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Why broken sleep is a golden time for creativity – Karen Emslie – Aeon “Night-waking, he told me, was different in nature from waking during the day, at least according to the documents he found. The third US president Thomas Jefferson, for example, read books on moral philosophy before bed so that he could ‘ruminate’ […]

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As we may understand — Medium “However, in applying some of the (nicer!) ideas in practice, particularly towards influencing more sustainable behaviour at work and at home, around issues such as office occupancy and food choices, as well as energy use, it became clear that the models of people inherent in many kinds of ‘intervention’ […]

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Man Regrets Jumping Onto Whale Being Eaten By Sharks – Business Insider “Even the parents of this Perth, Australia, man who jumped onto a whale circled by hungry sharks say their son is an idiot. “ tags: whale sharks choices weekly Intoxicating machines – O’Reilly Radar ““Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer […]

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Tangle: a JavaScript library for reactive documents This is awesome. I love this. tags: js javascript interactive documents data infographics visualization weekly Ipsos MORI | Poll | Perceptions are not reality: Things the world gets wrong tags: univ200 truth lies perception reality weekly stats We Are All Confident Idiots – Pacific Standard: The Science of […]

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The Miseducation of the Doodle “Having exhausted traditional learning methods such as highlighting, note-taking, and rote memorization, Virginia chose to unleash a powerful, primitive tool that ultimately turned out to be her savior: The Doodle. Virginia decided to draw rudimentary visual representations of every concept in her Morrison and Boyd textbook. She deployed a problem-solving […]

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How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools | MindShift “The most significant responsibility at the school is that “you are responsible for what you make of your life,” McCaig says. To graduate, students write and defend a thesis that they have “prepared themselves to become effective adults in the larger community.” “ tags: […]

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Nothing To Do With Arbroath: Crematorium fire caused by 500-pound body “A fire that damaged the roof at Southside Cremation Services Henrico, Virginia, was likely caused by a “rather large body,” according to fire investigators. The fire started when the furnace used to cremate the 500-pound body got too hot, Henrico Fire spokesman Capt. Daniel […]

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Mobile malware infections race through Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution – Boing Boing “The protesters are dependent on mobile apps to coordinate their huge, seemingly unstoppable uprising, and someone — maybe the Politburo, maybe a contractor — has released virulent Ios and Android malware into their cohort, and the pathogens are blazing through their electronic ecosystem. […]

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What You Need to Know About Yik Yak, an App Causing Trouble on Campuses – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education “They envisioned it, they said, as a tool for observational campus comedy. Mr. Buffington argues that making all comments anonymous is critical to maintaining users’ privacy, encourages less-inhibited commentary, and allows the best […]

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I’m leaving Mojang | notch.net “I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, […]

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