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Introducing Cat Internet: Where You're The Meme

Introducing Cat Internet: Where You're The Meme | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Someone wise once asked, 'What if cats have their own Internet and it's full of pictures of us?' Well, it turns out they do.
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8 Interesting Films Stuck in Development Hell

8 Interesting Films Stuck in Development Hell | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Here are 8 interesting films, in no particular order, that are stuck in development hell for a variety of reasons.
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Draw like an architect art+architecture

Draw like an architect art+architecture | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"This site is about preserving traditional architect hand drawing techniques from the onslaught of CAD and electronic technology imperatives."

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6 Surprising Study Techniques From A Valedictorian - Edudemic

6 Surprising Study Techniques From A Valedictorian - Edudemic | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How do you prepare for a test? These surprising study techniques helped one student become valedictorian. Find out if they work for you or your students!
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I used the sixth technique so much that when I was taking an exam I could hear Mozart playing from memory in my head!

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Kindergarteners Outperform Most Adults on Team Building Task

Kindergarteners Outperform Most Adults on Team Building Task | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Here is some surprising research on teamwork. It’s called the marshmallow challenge. Teams are tasked with taking 20 pieces of dry spaghetti, one…
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And, thankfully, architects and engineers do the best!

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"I choose C." What not to do in an interview.

R.N. Gutierrez 8th Grade ELA & US History PSUSD
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Scary, funny and sad.

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11 Reasons Graduates Lose Out on Jobs [SLIDES]

11 Reasons Graduates Lose Out on Jobs [SLIDES] | Good Advice | Scoop.it

With over 20 years of experience, Mark O'Toole has outlined 11 reasons why graduates will lose out on jobs in this set of slides.

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Learning to learn: the heart of reading

Learning to learn: the heart of reading | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...reading words on a page helps us create our own sophisticated thoughts based upon what we’ve understood from the author (read: an intelligent human with expertise to share)."

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Judging Others Can Make You Look Stupid! Powerful Video

Judging Others Can Make You Look Stupid! Powerful Video | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Judging Others – Short Powerful Video. We all do it from time to time, right? But when we wrongly judge others we can really look stupid. The reality is each of us has our weaknesses, and each of us has our strengths.
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How to Cite Internet Sources in Papers and References

How to Cite Internet Sources in Papers and References | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Properly citing sources in one's academic paper can be a real headache. Now that many of the sources we use in our papers are found online, you need to know how to properly cite these digital resources. To help you do that, Jennifer wrote an excellent article on how teachers and students can cite internet resources in their academic papers."

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5 Things You Have to Unlearn to Succeed at Work

5 Things You Have to Unlearn to Succeed at Work | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"In the workplace, to create our own value, we must create our own learning path. You have to unlearn the habit of waiting to be told what comes next in your education if you want to take control of your adult life."

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The Simple Solution to Tackle Youth Unemployment

The Simple Solution to Tackle Youth Unemployment | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Companies used to train college graduates and help them learn the skills they needed on the job, but those days have largely passed. All too frequently, students graduate without tangible job skills
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"With only 0.3% of American youth participating in apprenticeship programs compared to 50% - 70% in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, it’s easy to see why the U.S. has a training gap and why youth unemployment is so high."

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Six college courses that help grads land jobs

Six college courses that help grads land jobs | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Employers say today's college grads don't have the skills for open jobs. These courses can help fill the gap.
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"Course work that makes applicants stand out from others with the same major, or speaks to skills that are relevant to the job but unrelated to their major, should be listed in the skills portion of a résumé, said Oakley."

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Extreme By Design The Movie | A film about students building a better world . . . one product at a time.

Extreme By Design The Movie | A film about students building a better world . . . one product at a time. | Good Advice | Scoop.it

And be sure to check out the free online course at Venture-Lab.org!

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Five tips on how to protect your online reputation during a job search

Here are five tips on how to protect your online reputation while searching for a job.
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Lindsey Stirling: An amazing way to learn

Lindsey Stirling: An amazing way to learn | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Lindsey has studied classical violin since age six. Private teachers for 12 years.  But my question is… Where did she learn to dance like this?

Answer: YouTube! She says so here on her website. She analysed music videos, studied the footwork of the dancers, put her own moves together and practiced in front of a mirror.

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How To Learn Balancing Your Checkbook

How To Learn Balancing Your Checkbook | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Looking for a informative video on how to learn balancing your checkbook? This invaluable tutorial explains exactly how it's done, and will help you get good at banking.
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This is a pretty good video on how to balance any bank account. However, do *not* follow the advice at the very end to "charge the rest"!  Avoid charging like the plague.  And remember, checking your account balance online is not the same as balancing an account.

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This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

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Having a Bad Day? Try ‘This is Water’ Approach for a Better Outcome

On the anniversary of the tragic literary hero's death, revisiting his only public insights on life.

On September 12, 2008, David Foster

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Listen to the "Water" story while it is still online.  There *was* a beautiful video available of the water story by David Foster Wallace, but the copyright company of the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust has pulled all versions of the video - even from Vimeo - where I had a chance to watch it once.

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Millennials in the Workplace - Infographic

Millennials in the Workplace - Infographic | Good Advice | Scoop.it
First, what is a millennial? The Millennial Generation, or Generation Y, are individuals that were born between the late 1970's and early 2000's.
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"So, here are some key points about millennials in the workplace:

Want to collaborate on projects92% feel education is keyLooking for direct feedback and increasing responsibilitiesOver 1-out-of-5 chose training as the MOST important benefit an employer can offer. 2/3 said professional development key.Comfortable with new technology (but we knew that already)"

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