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  2. "A new poll from Gallup shows that 63% of Americans say the country would be better governed with more female political leaders, which is up slightly from 57% in past polls in 1995 and 2000. But not everyone feels this way: While 78% of liberals as well as 78% of unmarried women think we need more female political leaders, only 46% of Republicans feel that having more women in office would result in better government, and almost one in five (19%) feel it would be worse."

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When you look back at your career, do you see a distinct plan unfolding or a bunch of random connections, chance encounters, and detours?
After working for 25 years, and through trial and error, I finally realized something powerful. I understood and acknowledged that it wasn’t a random set of acts or events that produced the success and joy I have felt in my career.
What I learned in going through challenges, in encountering roadblocks and obstacles, is that I have to be true to myself. These six promises are commitments that I’ve made to myself and mindfully put into practice in every situation that I’ve been in. My advice, from someone who has been there, is to make these six promises and keep them:
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    fastcompany:

    When you look back at your career, do you see a distinct plan unfolding or a bunch of random connections, chance encounters, and detours?

    After working for 25 years, and through trial and error, I finally realized something powerful. I understood and acknowledged that it wasn’t a random set of acts or events that produced the success and joy I have felt in my career.

    What I learned in going through challenges, in encountering roadblocks and obstacles, is that I have to be true to myself. These six promises are commitments that I’ve made to myself and mindfully put into practice in every situation that I’ve been in. My advice, from someone who has been there, is to make these six promises and keep them:

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  4. gjmueller:

    Coaching parents on toddler talk to address low-income word gap

    By age four, toddlers in low-income families hear 30 million fewer words than those in high-income families, according to researchers. As a result, these children tend to have smaller vocabularies and fall behind in reading. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on one program in Providence, Rhode Island, that gets low-income parents talking more to their toddlers.

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The Spark sounds like a maraca but is actually an energy-generating gadget.

Sudha Kheterpal has been a professional percussionist for 20 years, so she knows how much energy goes into making a beat. Now, she wants to harness that energy to generate power.
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    fastcompany:

    The Spark sounds like a maraca but is actually an energy-generating gadget.

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    Sudha Kheterpal has been a professional percussionist for 20 years, so she knows how much energy goes into making a beat. Now, she wants to harness that energy to generate power.

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  7. generalelectric:

Introducing “Build Your Own Jet Engine,” an assembly kit perfect for that aviation geek in your life. This 3D printed model fits comfortably on desks, mantelpieces, and most birthday cakes. Today, July 11, 2014, you can enter to win one at artsandaircraft.com. The fine print says that you must be 18 or over and a resident of the U.S. for us to send you one. Additionally, Tumblr didn’t endorse, administer, sponsor or additively manufacture these engines, and only the GE social media team will receive participant information.

    generalelectric:

    Introducing “Build Your Own Jet Engine,” an assembly kit perfect for that aviation geek in your life. This 3D printed model fits comfortably on desks, mantelpieces, and most birthday cakes. Today, July 11, 2014, you can enter to win one at artsandaircraft.comThe fine print says that you must be 18 or over and a resident of the U.S. for us to send you one. Additionally, Tumblr didn’t endorse, administer, sponsor or additively manufacture these engines, and only the GE social media team will receive participant information.

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  8. gjmueller:

What Impact Teacher Salaries?

For those who choose teaching as a career, it isn’t typically for the high paycheck. But, there are some things that can have a positive or negative influence on a teacher’s pay. And some of them may surprise you!

    gjmueller:

    What Impact Teacher Salaries?

    For those who choose teaching as a career, it isn’t typically for the high paycheck. But, there are some things that can have a positive or negative influence on a teacher’s pay. And some of them may surprise you!

    (Source: elearninginfographics.com)

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  9. gjmueller:

Made From History is a Must-bookmark for History Teachers and Students

Made From History is produced by the BBC. The site features picture essays, timelines, videos, and interactive guides to significant events in European and World history. Made From History is divided into four sections; WWI, WWII, Civil Rights, and Referenced Blog.

    gjmueller:

    Made From History is a Must-bookmark for History Teachers and Students

    Made From History is produced by the BBC. The site features picture essays, timelines, videos, and interactive guides to significant events in European and World history. Made From History is divided into four sections; WWI, WWII, Civil Rights, and Referenced Blog.

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Welcoming Home: Honda Opens Green Smart-House Plans To All Dale Buss, forbes.com
Shades of Linux and Tesla: Honda is open­ing the plans, schemat­ics and specs for its new Honda Smart Home pro­to­type to all mem­bers of the curi­ous com­mer­cial com­mu­ni­ty and pub­lic who want to see how the place is put togeth­er and fig­ure…

    Welcoming Home: Honda Opens Green Smart-House Plans To All
    Dale Buss, forbes.com

    Shades of Linux and Tesla: Honda is open­ing the plans, schemat­ics and specs for its new Honda Smart Home pro­to­type to all mem­bers of the curi­ous com­mer­cial com­mu­ni­ty and pub­lic who want to see how the place is put togeth­er and fig­ure…

    (Source: smarterplanet, via emergentfutures)

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  11. futurescope:

    PaperFold: Foldable Smartphone Shows Shape-Shifting Future for Google Maps

    PaperFold is a shape-changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate when needed. Displays are detachable such that users can fold the device into various shapes that can range from an ultra notebook shape to a foldout map.

    "In PaperFold, each display tile can act independently or as part of a single system," says Dr. Vertegaal, a professor in the School of Computing and Director of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s. "It allows multiple device form factors, providing support for mobile tasks that require large screen real estate or keyboards on demand, while retaining an ultra-compact, ultra-thin and lightweight form factor."

    Note that this is a first prototype: e.g., cables would not be present in future versions.

    For more info, see http://www.hml.queensu.ca/paperfold

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  15. How GoPro Is Transforming Advertising As We Know It

    (Source: emergentfutures)

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