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Malcolm Gladwell: Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair?

Malcolm Gladwell: Do Genetic Advantages Make Sports Unfair? | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
What we are watching when we watch elite sports is a contest among wildly disparate groups of people, who approach the starting line with an uneven set of genetic endowments and natural advantages.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy Explains The Basics Of Something You Should Really Know

Bill Nye The Science Guy Explains The Basics Of Something You Should Really Know | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
If only we could get everyone in Congress to watch this.
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Doctors Take A Long Shot And Inject HIV Into Dying Girl. The Reason Why Will Amaze You.

Doctors Take A Long Shot And Inject HIV Into Dying Girl. The Reason Why Will Amaze You. | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
100% totally true story.
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stickK − Change Starts Now

stickK − Change Starts Now | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
stickK enables users to form commitment contracts to help them achieve their personal goals. These goals may be to lose weight, run a marathon, exercise regularly or quit smoking.
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What the Sexes Want, in Speed Dating

What the Sexes Want, in Speed Dating | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it

A few years ago I downloaded speed dating data from experiments conducted by Raymond Fisman, et al. (2005), which represents about 8,000 dates by 551 people. On each date, people scored each other on attractiveness, intelligence, ambition, and some other things, along with a yes or a no to seeing the other person again on a regular date.

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Spring training: 10 inspiring books about running

Spring training: 10 inspiring books about running | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Spring is in the air. Lace up, put your shorts on, and pound some pavement!
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books I want to read!

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Marty Roddy's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:04 PM

some good ones- others are just overblown Promo pieces.

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Raising Successful Children

Raising Successful Children | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Unnecessary intervention makes your child feel bad about himself (if he’s young) or angry at you (if he’s a teenager.)
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Students' parody performance 'blurs lines'

Students' parody performance 'blurs lines' | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
A group of Auckland law students are causing a stir with their tongue-in-cheek parody of Robin Thicke's hit song 'Blurred lines'.
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A Daddy's Letter to His Little Girl (About Her Future Husband)

A Daddy's Letter to His Little Girl (About Her Future Husband) | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
Dear Cutie-Pie, Recently, your mother and I were searching for an answer on Google. Halfway through entering the question, Google returned a list of the most popular searches in the world. Perched ...
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Expectations or Choice

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What if we did things without EXPECTING something in return? What if everything we did was our personal CHOICE? Would the dynamics change?
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The writing is on the wall for cursive - Ottawa Citizen

The writing is on the wall for cursive - Ottawa Citizen | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
The writing is on the wall for cursive
Ottawa Citizen
The narrowing of formal education to fit standardized tests has sent cursive writing down the same path worn smooth by Latin, woodworking, home economics and half-day kindergarten.

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not good, not good! haha I love cursive.

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TEDxSF - Scott Hess - Millennials: Who They Are & Why We Hate Them

Scott Hess is the Vice President of Insights for TRU, a global youth research firm, and is considered one of the foremost authorities on American youth. In t...
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Bill Gates: My 13 favorite talks | TED Playlists | TED

Bill Gates: My 13 favorite talks | TED Playlists | TED | Miscellaneous | Scoop.it
When we asked Bill Gates to curate a list of his favorite talks, his first response was, “There are too many to pick, really.” Here, he's whittled it down to 13 essentials.
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Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... | Video on TED.com

"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011.
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