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How Privacy Works with Graph Search

How Privacy Works with Graph Search | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Graph Search helps you find people, places and things—and explore Facebook in a whole new way.
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From Facebook's point of view:  How to improve your privacy setting in preparing for the rollout of Graph Search

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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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An Eye on New Media

An Eye on New Media | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Welcome to 'Ken's Odds and Ends'. Click this link to go to my 'real' site.

Let me be the first to tell you that this "Odd's and Ends' site is not a polished Scoop.it Page. It is the 'waiting room' or 'overflow room' for my primary Scoop.it page which you can find here:
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology

The focus of that site is New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms

This site reflects those interests as well as some other scoops that don't fit directly into nice little boxes under the 'new media' umbrella.

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I am trying to streamline my primary site.  Oddz and Endz is kind of an overflow of this original site but will have content that doesn't fit into nice little  boxes under the 'New Media' flag

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11 Moves To Get You Seriously Sculpted

We had the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team trainer devise this exclusive kick-ass routine.
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Some of these may be helpful for getting back in shape.
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You Must Be Happy: What the Commercialization of Feelings Does to Workers

You Must Be Happy: What the Commercialization of Feelings Does to Workers | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
There is now even an “optimal” way of taking a break from work, and simply going for a walk can be viewed as a calculated act of productivity management.
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A nice history of the effort to measure happiness and productivity at work.

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Standing desks increase productivity (but you have to do it right)

Standing desks increase productivity (but you have to do it right) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
“Sitting is the new smoking.” It’s an increasingly common and playfully snarky phrase coined by Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. ...
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These are the 23 meanest office pranks EVER. The last one is pure evil! LOL!

These are the 23 meanest office pranks EVER. The last one is pure evil! LOL! | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Having a 9to5 job can be boring at times, but there's a way to fight boredom that never gets old: pranking the colleagues. Birthdays, comebacks, the lunch break, every occasion is good to play an e...
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Not very accurate, but interesting

Not very accurate, but interesting | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This 5-foot-long chart captures 4,000 years of history
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This old "Histomap" is clearly biases and left out most of Chinese and Indian history. But it is interesting to view.

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Parents Share What They Wish They'd Known Before Having A Baby In Tear-Jerking Video

Parents Share What They Wish They'd Known Before Having A Baby In Tear-Jerking Video | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
It's no secret that becoming a parent is a life-changing event, and with it come new challenges and a whole lot of questions. To provide some guidance to new moms and dads and parents-to-be, Extra Space Storage put together a video called "10 Th...
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1.5 Million Missing Black Men

1.5 Million Missing Black Men | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

A vAcross the country, hundreds of thousands of black men are missing from everyday life.

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Very interesting report by the New York Times about the effects of a society that sends too many African American men to jail.

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Mr. Money Mustache

Mr. Money Mustache | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Practical advice on managing money
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I have heard good things online about this website and I have seen people in my network share posts. It looks like a goo resource.
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Here Are 79 Words You’ve Been Saying Wrong the Whole Time

Here Are 79 Words You’ve Been Saying Wrong the Whole Time | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Do you get frustrated when people say
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I think I passed on all of the important words. I am sure that I failed on the cultural references.
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Jon Acuff - Author | Speaker | Awesome

Jon Acuff - Author | Speaker | Awesome | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average & Do Work that Matters.
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John Acuff has been has been appearing on many of my favorite podcasts lately.  

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What banning this book says about the future of our society [update 2x]

What banning this book says about the future of our society [update 2x] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

I A public school in California has banned Corrie ten Boom's Holocaust memoir, The Hiding Place. Here's what that says about the future of our society.

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I haven't read the book, I don't know much about the source, and this is not a public library. However, I think that this story is worth keeping on my radar to see if it becomes a trend.

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Why Men Should Stop Lifting Weights

Why Men Should Stop Lifting Weights | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
When I look back at all the time I spent in the gym, lifting weights as a teenager playing high school sports and then later pumping out my frustrations with work and the city as I got older, the
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Storyline 2 vs. Captivate 8

Storyline 2 vs. Captivate 8 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
As an eLearning professional, I know that choosing a software platform can be difficult and even confusing. I have used both Captivate and Storyline (multiple versions of each) and have been curious about ZebraZapps and other platforms that seem to have interesting features. It can be difficult to really find information that compares the various tools.

Lucky for you, dear eLearning professional who is trying to pick between Storyline and Captivate (that totally describes you, right?), I am embarking on a journey to make your life a little easier. This summer I am taking a class that focuses around Adobe Captivate (version 8). I am also a regular user (and superfan!) of Articulate Storyline 2.

So, I decided to try and check my bias at the door and do a series of posts comparing the two systems. I will also be adding to this post along the way as a kind of master document. If you find this is helpful, or have questions about particular features, please comment below and let me know!

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined. When you add up nearly a decade worth of online conversations with o...
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There is no new or mind-bending points in this article, but they are important reminders.
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Underwater Highway, Busan Korea (Engineering Megastructures) - YouTube

Underwater Highway, Busan Korea (Engineering Megastructures) Great Engineering Projects :- Under water highway project in Busan, S.Korea. Credit: History lif...
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A well-made feature on Busan's attempts to build an underground (under-ocean) highway to create more room for citizen's in the second-biggest city.

 

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Lars - Ep. 45 - Timing

Lars is a yeti just trying to find his own place in the world. Awkward by nature, his approach to life and people can be a bit uncomfortable at times, often in relatable situations.
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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75 Of The Most Popular Films Of 1980-1995 - How many have you seen?

75 Of The Most Popular Films Of 1980-1995 - How many have you seen? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 75 of the 200 most popular films of 1980-1995 according to IMDB. From Wikipedia: "The films of the 1980s covered many
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Movies from my childhood

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Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See

Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Before the rise of institutional film schools—ensconced in university walls with all the formality that entails—those seeking to learn the craft did so by apprenticing themselves to studios and master directors, and by watching lots and lots of movies.
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The Century of the Self

The Century of the Self | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. Sigmund Freud, the...
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I have shared this excellent resource before, but the links have been broken. Here it is again.

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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 13, 7:42 PM

Libraries remain important. Children need books and other tools which they can find in a library. Librarians become digital guides alongside children and teachers.

 

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Stephen Wood's curator insight, April 14, 3:00 PM

The book is an artifact. It has a life. I don't get that same feeling with e-readers. I want to hold the book in my hand; admire the cover, inside the dustjacket, the font. I want to turn pages. I want to lend it, have others enjoy it and revisit it. I do none of these things with an e-reader.

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The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
From fancy business lunches to yacht deductions.
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There are several good points in this article. The one I like the most is that we don't ask the rich (or middle class) to take drug tests when accepting government aid.

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Engage your Students with Unique Classroom Experiences on any Device Using Nearpod - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Engage your Students with Unique Classroom Experiences on any Device Using Nearpod - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Nearpod is a great educational app that enables educator to manage their student’s content on iPads, iPods and tablets.

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As water runs dry, Californians brace for a new way of life

As water runs dry, Californians brace for a new way of life | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The state, under mandatory water restrictions for the first time, could soon look a lot more like Arizona.
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The World Water Forum is happening in Korea next week.

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