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The slow death of purposeless walking

The slow death of purposeless walking | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking and thinking. But are people losing their love of the purposeless walk?

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Monthly 'Ladies' Home Journal' to fold after 131 years

Monthly 'Ladies' Home Journal' to fold after 131 years | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Another one bites the newsstand dust.
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The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
No one said building a company was easy. But it's time to be honest about how brutal it really is--and the price so many founders secretly pay.
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9 Things People Just Don't Get About Entrepreneurs

9 Things People Just Don't Get About Entrepreneurs | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs do what they do for reasons most people will never understand--unless they're also entrepreneurs.
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How to Deal With Crappy People

How to Deal With Crappy People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Ugh, I’m disgusted with my brain. I see people walking down the street and there’s like this killer inside me providing running nasty commentary about each person. Do you do this also?I have to stop
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50 things you don’t need to do anymore — Thanks to Technology!

50 things you don’t need to do anymore — Thanks to Technology! | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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How Selecting the Best Mentors Will Stimulate Thinking and Learning

How Selecting the Best Mentors Will Stimulate Thinking and Learning | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
I like to read … why? To be entertained, learn new things, and stimulate thinking. Both Seth Godin and Tom Peters are silent mentors that are my favorites.
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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.

 

Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.


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Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 4:42 AM
that is the decade of digital age
Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 2:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 6:55 PM

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"When you’re standing in front of a classroom of students who’re not quite sure they even want to be in your class, much less pay attention to what’s being said, things like neuroscience, research studies, and teaching the way the brain learns are an abstraction.

Yet, brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning."


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strong>Referencing Beth Dichter's insight:What if we were able to design our curriculum to support the way the brain learns? Would our students be more engaged in class? Learn about this new model, Teach the Way the Brain Learns, in this post. There is a short discussion about some of the concepts as well as six brain targets, each of which includes a brief neuroscience explanation as well as a "translation" so that you will understand how to implement each target in your classroom. What are some of the targets? Brain Target 1: Establish the emotional climate for learning What does this mean? "Stress impedes learning." Make connections with students and then begin the lesson. Brain Target 2: Creating the Physical Learning Environment What does this mean? The physical space impacts our students. Changing the space may help them learn. What changes could you make in your classroom? Four additional brain targets are provided. You may also want to check out the website Brain Targeted Teaching (http://www.braintargetedteaching.org/) where you will find additional information as well as sample units that utilize this method (and a template to create your own lessons).
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 18, 7:13 PM

What if we were able to design our curriculum to support the way the brain learns? Would our students be more engaged in class? Learn about this new model, Teach the Way the Brain Learns, in this post. There is a short discussion about some of the concepts as well as six brain targets, each of which includes a brief neuroscience explanation as well as a "translation" so that you will understand how to implement each target in your classroom.

What are some of the targets?

Brain Target 1: Establish the emotional climate for learning

What does this mean? "Stress impedes learning." Make connections with students and then begin the lesson.

Brain Target 2: Creating the Physical Learning Environment

What does this mean? The physical space impacts our students. Changing the space may help them learn. What changes could you make in your classroom?

Four additional brain targets are provided. You may also want to check out the website Brain Targeted Teaching (http://www.braintargetedteaching.org/) where you will find additional information as well as sample units that utilize this method (and a template to create your own lessons).

Nicole Wallace's curator insight, March 18, 9:57 PM

Great comments in here and how it links to neurobiology.

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Why Creative Collaboration Is a Solution for Tough Business Problems

Why Creative Collaboration Is a Solution for Tough Business Problems | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Have you tried a brainstorming session with your team to create solution ideas? Brainstorming is a great way to jumpstart the team’s creative collaboration.
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speaks to the power of synergy

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Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale - Search Engine Journal

Visual Storytelling: Why Data Visualization is a Content Marketing Fairytale - Search Engine Journal | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
To make your Content Marketing work stand out you need to combine visual elements through storytelling. Read to learn more on data visualization.
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I like Ally Greer's insight:

 

It's true that the human brain favors visual content because it's easier to process and understand. According to this post, readers will only actually read 28% of the words on a page. Why create so much if it might not even be read?

 

 

 

Keeping this in mind for content marketing can lead to some great visual storytelling - this piece explains some of the steps to building the perfect story to keep the brains of your audience engaged for an optimal amount of time.

 

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You'd think it's just a guy randomly walking in the snow, but look from above and... WOW!

You'd think it's just a guy randomly walking in the snow, but look from above and... WOW! | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

You probably never heard of Simon Beck before, but after seeing what he's able to create just walking for ours on the snow, his name will probably be imprinted in your memory forever. 


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talk about walking 10 miles in the the snow!
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Answering Work Emails at Night Makes You a Worse Employee in the Morning

Answering Work Emails at Night Makes You a Worse Employee in the Morning | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

We know that looking at smartphones or laptops before bed can disrupt sleep, but did you know that it can also leave you unable to focus the next day?


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Ladies’ Home Journal to Become a Quarterly

Ladies’ Home Journal to Become a Quarterly | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The Meredith Corporation announced that the women’s magazine will no longer publish monthly.
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Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands (Wired UK)

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands (Wired UK) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands
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Blood Moon Will Be A Sight To Behold During Total Lunar Eclipse - 14 April 2014 - YouTube

Blood Moon Will Be A Sight To Behold During Total Lunar Eclipse - 14 April 2014 Turn your gaze to the stars tonight for an eerie and spectacular view of the ...

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6 Ways to Deal With Frustrating People

6 Ways to Deal With Frustrating People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Are some people driving you crazy and blocking your path to success? Try these six tips to remove them as obstacles.
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7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?
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520 million is a big number | Teague's Tech Tricks

520 million is a big number | Teague's Tech Tricks | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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We are writing:

154.6 billion emails
400 million tweets
16 billion words on Facebook
52 TRILLION words on email and social media*
(*equivalent to 520 million books) --from Tom Peters' blog

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The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude - YouTube

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? Join us as we take an experimental approach on what makes people happier. Behind the Scenes of the episode!...
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originally seen on @Barb Jemmott's Life @ Work

You’ll never know how significant the effect of expressing gratitude is until you really do so.

“Gratitude is a kind of meta-strategy for achieving happiness. It is wonder; it is appreciation; it is looking on the bright side of a setback; it is fathoming abundance; it is thanking someone in your life; it is thanking God; it is ‘counting blessings.’ It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is coping; it is present-oriented.”  - Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness

 

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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear."


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How do we learn best? This is a critical question for educators to understand and to keep up-to-date with research, and this post from the National Geographic looks at new research that shows that our auditory memory is not as robust as our visual and tactile memory.

Much more information is available in the post but the shorthand is that having students engage as many senses as possible is the best way for us to reach our learners!

David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 1:33 PM

Important to remember that we structure classrooms to support learning.

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Extended Sleeplessness Leads to Irreversible Brain Damage - US News

Extended Sleeplessness Leads to Irreversible Brain Damage - US News | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
While
pulling a late night once in a while isn’t great for your health, repeated
all-nighters could lead to permanent brain damage.
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Can you learn to be creative?

Can you learn to be creative? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?
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It might be time to revisit the box which contains the toys again.  Can you learn to be creative? Can we "grow" a creative kid?

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8 productivity proverbs backed up with interesting stats

Some productivity lessons have endured through the ages for a reason. They work. We have put together a collection of productivity proverbs and backed them u...

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Patrick Killian's curator insight, February 27, 9:40 PM

start working out your goal little by little, at the end you will succeed.

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Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again...

Think Empathy's Just a Nice Idea? Think Again... | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Empathy In Action: How a Concept is Making Real Change In the World

 

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What this story teaches us is this:

Empathy can change the world.

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Doug Dietz decided that just doing his job wasn't enough, so he made some huge waves affecting the lives of many families. Seeing one child's pain and feeling that it was unacceptable, he committed his own time, energy, money and resources to finding a solution that would make the stress and fear go away for countless sick children.

 

Having spent years of his life devoted to streamlining and perfecting the MRI machine, it wasn't until he took a human-centered approach to design and innovation, letting compassion and empathy for others be his guide, that he began to truly push the limits of his work and find avenues of progress he couldn't have imagined before.

by Lysa Heslov


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