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Chryle Elieff has been shared in 119 public circles

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Michael Ginsburg2,525Awesome bunch of #aussies  in this #sharedcircle  . Almost 1700 people in this circle already.If you want to be included, you MUST be Australian and preferably already active on Google+, or intend to become so.  Australian #expats living overseas are most welcome. To be added:1. +1 this post.2. Share this post publicly 3. Add me to your circles4. Request to be included.For those that are not aussies but would like to connect with a bunch of people from the "lucky country", just add this whole circle to your own.Based on the level of interest, new versions of this circle will be posted regularly. #australia   #aboutaustralia   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles  2014-10-17 23:35:02501000
Becky Collins16,609Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459102
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210
Nick Warner645Follow these awesome friends!2014-08-07 16:03:15500307
Circles Circles Circles37,983SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/o82s0mPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/IkCTLPPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/nFCsGwMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/tID4ZmPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/E6v81LOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/xXWLPtTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/z3z8lh#science       #scienceeveryday       #sciencecircle       #circlesharing  2014-07-17 04:08:1710691432
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990617
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
Circles Circles Circles35,732SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/RPEbdlPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/fmOadpPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/Oyg8RBMEN ARE FROM MARS :  http://goo.gl/9NT51gPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD:  http://goo.gl/5mT3s0Others CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/AV4WvdTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/YANzuo#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-06-19 02:05:331065924
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319369
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415
Tim Mi0RESHARE if you want to be included2014-06-01 00:54:33500105
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
Circles Circles Circles33,758SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/WbY7NSPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS & THEIR BLOGS: http://goo.gl/XPSnHVPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/itFj7ZMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/uBBxgdPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/f1wz2IOthers CirclesSCIENCE: http://goo.gl/MOGsxGTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science     #scienceeveryday     #sciencecircle     #circlesharing  2014-05-28 20:17:02102101219
Michael Ginsburg284#sharedcircle  of #Australians  on Google+. Over 1400 people in the circle but Google+ only allows to share 500 at a time.If you want to be added to the circle, please like and comment (so I am not accused of spamming) and also I need to be able to verify you are in #australia . Pages welcome provided again they are #Australian  and I can verify that. If there is a lot of interest from pages, I might consider starting a separate circle for #Australian pages.2014-05-22 00:25:16501414
Circles Circles Circles32,435SCIENCE CircleDo you want more science in your life? Then, be sure to add these fascinating pages and people who dwell on science daily and are actively engaging.  Enrich your stream.If you are a scientist or someone who primarily posts about science and would like to be included in this circle please make a request in the comments section below.If you have someone or an organization's G+ page to recommend please add their name in the comments section below.Note: To those included in the circle, you were added by the generous recommendation of others  -- their help is deeply appreciated. Your add back and re-share would be also deeply appreciated as it would help spread the word about science.Current Circles  Published Mondays ORIGINAL CONTENT CREATORS : http://goo.gl/Hev5GIPublished Wednesdays:BLOGGERS: http://goo.gl/Nqll1yPublished Thursdays:WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS : http://goo.gl/olCV0EMEN ARE FROM MARS : http://goo.gl/l58RRiPublished Fridays:A CIRCLE TO PAY IT FORWARD: http://goo.gl/oIXG1ROthers Circles:SCIENCE: http://goo.gl/voKgBxTECHNOLOGY: http://goo.gl/bDcYF4#science   #scienceeveryday   #sciencecircle   #circlesharing  2014-05-16 02:10:07103141426
Kristin Milton9,730Hi everyone, This is a starter circle for +Ben Milton.It's mostly my 'most relevant' circlers, heavily weighted for sciency content.Enjoy :)2014-05-13 12:51:4398105
Yoga Imawan889Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#circles#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle#Koło2014-04-20 21:54:435019922
Yoga Imawan889IMPORTANT CIRCLE#addcircle#buy_GooglePlus_followers#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagersshowcasecircle#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#Magic#Marketing#motivateme#publiccircle#PublicSharedCircles#sharedcircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SharedCircles#SharedPublicCircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#TopEngagers2014-04-20 18:05:56501547
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151025
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191428
John Nuntiatio28,623#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-03-01 15:15:34459271929
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721
Scott Lewis119,839*The Amazing Women Circle*So as today's Hangout from +STEM Women on G+ w/ +Jonathan Eisen started, I decided to go back through my "Amazing Women's Circle" and feature the fantastic people that enrich my life, particularly in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These brilliant women contribute regularly here on +Google+ and are a shining example of how it doesn't matter what sex or gender you are, everyone can do remarkable things.Please feel free to share this about and let me know in the comments if there are more Amazing Women I should add to this group! #STEMWomen   #GenderEquality   #Equality   #ScienceEveryday   #ScienceSunday  2014-02-16 21:06:57103251529
Mikhail Petrovsky77,776Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-27 02:02:59453472471
Artur M.34,801A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-13 10:29:00460422368
Andrew Wisniewski38,062Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!2013-12-29 06:11:00479411769
Georgia Mizuleva1,739Very Creative People Circle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #share #sharedpubliccircles #circle  2013-12-21 23:26:22470161223
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682
martin shervington208,649A great CIRCLE of educators and people with a passion for learning. If you want to connect with likeminded people in the Plus then add this lot in! Everything from teachers, to coaches to business people - all with one thing in common, a thirst for knowledge. Please feel free to add, amend, share and make the circle your own. #sharedcircles   #ns #publicsharedcircles   #community  2013-09-24 13:27:30148543299
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415255987
Paul Christen113If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500387674

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2014-07-11 18:05:06 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Also from the OU Twitterati this morning:

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2014-09-25 04:18:19 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

You must distinguish the difference between science and pseudoscience. It's very important. 

#science   #pseudoscience  

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2014-08-02 20:33:14 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Batman approves! :P

Via +Donny Burkett :)

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2014-10-21 03:26:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

A Carpe Diem - esque Post

from +Laura Gibbs 's Latin Lol Cats

Today's #LatinLOLCat  has a very excellent Latin future active participle. :-)
Fac hodie: fugit haec non reditura dies.
Do it today: this day runs away, not to return.
Details at the blog:
http://goproverbs.blogspot.com/2013/10/latin-lolcat-do-it-today.html___A Carpe Diem - esque Post

from +Laura Gibbs 's Latin Lol Cats

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2014-10-19 04:03:30 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Lego MRI

Sharing this so that I can send it to a colleague who uses fMRI for developmental psychology research. 

A shout out to +Steve Esterly 

Lego model of MRI room to help demystify the scan procedure for children ___Lego MRI

Sharing this so that I can send it to a colleague who uses fMRI for developmental psychology research. 

A shout out to +Steve Esterly 

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2014-10-15 20:38:42 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Sometimes, it depends on how you look at things...

Pretty :-)

http://io9.com/a-utopian-optical-illusion-in-san-francisco-1645083135

Sometimes, it depends on how you look at things...

Pretty :-)

http://io9.com/a-utopian-optical-illusion-in-san-francisco-1645083135___

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2014-10-09 19:08:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I love a good magic trick

and this:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2785931/Las-Vegas-magician-starts-fundraising-campaign-help-homeless-veteran-fell-hard-times-streets-feet.html

this was a good one. 

Here's to ALL of the people who use their talents to help other, even if it's just in a small way that never goes viral nor is mentioned online (or anywhere else).

I love a good magic trick

and this:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2785931/Las-Vegas-magician-starts-fundraising-campaign-help-homeless-veteran-fell-hard-times-streets-feet.html

this was a good one. 

Here's to ALL of the people who use their talents to help other, even if it's just in a small way that never goes viral nor is mentioned online (or anywhere else).___

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2014-10-09 14:38:10 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Another Math Post

This one is Halloween-themed and comes with a shout out to +Annika O'Brien  for sharing it.

___Another Math Post

This one is Halloween-themed and comes with a shout out to +Annika O'Brien  for sharing it.

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2014-10-07 17:33:15 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

For Mathphiles and Mathphobes

A nice post about teaching math (maths) to people who don't like math. 

Oh, and for the record, in a forced choice, I'd have to say I like a side of Bayesian ...

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/10/teaching-math-to-people-who-think-they-hate-it/381125/

Posted on another social network by my math-teacher buddy, so a shout out to him.

For Mathphiles and Mathphobes

A nice post about teaching math (maths) to people who don't like math. 

Oh, and for the record, in a forced choice, I'd have to say I like a side of Bayesian ...

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/10/teaching-math-to-people-who-think-they-hate-it/381125/

Posted on another social network by my math-teacher buddy, so a shout out to him.___

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2014-10-04 21:43:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Chocolate Ganache

My favorite use of ganache Is the not-so-humble truffle (it gets arrogant when you add shots of alcohol to it ;-) )

but I'm sharing this (via +Kimberly Chapman ) so I don't lose track of it

A Ganache Primer

Ganache is delicious and easier than most baking newbies think.  I typically use +Alton Brown's recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/ganache-frosting-recipe.html except I don't use a food processor, I just break it up in the package and dump it in because I'm lazy and it works for me) but saw this post come up on my baking blog list just now: http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2014/10/how-to-make-the-perfect-ganache-for-everything-lessons-learned-with-50-of-chocolate-and-a-half-gallon-of-cream.html

That's a good summary of different kinds of ganaches for different purposes.

I happen to be making a pile of dark ganache tomorrow for Peo's birthday cake.  Ganache is great for carved cakes because you can harden it fast in a fridge.  I would make my dark chocolate buttercream (http://www.eat-the-evidence.com/recipe-archive/dark-chocolate-buttercream/) but I don't have a stand mixer while we're over here so ganache is easier.___Chocolate Ganache

My favorite use of ganache Is the not-so-humble truffle (it gets arrogant when you add shots of alcohol to it ;-) )

but I'm sharing this (via +Kimberly Chapman ) so I don't lose track of it

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2014-10-03 00:44:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Sometimes, Number One, You Just Have to Bow To The Absurd

Ah, the wisdom of Star Trek ...

Especially appreciated today :-)

Picard - Bow To The Absurd

Sometimes, Number One, You Just Have to Bow To The Absurd

Ah, the wisdom of Star Trek ...

Especially appreciated today :-)

Picard - Bow To The Absurd___

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2014-09-26 17:34:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Accidental Plagiarism

 "I hate when people steal my ideas before I have them!"

That is perhaps one of the best things (or at least one of my favorite things)  I ever heard my grad school advisor say.

Have you ever used a literary allusion for your talk...

but someone else used it well over a decade before you did?
or...

 Have you ever read something and then later presented it as your own idea and even thought it was YOUR idea?

I talked a bit about the idea of "accidental plagiarism" in my writing course this week.  In general, I think students really try to credit their source and do a good job writing papers for their classes. 

Sometimes, though, words or ideas that you THINK are yours ... well, they aren't !

This is an interesting post on that topic.  With a shout out to +mary Zeman  for sharing thispost.... more »

The Psychology of Cryptomnesia: How Unconscious Plagiarism Works. "Helen Keller experienced the repercussions of this phenomenon when she was accused of plagiarism, Henry Miller questioned it when he wrote “And your way, is it really your way?” and Coleridge often tripped over the fine line between unconscious borrowing and deliberate theft." http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/09/26/cryptomnesia-psychology-of-writing/___Accidental Plagiarism

 "I hate when people steal my ideas before I have them!"

That is perhaps one of the best things (or at least one of my favorite things)  I ever heard my grad school advisor say.

Have you ever used a literary allusion for your talk...

but someone else used it well over a decade before you did?
or...

 Have you ever read something and then later presented it as your own idea and even thought it was YOUR idea?

I talked a bit about the idea of "accidental plagiarism" in my writing course this week.  In general, I think students really try to credit their source and do a good job writing papers for their classes. 

Sometimes, though, words or ideas that you THINK are yours ... well, they aren't !

This is an interesting post on that topic.  With a shout out to +mary Zeman  for sharing this post.

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2014-09-26 14:26:31 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What did YOU Do This Week?

New comic! It's not nothing.

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1746___What did YOU Do This Week?

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2014-09-25 19:32:53 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Teaching Tips

Yesterday I shared a post dedicated to the awesome undergraduates in my research methods class and their knowledge of science and how it do SCIENCE the right way. 

Today, this one goes out to the graduate students who attend my teaching seminar.  They will be teaching teachers, future researchers, parents and people who work with children.   And maybe they, like me,  will even be teaching teachers of teachers. 

If that is your job, you should try to do it well :-)

According to this post, "a record of quality teaching is usually required for tenure and promotion."  I always wrestle with what it means to be a high-quality teacher. 

Do you know?

Hmmm...my undergraduates have a writing assignment that affords them all the time, money, collaborators and resources in the world to answer a question The RightWay (us... more »

Teaching Tips

Yesterday I shared a post dedicated to the awesome undergraduates in my research methods class and their knowledge of science and how it do SCIENCE the right way. 

Today, this one goes out to the graduate students who attend my teaching seminar.  They will be teaching teachers, future researchers, parents and people who work with children.   And maybe they, like me,  will even be teaching teachers of teachers. 

If that is your job, you should try to do it well :-)

According to this post, "a record of quality teaching is usually required for tenure and promotion."  I always wrestle with what it means to be a high-quality teacher. 

Do you know?

Hmmm...my undergraduates have a writing assignment that affords them all the time, money, collaborators and resources in the world to answer a question The Right Way (using science and solid methodology).  Perhaps I'll let them operationalize "good teaching" and then develop a measure to assess it. 

Maybe this will be an exam question....

I am fortunate enough to have some great teaching muses (some are even amusing muses), so a shout out to them

and to all the good teachers :-)

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2014/september-14/tips-from-a-self-taught-teacher.html___

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2014-09-25 04:18:19 (5 comments, 11 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

It's Science

or not...?

But you should know how to tell.

I have some awesome students in my research methods class, and they know this, but it's so very nicely and concisely said in this post.

via +James Karaganis , so a shout out to him!

You must distinguish the difference between science and pseudoscience. It's very important. 

#science   #pseudoscience  ___It's Science

or not...?

But you should know how to tell.

I have some awesome students in my research methods class, and they know this, but it's so very nicely and concisely said in this post.

via +James Karaganis , so a shout out to him!

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2014-09-18 13:45:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Welcome to Graduate School

If you are a new grad student (or if you are even thinking about applying to grad school), this list offers some useful advice to help you succeed:

http://m.chronicle.com/article/Welcome-to-Graduate-School/148775/

A shout out to an old grad school buddy who shared it on another social network.

Welcome to Graduate School

If you are a new grad student (or if you are even thinking about applying to grad school), this list offers some useful advice to help you succeed:

http://m.chronicle.com/article/Welcome-to-Graduate-School/148775/

A shout out to an old grad school buddy who shared it on another social network.___

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2014-09-16 21:39:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Separation Anxiety and the Placebo Effect

Fortunately, I have never had a canine companion who suffered from separation anxiety, but... I love to collect fun examples for the research methods class that I teach.  This post is full of fun research methodology and science that I can use in a discussion with the students in my class this semester.

A shout out to +Jason Goldman  for posting this.

When a dog is left alone, it can be scary for them. Some dogs get so anxious that they destroy your stuff, scratch up your front door, and bark so loud it annoys your neighbors. But now it looks like there might be a solution - and it involves a simple placebo.___Separation Anxiety and the Placebo Effect

Fortunately, I have never had a canine companion who suffered from separation anxiety, but... I love to collect fun examples for the research methods class that I teach.  This post is full of fun research methodology and science that I can use in a discussion with the students in my class this semester.

A shout out to +Jason Goldman  for posting this.

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2014-09-14 00:44:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Please Accept My Late Caturday Submission

In honor of all the instructors out there who have just collected a major assignment or who are about to do so, my grad school buddy Sandra's cat would like to share this t-shirt.

Please Accept My Late Caturday Submission

In honor of all the instructors out there who have just collected a major assignment or who are about to do so, my grad school buddy Sandra's cat would like to share this t-shirt.___

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2014-09-11 17:40:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Think I'll Read a Book Book

and perhaps that will create a thoughtful thought and some think thinking :-)

for the language nerds!

with a shout out to +Laura Gibbs  for sharing this.

Ikea's "Bookbook," Soy Milk vs. Milk-Milk, and Like-Liking. What's Going On? http://allthingslinguistic.com/post/97170095212___Think I'll Read a Book Book

and perhaps that will create a thoughtful thought and some think thinking :-)

for the language nerds!

with a shout out to +Laura Gibbs  for sharing this.

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2014-09-09 16:42:19 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Exercise Helps

I came across this when I was looking through the newsfeed of another social network, and it reminded me of a conversation I had during parents night with the P.E. teacher at my kid's school. 

http://online.wsj.com/articles/exercise-helps-children-with-adhd-in-study-1410216881

My son has attention issues related to autism, and he works better in the academic portions of his class right after he's participated in some sort of focused physical activity. 

Though it works for my kid and some of his peers, I'd like to see more high-quality research on this topic and other topics related to physical activity in children with special needs (and typically developing children). 

And maybe I'm thinking of this because I have a long commute into work and spend far too many hours sitting...

Exercise Helps

I came across this when I was looking through the newsfeed of another social network, and it reminded me of a conversation I had during parents night with the P.E. teacher at my kid's school. 

http://online.wsj.com/articles/exercise-helps-children-with-adhd-in-study-1410216881

My son has attention issues related to autism, and he works better in the academic portions of his class right after he's participated in some sort of focused physical activity. 

Though it works for my kid and some of his peers, I'd like to see more high-quality research on this topic and other topics related to physical activity in children with special needs (and typically developing children). 

And maybe I'm thinking of this because I have a long commute into work and spend far too many hours sitting...___

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2014-09-03 03:46:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Something about  +Liz Krane 's marvelous post made me think of that poem by Walt Whitman. 

I'll chime in with another vote for Feynman's notion that  _science only adds to beauty_

Some people say science takes away from the beauty of the world around us. But I'm with Feynman on this one: science only adds to beauty.

Not too long ago, I shared a post about how science may have solved an old mystery (http://goo.gl/yZH8AB), and someone wrote this:

"They should have left it a mystery. Thanks for making one less thing absolutely magical. Try using your resources for something fruitful."

I think Feynman's quote is the best way to respond to that comment:

"I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty."

"First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty."

"I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower."

"It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts."

Animation by Fraser Davidson
https://vimeo.com/55874553

From the BBC Interview for Horizon "The Pleasure of Finding Things Out"
bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/broadband/archive/feynman/___When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

Something about  +Liz Krane 's marvelous post made me think of that poem by Walt Whitman. 

I'll chime in with another vote for Feynman's notion that  _science only adds to beauty_

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2014-08-31 03:53:34 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Flabby Words

I think I'll be saving this for later use in my class.

via +Laura Gibbs 

Another goodie for word nerds...and +Amanda Rachelle Warren, especially.___Flabby Words

I think I'll be saving this for later use in my class.

via +Laura Gibbs 

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2014-08-29 20:08:27 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

A Superhero

for kids with autism/ ASD

I loved Guardians of the Galaxy for so many reasons, but this story is very sweet and only adds to the awesomeness of the film :-)

Happy Friday folks

via +Kimberly Chapman 

i love this.  

source:  http://imgur.com/gallery/UzX2NdX

#guardiansofthegalaxy  ___A Superhero

for kids with autism/ ASD

I loved Guardians of the Galaxy for so many reasons, but this story is very sweet and only adds to the awesomeness of the film :-)

Happy Friday folks

via +Kimberly Chapman 

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2014-08-26 15:21:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Back to School

HAHA!  2014 version of #2 and #7 just crack me up:
http://widelawns.blogspot.com/2014/08/back-to-school-70s-vs-today-lot-has.html?m=1

Classroom supplies... and then school supplies.  My kid is in multiple classrooms with various therapies for his autism, so the former ended up being close to $100. 

The latter...  Well, I had to make a separate trip for those, and I didn't even ask the cashier about the cost of them... I just handed over my credit card.  You do what you have to do because education is important.

Regardless of whether you have a typically developing child or a child with special needs, back to school time is an traditional late summer ritual for parents.   I have to admit that it was a nice (okay, maybe "nice" isn't the right word) bonding experience trying to figure out what in the heck "aclear, ... more »

Back to School

HAHA!  2014 version of #2 and #7 just crack me up:
http://widelawns.blogspot.com/2014/08/back-to-school-70s-vs-today-lot-has.html?m=1

Classroom supplies... and then school supplies.  My kid is in multiple classrooms with various therapies for his autism, so the former ended up being close to $100. 

The latter...  Well, I had to make a separate trip for those, and I didn't even ask the cashier about the cost of them... I just handed over my credit card.  You do what you have to do because education is important.

Regardless of whether you have a typically developing child or a child with special needs, back to school time is an traditional late summer ritual for parents.   I have to admit that it was a nice (okay, maybe "nice" isn't the right word) bonding experience trying to figure out what in the heck "a clear, brightly-colored extendable folder with five or six pockets" was.  (Many thanks to that awesome grandma who, while helping her daughter out, also helped me out by explaining that one).  Okay, I felt bad for the dad quietly sobbing in the corner of Target because he couldn't find a clear plastic ruler with inches and metric markings.  I hope he finally found the right color.

And I don't drink, but if I did , I would toast that mom who just bought a giant stack of sports equipment for all of her boys. 

May they all have a great season and an awesome year!   Many thanks to all the teachers, parents, parent volunteers, kids, and people with a vested interest in high-quality education out there that make a community a great place to live!___

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2014-08-21 16:09:22 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Teaching for Learning

As instructors, we hope to give our students skills that will help them in the real work, their future jobs or in classes they might take later on down the road. 

+Laura Gibbs  said so well what many of us want to express as we begin teaching, so a shout out to her .

Very cute cartoon that I've seen in a few how to teach presentations.  It's the work of H. Schwadron, and here's where you can find more info about Schwadron's work:  http://schwadroncartoons.com/

As always during the Orientation Week, I had a few false Gradebook Declarations this morning. It's not that people intend to cheat. The problem is instead that they are in a hurry, or they are bored, or both; they think it doesn't matter whether they do good work or not; they don't read the instructions... all kinds of reasons. And, sadly, we all know that those kinds of attitudes and behaviors are very much reinforced by how school works in general: students are usually overcommitted (and to help students make more realistic choices, we should call this a 6-hour class or 9-hour class, not a 3-hour class — the designation should be based on workload, not seat time)... students may end up in required courses that bore them or else they enroll in a course because it fits their time schedule, not because of any real interest... it often doesn't really matter one way or the other what kind of work they are doing, and they often don't even know about the real quality of their work because there is no feedback at all or only the unhelpful mumbojumbo that is ABCDF... and there is such a lack of variety in the tasks that they are asked to do (see cartoon below) that they are not in the habit of needing to read instructions — there is never anything really new to do. So, I try to make sure my classes offer something new and worthwhile to the students, but it can be bumpy at first, especially for students who have no time or no interest and who are instead doing what the university tells them to do: jump through the Gen. Ed. hoop so you can graduate...
As some of us were discussing yesterday re: trying to "unschool" inside a very traditional school setting, it's not always easy! :-)
https://plus.google.com/111474406259561102151/posts/fEUNfKdmeQn___Teaching for Learning

As instructors, we hope to give our students skills that will help them in the real work, their future jobs or in classes they might take later on down the road. 

+Laura Gibbs  said so well what many of us want to express as we begin teaching, so a shout out to her .

Very cute cartoon that I've seen in a few how to teach presentations.  It's the work of H. Schwadron, and here's where you can find more info about Schwadron's work:  http://schwadroncartoons.com/

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2014-08-16 20:47:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Three Wishes

Remarkable honest from a 6-year-old. 

Thanks to +Stuart Duncan  for sharing this.

My son was asked what he'd want if he had 3 wishes. As the brother of an autistic child, there was only one thing he wanted more than anything.

#autism  ___Three Wishes

Remarkable honest from a 6-year-old. 

Thanks to +Stuart Duncan  for sharing this.

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2014-08-15 18:21:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Mind Your Manners

Being smart is awesome and something that can lead to success.  Being nice and treating the people around you well is also a key ingredient...

and it might offer you a whole new perspective, help you to find friends, or create insight about what makes the people around you who they are.

I've seen this post (on this and another social network) so many times over the last few days, so a shout out to all the people who made it pop into my newsfeed or stream repeatedly so that I finally read it.

I don't agree with everything in here, of course (I, for example, would never invent a point-worthy game) 

Be nice and give someone a chance.  Good advice for all the young people (and older people!) who are about to go off to a new place for work or school or study or travel.

oh right I hated that person
Butth... more »

Mind Your Manners

Being smart is awesome and something that can lead to success.  Being nice and treating the people around you well is also a key ingredient...

and it might offer you a whole new perspective, help you to find friends, or create insight about what makes the people around you who they are.

I've seen this post (on this and another social network) so many times over the last few days, so a shout out to all the people who made it pop into my newsfeed or stream repeatedly so that I finally read it.

I don't agree with everything in here, of course (I, for example, would never invent a point-worthy game) 

Be nice and give someone a chance.  Good advice for all the young people (and older people!) who are about to go off to a new place for work or school or study or travel.

oh right I hated that person
But they would never have known of course
Let’s see if I still hate them

You never know what's going on in someone's head or in their life, for that matter.  Here's to the polite people with a high EQ and the superpower of invisibility who like to learn about others and then use that power for good.

Because you should always use your superpowers for good :-)

https://medium.com/message/how-to-be-polite-9bf1e69e888c___

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2014-08-15 15:12:52 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Bullying and Aggression

School has begun in some areas of the U.S. and is about to begin in other places.  Along with the intellectual and cognitive elements of learning in the school environment come many wonderful social elements like meeting new people, joining cool clubs, trying new activities, and hanging out with peers and friends.

Not all of the social contexts are positive, though. Parents whose kids are transitioning to high schools or middle school may fear increases in bullying behavior, concerned that their child might be a victim or even a perpetrator. 

+Scott Cramer  shared this wonderful video outlining a wise and empathic response from a scifi and pop-culture celebrity.  Mr. Wheaton offers some great advice to a young fan who is concerned about nerds being the target of bullying.

If you'd like to read a lay summary of aggression, bullying and peerrel... more »

Wil Wheatons response to a young girl on how to deal with being called a nerd.

This is absolutely amazing and should be shown in school assemblies at every school in existence. +Wil Wheaton can not get enough thanks for so eloquently and passionately answering this question. He showed understanding and compassion for those that are bullied and even the bullies. Bravo Wil! I wish I had opportunity to hear this answer when I was growing up and being bullied and made to feel less about myself. Sharing with my daughter. Thank you, sir.

I first saw this in a comment by +Brad Warbiany on +Michelle C's stream.

http://youtu.be/04WJEEb33CY___Bullying and Aggression

School has begun in some areas of the U.S. and is about to begin in other places.  Along with the intellectual and cognitive elements of learning in the school environment come many wonderful social elements like meeting new people, joining cool clubs, trying new activities, and hanging out with peers and friends.

Not all of the social contexts are positive, though. Parents whose kids are transitioning to high schools or middle school may fear increases in bullying behavior, concerned that their child might be a victim or even a perpetrator. 

+Scott Cramer  shared this wonderful video outlining a wise and empathic response from a scifi and pop-culture celebrity.  Mr. Wheaton offers some great advice to a young fan who is concerned about nerds being the target of bullying.

If you'd like to read a lay summary of aggression, bullying and peer relationships, the late Phil Rodkin, an educational psychology researcher and dear friend,  penned this:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept11/vol69/num01/Bullying%E2%80%94And-the-Power-of-Peers.aspx

for further academic reading, check out:

Crick, N.R., Ostrov, J.M., & Werner, N.E. (2006). "A longitudinal study of relational aggression, physical aggression and children’s social-psychological adjustment." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 34, 131–142.

Rodkin, P. C., & Roisman, G. I. (2010). Antecedents and correlates of the popular-aggressive phenomenon in elementary school. Child Development, 81, 837–850.

Rodkin, P. C., Farmer, T. W., Pearl, R., , & Van Acker, R. (2000). Heterogeneity of popular boys: Antisocial and prosocial configurations. Developmental Psychology, 36(1), 14-24. 

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2014-08-13 01:52:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Baby Sharks

In celebration of Shark Week, talented nature photographer +Chris Mallory  has been sharing some photos that he's taken.  These cute baby sharks are called swellshark.

See more of Chris' shark week work here: https://plus.google.com/102738311227610607654/posts/BcQyfTwSSMn where he posts a photo and some information on the leopard shark

 

So Shark Week. Is it just about foolish fate-tempting humans and huge ferocious badass monster sharks? What about the other sharks? Do they get any air time?

Here are a couple of baby Swell Sharks (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum). These ones are just a couple inches long, but even in adulthood they'll never attain a length much longer than a meter. They feed on smaller fish and crustaceans, and they are completely harmless to humans.

Not exciting enough for Shark Week though, are they? Needs more sensationalism.___Baby Sharks

In celebration of Shark Week, talented nature photographer +Chris Mallory  has been sharing some photos that he's taken.  These cute baby sharks are called swellshark.

See more of Chris' shark week work here: https://plus.google.com/102738311227610607654/posts/BcQyfTwSSMn where he posts a photo and some information on the leopard shark

 

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2014-08-11 15:36:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Happy Monday and Happy Shark Week

I mentioned how important celebrating snark week was to me, and that got me thinking about how important a single letter is to the meaning of a work.

Take this for example.
 
This amusing comic comes courtesy of +Bearman Cartoons  (http://beartoons.com/?s=shart+week), so a shout out to him for sharing it.  If you'd like to see more of his work, go to beartoon.com.

And I still need a Snark Week post! 

It's that time of year again on +Discovery Channel

SHART WEEK  oh wait, they call it Shark Week___Happy Monday and Happy Shark Week

I mentioned how important celebrating snark week was to me, and that got me thinking about how important a single letter is to the meaning of a work.

Take this for example.
 
This amusing comic comes courtesy of +Bearman Cartoons  (http://beartoons.com/?s=shart+week), so a shout out to him for sharing it.  If you'd like to see more of his work, go to beartoon.com.

And I still need a Snark Week post! 

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2014-08-11 01:07:09 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Happy Shark Week

(though this week is probably also snark week for me)

a shout out to +Sandy B  for sharing this one earlier :-)

Yay for shark week!! Boo for the one time of the year I wish I had cable.___Happy Shark Week

(though this week is probably also snark week for me)

a shout out to +Sandy B  for sharing this one earlier :-)

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2014-08-08 13:50:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Friday Funny

I'm not a fan of "reality television" (unless it's a documentary, of course) nor do I typically like contest-like competitions.  I make an exception for Last Comic Standing

I adore a good laugh; laughter brings us together, and as a psychologist, I certainly appreciate humor as a sophisticated defense mechanism. 

I don't envy the Last Comic Standing judges.   Talented, them all (INCLUDING the judges)!  One of my favorites (Joe Machi) was eliminated last night, so I thought I'd share this youtube set.

In general, I liked this show because the talented people in it kindly acknowledged the talent of the people around them.  We're all better when we do that.

So here's a set from Joe Machi that might have some appeal to the other developmental psychologists:
Last Comic Standing - Joe Machi: TheSemif... more »

Friday Funny

I'm not a fan of "reality television" (unless it's a documentary, of course) nor do I typically like contest-like competitions.  I make an exception for Last Comic Standing

I adore a good laugh; laughter brings us together, and as a psychologist, I certainly appreciate humor as a sophisticated defense mechanism. 

I don't envy the Last Comic Standing judges.   Talented, them all (INCLUDING the judges)!  One of my favorites (Joe Machi) was eliminated last night, so I thought I'd share this youtube set.

In general, I liked this show because the talented people in it kindly acknowledged the talent of the people around them.  We're all better when we do that.

So here's a set from Joe Machi that might have some appeal to the other developmental psychologists:
Last Comic Standing - Joe Machi: The Semifinals Set (Episode Highlight)

Enjoy and happy Friday :-)___

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2014-08-04 20:05:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Small Talk Suggestions

for National Night Out

If your neighborhood is like mine, you'll be celebrating National Night Out with your neighbors tomorrow evening, the first Tuesday in August.  If you just moved, live in a new neighborhood, or you simply want to add a little spice to your usual conversations, here are some TED TALK tips:

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/07/28/how-to-turn-small-talk-into-smart-conversation/

I have to admit that I am usually the kind of person who says non-traditional (okay, odd ) things to people when they begin a conversation with something like, "Nice weather we're having" and, as many of you plussers know, I also appreciate quirky, smart conversation / banter as well.

and any thought or word balloon coming out of me would probably be more like the twisted balloon depicted in the image associated withthe... more »

Small Talk Suggestions

for National Night Out

If your neighborhood is like mine, you'll be celebrating National Night Out with your neighbors tomorrow evening, the first Tuesday in August.  If you just moved, live in a new neighborhood, or you simply want to add a little spice to your usual conversations, here are some TED TALK tips:

http://ideas.ted.com/2014/07/28/how-to-turn-small-talk-into-smart-conversation/

I have to admit that I am usually the kind of person who says non-traditional (okay, odd ) things to people when they begin a conversation with something like, "Nice weather we're having" and, as many of you plussers know, I also appreciate quirky, smart conversation / banter as well.

and any thought or word balloon coming out of me would probably be more like the twisted balloon depicted in the image associated with the talk than it would a bland, traditional thought balloon :-)

Be safe.  Be kind.  Be friendly.  Meet new and interesting people.

Happy Monday!

and learn more about National Night Out here:  http://natw.org/___

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2014-08-03 18:59:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Gender Stereotypes in Imaginary Play

I suppose this is a followup to the last Baturday post...

I just saw Chris Hallbeck's cartoon (http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2014/08/01/909-batty/) in my stream courtesy of +Kimberly Chapman , so a shout out to her!

I love this one because it is timely and can spark discussion in a psychology class, a parenting class, or a gender studies class.

I remember reading research studies focused on preschooler's imaginary play and sex-typed behavior and the influence that a the presence of a parent had (see, for example, Lytton & Romney, 1991), and I have a old grad school buddy who is looking at (potential) recent developments in this area.

Gender Stereotypes in Imaginary Play

I suppose this is a followup to the last Baturday post...

I just saw Chris Hallbeck's cartoon (http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/2014/08/01/909-batty/) in my stream courtesy of +Kimberly Chapman , so a shout out to her!

I love this one because it is timely and can spark discussion in a psychology class, a parenting class, or a gender studies class.

I remember reading research studies focused on preschooler's imaginary play and sex-typed behavior and the influence that a the presence of a parent had (see, for example, Lytton & Romney, 1991), and I have a old grad school buddy who is looking at (potential) recent developments in this area.___

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2014-08-02 20:33:14 (4 comments, 5 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Happy Baturday

via +Scott Cramer 

Batman approves! :P

Via +Donny Burkett :)___Happy Baturday

via +Scott Cramer 

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2014-07-30 19:54:10 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Curiosity is the Key

I had seen this TED Talk before, but I thought, as many of us make all of the back to school preparations, I would share it.

As I tell the teachers that I am teaching to teach teachers, there's a huge difference between having 10 (or 20) years of teaching experience and having one year of teaching experience that you repeat for 10 (or 20!!) years.

Here's to fostering curiosity and creativity in ourselves and our students.

Curiosity is the Key

I had seen this TED Talk before, but I thought, as many of us make all of the back to school preparations, I would share it.

As I tell the teachers that I am teaching to teach teachers, there's a huge difference between having 10 (or 20) years of teaching experience and having one year of teaching experience that you repeat for 10 (or 20!!) years.

Here's to fostering curiosity and creativity in ourselves and our students.___

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2014-07-29 03:48:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Writer's Block?

A shout out to +Laura Gibbs who shared this PhD comic(http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1734) just in time for my students' final writing assignment on Thursday!

New comic! The Neurobiology of Writing

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1734___Writer's Block?

A shout out to +Laura Gibbs who shared this PhD comic(http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1734) just in time for my students' final writing assignment on Thursday!

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2014-07-18 19:22:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Do YOU want to add a point to Your score on the Nerdity Test

Of course you do. 

And you can always earn a few points by explaining or (over)analyzing a nerd joke.

I found the Weird Al video Word Crimes to be clever, fun, and catchy.  As someone who grades student papers, a lot of what he said LITERALLY _sang_ to me.

But let's not take these things too seriously, okay :-)

So enjoy.

Enjoy the song, the commentary on the song, and some guided discussion (for students) related to the song.
 
And here's a little fun for discussion, found via +Laura Gibbs who also writes a thought-provoking introduction to her share of this post here:  https://plus.google.com/111474406259561102151/posts/UZbd5WdJif6 (a shout out to Laura)

I'm thinking that +Amanda Rachelle Warren and +Laura Gibbs could make good use of the suggested questions here.

And yes, I still laugh when I listen to Al's song. It's funny. It's fun. It's not education. It's opinion, and it's made to entertain and provoke.

Sounds like it's done both of those things many times over. I call that "success."___Do YOU want to add a point to Your score on the Nerdity Test

Of course you do. 

And you can always earn a few points by explaining or (over)analyzing a nerd joke.

I found the Weird Al video Word Crimes to be clever, fun, and catchy.  As someone who grades student papers, a lot of what he said LITERALLY _sang_ to me.

But let's not take these things too seriously, okay :-)

So enjoy.

Enjoy the song, the commentary on the song, and some guided discussion (for students) related to the song.
 
And here's a little fun for discussion, found via +Laura Gibbs who also writes a thought-provoking introduction to her share of this post here:  https://plus.google.com/111474406259561102151/posts/UZbd5WdJif6 (a shout out to Laura)

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2014-07-18 19:09:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

*There's only one way to settle this... *

A little funny for your Friday.

with a shout out to +Katey Springle Lempka  for the share.

Dorks!

Gotta love 'em.___*There's only one way to settle this... *

A little funny for your Friday.

with a shout out to +Katey Springle Lempka  for the share.

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2014-07-16 18:54:14 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Foiled by Humor

Love this!  And as +Yonatan Zunger  mentioned, when I first heard this earlier today, I thought it was just going to be one of Weird Al's clever food-themes parodies.

No one expects...

The foil hat

Ack!  And aliens!

If you haven't heard this yet, have a listen :-) 

OK. This video did not go in the direction I thought it was going to go. 

I'm glad to know that, even after all these decades, Weird Al can still make me laugh. I'm also aware that this is likely to end up as one of those parodies of his which completely overwrites the original song in my mind, and I will probably never hear "Royals" again without hearing this.___Foiled by Humor

Love this!  And as +Yonatan Zunger  mentioned, when I first heard this earlier today, I thought it was just going to be one of Weird Al's clever food-themes parodies.

No one expects...

The foil hat

Ack!  And aliens!

If you haven't heard this yet, have a listen :-) 

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2014-07-14 15:54:06 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

A Little Music for Your Monday

Some of the kids around me are getting excited about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so when +Jun C  brought this into my stream, it gave me a laugh.

I thought I would share it so that those who appreciate certain comedic genres of music could enjoy.

HEROS IN A HALF SHELL ;-)

Artists vs Turtles. Epic Rap Battles of History …: http://youtu.be/6HZ5V9rT96M___A Little Music for Your Monday

Some of the kids around me are getting excited about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so when +Jun C  brought this into my stream, it gave me a laugh.

I thought I would share it so that those who appreciate certain comedic genres of music could enjoy.

HEROS IN A HALF SHELL ;-)

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2014-07-11 18:05:06 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Group Projects

Haha.  I should share this with my students.  Their group projects were due yesterday.  Fortunately, most groups get along well and create wonderful, insightful and creative work. 

But when they first get the syllabus and see that they have to work in a group on something...

THIS

a shout out to +Laura Gibbs  for the post

Also from the OU Twitterati this morning:___Group Projects

Haha.  I should share this with my students.  Their group projects were due yesterday.  Fortunately, most groups get along well and create wonderful, insightful and creative work. 

But when they first get the syllabus and see that they have to work in a group on something...

THIS

a shout out to +Laura Gibbs  for the post

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2014-07-09 16:52:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Fair Food?

If you live in some areas of the U.S., you already know that The State Fair is an important event in the community.  It brings together all kinds of neat things from food and flowers to rides and games (and where else could you watch a cow give birth while munching on fried alligator on a stick?!?)

But I digress...

In the dairy barn at the Minnesota State Fair, talented sculptors carve images of butter princesses (seriously, see http://www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/timelapse/butter_sculpture.html)

Though the talented young women whose images are created from blocks of butter are service-oriented members of the community, when I go into the dairy barn to get sundaes for my family, I secretly wish that the butter could be shaped into something nerdier...

Like...

Oh thank you +Kimberly Chapman  for putting this into my stream!

Greasy Nerd Love

One of these looks decidedly more tasty than the other, though, and I can't put my finger on why...mostly because they won't let you touch these things.  > . >

And they were both at the CNE which puts this back in my brain: CNE Lets Go to the Ex 1982

The Yoda is by Olenka Kleban (http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/cne/2009/08/27/butter_artists_keep_chillin_and_churnin.html) and I can't quite read the card on the Wolvie one but the photo was via +Hugh Jackman's instagram: http://instagram.com/p/dx2J_VChIZ/

Eta Thanks +Rich Gilchrest for this link that lists the Wolverine creator: http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/butter-sculpture___Fair Food?

If you live in some areas of the U.S., you already know that The State Fair is an important event in the community.  It brings together all kinds of neat things from food and flowers to rides and games (and where else could you watch a cow give birth while munching on fried alligator on a stick?!?)

But I digress...

In the dairy barn at the Minnesota State Fair, talented sculptors carve images of butter princesses (seriously, see http://www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/timelapse/butter_sculpture.html)

Though the talented young women whose images are created from blocks of butter are service-oriented members of the community, when I go into the dairy barn to get sundaes for my family, I secretly wish that the butter could be shaped into something nerdier...

Like...

Oh thank you +Kimberly Chapman  for putting this into my stream!

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2014-07-07 17:16:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Zombie Research?

It's Science III

Yes!  Brains!!  Pretty Brains!!

And so I am posting this, time permitting, for a little fun later with the undergraduate students in my research methods class. 

And, of course, because pretty pictures of brains really make a science paper SCIENC(E)Y :
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24969568

Read a neuroskeptic post on this article here:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/07/06/fmri-scanning-dead/


#nottheonion  

and check out Improbable Research

Zombie Research?

It's Science III

Yes!  Brains!!  Pretty Brains!!

And so I am posting this, time permitting, for a little fun later with the undergraduate students in my research methods class. 

And, of course, because pretty pictures of brains really make a science paper SCIENC(E)Y :
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24969568

Read a neuroskeptic post on this article here:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/07/06/fmri-scanning-dead/


#nottheonion  

and check out Improbable Research___

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2014-07-06 16:55:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Here Comes The Rain Again

And it washed away some of the lovely 3-D chalk art that a man by the name of Shawn McCann created for the Independence Day Celebration in my town.  The playful sea creature was carefully planned and meticulously highlighted and shaded so that when it was viewed from a particular spot, it appeared to take up not two, but three dimensions. 

The work took the artist about three days.  I did not get to see the finished product in all its 3-D glory  (my kiddo has ASD and is not a fan of crowds and loud noises), but I stop by this morning.  By then, that pesky "fourth dimension" time (coupled with the rain last night) had taken its toll on the work.  

So, a shout out to people who take the time and effort to create something beautiful... even if it can only be enjoyed for a short time.

Here Comes The Rain Again

And it washed away some of the lovely 3-D chalk art that a man by the name of Shawn McCann created for the Independence Day Celebration in my town.  The playful sea creature was carefully planned and meticulously highlighted and shaded so that when it was viewed from a particular spot, it appeared to take up not two, but three dimensions. 

The work took the artist about three days.  I did not get to see the finished product in all its 3-D glory  (my kiddo has ASD and is not a fan of crowds and loud noises), but I stop by this morning.  By then, that pesky "fourth dimension" time (coupled with the rain last night) had taken its toll on the work.  

So, a shout out to people who take the time and effort to create something beautiful... even if it can only be enjoyed for a short time.___

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2014-07-03 23:52:39 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

On tomorrow's TO DO list

Thanks +Angela Mia 

zOMG!___On tomorrow's TO DO list

Thanks +Angela Mia 

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2014-07-03 04:02:43 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

It's Science II

Complete with a little phrenology humor.  A shout out to +Marty Nozz  for posting this. 

As a random aside, I once had the privilege of having a REAL phrenology reading done courtesy of Bob McCoy, the late owner and curator of The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices 

Mr. McCoy's museum was in the St. Anthony Main area of Minneapolis when I was a grad student, and he was a much sought after guest at science-themed parties.  Many of the cool items once housed in the museum are now part of the Science Museum of Minnesota, but you can read more here:  http://www.museumofquackery.com/

This is clever.___It's Science II

Complete with a little phrenology humor.  A shout out to +Marty Nozz  for posting this. 

As a random aside, I once had the privilege of having a REAL phrenology reading done courtesy of Bob McCoy, the late owner and curator of The Museum of Questionable Medical Devices 

Mr. McCoy's museum was in the St. Anthony Main area of Minneapolis when I was a grad student, and he was a much sought after guest at science-themed parties.  Many of the cool items once housed in the museum are now part of the Science Museum of Minnesota, but you can read more here:  http://www.museumofquackery.com/

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2014-07-03 03:55:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

It's Science I

posting for later :-)

Baby Catapulting and Other Batsh*t Hypotheses That Teach You How Science Works

"There's nothing quite as satisfying as a really good joke. Someone has made a clever new connection between two mundane things that we've all encountered—and suddenly we have a lovely "aha" moment. We find it funny.

That sense of revelation accompanying a good joke or comic is very similar to what many scientists experience when they finally figure out a great explanation for some kind of previously unknown phenomenon. But don't take it from us. Take it from the scientifically-trained author and illustrator Zach Weinersmith (née Weiner), creator of the popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC), known for its science-themed humor."___It's Science I

posting for later :-)

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2014-07-01 04:29:32 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Summer Illusions

via +Kathryn Huxtable 


; )___Summer Illusions

via +Kathryn Huxtable 

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2014-06-25 20:32:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

A Pun To Ease Your Coulrophobia

via +Jason Blalock 

You should always take out the Ranged DPS Clown first... unless they've got a Healer Clown. Then you should definitely take out the Healer Clown first. ;)___A Pun To Ease Your Coulrophobia

via +Jason Blalock 

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2014-06-24 21:48:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Where Does Our Knowledge Come From?

That's a topic for discussion and reflection in my research methods course.  We talk in class about how scientists  _and_ how "normal people" think, evaluate information, and provide advice. 

What types of practices, services, and interventions do parents of children with special needs use, how do they learn about them through their social networks, and are they satisfied with those services? 

The abstract:
http://cpx.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/05/13/2167702614534240

The APS blog blurb:
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/obsonline/social-networks-may-guide-parents-to-particular-autism-interventions.html

Where Does Our Knowledge Come From?

That's a topic for discussion and reflection in my research methods course.  We talk in class about how scientists  _and_ how "normal people" think, evaluate information, and provide advice. 

What types of practices, services, and interventions do parents of children with special needs use, how do they learn about them through their social networks, and are they satisfied with those services? 

The abstract:
http://cpx.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/05/13/2167702614534240

The APS blog blurb:
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/obsonline/social-networks-may-guide-parents-to-particular-autism-interventions.html___

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