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Video: Are You Right-Brained Or Left-Brained?

14 October 2014

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“Look Up” – A Video Message About The Detached and Anti-Social Social-Media Generation

6 May 2014

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Below is a powerful message about our need to detach from the electronic matrix of interacting with technology rather than having direct interactions with humanity.

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What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?

29 December 2013

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When the OECD releases the PISA report every three years, many people use the ranking to claim public education in the U.S. is failing and push their corporate education reform agenda. But looking at the data, lessons that can be learned from the highest performing countries point in a completely different direction. For more information: […]

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No More Weekends: Announcing the Week Beginning

4 November 2013

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The Weekend as Reward Most people who work from Monday through Friday look forward to the weekend as a time of rest. Our eyes are set on those two days as a time to unwind. The weekend dangles like a carrot before us as we plow through the week as if we’re plowing through a […]

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Life is GREAT… DISCONNECT and enjoy (PSA Video From DayToDisconnect.com)

29 May 2013

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This is an inspiring short video about disconnecting from the digital world and reconnecting to the people and life around us. [source]

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Make Facebook Function Like Pinterest by Creating a Facebook Page for Following and Sharing Topic-Specific News and Posts

22 May 2013

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As you know, your personal Facebook Home page lists news posted from your friends and any pages you like. With too many friends and liked pages, it becomes hard to keep up. The instructions below describe how to gather similar news and posts into one place without it cluttering up your personal Facebook “Home” news […]

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Artifactory – Local Artists and Artisans Connection for Iowa City and Eastern Iowa Artists

26 April 2013

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From: Tricia Knox To: Iowa City and Eastern Iowa Artists and Artisans * * * Greetings friends! I am happy to announce that we are rolling out our Iowa City Art/Maker Center called The Artifactory at the Cedar Rapids Science Center in the lower level of Lindale Mall, this Saturday, April 27th from 10-4. Featuring Eric Wortman’s […]

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Architectural Bigotry and Intolerance of Urban Development Diversity

30 March 2013

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Architectural Bigotry and Intolerance is a phenomenon where people reject any architectural design that they don’t personally like or that doesn’t fit into the sectarian insular homogeneous cookie cutter template of what they believe to be acceptable. Increasingly it’s become possible for small but vocal and disruptive special interest groups to portray themselves as the […]

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The Chauncey Development Construction Shadow Controversy in Iowa City Prompts Awareness and Conversation About Shade and Sun Protection

28 March 2013

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A recent Moen Group development project in Iowa City called The Chauncey (pictured above) has sparked some controversy because of the perception that it will block out the entire skyline and cast a shadow over the city. (See “The Sky Will Be Gone,” Press Citizen, 26 March 2013) Anti-Shade Activists. The Iowa Coalition Against the […]

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Panasonic “Ideas for Life” and “Say Yes to Less. More to Life.”

22 March 2013

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AT&T recently began an advertising campaign that promoted the “Bigger is Better” message. At a time when we all need to be conserving and learning to live with less, such messages are detrimental. From Panasonic, a new advertising campaign encourages people to live with less: “Say Yes to Less. More to Life.” 21 March 2013 […]

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Wells Lamont 535S Womens Gardening Gloves, Nitrile Coated Knit

30 December 2012

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Product Summary These gardening gloves are comfortable, sturdy and are also effective around the house or when moving because they provide extra grip and protection for the hands. Product Description Wells Lamont 535S Women’s Gardening Gloves, Nitrile Coated Knit, Small – Women’s Wet and Muddy Conditions nitrile palm coated knit gloves are a must have […]

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Chico Sling rePETe Bag is Reusable and Made From Recycled Materials

26 December 2012

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Summary. The Chico Sling rePETe Bag shown here is reusable, light weight, and compact for storage when not in use. [Buy Now] It’s Green. It is made from 99% recycled materials. Comfortable. The wide shoulder strap spreads weight evenly for a comfortable fit. The fabric is smooth to the touch, making it a delight to hold. Benefits. […]

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Copyright and Fair Use – General Guidelines Statement and Disclosure

24 November 2012

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Summary. Below is a generic copyright and fair use statement for bloggers, website owners, and educators who use various forms of intellectual property and media in their social commentaries and teaching. The statement below addresses the unique circumstances of bloggers and authors of on-demand publications where any commercial gain is minimal or non-existant. Please contact […]

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Office Digital Dictation and Transcription Solution

13 November 2012

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Summary. For legal, medical, industrial, and other complex voice dictation demands, traditional voice recognition software is still not as accurate and reliable as having a skilled and familiar person transcribing your voice recordings of memos and reports. However, some digital transcription systems can cost close to $1,000 which makes them too expensive for most offices. An effective […]

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XPS File Conversion, Reading, Opening, and Printing Services

6 November 2012

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XPS File Services. We now offer XPS File Conversion, Reading, Opening, and Printing Services. If you receive an XPS File by email as an attachment, or on a USB stick, and need to view it, forward the file to us and we’ll help convert it into a format that’s readable, such as PDF. XPS Reader […]

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Imation Ironkey USB Flash Drive Offers Microsoft-Certified Windows To Go Solution – Windows® 8 desktop embedded on a trusted IronKey

29 October 2012

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Benefits. The Imation Ironkey USB Flash Drive offers the possibility of a Microsoft-Certified Windows To Go solution – Windows® 8 desktop embedded on a trusted IronKey with the following features and benefits. [Buy Now] Rely on Imation’s portable desktop expertise and the proven dependability of Imation IronKey drives. Deliver a fast, full Windows desktop that boots from USB […]

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Lumosity – Brain and Memory Training Games for Skill Improvement – Online and Mobile

27 October 2012

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At Lumos Labs (Lumosity.com), we believe in improving brains — and lives. That’s why we created the most effective online tool for cognitive enhancement. Drawing on the newest developments in neuroscience, Lumosity.com offers brain training exercises that work. Regardless of your age, Lumosity can make you smarter and more mentally fit. If you want a brighter brain, […]

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Online Cloud File Storage and Synchronization Services Review – Adobe SendNow (see our review), Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud, Box.com, Dropbox.com, Google Docs, and Microsoft SkyDrive

26 October 2012

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Choosing which online cloud file storage solution can be difficult. Each service has some unique advantages and there are many to choose from: Adobe SendNow (see our review), Amazon Cloud Drive, Apple iCloud, Box.com, Dropbox.com, Google Docs, and Microsoft SkyDrive. Since most companies offer some level of service for free, it’s easy to just signup for all of them and use […]

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