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Tortilla Soup

4 hours agoMusic / Country : Nine Bullets

creative commons licensed ( BY-ND ) flickr photo shared by mealmakeovermoms So I know this isn’t technically tacos but it’s close enough and it involves tortillas. Besides it’s my site and I’ll post all of the close-enough-to-taco recipes I want to. I’m testing this new recipe plugin which ought to make actually using a recipe [...]

Free Legal Creative Commons Licensed Music Downloads [Sound Sunday]

Since man gained a notion of self, creative work has been haunted by the idea of ownership. Yet isn’t it in the nature of everything that one creation breeds the next? In essence, everything you see in this world is a copy or a remix of some kind. Show More Summary

Know The Difference Between Correct Exposure And Creatively Correct Exposure

One of the most commonly asked questions by new photographers is what exposure settings they should be using to get correct exposures. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most difficult questions to answer because of the seemingly endless amount of variables involved in calculating such settings. There are always situational elements such as available light, [...]Show More Summary

Behold, A Fresh Collection of Free-to-Use Satellite Images

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The DOVES are a flock of microsatellites tasked with rapid Earth imaging. Now all those images are free-to-use under a creative commons license. Read more...

A Glossary of Emerging Terms in the Collaborative Economy

Photo :”Conversation” by Steve Bridger, used with Creative Commons license. Buzzwords, buzzwords, buzzwords! Nothing is more fun than using buzzwords –except one thing: reading all the buzzwords on one, single page. Impress your colleagues at the coworking spot, your tatted Lyft drivers, and your hotTinder dates with your immense knowledge on the latest hipster technology [...]

Ocean Roundup: 20 Coral Species to Gain Federal Protection, Shell Files New Plan for Arctic Drilling, and More

Rough cactus coral, one of the new coral species to be listed as threatened. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it will list 20 new species of coral as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, largely because of climate change. Show More Summary

A 7.7% Current Yield For Your Retirement Portfolio

By Josh Arnold: Many investors look for yield in the usual places such as common stocks or bonds, and are often reaching for what many would consider subpar yields. In contrast, if we get creative and look outside the normal bounds of what investors comb through to search for income, we can discover some gems. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Florida Receives Federal Help for Oyster Recovery, Climate Change Linked to Iceland’s Puffin Decline, and More

An Icelandic puffin. (Photo: Martin Ystenes / Flickr Creative Commons) - Florida is receiving $6 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for oyster recovery in Apalachicola Bay in northwest Florida—a fishery that crashed in 2012 and 2013. Show More Summary

The Genius of Being a “Marketing Specialist”

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC ) flickr photo shared by publicenergy They will let anyone on the internet. From the idiot email box today, here we go again… the tell tale subject line “I would like to collaborate with your site cogdogblog.com” — here is how you collaborate on someone else’s blog: You leave a human, genuine constructive comment. Show More Summary

Mayor Emanuel's Love for JRW's Team, Not Neighborhoods

(Photo by nathans226, Courtesy of Creative Commons) Like Chicagoans across the city, Rahm Emanuel loves the plucky and gritty youngsters from the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. He tweeted repeatedly about them. The city hosted...Show More Summary

Pexels and Travel Coffee Book: Two New Sources for Completely Free Photos

5 days agoArts / Graphic Design : Noupe

Oops, we did it again. Two more sources for completely free photos have been washed upon the shores of Noupe headquarters. I call them completely free, because both sources chose Creative Commons Zero as their license model. And as we all know, stuff licensed CC0 is free for any legal purpose, not even attribution is required. Show More Summary

It's Time for Schools to Upgrade Both Technology and Pedagogy

Teaching methods, in some schools, haven't changed much since this picture was taken (Creative Commons License) As students return to school, it's time to think about absolute necessities like pens, paper, school clothes, a laptop or...Show More Summary

Don’t Be a Platform Pawn

creative commons licensed ( BY-SA ) flickr photo shared by cogdogblog Long long ago, in a web far far away, everything was like neat little home made bungalows stretched out on the open plain, under a giant expansive sky, where we wandered freely, exploring. Show More Summary

The Economics of High School Students and Early Start Times

Eric James Sarmiento/Via creative commons Marketplace The American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a chorus that’s been growing louder for years: The school day should start later for teenagers because they aren’t wired to go to bed early — and they need their sleep. Show More Summary

Back on the Road for a Spin

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by 43studio Red Dog truck is loaded with camping gear and mountain bike, and ready to hit the road for a ~2 week road excursion. It’s time to get out of Strawberry a bit, and visit some friends. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Methane Seeping from U.S. Atlantic Seafloor, Iceland’s Caught Scores of Endangered Fin Whales, and More

Methane rising from the seafloor off Virginia. (Photo: NOAA Photo Library / Flickr Creative Commons) - According to a new report by the Assembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy, California is “woefully unprepared” for sea level rise. Show More Summary

Wired for Character

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by Johnson Cameraface What happens when ds106 takes on a theme and subject of the TV series The Wire? That unfolds next week when the class starts at UMW. Do you feel me? (that’s a line from the show, ok?) Jim and Paul have been ripping through reviews of the first six episodes. Show More Summary

Islamic State militant group used less restrictive social network

Members of the social network Diaspora team. Photo by Henrik Moltke via Flickr creative commons The Islamic State extremist group began using a social networking website with less restrictions on users after other social media sites,...Show More Summary

What are your questions for ‘Orange is the New Black’ author Piper Kerman?

What questions do you have for Piper Kerman? Photo by Mark Schierbecker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The lauded dark comedy “Orange is the New Black” already has won three Creative Arts Emmys ahead of Monday’s Emmy Awards ceremony. Friday...Show More Summary

A Summer Reading List for Ocean Lovers: Ten Books to Read before Summer Ends

(Photo: Steve McFarland / Flickr Creative Commons) Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few warm weeks left to enjoy some summer reading. As you make your last trips to the beach, there’s no better way to enjoy the coast...Show More Summary

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