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Theory behind Mind Maps
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Basics of mind/concept mapping 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.
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 | DrugSense Drug War Clock | DrugSense 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. 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.
Cannabis Vault : Timeline 73. [...] After burying their dead, Scythians purify themselves. First they anoint and rise their hair, then, for their bodies, they lean three poles against another, cover the poles with felted woolen blankets, making sure that they fit together as tightly as possible, and then put red-hot stones from the fire on to a dish which has been placed in the middle of the pole-and-blanket structure. 74. Cannabis Vault : Timeline
Draw a Stickman
Jimmy Carter: 'We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. We never went to war' | World news | The Observer Jimmy Carter: 'We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet. We never went to war' | World news | The Observer Where does Jimmy Carter live? 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?
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. Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction. How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method
Health Professions Education
Whole grain salads that taste good Whole grain salads that taste good Confession time here: For years I avoided cooking with whole grains. 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.
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 Cathleen Falsani: The Dudeist Bible: Just Take It Easy, Man What would the Dude do? That is the central spiritual, if not theological, concern of the Church of the Latter-day Dude, the totally not-fake religion based on the ethos of Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, the slacker savior of Joel and Ethan Coen's 1998 cult masterpiece "The Big Lebowski." Organized (or rather, disorganized) in 2005, the Church of the Latter-day Dude, aka "Dudeism," which prides itself for being "the slowest growing religion in the world," has ordained more than 120,000 Dudeist priests worldwide -- including yours truly. Dudeism has evolved (yes, slowly) over the last six years from its birth as the brainchild of founder Oliver Benjamin, a journalist and native Californian who splits his time between Los Angeles and Chiang Mai, Thailand. But the transmission of Dudeist beliefs and practices have been largely an informal affair that has escaped formal codification.
Greg Carey: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Marriage? 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? 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.
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Summer Books 2011: The Complete List Summer Books 2011: The Complete List Use the list below to browse NPR's Summer Books 2011 recommendations. Each critic's list is presented separately. Click on the article names to read our critics' comments about the books. 'Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads'Recommended by Lucia Silva, Portrait of a Bookstore
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. 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. A good sports book might drag you out onto the field or into the locker room; it might go spelunking in the brain of a master or visit the world of the fan. In these five offerings, baseball is a hero's playground and a parent's testing ground, basketball bumps up uncomfortably against heroin addiction, sports journalism undergoes one of its most important transitions, and the sports geek's endless need to understand flowers in full.
Chris Silas Neal Publishers like to throw around the term "speculative fiction," but you won't see too many fans of the genres it comprises — fantasy and science-fiction — bandying it about. For one thing, it's redundant; all fiction speculates, or it isn't fiction. More importantly, true fans of science fiction or fantasy don't feel a particular need to justify that love, much less dress it up in more "respectable" language. Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Books For A Fantastical Summer
Chris Silas Neal My office (a spare bedroom in my house) is strewn with books that I've gotten for possible review. There are books on the bookshelves, books more or less arranged on the floor and other books stacked high, waiting to be shelved. Nancy Pearl Presents 10 Terrific Summer Reads
Summer's Biggest, Juiciest Nonfiction Adventures
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