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What Is the World's Actual Lowest Hanging Fruit?

What Is the World's Actual Lowest Hanging Fruit? | Education | Scoop.it
A linguist and top pomologists attempt to answer what should be a simple inquiry.
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What Is the World's Actual Lowest Hanging Fruit? 

personally - "Reaching for the low hanging fruit?"
I heard this term quite frequently when I was in high school during the 70's and partly because we had a peach, and cherry tree in our back yard. One reason was because the good fruit was up higher and the other reason is because you were referred to as lazy if you were always "reaching for the low hanging fruit" while doing other things

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A Font That Speaks for Silent Film

A Font That Speaks for Silent Film | Education | Scoop.it
Before talkies, type mattered enormously to movies, though the typists rarely got their due. A film festival has spurred the resurrection of one of those antique letter faces.
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In the early days of Hollywood, silent films were a boon for a generation of anonymous lettering artists. Hand drawn, black-and-white title and intertitle cards with scene-setting descriptions and character dialogue punctuated most movies. They were “Speedball”-style letters, named for the  Speedball pen, a popular round-nibbed lettering tool that produced soft, round, fluid lines.

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Wearables Market Booms Thanks To Millennials | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

Wearables Market Booms Thanks To Millennials | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers | Education | Scoop.it
If there's one takeaway from the infographic below, it's that people are deeply interested in knowing about their bodies and eager to take action to improve health and wellness. Drawing from several sources, Career Glider, which has created the infographic, highlights the fact that consumer will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 compared to the 19 million forecast as wearables sales for this year. And a whopping 70% of those will be to track fitness.
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Drawing from several sources, Career Glider, which has created the infographic, highlights the fact that consumer will sport almost 112 million wearables by 2018 compared to the 19 million forecast as wearables sales for this year. And a whopping 70% of those will be to track fitness. Millennials and Gen X-ers are most likely to be users of wearable tech 

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How to Be a Good (Social) Listener

How to Be a Good (Social) Listener | Education | Scoop.it
Many brands see social media as just another megaphone to blast their marketing campaigns and news releases at their customers and prospects. Then they give up because no one seems to care. Why do they fail? Because they don’t bother to listen. There’s a multitude of social media activity you...
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How to Sail Around the World Alone and Not Go Mad

How to Sail Around the World Alone and Not Go Mad | Education | Scoop.it
The isolated adventure is about skill, belief in internal power, and talking to yourself.
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The New Way of War: Killing the Kids

The New Way of War: Killing the Kids | Education | Scoop.it
The dangers to children in conflict zones are escalating but often overlooked. Worldwide, the numbers are unprecedented.
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Science Still Doesn't Understand Video Games

Science Still Doesn't Understand Video Games | Education | Scoop.it
But even with odd experiments and disparate conclusions, researchers are edging closer to a more nuanced idea of how they change our behavior.
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University of Illinois researchers 

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Your Brain Is On the Brink of Chaos - Issue 15: Turbulence - Nautilus

Your Brain Is On the Brink of Chaos - Issue 15: Turbulence - Nautilus | Education | Scoop.it
In one important way, the recipient of a heart transplant ignores its new organ: Its nervous system usually doesn’t rewire to communicate…
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http://nautil.us/issue/15/turbulence/your-brain-is-on-the-brink-of-chaos

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Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum

Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum | Education | Scoop.it
After a painstaking restoration, five of the famed Caryatid statues of ancient Greece are star attractions at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/arts/design/caryatid-statues-restored-are-stars-at-athens-museum.html?referrer=&_r=0

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Your Clients Don't Care About You

Your Clients Don't Care About You | Education | Scoop.it
When you’ve done a top-notch job of building relationships with your clients, most of them probably like and trust you. You might even be friends with some. But when it’s time to talk business, they only care about what you can do for them. It might sound harsh, but we...
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How to Sail Around the World Alone and Not Go Mad

How to Sail Around the World Alone and Not Go Mad | Education | Scoop.it
The isolated adventure is about skill, belief in internal power, and talking to yourself.
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It is okay to talk to yourself!

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Ira Glass’s ‘This American Life’ Leaves PRI

Ira Glass’s ‘This American Life’ Leaves PRI | Education | Scoop.it
The public radio host Ira Glass and his “This American Life” have left their distributor, giving him more responsibilities and the show fewer financial guarantees.
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Ira Glass's broadway show, life in NYC, and new podcast, Serial

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Casual Sex Is Actually Excellent for You

Casual Sex Is Actually Excellent for You | Education | Scoop.it
New research suggests that not all casual sex is bad. For those legitimately interested, it can boost life satisfaction and self-esteem and lessen anxiety.
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