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Quinoa should be taking over the world. This is why it isn’t.

Quinoa should be taking over the world. This is why it isn’t. | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Why many great crops never go mainstream in America.
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Athlete’s dilemma

Athlete’s dilemma | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
TWO sprinters may have got caught doing it this week. And a cyclist didn’t do it, but it is so common in his sport that what he did do without doing it is even...
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Can You Name This City Just by Its Starbucks Locations?

Can You Name This City Just by Its Starbucks Locations? | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
First World problem: There are four Starbucks locations around my house, and I never know which one to go to because the coffee-deprived slog to each is the same half-mile length.
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How to Sell a Lie

How to Sell a Lie | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Our minds did not evolve for philosophy seminars, they evolved to make decisions based on limited information. And that fact can be manipulated.
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Lust, monkeys and the science of human desire

Lust, monkeys and the science of human desire | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Scientists studying monkeys, and women too, think that popular ideas about female desire may be wrong.
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THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 15 Really Strange Beaches

THE WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 15 Really Strange Beaches | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Sandy stretches of gray, brown or even white are the world's norm. Even rocky beaches or those with sheer cliffs barring passage for everyone save the bravest adventurers are not rare.
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B.S. Report - ESPN

B.S. Report - ESPN | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Nate Silver and Malcolm Gladwell join Bill to discuss how periodicals are adjusting to the Internet age; PED use in sports; and Nate's vision for his new partnership with ESPN
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Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression

Screw you! The psychology of anger and aggression | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Supposedly sensible people have been very angry online recently. What is it that could cause this to happen?
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The Quality of Life

The idea of quality of life is very twentieth-century.
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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

A few weeks ago I wrote about my recent participation in the 2013 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation, an Aspen Institute event that took a close look at the impact of digital technologies on the evolution of companies and other organizations....
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Facebook Guide for Educators – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Facebook Guide for Educators – Technology Enhanced Learning Blog | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
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Self-assessment and self-remediation

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Overcoming isolationActive learningControlling learning behavioursDiagnosis and remediationStudent responsibility for learning

 

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What is the Quantified Self Now?

What is the Quantified Self Now? | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
We're happy to post this wonderful essay by the thoughtful QS participant and scholar, Whitney Erin Boesel.
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Attention, Shoppers: Store Is Tracking Your Cell

Attention, Shoppers: Store Is Tracking Your Cell | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Using video surveillance, and signals from shoppers’ cellphones and apps, retailers are tracking customers’ behavior and moods.
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The Decline and Fall of the Book Cover

The Decline and Fall of the Book Cover | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
There’s clearly some brutally efficient Darwinian process at work here, because certain images spread like evolutionary adaptations and quickly become ubiquitous.
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No Menstrual Hygiene For Indian Women Holds Economy Back

No Menstrual Hygiene For Indian Women Holds Economy Back | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Sushma Devi, a mother of three in Northern India, stores her “moon cup” on the window sill of the mud-brick veranda that shelters the family goats.
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20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and I see this generation making their own.
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Go ahead, have a glass of wine during pregnancy, writes Emily Oster

Go ahead, have a glass of wine during pregnancy, writes Emily Oster | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Modern pregnancy comes with a long list of strict rules, but does it have to? Economist Emily Oster examines the data and finds room for choice amid the familiar limits.
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The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.)
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Hollywood's Biggest Bang for Its Buck

Hollywood's Biggest Bang for Its Buck | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A look at which film genres have the biggest return on investment.
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Why do so many Dutch people cycle?

Why do so many Dutch people cycle? | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
How come the Netherlands has it nailed when it comes to cycling? And how did the bicycle become synonymous with Dutch culture? Anna Holligan takes to the saddle to find out.
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Do We Need $75,000 a Year to Be Happy?

Do We Need $75,000 a Year to Be Happy? | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A new study by Princeton University researchers puts a figure on happiness: $75,000 a year
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[Report] The Collaborative Economy, by Jeremiah Owyang

Social technologies radically disrupted communications, marketing, and customer care. With these same technologies, customers are now sharing products and servi
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The Quality of Life

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Education and Venture Capital Funding

This isn't my usual kind of post. After all, I'm a classroom teacher. But as I've been writing about lately, I'm thinking more about the tools that we are using in our classrooms and the costs (eco...
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