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Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best. On January 8, 2011, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head while meeting constituents in her home town of Tucson, Arizona. Her husband, the astronaut Mark Kelly, immediately flew to be by her side.

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10 Amazing Tricks to Play with your Brain Mind is the aspect of intellect and consciousness experienced as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination, including all unconscious cognitive processes. Mind manifests itself subjectively as a stream of consciousness. Neuroanatomists usually consider the brain to be the pivotal unit of what we refer to as mind. open thinking » 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy.

25 Free People Search Engines to Find Anyone I’ve been in this people search industry for over 3 years now and while researching, I found many free, high quality free people search engines to help you reconnect with friends, family, school friends or any other person from your past (or, in other words, find anyone for free online.) So I decided to put them in one huge list. Here they are:

Alex Frankel on How Employees Create Brand How are brands defined by their internal culture? How are customer-facing employees defining and marketing their company's brand? Alex Frankel, author of Punching In, came to Customer Service is the New Marketing to share his undercover experiences as a corporate culture chameleon. When Frankel started the project, he assumed that he would be an equally good worker in any environment. 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns Watch 1,150 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns (many with John Wayne); Martial Arts Movies; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation.

Google Moon: Explore The Moon Virtually From Your Web Browser If you are interested in the Moon or the Apollo landings, you can find and read a lot of Moon-related material online. But Google currently has a wonderful educational tool regarding the Moon that will interest everyone, not only Moon enthusiasts. This tool is called Google Moon. Twitter Search in Plain English - Common Craft - Our Product is It seems like everyone is using Twitter these days. You know, sharing little messages with each other on phones and computers. It turns out that all these little messages, if you look at them all at once, become an easy way to find people, news and trends. Let's get started by visiting Twitterville. This town represents all the people using Twitter.

Top 5 Tips for Hosting a Customer Community Brian Oberkirch of Small Good Thing moderated a wide-ranging exploration of customer service communities at yesterday's Customer Service is the New Marketing summit. (Flickr photo by dougfl07.) Matt Mullenweg of Automattic summed up the panel's threads well with a single metaphor: If everyone showed up to your house for a party, would you stay away? Probably not. You'd stay at home, make sure that everyone had a drink, keep weirdos from doing strange things off in the corner, and herd guests into the right room given their numbers and general mood. How does this simple concept apply to hosting a customer community?

How to Write Powerful Bullet Points By Dave Paradi, MBA, author of "The Visual Slide Revolution" If you have sat through too many presentations where the presenter read the full text of their slides, you have probably wondered, "How can I avoid droning on and on and focus on just the key information that my audience needs?" One part of the answer is to create bullet points that you can expand upon. When using bullet points on a presentation slide, there are some key ideas that you should keep in mind. {*style:<b>A Bullet Point is Not a Sentence </b>*}Too many times a presenter puts an entire sentence as a bullet point.

Nine Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts You’re writing and podcasting and videoblogging your face off and it’s starting to feel like no one’s paying attention. You want to get the right comments, and meaningful conversations started, or you want your peers to come and start a lively discourse. How do you get your best posts out there in such a way that people will come by and add to the body of work? (Note first that I’ve said “best posts” and not “every post.” If you abuse any of this, it goes poorly for you pretty quickly.)

10 Future Web Trends We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0. Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more. Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we're starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. Loic Le Meur Blog: How Do Geeks Get In Shape &amp; 13 Tips To Ge I like to share my runs on Twitter and some of my friends reply often. This morning Mike Butcher said "Got any tips on getting in shape? You seem pretty good at it" so I thought I could share more and would love to hear how you get in shape. There are many geeks I know who care a lot about regular exercise, like Jyri who has shared many of my runs around the Golden Gate bridge, fidlr who runs too and tells me that "interval running" is called "wind sprints" in America or my colleague Cathy Brooks, Net who shared crazy runcasts like running on the Golden Gate bridge, Joi with his diets and various exercises and so many others. How do you do it?

Tracking Weight and What You Eat with Twitter I'm sure this will come as no surprise to all of you, but personal data collection fascinates me. I love playing with data and when it's about me, all the better. Daytum and mycrocosm are two applications that let you do this; although each have somewhat different goals. Daytum is sort of like a financial report for your life (ala Feltron) while mycrocosm is more of an experiment in communication and social media. They do both, however, have an underlying goal, whether implicit or explicit, of understanding yourself better. Do Daytum and mycrocosm help you understand yourself better?

27 Blogging Secrets to Power Your Community Do you like learning about magic tricks? To me, the best magicians are the ones who share what they know. Penn and Teller are like that. They love deconstructing tricks in front of you? So, do you want to learn some blogging secrets from me? If I say they’re secrets, you’ll treasure them more, but the thing is, I share this with you daily.

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