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Searching for sultry jazz music [Archive] - MobileRead Forums

[Archive] Searching for sultry jazz music Lounge
Do you have any recommendations for sultry jazz music? In particular I'm searching for something that's similar to "What you feel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsFnzOCbKw)" from Buffy the Vampire Slayer's episode Once More With Feeling (the song itself isn't that great, but I like the style and I don't have any other examples at hand). 
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I found this site after searching for the same, sultry jazz music like Nina Simone's "Feeling Good". 

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The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought

The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"The brain appears to be wired in a rectangular 3D grid structure, suggests a new brain imaging study. (...) “Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain’s connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables — folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric,” (...)

 

“The wiring of the mature brain appears to mirror three primal pathways established in embryonic development.” (...) “Before, we had just driving directions. Now, we have a map showing how all the highways and byways are interconnected,” said Wedeen. “Brain wiring is not like the wiring in your basement, where it just needs to connect the right endpoints. Rather, the grid is the language of the brain and wiring and re-wiring work by modifying it.”

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"By looking at how the pathways fit in the brain, we anticipated the connectivity to resemble that of a bowl of spaghetti, a very narrow and discreet object," (...) "We discovered that the pathways in the top of the brain are all organized like woven sheets with the fibers running in two directions in the sheets and in a third direction perpendicular to the sheets. These sheets all stack together so that the entire connectivity of the brain follows three precisely defined directions." (...)
"This is the first time it has ever been determined that the geometry of the brain is described by a three-dimensional grid," (...)

 

"The research took MRI scanners and new mathematical algorithms to determine a geometry to the relationship of nearby pathways in the brain so that each pathway was part of a two-dimensional sheet of pathways that together looked exactly like a woven sheet of fabric," Each pathway was part of a parallel series next to it crossed by a perpendicular series at a right angle, together which formed a woven grid.

 

The structure was part of a three-dimensional scaffold connections of the brain conformed to the extremely simple three-dimensional structure, a single woven grid with fibers in only three axes. By using diffusion MRI and mapping the three-dimension motion of the water molecules in the brain, the scientists ran the maps through mathematical algorithms that inferred from the water motion pattern the fiber architecture of the tissue of the brain." -- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123711&org=NSF&from=news


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What Men and Women Want in Marriage - Our World In Data

A rare opportunity to see how values have changed was discovered by Boxer et al (reference below) who compared surveys in which people were asked what they seek in a spouse. I took the first and last survey results reported by the authors and visualized it in the chart below: It allows us to compare the relative importance of these traits in 1939 and seven decades later. The big winner is ‘mutual attraction – love’ which now ranks as the most important aspect for both women and men. But also ‘Education, intelligence’ and ‘Sociability’ rose in importance. The relative losers are ‘Good Health’ and at the very bottom ‘Chastity’.
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Creative Thinking Habits

Creative Thinking Habits | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

"A habit to consciously cultivate is the habit of keeping a written record of your creativity attempts in a notebook, on file cards, or in your computer. A record not only guarantees that the thoughts and ideas will last, since they are committed to paper or computer files, but it will also goad you into other thoughts and ideas. The simple act of recording his ideas enabled Leonardo Da Vinci to dwell on his ideas and improve them over time by elaborating on them."(excerpt)

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7 Times Black Male Comedians Warned Against Police Brutality Years Ago (VIDEO)

7 Times Black Male Comedians Warned Against Police Brutality Years Ago (VIDEO) | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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What PPD Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work | Postpartum Support - PSI

What PPD Taught Me About Mental Illness, Women, Class, and Work | Postpartum Support - PSI | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

I cannot remember my first son’s birth. I remember how dry my throat was during labor, and how they told me that his heart rate was dropping. Then I remember, many hours later, changing a diaper full of meconium. The time between is gone.


A few days after that, I checked myself into the local hospital. From there, I was sent to a mental health facility an hour away. They put me on an antidepressant and an antipsychotic. Finally, I was diagnosed with postpartum depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and potential psychosis.


I returned to work three weeks later. Then I quit my job.
With severe sleep deprivation in addition to lethargy, I knew I couldn’t be a good teacher to my students. I couldn’t even sleep, eat, or care for my son. I was having auditory hallucinations. I was really confused about why I worried about harming my son, but wanted to check on him as he slept. And my Medicaid had just been cancelled. Desperate, I walked into my supervisor’s office and told her that I had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. I handed her my letter of resignation.


I turned in my badge and my keys. And that was that.

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83 Sources for Free Stock Photos You Can Use On Your Web Site | Crucial Creative - Half Moon Bay, CA

83 Sources for Free Stock Photos You Can Use On Your Web Site | Crucial Creative - Half Moon Bay, CA | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Stop putting yourself at risk by using Google to find "free" photos! Bookmark our comprehensive list of free stock photo sites.
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78 Amazing Illustrations And Ads That Use Negative Space Brilliantly

78 Amazing Illustrations And Ads That Use Negative Space Brilliantly | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In art, negative space is the background space around the main object of an image. In a two-tone image (eg. black and white), the object is usually depicte
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A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Infographic Featuring 30 Web Tools for Teacher Librarians ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Learning Creativity: Creativity is Normal, Developed, and Special

Learning Creativity: Creativity is Normal, Developed, and Special | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Creativity is natural. We are creative every day, in minor ways, and occasionally, we are creative in big ways. Some of us are creative in huge ways. I say this because I prescribe to Kaufman's and Beghetto's Four-C description of creativity: "mini-c is the creativity that happens in the learning process. It could be a child learning to write a song. Pro-c is expert-level creativity. It might be someone who’s composed music that is currently popular."

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Is grit something you can learn? | Polly Morland

Is grit something you can learn? | Polly Morland | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Changing who we are is hard to imagine, and even harder to actually do. But the good news is, it’s not impossible
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excerpt: “Literally?” I asked. “You can learn to be brave in that situation?” To which he replied: “Yes you can. Bravery doesn’t come in the abstract. It’s more concrete than that. You have to have a goal or a cause that you feel passionate about, and if it’s important enough to you, then you learn to strengthen.”
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