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  • German Archaeologists Find Collection of Ancient Clay Seals in Turkey

    German Archaeologists Find Collection of Ancient Clay Seals in Turkey

    via Sci News : Archaeologists from the University of Münster, Germany, have unearthed a large collection of 1,800-year-old clay seals, or bullae, at the ancient city of Doliche, which was part of the province of Syria in Roman times. “This unique group of over 1,000 artifacts from the municipal archive of Doliche (modern-day Dülük, Turkey) gives many insights into the local Greco-Roman pantheon — from Zeus to Hera to the soldier god Jupiter Dolichenus, who turned […]

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    10 Good Nature Conservation News Stories From 2017

    via HUFFPOST : Nature conservation can seem like a long and arduous journey. Current issues, from climate change to protecting North Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming. But our history should give us hope. Many young people today are unaware about ozone depletion or pollution that once caused the egg shells of wild birds to thin and crack. These were once big, complex political conservation issues, but thanks to past efforts, we have moved from problem […]

  • New Technology We’re Actually Excited About for 2018

    New Technology We’re Actually Excited About for 2018

    via GIZMODO : Yes, 2017’s biggest tech story was probably about the ways in which social media forced us to rehash old culture wars and question who was guiding our political discourse. Rather than seeing technology facilitate greater communication, economic opportunity, and leisure, it seemed that it was exacerbating our differences, concentrating wealth, and threatening all livelihoods. But there was some good stuff too! For anyone who loves technology, it was kind of a downer. While […]

  • How to Land a Scholarship for College

    How to Land a Scholarship for College

    via The Philadelphia Tribune : 1. Save time by visiting top scholarship databases You could Google until your fingers go numb and still not uncover a fraction of the legitimate scholarship opportunities that have been pre-screened and neatly packed into the following easy-to-navigate databases: CollegeBoard.com highlights 2,300 scholarships collectively worth over $ 3 billion. Fastweb.com lists 1.5 million scholarships and prides itself on being updated daily. CollegeNET.com is a user-friendly site which lists scholarships for […]

  • 7 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory

    7 Techniques to Help Improve Your Memory

    Via Visual Capitalist : Smartphones and the internet have changed just about everything, including our brains. With limitless information at our fingertips, it’s no surprise that our ability to store and recall information has begun to atrophy. This mental reliance on technology is often referred to as the Google Effect. A recent report suggested that 50% of people make no effort to recall information or seek answers from those around them before searching online. Also, two-thirds […]

  • MIT Engineers Develop Glowing Plants Using Nanoparticles

    MIT Engineers Develop Glowing Plants Using Nanoparticles

    via Futurism : GLOWING PLANTS What if, as the sun went down, the unassuming plants in your windowsill began to glow, lighting up the space around them like tiny botanical lamps? Thanks to recent innovations by engineers at MIT, these living lamps could soon become a reality. The team of researchers embedded specially designed nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant, lead by Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, […]

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    Become a Time Management and Productivity Expert for 2018

    via Santa Clarita Free: That headline may seem like hype to you, but the truth is that I turned myself into a time management and productivity expert in 2005 and changed my life forever. You can do the exact same thing, and I’ll give you some step-by-step details here on how to achieve this goal in the coming weeks. We all have the same 24 hours in each of our days, and learning how to get […]

  • Crowded car park? Maths can help you find a space

    Crowded car park? Maths can help you find a space

    Via ABC News : There are only a handful of shopping days between now and Christmas. If you haven’t done your shopping yet, then you’re likely facing a last-minute shopping trip — along with what seems to be the entire Australian population. When car spaces are at a premium, minor frustrations can escalate into full-blown car park rage. So if you enter a car park at the height of the Christmas rush or during the post-Christmas […]

  • 7 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills

    7 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills

    via Payscale : Afraid of public speaking? You’re in good company. Over 25 percent of Americans share your fear. But, no matter how you feel about public speaking, and no matter how much experience you have or don’t have with it, there is room to grow and improve. Little adjustments can make a world of difference. 1. EMBRACE OPPORTUNITIES TO PRACTICE. What we focus on, grows. So, the way you think about public speaking opportunities matters […]

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    The Rise of Myanmar’s Social Entrepreneurs

    via devex : SAN FRANCISCO — Thirteen years ago, Debbie Aung Din and Jim Taylor moved to Myanmar with their two children to launch Proximity Designs. The nonprofit aims to make rural families more prosperous by designing, creating, and selling products that boost the productivity and incomes of farmers. The 555,000 households they have reached typically earn an additional $250 a year, which they invest in feeding their families, improving their farms, and sending their kids […]