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My latest roundup of links and tools...


The critics need a reboot

David Wolman's article in Wired Magazine is a quick and effective rebuttal of those who claim that technology is making us stupid.

Social networking for babies

Yep, that's right. Social networking for babies: Made a mess in my pants today. Slept. Made a mess in my pants today. Slept...

The $70 PC

Using a thin client model for school computers seems like an idea that has promise. And of course a $70 price tag per computer sounds great. Does anyone know a school organization that's working with NComputing?

Should kids learn about 9/11 via cartoons?

Gary Stager's got a vein pop about BrainPop...

Handheld learning

Thanks to Dean Shareski, I now know about the Handheld Learning web site. Thanks, Dean!

Youth, porn, and violence

Want the latest facts on youth exposure to pornography and violent web sites? Head to Harvard's Berkman Center!

Speaking of the Berkman Center...

There is a LOT going on at the Center. Check out its list of projects (the list is clickable thanks to Kwout) and sign up for its news feed!


Karl Fisch is big in Germany

If you didn't catch it, Karl recently posted about a German

magazine's story about his school

and the Did You Know? video. Anybody read

German?

Snow in the bathroom

And, finally, here's a good rule of thumb: don't read

Doug Johnson

while you're supposedly participating in a serious meeting. Thy

guffaw mayest disrupt...

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

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Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

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What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?

Is it "perverseness," the "death drive," or something else?

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Mind & Brain

Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or overspending.

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Can the keto diet help treat depression? Here’s what the science says so far

A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.

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Mind & Brain
  • The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
  • Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
  • Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
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Douglas Rushkoff – It’s not the technology’s fault

It's up to us humans to re-humanize our world. An economy that prioritizes growth and profits over humanity has led to digital platforms that "strip the topsoil" of human behavior, whole industries, and the planet, giving less and less back. And only we can save us.

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  • It's an all-hands-on-deck moment in the arc of civilization.
  • Everyone has a choice: Do you want to try to earn enough money to insulate yourself from the world you're creating— or do you want to make the world a place you don't have to insulate yourself from?
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