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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2012
1. Tourists sunbathing next to the Costa Concordia Max Rossi / Reuters Vacationers bask in front of the wreckage of capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia. Twenty-eight people were killed when the cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy. 2. Helen H. The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado. 3. Ed Andrieski / AP Storm clouds gather above a memorial for the victims in the shooting across the street from the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in July. 4. John Moore / Getty Images Karen Clarkson lies over her slain son’s grave at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day. 5. Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Images Nicholas Taylor of the United States and teammate David Wagner celebrate after the Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Gold Medal match. 6. Jessica McGowan / Getty Images 7. Spencer Platt / Getty Images A Virgin Mary is all that remains from a home that was destroyed in Breezy Point, Queens, after Hurricane Sandy. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

The 17 Best Twitter Hashtags for Education (2012 ) Talking about Twitter brings to mind the power of hashtags. According to Twitter Help Center the symbol #, called hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already posted a guide on the use of hashtags in education. Check it out HERE Below is a list of the Edublog Award finalistsfor the best Twitter hashtag for education in 2012

Socrates (In The Form Of A 9-Year-Old) Shows Up In A Suburban Backyard In Washington : Krulwich Wonders... When he rang the doorbell, Zia hadn't planned to step inside. He was there to pick up his fiancee who was babysitting, but she couldn't leave (the parents were running late) so Zia agreed to hang out for a bit. His fiancee said, "Let me introduce you to the kids" — the 2-year-old girl, the 7-year-old boy and, most important, squatting, with no shoes on, surrounded by ants on the back patio, the oldest — the 9-year-old — the one he would make world-famous on YouTube. This is the boy he now calls "The Philosopher."

Social proof Social proof, also known as informational social influence, is a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation. This effect is prominent in ambiguous social situations where people are unable to determine the appropriate mode of behavior, and is driven by the assumption that surrounding people possess more knowledge about the situation. The effects of social influence can be seen in the tendency of large groups to conform to choices which may be either correct or mistaken, a phenomenon sometimes referred to as herd behavior. Although social proof reflects a rational motive to take into account the information possessed by others, formal analysis shows that it can cause people to converge too quickly upon a single choice, so that decisions of even large groups of individuals may be grounded in very little information (see information cascades). Mechanisms[edit]

Best Inventions of the Year 2012 That’s not Photoshop. The Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has developed a way to create a small, perfect white cloud in the middle of a room. It requires meticulous planning: the temperature, humidity and lighting all have to be just so. Once everything is ready, Smilde summons the cloud out of the air using a fog machine. It lasts only moments, but the effect is dramatic and strangely moving.

Top 100 Photos of the Year 2012 *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a POTD this year. The pictures are also listed in reverse chronological order. There is no ranking amongst the photos Enjoy!

So You Want to Perform in Porn If you read that and thought, Why yes, I do want to perform in porn, this is for you. If not, please feel free to read along for potential entertainment value. Or, put the computer down, and go do whatever it is that people do on Fridays. For those of you still interested, the first step to performing is deciding what kind of porn you want to do. See, porn isn't just people with big boobs and giant schlongs in silly setups involving offices and pizza deliverymen. Most Popular Chrome Extensions and Posts of 2012 SExpand 2012 brought a lot of new people to Google Chrome as the browser has been toying with the top browser spot throughout the year. Alongside all the new Chrome devotees comes a slew of new Chrome extensions that enhance privacy, add functionality, and more. Here are the most popular Google Chrome-related posts for 2012. P

Photo 1- A Critical Reading Of Mary-Kate & Ashley's Most Iconic Films Passport to Paris This feature film is a classic coming-of-age tale à la David Copperfield, comparing the innocence of youth with the classic growing pains we all endure. The story follows Melanie and Allyson Porter, stereotypical pre-teens struggling with narcissistic tendencies and an inability to comprehend issues larger than themselves. The opening scenes are rife with the warning signs of leading a close-minded life, and their mother's distraught proclamation rings true even today: "It's not all about grades, it's about life. There's more to the world than call waiting and the mall." While on a trip to Paris intended to expand their horizons, love develops fast and furiously, as they find themselves in over their heads, oblivious to the warning signs of a questionable relationship with two classic bad-boy archetypes, and defenseless against the pull of a European accent and a manly turtleneck.

Treasure in Great Pyramid Awaits Discovery, Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' Says TORONTO — Zahi Hawass is back. The famous, and at times controversial, Egyptologist is free of legal charges, free to travel and is launching a worldwide lecture tour with the aim of getting tourists back to Egypt, he told LiveScience in an interview. Hawass also said that he believes there are some fantastic discoveries waiting to be made, including more tombs in the Valley of the Kings and a secret burial chamber, containing treasure, which he believes to be inside the Great Pyramid built by the pharaoh Khufu (also known as Cheops). [Image Gallery: Egypt's Valley of the Kings] It's a turnaround for the archaeologist, who, just a few months ago, was under investigation and banned from traveling outside Egypt.

Detroit Is Not Dead: Meet Some Of The 701,475 People Who Call The City Home (PHOTOS) After Detroit's landmark bankruptcy filing last week, more eyes than ever have zeroed in on this struggling city. For Detroiters, it's both a blessing and a curse. While it's a relief that some have started to pay attention to the countless problems that often make daily life an uphill battle, how Detroit is portrayed by outsiders can be disheartening: pictures of abandoned buildings stand in for the people who pass by them each day; headlines blare that the Motor City is out of gas, dead or even hell on earth. We're not trying to say that Detroit isn't in trouble -- no matter what some say, things like startups, a billionaire's investments and community gardens won't "save" the city, which faces abysmal city services, has pervasive crime, continues to lose population and boasts an abandoned city structure for every 10 residents.

Stoya on the Pitfalls of Heteronormativity and Monogamy Aside from being Caucasian and female, my stepsister and I have almost nothing in common. She has a closet full of clothes from places like J. Crew in neutral and pastel tones. She has sensible shoulder-length hair, and when she wears it in a ponytail, there are no flyaways. She went directly from high school to a respected private college in northern New York state and graduated with an English degree. She’s extremely nice, attractive in an all-American sort of way, has a pleasant disposition, and is a very good hostess.