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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

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In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 2014 12:29 PM

For many Americans that are traveling abroad for the first time, realizing that eggs aren't in the refrigerator is a bit of a culture shock (not to mention the moment they find milk in a box that also isn't being refrigerated).  Agricultural practices dictate storage requirements and some things we might have imagined were universal are actually place-specific or peculiar to our cultural setting.  What we are taught to think of as gross, appropriate, attractive or even sanitary is often steeped in a cultural context.  So is it strange the we refrigerate our eggs in the United States, or that they don't in other places? 


Tagsfood productiontechnology, industry, food, agriculture, perspective.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, September 22, 2014 9:26 AM

Interesting investigation for students

aitouaddaC's comment, September 22, 2014 5:16 PM
Amazing !
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Memloom: A New Way To Tell Stories

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Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by..

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Interesting  idea,  could use as a class project too!

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:10 AM
A new way to tell stories?
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, January 9, 2014 2:31 PM

Is Memloom all that different from other digital storytelling tools?  I am hoping for a iPhone version where stories can be compiled on the fly, reflective of the chaos of real life.

corneja's curator insight, January 10, 2014 8:27 PM

Memloon seems an easy tool for building stories for our photos. Could it will be used by brands? Maybe, I guess.

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Technology for flipping the classroom 2014spring.pdf | ACRL Tips and Trends


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 6, 2014 10:13 AM

I'm always drawn to tips and I like to watch for trends. The Flipped classroom is certainly on everyone's mind! 

liblist4u's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:38 AM

Technologies for flipped classrooms that can also be implemented by academic librarians.

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Saving Storytelling in the age of the Smartphone

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“I am going to be a little boring,” Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:27 PM

This article makes me both sad and more committed to storytelling than ever before. The author, Meg Garber, is talking with and about Sherry Turkle, the writer of the book Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, and working on her next book Reclaiming Conversation.


The article is about how we are so focused on the screens in front of us that we are sacrificing actually talking with each other. Where does storytelling go, along with its benefits of building empathy, relationship, context, meaning, wisdom, imagination, inspiration, passion, purpose, creativity, etc.)? Down the tubes, I'm afraid.


This phenomenon is prevalent in the US today. This is a consequence of technology that I don't think is such a great outcome. The article is a fascinating discussion of what is happening today and well worth the read.


So my resolve to engage in more storytelling through face-to-face conversations just ramped up today. Because this also provides significant business benefits.


How about you? 


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Paul Dixon's curator insight, February 4, 2014 2:13 AM

There is nothing more enjoyerable then a good rabbit with friends, or talking to a new person finding out about THEM, not telling them how great we are. Nature gave us two ears and one mouth!