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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 -How To Avoid Setting Fire To A Brand In 2016

As of today, the 11th of October 2016, Samsung’s elite finally decided to stop fanning the flames that have been raging, literally, around their latest mobile release; they are halting all further production, sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 until they figure out just what or who struck the first match in this ongoing drama. 924 more words


Digital Sunscreen - What does your school do?

I haven’t posted anything for ages. I’ve been thinking about ‘the digital diet’ and what’s missing in that discourse. The DD is all about what kids are doing in the time they spend with screens (good and bad) and how to try and come up with a ‘healthy balance’. 1,637 more words


Using X-rays to Study Early American Glass

It’s been a busy week since my last post about Queen Fredegund. I’ve had an opportunity to shift gears and start studying the nitty-gritty of glass composition. 1,488 more words


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I'm fed up with Swagbucks, Ibotta, and other "cash back" apps

I have a, um, limited income. Comes with being a writer and working in the non-profit world. I have enough, but I’m always looking for ways to save money here and there. 863 more words


Literary Essay--Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman

I first picked up Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman at an airport in Toronto (December 1986). Then I laughed my head off while I was on the plane heading to Vancouver. 922 more words


The new cults

Christianity is one defining feature of ancient Europe. Until recent times its impact was such that it profoundly shaped numerous cultural aspects of our societies. Architecture was in former centuries a manifestation of Christian worship, the Gothic style expressed in majestic churches and cathedrals being the most powerful example. 286 more words