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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

8 hours 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

A Guide to 15 Top-Notch Gastropubs in the South Bay

The restaurant scene is roaring back to life in the South Bay and a common theme among them is restaurants featuring a unique bar program paired to a dining menu equal in creativity. While the concept of bringing together your favorite bar with gourmet bar bites is no new feat, here are 15 top-notch gastropubs in the South Bay.

Creative Rolling Flower Pots for Healthier, Happier Plants

Inspired by the movement of sunflowers, Studio BAG Disseny designed these rolling flower pots that provide more functionality than regular plant holders. According to the project developers, common pots are static, so ‘why not provide...Show More Summary

Two NYC Macbeths and the 1849 Riot Sparked by Their Rivalry

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, announced that its Digital Image Collection is now under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

CITES Listing Countdown: Less Than One Month until Manta Rays are Protected

A manta ray off the Philippines. (Photo: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr Creative Commons) On September 14, 2014, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will add six sharks and rays to Appendix II, meaning that global trade of these species will be restricted. Show More Summary

Ocean News: Nicaragua Dispatches Military to Protect Baby Turtles, New Zealand Bans Shark Finning, and More

An olive ridley sea turtle hatching, a species to be protected by the Nicaraguan military. (Photo: S M / Flickr Creative Commons) - As sea turtle hatching season gets underway in Nicaragua, the nation’s military has been sent to the coast to protect baby sea turtles from poachers. Show More Summary

Ocean News: Barbuda Becomes Ocean Conservation Leader in the Caribbean, July Ocean Temperatures Hit Record Highs, and More

A rocky ledge off Barbuda. (Photo: Ron Kroetz / Flickr Creative Commons) - Scientists say that seagrass habitat is being lost at the same rate as Amazon rain forests, or about two soccer fields per hour. The scientists warn that this is key habitat for many young fish, so the loss of seagrass could have a huge impact on fisheries. BBC read more

Bafflegab

Flickr Creative Commons: RA.AZ This delightful word was originally coined in the fifties to describe deliberately confusing bureaucratic jargon.  Since then, science fiction writers later co-opted the term for the scientific background...Show More Summary

In Ferguson the Media Got It All Wrong: The Real Story Is a Community Fighting Back

Photo: By Loaves of Bread, Creative Commons License. The real Ferguson? story is about a community that's grown so fed up with being pushed around that they've decided to fight back against what amounts to an invading army. It is a confrontation...Show More Summary

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