Bully (2012) Documentary!…


Date: January 30, 2018

01) Bully (2012) Documentary!


“Bully offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying affects five schoolchildren and their families. Ja’meye, 14, winds up in reform school after pulling a gun on the youths who tormented her for years. Cameras record the abuse suffered by 14-year-old Alex as he’s beaten and teased on the bus. Star athlete Kelby, 16, is ostracized and worse after she comes out as lesbian. Most tragic of all, two boys, one 17 and one 12, commit suicide to escape the torture.

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Filmmaker Lee Hirsch examines five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers.”

The Dunning Kruger Effect…


Date: January 30, 2018

01) The Dunning Kruger Effect


“The Dunning-Kruger effect (also Mount Stupid or Smug Snake), named after David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University, occurs where people fail to adequately assess their level of competence or specifically, their incompetence at a task and thus consider themselves much more competent than everyone else. This lack of awareness is attributed to their lower level of competence robbing them of the ability to critically analyse their performance, leading to a significant overestimation of themselves.

We offer some strategies at the end on how to overcome the dunning kruger effect.”

Poll: Ted Cruz Leads Dem by Only 8 Points…


Date: January 28, 2018

01) Poll: Ted Cruz Leads Dem by Only 8 Points


“Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is up for reelection in 2018 and a Democratic-leaning End Citizens United poll has Representative Beto O’Rouke (D-TX), who is likely to be Cruz’s challenger, behind by only eight points, 37% to 45%

Citation:
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/370477-dem-poll-cruz-leads-dem-challenger-by-single-digits

3 Lessons on Managing Criticism from Others…


Date: January 27, 2018

01) 3 Lessons on Managing Criticism from Others

“The moral of the story is: Try to please everyone, and you will please no one.

It’s natural for us to try to win the approval of others, whether it means pursuing a respectable career, following our peers, or acting in certain ways. We crave social acceptance to reassure ourselves that we’re doing the right thing.

But whatever you decide to do, someone, somewhere will have an opinion about it. People might question your motives, your reasoning, or nitpick at the smallest details.

Sometimes, people can take an issue and blow it out of proportion. They take offense over something. They might even make personal remarks.

1. Recognize the source
2. Manage criticism accordingly
3. Know that the issue usually has to do with them, not you

Focus on the Road Ahead”

Good article.

Why Aquaponics is an Amazingly Sustainable Way to Put Food on Your Table…


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Date: January 27, 2018

01) Why Aquaponics is an Amazingly Sustainable Way to Put Food on Your Table

“With the growing interest in organic food, many people have turned away from the exorbitant prices in their local grocery store and started planting their own gardens. Unfortunately, they figure out really quickly that gardening requires a lot more than digging a hole in the ground and throwing a few seeds in after. Aside from having to use fertilizers, there are a whole host of pests, weeds, and diseases just waiting to feast on your nascent veggies.

But what if there was a way to grow all of those delicious vegetables without having to worry about the meticulous upkeep that still may not prevent your garden from being ruined? Even better, what if this method of farming also provided you with fresh fish and cut the costs of gardening by up to 90 percent? In this article, we are going to show you 7 reasons we think aquaponics is an amazing, sustainable way to put food on your table.”

I do wish they had more description of the ecosystem, itself…But, it’s an interesting article.

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Montana & New York Governors Enforcing Net Neutrality Using Executive Orders…


Date: January 26, 2018

01) Montana & New York Governors Enforcing Net Neutrality Using Executive Orders


“Some state legislatures have made it clear they’ll be fighting back against the FCC’s repeal of Title II net neutrality protections, but two governors recently announced that they’ll be protecting net neutrality through executive orders. This move by governors marks another way in which the FCC and Ajit Pai’s authority has been defied after voting to block states from protecting net neutrality themselves.

Citation:
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/sorry-fcc-montana-is-enforcing-net-neutrality-with-new-executive-order/
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/24/16928494/new-york-governor-net-neutrality-cuomo-executive-order