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To look at my grades in school you’d never make me out to be a history fan. In school I never really understood what importance those “old time stories” had to do with the amazing places my life was going to go until it got there. Somewhere along the way I got curious. Seeing a billboard on the side of the road announcing that Fred’s Widget Store had been in business “since 1920” got me wondering. At first I thought about the invention of the widget, which I honestly thought was a more modern creation, then I started thinking that maybe there wasn’t a half bad living to be had in the widget business. Beats worrying about cleaning people’s mattress all day like I do today.

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Pictify : Le Pinterest du monde artistique Article extrait du Réseau canadien d’information sur le patrimoine (04/09/2012) Récemment, un nouveau site Web de réseautage social, Pictify, a fait son apparition – avis aux musées : ceci s’adresse à vous! Pictify se démarque par deux aspects : il est conçu expressément pour le contenu culturel et vise un auditoire aux intérêts plus artistiques. Ce site Web a des fonctions semblables à celles de Pinterest, un site Internet de médias sociaux en croissance rapide, en ce sens qu’il ressemble à un énorme album‑souvenir de photos, réparties en collections diverses. Grâce à ce tableau d’affichage virtuel, les artistes et les institutions culturelles peuvent afficher des œuvres fascinantes en ligne, permettant ainsi à d’autres utilisateurs de la communauté de formuler des commentaires et de publier des photos semblables. Les utilisateurs peuvent également suivre leurs profils préférés, tout comme ils le feraient sur Facebook ou Twitter.

Strategic Creative Development · edwardboches How the semester will go. Guest speakers are confirmed in most cases, but could always cancel on us at the last minute. January 23: The End of Us and Them Mister Wong 8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before.

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom Many critics of Twitter believe that the 140-character microblog offered by the ubiquitous social network can do little for the education industry. They are wrong. K-12 teachers have taken advantage of Twitter’s format to keep their classes engaged and up-to-date on the latest technologies. The following projects provide you and your students with 50 ways to Twitter in the classroom to create important and lasting lessons. 1. The Hacker Manifesto by +++The Mentor+++ Written January 8, 1986 Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. 40 Belief-Shaking Remarks From a Ruthless Nonconformist If there’s one thing Friedrich Nietzsche did well, it’s obliterate feel-good beliefs people have about themselves. He has been criticized for being a misanthrope, a subvert, a cynic and a pessimist, but I think these assessments are off the mark. I believe he only wanted human beings to be more honest with themselves. He did have a remarkable gift for aphorism — he once declared, “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” A hundred years after his death, Nietzsche retains his disturbing talent for turning a person’s worldview upside-down with one jarring remark. Even today his words remain controversial.

SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), was a brilliant German philosopher. These 38 Stratagems are excerpts from "The Art of Controversy", first translated into English and published in 1896. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. The more general your opponent's statement becomes, the more objections you can find against it. The more restricted and narrow his or her propositions remain, the easier they are to defend by him or her. Use different meanings of your opponent's words to refute his or her argument. thinking styles The following is edited and adapted from It is intended to supplement personal understanding and enhance critical self-examination of yourself as a communicator. Styles of Thinking "How do people think about things?" Harrison and Bramson, through their research detailed in their text The Art of Thinking, found that in Western society there are five distinct styles of thinking.

Self Transformation Self-creation is the highest art. David Zindell The stated goal of Transhumanists is to remove all removable limitations, mental, social, biological and physical from ourselves. Finding these limitations, learning about them and finding ways of removing them are an important problem. Many such limitations are based on our current bodies and minds, which are severely limited due to their biological origin (biological system have evolved to a high degree of adaptability in the environment of the Biosphere, but are very limited in environments not similar to it or for other purposes, like our current culture).

"A.S.P.I.R.E." A Study System Text of the A.S.P.I.R.E. exercise: A: Approach/attitude/arrange Approach your studies with a positive attitudeArrange your schedule to eliminate distractions S: Select/survey/scan

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