Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Sports Management Degree Programs



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Find out about sports management degree programs, locate suitable schools, learn about the prospects after graduation, and more …



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Childcare doesn't upset development

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Putting kids into childcare before their first birthday does not disrupt short-term development, suggests a study of around 1,000 Australian children.

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Monday, 30 July 2012

Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business Online



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ALISON Free Online Courses: Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business Online…

This course will be of great interest to all business owners who lack the knowledge and expertise to implement an online marketing strategy but who recognise the importance of having an effective online marketing plan for the continued success of their business.




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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Dental Assistant Degree Programs



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Information on dental assistant degree and diploma programs, finding a school, the career and salary prospects after completion, and more …



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Why Do Americans Accept Wealth Inequality?

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The belief in individual choice affects beliefs about wealth inequality…

It is clear that many Americans who are not in wealthiest 20% support policies that maintain the inequality in the distribution of wealth. Over the past fifteen years, tax rates have been cut across the board and attempts to increase tax rates on the wealthiest 1 to 2% of Americans have been blocked. The politicians who have blocked these tax increases have been re-elected. Clearly, many people are voting for these candidates, suggesting that there is broad support for the current inequality in wealth.

Why is that?

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6 Key Software Updates You Should Be Doing



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Software updates are released for three reasons: to patch a security hole, to fix bugs and to add features. But forty percent of users don’t update their software when prompted.


Here’s why that’s a mistake…




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Saturday, 28 July 2012

What Higher Education Will Look Like in 2020 [STUDY]



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The latest Pew Study on higher education says 60% of experts and stakeholders predict colleges and universities in 2020 will incorporate e-learning.

Teleconferencing, online universities and distance learning will lead to hybrid campuses, experts said. Hybrid campuses will incorporate online learning plus in-person class meetings.




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July 28 - Business Professional Weekend News



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An online newspaper that collects together news for business owners, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and students, in a bumper weekend edition of “Business Professional”.


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Google Admits Failing to Delete Street View Data



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Google has admitted it did not delete all the data collected by Streetview mapping cars, despite assuring all information would be cleared.

According to the ICO, the data was collected before May 2010 and was supposed to be deleted before December 2010. Google agreed with the ICO to delete the stored information in November 2010.


The ICO has demanded Google immediately supply its stored data before the office will decide how to procede with its course of action.




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Friday, 27 July 2012

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Cheese could reduce risk of diabetes by 12 percent



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Regularly snacking on cheese may help reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that people who ate 55g of cheese or 55g of yogurt each day were 12 percent less likely to develop the condition.


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Online Education Programs



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Find distance education programs or online programs in adult education, primary, secondary, TESOL, or other online education programs.



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Diagnosis Promising For mHealth



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mHealth is an emerging trend in technology. It stands for ‘mobile healthcare’ and means utilizing smartphones and medical mobile devices to help diagnose and monitor health conditions.


There has been a tremendous amount of activity in mHealth consumer apps. MobiHealthNews did a detailed study earlier this year and discovered more than 13,600 iPhone health and fitness apps in the App Store. However, many of these apps are unsatisfactory because they require too much manual input of data. Consumers tire quickly of these apps and lose motivation to update them.


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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Monday, 23 July 2012

Leadership Psychology Degrees

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Find out more about taking leadership psychology degrees online and on campus, locating suitable university programs, what the prospects are, and more …

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Is milk good for you?

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“I always thought of milk as a healthy drink, but lately I’ve been hearing the opposite. Is milk good for adults or not?”

When I was a kid, my mother encouraged me to drink lots of milk. I rarely drink milk these days, except when I eat cereal. As with most things, there are both benefits and risks.

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Friday, 20 July 2012

How To Become An RN

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The demand for Registered Nurses is strong and growing. Find out about how to become an RN and find online programs to prepare for the NCLEX-RN examination.

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Business Degree Programs

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Business degree programs open the doors to higher salaries than those with other majors do over time. Find out more …

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Psychology and Human Development Degrees Online and On Campus



Want to learn about psychology and human development? This page will help you to find out more about studying developmental psychology online and to locate suitable university online degree programs.

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An Update on Mobile Technology in Development: Part I

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Previously on this blog, I’ve written about mobile technology as a means through which citizens in the developing world can access basic financial services, play a more active role in governance, share crucial information …
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A nursing program shows promise for reducing deaths from chronic illnesses

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“A community-based nursing program delivered in collaboration with existing health care services is more effective in reducing the number of older people dying from chronic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, than usual care according to a study by US researchers published in this week’s PLoS Medicine.”

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Monday, 16 July 2012

Human Thought Can Control This Robot

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The Virtual Embodiment and Robotic Re-embodiment project created a robot controlled by human thought, using magnetic resonance imaging.

Researchers use functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brain of a student as he imagined each individual limb. Scientists mapped out his brain wave patterns, and translated them into commands to make the robot move. The student was then able to control the robot’s movement entirely by thinking about moving.

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Introduction to Balance Sheets - Free Online Course

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ALISON Free Online Courses: Introduction to Balance Sheets…

This free online course will be of interest to the average lay person wishing to learn about balance sheets and how they can use balance sheets to organise their finances when deciding to invest in property or take out a loan for whatever reason.

Introduction to Balance Sheets is originally from and published by Khan Academy and has a duration of 1-2 Hours for the average learner.

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iPerformance Psychology Releases New Sports Psychology App Today

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Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 15, 2012 U.S. Track and Field sports psychologist Dr. Steve Portenga is releasing the world’s most advanced sport and performance psychology mobile app for the iPhone in the Apple App Store today.

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Sunday, 15 July 2012

NASA Releases Awesome Images of Massive Solar Flare Heading Toward Earth [VIDEO]

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NASA is keeping a close eye on that solar flare that started on Thursday, July 12, and now it’s released dramatic time-lapse video and photos of the flare that’s found its way to Earth.

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Banking Degree Programs



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Find out more about online banking degree programs. This page explains what the courses are, what employers expect, and what you can expect to earn.

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Saturday, 14 July 2012

A look inside Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that's like Kinect on steroids

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Leap Motion’s not the household name Kinect is, but it should be — the company’s motion-tracking system is more powerful, more accurate, smaller, cheaper, and just more impressive. Leap CTO…

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Masters in Organizational Leadership

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A masters in organizational leadership focuses on the skills of transformational leadership. Find out about the programs, where to locate them, and more …

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Friday, 13 July 2012

A Career in Healthcare Management



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What Does a Medical Manager Do?


“Whether the title is manager, medical practice manager, physician practice manager, administrator, practice administrator, executive director, office manager, CEO, COO, director, division manager, department manager, or any combination thereof, with some exceptions, people who manage physician practices do some combination of the responsibilities listed here or manage people who do…”


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In the Age of Anxiety, are we all mentally ill?

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - “When Cynthia Craig was diagnosed with postpartum depression eight years ago, she told her family doctor she felt anxious about motherhood.”

Like an increasing number of people, she was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. But was it a reasonable diagnosis in her case, or indeed, in so many other cases?

Some psychiatrists say the increase in the prevalence of anxiety from about 4 percent to 50 percent is the result of psychiatrists and others “getting better at diagnosing anxiety.”

Critics, including other leading psychiatrists, disagree. They say the apparent explosion in anxiety shows there is something seriously and dangerously wrong with the DSM. Its next edition, due in May, would lower the threshold for identifying anxiety.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

How can schools get kids engaged in IT

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Writing in The Australian, Professor Leon Sterling, Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies at Swinburne University of Technology says we are living in an age of data, but schools are not managing to inspire and engage students in computing and all it embraces …

The promise of ICT technologies is so great that we need a national effort to reinvigorate interest in these fields - starting with our schools.

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Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Free Mac Apps



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Finding excellent free software for your Mac is increasingly tough. In our fourth annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we’re highlighting the best free downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more.




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Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne Aims to Make Satellite Deployment Cheaper

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Virgin Galactic has introduced LauncherOne, a rocket that aims to make satellite deployment cheaper.
Virgin Galactic claims the new rocket — which travels at 80,000 mph and can circle the earth in 90 minutes — will cut the cost of deploying a satellite from the current $30 million to $40 million to $10 million. A maiden flight is expected in 2015 or 2016.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Online MSN Programs

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Find out about online MSN programs, why they are important for nurses, what’s in them, where they can be taken, what the career prospects are, and more ….

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US Military to Launch Hypersonic Rocket Plane by 2016



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The U.S. military aims to fly a full-scale rocket plane at 20 times the speed of sound by 2016, officials announced last week.


The vehicle would be able to reach anywhere on Earth within an hour.


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Educational Administration and Leadership Degrees



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This page provides information on what is studied in educational administration and leadership degrees, where to find them, the career prospects, and more …

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Online RN to BSN Programs

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Online RN to BSN programs prepare you for a broader scope of nursing practice. This page has details of the programs, where they can be taken, and more …

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Organizational Leadership Online Degree Programs

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

June 9 - "Teaching and Learning Weekly" is out



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An online newspaper that collects together the week’s news relating to teaching and learning - particularly for those interested in finding resources and inspirational stories about education.


Read and subscribe free online at: http://paper.li/f-1328546324




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Monday, 9 July 2012

Gloves That Translate Sign Language Into Speech



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There is no dearth of impressive student projects here at the finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup in Sydney, but one of the six finalists that caught my attention was a project called EnableTalk by the Ukrainian team QuadSquad.

Using gloves fitted with flex sensors, touch sensors, gyroscopes and accelerometers (as well as some solar cells to increase battery life) the EnableTalk team has built a system that can translate sign language into text and then into spoken words using a text-to-speech engine. The whole system then connects to a smartphone over Bluetooth.




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Chronic pain may stem from pain addiction

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“New research reveals stronger connections between the nucleus accumbens and the prefrontal cortex of the brain in patients who experience pain long after the injury, reports Science News …”

“It appears, although it yet to be studied, that the development of chronic pain is linked to the brain’s “addiction machinery.” Apkarian, co-author of the study, explains that chronic pain may be the result of the brain becoming addicted to pain.”

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Can sounds trick the brain into perceiving your body differently?

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(Medical Xpress) — “Have you ever found yourself paying attention to the sound of your footsteps when walking down a quiet corridor? Or perhaps you enjoy creating rhythmic patterns by tapping on a surface? Almost every bodily movement we make generates an impact sound and a team of academics have been studying whether the perception of the physical dimensions of our body can be challenged by spatially altering the ‘action’ sounds we make.”

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PhD Early Childhood Education

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ThingLink - Make Your Images Interactive



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Description by edtechteacher


“No longer do images that teachers and students use for presentations have to be static presentations. Thinglink is a new web tool that allows images to be uploaded and tagged with hot spots. These hot spots can be text, links to web based content, or YouTube videos. When the image is viewed online, the hot spots become click-able and reveal the embedded content. Thinglink allows for a completely new approach to using images in the classroom and provides a new medium by which students can present image based content for projects or assignments.:


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Study Finds Social Media Adds to Your Anxiety

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A poll of almost 300 social media users found more than half agreed Facebook or Twitter had changed their behavior and of those, half said their lives had taken a downward turn.

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Sunday, 8 July 2012

MBA In Banking Programs



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Find out more about MBA in banking degree programs, what the courses are, where to find them, what the prospects are for careers in banking, and more …



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Google Ready To Kill Five Products: Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback, Google Video, iGoogle, Symbian App



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Google is getting ready kill five products: Google Mini, Google Talk Chatback, Google Video, iGoogle and Symbian Search app. The announcement was made on the official Google blog.



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