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Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss
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John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

'Creativity is not a talent.It is a way of operating.'...
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Soy and Menopause Symptoms: MedlinePlus Health News Video

Does soy take the "heat" out of a hot flash? According to brand new research, the answer is no.

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Genital injuries send thousands to emergency care each year: study: MedlinePlus

Genital injuries send thousands to emergency care each year:

 

'The types of injuries [also] differed by age and sex. Men were injured the most, accounting for about two thirds of the emergency room visits.

 

Sporting items were the most common cause of injuries among people of all ages. These included bicycles as well as basketball, soccer, football and baseball equipment.

 

Breyer said one example of damage from a sporting item is people falling forward on their bicycles and landing on the center bar. Padding or cushioning could help avoid injuries.'

 

.....................why don't they just remove the bar??????

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Super-efficient solar-energy technology: ‘Solar steam’ so effective it can make steam from icy cold water

Super-efficient solar-energy technology: ‘Solar steam’ so effective it can make steam from icy cold water | this curious life | Scoop.it
Scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water.
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Social Media Demographics [infographic]

Social Media Demographics [infographic] | this curious life | Scoop.it

Steadily increasing usage worldwide shows remarkable figures about social media demographics...


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You find some brilliant infographics lauren, thanks! Re-scooped!
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War by Twitter in Gaza conflict - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

War by Twitter in Gaza conflict - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
In perhaps the world's first announcement of a military campaign via Twitter, the Israeli Defence Force tweeted live its strike that killed the leader of Hamas’s military wing.
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Concept Mapping Tools

Concept Mapping Tools | this curious life | Scoop.it

Concept mapping tools allow you or your students to visually depict a system by creating a map in which nodes represent ideas or facts, and lines or arrows between nodes represent relationships (for example, cause-and-effect relationships, a category and sub-cate gory relationships, and so on) ...

 

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The Psychology of Gift Giving: Unique and Expensive or Ordinary but Useful? ~ Science Storiented

The Psychology of Gift Giving: Unique and Expensive or Ordinary but Useful? ~ Science Storiented | this curious life | Scoop.it

The Psychology of Gift Giving: Unique and Expensive or Ordinary but Useful?

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Staying Power: The enduring footprint of Australian film

'[Australian film has the] ability to tell our stories through image and sound, infused with cultural nuances, has a powerful impact on how Australians see themselves, how they see others and how others see Australians.

 

Feature films lead this charge.'

 

Patterns of screen media consumership were analysed over a five year period revealing motivation for and changing manner of consumption.

 

http://apo.org.au/research/staying-power-enduring-footprint-australian-film

 

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Baby boomers fuel $700m skin cancer blowout - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Baby boomers fuel $700m skin cancer blowout - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
The cost of treating skin cancer is set to rise by more than $700 million over the next five years as the Australian population ages.
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8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do

8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do | this curious life | Scoop.it
The most successful people in business work differently. See what they do--and why it works.
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Lonesome George Not the Last of His Kind, After All?

Lonesome George Not the Last of His Kind, After All? | this curious life | Scoop.it
Maybe the late, lamented Galápagos tortoise wasn't the end of his line, after all. A DNA shocker is spurring a hunt for living cousins.

 

'Now, in an area known as Volcano Wolf—on the secluded northern tip of Isabela, another Galápagos island—the researchers have identified 17 hybrid descendants of C.n. abingdoni within a population of 1,667 tortoises.

 

Genetic testing identified three males, nine females, and five juveniles (under the age of 20) with DNA from C.n. abingdoni. The presence of juveniles suggests that purebred specimens may exist on the island too, the researchers said.

 

"Even the parents of some of the older individuals may still be alive today, given that tortoises live for so long and that we detected high levels of ancestry in a few of these hybrids," Yale evolutionary biologist Danielle Edwards said.'

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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers | this curious life | Scoop.it
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
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20 percent of youth with HIV didn’t know they were infected at first sexual experience, November 9, 2012 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Roughly 20 percent of youth who have had HIV since birth did not know their HIV status when they first became sexually active, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health-supported research network.

 

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Roughly 20 percent of youth who have had HIV since birth did not know their HIV status when they first became sexually active, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health-supported research network.

 

The study also found that, of those youth who knew they had HIV and who were asked about disclosure of their HIV status to their first sexual partners, most reported that they had not told their partner prior to sexual activity.

 

Moreover, most of these sexually active youth reported some sexual activity without condom use.

 

The study authors recommend that families and caregivers inform children about their HIV status before they reach adolescence and become sexually active. The authors also urge physicians and other health care providers to make sure that youth living with HIV understand the importance of safer sex practices and of disclosing HIV status to prospective partners. The study authors called for additional studies to identify the most effective methods for helping youth with HIV adhere to recommendations for safer sex practices.'

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Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk

Aspartame-Cancer Link Exposed: Increasing Your Cancer Risk | this curious life | Scoop.it
It seems the aspartame-cancer link has been exposed...again, with recent research revealing how various cancers are triggered by aspartame and diet soda.

 

'One can of diet soda each day can increase leukemia risk in men and women by 42 percent, increase multiple myeloma risk in men by 102 percent, and increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 31 percent in men.'

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Trailer PARRADOX

A touching and humorous rollercoaster ride through the European filmmaking world from the 60s to the 90s. The film tells the rise and fall of Pim de la Parra, a crazy, controversial and creative genius, and of his resurrection.


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Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence

Scientists See Advances in Deep Learning, a Part of Artificial Intelligence | this curious life | Scoop.it
Advances in an artificial intelligence technology that can recognize patterns offer the possibility of machines that perform human activities like seeing, listening and thinking.

 

'The technology, called deep learning, has already been put to use in services like Apple’s Siri virtual personal assistant, which is based on Nuance Communications’ speech recognition service, and in Google’s Street View, which uses machine vision to identify specific addresses.

 

But what is new in recent months is the growing speed and accuracy of deep-learning programs, often called artificial neural networks or just “neural nets” for their resemblance to the neural connections in the brain.

 

“There has been a number of stunning new results with deep-learning methods,” said Yann LeCun, a computer scientist at New York University who did pioneering research in handwriting recognition at Bell Laboratories. “The kind of jump we are seeing in the accuracy of these systems is very rare indeed.”'

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Content Curation for Professional Development

Content Curation for Professional Development | this curious life | Scoop.it

"Over half a century ago, management guru Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker. Compared to the manual laborer, ===> the knowledge worker focused on quality over quantity and worked more independently as problem solvers." <===

 

Over the many applications of Social Content Curation, Professional Development has been a strong trend. We keep observing it on Scoop.it but it's also been reported by Social Media influencers.

 

As more and more of us become Knowledge Worker, it should be no suprise that Content takes a growing importance on our Professional lives. So here's our take on it and why we announced this new integration with LinkedIn earlier today.


Via Guillaume Decugis, Kim Flintoff, Ken Morrison, Louise Robinson-Lay, Amanda McAndrew, Gust MEES, Jan Bergmans
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Smartphone-triggered pet feeder connects to social media

Smartphone-triggered pet feeder connects to social media | this curious life | Scoop.it

Hook your pets up with a high-tech feeding solution. The Pintofeed watches portions, automatically serves up meals, and texts feeding alerts to the owner.


(...) Pintofeed can send notifications of feeding start times, portions, feeding end times, and errors via e-mail, text, Twitter, and Facebook. That's right, your pet's food bowl could also be your Facebook buddy.


Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.

 

can you say, QUANTIFIED CAT??



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Can You Move It And Work It On A Treadmill Desk? : NPR

Researchers and companies are bringing movement back into the office with treadmill desks, walking meetings and games. Employees say it has helped them lose weight and be more productive.

 

'James Levine, an obesity expert at the Mayo Clinic came up with the idea of the treadmill desk. He says that since the 1960s, work spaces have been designed to minimize movement. It's a culturally ingrained mindset, he says, which dominates much of our lives today.

 

Levine is on a mission to get any kind of movement into the workplace and the workday and has consulted with a number of companies nationwide to help them do this. The most popular activity by far, he says, is the "walk and talk" meeting. "They're generally shorter, more productive, and people don't fall asleep during walk-and-talk meetings."'

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How many fake Sandy pictures were really shared on social media? | Australian Policy Online

How many fake Sandy pictures were really shared on social media? | Australian Policy Online | this curious life | Scoop.it

' ........ our team's research on Twitter use during the 2011 Queensland Floods showed that images and videos were shared more than any other category of content – including official emergency information and mainstream news reports.

 

Hurricane Sandy was no different, except perhaps for the controversies surrounding the circulation of fake or photoshopped storm images, an issue widely covered in the media, as social media users raced to question and debunk the fakes.'

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Frogs - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Frogs - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
The frog as miracle worker, prince, sex education tool, weather barometer - and food. Charlotte Sleigh covers it all, in this survey of humankind's ambivalent, and at times, confusing, attitudes to frogs and toads.
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Researchers document world-first fire tornado - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Researchers document world-first fire tornado - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | this curious life | Scoop.it
The world's first confirmed case of a fire tornado has been documented by Canberra researchers, using evidence collected from the devastating 2003 Canberra bushfires.
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New "Devil Worm" Is Deepest-Living Animal

New "Devil Worm" Is Deepest-Living Animal | this curious life | Scoop.it
Found miles under the Earth, a newfound worm species is the deepest-dwelling animal yet discovered, a new study says.
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