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Tammy McLeod
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Fracking right in the middle of the city.
Faces of Fracking is a multimedia project telling the stories of people on the front lines of fracking in California.
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Getting to see Steven Pinker speak for the first time and I'm inordinately excited. I've been a fan of his work since reading "How The Mind Works" in 2000
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Specifically, Google is giving away thousands of accounts for three free months of Code School.  ... If you’re a woman in technology and want to apply for a chance to take part in this initiative, visit the Women Techmakers’ application page and share what inspired you to join the technology industry.
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A really informative report about what goes into the complete production of a T-shirt.

These days, I cringe a little when I see free t-shirts being handed out like candy. The thrift store is full of discarded clothing, and all I see are the wasted agricultural and human resources and carbon footprint of the entire process.
The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.
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Some days, you just have to share the meme.
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Yes but what comes up, must eventually come down. 
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I attended an all-girls high school and we just didn't have the STEM opportunities that were available in our "brother" all-boys school.
 
At 1:01:31, old white dude asks a panel of scientists "What's up with chicks in science?" and then smarmy white moderator dude asks the panel "Who wants to discuss genetic differences between men and women?" and then Neil deGrasse Tyson of Cosmos  drops a truth-bomb on race and gender inequalities in the scientific community. #BOOM
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sadly that was the case for me too +Tammy McLeod!
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Pretty awesome :)
 
I knew I had high performing people working for me.  But breaking the sound barrier falling in a space suit from a 135,908 foot high balloon ride this morning?  Thanks +Alan Eustace!
A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.
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This has interesting implications on purchasing power and welfare cutoffs.
Update: For an additional map that breaks the data down by metropolitan statistical areas, click here.
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Obviously no bad things will happen if the federal government leaves wealth transfers to the states. Especially not in the South.
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An article that warns against desiring grit to the point of ignoring whether a task is worth sticking with after a certain point.

That to me, is the really important lesson -- developing the judgment to know the best course for any situation. Blindly following any rule is never a course for real success.
articles by alfie kohn
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That's why "throwing good money after bad" is an idiom.
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“When I invested my own money to start my insurance agency no one accused me of making a vanity investment.  When I invested my own money to buy a life insurance company no one called it a vanity investment.  When I paid cash for my office building no one accused me of making a vanity investment.  When Bill Gates and Paul Allen invested their time and money into developing code for the Altair computer no one accused them of writing vanity code.
But if Bill Gates and Paul Allen invest their own money to write a book, they’re no longer businessmen, they’re vain and any company that charges them money to publish their book is catering to their vanity!  How absurd is that?”
OK, so now I’m going to tell you my dirty little secret. Since March of 2011, I’ve been secretly downloading and reading $.99 Kindle Singles …
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A long but fantastic essay. Especially more relevant to me now as the parent of a nerd-in-the-making. 
February 2003. When we were in junior high school, my friend Rich and I made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity. This was easy to do, because kids only ate lunch with others of about the same popularity. We graded them from A to E. A tables were full of football players and ...
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Yeah. Very interesting read and it's pretty spot on,. Now I understand what happened in middle school so much better :)
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Totality.  #lunareclipse
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Looks great. I'm going to process mine tomorrow. :)
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