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On reading, writing, & commentary


The original title of this piece is “Criticism & commentary,” but it’s really about reading and writing as harmoniously-integrated activities within the larger whole that is a literary continuum and polyphonic collective; uniting all participants in a living textual network. 4,275 more words

Essays & Commentaries & Other Texts

Tips on Surviving a New Workplace and Job

By Pamela Bongkiyung

Patience they say is a virtue but no one needs it more than oneself when you are under pressure to understand, learn and be on top of tasks at work. 844 more words


Inspiring Teachers and the Quest for Daily Learning

Picture Credit: Global Concept Solutions

Recently, I published a tribute to Apple’s Steve Jobs on the 5th anniversary of his passing. On Tuesday, a similar half decade signpost arrives for one of the professors I admired greatly when IAI was engaged in studying Political Economy at Yale and Technology Innovation at Columbia BSchool. 213 more words

Business Innovation

This ‘Hourglass’ Liquid Battery Runs on Gravity — Snapzu Science

Scientists at MIT have designed an ingenious new concept for a battery that operates on the same fundamental principal as an hourglass—it relies on gravity to generate energy.

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Green Tomato Mincemeat

What does a person do with all the green tomatoes from their garden once frost arrives? At the Ranchette’s farm, it’s simple! We make green tomato mincemeat.  183 more words

Vertical forest Mountain Hotel will clean the air in Guizhou, China

The Milan-based design firm made headlines with Bosco Verticale, the world’s first vertical forest built right in the company’s hometown. A few years later, the firm’s design for a second green skyscraper won a competition to add an eco-friendly building in Lausanne, Switzerland which will break ground next year. 31 more words