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The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
These photographs tell stories that go beyond words.
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Amazing photographs... Thanks, Claudia!  

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Macarena González Pavía's curator insight, April 22, 1:47 PM

Historias que se cuentan con una sola imagen

Macarena González Pavía's comment, April 22, 1:59 PM
Increibles fotos sobre la realidad humana.
Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 27, 4:56 PM

The stories the pictures could tell!

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7 Social Media Trends That Are Shaping 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

7 Social Media Trends That Are Shaping 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
7 Social Media Trends That Are Shaping 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, April 16, 11:17 AM

funny how we forget the #relationship  on Social

Roberta Budvietas's curator insight, April 16, 3:48 PM

Interesting but I wonder if it is true

 

Thérèse SCHUBETZER - HEMERY's curator insight, April 17, 2:25 AM

Plus qu'un métier, une attitude

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Anne Lamott’s Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity

Anne Lamott’s Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life."

Anne Lamott'

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A beautifully written piece on writing!

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10 Tips for iPhone Night Photography - MOBILE TIPS

10 Tips for iPhone Night Photography - MOBILE TIPS | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Taking photos at night is one of the most challenging things you can do with the iPhone. While the iPhone takes great photos in daylight, the small camera
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Great resource!

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Mom's Response To Learning Her Son Is Transgender Will Take Your Breath Away

Mom's Response To Learning Her Son Is Transgender Will Take Your Breath Away | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
When Jodi Gholson Oliver announced her son is transgender, she didn't just announce it. She celebrated.

On March 27, Oliver, a hairstylist living in Las Vegas, posted a photo of a white stork delivering a blue bundle with the words "It's a B...
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Great educational slideshow at the bottom of the article as well!

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A Manifesto for Schools Visiting Art Museums

A Manifesto for Schools Visiting Art Museums | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it

An important aspect of our role as art museum educators is to welcome and induct teachers and their students into museum protocols in a way that is warm and inviting. 


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As a former tour guide at the Cleveland Museum of Art, I realize the importance of making children and schools welcome.  There are some museum employees that have difficulty with the noise level that accompanies groups of children.  It is vital to keep students engaged in their visit rather than scolding behavior being completely unrealistic regarding behavioral norms! 

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Why we love repetition in music – Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis – Aeon

Why we love repetition in music – Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis – Aeon | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Why do we listen to our favourite music over and over again? Because repeated sounds work magic in our brains

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So true!

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, March 19, 2:23 PM

This is a fabulous article and includes some simple experiments that are really quite eye - or should I say ear opening.  Building on the idea that repetition is fundamental to how we experience music, the author weaves a compelling story that most will find really interesting and insightful.

Angie Mc's curator insight, March 19, 2:45 PM

Fascinating article! Yet one more reason to include music in family life.

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Focus@will

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focus@will combines neuroscience + music to boost productivity and tune out distractions!

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, February 26, 1:35 PM

Apps like this are best approached with an open-minded skepticism. Open-minded because we're just beginning to see work on attention tools; skeptical because any mention of "neuroscience" raises the possibility of what has been called "neurobullocks" -- knowledge about the relationship between neural and attentional processes is very often nowhere near as precise as promoters would have us believe. Nevertheless, this is on my list to try out. I'll welcome feedback, both positive and negative, from anyone who tries this.

David McGavock's curator insight, February 27, 4:56 PM

I concur with Howard Rheingold's advice that consumers be wary of claims to boost attention and productivity. At the same time ,improving attention is a very useful skill in these daze of distraction. We are just learning more about what works. Share your review of this and other such apps with Howard.

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1871 to launch incubator for female entrepreneurs

1871 to launch incubator for female entrepreneurs | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
1871, the city's leading tech startup center, will announce Tuesday a dedicated incubator for female entrepreneurs, funded by Google , Motorola Mobility and the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which is run by Liz Lefkofsky , the wife of Groupon's chief executive.
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If you've ever been in a high tech incubator, it is so obvious that women are missing.  Congrats, 1871 for addressing this huge gap!!!!

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Google’s giving bus rides to poor San Franciscans. Is this what the Google city-state looks like?

Google’s giving bus rides to poor San Franciscans. Is this what the Google city-state looks like? | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
City residents are now asking for free rides for seniors. Will another tech company step in?
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The Google city-state of San Fran!

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This is One Hair-Raising Billboard | The Best of Imagination & Creativity

This is One Hair-Raising Billboard | The Best of Imagination & Creativity | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
We mean that literally
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I love the interactivity--such imagination and fun!

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Upworthy - A Librarian Tried Didn't Want To Loan Out Books to Genius Boy.

I wish I could have seen the look on that librarian's face. CLASSIC. — Adam Mordecai
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This shares the powerful pull of books and visuals of Star Trek...on one small boy.

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Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider

Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Pop!Tech/FlickrPopular author Malcolm GladwellDo some disadvantages come with a hidden upside? Malcolm Gladwell, popular author of books like "Outliers" and

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I love Gladwell!  Here he talks about how our disadvantages become advantages--often later in life.  For example, "the dyslexic  who compensates from a young age: If you can't complete your first-grade reading assignment, you get a friend to do it for you. That's delegating."

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, February 22, 6:32 AM

Gladwell gets props for helping to bring attention to dyslexia and the abilities many people with dyslexia often have. This is fertile ground for further exploration that may open doors of hope and possibility. But many (most?) people with dyslexia do not climb to the lofty heights of a Richard Branson and empirical research is a bit more cautious on the subject of a dyslexia-talent link. (See "Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light"—http://www.interdys.org/DyslexiaAndVisuospatialProcessing.htm . Also see http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/ for deeper discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities.

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Artists have unique brain structure

Artists have unique brain structure | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, April 17, 10:38 PM

A New brain research study and the results

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24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise. (Scroll down to the bottom of credits, or watch the video to find out.) The Boston agency posted this job listing online for a "director of operations" position at a company called Rehtom Inc.
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This made me laugh first---then tear-up.  Great post!  Thanks, Esma!  Love it.

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Rahm Emanuel Has Sharp Words for Chris Christie, Elizabeth Warren, and This Interviewer

Rahm Emanuel Has Sharp Words for Chris Christie, Elizabeth Warren, and This Interviewer | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Stark raving Rahm on gentrification, the middle east, and the perils of income-inequality politics
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I admit to being hooked on the TV show "Chicagoland". After all, it's mostly about schools and children, and I spend a lot time there.  And because of the show, love him or leave him, intrigued by Rahm's quirky and brazenly blunt personality.  Rahm's so tough he could be a Clevelander. This Q & A showcases his thorny, almost humorous style.   I certainly wouldn't want to interview him!  Oh, and good luck Chicago Teacher's Union getting through to this guy...ain't gonna happen.

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25+ tools to make the most of Pinterest

25+ tools to make the most of Pinterest | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
According to a recent Piqora study, an item shared on Pinterest generates 78 cents in sales. Half of orders also happen after 2 and a half months of pinning. Another interesting number: On average, pins are 100 times more viral than Tweets! Pretty incredible, right?

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 5, 7:59 PM

A new compilation of tools to make the most of your pinterest boards

sarah's curator insight, April 6, 4:42 AM

intéressant,pour mieux exploiter les tableaux.

Pawan Webworld's curator insight, April 12, 8:25 AM

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The Things She Carried

The Things She Carried | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Why does American literature ignore women in combat roles?
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Insightful; an opening for a creative writer sort...

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The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
From country music to herbal cocktails to horseshoe crabs to Rodin, our third annual list takes you to cultural gems worth mining
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One of the best top 20 lists compiled!  My Vermont friends will feel they REALLY nailed it (although I would also include Burlington but maybe too big?).  The list includes one of Cleveland, Ohio's top get-away places--an area that deserves the #1 spot.  Lastly,  there is no one in Arizona that wouldn't say Sedona is one of the most scenic places on the entire earth....   

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Common point between BuzzFeed and Time magazine? Both started as a news clipping service.

Common point between BuzzFeed and Time magazine? Both started as a news clipping service. | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
BuzzFeed co-founder Jonah Peretti wrote a kind of open letter to his employees recently, in which he compared the rapidly growing viral-content empire to Time magazine.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 11, 12:55 PM

Quoting from this letter: "Time began as a clipping service in a small office. A group of writers subscribed to a dozen newspapers and summarized the most important stories, rewriting the news in a more digestible format. BuzzFeed also started as a clipping service in a small office seven years ago. Instead of subscribing to newspapers, we surfed the web.”"


Interesting read showing how great content curation was the starting point in both stories.

Elliot Walker's curator insight, March 27, 6:17 AM

Interesting point made here about content curation, with BuzzFeed comparing itself to Time magazine as they both started as a news clipping service. Which leads to the question: is there any truly unique content in the online news space?

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Using Design Process: Designing people-friendly organizations

Using Design Process: Designing people-friendly organizations | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
How can we use the design process to build more people-centered organizations? (How might we use design thinking to build more people-friendly organisations?
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Renoir's True Colors: Science Solves a Mystery - YouTube

Follow the museum conservation department's intrepid detectives as they do what it takes to get the scoop on Madame Clapisson's elusive past. Intrigued? Visi...
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Fascinating! 

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Infographic - Data Never Sleeps | Domo

Infographic - Data Never Sleeps | Domo | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Check out Domo's latest Infographic - Data Never Sleeps
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Every day, every minute tons of data is being downloaded. Just how much you ask?  Check it out here...!

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NYT’s David Carr Embraces ‘New Skin’ on Old News Models - Shorenstein Center

NYT’s David Carr Embraces ‘New Skin’ on Old News Models - Shorenstein Center | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
David Carr, media and culture columnist for The New York Times, shared his thoughts on changing media models, and how old and new media “are marching toward each other.”
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Required reading and listening for anyone in the media business...

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The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized [Video]

The Science Is In: Elephants Are Even Smarter Than We Realized [Video] | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
We now have solid evidence that elephants are some of the most intelligent, social and empathic animals around—so how can we justify keeping them in captivity?
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We were looking at elephants for years from a human lens and not incorporating their abilities and limitations into the research.  Now we just need to get the zoo's and poachers to love them the way many people do...

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