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Photo Album. Theory behind Mind Maps. Your prezis. Basics of mind/concept mapping. Directing your thinking series Many of us have learned to outline information in our studies, as: First item Second item sub item sub item sub sub item sub sub item Third item Alternatives to outlining are mind- and concept-mapping.

Basics of mind/concept mapping

How do I map? First reject the idea of an outline, or of paragraphs using sentences. Think in terms of key words or symbolsthat represent ideas and words: Other options for mind-mapping: a pencil (you'll be erasing!) Write down the most important word or short phrase or symbol for the center.Think about it; circle it. Post other important concepts and their words outside the circle Edit this first phase Think about the relation of outside items to the center itemErase, edit, and/or shorten words to key ideas Relocate important items closer to each other for better organizationIf possible, use color to organize informationLink concepts with words to clarify their relationships Thinking and recall series. Medical Marijuana - Working to Reform Marijuana Laws. ASA : Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana Therapeutics and Research. Show-Me Cannabis Regulation - Missourians for Cannabis Policy Reform. Drug War Clock. Researchers examining the effectiveness of ONDCP's anti-drug media campaign reported: "The NSPY [National Survey of Parents and Youth] did not find significant reductions in marijuana use either leading up to or after the Marijuana campaign for youth 12 to 18 years old between 2002 and 2003.

Drug War Clock

Indeed there was evidence for an increase in past month and past year use among the target audience of 14- to 16-year-olds, although it appears that the increase was already in place in the last half of 2002, before the launch of the Marijuana Initiative. It will be worthwhile to track whether the nonsignificant decline from the second half of 2002 through the first half of 2003 is the beginning of a true trend. Marijuana. Cannabis Vault : Timeline. Draw a Stickman. Jimmy Carter: 'We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. We never went to war' Where does Jimmy Carter live?

Jimmy Carter: 'We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. We never went to war'

Well, close your eyes and imagine the kind of house an ex-president of the United States might live in. The sort of residence befitting the former leader of the most powerful nation on earth. Got it? Right, now scrub that clean from your mind and instead imagine the sort of house where a moderately successful junior accountant and his family might live. Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives. Harriet Hayes: I don’t even know what the sides are in the culture wars. Matt Albie: Well, your side hates my side because you think we think you are stupid, and my side hates your side because we think you are stupid. , Nevada Day, Part I It is difficult to define a whole school of political ideology precisely, but one may reasonably define liberalism (as opposed to conservatism) in the contemporary United States as In the modern political and economic context, this willingness usually translates into paying higher proportions of individual incomes in taxes toward the government and its social welfare programs.

Liberals usually support such social welfare programs and higher taxes to finance them, and conservatives usually oppose them. How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method. Writing a novel is easy.

How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method

Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. Health Professions Education. Whole grain salads that taste good. Confession time here: For years I avoided cooking with whole grains.

Whole grain salads that taste good

There was just such a tinge of sacrifice I associated with them. They seemed like food for penance, not pleasure. "Eat them, they're good for you. " Sure, I'd occasionally add some pearl barley to a mushroom soup, and last year I found a delicious Greek dessert made from wheat berries, but that bit of dabbling was pretty much the extent of it. No longer. NASA TV. Janet Reitman: 7 Scientology Secrets You Didn't Know (PHOTOS) Dudeism - Ordination by the Religion of The Big Lebowski. The Dudespaper - Lebowski Lifestyle. Cathleen Falsani: The Dudeist Bible: Just Take It Easy, Man. Greg Carey: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Marriage?

When you attend a wedding at church, what passages of Scripture do you expect to hear?

Greg Carey: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Marriage?

Congregations occasionally invite me to speak on the current same-sex marriage debates, and I ask them this question. Their answers are remarkably consistent. Someone invariably mentions 1 Corinthians 13, the famous "Love Chapter. " Love is patient, love is kind, love never insists on its own way and so forth. Wonderful advice for marriage, but Paul was not talking about marriage. NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts. Summer Books 2011: The Complete List. Game On! 5 Winning Summer Sports Books. Chris Silas Neal While the traditional "beach read" set heads off for the summer with pails and shovels in hand, those who prefer a box score and a beer in the bleachers might be just as happy to settle in with a few good reads of their own.

Game On! 5 Winning Summer Sports Books

Writing about sports can mean anything from a juicy novel about love among athletes to an academic study of the game — whatever game is your favorite — to the obsessive superstar biography that raises up or knocks down a hero. Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Books For A Fantastical Summer. Chris Silas Neal.

Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Books For A Fantastical Summer

Nancy Pearl Presents 10 Terrific Summer Reads. Chris Silas Neal.

Nancy Pearl Presents 10 Terrific Summer Reads

Summer's Biggest, Juiciest Nonfiction Adventures. Chris Silas Neal The publishing and film industries are innately intertwined — the peanut butter and chocolate of the entertainment world.

Summer's Biggest, Juiciest Nonfiction Adventures

This complementary, crackling energy between New York and Hollywood determines the big narratives that fill our popcorn-munching hours and drive idle chatter during coffee breaks.

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