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Archive for January, 2013

So wish I’d happened on this before I failed uni. once again.

Ideas

In a world as fast-changing and full of information as our own, every one of us — from schoolchildren to college students to working adults — needs to know how to learn well. Yet evidence suggests that most of us don’t use the learning techniques that science has proved most effective. Worse, research finds that learning strategies we do commonly employ, like rereading and highlighting, are among the least effective.

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The scientific literature evaluating these techniques stretches back decades and across thousands of articles. It’s far too extensive and complex for the average parent, teacher or employer to sift through. Fortunately, a team of five leading psychologists have now done the job for us. In a comprehensive report released on Jan. 9 by the Association for Psychological Science, the authors, led by Kent State University professor John Dunlosky, closely…

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Makes a change from the daily grind on Earth.

Falklands News

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is today urging the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to hand over the Falkland Islands and “put and end to colonialism” in a letter to be published on the 180th anniversary of the day that Argentina alleges the UK seized the archipelago in 1833. ck1
 
Repeating Argentina’s distorted view of the historical events of the early 1830’s, President Kirchner claims that her country had been; “… forcibly stripped of the Falkland Islands, in a blatant exercise of 19th century colonialism. The Argentines on the islands were expelled by the Royal Navy and the UK subsequently began a population implantation process similar to that applied to other territories under colonial rule.” 
 
In her letter to the Prime Minister,  Kirchner also urges the UK to abide by a Resolution adopted by the United Nations in 1965, calling for Argentina and the UK to negotiate a solution to the sovereign dispute.
 
The Falkland Islands were…

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Tony & Cheri's PlayaZone

There is a lot of talk in the news these days about the difficulties facing small business owners around the world. Nowhere are these difficulties felt as deeply as in the travel industry. The rapid growth of the control of travel by big business with its multi-billion-dollar internet and advertising power has caused many small travel business owners to be pushed aside. As a result the consumer ends up with limited access to travel choices while the Mom and Pop hotel or tour or shop ends up on the brink of extinction. We know this firsthand, as we are one of those small businesses being unfairly crushed under the weight of travel industry giant Expedia. In fact we think Expedia is trying to put us, and small independent businesses like ours, out of business. And here’s why:

Expedia and its many affiliates, including Hotels.com and Venere.com, invite people to come…

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