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The Paradox of Flow It's a Sunday afternoon and I'm on my computer. I've spent and hour sketching things out and now I'm editing the drawings to create a video. The self-doubt that I felt in my first sketchy video is no longer there. I have a clear idea of what I'm doing and I'm having a blast doing it. Things just seem to click. A few minutes later, I look up and realize that it hasn't been a few minutes at all.

Breaking down barriers to reading news: 7 good questions with Newsela’s Jennifer Coogan Published Updated 03/05/14 7:48 am Program Coordinator of the American Press Institute @kevinloker Newsela is a less-than-a-year-old educational technology startup that uses news articles to teach reading comprehension to youth. Using Datumbox API with Ruby & Node.js and other featured Projects Machine Learning & Statistics 25Share 3Share 235Share The new (and much improved) ‘Bluebook’ caught in the copyright cross-hairs War is brewing over the most boring piece of intellectual property imaginable: the “Bluebook,” the 580-page quasi-authoritative source of proper legal citation formats published by the Harvard Law Review, described by Adam Liptak of the New York Times a few months ago as “a comically elaborate thicket of random and counterintuitive rules about how to cite judicial decisions, law review articles and the like [that] is both grotesque and indispensable.” Today, a group of Yale Law students released a letter supporting #BabyBlue. The letter has almost 120 signatures, and more are being added as I type.

?utm_content=bufferd691c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter "We do not aggregate articles; we aggregate facts which we find in articles." By Sage Lazzaro 12/16 2:20pm Share this: It’s the newest news stand. How to Get a Node Joyent SmartMachine running with MongoLab April 09, 2013 - by Ben Wen Share: This is a basic how-to video and article on getting a Node.js Joyent SmartMachine running with MongoLab, a fully-managed cloud database service featuring highly-available MongoDB databases, automated backups, web-based tools, 24/7 monitoring, and expert support.

theconversation Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages. Research shows that this is not the case. In fact, early childhood is the best possible time to learn a second language. Bob Simon: There are not always two sides to every story There are not always two sides to every story. For me, that is Bob Simon's legacy. I heard him say that for the first time only this morning, a soundbite from an old Emmy acceptance speech edited into his obituary -- one of many, I imagine, crafted quickly in newsrooms overnight. There were not two sides in Sarajevo, he said. There were not two sides in Rwanda.