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Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels – and no flowing hair allowed | Higher Education Network Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels – and no flowing hair allowed | Higher Education Network Jonathan Wolff’s column about the way academics dress caused uproar on my Twitter and Facebook feeds this week. And rightly so. Despite occasionally acknowledging that some academics might be women, his comments betrayed his assumption that academics are male, for apparently their default uniform comprises trousers, a jacket, a shirt and a tie. But the most galling thing about his assumption is that in one way, he’s right: masculine dress is the standard academic uniform, for academia remains an overtly male domain. It’s well known that the suit conveys authority and power in the workplace in overtly masculine ways. So when a man wears a suit, he is simply adopting the standard uniform of a conventional authoritative masculinity, as Grayson Perry recently noted in his description of the great white male. In my experience, many choose to adopt feminine adaptations of the standard uniform: a shirt and jacket, with a smart skirt or trousers. How different it is for a male academic!
In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. In many ways, this was all my fault. Had I been regularly backing up the data on my MacBook, I wouldn’t have had to worry about losing more than a year’s worth of photos, covering the entire lifespan of my daughter, or documents and e-mails that I had stored in no other location. Those security lapses are my fault, and I deeply, deeply regret them. But what happened to me exposes vital security flaws in several customer service systems, most notably Apple’s and Amazon’s. This isn’t just my problem. ‬Moreover, if your computers aren’t already cloud-connected devices, they will be soon. It then rebooted to the setup screen. How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | Gadget Lab
That may seem like a strange headline for a blog devoted to all things social media-related, but several news stories about social media have finally pushed me over the edge: I have to share my own growing skepticism about social media from a purely personal perspective. Yes, social media represents an amazing advance in communications technology, which has opened whole new worlds of possibility in news, opinion, politics, entertainment, art, and activism -- not to mention marketing and advertising. And no, I don’t think anyone is coercing us to use social media, nor do I agree with people who claim that technology is “reshaping our brains” or “changing the way we think.” But there are still plenty of good reasons for limiting or even ending your involvement in social media. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Publications 9 Reasons to Quit Social Media Now 08/08 Publications 9 Reasons to Quit Social Media Now 08/08
15 Common Mistakes In Social Media Marketing 15 Common Mistakes In Social Media Marketing As digital media continues to integrate into our lives, business executives, freelancers and professionals from all walks have started to use social media to engage in content marketing. And while some of us have more experience than other in the social media game (I had very little when I began exploreB2B), as we accept the need for our participation and the reality that the social landscape is ever-evolving, part of us must come to terms with the fact that often the best way to learn – is simply by doing. Throughout this learning process, there will be misunderstandings for those just entering the world of social business. Here are some I have encountered along the way, which (most of us) seek to avoid. As you manage your social business and content marketing presence online, bear these in mind: 1. “Content is king” is one of the first things you are told when starting with web 2.0. Selling a product description is a marketing technique of the past. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Top 8 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables A lot of people, especially beginners, make quite a lot of mistakes in growing vegetables. Not even trying to be offensive here, they just do, and there are some rules you simply HAVE to follow in order to grow your veggies well. But fear not for I am here to spread knowledge and love! Being omniscient is a rather okay occupation. Here I will try to teach you how to go about it, from start to finish, because I have seen people do too many mistakes. Positioning your vegetable garden Let's discuss wind. Compost Compost as we all(or not) know comes in two forms. Important: You must make sure that you check the heated material every 2-3 days because it often gets way too hot(not even relatively) and perhaps dampen it a bit. Bonus fact: Soils with 6-12% of compost are much better at growing vegetables! Soil Soil in general comes in 3 forms - clay soils(fine particles), silty soils(slightly bigger ones) and sandy soils(grain size is quite large). Seeds Mulching Feeding your plants Top 8 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables
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Seven different versions of the paintings of sunflowers in a vaseOne not seen in public since 1948 and belongs to an unknown millionaireFive in international museums, including the National Gallery in LondonSeventh estroyed during World War II during a bombing raid on JapanArt historian Martin Bailey stumbled on photo while researching a book By Harry Mount for the Daily Mail Published: 22:45 GMT, 5 September 2013 | Updated: 23:11 GMT, 5 September 2013 They make up the most famous — and valuable — series of pictures in the history of art. In a staggering burst of creative energy, culminating in an agonising mental breakdown that led him to slice off his own ear, Vincent van Gogh produced a series of paintings of cut sunflowers in a vase. The pictures are now scattered to the far corners of the world. Missing link: This photograph of the destroyed second version was found in a Japanese museum But the seventh was destroyed during World War II. Tortured: A self-portrait of Van Gogh Van Gogh's sunflowers: He painted seven versions of his glorious masterpiece | Daily Mail Online Van Gogh's sunflowers: He painted seven versions of his glorious masterpiece | Daily Mail Online
Buddha (The Awakened One) The Four Noble Truths: 1. All things and experiences are marked by suffering/ disharmony/ frustration (dukkha). 2. 3. 4. The eightfold path to the cessation of suffering: 1. • the truth about suffering ... • everything is impermanent and changes; • there is no separate individual self- this is an illusion. 2. • give up what is wrong and evil; • undertake what is good; • abandon thoughts that have to do with bringing suffering to any conscious being; cultivate thoughts of loving kindness, that are based on caring about others' suffering, and sympathetic joy in others' happiness. 3. • Abstain from telling lies. • Abstain from talk that brings harm or discredit to others (such as backbiting or slander) or talk that creates hatred or disharmony between individuals and groups. • Abstain from harsh, rude, impolite, malicious, or abusive language. • Abstain from idle, useless, and foolish babble and gossip. • Abstain from harsh speech—practice kindly speech. 4. 5. 6. • Foster good and prevent evil; 7. Buddha (The Awakened One)
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Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills
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Curso Online Gratuito: Chino Para Principiantes – Coursera | Becas Para Mexicanos Curso Online Gratuito: Chino Para Principiantes – Coursera | Becas Para Mexicanos Becas Para Estudiar En El Extranjero: Actualmente, es cada vez más grande el número de personas interesadas en la cultura y la lengua china. Y es útil saber sobre el idioma cuando uno se va a China para viajar o hacer negocios. Este es un curso introductorio de chino para principiantes, e incluye una introducción a la fonética y a expresiones de uso diario. Fecha límite: No Aplica Institución Que Dicta El Curso: Universidad de Pekín Tipo De Título: Curso Número de becas: No aplica Campo De Estudio: Idiomas Beneficios y Requisitos: Para conocer los beneficios y requisitos de estos cursos visita el Sitio Web Oficial del proveedor. [the_ad id=”783″] Sitio Web Oficial: ¿Te parece útil está información?
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These 9 Images Explain Anxiety & Panic Attacks Perfectly These 9 Images Explain Anxiety & Panic Attacks Perfectly If you were to ask your parents about anxiety and panic attacks back when they were younger, they may tell you it was not generally a topic of discussion. For this reason there is an unfortunate school of thought out there that these are not real issues and sufferers just need to cheer up and pull themselves together. What this narrow minded view fails to take into account is the fact that the youth of today lives in a totally different world to the world their parents grew up in. You just need to take the internet as an example to realise just how different socialising has become with the invention of things like Facebook and Twitter. Add to that the growth of the ‘Smart Phone’ and tablet devices and you end up in a world with much more potential for stress and anxiety. The following 9 images were created by an artist known as Snapdraws. Source – Snapdraws You can let all your friends enjoy these images too by using the buttons below.
Panic Attacks and Anxiety Linked to Low Vitamin B and Iron Levels - Healthy Food House by: Jonathan Benson – Natural NewsOn the off chance that you experience the ill effects of tension or get occasional panic attacks marked by episodes of hyperventilation, you could only be encountering the symptoms of a basic supplement inadequacy that is effortlessly correctable, as per Jonathan Benson of Natural News. This unquestionably seems to have been the situation with 21 individuals who took an interest in a late study based out of Japan, which recognized an absence of both vitamin B6 and iron among members who experienced panic or hyperventilation episodes. The generally small study assessed supplement levels among a gathering of members with fluctuating degrees of uneasiness and frequencies of panic and hyperventilation episodes, some of which brought about emergency room visits. A control gathering was additionally assessed, and its members’ supplement levels contrasted with those of the essential gathering. borce.velkovski@gmail.comAdministratorHealthy Food House
Love is perhaps the most fertile subject of literature, music, and all the arts. Kurt Vonnegut believed you’re only allowed to be in love three times in your life. It has been described as a matter of bravery, a limbic revision, the greatest insurance against regret. For Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, it is simply, sweetly walking hand in hand. In 1822, French writer Marie-Henri Beyle, better-known by his pseudonym Stendhal, penned On Love (public library) — a timeless treatise attempting to rationally analyze the highest human emotion, rediscovered through a passing mention in the diaries of Susan Sontag (who famously and perhaps ironically wrote, “Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Stendhal sets out to bridge “the deeply sensitive and coolly analytical,” beginning with a taxonomy of the four main types of love: There are four different kinds of love: 1. In a chapter titled “Concerning the Birth of Love,” Stendhal outlines the process by which love takes hold. Stendhal on the Seven Stages of Romance and Why We Fall Out of Love: Timeless Wisdom from 1822
Illinois is one of only a handful of states that restrict home funerals by requiring the involvemnt of a licensed funeral director in many aspects of final arrangements. Here is an overview of the rules that govern home funerals in Illinois. You Must Use a Funeral Director in Illinois By law, a licensed funeral director must oversee the final disposition of a body in Illinois. For example, a licensed funeral director must file the death certificate, and only a licensed funeral director may be issued a permit to move the body for final disposition. (See, for example, 410 ILCS 535/18, 535/21, and Illinois Administrative Code § 500.10.) Who Makes Decisions About Body Disposition and Funeral Arrangements? Although a funeral director must carry out disposition arrangements, Illinois law determines who has the right to make final decisions about a person’s body and funeral services. To learn the rules and the exact order of priority, see Making Funeral Arrangements in Illinois. Illinois Home Funeral Laws: Quick Guide
Department of Human Services, Funeral & Burial Benefits What is the purpose of this service? The program pays for the funeral and burial expenses when a person's resources and all other sources of payment are less than the DHS standard payment rates. Who can receive these services? The Department pays the funeral and burial expenses of a person who at the time of death: was receiving any of the following kinds of assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) CashAid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled (AABD) CashAll Kids AssistParent/All Kids AssistAll Kids Moms & BabiesFamily AssistAABD MedicalGeneral Assistance Foster Care/Adoption Careor who would have qualified for: All Kids AssistParent/All Kids AssistAll Kids Moms & BabiesFamily AssistAABD Medical What services are offered? The Department pays funeral and burial expenses on two types of claims: Maximum Amount that DHS will Pay $1,103 for a funeral$552 for a cremation/burial How to Apply? Where to Mail the Form: Contacts
Veteran Death Benefits Page Content The following state and county benefits and programs are available to certain fallen veterans and their survivors. For help in choosing or applying for any of these programs, contact the nearest Veteran Service Officer. Our VSO's are ready and willing to assist in determining your eligibility, discussing available options, and submitting the appropriate application/s. Global War on Terrorism Survivors Compensation A $3000 compensation benefit is payable to survivors of military personnel killed in action by terrorist acts or hostile activities during the performance of military service in periods recognized as wartime by a United States campaign or service medals. Vietnam Veteran Survivors Compensation Compensation of $1,000 is available to survivors of Vietnam veterans whose death was classified as service-connected by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Vietnam: January 1, 1961- March 28, 1973 Vietnam Frequent Wind: April 29, 30, 1975 Cartage and Erection Fees
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