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The Health Hazards of Using Mobile Devices (and What You Can Do About It)

The Health Hazards of Using Mobile Devices (and What You Can Do About It) | Miscellany | Scoop.it
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How Retail Stores Track You Using Your Smartphone (and How to Stop It)

How Retail Stores Track You Using Your Smartphone (and How to Stop It) | Miscellany | Scoop.it
When you walk into a brick and mortar retail store like a Nordstrom, Cabela, or even Family Dollar, you're being tracked around the store. Not by an over-suspicious security guard, but by the store's wireless network, using your phone's Wi-Fi.
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Employee vs Independent Contractor (Does It Really Matter?) - Employment and HR - Canada

Employee vs Independent Contractor (Does It Really Matter?) - Employment and HR - Canada | Miscellany | Scoop.it
16 Jul 2013 - Canada - Employment and HR - Employee vs Independent Contractor (Does It Really Matter?
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How Scholastic Sells Literacy To Generations Of New Readers - NPR

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How Scholastic Sells Literacy To Generations Of New Readers NPR Chances are you have had contact with Scholastic Publishing at some point in your life: You might have read their magazines in school, or bought a book at one of their book fairs, or...
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Save Even More Money at Costco by Knowing Their Secret Price Codes

Save Even More Money at Costco by Knowing Their Secret Price Codes | Miscellany | Scoop.it
The price signs at Costco will clue you in to the best deals and help you save even more money at the warehouse store.
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Canada Through a Lens: the British Library Colonial Copyright Collection | The Public Domain Review

Canada Through a Lens: the British Library Colonial Copyright Collection | The Public Domain Review | Miscellany | Scoop.it
CURATOR'S CHOICE #1: PHIL HATFIELD AND ANDREW GRAY FROM THE BRITISH LIBRARY Phil Hatfield, British Library Curator in Canadian and Caribbean Stu...
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How to Manage Your Digital Afterlife - New York Daily News

How to Manage Your Digital Afterlife - New York Daily News | Miscellany | Scoop.it
New York Daily News How to Manage Your Digital Afterlife New York Daily News Robert Perez, a Magnolia, Texas-based on-call attorney for Rocket Lawyer, an online legal service, says the "worst-case scenario" of doing nothing is "where someone...
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Why we should encourage our children to read - IPPmedia

Why we should encourage our children to read - IPPmedia | Miscellany | Scoop.it
IPPmedia Why we should encourage our children to read IPPmedia Mabala said education is knowing how to use your head critically and creatively and that this can only be encouraged by a wealth of materials, that interact with people's own...
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25 Things To Know About Sexism & Misogyny In Writing & Publishing

25 Things To Know About Sexism & Misogyny In Writing & Publishing | Miscellany | Scoop.it
This is one of those posts where I worry about putting it out there — like, I wrote a book, Blackbirds, which features a female character who some reviewers have suggested... Read The Rest &r...
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Is a two-day weekend enough? - Lifehacker

Is a two-day weekend enough? - Lifehacker | Miscellany | Scoop.it
Great discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along with other great discussions and reader questions you may have missed.
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Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths | Jane Friedman

Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths | Jane Friedman | Miscellany | Scoop.it
This infographic breaks down the key 5 publishing paths, their value to authors, the potential pitfalls, and examples of each.
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7 Content Writing Skills from a Creative Writer’s Perspective

7 Content Writing Skills from a Creative Writer’s Perspective | Miscellany | Scoop.it

It is important as a content marketer to apply creative writing skills to content writing. Learn the best skills from a creative writer's perspective.Truth be told, I kind of fell into content writing. After being crazy about literature my whole life I went to university to study creative writing, a course I adored and that gave me invaluable experiences in not just fiction and poetry, but scriptwriting and journalism too. Then came graduation, and after that… nothing.Then came content marketing...


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David M. Daniel's curator insight, June 23, 2013 3:32 PM

I'm thinking about this a lot as I move into a robust writing career, but from the starting point of a creative writer.  What other skills did this article miss?  What can we in the "creative sector" offer the corporate content juggernauts?

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Creative writing skills used in content writing...

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That “Old Book Smell” Is a Mix of Grass and Vanilla

That “Old Book Smell” Is a Mix of Grass and Vanilla | Miscellany | Scoop.it
Smell is chemistry, and the chemistry of old books gives your cherished tomes their scent
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10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates

10 Tips on Writing from Joyce Carol Oates | Miscellany | Scoop.it
“Don’t try to anticipate an ideal reader — or any reader.
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“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” | Miscellany | Scoop.it

This quote, attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, reminds us that we make our own luck. The difference between lucky and unlucky people, we've seen before, is all in our perspective.

Luck isn't just about being at the right place at the right time, but also about being open to and ready for new opportunities. As Richard Wiseman's ten-year study has shown:

Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

Are you a lucky or unlucky person? Or, to put it more precisely, are you prepared to be lucky?

Read more: http://lifehacker.com/luck-is-what-happens-when-preparation-meets-opportunit-821189862?utm_source=My+cool+stuff&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29


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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:48 PM

Great reminder! ~ "This quote, attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, reminds us that we make our own luck. The difference between lucky and unlucky people, we've seen before, is all in our perspective."

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5 Unexpected Benefits of a 30-Day Exile from Facebook - xoJane (blog)

5 Unexpected Benefits of a 30-Day Exile from Facebook - xoJane (blog) | Miscellany | Scoop.it
xoJane (blog) 5 Unexpected Benefits of a 30-Day Exile from Facebook xoJane (blog) In the face of media hoopla, Facebook admitted its mistake and restored the image, which (oops) was not nudity but art (in fact a famed Tara Lempicka 1932 art deco...
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Bill Gates Reading List: Inventor, Philanthropist Names What He'll Be Reading ... - Huffington Post

Bill Gates Reading List: Inventor, Philanthropist Names What He'll Be Reading ... - Huffington Post | Miscellany | Scoop.it
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I'll be posting my review of The World Until Yesterday in about two weeks.
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The Making of the US Surveillance State, 1898-2020 - History News Network

The Making of the US Surveillance State, 1898-2020 - History News Network | Miscellany | Scoop.it
History News Network The Making of the US Surveillance State, 1898-2020 History News Network In collaboration with the FBI, he also expanded the MID's reach through a civilian auxiliary organization, the American Protective League, whose 350,000...
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Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion

Do Scientists Pray? Einstein Answers a Little Girl’s Question about Science vs. Religion | Miscellany | Scoop.it
"Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that some spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, on

 

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10 Keynotes on Overcoming Rejection - These Motivational Presentations Examine True Persistence (TrendHunter.com)

10 Keynotes on Overcoming Rejection - These Motivational Presentations Examine True Persistence (TrendHunter.com) | Miscellany | Scoop.it
(TrendHunter.com) Different strategies for overcoming rejection in one's career are presented in this collection of motivational presentations. Rejection is always something difficult to cope with, and...
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MacGyver Challenge: Hack Something Using PVC Pipe

MacGyver Challenge: Hack Something Using PVC Pipe | Miscellany | Scoop.it
Hello, fellow life hackers. Time for another MacGyver Challenge. What's a MacGyver Challenge, you ask? Simple. We give you an object and you show us what cool things you can do with it.
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Canada Writes - In Good Hands: Strong Beginnings with Jessica Westhead

Canada Writes - In Good Hands: Strong Beginnings with Jessica Westhead | Miscellany | Scoop.it
Punctuality is generally appreciated. But when it comes to writing your opening, start later than you think you should and give your reader a little bit of credit!In light of our collaboration with Toronto's festival of the mind Luminato, we have...
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Promotional activities market to the Three Cs: creators, channels, consumers - The Shatzkin Files

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The PR Pitch: A Skill that Matters More than Ever

The PR Pitch: A Skill that Matters More than Ever | Miscellany | Scoop.it

An article Ragan’s PR Daily ran last week titled “Is the Traditional PR Pitch Dead?” flirted with the notion that it’s possible to practice PR without pitching media and bloggers. The author, Rachel Farrell, concluded (and I agree)that social media is a path to news, not a replacement for it, and that pitching thought leaders and who shape opinion is still a good idea. The art of the pitch still matters.I’ll go a step further and say that the pitch has never been more important to PR than it is today....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:18 PM

Sarah Skerik looks at why the art of the pitch still matters.