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This video will SELF DESTRUCT in 7 days- MY LIFE IS A LIE. THE PEOPLE VS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. This Breathtaking Video Reveals How Humanity Took Over The World. The Black Death.

This Breathtaking Video Reveals How Humanity Took Over The World

The Second World War. The Industrial Revolution. The invention of modern medicine. How to Make a Country Rich. This map should change the way you think about foreign aid. Critics of foreign aid often argue that it's ineffective at generating sustainable economic development or truly helping the world's poor.

This map should change the way you think about foreign aid

But as this great map from the cost information website HowMuch.net reveals, one reason for that is that promoting development and helping the poor isn't actually what motivates a lot of America's foreign aid: As you can see, the biggest recipient by a long way is Israel (this is fiscal year 2014 data, but nothing's changing), and two other big ones are Egypt and Jordan, which both have aid packages that are tied up with their peace treaties with Israel.

None of these are poor countries (indeed, Israel is downright rich), and the point of the money is to advance an American foreign policy agenda — not to help the poor. Pakistan and Afghanistan, which round out the top five, actually are pretty poor, but, again, the main American interest in them is clearly foreign policy rather than poverty.

Comma story - Terisa Folaron. Superstars of Psychology: 10 Best Short Talks (Videos) Here are 10 of the best talks about psychology from some of the superstars of this and related fields. 1.

Superstars of Psychology: 10 Best Short Talks (Videos)

Email Habits: How to Use Psychology to Regain Control – Nir and Far. “You teach best what you most need to learn.” – Richard Bach I don’t usually write about personal and revealing matters, but recently I’ve noticed something I don’t like about myself–I check email too often.

Email Habits: How to Use Psychology to Regain Control – Nir and Far

This confession doesn’t come easily, because, ironically, I am the author of a book titled Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. It is a guidebook for designing technology people can’t put down. There’s just one problem–I can’t put my technology down. I ritually check email when I wake up in the morning. Punctuation, symbols & operators in search - Search Help. You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise. Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator. Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. The Revenant by Tarkovsky. Time Management And Productivity Hacks. The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling. It's this one, from yesterday's New York Times.

The Chart That Should Accompany All Discussions of the Debt Ceiling

Click for a more detailed view, though it's pretty clear as is. It's based on data from the Congressional Budget Office and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Its significance is not partisan (who's "to blame" for the deficit) but intellectual. It demonstrates the utter incoherence of being very concerned about a structural federal deficit but ruling out of consideration the policy that was largest single contributor to that deficit, namely the Bush-era tax cuts.

An additional significance of the chart: it identifies policy changes, the things over which Congress and Administration have some control, as opposed to largely external shocks -- like the repercussions of the 9/11 attacks or the deep worldwide recession following the 2008 financial crisis. The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar. Watch John Oliver completely destroy the idea that hard work will make you rich.

The facts about economic inequality in America are pretty staggering.

Watch John Oliver completely destroy the idea that hard work will make you rich

The top 1 percent of Americans brings home close to 20 percent of income. Income inequality is the highest it's been since 1928. And Pew found that by a 60 to 36 percent margin, Americans believe they live in a country with a system that unfairly favors the wealthy. So the big question is: Why do Americans allow this to happen? The answer, in John Oliver's estimation, is the American sense of optimism. 10 Companies That Control What We Buy. These Mind Blowing Infographics Will Change The Way You See Your Favorite Companies. The 28 Most Infuriating (TRUE) Statistics You Don't Know. The Teacher's Guide for Using Social Media [Infographic] In the modern digital world, classroom teachers are seeing social media as a growing force for teaching and learning.

The Teacher's Guide for Using Social Media [Infographic]

From class blogs and Facebook pages to students using LInkedIn to create professional online resumes, it’s everywhere. Social media has proven itself again and again as a force for good in learning. Even so, educators continue to ask about the specific educational applications of popular social networking platforms. How Much Money Do The Top Income Earners Make By Percentage? Americans are rich by world standards.

How Much Money Do The Top Income Earners Make By Percentage?

With an average per capita income of ~$48,000, America ranks in the Top 10 in the world. The other nine include Qatar ($88,300), Luxembourg ($80,000), Singapore ($57,230), Norway ($52,230), Brunei ($47,500), Hong Kong ($45,000), Switzerland ($41,800), Netherlands ($40,800), Australia ($39,632), and Austria ($39,100). The data comes from the IMF (2011), and the World Bank and CIA World Factbook collect and corroborate similar data. Does having choice make us happy? 6 studies that suggest it doesn’t always. We have all been there: standing in aisle five of the supermarket trying to decide which jar of mustard to buy. Do we go organic, or for the brand with whole mustard seeds? Or do we simply pick the one in the brightest yellow bottle? In a fascinating talk at TEDxStanford, “Sometimes it’s good to give up the driver’s seat,” marketing professor Baba Shiv reveals that discomfort over making choices extends into medical decisions.

Five years ago, Shiv’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. 9 Ways to Train Your Mind to Think Critically. Our minds are flooded with information on a daily basis.

9 Ways to Train Your Mind to Think Critically

The ability to think critically is crucial for sorting through this and deciding what information is truthful and what is deceitful; what is useful and what is garbage. Critical thinking is the ability to examine and reason through any claims, assertions, premises, and conclusions, and arrive at a decision regarding its truthfulness. Often tied in with formal logic and reasoning, the methodology and process can become very detailed, breaking down syllogisms and arguments into categories of valid, invalid, modus ponens, modus tollens, etc.

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds. Video reveals how much social media reveals about you to strangers. We’ve been told.

Video reveals how much social media reveals about you to strangers

And told and told and told: Social networking is not private, the Internet doesn’t forget, and apps can do nearly anything they want with our data. But despite the many warnings, we’re consistently still surprised by how much our digital profiles reveal. Social Media Experiment, a YouTube video created by YouTuber Jack Vale, makes it as undeniable as ever how oblivious we are. Using nothing but geo-tagged Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook posts, he found users in his area and approached them, asking questions related to things they’d uploaded as if he were prescient.

United States Elections Project. Last Updated: 3/25/2013 Please see the FAQ for information on the construction of these statistics. The demoninator data reflect the July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 voting-age population estimates extrapolated to Nov. 2012, non-citizen estimates from the 2011 American Community Survey , the year-end 2010 DOJ prison report and the year-end 2010 DOJ probation and parole report .

Starting in 2010, I report the actual number of felons on probation with no estimated adjustment. David Foster Wallace. 12 SEPTEMBER, 2013By: Maria Popova “You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness … has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me.” On May 21, 2005 David Foster Wallace took the podium at Kenyon College and delivered the now-legendary This Is Water, one of history’s greatest commencement addresses — his timeless meditation on the meaning of life and the grueling work required in order to stay awake to the world rather than enslaved by one’s own self-consuming intellect.

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6a00e54fd9f0598833016765814f0c970b-pi (835×592) 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. How to Avoid the Natural Reactions that Prevent Good Decision Making. Chart: One Year of Prison Costs More Than One Year at Princeton - Brian Resnick - National. Monique W. Morris, the co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, offers tactics to work against damaging stigmas. Charts: The Staggering Cost of Death Row for California Taxpayers.

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7 Free Online News Games That Are Based On World Affairs & News Events. 5 Ways Students Can Visually Explore the News. South Korean Politicians Fight Over Lunches. Cameron shred Brown into Pieces. Adolf Hitler - Speech (1933) A HISTORICAL ADOLF HITLER SPEECH (WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES) Thatcher: "No! No! No!" Golpe de Estado en España 23-F. Top 15 Manipulated Photographs. Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice.