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PicMonkey

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PicMonkey: Free online photo editor by ex Picnik staffers! Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more

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Factbrowser - The Research Discovery Engine

Factbrowser indexes facts and statistics about technology and business. All of the facts, none of the fluff.

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According to teachamazing.com, "Factbrowser makes it easy for students to find relevant, accurate facts to incorporate into persuasive papers, presentations and research projects.."

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5 Ways to Avoid the Biggest Regrets of Dying

5 Ways to Avoid the Biggest Regrets of Dying | Ever Growing | Scoop.it

by Celestine Chua

Death comes to all of us at some point.  Have you thought about how you would feel when the time comes for you to die?  Have you considered if you would have any regrets about how you led your life?

A palliative nurse who counseled dying patients in the final weeks of their lives took the liberty to record the most common regrets among them.  

I believe in learning from the experiences of others.  Having the insights of people who have lived to the end of their lives is strikingly helpful in living our best lives.  Rather than reiterate the details of their regrets, I’m going to share them briefly and provide suggestions on how we can ensure that these regrets don’t become our regrets on our deathbeds someday.  While we can’t change our past, we can change the present and the future.  How our lives pan out from here is dependent on what we do starting today.


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Written Application: Introduce Yourself - MBA - Harvard Business School

Written Application: Introduce Yourself - MBA - Harvard Business School | Ever Growing | Scoop.it
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Harvard Business School just asks one question for essay.

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Presentation Design Techniques from the Masters

Here's our take on some popular approaches to Presentation Design seen in some work by great presenters. Enjoy! Download here for a Tweet!: http://goo.gl/eV54K

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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:47 AM

This works as a great summary reminder of tools, tips and tricks to make you communication (not just presenations!) more compelling

diane gusa's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:24 AM

Great ideas to present in an engaging style.

Frans Droog's curator insight, August 17, 2013 2:04 AM

Een mooi overzicht van de technieken gebruikt door een aantal bekende presentatoren: Kawasaki, Lessig, Godin, Jobs.

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The New Science of Forgiveness

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Everett L. Worthington, Jr. has dedicated his career to the study of forgiveness. He has found that it carries tremendous health and social benefits—and he's taken his research to heart.

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Skills Converged > Recap Exercise: Visualise What You Learned Today

Skills Converged > Recap Exercise: Visualise What You Learned Today | Ever Growing | Scoop.it

"Research has long shown that visualisation can lead to better recall and learning. As a trainer, you can exploit visualisation to your advantage. One area where visualisation is useful is when recapping on content already covered or at the end of a course. This exercise helps you to take advantage of the power of visualisation.

The visualisation produced in this exercise can also act as a reminder for the delegates and will help to reinforce associations and memory."


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Improv Encyclopedia

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Encyclopedia of improv games, improv terms, formats, and references. Whole site can be downloaded as a PFD booklet.

 

Improv Encyclopedia is the largest collection or resources for improvization theater on the web. Here you will find tons of stuff related to improvization theatre.

For those not particularly looking for improv-related material we feature:

Icebreakers: games or activities that help "break the ice" at events where there are lots of people who don't know each otherWarm-ups: games to get people in a playful moodgames and exercises to promote group Group Trustexercises and games to encourage Spontaneitylots of drama and theater Games


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INCIDENTAL COMICS

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Soluto | PC Purchasing Guide

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Soluto's PC Purchasing Guide for Small Business, listing the top 10 performing Windows laptops.
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Best Perfoming Windows Laptops

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The Best Free Documentary Websites ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Recite

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Recite lets students create quote posters, much like the ones you see cropping up all over Tumblr and Facebook. 

It could be a great tie-in to literature circles, or for sharing key concepts in any core curricular area.


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Skeptics vs Cynics: Problem-Solving with a Bias Towards Resolution

Skeptics vs Cynics: Problem-Solving with a Bias Towards Resolution | Ever Growing | Scoop.it
We all need collaborators who are willing to bring the reality check. The difference between skeptics and cynics is a focus on moving forward.

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:32 PM

Such an insightful article! Main ideas here:

Embrace skeptics. They will keep you focused, they'll push you to refine your ideas. They can be annoying, sure... but they can also be of great help to make ideas happen.

Cynics on the other hand are not focused on resolutions. Rather than trying to overcome problems and pushing the search for a solution, they obsess over what is wrong or broken.

 

P.S.: I subscribe to a newsletter called Great Work Provocations. Last week, it   brought me this little gem: "Invite the skeptics in. They’re desperate to be proven wrong. But avoid the cynics. They’ve already made their minds up."

-Great Work Provocations

 

Read also: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130506120216-658789-skeptics-vs-cynics-know-which-are-toxic

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dining-etiquette-101 [Infographic]

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TRIZ - A powerful methodology for creative problem-solving - Creativity techniques from MindTools.com

TRIZ - A powerful methodology for creative problem-solving - Creativity techniques from MindTools.com | Ever Growing | Scoop.it
TRIZ is a problem solving methodology based on logic, data and research, not intuition.
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Why Social Media Matters for Students in Leadership Roles | Social Media Today

Why Social Media Matters for Students in Leadership Roles | Social Media Today | Ever Growing | Scoop.it
Think of social media users and the image Image that most likely comes to mind is a college-aged person on a smartphone. We are right there with you.
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The New Science of Forgiveness

The New Science of Forgiveness | Ever Growing | Scoop.it
Everett L. Worthington, Jr. has dedicated his career to the study of forgiveness. He has found that it carries tremendous health and social benefits—and he's taken his research to heart.
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The Heart of Innovation: 12 Ways to Make Bad Decisions

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There are three things that astound me about most organizations: The cro-magnon way performance reviews are done; the pitiful way brainstorm sessions are run and; the voo doo way decisions are made.

What follows is an elaboration of the third -- 12 common phenomena that contribute to funky decision making. As you read, think of the teams you work most closely with, which of these behaviors describes them, and what you can do to change the game.


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Creativity requires TIME

Shows how something extraordinary can be achieved, provided we have some more time. :-)

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About a little thing called 750 Words

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What is this site about?

I've long been inspired by an idea I first learned about in The Artist's Way called morning pages. Morning pages are three pages of writing done every day, typically encouraged to be in "long hand", typically done in the morning, that can be about anything and everything that comes into your head. It's about getting it all out of your head, and is not supposed to be edited or censored in any way. The idea is that if you can get in the habit of writing three pages a day, that it will help clear your mind and get the ideas flowing for the rest of the day. Unlike many of the other exercises in that book, I found that this one actually worked and was really really useful.

I've used the exercise as a great way to think out loud without having to worry about half-formed ideas, random tangents, private stuff, and all the other things in our heads that we often filter out before ever voicing them or writing about them. It's a daily brain dump. Over time, I've found that it's also very helpful as a tool to get thoughts going that have become stuck, or to help get to the bottom of a rotten mood.

 

750 Words is the online, future-ified, fun-ified translation of this exercise. Here's how it works...

 


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Are You A Unilateral Control Freak?

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“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

 

“Life transforming” is how I would call Chris Argyris's seminar at Harvard. (...) Chris discovered tha tmanagers operate according to one of two models: unilateral control or mutual learning. Managers who practice unilateral control assume that they are right and anyone that disagrees with them is wrong; mutual learners assume that diverse perspectives may be valid and worth exploring. Chris found that all managers he studied operated according to the unilateral control model. It took some serious deprogramming and skill building to switch to the mutual learning model.

 


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Do you know the "Unilateral Control Model" and the "Mutual Learnig Model"? Are the majority of your interactions at work unilateral control or mutual learnig? Find out...

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Johnball

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The requirements for playing Johnball are: Bats "As long as you use any foam or plastic bat, you’ll be fine. (Obviously, you’ll want to steer clear of all metallic and wooden bats.) These can be pi...

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TeacherTube - Audios

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TeacherTube is an educator and student friendly site for sharing the best content including educational videos, docs, audios and photos for your classroom, staff, and campus.
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Audios as well as videos

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