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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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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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This Guy Took a Photo Every Time He Saw Someone Reading a Book on the Subway

This Guy Took a Photo Every Time He Saw Someone Reading a Book on the Subway | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Reinier Gerritsen doesn’t think books will be around much longer. That’s why you see them everywhere you look in his series, “The Last Book,” which is on display at New York City’s Julie Saul Gallery through Feb. 7.  Like a scientist cataloging the last of an endangered species, the Dutch photographer wandered the...
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The pictures in this project are a great reminder of the huge value of reading. #timetoread

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The web has stolen my creativity. I need the time and space to think …

The web has stolen my creativity. I need the time and space to think … | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg may have discovered the book but Facebook – and the rest of the web – is the enemy of deep thought

Via Creativity For Life, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Reflection is needed among the young and brilliant

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U.S. Founding Documents | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

U.S. Founding Documents | Congress.gov | Library of Congress | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
U.S. Constitution, Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights, and 1774-1875 documents and debates
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Make a New Year's Resolution to Read the U.S. Constitution

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ESC | About the ESC | ESC Press Office | ESC Press Releases | Yoga has the same potential as exercise to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease

ESC | About the ESC | ESC Press Office | ESC Press Releases | Yoga has the same potential as exercise to reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular disease | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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"individuals who cannot or prefer not to perform traditional aerobic exercise might still achieve similar benefits in [cardiovascular] risk reduction."

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Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:05 AM

"individuals who cannot or prefer not to perform traditional aerobic exercise might still achieve similar benefits in [cardiovascular] risk reduction."

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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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John Rudkin's curator insight, March 23, 4:49 AM

Digital Leader!  Yes.

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

añada su visión ...

Carol Rine's curator insight, Today, 11:05 AM

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

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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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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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Helpful infographic included

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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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62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
For the last couple years, Jill Harness has been rounding up the world's most beautiful libraries by continent. Here they are all in one place, in no particular order.
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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
What should a curated piece of content look like? Paint the perfect post with these five elements.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 AM

Curation is something I have been slowly learning to do better and I really enjoyed the tips given in this infographic. Anyone using these tips already?

Gina Tucker's curator insight, January 15, 8:33 PM

How to maximize the imapct of your curated post! 

Liliana Suleiman's curator insight, January 19, 4:26 AM

#ContentCuration made simple.

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Lost memories might be able to be restored, new UCLA study indicates - PsyPost

Lost memories might be able to be restored, new UCLA study indicates - PsyPost | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

CLANew UCLA research indicates that lost memories can be restored. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. For d ...

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“Long-term memory is not stored at the synapse,” said David Glanzman, a senior author of the study, and a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology. “That’s a radical idea, but that’s where the evidence leads. The nervous system appears to be able to regenerate lost synaptic connections. If you can restore the synaptic connections, the memory will come back. It won’t be easy, but I believe it’s possible.”

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Helen Teague's curator insight, January 12, 9:24 AM

“Long-term memory is not stored at the synapse,” said David Glanzman, a senior author of the study, and a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology. “That’s a radical idea, but that’s where the evidence leads. The nervous system appears to be able to regenerate lost synaptic connections. If you can restore the synaptic connections, the memory will come back. It won’t be easy, but I believe it’s possible.”

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Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease

Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so, and they're doing something about it. They launched an initiative to bring information on food and drink and added sugar to the public by reviewing more than 8,000 scientific papers that show ...
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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!