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The ins and outs of exercising in cold weather

The ins and outs of exercising in cold weather | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Exercising in cold weather requires different considerations than exercising in brutal heat. We've rounded up some odd facts, answered eternal questions and put together helpful tips to help you stay active in this winter.
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Slain woman predicted her own death

Slain woman predicted her own death | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Donna Kristofak was terrified and letting the court know it. John S. Kristofak, who was her husband for 19 years, had been arrested six months earlier as he chased her in a Wal-Mart parking lot.
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Why this killer was ever released from jail baffles me.  A sad and tragic story.

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Poetry flourishing in Pioneer Valley from school programs to small publisher releases

Poetry flourishing in Pioneer Valley from school programs to small publisher releases | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Venues help poets and those who love what they write find each other.
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Best tricks for speeding up your Wi-Fi router

Best tricks for speeding up your Wi-Fi router | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A sluggish wireless network is frustrating. It's no fun when an exciting movie suddenly starts buffering or an important Internet video call breaks up.
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Reading Habits in Different Communities

Reading Habits in Different Communities | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations
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How the State of Georgia Declared War on Its Poorest Citizens

How the State of Georgia Declared War on Its Poorest Citizens | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When the economy crashed in 2008, millions of Americans lost their jobs. Applications for food stamps soared.
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via Dr. Lucy Green

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Installation and student artwork at North Georgia College & State University | Library as Incubator Project

Installation and student artwork at North Georgia College & State University | Library as Incubator Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start

Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Most people may not notice.
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Family searches for homeless man in SF

Family searches for homeless man in SF | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If only the street person was receptive to help and was willing to go home to his family. The circumstances are vague, but he's neither dangerous nor threatening, although he does suffer from epilepsy.
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Dogs Put Smiles on Faces of Sandy Hook School Students

Dogs Put Smiles on Faces of Sandy Hook School Students | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Some much-needed smiles were brought to the children of Newtown, Conn., by way of seven dogs especially trained to comfort survivors in the wake of a disaster.
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3D willow art project at St. Ambrose University Library | Library as Incubator Project

3D willow art project at St. Ambrose University Library | Library as Incubator Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Junot Díaz on How a Library Changed His Life | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com

Junot Díaz on How a Library Changed His Life | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz describes how his first visit to a library astonished and inspired him.
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via Diane Cordell

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Pearson to Take Stake in Nook Unit

Pearson to Take Stake in Nook Unit | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The British publishing and education company Pearson says it will invest $89.5 million in the digital Nook business for a 5 percent stake, as Barnes & Noble says that its holiday sales will be below expectations.
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U.S. mentally ill and their families face barriers to care

U.S. mentally ill and their families face barriers to care | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lori, a 39-year-old mother in New Jersey, would like to save for the usual things: college, retirement, vacations. But those goals are far down her wish list.
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AJC Photos of the Year, 2012's Best 100

AJC Photos of the Year, 2012's Best 100 | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
AJC Photo Editors pick the best 100 photos of 2012
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PLA Facebook Forums | Public Library Association (PLA)

PLA Facebook Forums | Public Library Association (PLA) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
PLA Facebook Forums offer opportunities for Facebook users to discuss a specific topic with a guest “expert” and other users. They are free, one-hour, interactive events hosted on the PLA Facebook page.
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Research Roundup: Some Studies on Making and Learning

Research Roundup: Some Studies on Making and Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
We often get parents and teachers asking us if we can point to studies that prove that making is a good approach in the classroom. This question usually gets asked by advocates for Makerspaces who ...
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Do We Still Need Libraries? - Room for Debate

Do We Still Need Libraries? - Room for Debate | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
What are libraries for, and how should they evolve?
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Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares

Fees undermine fliers' ability to compare fares | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
For many passengers, air travel is only about finding the cheapest fare.
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Cycles of Change & Innovation (two models together) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Cycles of Change & Innovation (two models together) - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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A local parent of a mentally ill child says: “Change our mental health system now before more blood is shed.” | Get Schooled

In response to Newtown, a local parent sent this letter about her struggles getting help for her mentally ill son. At the parent's request, I am not using any
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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Whether teachers are using jeopardy style questions to do test prep or bringing in online games like Minecraft to teach spatial reasoning, games have long been
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