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How Clear Expectations Can Inhibit Genuine Thinking in Students

How Clear Expectations Can Inhibit Genuine Thinking in Students | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Outlining exactly what students need to know to get a good grade can get in the way of genuine learning.
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Donating blood is as good for YOUR health as it is for the receiver

Donating blood is as good for YOUR health as it is for the receiver | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
A growing body of research has found giving blood can have protective health benefits for the donor as well as the receiver.
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The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point

The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
It is well known that telling a kid she is smart is wading into seriously dangerous territory. Reams of research show that kids who are praised for being smart fixate on performance, shying away from taking risks and meeting potential failure. Kids who are praised for their efforts try harder and persist with tasks longer. These "effort"...
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B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95

B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95 | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Mr. Iyengar, who practiced his asanas, or postures, well into his 90s, established yoga institutes on six continents.
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HiP Paris Blog » Table for One: The Best Places To Dine Solo in Paris

HiP Paris Blog » Table for One: The Best Places To Dine Solo in Paris | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
HiP insider tips and insights on dining, shopping, culture, renting, and living in Paris, France & Italy from Erica Berman & her Haven in Paris – HiP Paris team.
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Top 10 Most Beautiful Places to Read Books | Education Hub - Health, Finance, Schools and Jobs

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places to Read Books | Education Hub - Health, Finance, Schools and Jobs | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Mark Twain said ““In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin
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Anthony Lane: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Anthony Lane: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
What have we been robbed of, by his death? Not so much a movie star as someone who took our dramatic taxonomy and threw it away. Leading man, character actor, supporting player: really, who gives a damn? Either you hold an audience, so tight that it feels lashed to the seats, or you don’t. Like many of his peers, not least Brando, Hoffman demonstrated that life itself, when lived to the hilt, acquired a flourish of the theatrical.
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F.D.A. to Phase Out Use of Some Antibiotics in Animals Raised for Meat

F.D.A. to Phase Out Use of Some Antibiotics in Animals Raised for Meat | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
The move was a major shift that could have far-reaching implications for industrial farming and human health.
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Author Kevin Barry on Writing Short Stories and Caring Less

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“ Arts Desk is Washington City Paper's blog about D.C. music, film, theater, books, and performance.”
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Why Haven't Humanities Ph.D. Programs Collapsed?

Why Haven't Humanities Ph.D. Programs Collapsed? | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
The job prospects for new Ph.D.'s in fields like history and English are miserable, yet students keep signing up for their shot at the ivory tower. Readers, tell us what you think is going on. 

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Number of Illegal Immigrants in U.S. May Be on Rise Again, Estimates Say

Number of Illegal Immigrants in U.S. May Be on Rise Again, Estimates Say | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
The new information comes as Congress debates an immigration overhaul that could include a pathway to legal status or citizenship.
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Your life is a process you can trust.

Your life is a process you can trust. | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Mark Whitwell is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for
the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son
TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed a relationship for more than twenty
years. Mark’s teachings clarify the profound passion and relevance of
ancient wisdom to contemporary life. For the past twenty-five years, Mark
has travelled the globe teaching yoga to thousands of people. He was the
editor and contributor to TKV Desikachar’s book The Heart of Yoga, and is
the author of The Yoga of Heart and The Promise of Love, Sex and Intimacy.
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Ten of the best alternative music venues in Vienna

Ten of the best alternative music venues in Vienna | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
There's more to Vienna than classical music and glühwein – check out these cafes, clubs and bars to discover its growing underground and alternative music scene, says Andrew Childs
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F11 Photographic Museum Opening

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F11 Photographic Museum opens with an exhibition of era-defining photographs of the 20th century by the world-renowned photographer Elliot Erwitt. Views by appointment only.
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HiP Paris Blog » Eating Out in Paris: The Art of Dining Solo

HiP Paris Blog » Eating Out in Paris: The Art of Dining Solo | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
HiP insider tips and insights on dining, shopping, culture, renting, and living in Paris, France & Italy from Erica Berman & her Haven in Paris – HiP Paris team.
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11 Drafts of the Most Famous Phrase from 'The Little Prince'

11 Drafts of the Most Famous Phrase from 'The Little Prince' | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry didn't come by the phrase "What is essential is invisible to the eye" easily.
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Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self

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Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, medicine, the prison system, and the function of sexuality in social organizations.
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17 Notable Design Books of 2013: December Reviews

17 Notable Design Books of 2013: December Reviews | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Our December reviews cover architecture from suburbs to staircases, and graphic design from Swiss magazines to the work of Dutch book designer Irma Boom.
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We Call That Failure Art: Tony Kushner's Speech to Writers

We Call That Failure Art: Tony Kushner's Speech to Writers | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
All I really know about writing is that if you’re a writer, writing is what you do. The work, intellectual, emotional, physical, is everything.
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Slavoj Žižek: "Most of the idiots I know are academics"

Slavoj Žižek: "Most of the idiots I know are academics" | Elliptical News | Scoop.it
Luke Massey talks to the cultural theorist and ideas machine about Obama, stupidity and his favourite quasi-fascist industrial metal outfit - Rammstein.

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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:36 AM

Zizek (v:n näköiset pikkuhiput kummankin z:n päällä) on aina Zizek.

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Bill Clinton Has Custom-Made Vegan Twinkies

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BILL Clinton eats custom-made Twinkies! The Former President -- who famously enjoyed Twinkies during his White House days -- gets a batch of vegan

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