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This is not Victorian

This is not Victorian | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

I recently read an interview from a local celebrity and she claimed that she likes Victorian era stuff. However, upon further reading, she said that she really likes those 18th century stuff including Marie Antoinette and her fashion. And I was like… girl, Marie Antoinette is NOT Victorian. In fact, she was already dead (d.1793) before the Victorian era started (1837-1901).


For further clarifications, I’d suggest you go check out That’s Not Victorian. The blog master’s doing a good job on identifying mislabeled posts :)

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How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages?

How Do Kissing, Snoring And Other Things Sound In Different Languages? | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Some time ago we shared a collection of posters showing

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Online Voice Recorder

Online Voice Recorder is a free simple application which records sound from microphone. After recording you can trim the sound and save it to your computer.

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Infographic: Social media then and now

Infographic: Social media then and now | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Do you remember when Polaroids were the best way to quickly share photos, or when you tacked reminders to a bulletin board, not Pinterest?

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Battle For The Net - September 10th is the Internet Slow Down

Battle For The Net - September 10th is the Internet Slow Down | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

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Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children

Almost all the books people say influenced them were written for children | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Facebook's data scientists crunched the numbers on a meme you've probably seen going around.
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Star Wars Mobiles

Star Wars Mobiles | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
There's no denying the appeal of needle felted animals. The combination of cute animals so-lifelike-it's-amazing and the fun fit-in-your-hand size makes them absurdly adorable. Not to mention that ...
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Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers

Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Dungeons & Dragons, the first commercially available role-playing game that is now 40 years old, influenced numerous writers and taught them the art of storytelling.

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Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?

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Dansette style: UO X Crosley Sterling record player

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UO X Crosley Sterling record player
No, this isn’t an eBay find, this is actually a new design. Specifically, we’re talking the UO X Crosley Sterling record player.

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That’s Fishy: From Scent to Suspicion and Back » Sociological Images

That’s Fishy: From Scent to Suspicion and Back » Sociological Images | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Earlier this year I reviewed a study that found that, simply by changing the weight of an object in hand, psychologists can manipulate how seriously a person takes an issue.  In other words, when holding something heavy, matters seem heavy.  Or, concerns seem weightier when one is weighed down.

Thanks to an email from USC professor Norbert Schwarz, I was introduced to a whole series of studies on what psychologists call metaphorical effects.  These are instances in which a metaphor commonly used to describe a psychological state or social reality can, in turn, induce that state or reality.  So, for example, holding a warm cup of coffee makes people feel warmly toward each other (here), getting the cold shoulder makes people feel cold (here), people placed in a high location seem to be high in a hierarchy (here), and cleaning one’s hands makes a person feel morally clean (here).

Schwarz was the co-author, with Spike W.S. Lee, on another example of a metaphorical effect.  They wanted to know if smelling something fishy made people suspicious.  It did!

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A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair

A Multi-Function Clip That Hides a Toolbox In Your Hair | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

A Leatherman multi-tool hanging off your belt is a great way to stay prepared for emergencies, but it means you look like someone with a Leatherman hanging off their belt--and that part's not so great.


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Shawnee Rivers's curator insight, August 4, 3:49 PM

These. Are. Cool.

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Big History Project

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The best part? Take the course, pass our fun quizzes, and become a certified big historian.


Earn badges along the way. Collect all 9 and we'll send you a big historian sticker.(U.S. and Australia only. Limit first 10,000.)


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Laura Brown's curator insight, July 22, 1:05 PM

US and Australia only.

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Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.

 


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Otis Redding stories

Otis Redding stories | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Fifty years after the release of his debut album, Otis Redding remains one of the most soulful, evocative voices in popular music. His songs have been the soundtrack to true love and heartbreak, some of the greatest film scenes of all time, lazy days and steamy nights. This page will be a collection of people’s stories from all over the world, giving fans new and old a glimpse into the meaning that an Otis song adds to the human experience.


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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Word Crimes. (C) 2014 ...

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A clever new track for wordsmiths and grammar lovers track on Weird Al's Mandatory Fun LP.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, July 16, 11:27 PM

Track on Weird Al's Mandatory Fun LP which is not only funny but allows me to dance guilt-free to the groove of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'.

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Finally, I can get my groove down to the sexy music behind Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' without gagging! A track on Weird Al's Mandatory Fun LP.

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Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes | ZDNet

Google reverses 'real names' policy, apologizes | ZDNet | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
In a dramatic reversal from policy enforced since it was created three years ago, Google will now allow users to use any name they want across Google services.
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Finally.

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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Infographic - SDRS Creative

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Infographic - SDRS Creative | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Who ya gonna call? This infographic, designed by Mike Seiders, celebrates the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. We're ready to believe you.



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Watch a Bunch of Adorable Kids React to an Old Apple Computer

Watch a Bunch of Adorable Kids React to an Old Apple Computer | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
It's hard to know which specific emotion this video of kids reacting to old computers from the late 1970s and early 1980s evokes. The feeling is somewhere between sheer delight (how cute are they?!) and utter horror (how old am I?!) Either way, it's worth it.
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A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information --
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Better Content Generator? How Caffeine, Alcohol, & Other Substances Affect Creativity

Better Content Generator? How Caffeine, Alcohol, & Other Substances Affect Creativity | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Learn which chemicals may help -- or hurt -- your creativity.

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malek's curator insight, June 9, 9:15 AM

Caffeine helps executing ideas, may hinder your creativity.

Alcohol creativity but hinders your ability to execute effectively.

The jury is still out on nicotine and marijuana, but anecdotally, the former seems more closely linked to productivity, while the latter seems more closely linked to creativity.

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Study: Stephen Colbert More Effective Than Journalists At Explaining Campaign Financing During Last Election Cycle

Study: Stephen Colbert More Effective Than Journalists At Explaining Campaign Financing During Last Election Cycle | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

A new report warns just how much this country stands to lose when Stephen Colbert shutters his Comedy Central late-night show to take over for David Letterman at CBS. According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center, viewers of The Colbert Report who watched Colbert set up a super PAC and 501(c)(4) organization during the last presidential election cycle were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of actual news channels and other, actual-news shows.

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The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
German psychologists find people who were allowed to play freely as children have greater social success as adults.

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Great Web Tools for Searching Historic Newspapers

Great Web Tools for Searching Historic Newspapers | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Countless millions of historic newspapers all over the world are now revealing their secrets as they are being digitally published online. And that means they are much more accessible to family historians—if they know where and how to find them.

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Derek Davey's curator insight, May 28, 9:59 AM

Newspapers are such a wonderful resource for doing genealogy research.  

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How Jules Verne Invented Astronautics

How Jules Verne Invented Astronautics | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
A lot is made of how prophetic SciFi is supposed to be. And it certainly has seemed to hit the mark pretty often and pretty remarkably. But some of its most impressive hits depend on just what you mean by "prophecy."
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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.