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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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The Animals of Chernobyl | New York Times - Yahoo Screen

The Animals of Chernobyl | New York Times - Yahoo Screen | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Biologist Timothy Mousseau has been studying the lasting effects of radiation on the flora and fauna of Chernobyl, Ukraine. “This level of chronic exposure is above what most species will tolerate without showing some signs, either in terms of how long they live or in the number of tumors they have, or genetic mutations and cataracts,” Dr. Mousseau said. “It’s a perfect laboratory setting for us.”
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Nature's attempt to rebound around Chernobyl. Beautiful and interesting.

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The 60 Most Surprising Photos Of 2013

The 60 Most Surprising Photos Of 2013 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
2013 was a year filled with ups, downs, and above all, surprise -- here are 60 photos to help illustrate our point about 2013!
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Procrastination alert:  Interesting photos about the world that you don't need to see.

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How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World

How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Can Henk Ovink sell Americans on a new approach to flooding — letting the water in?
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Here Are 20 Things You Had No Idea Your Microwave Could Do. Life Just Got A Lot Better

Here Are 20 Things You Had No Idea Your Microwave Could Do. Life Just Got A Lot Better | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I knew it was more than a heater-upper for pizza.
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Ideology

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I wish that someone had explained it to me like this about 20 years ago. It is not perfect, but it is clear.

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This Was Unexpectedly Awesome Facebook Message…

This Was Unexpectedly Awesome Facebook Message… | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The Socialcrat - Stories Worth Sharing
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An uplifting message regarding overweight people who don't stop trying to lose weight. This is worth reading. It is even better if you encourage those around you.

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▶ The Collapse of The American Dream Explained in Animation - YouTube

We're doomed. pass it on
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This is obviously a radically biased video. Yet if it is watched with a critical mind, it can be a valuable video

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6 Basic Tips for Capturing Clear Audio on Your Video [Creator's Tip #132]

6 Basic Tips for Capturing Clear Audio on Your Video [Creator's Tip #132] | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Great audio quality will enhance your video, whilst bad audio quality can ruin any footage you've taken the time to film. Following our 6 easy tips for capturing the best sound quality will ensure that you get the audio right every time.

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Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 22, 2:55 PM
Nothing worse than trying to hear lyrics and a fuzzy poor quality sound, get the best quality clear listen-able possible~
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15 "Coming Soon" Websites that Keep Visitors Hungry for More

15 "Coming Soon" Websites that Keep Visitors Hungry for More | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
If you never considered "coming soon" websites important, these beautiful pages will definitely change your mind
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'Newsweek' Editor Knew There Would Be Great Controversy

'Newsweek' Editor Knew There Would Be Great Controversy | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
'Newsweek' made a gusty move publishing a cover story identifying the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.
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Here is an interesting article on the editorial thinking behind choosing the Bitcoin story as the cover story on Newsweek's first print edition in over one year.

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The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever

The 22 Best Writing Tips Ever | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Looking for the best writing tips? Look no further. Here are the 22 best creative writing tips of all time.
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Let go of your inner editor. When you sit down to write a draft, refrain from proofreading until that draft is complete.

Then....

Proofread everything at least three times before submitting..

 

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Allow yourself to write poorly, to write a weak, uninteresting story or a boring, grammatically incorrect poem. You’ll never succeed if you don’t allow yourself a few failures along the way.You are a writer so own up and say it out loud: “I am a writer.” Whether it’s a hobby or your profession, you have the right to this title.
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Marxism Communism Frankfurt School: End of Freedom - slanted "reporting"

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I am not sharing this because I agree. I am sharing it to add to a collection of perspectives regarding critical theory.

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Appeal to the subconscious through package design | Packaging World

Appeal to the subconscious through package design | Packaging World | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

TIn order for packaging to work as an effective branding tool, it must evoke positive emotions, memories, and personal context in a conscious and...

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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.

Carl Sagan was many things -- a cosmic sage,
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Carl Sagans critical thinking list.

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Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons

Albert Camus on Happiness, Unhappiness, and Our Self-Imposed Prisons | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
"Those who prefer their principles over their happiness, they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their
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13 Hilarious and Sexist Dating Tips From 1938. - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Oh No Children!  Sexist dating advice from the past.

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Learn the Military Tuck for Keeping a Dress Shirt Neat with This Video

Learn the Military Tuck for Keeping a Dress Shirt Neat with This Video | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Want to look slim and sharp in your dress shirt, and not like you're wearing a poofy blouse? This video from Birchbox Man demonstrates how to use the military tuck to do just that (whether you're a guy or a gal).
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Several quick tips to look your best in simple shirts. I'll take any easy tips that I can get.

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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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FREE READABILITY FORMULAS TOOLS : FREE READABILITY TESTS FOR YOUR TEXT

FREE READABILITY FORMULAS TOOLS : FREE READABILITY TESTS FOR YOUR TEXT | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Automatically grade your text with our free readability test tools! These 8 popular readability formulas will help you find the reading level and grade level of your materials and help you to determine if your readers can read your materials.
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This free resource will give you a score so that you can understand if your writing is appropriate for the level of your audience.

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87 Texts Every Critical Theorist Needs to Read | Critical-Theory.com

87 Texts Every Critical Theorist Needs to Read | Critical-Theory.com | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The following was posted to Reddit by user Adartesirhc. We have linked to the free public domain work where applicable. All other links are to Amazon. Kant, Idealism, and Nietzsche: # 1 Kant - Critique of Pure Reason Download the free ebook from Project Gutenberg. #2 Kant - Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals Read it for free here. #3 Fichte - An Attempt at a Critique of All Revelation Buy it here. #4 Hegel - The Phenomenology of Spirit Buy it here. #5 Hegel - Philosophy of History Buy it here. #6 Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation Read it for free here. #7 Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil Read it for free here. #8 Nietzsche - On the Genealogy of Morals Read it for free here. #9 Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols Buy it here. Marxism: #10 Marx - Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 Read it for free here. #11 Marx - Theses on Feuerbach Read it for free here. #12 Marx - The German Ideology Read it for free here. #13 Marx - Capital Read it for free here.
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What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public?

What did Harvard Business School learn studying people who wear sweatpants in public? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered subtle cues that help nonconformists break from the pack and thrive.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 5:00 PM

I wear jeans and cargo shorts all the time. I make rare exceptions for weddings, funerals, and similar events. I feel much better based on the research that being a nonconformist is OK.

David Hain's curator insight, March 21, 2:31 AM

Sticking out can help you get noticed, but only behaviour lasts in gaining influence.

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25 Quotes for the Dedicated Storyteller/ Content Strategist

25 Quotes for the Dedicated Storyteller/ Content Strategist | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. Discover great content and connect with like-minded individuals.

Via Karen Dietz
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My favorite is:

"People don't pay attention to advertising. They pay attention to what interests them. Sometimes that is advertising."

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 25, 4:42 PM

What a fun piece for a Friday when the week is finally winding up. There are 25 slides here filled with quotes about stories and content that will inspire you -- or at least get you thinking :) 


Have fun!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 4, 1:40 PM

With these friends of mine that I follow, I can only say read their insights.  Karen's one of those to be followed. ozzie MIndfulness.com

ozziegontang's curator insight, March 4, 1:42 PM

With these friends of mine that I follow, I can only say read their insights.  Karen's one of those to be followed. ozzie MIndfulness.com

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

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50 Ways To Mind Our Business.

50 Ways To Mind Our Business. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Having owned and published a magazine, worked for other people and been a solopreneur for many years, I have learned an immense amount about having a thriving business. Some I learned by trial and error, others came as joyful revelations and aha moments. Some arrived via 'inspiristas'-those who inspire others by example while still more showed up like brightly colored stones along a path I never expected to traverse.
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▶ Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School: Section 1 of 5 - YouTube

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Critical Theory

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