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The Magic of Making a Bicycle By Hand | Bikes on GOOD

The Magic of Making a Bicycle By Hand | Bikes on GOOD | Living | Scoop.it
The joint between top and head tube of a bicycle is a wondrous thing. To make such a joint is its own wonder as well.
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Thinking Long Term Can be Short Sighted*

Thinking Long Term Can be Short Sighted* | Living | Scoop.it
I'm constantly asked where I see our business in 3 to 5 years. What's amazing is how rare it is that people ask me about how we work as a team to operate better, refine our processes and social ads
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From Farm Straight to the Trash: Why We Need Innovative Food Waste Solutions Right Now

From Farm Straight to the Trash: Why We Need Innovative Food Waste Solutions Right Now | Living | Scoop.it
From Farm Straight to the Trash: Why We Need Innovative Food Waste Solutions Right Now
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Chemical Creep: 'We Just Don't Know Where The Contamination Is Coming From'

Chemical Creep: 'We Just Don't Know Where The Contamination Is Coming From' | Living | Scoop.it
Brent Collett already had some inklings about the pervasiveness of hormone-mimicking chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA).
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5 Ways To Land Customers Who Don't Know They Need You (Yet) - Forbes

5 Ways To Land Customers Who Don't Know They Need You (Yet) - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
Raul Pla offers a five-step plan for attracting new web customers, using Dropbox as a case study in success.
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5 Great Tips from Kickstarter: Boost Tomorrow's Business - Forbes

5 Great Tips from Kickstarter: Boost Tomorrow's Business - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
Have you heard of Kickstarter or crowdfunding? You soon will. Crowdfunding is an alternative way to raise capital to get a venture off the ground.
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5 Tips To Refresh Your Multicultural Marketing Strategy In 2013 - Forbes

5 Tips To Refresh Your Multicultural Marketing Strategy In 2013 - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
The 2012 presidential election showed the nation how important the multicultural marketplace is.
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8 Ways Bootstrapping Makes You A Better Entrepreneur - Forbes

8 Ways Bootstrapping Makes You A Better Entrepreneur - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
To bootstrap or not to bootstrap? Serial entrepreneur Jay Wu argues that bootstrapping actually helps you execute smarter -- and faster.
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The MOOC in Further Education Colleges – distraction or lever for change? | Learning Futures Lab

RT @matthancockmp: RT: @CathyEllis121 The #MOOC in Further Education Colleges – distraction or lever for change? http://t.co/2YqhOEGn << v interesting piece

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3 Typical Pieces of "Financial Expert" Advice: Debunked - Recessionista

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Not Your Average Saturday: The Inaugural Day of Service Is Your Chance For Greatness

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Your startup valuation? The Solution

Do your homeworks! Entrepreneurs are turned off on high valuations or bad financial information. We facilitate both. Present the Equidam report to investors, study it, read it or just attach it to your business plan! Get your idea funded with Equidam


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Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa? | Living | Scoop.it
Joanna Blythman: Ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices
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How Google Decides What to Know in Knowledge Graph Results

How Google Decides What to Know in Knowledge Graph Results | Living | Scoop.it
Google describes why they added knowledge graph results and how they might differ based upon the entities that appear in queries.

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Level343's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:08 AM

Another brilliant post by Bill Slawski "How does Google know what to show about these things? One hint from the patent, echoed in the video, is that what people ask about in Google can determine what Google will display in the knowledge panel. If people tend to ask about Abraham Lincoln’s height, for instance, the search engine will show it in the knowledge panel"

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Push for Good: This Week

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GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.
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Why We Go to the Met Every Sunday (and Have for 60 Years)

Why We Go to the Met Every Sunday (and Have for 60 Years) | Living | Scoop.it
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How To Build Your Business In Hyper-Local Markets: Research, Relate, Reinvent - Forbes

How To Build Your Business In Hyper-Local Markets: Research, Relate, Reinvent - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
Too many national brands use blanket communications to try to penetrate local markets. If you really want to make an impression in a hyper-local market, you're going to have to do better than that.
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Dogs Understand Human Perspective, Study Suggests

Dogs Understand Human Perspective, Study Suggests | Living | Scoop.it

A recent study reveals that dogs are much likely to steal food in the dark when humans cannot notice them, indicating they understand a human's perspective.

 

The study, conducted by Dr. Juliane Kaminski of the University of Portsmouth's Department of Psychology, claims that when humans forbid the dog from eating the food, he is four times more likely to steal the food that he was forbidden to eat in the dark. This behavior in dogs reveals that they can change their actions based on what humans think and feel. They take into account what humans can see and what they cannot.

 

"That's incredible because it implies dogs understand the human can't see them, meaning they might understand the human perspective," Dr. Kaminski said in a press statement.

 

This study, funded by the Max Planck Society, is the first that describes how dogs distinguish between different levels of light when they are making strategies to steal food. According to Dr. Kaminski, humans attribute a few qualities and emotions to other living things. It is we who think that the dogs are clever or sensitive, not the dogs themselves.

 

A series of experiments were conducted in different light conditions. In each test, the humans forbade the dog from eating the food. On conducting these tests, she noticed that the dog ate more food in the dark and that too quickly, as compared to when the room was lit.

 

The study had 42 female and 42 male domestic dogs who were 1-year-old or more. She made sure she selected those dogs that were comfortable without their owner, even if it was a dark room. The report states that the tests were complex and involved many variables to rule out that dogs were basing their decisions on simple associative rules, for example, that dark means food. It is not known how well dogs can see in the dark, but the study shows that they can differentiate between light and dark.

 

The researcher concludes saying, "The results of these tests suggest that dogs are deciding it's safer to steal the food when the room is dark because they understand something of the human's perspective." Further studies have to be conducted in order to discover the mechanism that controls the dog's behavior. Previous studies have indicated that dogs consider human's eyes as an important signal in deciding how to behave. For those people who are attentive toward dogs, the animal responds more willingly.

 


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Greg Wurn's comment, February 14, 2013 12:33 PM
I lived on a property with tall open forest all around for 20 years, my dogs used to regurlary chase after other animals that came near the camp, they would tear off into what appeared to me to be pitch dark, not once in 20 years did any of my dogs injure themselves on fallen branches etc, I suspect that they can see very well in the dark !
Vasileios Basios's comment, February 18, 2013 5:16 AM
... but not vice versa .. we can safely pressume ;-)
KathyTarochione's curator insight, March 4, 2013 1:35 PM

Charlie could have told you this.  He knows it's true.  Hey, just ask Charlie.

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Got Funding? 7 Things to Do Now

Got Funding? 7 Things to Do Now | Living | Scoop.it
It's too easy to lose focus after reaching this all-important milestone. Stay the course post-funding with these tips.
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Knowing When To "Pivot" Your Career: My 90-Day Rule - Forbes

Knowing When To "Pivot" Your Career: My 90-Day Rule - Forbes | Living | Scoop.it
For all the talk about pivoting a business, the hardest "pivot" to make is internal -- changing our own mindsets to set off on an unfamiliar, new course in our businesses.
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Why Birds Sing

Why Birds Sing | Living | Scoop.it

Science vs. romance, or how evolutionary theory holds up against poetry and philosophy.


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mei's curator insight, February 5, 2013 8:01 AM
Ciencia vs Trova!!
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TYTHEDesign: A New Business Model to Balance Profit and Social Good

TYTHEDesign: A New Business Model to Balance Profit and Social Good | Living | Scoop.it
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Investigators Probe Shady Crowdfunding Sites

Investigators Probe Shady Crowdfunding Sites | Living | Scoop.it
The JOBS Act paved the road for new crowdfunding portals. Now regulators are sussing out the potential fraudsters.
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10 Tips on Choosing a Crowdfunding Consultant

10 Tips on Choosing a Crowdfunding Consultant | Living | Scoop.it
Rose Spinelli, founder of The CrowdFundamentals offers newcomers some tips on how to choose a crowdfunding consultant that's right for them.

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Stores reject 'wasted food' claims

Stores reject 'wasted food' claims | Living | Scoop.it
Britain's biggest supermarkets defend their practices after a report suggested that up to half of the world's food is thrown away.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 1:09 PM

The mechanization of the all stages of food production has lead to some strange practices.  The geometry of a food matters for a mechanized processing and also for the aesthetics at the grocery store which leads to slightly misshaped vegetables and fruits are routinely discarded.  There is waste throughout the system, from 'field to fork.'  

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

Tourism's comment, January 16, 2013 8:29 PM
thanks for the info