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Reflections on “Humans need not apply”

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I don’t know much about this video in terms of who created it or what their purpose was in developing it. Though it paints an overly bleak picture IMHO, at least in some ways, I post it here because I think it outlines some solid topics to think about and to plan for — NOW! Not later.

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Dungeons & Dragons Influenced a Generation of Writers

Dungeons & Dragons Influenced a Generation of Writers | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Dungeons & Dragons, the first commercially available role-playing game that is now 40 years old, influenced numerous writers and taught them the art of storytelling.
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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Opinion | WIRED | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.
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Learn and Lead: 6 Tips to Motivate Yourself

Learn and Lead: 6 Tips to Motivate Yourself | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Write your goals and make them visible to you all the time (e.g. pin them on your soft board).

2. Break down your goals into smaller goals with timelines.Celebrate small successes in your journey to reach your goals.

3. Share your goals with someone you trust.

4. Enroll them to work with you on your goals.Assign time in your daily routine to work on your goals.

5. Keep some time aside to reflect on your journey to your goals.

6. Evaluate your progress and plan as required.

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What 5 Powerful Women Would Have Told Their 22-Year-Old Selves

What 5 Powerful Women Would Have Told Their 22-Year-Old Selves | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Whether you're a new graduate eager to take the job world by storm or a seasoned adult embarking on a career change, navigating a successful path can be a daunting task. Just take it from some of the most powerful and influential women in the workfor...
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Abraham Lincoln on Success

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"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." Abraham Lincoln

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How Code Has Changed Since The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

How Code Has Changed Since The Apollo 11 Moon Landing | Good Advice | Scoop.it

 

"Software has come a long way in 45 years. The Apollo missions had technology no more complicated than a pocket calculator … everybody knows that. But hardly anybody talks about the computer code that helped send astronauts to the moon and back, which was equally as simple. In 2014, your average USB memory stick is more powerful..." than the IBM System/360 series computers used back then.

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Why we make bad decisions

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Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces.
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Bad decisions are made when decisions are based on the past and instant gratification is more important than patience.  Also, beware the media and when making comparisons.

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Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There

Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Reflecting on our own lack of motivation can provide insights as to why students also struggle at times to feel inspired.
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Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume. | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
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Volkswagen - Eyes on the road - YouTube

Kudos Volkswagen. What a brilliant way to communicate how risky it is to use mobile phones while driving. Please visit and subscribe to www.youtube.com/MadOv...
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MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.
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VIDEO: Interviewing 101 by TopTalent Staffing | Facebook

Here is a quick movie with some interviewing tips created by our Staffing Manager. This is Draft #1 - more to come as we are able to tweak it. Hope it...
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ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial

ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"If you are going to use the web for research, don't be duped by what you find out there.  Learn five criteria for evaluation information on the web."

 

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The Shortest Possible Course in Communication

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Leadership is far from simple. Sometimes we need quick reminders that communication is essential if we want to make a difference.
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Two Phrases That Can Change Your Life

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To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you
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7 Timeless Fashion Tips for Young Men | Classic Style Advice For Any Man

7 Timeless Fashion Tips for Young Men | Classic Style Advice For Any Man | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I was in the YouTube comments the other day, answering people's questions and checking in to see what people wanted to see me create.

One comment grabbed my attention.

"Can you do a video for young men age 18-25 on how to dress with style but still classy?  I don't want to foll
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6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

6 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself Daily | Good Advice | Scoop.it

1. Did I work toward my goals today?

2. What bad habits do I need to stop?

3. What motivated me today?

4. Have I been the kind of person I want to be?

5. What mistakes did I make today, and what did I learn from them?

6. What am I grateful for today?

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Work Hard While You Can: Lessons from a Humbled College Student

Work Hard While You Can: Lessons from a Humbled College Student | Good Advice | Scoop.it

 

"Also, if you’re young, if you’re free, (i.e. students), you’ll never have a time like this again. Go out there and be audacious. Start a company. Travel. Change the world. As my Twitter bio says, “Because why not…”. Be on the lookout for a potential follow-up article on how and why to do big things as a college student!)."

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"We get what we focus on."

"We get what we focus on." | Good Advice | Scoop.it

A Simple Truth That Mountain Biking Taught Me About Focus | "When we focus on our fears, we give power to those fears. Find friends that inspire and do things that you enjoy. That will help you write the story of your life that you believe is worth writing."

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What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces
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You're doing great! You're failing miserably! (and other useless feedback)

You're doing great! You're failing miserably! (and other useless feedback) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I got a book from the library a few weeks ago called Thanks for the Feedback – the art and science of receiving feedback well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen.Feedback? You probably want to stop
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10 Ways Blogging Boosts Self Esteem

10 Ways Blogging Boosts Self Esteem | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Read about the many different ways blogging improves self esteem and can help you appreciate yourself.
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It can help you feel better about the way you look, find your personal voice (yes, everyone has a personal voice!), make new friends, voice your opinion, develop transferable skills, record achievements and personal growth, and more.

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Life has no remote.

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Eric Salter's curator insight, July 29, 2:13 AM

I could not have said this any better.

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10 Things You're Doing at Work That Say "I Don't Care"

10 Things You're Doing at Work That Say "I Don't Care" | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Do your actions scream: "I'm over it!" Or are you that stressed out? If you're doing these things at work you're sending the wrong message.
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