Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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Explores writing, applications of thought and theory, solutions, engineering, design, DIY, Interesting approaches to problems, examples of interdisciplinary explorations and solutions.
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Chart: The Family Tree of Bourbon Whiskey

Chart: The Family Tree of Bourbon Whiskey | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
95% of bourbon whiskey comes from Kentucky, but what they won't tell you is that from Maker's to Jim Beam to Wild Turkey, every drop comes from a handful of conglomerate corporate distilleries
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How Can I Get Used to Working the Night Shift?

How Can I Get Used to Working the Night Shift? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker,
I'm moving to a night shift at work, going in at 5pm and leaving at 3am, and I don't know how to prepare. How do I adjust?
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Shifting to 21st Century Thinking » The Knowledge Age

Knowledge’s meaning is changing. Knowledge is no longer being thought of as ‘stuff’ that is developed (and stored) in the minds of experts, represented in books, and classified into disciplines. Instead, it is now thought of as being like a form of energy, as a system of networks and flows – something that doesthings, or makes things happen. Knowledge Age knowledge is defined—and valued—not for what it is, but for what it can do. It is produced, not by individual experts, but by ‘collectivising intelligence’ – that is, groups of people with complementary expertise who collaborate for specific purposes. These changes have major implications for our education system.

 
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This is an important part to the argument that education needs to change and IS changing.

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Too Much Awareness Can Be a Bad Thing

Every now and then it's good to step back and reflect on ourselves and the state of our lives, but too much awareness can be a bad thing too.
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The push back against the mindfulness trend.

 

As with everything else, moderation is the word when dealing with awareness.

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9 Fascinating Insights From Nobel Prize-Winner Robert Shiller

9 Fascinating Insights From Nobel Prize-Winner Robert Shiller | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The new Nobel Prize winner. - Morgan Housel - Financials
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15 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year

15 Documentaries To Watch Out For This Year | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again, when documentarians flock to New York City with film reels in tow to wow audiences with some of the industry's best non-fictional works of art.
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23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again.
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How to Reveal Your Character’s Backstory Wound - Script Magazine

How to Reveal Your Character’s Backstory Wound - Script Magazine | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Anything in a character's past that directly interferes with them achieving their goal in the front story is called a backstory wound. Martha Alderson explains.

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The Hacker Economy

The Hacker Economy | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The new economy that’s emerging now is the hacker economy, where brands become platforms rather than products and ordinary people use open source technology to create their own products.
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This is a valuable description of the progression of the major ways people produce wealth. It provides insights into the evolution of "work".

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What has work become?! I think it's insane that hacking is becoming such a big deal and a way that people "earn" money

Alyssa Serrano's comment, May 22, 2014 4:46 PM
I think that it's crazy how hacking is a way people can make money now
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I think that it's crazy how hacking is a way people can make money now
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A Court Case That No One's Talking About Could Have Huge Implications For Every Journalist In America

A Court Case That No One's Talking About Could Have Huge Implications For Every Journalist In America | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The 16-month saga of Fox News reporter Jana...
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Visualisations - Open Data Index

The following visualisations have been constructed from the 2013 Index data. All are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, meaning you are to free to use them in any context, commercial or otherwise, provided you clearly attribute them to "Open Data Index 2013, Open Knowledge Foundation."


Via Irina Radchenko
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Open Knowledge Index | Open Economics

Open Knowledge Index | Open Economics | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

The Open Knowledge Index has been designed to measure and track progress in opening up information, data and knowledge in a broader sense to the public. The Open Knowledge Index captures three dimensions of knowledge – the ability to access knowledge (capability), the availability of knowledge and data provision (legislation) and the capacity to use the data and feed it back into the open data eco-system (open society).

 

Currently, the sample consists of a cross-section of 38 countries in 2009-2010, comprising OECD and the BRIC countries. We plan to gradually increase the sample in the future.


Via Irina Radchenko, Fàtima Galan