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The Ultimate All-Natural Cleaning Guide: 21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Whole House Naturally

The Ultimate All-Natural Cleaning Guide: 21 Ways to Spring Clean Your Whole House Naturally | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

There's no better time than spring to give your home some serious deep cleaning. It's finally warm enough to wash your windows without freezing them shut, and now that the snow has melted, it's a good time to give your siding a thorough scrub. But before you fill your cabinets with expensive heavy-duty cleansers, check out our guide to cleaning naturally with products you probably have on hand. These cleaning solutions are safer for kids, pets, and the environment, and they'll leave your home sparkling and beautiful.

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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

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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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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?

Via Jen Mac, Caroline Duke, Ivon Prefontaine
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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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These States Will Take Your License for Not Paying Student Loans

These States Will Take Your License for Not Paying Student Loans | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Legislators are fighting such rules in several states
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I made a choice to not buy a car and use public transportation or my bike until I paid off every debt.  It served as a daily reminder of why I was motivated to pay off the financial  promises that I made to others.. It was effective.  Many people live in a city where public transportation is an option.


I feel that more people should have an attitude of taking on a 'war on debt'.  I am surprised at how many people choose to treat student loans as something they might take care of some day as long as it doesn't interrupt their style of living.  

It is not easy to fulfill our promise to pay back student loans, but we did make the promise. Reading the article thoroughly will show that this is a last option used when people have simply made no effort to use the several plans to work with a debtor. 

Dave Ramsey's many resources can help you take practical steps to getting rid of debt and fulfilling the promises made to lenders. 

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Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts | Introduction

Tutorials offered in the Nutshell Guides include
information about Files, Email, Free Software, File Encoding,
File Attachments, ASCII, Archive, File Compression, Image Aliasing,
Image Anti-aliasing, Pixelation, an RGB to Hexadecimal Color Converter
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How to respond when you fall on your face

2008 Big 10 Indoor Track Championships, Inspiring Women's 600 meter run, Runner Heather Dorniden falls down during the race and wins at the end
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LegalZoom | Start a Business, Protect Your Family: LLC Wills Trademark Incorporate & More Online

LegalZoom | Start a Business, Protect Your Family: LLC Wills Trademark Incorporate & More Online | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
LegalZoom is the nation's leading provider of personalized, online legal solutions and legal documents for small business owners and families.
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This company supports many podcasts that I enjoy.  Does anyone have insight via experience with this organization?  I would like to know more.

 

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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.

Ken Morrison's insight:

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.

Ken

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Why Are Some Cultures More Individualistic Than Others?

Why Are Some Cultures More Individualistic Than Others? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Some cultures are more individualistic, and others more interdependent. Agriculture may explain why.
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How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne

How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
There’s a scene at the beginning of The Bourne Identity where the film’s protagonist is sitting in a diner, trying to figure out who he is and why he ha
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Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo

Peter Lik Print Sells for $6.5 Million, Shattering Record for Most Expensive Photo | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik has taken the crown for most expensive photo ever sold. "Phantom," the picture shown above, was sold to a priva
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You'll Never Look At Rice Krispies The Same Way Again Once You See This

You'll Never Look At Rice Krispies The Same Way Again Once You See This | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

WARNING: Complete link dumping.

 

You'll have a major sweet treat craving after you read this.

Ken Morrison's insight:

This is a complete "link Dump"  I simply don't want to forget these.  I almost never bake, and I don't do serious cooking often. But these look like good motivation.

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