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Buddha on the brain

Buddha on the brain | Writing | Scoop.it
Ex-monk B. Alan Wallace explains what Buddhism can teach Western scientists, why reincarnation should be taken seriously and what it's like to study meditation with the Dalai Lama.

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Dalai Lama issues statement on his reincarnation

Dalai Lama issues statement on his reincarnation | Writing | Scoop.it

"When I am about ninety I will consult the high Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the Tibetan public, and other concerned people who follow Tibetan Buddhism, and re-evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not. On that basis we will take a decision."


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10 Interesting Cases Of Supposed Reincarnation - Listverse

10 Interesting Cases Of Supposed Reincarnation - Listverse | Writing | Scoop.it
Even though reincarnation stories can never really be proven true, some of them have elements that are genuinely mind-boggling, especially when the stories
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The Persistence of "Past-Life" Memories

The Persistence of "Past-Life" Memories | Writing | Scoop.it

Many children spontaneously report memories of 'past lives'. For believers, this is evidence for reincarnation; for others, it's a psychological oddity. But what happens when they grow up?


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PhD in Googling [Interactive Infographic] | makeuseof

Created by OnlinePhD.org 

 

Exxcellent graphic preentation about Google searching. You'll want to direct your students to this as a useful introductory or review guide. -JL


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Google Research Tool

Google Research Tool | Writing | Scoop.it

During the summer, Google sneaked a new tool in to Google Documents that is totally awesome. It allows students (or anyone) to perform searches for web resources, images, quotes, and scholarly articles from within the document -- and then it cites the sources with a click of a button!


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Slick Write - Free tool to improve your Writing

Slick Write - Free tool to improve your Writing | Writing | Scoop.it

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:09 PM

Slick Write is a free tool to help you improve your writing by checking it for potential stylistic mistakes and other features of interest. Whether you're a blogger, novelist, or student writing an essay for school, Slick Write can help take your writing to the next level. Curious? Try a quick demo, or enter your own text in the editor tab. After submitting, four more tabs will appear at the top of the screen:

  • Critique - This tab contains the body of text with stylistic features highlighted.
  • Structure - Here you will find the sentences color coded by type and length.
  • Flow - Hold your readers' interest by maintaining good flow.
  • Stats - This is where you will find important statistics on a variety of subjects including readability, word frequencies, and repeated phrases.
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Writing Process: Outlines & Index Cards

Writing Process: Outlines & Index Cards | Writing | Scoop.it
What's the process of writing a novel? What's your writing process like? Do you follow a process when you write? Readers and other writers often ask me about my writing process, and my answer never...

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Character Emotion Makes the Plot

Character Emotion Makes the Plot | Writing | Scoop.it
Some writers excel at pithy banter. Others create dramatic action.

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Infographic: Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and G+

Infographic: Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and G+ | Writing | Scoop.it
You use Ctrl-X to cut and Ctrl-V to paste. You may even use Ctrl-P to print. But how often are you using Ctrl-Alt-M to draft a new Facebook message? Or G-R to see your Twitter mentions?

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10 Strategies To Recharge Your Brain With New Creative Writing Ideas - Fedobe

10 Strategies To Recharge Your Brain With New Creative Writing Ideas - Fedobe | Writing | Scoop.it
Blog post at Fedobe : (10 Strategies To Recharge Your Brain With New Creative Writing Ideas http://t.co/8NFtRFjmQp #Blogging)

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15 Presentation Tools for Teachers From edshelf

15 Presentation Tools for Teachers From edshelf | Writing | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Chris Beyerle, a math and engineering teacher from South Carolina, has put together a no-nonsense collection of software for creating digital presentations.

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Near Death Experience: The Truth of Reincarnation Can Broaden Our Outlook and Perspectives on Life

Near Death Experience: The Truth of Reincarnation Can Broaden Our Outlook and Perspectives on Life | Writing | Scoop.it

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TC Gopalakrishnan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:33 PM

Some people who go through a near death experience report viewing their past lives during their contact with the Light.  This is one avenue of proof of our going through many lives on this planet.  Awareness of reincarnation can help us in several ways. This article looks at some of them.

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Searching For The Science Behind Reincarnation

Searching For The Science Behind Reincarnation | Writing | Scoop.it
Say a child has memories of being a Hollywood extra in the 1930s. Is it just an active imagination, or actual evidence of reincarnation? Jim Tucker, a psychologist at the University of Virginia studies hundreds of cases like this and joins NPR's Rachel Martin to share his research on the science behind reincarnation.

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Immortals, Time Travelers Or Reincarnation? 2013 HD

Proof of time travel, reincarnation or immortality, interesting pictures either way. :) ADG Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alien-Disclosure-Group/18...


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Creating Believable High Stakes for Your Characters

Creating Believable High Stakes for Your Characters | Writing | Scoop.it

A character in a fantasy novel goes through some magical portal into another world, where he learns he is the deliverer foretold to save this hidden kingdom. He’s your average guy and knows nothing about this world. Without hesitation, he not only accepts the truth of this prophecy/claim/appointment (fill in the blank), he immediately is willing to risk everything to assume the mantle of authority and responsibility.

 

But why the heck does he do that? I don’t know, and neither does the writer. Will the reader really believe someone, anyone, would do that? No. Sorry.


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KindredReaders's curator insight, April 4, 2014 12:07 PM

Good reality check ... just one piece in a great series by Susanne Lakin

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The Best Books in the World on Writing

The Best Books in the World on Writing | Writing | Scoop.it
It's entirely possible that the title of this post is completely off. I mean, what I've really compiled is a list of the books on writing that I love the best.

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QR Codes as Storytelling Tools

QR Codes as Storytelling Tools | Writing | Scoop.it

Jason Boog: "Can QR codes actually help you tell a story? On the Morning Media Menu today, one filmmaker outlined his efforts to promote a mind-bending movie" ...


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15 Outstanding Writing Apps for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Outstanding Writing Apps for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Writing | Scoop.it

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Tina Laramie's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:07 PM

Office to go app for opening microsoft documents

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Short Story and Creative Writing Contests and Competitions

Short Story and Creative Writing Contests and Competitions | Writing | Scoop.it
Short Story and other creative writing contests and competitions with big cash prizes like the ones below can provide a real step up for writers. Writing competitions can jumpstart a career.

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Creative Writing Goes Mobile as StageofLife.com Launches its Mobile ... - PR Web (press release)

Creative Writing Goes Mobile as StageofLife.com Launches its Mobile ... - PR Web (press release) | Writing | Scoop.it
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Creative Writing Goes Mobile as StageofLife.com Launches its Mobile Storytelling Website for Teens and Baby Boomers to Share Their Life Experiences.

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Writing like a historian: developing students' writing skills

Writing like a historian: developing students' writing skills | Writing | Scoop.it
Using Michael Halliday's theory of functional language, history teacher Lee Donaghy transformed his students' speaking and written work (RT @RichardBadger2: Writing like a historian: developing students' writing skills

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Creative Writing | Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity @ JasonCarnrike.com

Creative Writing | Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity @ JasonCarnrike.com | Writing | Scoop.it
Be Honest: 5 Self-Editing Tips For Increased Objectivity - http://t.co/tJ9tqem5bw #writingtips

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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | Writing | Scoop.it
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from...

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