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Former Walmart in McAllen Is Now an Airy Public Library

Former Walmart in McAllen Is Now an Airy Public Library | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Rather than let a vacant Walmart become an eyesore, the city of McAllen spent $24 million to convert it into a 123,000-square-foot public library.
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Birds hold 'funerals' for dead

Birds hold 'funerals' for dead | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
When they encounter a fallen bird, western scrub jays call out and gather around the body, scientists discover.
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Guest Blogger: Margarita Engle | The TeachingBooks.net Blog

Guest Blogger: Margarita Engle | The TeachingBooks.net Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Poetry forces me to be brief. All the facts and figures won’t fit in my verses, so I choose only those details that are most meaningful to me. My hope is that the uncrowded page will invite both reluctant and passionate readers.
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Georgia colleges transfer attention to transfer students

Georgia colleges transfer attention to transfer students | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Leandra Moultrie’s path to a college degree may seem circuitous to some, but it’s becoming more common.
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What Successful Night Owls Get Done Before Bed

Early birds get all the credit. Research indicates that morning people tend to be more active and goal oriented, and such larks as Steve Jobs, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, and 25-year old David Karp, founder of the Tumblr blogging platform suggest...
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5 Student Projects That Just Might Transform City Life

5 Student Projects That Just Might Transform City Life | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
These five projects show young people today are equipped to use technology to make the world a better place.
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On stress. And coping. Plus a housing court update. - Plan B Nation

On stress. And coping. Plus a housing court update. - Plan B Nation | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

There’s a famous study show­ing that when stress­ful life events pile up, ill­ness is more likely. This is true whether the events are good are bad. Among the 43 life events stud­ied, mar­riage and out­stand­ing achieve­ment take their place along with divorce and job loss.

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High school unveils $60 million stadium | AJC Sports News Now

High school unveils $60 million stadium | AJC Sports News Now | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Eagles unveil their brand new $60 million football stadium tonight, a double-decker with 38-foot high-def video screen and corporate sponsors.
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Key leaders at UC Davis ag college resign - The Sacramento Bee

Key leaders at UC Davis ag college resign - The Sacramento Bee | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The top two leaders of the University of California, Davis' signature College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have resigned their posts.
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Hidden Garden Steps: Let's Get the Permits!

Hidden Garden Steps: Let's Get the Permits! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
If we raise $8,000 to pay various city permit fees, we can start making tiles for this beautiful stairway mosaic this summer.
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Ellen Bass: Everything on the Menu

Ellen Bass reads at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. Visit her at www.ellenbass.com. Find more Ellen videos on this channel.
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‘An opportunity to suck’: Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry jokes about tentative comeback

‘An opportunity to suck’: Ex-Journey singer Steve Perry jokes about tentative comeback | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
There’s still no new solo album from former Journey lead singer Steve Perry, though he confirms in a newly posted nationally syndicated radio interview that he’s slowly sorting through some 50 demo songs.
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The Thin Value Proposition

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I think Chris really nails it here:
“ For-profit education assumes a thin value proposition of the promise of educational technology, using these tools as a way to automate and teacher-proof teaching...
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DeKalb schools get another warning on SACS accreditation. “Why so many second chances?” | Get Schooled

The AJC is reporting that the DeKalb school board is again being asked by an accrediting agency to respond to complaints of mismanagement.
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Ray Bradbury: “The Things That You Love Should Be Things That You Do.” “Books Teach Us That”

Ray Bradbury: “The Things That You Love Should Be Things That You Do.” “Books Teach Us That” | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Ray Bradbury above, in a lengthy interview with the The Big Read project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds

Majority of New Jobs Pay Low Wages, Study Finds | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The disappearance of midwage, midskill jobs is part of a longer-term trend that some refer to as a hollowing out of the American work force.
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Straightening Out the Work-Life Balance

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The pursuit of “work-life balance,” which sounds so wholesome and reasonable, can be a zero-sum game in the office.
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More than a Number: Why Class Size Matters

Guideline on More than a Number: Why Class Size Matters...
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Child labor in the beginning of the last century « Flickr Blog

Child labor in the beginning of the last century « Flickr Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

In its new set Child Labor & Lewis Hine, the Library of Congress showcases the works of investigative photographer Lewis Hine who portrayed working and living conditions of children in the United States between 1908 and 1924.

His photography aimed at supporting the National Child Labor Committee’s efforts of promoting the “rights, awareness, dignity, well-being and education of children and youth as they relate to work and working.”

You can read more about Hine’s work in the set description, or contribute to the information available for individual photos by leaving a comment on the respective photo page.

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‘Rocky’ appears to be oldest wiener dog | Mountain Democrat

‘Rocky’ appears to be oldest wiener dog | Mountain Democrat | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
'Rocky' appears to be oldest wiener dog...
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College professor is Sacramento's poet laureate for 2012-14 - The Sacramento Bee

College professor is Sacramento's poet laureate for 2012-14 - The Sacramento Bee | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A college professor is Sacramento's poet laureate for 2012-14, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission announced today.
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A New Photo of Emily Dickinson? Well—Maybe— | Book Think | Big Think

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Aurora Picture -- Iceland Wallpaper -- National Geographic Photo of the Day

Aurora Picture -- Iceland Wallpaper -- National Geographic Photo of the Day | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
See a photo of the northern lights over a house in Iceland and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.
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Journey leave door open for reunion with ex-singer Steve Perry

Journey leave door open for reunion with ex-singer Steve Perry | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Journey fans may yet see ex-frontman Steve Perry back onstage with the band.
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