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Business Social Media Quick Start Guide Infographic

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If your business isn’t involved in social media, it certainly should be. It’s a confusing, broad topic, so it’s best for a business to get a good overview of the social media landscape before jumping in. This infographic provides just that. 1. ESTABLISH YOUR GOALS Ask why you need to be in social media. Formulate…

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Information Age Bringing About Changes to All Schools

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At one high school, computer wizard and science teacher Scott Horan signed up 20 students in a digital portfolio class to organize the entire project of documenting their schoolmates’ work. “We treat it just like a yearbook-no teacher has any say as to what goes in,” he says. “At the end of the year kids…

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Farming Then and Now

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A homestead at last! Many eastern families who longed for the opportunity to own and farm a plot of land of their own were able to realize their dreams when Congress passed the Homestead Act in 1862. That landmark piece of legislation provided 160 acres free to any family who lived on the land for…

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School of Criticism Applies to Technology Trends

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On June 8, 1934, as he continued work on the longest of his Gedanke manuscripts, Arnold Schoenberg wrote some thoughts about how listeners process musical information: The ability to recognize depends very largely upon familiarity with related, similar, or like objects… Consequently in many ways recognition is re-recognition. This is so even where a (relatively)…

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Self-Improvement Guide for Women

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Change is good. If it has positive effects in our life, then we should believe in it. One type of change that is worth it is self improvement. It shouldn’t always be within the limits, or the four corners of your own room. The difference lies within ourselves and how much we want to change…

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Improving Children’s Life Chances by Teaching a Growth Mindset

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Why do some children relish a challenge and others, though just as able, fall apart and become helpless if something is harder than they can handle? The answer can lie in a “fixed mindset” versus a “growth mindset”—a basic belief that talents and abilities are fixed versus a belief that they can be developed. A…

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Lack of Education Is Itself an Education for Prisoners

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In February the University of California, Berkeley Human Rights Center put together a talk, “The (In)Justice System: Incarceration, Education, and Reentry: Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline” as part of a series about imprisonment, arbitrary and racist “mass incarceration.” Panelists were Violeta Alvarez, Board Member of the Underground Scholars Initiative, a student services and advocacy program at…

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Heathrow Providing New Facilities to Chauffeurs

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From next month, Private Hire Vehicles waiting to pick up Heathrow passengers will be offered parking in a dedicated, on-airport facility. This new facility, operating initially on a trial basis, aims to prevent anti-social behaviour by Private Hire Vehicle drivers while they are in local roads waiting to be booked. Private Hire Vehicles and Licenced…

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Art Rather Than Science Responsible for These Dinosaur Reconstructions

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A century and a half ago, Britain was swept by dino-mania. The discoveries of ancient fossils and the first characterisations of dinosaur species, combined with new scientific theories that posited that the Earth was far older than previously thought, fuelled a fascination with all things ancient. A concrete example of this period is still visible…

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Using Online Reputation Management to Protect Your Brand

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Marketers who don’t think that their online reputation is important should look at these recent survey results that were published on Adweek: Eighty-two percent of U.S. consumers reported doing at least some online research before deciding to buy something. To do this research, about six out of ten consumers say that they start their research…

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