Category Archives: Education

Brush|Reed ~ Beautiful music for beautiful art

Here’s your chance to contribute to the arts. Clever collaboration by beautiful and talented artists, gotta love and share that! Read more: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brushreed-abroad-series-hong-kong-2014

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Manufactured Beauty ~ Body Image Issues

“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Facebook is … Continue reading

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Let Post Offices Replace Payday Lenders

Vote for this idea by signing this petition. A few days ago, a diary was posted explaining that the US Inspector General had recently endorsed the idea of the United States Post Office offering simple banking services in addition to … Continue reading

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Retiring in Style for the Average Family

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Grown to Hate Most Employee Feedback Systems

In the past 22 years, I have noticed that most corporations solicit feedback from all levels of a team, but when using them to *help* an employee improve, the feedback is used in a way that leaves out specifics, so … Continue reading

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Cars vs. Bikes vs Pedestrian ~ Oh My!

From a coworker, Logan, this fine response was part of a discussion about “yet another bike rider hit by a car”. Having experienced many friends nearly having been killed and heard of even more actually being killed on the very … Continue reading

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US’s Greatest Crisis Today

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Remember School Detention? Anybody…?

“I was rather a poor student, too easily distracted – did a lot of gazing out of windows, fine for training to be a writer, but not a great way to achieve in the classroom. The truth is that I … Continue reading

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Map Porn – Enjoy

“Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They … Continue reading

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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Think you know where the money is distributed in the US? Think again. Mashable: The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic … Continue reading

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