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Astronomy Picture of the Day

A different astronomy and space science
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Amazing time-video of Namibia's night sky. Must see!

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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How to Press Publish: Share Yourself With The World #cswshare | Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living

How to Press Publish: Share Yourself With The World #cswshare | Inspiration and Encouragement for Mindful Living | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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catching our ego keeping us small... #cswshare

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No Ordinary Disruption: The four forces breaking all the trends

Out with the old assumptions, in with McKinsey Global Institute's new book on the four disruptive forces reshaping the world, "No Ordinary Disruption": http://…

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WestJet #SmartSeats: the best way to board a plane - YouTube

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Puts the "dis" in Disruptive Technology

 

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The Singapore that Lee Kuan Yew built

The Singapore that Lee Kuan Yew built | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Mr Lee Kuan Yew's victory speech in 1959, after being elected Singapore's first Prime Minister, foretold the transformation of the country from a tiny slum-ridden trading post into a global metropolis by the time he stepped down in 1990.
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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
By Abhijit Bhaduri and Bill Fischer Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid [...]

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, March 23, 5:09 AM

añada su visión ...

Carol Rine's curator insight, March 27, 11:05 AM

Excellent comparison. I am challenged by some of these! #AlwaysGrowing

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 29, 3:28 PM

Le digital a certainement changé notre façon d'être. Ici l'auteur fait une extrapolation vers le leadership du 21st siècle. Évidemment les choses ne sont pas aussi noir/blanc. Il faut des styles de management différents selon les situations.

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A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind | Mindful

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind | Mindful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A steady dose of toxic energy from higher-ups will encourage valuable team members to update their résumés rather than their to-do lists.
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Your mind at work...inforgraphic

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Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.
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best cure for jet lag for me in Singapore this week has been a sauna and lots, lots, lots of water

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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 10, 5:37 PM

best cure for jet lag for me in Singapore this week has been a sauna and lots, lots, lots of water

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Thoughts from Singapore Delegation | CoSN

Thoughts from Singapore Delegation | CoSN | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Ann McMullan participated in CoSN's Senior Delegation to Singapore last week and is sharing some of her highlights from the trip here.
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a very informative article by Ann McMullan

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Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University

Learning languages is a workout for brains, both young and old | Penn State University | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Such changes, Li and colleagues suggested while reviewing a number of related studies, are consistent with anatomical changes that can occur in the brain as a result of learning a second language, no matter the age of the learner, as they reported in a recent issue of Cortex.

Via Nik Peachey
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very useful article and I like the multigenerational emphasis

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, February 9, 8:29 AM

Never stop learning. This also has implications on how to teach. If brains show similar growth and adaptability in adults as children in learning a language, the question of methods of teaching comes into play.

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, February 9, 11:39 PM

I really love languages but I have only ever really mastered one.  Here's proof that one of my future goals really needs to be to decide and commit to Spanish, French or Indonesian... 

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 22, 8:28 AM

There are parts of our brain laying dormant. Wake them up and learn a language . You are never to young or old to learn.

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Thoughts Are Not Facts | Mindful

Thoughts Are Not Facts | Mindful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Next time your mind jumps to a conclusion that inevitably sends in you in a spiral toward depression or anxiety, check to see where your head was at the time of that interpretation.
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A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind | Mindful

A Relaxed Mind is a Productive Mind | Mindful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A steady dose of toxic energy from higher-ups will encourage valuable team members to update their résumés rather than their to-do lists.
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In 2000, Caroline Bartel at New York University and Richard Saavedra at the University of Michigan found that in 70 work teams across diverse industries, people in meetings together ended up sharing moods—both good and bad—within two hours. One study asked teams of nurses and accountants to monitor their moods over weeks; researchers discovered that their emotions tracked together, and they were largely independent of each team’s shared hassles. Groups, therefore, like individuals, ride emotional roller coasters, sharing everything from jealousy to angst to euphoria.

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Unleashing the Introverted Leader

The reality is that introversion has little to do with our levels of social  comfort or verbosity. Rather, it reflects on our energy source. Extroverts are people who gain their energy from others. They walk into a room and feel energized, feeding off of the collective energy as they navigate through the crowd. They seek other’s company and feel somehow incomplete if they are left in isolation for too long.

Introverts, in contrast, gain their energy from quiet, private time. They love to think and reflect privately, with the door closed, and enter into public settings out of necessity rather than preference. While many introverts can be described as quiet, introverts are more than capable of speaking and engaging as circumstances dictate. It’s more about their preferences and inclinations rather than their disposition or capacity.

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Introverts, in contrast, gain their energy from quiet, private time. They love to think and reflect privately, with the door closed, and enter into public settings out of necessity rather than preference. While many introverts can be described as quiet, introverts are more than capable of speaking and engaging as circumstances dictate. It’s more about their preferences and inclinations rather than their disposition or capacity.

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5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Feeling poor on tax day? Here are some tips you can do every Monday that will improve your mood by next April.
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good tips here...every little bit helps...

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A Smart Way to Add Power Outlets Where You Need Them

A Smart Way to Add Power Outlets Where You Need Them | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Thread by Steelcase is a new power tower for a new era

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ordering this...definitely ordering this

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
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Which type are you?

originally seen on Lawrence Loo Kang's FB wall...

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Millennials Are More Scared of the Internet Than Their Grandparents

Millennials Are More Scared of the Internet Than Their Grandparents | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The Internet is everywhere, and required for almost every job in some way. But a lack of skills has some millennials worried they're not cut out for a new job.
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Are millennials afraid or more aware of the dangers?

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5 Steps to Wind Down and Falling Asleep | Mindful

seeHow to stop tossing and turning and get some quality shut-eye.

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a graduated approach, as described here, seems to work best

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Too Much Praise Can Turn Kids Into Narcissists, Study Suggests

Too Much Praise Can Turn Kids Into Narcissists, Study Suggests | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Boosting your child’s self-esteem is good – fostering narcissism is not.
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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.
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great read...especially right after High Tea @ Singapore Raffles Hotel

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Understand your body clock: Are you a lark or an owl? | CourseiQ

Understand your body clock: Are you a lark or an owl? | CourseiQ | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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6-question quiz included...kinda interesting!

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
From inspiring life-long learning to empowering teachers, these organizations are taking the education business to school.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A few surprises in this list

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Ben Ricchio's curator insight, February 11, 11:43 AM

Special shoutout to "Revolution Foods" and "Teachers Pay Teachers"

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 4:34 PM

There are some interesting ideas here. With a concept and structure like Ed Camps, what does that mean to the way School is organized? I would think it might lead to change the status quo won't like.

 

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 12, 11:31 AM

This is the MUST read text.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Break Free From Being 'Too Busy' | Mindful

4 Reasons Why You Should Break Free From Being 'Too Busy' | Mindful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Our culture is obsessed with busy-ness. Here's why 2015 is the year you can stop feeling busy.
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Rogers suggests 4 ways to combat that busy feeling by changing a few everyday habits.

One the authors of the post would add to the list?

Do nothing. 

Yes, sweet, glorious nothing.

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Your college major is a pretty good indication of how smart you are

Your college major is a pretty good indication of how smart you are | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Seven decades of test scores don't lie.
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4siders - Welcome to Yerkaland

4siders - Welcome to Yerkaland | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Polish artist Jacek Yerka creates amazing surrealistic paintings called “4siders” that have a peculiar catch – by rotating each image, they reveal new places and landscapes that melt into each other.


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slightly disorienting...but a nice way to illustrate 360-degree point of view

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