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  • Trust Your Intuition

    By Lifetime Library on April 28, 2014
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    Here’s an interesting topic! Making decisions based on “gut (or intuition) vs. intellectually (using the brain) is seemingly getting attention these days. Businesses are moving more to the Internet everyday with new content, appeals to “buy their products”, asking people to recommend them, etc. So at times, a business will develop a product and market it with an approach solely […]
  • One-Way Mirrors Explained (video)

    By Lifetime Library on January 16, 2014
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    Very simple and short video from MinutePhysics! It goes by fast — only 18 seconds long. Watch it a few times, and pause the video at the end when words are on-screen. We’ll set this one up a bit. During the summer, when you’re inside… people outside generally can’t see you … when you’re… inside! Yet – when winter comes […]
  • Why the Full Moon is Better in The Winter (video)

    By Lifetime Library on January 13, 2014
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    We found this on one of our favorite sites — “MinutePhysics”.  This one is just plain neat! If you are a “calendar watcher” – and prefer the long days of summer vs. the long dark days of winter — you’ll really appreciate this. It’s short — and does a great job of explaining it simply. If you don’t understand it […]
  • Lottery Ticket Illusion (video)

    By Lifetime Library on January 10, 2014
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    This simply a very fun one to think about. But it could be fun to discuss in class — with math and/or statistics teachers – or others that want to think about how “magic tricks” are done. The question you’ll have is “how did he do that?” Have fun conjuring up ideas. We know one answer that is clearly “not […]
  • Something for Those Studying Business or Marketing

    By Lifetime Library on December 24, 2013
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    This is an interesting video. The main speaker is a professor of marketing at Stanford. The gist of the video is product reviews on the Internet have taken over the “value of brand”. He says that what people say about a product or service essentially trumps what the seller/marketer tries to do with branding and brand image. Discuss this one […]
  • STEM careers wide open for women

    By Lifetime Library on November 18, 2013
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    This is an article from TheSpectrum.com.  The article was authored by Cathy Wentz.  When working on this blog post, the intention was to talk about math and “food curriculum and careers”.  There are a lot of ads on TV these days about “joining the culinary industry”.  Sounds great. Lots of people love to cook — and think of themselves as […]
  • REAL-LIFE GIF animation – “In a Nutshell” (video post)

    By Lifetime Library on October 21, 2013
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    This is a fun video — from the YouTube channel of Mystery Guitar Man (thank you!)  We love these kinds of videos because they cause you to think — and consider doing this for yourself. Or, at the very least, talking to your math or science teacher. But — if you are digitally oriented — and think a career in […]
  • Bite Size Learning?

    By Lifetime Library on September 9, 2013
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    Here’s an interesting article from Talent Magazine.  The premise is… “you can’t learn in short, bite size learning activities”.  Initially, we’re not sure we’d agree with that.  But then, let’s dissect this just a bit. Ask the question: “How come?” Well… we know that when it comes to learning by video, sometimes short snippets are really good. We know that […]
  • Avoiding the Summer Slide – and Maybe the Winter Break Slide?

    By Lifetime Library on August 22, 2013
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    The following article may be a bit “late” for summer 2013 — and actually it was published a bit late too.  But nonetheless, we think this is a good one to pass along and thank the Sun Suburban newspapers of the Twin Cities.  We all like our time off — whether we’re students or adults.  We all need, however, to […]
  • Fractal Fractions

    By Lifetime Library on August 12, 2013
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    The Lifetime Learning Library blog is back after a brief interruption (to update and migrate the Library’s website). Today we want to get back into the world of FRACTIONS. This is a cute video from Vi HART it’s about Fractal Fractions. If you struggle with Algebra, you may struggle with this video. But watch it all the way through. Then […]

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