Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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9 Countries That Hate America Most

9 Countries That Hate America Most | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
From 24/7 Wall St.: International approval of U.S. leadership improved last year, rising from of 41% in 2012 to 46% in 2013. This ended a downward trend in U.S. approval ratings, which had consistently declined since 2009.
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Cheating [Is] the System

Cheating [Is] the System | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Worldwide, the choice is clear, if not easy: Does it make more sense to accept that the system has become so perverted that success requires cheating?
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excerpt: "This year, 54 proctors from around China had been brought in to Zhongxiang with a mission: Prevent cheating. It was a reaction to the discovery last year that 99 students in that testing facility had turned in identical papers. Officials had decided that something needed to be done.

The proctors used metal detectors to find transmitters. Male and female students were frisked, and cell phones found in underwear were confiscated. During the test, patrols around the site uncovered groups trying to radio messages to students taking the test."

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Kreng Jai in Thailand| Thailand's Kreng Jai Culture

Kreng Jai in Thailand| Thailand's Kreng Jai Culture | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Kreng Jai is a major element of Thai culture and Thai manners. Kreng Jai is a major cause of confusion and culture cash for foreigners in Thailand
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Report: More Executions in China Than in Top 5 Capital Punishment Countries Combined

Report: More Executions in China Than in Top 5 Capital Punishment Countries Combined | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A report released this week by Amnesty International finds that China is overwhelmingly the global leader in capital punishment, executing more of its citizens than the other nations in the top five combined.
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List of Nobel laureates by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of Nobel laureates by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The present list ranks laureates under the country/countries that are stated by the Nobel Prize committee on its website. The list does not distinguish between laureates who got a full prize and the majority who got just a fraction of a prize.

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I wonder if the PISAs offer valid indicators or predictors of military thinking and strategic skills or even for creativity. It strikes me that the USA still has the highest number of Nobel Prize Winners (http://www.whichcountry.co/top-10-countries-with-most-nobel-prize-winners-in-the-world/, orhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_country). I wonder how this is explained? We could look at Nobel Science Winners per capita to consider other measureshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Nobel_laureates_per_capita. We could and should also research innovations and patents in terms of quantity and quality. I'm wondering about the quality of education may have a few more frames with which to really address the true issues of education in public schools (elementary or secondary) or in higher education (colleges and universities). However, this is not research I have done. I think getting to valid and useful answers will need some high levels of research skills and access.  less… 

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Authors take polar-opposite tacks as they try to decipher Japanese women

Authors take polar-opposite tacks as they try to decipher Japanese women | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
It's an all-too-familiar story: On the romantic front, foreign ladies living in Japan have it bad while the guys do unbelievably well. For every woman who complains about Japanese men's ...

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excerpt: "Apparently the foreign women’s situation is not all that bad — at least not according to Caroline Pover’s recently published “Love with a Western Woman: A Guide for Japanese Men,” in which she taps the knowledge of a bevy of foreign females who have found their almond-eyed Prince Charmings. But what about the other side of the story? Is Japan really the foreign guy’s paradise on Earth that some would have you believe?"

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Sharrock's comment, April 22, 2014 3:06 PM
I like this quote: "“From what I’ve seen and experienced, the main cause of breakups is when one or both people in a relationship stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the validity of the other’s culture."