-night snack broke into an Idaho house and licked leftover Chinese food from a cast iron pan on the stove.
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Two Words I'll Never Say To My Daughter Again

Two Words I'll Never Say To My Daughter Again | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Although the words "hurry up" did little if nothing to increase my child's speed, I said them anyway. Maybe even more than the words, "I love you." The truth hurts, but the truth heals... and brings me closer to the parent I want to be.
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Waffle House Takes Responsibility for the Braves Winning Streak Through Song [Video] | The Big Lead

Waffle House Takes Responsibility for the Braves Winning Streak Through Song [Video] | The Big Lead | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
It must be the hash browns.
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This Day in History

This Day in History | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Discover what happened today in history. Read about major past events that happened today including special entries on crime, entertainment, and more.
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Sales Tax Holiday cheat sheet

Sales Tax Holiday cheat sheet | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Have you made your list and plotted your path for this weekend's shopping excursion? On Friday, Aug.
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Video: Witnesses Claim Miracle Man Saved Car Crash Victim With Prayer

The mysterious rescuer is nowhere to be found and is not in any of the 70 photos taken of the scene.
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Diane Luby Lane shows teens how performing poetry can ignite their dreams

Diane Luby Lane shows teens how performing poetry can ignite their dreams | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Her Get Lit – Words Ignite project introduces the excitement and benefits of performing poetry to thousands of highly challenged teens in the Los Angeles area each year.
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There's No Place Like Home: Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 8, 2013

There's No Place Like Home: Seniors Hold on to Urban Independence Into Old Age | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 8, 2013 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new community model lets seniors enjoy all of the security and social amenities of a retirement community without leaving their homes.
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Will e-book access determine the fate of libraries? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Will e-book access determine the fate of libraries? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Going nearly unnoticed by the school library profession is a battle being fought that may well det...
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For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card? : NPR

For Disaster Preparedness: Pack A Library Card?  : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped storm victims find documents, fill out forms, connect to the Internet, and plan how to rebuild, and there's a growing awareness of the important role libraries can play in disaster relief.
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How much should districts standardize on technology? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How much should districts standardize on technology? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In One LMS for All or Digital Spaces for All , Ryan Bretag writes:


... I’m co...
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The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Make a Movie! | Library as Incubator Project

The Labs @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Make a Movie! | Library as Incubator Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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What do low-stakes writing assignments look like?

What do low-stakes writing assignments look like? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Last week I proposed the idea of using low-stakes writing to give students writing practice and the opportunity to engage in high-level reflection and engagement while not burying instructors under...
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New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer - Telegraph

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer - Telegraph | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.
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Fulton may cut spending to close $114 million deficit

Fulton may cut spending to close $114 million deficit | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For years, critics of Fulton County have said it spends too much and should cut funding for discretionary programs.
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Georgia dog in the running for top service dog

On Oct. 11, 2007, Chris Carswell had a seizure and a few years later a star was born. The star is Bronx, a German shepherd service dog trained to detect Chris's seizures.
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Anthro Blog

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Away We Go: Tuscany
Travel with us to the most romantic stretch of Tuscany, where… >

Away We Go: Tuscany
Travel with us to the most romantic stretch of Tuscany, where the winding streets of...
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Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire - Makers and their Projects

Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire - Makers and their Projects | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Call for Makers 2013 - Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire
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'Mystery Priest' Vanishes After Anointing Crash Victim

A small Missouri town is looking for a man not suspected of a crime but, rather, a miracle. “I think that this time I’ve actually witnessed a guardian angel at work,” Jeremiah See of the New London Fire Department told ABC News.
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Perseid meteor shower peaking Sunday and Monday nights

Perseid meteor shower peaking Sunday and Monday nights | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dim the lights, grab a blanket and hope for clear skies -- natures annual magic show, the Perseid meteor shower, can be seen Sunday and Monday nights. The best viewing time is after midnight.
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Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1

Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax in Georgia beginning Sept. 1, the online retailer confirmed Friday exclusively to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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