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  • University of Rochester psychologist Ed Deci, for example, found that teachers who aim to control students' behavior—rather than helping them control it themselves—undermine the very elements that are essential for motivation: autonomy, a sense of competence, and a capacity to relate to others.
  • Stanford University's Carol Dweck, a developmental and social psychologist, has demonstrated that even rewards—gold stars and the like—can erode children's motivation and performance by shifting the focus to what the teacher thinks, rather than the intrinsic rewards of learning.
  • In a 2011 study that tracked nearly 1 million schoolchildren over six years, researchers at Texas A&M University found that kids suspended or expelled for minor offenses—from small-time scuffles to using phones or making out—were three times as likely as their peers to have contact with the juvenile justice system within a year of the punishment

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Aug 28, 15


  • Far West Fungi

    $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. exp. 08/31/2015


  • $2 off your purchase at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. exp. 08/31/2015
  • Monterey Market

    $4 off your purchase of $25 or more on Tue, Wed and Thu. exp. 08/31/2015

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  • the greater the diversity of amphibian species living in a pond, the less vulnerability frogs, salamanders and toads living there would have against parasitic infection that can cause deformities such as the growth of extra legs.


    By extension, researchers believe their results indicate that biodiversity in larger ecosystems could also afford greater protection against diseases that attack people, such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and hantavirus.

  • Many scientists argue we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event," Johnson said.

    There is not unanimity of opinion, however, that biodiversity reduces disease

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Aug 16, 15

most affordable volunteer abroad organization... from $180 -heard on BBC Peter Day

Aug 13, 15

sometimes schools pay for subscription (~$1k)

best of all apps researched by A. Bieg, Greener Ideas:
has security, route mapping

CONS: won't customize for schools, have to download app

  • Whether you use “global warming” or “climate change”, 40 percent of Americans don’t think it’s happening. That’s the finding in the recent Yale report
  • commentators and advocates alike, have focused on one aspect of the report: global warming sounds worse than climate change.

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    Vodouists believe in

  • Creator, Bondye (derived from the French term Bon Dieu, meaning "good God"
  • As Bondye does not intercede in human affairs, vodouists direct their worship toward spirits subservient to Bondye, called Loa.

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  • salads (including chicken salad) and in raw summer rolls (gỏi cuốn), as well as in some soups such as canh chua and bún thang, and stews, such as fish kho tộ. It is also popularly eaten with hột vịt lộn (fertilized duck egg).
  • cuisine of Cambodia, the leaf is known as chi krasang tomhom (ជីរក្រសាំងទំហំ) and is used in soups, stews, salads, and the Cambodian summer rolls, naem (ណែម).

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  • Cooking with Asian Leaves. The book provides detailed descriptions of
  • thirty herbs and leaves used in Asian cooking, and two recipes for each
  • curry leaves, shiso, chrysanthemum, Thai basil-

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  • infographic on The Science of Email Timing:


    Science of Email Timing

  • “1 to 4 emails per month”.


    And that’s probably a good starting point. But that answer is most likely wrong. Because the truth is, you’ll have to test to find out what YOUR best email frequency is…AND the best campaigns will change frequency in between each email that is sent out.


  • email marketing is about building relationships with the people on your list.

  • California Supreme Court made it easier Monday for cities and counties to require developers to sell some housing at below-market rates
  • The ruling came in a challenge to an affordable housing ordinance passed by San Jose five years ago.

    The state building industry, backed by real estate groups, sued the city, blocking it from enforcing the law. Developers contended it was unconstitutional “taking” of private property.

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