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How to write like an architect

Learn design with Doug Patt at his live virtual webcam studio. http://howtoarchitect.com/designstudio Hi Im Doug Patt and this is how to architect. Today wel...
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Sir Winston Churchill on Free Speech

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Happy News - A Little Light Aims to Make Big Impact

Happy News - A Little Light Aims to Make Big Impact | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Let there be light!” The CEO and co-founder of MPowerD Jacques-Philippe Piverger believes his little light will help change the world.

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The 7 Lies That Keep Us From Success | Lie #1

The 7 Lies That Keep Us From Success | Lie #1 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

We are the primary authors of the thoughts, words and limitations that tend to do the most damage to our potential. It’s the stories we tell ourselves. The lies that stop us from taking action.

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Six Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner

Six Ways to Be a Lifelong Learner | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I cringe when I hear an adults joke about not having read a book since high school. I especially cringe if the person who says that has any regular interaction with young people. It’s not so much t...

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I cringe with the contemporary notion about what a life-long learner is. The term has been appropriated into a neo-liberal agenda to mean we are learning what the boss says we should. Having said this, the article makes valuable points. For example, reading and setting aside a fund for new books are excellent ideas. Reaching out to others who might add to who you are is also another good idea.

 

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10 Tech Terms Millennials Don't Know - InformationWeek

10 Tech Terms Millennials Don't Know - InformationWeek | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Some revered tech terms prompt nothing but puzzled looks from today's young professionals. Hint: Clones belong in Star Wars.

 

1. PC Clone

2. Baud

3. TV dial, dialup modem, dial a phone

4. Punch cards

5. Monochrome monitor (There were green and amber ones!)

6. Dot-matrix printer

7. Serial and parallel ports

8. Teletype

9. Floppies that flop (They didn't always have a cover.)

10. Wang (and Lanier) word processors

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | DMLcentral

Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | DMLcentral | Good Advice | Scoop.it
By the end of 2014, more than 3 billion people will have access to the Internet, which means that they (we) have the power to ask any question at any time and get a multitude of answers within a second.
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An article on the art of "crap detection"!  A professor at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Kenneth Hanson, taught me one thing I will always remember:  Whenever I am reading (listening or watching) something I must always figure out what bothers me about it.  There is always something and if there isn't - alarm bells start going off in my head.

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7 Ways to Lay the Groundwork for Your Next Job (Even if You Don't Know What it Is)

7 Ways to Lay the Groundwork for Your Next Job (Even if You Don't Know What it Is) | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Even if your goals are fuzzy, there’s plenty you can do to position yourself for future opportunities.

 

...if you don’t have a set goal—if you don’t know exactly what lies in your professional future—there’s not much you can do to prepare for your next step, right?

 

Wrong. In fact, even if your goals are a little fuzzy, there’s plenty you can do to position yourself for (and even stumble upon!) future opportunities, whatever they may be. Here are a few ideas.

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Men's fashion & styles

Men's fashion & styles | Good Advice | Scoop.it
My look at men's fashion, for the work place or outside of work. My ideal wardrobe is lean, attention to quality and details.

Looking good should be a good fit for you, and good fit will lead to comfort which leads to confidence.

Thanks for reading, good luck pinning and have a super day!
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World literacy rates drop — again - Wylie's Writing Tips

World literacy rates drop — again - Wylie's Writing Tips | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How low can you go?

The results? Worldwide, adults weighed in at an average literacy rate of 273 out of 500 points. That puts them at level 2, or below basic, literacy skills.


On bottom of the world:  Only seven countries, led by Japan,
achieve even basic average literacy rates

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Why Is Our Workforce Truly Unengaged?

Why Is Our Workforce Truly Unengaged? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“Discover what you most profoundly care about and wonder most about as a result, and then spend your life and life’s work in a passionate search for better answers.

 

I assure you, anyone that does that, will never work another day in their life either. But the added benefit is, we’ll find better answers to the problems we face."

 

Shouldn’t your own natural desire to learn matter?

Shouldn’t your own profound and passionate curiosity matter?

The question should be; what will most influence your desire to apply more of your discretionary effort?

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A Speech That Will Break Your Heart . . . and Make You Smile

A Speech That Will Break Your Heart . . . and Make You Smile | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"On Monday night, the Cumberland, RI team suffered an 8-7 loss to Chicago and were eliminated. Cumberland manager Dave Belisle huddled the boys behind first base for a brief talk as he kneeled on the turf. What the youngsters heard will probably stay with them for a very long time."

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Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life. The greater the thing you live for the richer life becomes. Noble mission alway...
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On Student Loan Debt

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What employers really want? Workers they don’t have to train

What employers really want? Workers they don’t have to train | Good Advice | Scoop.it
If everyone is hiring for the ability to do a job, rather than for the potential to do it well, how does anyone get that initial experience?
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I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't been trained by or at any of the companies I have worked for in the past. Today, I am pretty good at teaching myself things, getting ramped up, etc. and I have a PLN (Personal Learning Network). But this is not true for today's college students or recent graduates. This must change.

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Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Good Advice | Scoop.it
The Elephant and the Rider

Jonathan Haidt’s metaphor of the elephant and the rider is useful here. In Haidt’s telling, the mind is like an elephant (the emotions) with a rider (the intellect) on top. The rider can see and plan ahead, but the elephant is far more powerful. Sometimes the rider and the elephant work together (the ideal in classroom settings), but if they conflict, the elephant usually wins.

 

After reading Haidt, I’ve stopped thinking of students as people who simply make choices about whether to pay attention, and started thinking of them as people trying to pay attention but having to compete with various influences, the largest of which is their own propensity towards involuntary and emotional reaction. (This is even harder for young people, the elephant so strong, the rider still a novice.)

 

 

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like?

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3 Proven Ways to Stop Worrying So Much

3 Proven Ways to Stop Worrying So Much | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Don't worry: These tips will help you stop needlessly agonizing once and for all.  As one who struggles with her propensity for worry, Christian rounds up tips and tricks in the hope of assisting others in the same boat. Among her best ideas:

 

1. Make and analyze a list.

2. Write it out.

3. Get to know your brain.

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How 3 Pages and 15 Minutes Can Make You Better at Your Job - or anything

How 3 Pages and 15 Minutes Can Make You Better at Your Job - or anything | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Try Morning Pages to become more inspired, less anxious, and generally a better professional.
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What We Wear

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Professionelle’s expert style board showcases easy-to-wear work staples, with its own commentary on really standout pieces in the ensemble.

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Be More Memorable: How to Better Answer the 3 Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone New

Be More Memorable: How to Better Answer the 3 Questions You Always Get Asked When Meeting Someone New | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What’s your name? What do you do? Where are you from?

These three questions are so common, and you answer them so frequently, that it is very easy to get in the habit of answering them the same way, again and again, without thinking. You probably get bored with your own answers, so you don’t put energy and effort into offering them in an interesting way. “Hi, I’m Joe. I work in public relations for an energy company downtown, and I’m from the Midwest but moved here a couple years ago.” Zzzzz…

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Millennials Asked, Mike Volpe Answered: Career Advice From HubSpot's CMO [Video]

Millennials Asked, Mike Volpe Answered: Career Advice From HubSpot's CMO [Video] | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Watch this video to get Mike's advice on finding a job you're passionate about, the value of a liberal arts degree, and how to find a mentor.
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"Having it all" or not is the wrong way to frame success and happiness for women (and men)

"Having it all" or not is the wrong way to frame success and happiness for women (and men) | Good Advice | Scoop.it

“I know what matters most to me, and I’m honoring that, every day, with every choice and decision I make.” Stop thinking about and defining life in terms of “all,” because that just leads you to think you’ve ended up with “nothing.” Think instead about what you’ve already created in your life, and how to relish and appreciate that more, and build on it to pave the way for greater happiness and success, on your own terms. Where you are today is your “all.” If it’s not to your liking, find new ways to shift it.

 

From the article "Why It's So Damaging To Tell Women They Can't Have It All (And Why I'm So Tired Of Hearing It)"

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Richard Feynman: What Counts as “Worthwhile” Work?

Richard Feynman: What Counts as “Worthwhile” Work? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"... why the humbler projects are also some of the most important for us to work on.  ... the real worthwhile work to be done is any work that you can realistically do now."

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You Are A Leader, Even If You Don't Know It Yet

You Are A Leader, Even If You Don't Know It Yet | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Think about the leaders that you’ve known, respected, and looked up to across the span of your lifetime. Maybe it was a favorite teacher who helped you develop a love of learning and knowledge. Maybe it was an athletic coach who encouraged you and helped you achieve your goals. Maybe it was a supervisor at work who mentored you and helped you advance in your career. Or maybe it was a drill instructor that demanded more of you than anyone ever had, and showed you that you were capable of more than you would have ever imagined. Whoever the leaders were who had a profound and lasting positive impact on you, whatever the circumstance was…and think about this question for a moment and answer it honestly…did you let each and every one of them know?

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