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Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood? | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
Psychologists now believe adolescence effectively runs up until the age of 25. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood?
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David Crystal - Will English Always Be the Global Language? - YouTube

From the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O'Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans

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Want the job? First you'll have to meet the wife

Want the job? First you'll have to meet the wife | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
A double-date, a six-hour airplane trip and a mandatory vocal coach session are just a few of weird interview tactics candidates face these days. Yes, really.

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Are iPads and tablets bad for young children?

Are iPads and tablets bad for young children? | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
Paul Cocozza: Tablet ownership has more than doubled in the past few years – and as many parents are finding, children are highly proficient at using them. But are these devices harmful to their development?

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Marion Fleckenstein Beyl's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:58 AM

I have often wondered about the wisdom of introducing ipads to young toddlers and pre-schoolers?

Belkacem Fetita's curator insight, January 12, 2014 5:14 AM

They are realy interesting and amazing for kids. 

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Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Living in: The world’s healthiest cities | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.

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Ethan Couch: Texas quadruple murderer – or a victim of ‘affluenza’?

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A wealthy Texan teenager who mowed down and killed four pedestrians while driving drunk has been sentenced to 10 years’ probation at a private rehab centre, rather than 20 years in jail as prosecutors had demanded.

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News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
News is bad for you. It leads to fear and aggression. It hinders your creativity and makes you sick. We should stop consuming it, says Rolf Dobelli, who's abstained for years
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Wealth May Affect How You Feel About Others

Wealth May Affect How You Feel About Others


Greetings! And welcome to another edition of As It Is, a program designed to help you learn and improve your English. I’m Ji...

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How can we make aeroplane food worth eating?

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In 1958 the International Air Transport Organisation famously upheld a complaint by Pan Am that the sandwiches served by Lufthansa and other European competitors amounted to “a fancy meal”, ruling that in future they must be “unadorned,...
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Hans Rosling: How much do you know about the world? The ignorance test

Hans Rosling: How much do you know about the world? The ignorance test | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it

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Put Your Phone Down - Music Video [HD]

Download the song on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/put-your-phone-down-single/id500238617?uo=4 #PYPD Put Your Phone Down from Fog and Smog Films. ...
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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

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"Deep reading" is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy
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Children and the internet: a parent's guide

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Jamie Oliver has banned his children from social media – and in many families there is a constant battle between demands for privacy and safety. Here, parents share the lessons they have learned.

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Re-reading: The ultimate guilty pleasure?

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With so many books and so little time, re-reading seems an indulgence. So why is it so popular? Hephzibah Anderson reveals why we do it – and why it’s good.

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Will English Go the Way of Latin and Sanskrit? | Think Tank | Big Think

Will English Go the Way of Latin and Sanskrit? | Think Tank | Big Think | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it

One-fourth of the world's population can communicate in English with some level of proficiency. English has also emerged as the dominant language of academics. It is the dominant language of the Internet. It is indeed the dominant language of the knowledge economy. If you are an educated person in the 21st century, you speak English. In other words, English plays the same functional role that...


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The truth about the BBC’s “The truth about immigration” - ampp3d

The truth about the BBC’s “The truth about immigration” - ampp3d | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
Last night’s BBC documentary “The truth about immigration” featured a host of facts and figures. Here is a re-cap, along with some of the stats and charts we tweeted along with it.

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The tribesman who Facebook friended me

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He was a hunter-gatherer from remote Papua New Guinea. And now he was in my feed. How did this happen?
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You Think You Know Someone, and Then He Gets on a Stage and Blows Your Mind

You Think You Know Someone, and Then He Gets on a Stage and Blows Your Mind | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
Matt Damon isn't asking you to start a revolution, but when you hear this, you might anyway.
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A short but comprehensive and powerful talk

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The Power of Brands: a 67000% Return in One Day & 3 Tips to Make your Personal Brand the Next Apple

The Power of Brands: a 67000% Return in One Day & 3 Tips to Make your Personal Brand the Next Apple | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
I’m a child of Descartes. I grew up in a rational world where logical thinking was the best weapon against ignorance, the right way out of dogma, and I still think today that it’s a decent objective.
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Film Art on The Man Who Knew Too Much

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David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s textbook Film Art, a cornerstone of the cinema studies discipline, was first published in 1979 and is now in a tenth edition. Over the years, some sections have been taken out, either to make room for new .
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The Jarring Collision Between Digital Screens And Close Reading

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Over the years, the following writers have enchanted me:  Stephen King, Larry McMurtry, Pat Conroy, Wendell Berry, Tim Winton, Silas House, Charles Frazier, Jonathan Tropper and, most recently, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, whose novel Shadow of the Wind has taken a spot on my all-time favorite novel list.

 

If I had been given an iPad as a toddler, or had a smart phone vibrating in my pocket through middle school, what are the chances I would have become what Annie Murphy Paul describes as an “endangered” deep reader, someone who is able to lose himself or herself in a text, activating memory, connections, all the while considering life’s big questions?


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:20 PM

I disagree that students do not due deep reading with digital vs paper. I based this reason on academic resaerch writing which over the years has almost completely converted readers to read digital text deeply. 

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Is Google autocomplete evil?

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The way Google finishes our sentences during internet searches is corrupting our thoughts, says Tom Chatfield.

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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You Won't Believe The Effect The Internet's Having On Your Brain. Actually, You Will.

You Won't Believe The Effect The Internet's Having On Your Brain. Actually, You Will. | Articles for discussion | Scoop.it
But then you'll forget.
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