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Inventor's Notebook - illustrated by Robert E. Mueller

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Fashion Models Vie With Engineers for Skilled-Worker Visas

Fashion Models Vie With Engineers for Skilled-Worker Visas | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it


"The U.S. government grants hundreds of visas to models every year. Although more than half don’t have high school diplomas, according to a Brookings Institution analysis of federal data, the government puts them in the same H-1B category as scientists and software engineers, who need a college degree to qualify. Fashion models only have to show immigration officials that they’re well-known in the industry."


1 in 4 fashion models immigrating to the U.S. are from Brazil. 


One percent of H-1B visas go to fashion models - approximately 800 per year. 



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Community Village Sites's curator insight, February 28, 2014 7:12 PM


Beauty or Brains will help you get into the U.S. 


In addition to the H-1B for fashion models, there is an H-1B3 Visa for Fashion Models


WATCH: Bloomberg video explains fashion model immigration law since 1990


Community Village Sites's comment, February 28, 2014 7:28 PM
There are approximately 800 H-1B visas annually granted to fashion models.
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Furniture porn: Hugh Miller’s folded record bureau

Furniture porn: Hugh Miller’s folded record bureau | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Created by U.K. furniture designer Hugh Miller, this stunning record bureau gives you a place to store your vinyl collection, and also a place to play it.
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Visual treats and archive wonders from Radio 3, the BBC's arts, culture and music station, established in 1946 (it was called the Third Programme back then)

Visual treats and archive wonders from Radio 3, the BBC's arts, culture and music station, established in 1946 (it was called the Third Programme back then) | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Before the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop existed, a small group of engineers and producers inside the BBC pioneered ‘synthetic music’ with the simplest of home-made electronic tools and analogue...
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The Patron and the Panhandler: A Decades-Long Literary Mystery is Solved

The Patron and the Panhandler: A Decades-Long Literary Mystery is Solved | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Joe Gould’s Secret, Joe Mitchell’s classic portrait of an astute but deluded bohemian in postwar Greenwich Village, has been picked over for half a century by literary critics, fact-checkers, college professors, and ordinary readers. One abiding mystery has long been the identity of the anonymous heiress who kept the down-and-out Gould housed and fed throughout the late 1940s. That mystery has now been solved.

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Maintaining A Charge Is Key

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Hurray, CableOrganizer.com sent me a BlueLounge® Kii™ Portable iPhone/iPad Charger to review! Kiis get their name from their neatest feature — the ability to carry the charger on your keyring...
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Here’s something different than all those...

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Here’s something different than all those ASCII-conversions… Made 41 years ago. Instead of just using single characters, Sam Harbison printed several text characters on top of eachother to increase the quality.

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"Adorkable" Printable Valentines for the Geek in Your Life | HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens

"Adorkable" Printable Valentines for the Geek in Your Life | HGTV Design Blog – Design Happens | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Show your friends and family some nerd love with these free nerdy and flirty Valentine's Day printables.
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Film Aspect Ratios

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“ Here we have Aspect Ratios. And oh what fun they are!
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“I Love You, I Know” Hand Towels For Nerdy Couples

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Here’s the perfect gift for Star Wars couples everywhere. It’s a set of two officially-licensed hand towels embroidered with the profiles of Han and Leia a

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Arthur Armored Knight Medieval Armor Pullover Hoodie(100% Handmade Wool) Made To Order

Arthur Armored Knight  Medieval Armor Pullover Hoodie(100% Handmade Wool) Made To Order | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Explore urban knighthood with this unique fashion statement! Soft and comfortable yet clearly recognizable as knights garb, Original medieval handmade
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Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World

Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Self-help gurus have been telling us about the power of positive thinking for years. Now, the results of an experiment might just prove that they were right all along. Dr.

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Teddy Roosevelt's 10 Rules for Reading - BOOK RIOT

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It’s well known among historians that our venerated 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was probably the most well-read president, and perhaps one of the most well-read men in all of history. He would read a book before breakfast every day, and depending on his schedule, another two or three in the evening (he was a speed …

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How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

McKinlay, a lanky 35-year-old with tousled hair, was one of about 40 million Americans looking for romance through websites like Match.com, J-Date, and e-Harmony, and he’d been searching in vain since his last breakup nine months earlier. He’d sent dozens of cutesy introductory messages to women touted as potential matches by OkCupid’s algorithms. Most were ignored; he’d gone on a total of six first dates.


On that early morning in June 2012, his compiler crunching out machine code in one window, his forlorn dating profile sitting idle in the other, it dawned on him that he was doing it wrong. He’d been approaching online matchmaking like any other user. Instead, he realized, he should be dating like a mathematician.

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The (Vintage) Walking Library

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Critics are always remarking that we in this country lag far behind those of Eurpoean countries when it comes to borrowung books from libraries. Well, this enterprising girl...

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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This is so cool, I can hardly stand it!

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Co-Browse Any Web Page Instantly with Surfly

A free tool.


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alexislucas's curator insight, June 9, 2014 5:56 AM

de mémoire ça ne marche pas bien car cela souffre de lags et se révèle contre-intuitif

Surfly's comment, March 17, 2015 3:14 PM
You can try out the new features. I'm curious how and if you like it now. www.surfly.com
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You can try out the new features. I'm curious how and if you like it now. www.surfly.com
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Penthouse Interview: Pete Seeger, January, 1971

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“I would say every artist is, in effect, trying to figure how the human race can be saved from itself. So in those days when we sang for the union workers, and today when I go around and sing on a picket line, I’m not really being all that different. Artists who say ‘We’re only interested in art for art’s sake’ are fooling themselves, I think.”

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Cabbage Password

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The Ultimate Guide To Blackjack Terms & Hand Signals

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If you've always wanted to play Blackjack or Twenty-one and beat the dealer at the most widely played casino banking game in the world, but felt too intimidated or just too darned overwhelmed by wh...

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Can Video Games Make You Smarter? - YouTube

Are video games good for you? SUBSCRIBE! It's Free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 Follow us! (Links Below) What If You Stopped Going Outside? (and the negative effec...

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'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained

'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Net neutrality explained. Will you have to pay more for Netflix, or a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed?
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:43 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:44 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04



If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:45 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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Give Anyone A Small Tip For A Great Tweet - In Bitcoin

Give Anyone A Small Tip For A Great Tweet - In Bitcoin | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it

Tippercoin is a free service that lets you show a little appreciation for free online "services. You enjoy reading an article, watching a video and want to give a little tip. Here's how to do it"


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malek's curator insight, January 4, 2014 8:40 AM

Micro tipping could easily change the landscape of social media, especially with the expected Bitcoin growth.

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Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum | TechCrunch

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum | TechCrunch | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers,..

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, January 6, 2014 5:59 AM

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal.

I.B.G.-'s curator insight, January 7, 2014 6:20 AM

Artículo sobre el bitcoin ó moneda virtual.

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This Wearable Gadget Zaps You to Stand Taller

This Wearable Gadget Zaps You to Stand Taller | Nerdy Needs | Scoop.it
Lumo BodyTech announced during the 2014 International CES show a small gadget that nudges you to stand up straight.

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This would save my finger a lot of work. (So I wouldn't have to continually poke my son in his back.)

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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 Tomorrow
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.