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How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium

How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Writing is the best way to develop ideas. We can’t develop ideas well on thin air because our memories are limited.

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Don´t be scared of writing your heart out!

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Here I´ll things from recent news and heart-warming songs to inspiring conferences and interesting blogs... Everything that I find interesting about this world we´re living in.
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The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal
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This is a complete must-see. Awareness must be made around the fact that millions of workers go to work every day in dangerous conditions for a tiny salary.

They are also humans. And they strive to survive.

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Reporters Without Borders

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List of countries with the most press freedom. Finland is again on top, and the last three positions are once again held by Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, where there is no press freedom whatsoever. America? Buried down in the 46th place. Take a look at where your country stands.

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A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation.

Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not pa
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An infography of philosophy. Handy, useful and beautiful. Courtesy of Genís Carreras. Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes

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Expulsados por la puerta de atrás

Expulsados por la puerta de atrás | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Los senegaleses sin papeles deportados de España en vuelos que se repiten cada dos meses intentan recomenzar sus vidas entre la humillación y la frustración
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Las oscuras historias de inmigrantes sin papeles que son expulsados sin una explicación, con engaños y sin piedad.

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One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal

One in Three Fish Imported Into U.S. May Be Illegal | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
A new study says 20 to 32 percent of wild-caught imported seafood comes from pirate fishing around the world.
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Do you eat fish? Do you live in the U.S? If the answer to those is yes, you´ve been eating quite a lot of "illegal" fish.

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A simple solution to dirty water: tree branches

A simple solution to dirty water: tree branches | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
MIT researchers find that sapwood can filter 99 percent of the E. coli bacteria. The finding could usher in a new generation of low-cost, low-tech water filters.

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An interesting way of cleaning water in forest areas, easy and accessible.

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Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet

Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Lechal shoes and insoles are paired with a navigation app on the user's smartphone, and guide the user by causing one or other of their shoes to vibrate, le...
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Shoes that help you find your way emitting soft vibrations... Interesting.

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How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time - Issue 9: Time - Nautilus | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it

One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. During the second…


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I loved this article - from the Nautilus magazine's issue on "Time" - the writer Jonathan Berger, Denning Family Provostial Professor in Music at Stanford University, uses the musical world and its constructs to look at the how we perceive time.  It's  pretty accessible but does get a bit technical (musically) at the end.  If you're into how we experience the world and have an appreciation of music - it's well worth a read. 

 

I too have a deep personal attachment to the piece of music he bases it around - Schubert's String Quintet in C Major.  I was fascinated to see how he explained the impact of the piece with theory.

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How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium

How to Decide What to Write About — Writing Just Do It! — Medium | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Writing is the best way to develop ideas. We can’t develop ideas well on thin air because our memories are limited.

Via Laura Brown
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Don´t be scared of writing your heart out!

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Listen while you work: What music does to your brain

Listen while you work: What music does to your brain | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and ...

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Something is clear. Music helps you go through boring tasks smoothly, but, is it as wonderful for every situation?

Read and find out.

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, February 12, 7:53 PM

Nice article and summary and pretty much sums up the whole approach behind music2work2. The bit that cracks me up is the fact that in many cases just having some kind of aural stimulation can achieve close to the effect of good instrumental background music. I did my undergrad thesis on the effect of sound on performance (using clear tones and reaction time boxes) and saw a direct relationship between performance improvement and the introduction of sound - you can read more about it here:

http://music2work2.com/music2work2-music-to-work-to/why-listening-music-makes-you-smarter

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The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today 

Louise Quo Vadis's curator insight, February 14, 3:51 PM
Great article here on how music affects your brain. Worth reading, really. Happy Valentines everyone.
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▶ The new face of food banks: Rick Gaupo at TEDxSalem - YouTube

Rick is the President and CEO of Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS). MPFS has been voted Mid-Willamette Valley's Best Non-Profit and Best Place to Volunteer four ...
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It is always wonderful to know that these kind of businesses exist.

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Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Consumers are being sold drinks with banned flame-retardant additives, pork in beef, and fake cheese, laboratory tests show
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Watch out what you eat, and what you drink!

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▶ Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - "Jama ko" (2013) - YouTube

Comparte tus vídeos con amigos, familia y el mundo.
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Gotta love it.

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How ancient needs still drive our weird ways - life - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist

How ancient needs still drive our weird ways - life - 16 April 2014 - New Scientist | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
In Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare, evolutionary psychology pioneer Gordon H. Orians traces the roots of today's human quirks in the minds of our
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How does our environment mould our behaviour? Let´s see what Gordon H. Orians has to say.

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A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED

A Virtuoso Robot Band Whose Guitarist Has 78 Fingers | Underwire | WIRED | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
How a team of roboticists built the band of droids used to make Squarepusher's new record.
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These robots play music together. Yes, they are robots. And they make some pretty decent music, let´s admit.

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The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2014 | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Welcome to the most awesome blog post you're going to see all year. Yep, it's the third installment in the super-popular annual series in which I document the sites I think you'll want to spend a l...
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Get your computer and start going through this beautiful blogs... Let yourself be inspired.

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Coffee Flour Upcycles the Waste From Your Favorite Java

Coffee Flour Upcycles the Waste From Your Favorite Java | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Dan Belliveau hit upon the idea for a new product: Coffee Flour.
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Eat healthily and save the environment by so doing. I am in.

 

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A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet | Autopia | Wired.com | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
A pilot with 20 years of experience provides the best explanation yet on what happened to flight MH370.
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What happened to the Malaysia Airlines jet? Chris Goodfellow tries to give us the best explanation.

 

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Muere el afamado guitarrista español Paco de Lucía

Muere el afamado guitarrista español Paco de Lucía | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
El músico, condecorado con el Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes, falleció en Cancún a los 66 años.
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Se nos va una inspiración para todo guitarrista y músico. Un grande.

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Warm and cozy. by givinitall | 8tracks | Handcrafted internet radio

Warm and cozy. by givinitall | 8tracks | Handcrafted internet radio | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Listen to the best internet radio, crafted by people who know and love music. Or legally share your own online mix, a streaming playlist with 8 or more tracks.
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Sometimes it is raining. Sometimes it is cold. Sometimes you feel sad. And in all those times, a bit of music could do the work and heal you. Enjoy.

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Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear' - NBC News

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: 'No Thinking ... Just Fear' - NBC News | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea -- An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was treated like an animal in one of the country's noto...
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This is what is happening in North Korea´s many concentration camps right now... Extremely appalling.

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▶ 2CELLOS - Highway To Hell feat. Steve Vai [OFFICIAL VIDEO] - YouTube

Pre - 2CELLOSlive views 14.790.699 http://www.facebook.com/2Cellos http://www.twitter.com/stjepanhauser http://www.twitter.com/lukasulic Order the new album,...
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Such a cooooool version of the epic song by AC/DC "Highway to hell"

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Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
Members of the party of President Yoweri Museveni have "welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants," tweeted his spokesperson when announcing his decis...
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Is this really the biggest issue that Uganda should be dealing with right now? Is it so extremely important to go against innocent people whose only "fault" is to have a different sexual affinity than the majority of the population? Why not just let people do whatever they choose to do and keep on trying to improve the country where it really needs to be improved?

These kind of dreadful political decisions really horrify and outrage me.

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Italian MP blacks up in parliament

Italian MP blacks up in parliament | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
An Italian MP has ‘blacked-up’ during an anti-immigration rant in the country’s parliament.
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Controversy! Yey!

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Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs

Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs | Global issues and interests | Scoop.it
When armed men arrive in Mexico's remote villages, mothers hide their daughters – especially the pretty ones. Jennifer Clement hears the distressing stories of the girls and women stolen by drug cartels to be trafficked for sex
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You know how dire a person´s situation is when she commits crimes in order to go back to jail and be safe.

Horrifying story of what happens to young girls in Mexico.

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