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Strategy, Storytelling, and Being a Detective

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How is business related to literature?  What cultural traits help us know more about our ventures?

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In an era where the quick fix is often celebrated, bringing in different perspectives to the table will only enhance the final decision making to be more focused and in the right direction.

Sofia: Theory of Knowledge
This is a collection of pieces that are meant to stimulate thinking for our IB Theory of Knowledge class.
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How Different Cultures Understand Time

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Time may seem universal, but different cultures interpret it very differently.

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Human sciences, perspectives: How do different cultures perceive time?

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Even wearing a slogan T-shirt is a nightmare for Ed Miliband. The fashion industry ruins everything

Even wearing a slogan T-shirt is a nightmare for Ed Miliband. The fashion industry ruins everything | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Charlie Brooker: If the fashion industry truly cared about the future of our planet, it would issue a solitary line of unisex, one-size-fits-all smocks, then shut down for good
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Battle of the Prices: Is It Ever Fair to Charge One Sex More?

Battle of the Prices: Is It Ever Fair to Charge One Sex More? | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
On the common practice of charging women more for haircuts and men more for admission to certain nightclubs
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No, Farts Don't Prevent Cancer: Claims Don't Pass the Smell Test - NBC News

No, Farts Don't Prevent Cancer: Claims Don't Pass the Smell Test - NBC News | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
No, smelling farts will not prevent cancer or cure disease, despite news headlines Friday that went viral over the weekend.Like this one: “Scientists say sni...
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Can Christians Still Go to Harvard?

Can Christians Still Go to Harvard? | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
America’s colleges are increasingly hostile to religion, but a Veritas, a Christian organization, has found a way to thrive.
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How to Take Your Pet Everywhere

How to Take Your Pet Everywhere | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Patricia Marx finds out what a turtle, a turkey, and an alpaca can get away with if they have the right credentials.
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Keep in mind, of course, that this is from a very American viewpoint.  In Spain, dogs go to restaurants. In Germany, they ride the bus...

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Sprinter Dutee Chand challenges ban over her testosterone level - The Times of India

Sprinter Dutee Chand challenges ban over her testosterone level - The Times of India | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Following a rule by IAAF, track's governing body, AFI will allow Chand to return to competition only if she lowers her testosterone level beneath the male range.
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The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius

The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.
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Science proves plants feel pain and have telepathy!

Science proves plants feel pain and have telepathy! | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Quote: "It boggles the mind!" Can plants actually have feelings? This was the conclusion of Cleve Backster back in the 1960s. He's the former CIA interrogation specialist that connected polygraph sensors to plants and discovered that they reacted to harm (i.e. cutting their leaves) and even to harmful thoughts of humans in proximity to them.…
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A Proposed Floating Cycleway on the Thames Is Hilarious—and Insulting

A Proposed Floating Cycleway on the Thames Is Hilarious—and Insulting | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The River Cycleway Consortium would build an expensive, buoyant bike path on the choppy Thames. But where's the money for Londoners who are actually in need?
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I'm not sure that this would be the *best* inspiration for a presentation, but it's a fascinating look at critical thinking (or lack thereof) in the public eye...

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Anxious Job Applicants May Benefit From Tougher Interviewers

Anxious Job Applicants May Benefit From Tougher Interviewers | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Pretty counterintuitive.
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Interesting given how many people may be going to university interviews in the near future....

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Let Your Kids Ride the Bus Alone

Let Your Kids Ride the Bus Alone | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A program called the Free-Range Kids Project is trying to help parents loosen their grip and raise more independent children.
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Cancer patient Brittany Maynard, 29, has scheduled her death for Nov. 1

Maynard has chosen to die Nov. 1 in her bedroom in Portland, Ore., surrounded by family — her mother and stepfather, her husband and her best friend, who is a physician.
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Putin’s Friend Profits in Purge of Schoolbooks

Putin’s Friend Profits in Purge of Schoolbooks | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
When the number of approved textbooks for Russia’s 14 million schoolchildren was slashed by more than half, one publisher with close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin profited handsomely.
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To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
A small study shows that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose as they age.
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PHOTOS: Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams

PHOTOS: Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Those who say graffiti doesn't accomplish much haven't seen the work of Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist in Los Angeles who uses his medium to draw attention to the homeless -- a population he laments is so often overlooked.

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It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern

It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
With the strangely shaped “pumpkinstein,” a California farmer found a way to carve himself a piece of the $7 billion in business Halloween now generates.
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A Trick That Will Make Your Next Apology Better

A Trick That Will Make Your Next Apology Better | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Saying you're sorry doesn't have to suck so much.
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Ebola, Enterovirus, and the Flu

Ebola, Enterovirus, and the Flu | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Unlike Ebola and Enterovirus D68, for which there are no vaccines or real treatments, flu can be prevented, or at least mitigated.
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Ashes To Diamonds: Swiss Company Turns People’s Cremated Remains Into Diamonds

Ashes To Diamonds: Swiss Company Turns People’s Cremated Remains Into Diamonds | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Algordanza, a Swiss company, has taken a fascinating and unexpected approach to memorializing our loved ones who have passed; They will compress and super-heat your loved one's cremated ashes and turn them into a man-made diamond that can be worn and cherished.
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Amal Alamuddin took George Clooney's name? Oh please – put your torches and pitchforks away

Amal Alamuddin took George Clooney's name? Oh please – put your torches and pitchforks away | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it

tEleanor Robertson: This fight has been on permanent loop for decades – and the feminists who fruitlessly perpetuate The Issue That Must Not Be Named are often unacceptably ignorant

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This one little article contains not one but TWO very interesting potential Real Life Situations - one of which I personally can relate to....

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Look At This: Plastic

Look At This: Plastic | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
Seven women who have had cosmetic surgery
explain what beauty means to them. http://apps.npr.org/lookatthis/posts/plastic/
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How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The Fairhaven School, which opened its doors in 1998, has no tests or grades, and no assigned homework. Its goal is to help students develop two core traits: agency and autonomy.
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This is also a great related TED talk - I'd be curious to hear about your experiences, and/or the conversations that you have with parents after watching it!  http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids

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Being a Journalist in the Midst of Ebola

Being a Journalist in the Midst of Ebola | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
How reporting on the disease from West Africa compares with covering war
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Actually, People Still Like to Think - The New Yorker

Actually, People Still Like to Think - The New Yorker | Sofia: Theory of Knowledge | Scoop.it
The University of Virginia psychologist Timothy Wilson began his study with a simple question: When our minds turn inward, “is it a pleasing experience”?
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