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The 11 Best Nonfiction Books of 2012 | Inside Higher Ed

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

 

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland

 

The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don't by Nate Silver

 

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

 

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney


Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler


Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas

 

Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent by Edward Luce

 

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles by Ruchir Sharma

 

The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future by Joseph E. Stiglitz

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TED Blog | 3 moments in 2012 that show YouTube may overtake traditional news

TED Blog | 3 moments in 2012 that show YouTube may overtake traditional news | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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The college textbook bubble and how the “open educational resources” movement is going up against the textbook cartel | AEIdeas

The college textbook bubble and how the “open educational resources” movement is going up against the textbook cartel | AEIdeas | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
The public policy blog of the American Enterprise Institute
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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.

Since the dawn of recorded history, we've been using vi
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Eating Oil, Eating Sunshine: Michael Pollan, Journalism, UC Berkeley

Edible Education: Michael Pollan provides a course introduction and overview of the challenges and opportunities of our food system. Sponsored by the Edible ...
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Four Unexpected Macro Trends for 2013 and Beyond

Four Unexpected Macro Trends for 2013 and Beyond | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it

1.) The Shift to Natural Gas Vehicles
2.) The Great Insourcing Movement – The Pendulum Swings Back Again
3.) Multidimensional Literacy – The Evolution of Consumable Information
4.) The Legalized Marijuana Movement – Nudging the Snowflake that Started the Avalanche

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Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed

Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
A weak labor market has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed.
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All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last

All the 2012 Best-of Reading Lists, Together at Last | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
The year's finest reading, organized by subject.

By popular demand, here are all of this year's best-of omnibus reading lists, in one sha
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The Habits That Make You Live Longer - Edudemic

The Habits That Make You Live Longer - Edudemic | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
So you want to live forever. Who doesn't? Your first step should be taking a look at these habits that make you live longer. Let us know if they work!
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Degrees and Debt: Part 1 | Inside Higher Ed

Degrees and Debt: Part 1 | Inside Higher Ed | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
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On one hand, a college degree has become increasingly important in a knowledge economy. On the other hand, costs have increased and more people are borrowing more money to attend college.

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医生的临终选择为何与众不同?_冬天的素描_新浪博客

医生的临终选择为何与众不同?_冬天的素描_新浪博客 | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
医生的临终选择为何与众不同?_冬天的素描_新浪博客,冬天的素描,...
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Los Angeles Review of Books - Philosophy as an Art of Living by by Costica Bradatan

Los Angeles Review of Books - Philosophy as an Art of Living by  by Costica Bradatan | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
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Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through th...
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Rethinking thinking - Trevor Maber

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/rethinking-thinking-trevor-maber Every day, we meet people and process our interactions--making inferences and de...
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Millennials vs. Baby Boomers: Who Would You Rather Hire?

Millennials vs. Baby Boomers: Who Would You Rather Hire? | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Gen Y will reshape the workplace—sooner than later, if they have their way. A study's specific findings show how millennials and boomers differ in their approaches to careers
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Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter

Richard Dawkins on Evidence in Science, Life and Love: A Letter to His 10-Year-Old Daughter | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
"All through the day when you are with somebody who loves you, you see and hear lots of little tidbits of evidence, and they all add up."
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Microscopic Battlefield: Watch as a Killer T Cell Attacks a Cancer Cell

Microscopic Battlefield: Watch as a Killer T Cell Attacks a Cancer Cell | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Every day, inside our body, there is a war going on. Microscopic invaders of one kind or another try to make a meal of us, and our immune system fights back, seeking out the invaders and destroying them.
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The Insourcing Boom

The Insourcing Boom | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home. It is not alone.
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Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012 | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy, innovation at Unilever and Nike, and the rise of green arithmetic.
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Research Says: Studying Economics Turns You Into a Liar

Research Says: Studying Economics Turns You Into a Liar | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
...or maybe it just makes you more rational.
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The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012 | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
From Buddhism to the relationship between creativity and dishonesty, by way of storytelling and habit.

After the best science books, art
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This Time Is Different: US Enrollment and Employment Divergence

This Time Is Different: US Enrollment and Employment Divergence | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
When looking at long-term trends for higher education, it is useful to step back and look at the big picture. With this goal in mind, consider the comparison of post-secondary enrollment in degree-...
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Gen Y Chows Down, Changes Food Culture

Gen Y Chows Down, Changes Food Culture | Philosophy, Thoughts and Society | Scoop.it
The smell of caramelized onions with an aromatic blend of garlic, ginger, coriander and her mom's masala spice pulls Manjot Bains back into her parents' kitchen, wherever she is. When Bains moved from Burnaby, B.C.
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