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NYT: Crow Indians' Suit Against Fed

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The suit contends that the agent discriminated by taking crime on an Indian reservation less seriously than crime elsewhere.
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Survey: Americans clueless to all obesity risks

Survey: Americans clueless to all obesity risks | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
Survey showed 7 in 10 Americans knew heart disease, diabetes as obesity risks, but asthma and infertility not on Americans' radar
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Exercise and the Ever-Smarter Human Brain

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Our brains were shaped and sharpened by movement, an emerging view of human evolution goes, and we continue to require regular physical activity in order for our brains to function optimally.
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5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People, Animated

5 Things Every Presenter Should Know About People, Animated | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
On the art of moving words that move people.

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5 Things Bruce Lee Taught Me About the Art of Writing | WritersDigest.com

5 Things Bruce Lee Taught Me About the Art of Writing | WritersDigest.com | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
3. “I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times.” We are all tempted at some point to dabble in multiple genres.
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NYT: What Happened to the Craftsman

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The waning of manufacturing in the economy may be resulting in a dilution of craftsmanship - long a vital ingredient in the American self-image as a can-do people.

"In an earlier generation, we lost our connection to the land, and now we are losing our connection to the machinery we depend on," says Michael Hout, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sounds like now would be a good time to help our country and personal piggy banks by learning a skill.

What sort of new skill interests you?
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Learning from this week's crash course in citizen journalism

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As newspapers continue to lay off staff, one question is what will help to fill the gap that is left -- where will that journalism come from? We've seen signs this week of one partial answer: amateur journalists making use of social media.
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Project Gutenberg Hits Major Milestone: 40,000 Titles! + Launch of Gutenberg Self-Publishing Portal | LJ INFOdocket

Project Gutenberg Hits Major Milestone: 40,000 Titles! + Launch of Gutenberg Self-Publishing Portal | LJ INFOdocket | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
Gutenberg, good idea then & now!
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Reading the Right Book the Right Way

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This picture came across Facebook the other day, and I thought, “how so like me”. Sometimes I really struggle with reading. It’s not that I have trouble reading or the fact that I...
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New Nook lets you read on sunny beaches, in the dark

New Nook lets you read on sunny beaches, in the dark | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble on Thursday unveiled a Nook electronic reader that it says becomes the first E-Ink-based device that lets you read in the dark, without an external reading light.
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No Child Left Behind Increases Gap in Arts Education

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COMMENTARY | A recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics comparing changes in arts education in public schools from 1999-2000 to 2009-2010 shows that since the start of No Child Left Behind, our public schools have seen a...
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New Man On The Moon (And His Name Is Dean) : NPR

New Man On The Moon (And His Name Is Dean) : NPR | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
One of the country's speediest, most daring and dangerously tall climbers seems to be walking across the sky until his foot touches the moon's edge. But he doesn't stay for long.
Maggie Jackson's insight:

WOW!

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The Taboo of Menstruation

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Basic lavatory facilities are one of the easiest ways to keep Indian girls in school after they reach puberty.
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Bold Writing Will Get You Published | WritersDigest.com

Bold Writing Will Get You Published | WritersDigest.com | NogginQuest | Scoop.it
Author Trebor Healey (FAUN) explains how he got his book agent and got published by sharing 7 pieces of writing advice.
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Reno county farmer feeds thousands of pounds of chocolate to cows.

These cows are benefiting from the drought. Hmmm...too bad they aren't receiving enough to produce flavored milk.

It’s a hard life on a dairy farm.“My alarm goes at 2:00,” says Mary Jane Miller with Miller Dairy Farm just outside of Hutchinson. It’s the only life she’s known for the...
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The 35 Most Amazing Libraries In The World

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RT @Elif_Safak: 35 spectacular libraries around the world, they are amazing... http://t.co/JoLtphuC > cool!
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NYT: France and the Library of Cong

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Two cultural institutions - one French, one American - have begun a program to explore how the two countries portray each other on film and television.
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The Home Library Effect: Transforming At-Risk Readers

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Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.
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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice

Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook | Powerful Learning Practice | NogginQuest | Scoop.it

"Here are some guiding questions for creating your digital textbook:
How are the learners going to use the information?
How will they demonstrate their learning?
Are they completing a document, creating an outline or answering a set of questions?
What are the assessments associated with the material?"

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