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The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech

The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
They're young. They're smart. And they're doing great things in tech.
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These innovative and creative women need to be recognized.  It is especially helpful in terms of modeling the need for girls to enter the STEM fields...

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September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ... - Bustle

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Whether or not you're a student, you have to acknowledge that back-to-school season has arrived.
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The Neuroscience of Storytelling: Quick2LAUNCH

The Neuroscience of Storytelling: Quick2LAUNCH | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Quick2LAUNCH's online platform helps businesses develop & manage presentations.
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Creating Real World Painting. Calm Vibes on Twitter

Creating Real World Painting. Calm Vibes on Twitter | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
I love the world's endless creativity. Someone created a real world painting. pic.twitter.com/BCWW7qhgxi
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NPR: (Cleveland Restaurant) Bistro Trains Ex-Inmates In the Art Of Fine Dining

NPR: (Cleveland Restaurant) Bistro Trains Ex-Inmates In the Art Of Fine Dining | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A French restaurant in Cleveland not only offers artisan cuisine, it also gives former inmates a job and the chance to learn a new skill.
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The last two visits to Cleveland have included a stop at Edwins.  Hats off to putting former inmates back to work.  This is an excellent restaurant that should be duplicated throughout the country!

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Complete Package: College admissions by Khan Academy (Resource Kit)

Complete Package: College admissions by Khan Academy (Resource Kit) | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Navigate college admissions like a pro with Khan Academy's evolving resource! Inside, find advice that is relevant for all college applicants in addition to portions tailored for high potential students who are worried about whether they can afford higher education.
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Khan Academy will help many students who attend high schools that do not have strong (if any) college counseling.  It is also useful for organizations that support students seeking college admissions. 

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Colleges With Learning Disability Programs

Colleges With Learning Disability Programs | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Just because you have a learning disability doesn't mean you can't compete in college. Respected institutions across the country offer all kinds of excellent programs aimed at supporting the learning disabled.

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Thanks, Lou. . useful list 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 26, 2:35 PM

Very useful list!

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Shannon Prendgergast's curator insight, November 12, 1:25 PM

Even though I do not want to attended these colleges it is a helpful to consider this while looking at colleges. I will need to call the representatives of the school I wish to apply to and talk with them about what kind of accommodations they have for students like me.  I know I will need to have  accommodations for extended time on tests and assignments as well as needing provided notes because of the challenges I face while trying to copy material from the board. information just gets lost between the link of my brain to my hand. This article is just a reminder of the steps I will need to take.

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4 Tips from Companies Who Excel in Presentations

4 Tips from Companies Who Excel in Presentations | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Four tips of advice from companies who excel in their presentations.
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Realistic birds created from paper by Diana Beltran Herrera

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Artist Diana Beltran Herrera has developed her art over the years and has now graduated to creating birds that stunningly realistic and beautiful. She is curre…
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If you like birds....and if you enjoy art....these replicates are beautiful!

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Giant Leap Against Type 1 Diabetes

Giant Leap Against Type 1 Diabetes | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Harvard stem cell researchers announced a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans.
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This could be an enormous leap forward....

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Clever interactive street art by spanish artist Pejac

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Spanish artist Pejac creates street art that are thought provoking and simplistic. He often uses silhouettes in his works which creates a lasting impact on the…
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What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video

What is art for? Alain de Botton's animated guide – video | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
In this exclusive video for the Guardian, philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity. Are we wrong to like pretty pictures? Watch and find out
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This is excellent!  Excellent!  Thanks, Edna for the post...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 12, 8:20 PM

I wonder why the fine arts i.e. painting, sculpting, poetry, etc. are the first areas cut in School?

 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, September 14, 10:38 AM

So glad Linda Alexander found and shared this. Keep the link for days when your appreciation of beauty or your creative efforts take a beating in the face of the world's ills.

Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 20, 3:33 AM

Viisi selitystä taiteen olemassaololle.

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The 20 Best US Cities For Culture

The 20 Best US Cities For Culture | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The cities with the most museums, theaters, libraries, parks, and stadiums per capita.
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10 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know

10 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Few art movements are as synonymous with the image of a paint-splattered male painter than abstract expressionism. Some of art history’s most radical masculine personalities emerged from the period...
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How to find daily creativity in uncreative jobs - Central Desktop Blog

How to find daily creativity in uncreative jobs - Central Desktop Blog | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Creativity isn’t owned by any role, department or job description; it’s a process that everyone goes through. We all need to create new ideas and solutions.
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Walking for me is the best medicine. Read here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/want-to-be-more-creative-take-a-walk/?_r=1

 

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Bruce Springsteen’s Reading List: 28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music

Bruce Springsteen’s Reading List: 28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
From Montaigne's philosophy to Flannery O'Connor's short stories, literary anatomy of the creative icon.

"A book is a heart that only bea
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An impressive reading list.  I wonder how many songs were inspired from Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" or Flannery O'Connor's short stories?  My bet is quite a few...

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What Would You Change About Your Body. Adults & Children - YouTube

Tweet: http://ctt.ec/eYsSu | Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vfL4dr These days it is so easy to feel insecure about our appearance. Whether it is because of the m...
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 3, 8:53 AM

It does make you think.  A "mermaid tail"...that's what I want!

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20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
It’s interesting how some of life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature. And chances are that we did not realize this back when we were kids. Sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we learn to fully appreciate and understand the poignant words from our childhood entertainment.




Here’s some of the best quotes from books we used to read.









1. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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2. Dr Seiss, Horton Hears a Who




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3. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse




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4. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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5. Roald Dahl, The Twits




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6. Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go




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7. Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic




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8. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince




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9. L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz




10. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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11. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web




12. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire




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13. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan




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14. Shel Silverstein




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15. Roald Dahl, The Minpins




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16. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax




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17. P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins




18. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz




19. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland




20. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 27, 4:08 PM

I had some of these posted in the classroom and others I shared with students.

 

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A Brief, Saturated History Of Colors In Art

A Brief, Saturated History Of Colors In Art | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Manganese black. Yellow ocher. Vermilion. Ultramarine. These pigments sound delicious. Their names are so sharp and elegant, it's as if the terms emote more meaning than just color. We can smell logwood, taste cochineal, touch mummy brown. There is j...
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Love  the history of color! Just think about this single paragraph:  

 

"We have chemist William Henry Perkins to thank for the color mauve. During experiments pertaining to a possible malaria cure extracted from tar, he noticed a "strangely beautiful color" tinting the residue of his flasks. That color was a soft version of violet, which Perkins originally named "Tyrian Purple," after the Roman favorite we discussed earlier. He soon changed it to mauve or mauveine. His discover led to a pigment frenzy, in which chemists literally mined coal to see what colors were hiding inside. (Mauve sample from The American Practical Dyer’s Companion by F. J. Bird, 1882. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute 84-B25071.)"  Wow.  What a find.

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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts | WIRED

The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts | WIRED | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A few years ago, if a horrific infection ate your jawbone, doctors had to build makeshift mandibles from your fibula, a process that left you sliced open as surgeons painstakingly whittled away at replacement bone.
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15 of the World’s Greatest Job Perks

15 of the World’s Greatest Job Perks | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Toiling for the man is much more pleasant when your job offers thoughtful touches like employee pubs, surf breaks, and cat daycare.
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I sure missed the boat! 

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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding via HuffPost

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding via HuffPost | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

Marty Note
Great HuffPost roundup of several important infographics and psychology of color studies. Which ones surprised you? Problem is every website wants ALL of those emotions, but not all at once (lol). Key is picking right color for right content / place on your site.

RED may SUCK as a homepage because it chases people away, but red could ROCK as an accent. Red "buy" buttons have only been beat ONE TIME in thousands of tests we've run. So find the right color conversation and have it at the right time.

At Curagami (http://www.Curagami.com) we think of colors as ways to help tell stories. We try to "match the hatch" of the story we are telling to colors in our images or within supporting graphics such as icons or widgets.

When our story is EXCITING we like RED or variations of it. We may also isolate the red by using black and white. Isolating red makes its power SHOUT in just the right minimal way sometimes. Too much red makes you want to RELAX so we may follow a RED with a soothing green or blue.

Websites are hub and spoke so it van be impossible to map stories to color in sequence. BUT if you match the PAGE to your colors you can win and be sure to daisy chain content telling the same story with enough similar colors and scenttrail to create a sense of connection. If you tell a GREEN story and suddenly smack your readers with too much red they RUN.

Win the page, link the page and win the psychology of color battle in your web design.

And YES I'm breaking my Big Blogs curation rule for the 3rd time in a day (lol). Soon as you state a stupid rule like that you break it and that is a definite RULE (lol). M

 

 


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I've always found the reaction to color fascinating. Here is a terrific article related to the psychology of color....and how it might impact your BRAND.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 20, 4:45 AM

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Scott Langston's curator insight, September 23, 11:52 PM

Emotion and marketing

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The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post

The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Make your social media frequency the most valuable. Find out how often you should be posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

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Lee Werrell's curator insight, September 13, 5:00 AM

People who blanket their ads across social media need not read this, those who are professional and courteous should.

Gary Obermeyer's curator insight, September 13, 11:36 AM

Well presented information, but should not be used as gospel.  things change so fast in social media that there's a half-life to just about any rules and guidelines.  My best advice, have a plan that makes sense to you and pay attention to the analytics. 

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 15, 8:17 AM

How not to annoy your followers on your social media: interesting for authors and non-authors alike.  

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Weird and wonderful bicycle concept designs

Weird and wonderful bicycle concept designs | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Could this be your next folding commuter bike?.
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No. 8 is for me!

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