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Games capitalists play

This is actually pretty funny, although as I understand it they're talking about a financial/tax district division as opposed to a traditional electoral district. 
Oops! Missouri businesses attempted to gerrymander their very own, voter-free district... but they forgot a person, and she might just foil their evil plans.
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Gerrymandering Explained 

This is a pretty good explanation of what gerrymandering is all about and how it can manipulate electoral results.
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Yes, it's true... Some of the Iconians fled to Toronto!


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I am one of them.
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Just goes to show that psychology really is more of an art than a science.

I suspect it's really just because people are pretty random, at the end of the day :) 
 
A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results.

The answer: Less than half the time.
An attempted do-over of 100 psychology experiments replicates the result only 40 per cent of the time
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At what point do we finally call psychology a pseudoscience?
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You're More Powerful Than You Think

Liberated from a private share by the awesome +Kristin Mayeshiba​.

#FoodforThought #EverydaySuperheros
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Things that make you go hmmm.... 

Some of these actually are pretty profound, or at least interesting, thoughts. 
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So true...
Can you make it through this post without muttering "aaarrrggghhh" softly under your breath? H/T to Reddit’s Mildly Infuriating.
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Wow, I had no idea Toronto City Hall is 50 years old. Definitely way ahead of the architectural curve back then. So much so, in fact, that it actually got a "cameo" in a late eighties episode of Star Trek -- somebody must have thought it was futuristic looking enough for the 24th century.
 
Fifty years after it opened, Toronto City Hall's unique structure remains a powerful symbol of civic optimism and confidence, more compelling now perhaps than ever, argues Christopher Hume.
Finnish architect’s creation — both contemporary and respectful to ancient ideals — is the product of a spirit we’ve lost, Christopher Hume says.
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Seeing the world through the eyes of a lost iPod

This is actually kind of a cute story. Obviously the monk in question has left iCloud Photo Stream enabled on the iPod touch, so the photos are all getting uploaded to the original owner's account. I wonder if he realizes that, though.
A traveller who lost his iPod in Laos has been given an incredible glimpse into the life of the young monk who found his device.
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We're all suckers for Pumpkin Spice

It seems seasonal items really do have a positive impact on sales. Not necessarily surprising, but it's an interesting insight into marketing and the herd mentality. Are Pumpkin Spice Lattes really that good (I'd say no), or are people just hyped up to get seasonal items that are "only available for a limited time."?
Coffee shops love you even more than you love that PSL.
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I sometimes wonder if politics would make more sense if time simply ran in reverse....

In 1996, as a Reform MP, [Harper] railed in the House of Commons that “[Canadians] are ashamed the Prime Minister continues the disgraceful, undemocratic appointment of undemocratic Liberals to the undemocratic Senate to pass all-too-often undemocratic legislation."

In 2004, Harper said “Despite the fine work of many individual senators, the upper house remains a dumping ground for the favoured cronies of the Prime Minister."
Harper supposedly hated the Senate — until he discovered how it helped his political ambitions.
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    Social Media & Software Editor, 2005 - present
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    Senior Consultant, 1998 - 2000
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    Senior Consultant, 2000 - 2005
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    CIC Officer, 1991 - 2012
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Social Media Editor for iLounge.com, Author, IT Consultant, Dad and other stuff
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I worked in information technology consulting and project management for 15 years primarily with enterprise and government organizations. Morphed my consulting skills, combined with a fascination with Apple technology, into a writing career about five years ago so I could stay at home and spend more time raising a family. 

I currently write for iLounge.com, covering tutorials, the weekly Ask iLounge column, and feature technical articles along with the occasional product or app review and handling of social media.  I have also written three editions of iPod & iTunes Portable Genius.  

In whatever spare time I have left, I'm a stay-at-home dad / house-husband and still do a bit of work with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets as a reserve officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which I have been involved with for 25 years.
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Best fish and chips I've had outside of Halifax.
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Its a Starbucks. Not much else to say. It used to be a nicer spot to hang out before it shrunk in size -- the former expansive seating area with local artwork on display is no more, having been overtaken by another business. This is now just an average small and cozy Starbucks.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Most of the reviews here seem based on the auto service department, which I can't comment on as I've never had my car serviced there. The rest of the store seems reasonably good to me, however. This is the Canadian Tire I regularly visit and it's well laid out, the customer service counter in the centre island is much more accessible than most other Canadian Tire stores I've been to, and the staff I've dealt with in the store are friendly and reasonably knowledgable.
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