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Mr. Aksoy mixes different flavors of akide. Mastic (a fragrant tree sap resin), lemon, bergamot, rose, cinnamon and mint are popular varieties. (Photo: Jodi Hilton for The New York Times)
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A woman with muscular dystrophy spotted an Olympic athlete with an eerily familiar body type, and wondered whether they shared a genetic mutation. She was correct. This fascinating story reveals how her do-it-yourself medical research broke new scientific ground and altered the course of several lives. — Stacy Cowley, Business Reporter
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How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.
The Muscular Dystrophy Patient and Olympic Medalist with the Same Genetic Disorder - ProPublica
Culture defines any business, yet it's also one of the hardest things to manage. In this extract from her TED Book, Margaret Heffernan describes the important, often-overlooked element necessary to build teams.
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"The secret ingredient that makes some teams better than others" by Margaret Heffernan | ideas.ted.com
Beyond Measure by Margaret Heffernan | ideas.ted.com The secret ingredient some teams have Trapped mindset because they arent open to change and fixated on what everyone else is doing that they dont think for themselves.
Beyond Measure by Margaret Heffernan | ideas.ted.com The secret ingredient some teams have
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Beyond Measure by Margaret Heffernan | ideas.ted.com
Your remaining face time with any person depends largely on where that person falls on your list of life priorities.
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If you’re 30% through your life, you’re likely 90% through your best relationships - Quartz
The Rise of Hate Search - NYTimes.com
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Growing Up in a Time of Fear: Confronting Stereotypes About Muslims and Countering Xenophobia - NYTimes.com
Diversity Makes You Brighter - NYTimes.com
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Diversity Makes You Brighter And it doesn’t matter who ‘you’ are.
Interesting article about the results of a diversity study
And it doesn’t matter who ‘you’ are.
Diversity Makes You Brighter
Ada Lovelace was born 200 years ago today. To some she is a great hero in the history of computing; to others an overestimated minor figure. I’ve been curious for a long time what the real story is. And in preparation for her bicentennial, I decided to try to solve what for me has always been the “mystery of Ada”.
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Portrait of Ada Lovelace at age 20 (image from The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations)
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace - Ada Lovelace at age 20 (image from New York Public Library)
Ada Lovelace at age 20 (image from New York Public Library)
Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace
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Finland, creating & valueing great teachers.Maria Hyväri, a student teacher, runs a workshop at the Normal Lyceum in Helsinki.
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Maria Hyväri, a student teacher, runs a workshop at the Normal Lyceum in Helsinki. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jun/17/highly-trained-respected-and-free-why-finlands-teachers-are-different?CMP=fb_gu
Maria Hyväri, a student teacher, runs a workshop at the Normal Lyceum in Helsinki. Teacher training and school regulation in Finland
Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different. Extensive training is the basis for giving teachers the autonomy to work the way they want. The result is a highly prized profession and an education system always near the top in international rankings
Maria Hyväri, a student teacher, runs a workshop at the Normal Lyceum in Helsinki. ‘There are all these new teaching tools and ideas, and here we can try new things,’ she says. Photograph: David Crouch for the Guardian
Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different | Education | The Guardian
Finland has best teachers. ‘A new academy for training teachers has opened up, The Normal Lyceum in Helsinki, and the program may be one of the most unique models in the world, using a didactic approach and giving student teachers more time to understand the depths of teaching. Research-based education training is really the key to what makes Finnish teachers so good: they are taught to take teaching very seriously. The new academy is sought after by so many budding professionals that only 7% of
Maria Hyväri, a student teacher, runs a workshop at the Normal Lyceum in Helsinki.
Highly trained teachers in Finland
Tiffani Jones Brown, Creative Director at Pinterest
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Interview with Tiffani Jones Brown, Creative Director at Pinterest, about passion and the Pinterest brand
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Creative Director at Pinterest
I found my father living on the street - BBC News
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In 2014, photographer Diana Kim who grew up bouncing from home to home after her parents divorce, felt a special affinity for the homeless men and women around Honolulu and began Homeless Paradise,…
Photographer Daughter Locates Her Father Among Homeless People - See more at: http://www.topamazingarts.com/2015/11/21/photographer-daughter-locates-her-father-among-homeless-people/#sthash.5uAwxO58.dpuf
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After 10 Years Of Photographing Homeless People, This Woman Stumbled Upon Someone She Never Expected to See... http://www.grandascent.com/30407/after-10-years-of-photographing-homeless-people-this-woman-stumbled-upon-someone-she-never-expected-to-see/
Photographer Starts Project Documenting Homeless People, Discovers Her Dad Is One Of Them
"I found my father living on the street" inspiring story by photographer Diana Kim
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Daughter Documents Homeless Dad’s Life
New dog-service apps create a community of dog lovers, pairing those who crave canine companionship with dogs that could use more people time
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Bark N Borrow - New dog-service apps create a community of dog lovers, pairing those who crave canine companionship with dogs that could use more people time
Pickles is a French bulldog that is available for play dates on a new dog-loaning service called Bark’N’Borrow.
WAIT. WAIT. I NEED TO DO THIS. A dating app, but for you and dogs?? | New dog-service apps create a community of dog lovers, pairing those who crave canine companionship with dogs that could use more people time
Online Matchmaking, but With Dogs as Dates - NYTimes.com
The Norwegian Secret to Enjoying a Long Winter: Residents of Norway view their long dark winters as something to celebrate. How it's possible to be cheerful for the next four months.
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Enjoy a Long Happy Winter http://www.fastcompany.com/3052970/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/the-norwegian-secret-to-enjoying-a-long-winter
The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter :: "there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing."
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Don't just endure, celebrate! A lesson here beyond the weather. >> The Norwegian secret to enjoying a long winter
"The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter" // "One of the things we do a lot of in the States is we bond by complaining about the #winter," says Leibowitz. "It’s hard to have a positive wintertime mindset when we make small talk by being negative about the winter."
I love love love love love this article. The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter
The Norwegian Secret To Enjoying A Long Winter: At first, she was asking "Why aren’t people here more depressed?" and if there were lessons that could be taken elsewhere. But once she was there, "I sort of realized that that was the wrong question to be asking," she says. When she asked people "Why don’t you have seasonal depression?" the answer was "Why would we?" It turns out that in northern Norway, "people view winter as something to be enjoyed, not something to be endured," says Leibowitz, and that makes all the difference.
ARTICLE: The Norwegian Secret to Enjoying Winter.
The Pickle Index—a novel in 10 days (from the creators of The Silent History).
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ThePickleIndex.com/ ITS 3 STAND ALONE BKS, 1 HARDCOVER, & A SERIALIZED EMERSIVE APP
The Pickle Index. A novel in 10 days.
Betty Crocker’s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations - The New York Times
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Betty Crocker's Absurd Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations: New York Times Magazine - The iconic brand’s midcentury recipes evoke the era’s peculiar optimism, encased in gelatin and smothered in mayonnaise.
Look at the peas in the rice. Looks like a complete protein to me. Betty Crocker’s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations - The New York Times
Betty Crocker’s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations (Photo: Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for The New York Times)
Betty Crocker’s Absurd, Gorgeous Atomic-Age Creations - NYTimes.com. Interesting comments on the connection between food and the state of the society at that time. The artists take on the recipe cards are humorous and full of irony. Looking back on a moment of the past in women's history and creating new playful works. Could we look back at a particular object's history and question its validity in todays society.
A closer look at Betty Crocker’s absurd, gorgeous Atomic-Age creations http://nyti.ms/1MoYx1d
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Betty Crockers Gorgeous Absurd Atomic-Age Creations
Erika Lee’s “The Making of Asian America” explores how systemic racism has pervaded the Asian-American experience.