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American Woman Mauled To Death By Lion At South African Park: Report

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An American tourist is dead after she was reportedly mauled to death on Monday at Lion Park north of Johannesburg, South African media is reporting. The woman and another passenger were driving through...
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Visitors to game parks should do as the notices advise. The Lions are just being Lions.

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The Richat Structure – Earth’s Bull's-Eye

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Here’s Why You'll Hate the Apple Watch (and the Important Business Lesson You Need to Know) – Nir and Far

Here’s Why You'll Hate the Apple Watch (and the Important Business Lesson You Need to Know) – Nir and Far | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
The Apple Watch viewed through the Kano Model helps us understand how various product features affect customer happiness.
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The Clarkson Effect and Political Correctness.

The furore over a BBC TV Show presenter's alleged argument with a producer of the show has had some interesting repercussions. [caption id="attachment_4089" align="alignleft" width="200"] Jeremy Clarkson (Wikipedia creative commons)[/caption] J...
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Cellphone Addiction Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility,’ Baylor Study of College Students Reveals

Cellphone Addiction Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility,’ Baylor Study of College Students Reveals | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) — Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
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Travis Scamurra's curator insight, May 14, 4:03 PM

Baylor University did a recent study about cellphone addiction on University Students in specific. Surprisingly, the results showed that most cellphone addiction did not come from excessive gaming or the Internet, but rather social media sites. They also found that on average women spend more time on their cellphones than men. The average from 6 to 8 hours of cellphone usage a day! The negative effects of all this cellphone usage is that it is taking focus away from their work. Some suggest they use social media sites to put off work or to distract themselves during class.


One high school professor says that a way around this is to integrate technology in to the classrooms. 

Professor Redmon says, "We're teaching students the ethical use of technology ... Like with anything else, there is a right place and a right time and a wrong time and wrong place." He says the program has been successful at his school in Hacketsville and as technology usage increases it will be interesting to see if more schools adopt this style of classroom learning. I found this article interesting because it is a newer study that claims cellphone usage is higher than the older studies. This tells me that cellphone usage is on the rise and that addiction is becoming increasingly more difficult to manage. It also focuses about the addiction of technology in school and I feel there are ways we can change and educate kids on how technology and school are and should be  integrated. The second article reminds me of a Utopian view of the internet because it expresses a positive of view of technology in the classroom.  According to our lecture notes in Com 125 at UB, a common Utopian view of the Internet is that "68% of people feel technology will improve the quality of their children's education ". The first article is more of a negative view or a Dystopian view of the Internet because it talks only about the negatives of the internet on education. I think the best solution to solving the addiction to Internet is to look at a Utopian view on the internet and to use its immense power to our advantage. 





http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment-general/index.ssf/2014/09/cell_phones_and_other_technolo.html

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Perseverance, Success and The Domino Effect.

This post will look at perseverance, success and the domino effect, but first an explanation. [caption id="attachment_4050" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Domino Effect[/caption] Last year my strategy was to publish two posts a week. I did ...
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A lesson in Perseverance and Persistence

  [caption id="attachment_4033" align="alignleft" width="300"] Michael Waltrip 2008 Toyota Camry[/caption] A recent reference in the OMFG forum on Google + to a persistent NASCAR driver interested me so much that I decided to move away fro...
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How Stoicism can Change Adversity to Opportunity

I bought myself a Christmas present on Amazon, the book "The Obstacle is The Way" by Ryan Holiday. It arrived on Friday, I finished it yesterday. It is a small book 5" x 7", only 200 pages. Easy to read. (affiliate link) The author includes...
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Adversity or Opportunity - What will 2015 bring for you?

[caption id="attachment_3985" align="alignright" width="185"] 2015 - Adversity or Opportunity?[/caption] Wishing you success, good health and happiness in 2015. May you be safe from the kind of violence that Islamic terrorists have unleashed on Pa...
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The black lives that don't matter to progressives

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Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviou...
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Another example of the deadly consequences of Political Correctness.

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Anger never listens. All the more pity.
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This wind turbine has no blades -- and that's why it's better

This wind turbine has no blades -- and that's why it's better | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
The Vortex bladeless turbine uses the wind to vibrate instead of spin. That makes it cheaper, quieter, and more reliable than a bladed turbine.
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Why doesn't Ontario explore this instead of littering our farmland with unhealthy, unsightly and expensive windmills?

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Postman to sue Royal Mail after letterbox amputates fingertip

Postman to sue Royal Mail after letterbox amputates fingertip | Convincingly Contrarian Crumbs | Scoop.it
Gary French is seeking £200,000 damages after claiming he should have been warned of the danger.

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Cold, Mud and Stoicism

It's been three weeks since my last post. A year ago I would have worried about such a long gap between posts. Now with my decision not to publish a post just to meet a self-imposed schedule, I don't let it worry me. The Alexa rating for this blog...
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Goals, Commitment and Aspirations

I have been striving for, reading and writing about goals for many years. I have long harboured the suspicion that few experts and even fewer ordinary people like me get it right. [caption id="attachment_2119" align="alignleft" width="300"] Goals ...
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Revealed: the $3.5 million Aston Martin Vulcan hypercar

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Failure - Personal Development Flavour of the Month.

  [caption id="attachment_4064" align="alignleft" width="300"] Flavour of the month[/caption] Three years ago when I started writing about the values and strengths that are required to lead productive and successful lives, the importance o...
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Is Bear Grylls right? health and safety culture ruining childhood

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Bear Grylls says children should be banned from playing computer games and should take more risks in the outdoors. Jake Wallis Simons couldn't agree more

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Children's Limited Activities Due To Safety Concerns Discussed Well In This Article

What can a sedentary lifestyle lead to with our kids playing more video games and participating in less physical play?

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Elephants, Ants and lessons from Stoic Philosophy

Elephants feature in many folk tales and metaphors. [caption id="attachment_4014" align="alignleft" width="300"] African Elephant[/caption]               Two that are relevant: The mod...
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Adversity or Opportunity – What will 2015 bring for you?

2015 Adversity or Opportunity? Wishing you success, good health and happiness in 2015. May you be safe from the kind of violence that Islamic terrorists have unleashed on Paris this week. I will be writing more on that on my other blog here. (It is not politically correct so don t go there if conservative opinions offend you). After a two-week break, it s time to get this blog moving again. To break the inertia that always sets in for me after a period of idleness and especially Christmas which I find a difficult time of year for many reasons. With the time I had to devote to the corn harvest from late November until the week before Christmas, I did not fully explore the topic of stoicism. I will be writing more about it in the weeks ahead. I did find this article on aeon Why stoicism is one of the best mind hacks ever by Larry Wallace and this one If 2015 is already stressing you out   on theconversation.com Both articles are worth reading and show that the philosophy of stoicism i
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Merry Christmas and a Wonderful 2015

I just reviewed my posts from a year ago because I could not remember what I had written in my last post before Christmas 2013. There was only one post for December 2013, this one, written in England during my visit to be with my mother for her 9...
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