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Food Photography by Jim Scherer

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Jim Scherer is a award-winning Boston food photographer, who specializes in food, beverage, dessert and commercial product photography. Jim learned from experience just how important it is to know when to shoot the picture.

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Santas Around the World

Santas Around the World | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
This story map was created with the Esri Map Tour application in ArcGIS Online.

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Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 8:10 PM
This was definitely an interesting reading. I believe @Spencer Levesque had a very good point. They all have similar features, but are different in little ways. And who would of thought someone came on New Years too?
Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 10:23 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries precieve Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country perceives him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

Kate Loy's curator insight, January 13, 10:28 PM

I find it very interesting on how other countries perceive Santa Claus. The history on him, what he looks like, how he gets around, and what they call him. Each country precieves him differently, depending on their culture and history. His clothes, age, language, and personality.

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Bacteria incorporate pieces of old DNA in their own genome, scientists discover | KurzweilAI

Bacteria incorporate pieces of old DNA in their own genome, scientists discover | KurzweilAI | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

From a bacteria’s perspective, the environment is one big DNA waste yard. Now researchers from Denmark and Norway have shown that bacteria can take up small as well as large pieces of old DNA from this scrapheap and include it in their own genome.

 

This discovery may have major consequences both in connection with resistance to antibiotics in hospitals and in our perception of the evolution of life itself.

 

 


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Ultrasound pulses could replace daily injections for diabetics

Ultrasound pulses could replace daily injections for diabetics | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

There could be hope for diabetics who are tired of giving themselves insulin injections on a daily basis. Researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are developing a system in which a single injection of nanoparticles could deliver insulin internally for days at a time – with a little help from pulses of ultrasound.

 

The biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticles are made of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), and contain a payload of insulin. Each particle has either a positively-charged chitosan coating, or a negatively-charged alginate coating. When the two types of particles are mixed together, these oppositely-charged coatings cause them to be drawn to each other by electrostatic force.

 

 


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Joseph Perrone's comment, January 12, 12:35 PM
Researchers in north Carolina are developing a way to help people with diabetes. so instead of giving insulin shots every day they are working on a way to use one shot and use that for days on end with the use of ultrasounds. This will make it much easier on the people who take the shots every single day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I really think that this will be very useful to the diabetics! sounds much better that giving yourself a shot everyday! Must be painful to do that stuff. Good artical!
Taylor Marie Price's comment, February 5, 5:18 PM
UNC and NC State students are trying to develop a way for diabetics to receive their insulin without daily injections. The plan is for nanoparticles to carry a payload of insulin to last a few days...................................As a diabetic I think it is a great idea and would be absolutely AMAZING!!! Even though I'm currently on a insulin pump which allows less shots it would even better if I had something that worked in the way the nanoparticles would work so it would allow me to not have to worry about forgetting as often or having to stress about giving my insulin to myself.
Madison Punch's comment, April 13, 2:36 PM
It's so cool to know that in my home state, students are trying to improve treatment mediums for diabetics. It's a tough thing to deal with and to control and it's rad that more ways to accommodate the disease.
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Thanksgiving Resources

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Thanksgiving has some fascinating spatial components to it.  My wife and I prepared an article for the Geography News Network on Maps101.com that shows the historical and geographic context of the first Thanksgiving and in the memorialization of Thanksgiving as a national holiday (if you don’t subscribe to Maps 101, it is also freely available as a podcast on Stitcher Radio or iTunes).


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:52 PM

One of my favorite combinations of maps for Thanksgiving involves the geography of food production and food consumption.  When we start looking at the regional dishes on Thanksgiving plates we can see some great patterns.  This ESRI storymap asks the simple question, where did your Thanksgiving Dinner come From?

 

This StoryMap is a great resource to combine with this New York Times article that shows the regional preferences for the most popular Thanksgiving recipes.  Where are sweet potatoes grown?  Where do people make sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving? 

Plymouth County, MA is heart of only 3 cranberry producing regions and is was also home to the first Thanksgiving.  How has this New England local ecology and traditional food patterns influenced national traditions? 

For these and more Thanksgiving resources on scoop.it, click here.

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:14 AM

This website is interesting because it gives us the geography of where specific foods in the country are manufactured such as cranberrie sauce, turkeys, sweet potatoes and helps us develop a rich cultural history and earn solidarity of where we come from and the traditions that make us who we are in terms of culinary choices. The original thanksgiving with the early puritan settlers in New England most likely reflected dishes that were synonomous with foods that natives grew and other local items that were family in this area. Now because of industry we to choose foods that have their origin from markets nationwide.

Al Picozzi's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:35 PM

Love to see where the traditional American Thanksgiving food comes from.  We have that, but growing up in an all Italian household Thanksgivng was more then Turkey...it had an added Italian flavor.  Start with antipasto that had a prosciutto that would met in your mouth, plus cheeses, muhrooms, other meats, then would come the soup, then the pasta, could be any variety then the Turkey, but you would also have a ham because you never knew who was going to stop by, plus all the trimmings and then finally dessert with Italian cookies and pastires along with the Thanksgivng traditions of pumpkin and apple pies.  We took breaks inbetween courses to watch some football and make room for more food becasue it was all good.  We literally ate all day.  So for us out food came form all over the world.  In a nation of immigrants, we added our own flavor to an American Holiday..and to me whats more American than brining in some of your own hertitage into a holiday..we are after all a "melting pot"

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The Biggest Little CIA Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

The Biggest Little CIA Shop You’ve Never Heard Of | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

The domestic National Resources Division might sound like a cushy gig to the James Bond spies, but it has its ways of making you talk


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Who are the doctors most trusted by other doctors? Big data can tell you!

Who are the doctors most trusted by other doctors? Big data can tell you! | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

ZocDoc, Healthgrades, Vitals, Yelp and other sites can tell you what patients think of their doctors. But finding out in any aggregate way what doctors think of their peers has been much harder, if not near impossible, for patients — up until now.

 

By accessing information in government databases through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests, healthcare innovators are now able to share connections between doctors that are based on millions of physician referrals — a valuable indicator of who doctors hold in esteem.

 

HealthTap, a Palo Alto-based startup that connects patients with an online network of 17,000 doctors, also this week launched a new feature based partly on Trotter’s data. Called “DOConnect,” it combines Trotter’s Medicare data with physician data from its own site and other sources to give patients a new window into their doctors’ networks.

 

“This isn’t just friendships and business connections. This is who doctors trust,” said HealthTap co-founder and CEO Ron Gutman. “If you could know who your doctor’s doctor is, if you knew who they would choose, this lets you see that for the first time.”


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What Are the Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Alternative Medicine? - Wall Street Journal

What Are the Biggest Misconceptions People Have About Alternative Medicine? - Wall Street Journal | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
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codex seraphinianus

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in the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet.

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WHO | Disposal of dead bodies in emergency conditions

WHO | Disposal of dead bodies in emergency conditions | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

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Visualisations - Open Data Index

The following visualisations have been constructed from the 2013 Index data. All are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, meaning you are to free to use them in any context, commercial or otherwise, provided you clearly attribute them to "Open Data Index 2013, Open Knowledge Foundation."


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math whiz finds creativity in problem solving - Chicago Daily Herald

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math whiz finds creativity in problem solving
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If you look past numbers and computations and distill math to its essence, it's all about creativity, 17-year-old James Tao says.

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Sharrock's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:44 PM

creativity in math!

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Urgent new time frame for climate change revealed by massive analysis

Urgent new time frame for climate change revealed by massive analysis | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
The seesaw variability of global temperatures often engenders debate over how seriously we should take climate change.

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The need for SEO in 2014

The need for SEO in 2014 | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

SEO in 2014 will be more comprehensive than ever before. Learn how to align your strategies for better ranks in 2014.

 

Read More: http://splashsys.com/blog/how-to-fuel-your-seo-in-2014/


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oconnorandkelly's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:48 PM

#smarterbiz

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 24, 2013 7:04 AM

Door de vele wijzigingen bij Google (maar ook bij Facebook) is optimalisatie (SEO) van online activiteiten nodig. Zeker als je weinig advertentiebudget hebt en je nog resultaten wil krijgen in de organische zoekresultaten.

 

Hier een opsomming van wijzigingen bij Google dit jaar:

• Panda — January 22, 2013
• Panda — March 14, 2013
• Penguin 2.0 — May 22, 2013
• “Payday Loan” Update — June 11, 2013
• Hummingbird — August 20, 2013
• Penguin 2.1 (#5) — October 4, 2013

 

Dat betekent dat je een consistente strategie moet hebben om te zorgen dat je content en je diensten onder de aandacht blijven komen.

Prerna Thakur's curator insight, January 10, 12:12 AM

Great tips !!

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5 Timeless Books of Insight on Fear and the Creative Process

5 Timeless Books of Insight on Fear and the Creative Process | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

From Monet to Tiger Woods, or why creating rituals and breaking routines don't have to be conflicting notions. “Creativity is like chasing chickens,” Christoph Niemann once said. But sometimes it can feel like being chased by chickens — giant, angry, menacing chickens. Whether you’re a writer, designer, artist or maker of anything in any medium, you know the creative process can be plagued by fear, often so paralyzing it makes it hard to actually create. Today, we turn to insights on fear and creativity from five favorite books on the creative process and the artist’s way.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:55 PM

There are some excellent choices in the list.

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Eating nuts tied to fewer cancer, heart disease deaths

Eating nuts tied to fewer cancer, heart disease deaths | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

People who eat a diet rich in nuts, including peanuts, are less likely to die from heart disease or cancer, new research suggests.

 

The more nuts consumed, the greater the apparent benefit, according to the report. It included data from nurses and other health professionals who have been tracked since the 1980s.

 

 


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Katie Kintner's curator insight, November 22, 2013 9:36 PM

Damn! I like this article because I LOVE nuts and because of the fat, have really curtailed my intake to an occasional treat.  

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The Future of Search: 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Released

The Future of Search: 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Released | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

Google claims to use over 200 signals in its search algorithm. While we don't know what exactly these signals are, it's helpful to examine high-ranking pages so that we can begin to understand the characteristic of pages search engines like to reward.

 

This can give us a "hint" as to the ranking factors the search engines actually use.

 

Read More:  http://moz.com/blog/future-of-search-ranking-factors


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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:45 AM

If you like to get into the guts of SEO on Google, then this post by Cyrus Shepard will really help.

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Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong?

Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong? | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

With all of the algorithm updates Google has been releasing, have you ever wondered if you are keeping up with them?

 

From Panda to Penguin to now Hummingbird, the updates aren’t stopping. Having all of these animal names as algorithm updates isn’t helping either.

 

Because of this, I decided to create a free website analyzer that will crawl your site and tell you the specific things you need to fix. All you have to do is go to http://www.quicksprout.com and enter in your URL.

 

Here’s what the website analyzer will do for you:  http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/10/10/are-you-doing-your-seo-wrong/

 

 


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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:21 AM

Una excelente herraminta para analizar y revisar el SEO del sitio web

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THanks, very useful!!!
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Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong?

Are You Doing Your SEO Wrong? | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

With all of the algorithm updates Google has been releasing, have you ever wondered if you are keeping up with them?

 

From Panda to Penguin to now Hummingbird, the updates aren’t stopping. Having all of these animal names as algorithm updates isn’t helping either.

 

Because of this, I decided to create a free website analyzer that will crawl your site and tell you the specific things you need to fix. All you have to do is go to http://www.quicksprout.com and enter in your URL.

 

Here’s what the website analyzer will do for you:  http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/10/10/are-you-doing-your-seo-wrong/

 

 


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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:21 AM

Una excelente herraminta para analizar y revisar el SEO del sitio web

koreagonstudio's comment, October 16, 2013 5:26 AM
THanks, very useful!!!
harish magan's comment, October 16, 2013 8:57 AM
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AM - Trade deal could limit available of cheap drugs to world's poor 23/11/2013

AM - Trade deal could limit available of cheap drugs to world's poor 23/11/2013 | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Public health groups are warning of an AIDS crisis in Asia if the US gets its way in major trade talks Twelve countries including Australia are discussing a massive new free trade deal in the Pacific ("Trade deal could limit available of cheap drugs...
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Topsy: You Can Now Search for Any Tweet in History

Topsy: You Can Now Search for Any Tweet in History | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Search for any tweet in history -- all 425 billion tweets, videos, images, blog posts and location pins dating back to Jack Dorsey's first tweet in 2006.

 

On Wednesday, Topsy took it a step further by opening up an archive of Twitter's entire history to the public — more than 425 billion tweets, videos, images, blog posts and location pins dating back to founder Jack Dorsey's first tweet in 2006, Topsy CEO Duncan Greatwood said in a release. Topsy's archive previously dated back to 2010, when it first partnered with Twitter.

 

Read More: http://mashable.com/2013/09/04/search-tweet-history/

 

Topsy: http://topsy.com/


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9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:13 PM

You can now view who Tweet your posts or mention your Twitter name with Topsy.

 

Celebritize You's comment, September 7, 2013 9:54 AM
Just remember, if it is put in digital (e form), it always will remain and people can see it.
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Does consciousness arise from quantum processes in the brain?

Does consciousness arise from quantum processes in the brain? | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Stuart Hameroff is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychology at the University of Arizona — but he's a pariah as far as most neuroscientists are concerned. The reason?

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What Is The Best Time To Post On Facebook Or Twitter? [Infographic] | Alex Shaikh Dot Com

What Is The Best Time To Post On Facebook Or Twitter? [Infographic] | Alex Shaikh Dot Com | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
Web developing professional with diversified experience in advertising, marketing & SEO.

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Sharrock's curator insight, November 13, 2013 10:25 AM

I saw something similar for blogging.

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WHO | Disposal of dead bodies in emergency conditions

WHO | Disposal of dead bodies in emergency conditions | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it

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How States Actively Prevent People From Learning About Healthcare Plans - The Atlantic

How States Actively Prevent People From Learning About Healthcare Plans - The Atlantic | Open Mind & Open Heart | Scoop.it
How States Actively Prevent People From Learning About Healthcare Plans The Atlantic To help the 16 million uninsured Americans learn about their options and sign up for coverage, the Affordable Care Act established grants to be doled out to people...

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