Student wins lottery, leaves school | Oddly Enough | Reuters: "The Communist Party abolished lotteries in China after taking power in 1949, denouncing them as a practice of decadent capitalists. But the country launched state-run lotteries in 1987 amid market-oriented reforms."
27 December 2007
[X] : Students: Grade My Picture: "A new photo feature on a student-rated Web site for evaluating professors now allows its users to upload pictures of listed teachers to accompany their profiles.
Taken in the classroom unknowingly via camera cell phones, or uploaded by the teacher�s themselves, users of Ratemyprofessor.com can now put a face with a name, along with their 'hot' or 'not' rating."
23 December 2007
20 December 2007
Non English Posts make up over Two Thirds of Total Blog Posting: "What is the most common language used by bloggers?"
Posted by The Cowardly Lion at Thursday, December 20, 2007
09 December 2007
This from Dr. Rachna D. Jain of Complete Your Dissertation:
I’m often asked how it is that I’m able to write content so quickly. After all, I support several blogs, several newsletters, and I create products very regularly. So, while I like to write, I know that doesn’t mean everyone else likes to. So, I’d like to share with you what I call the three-pass process for writing efficiently.
The three-pass process depends on a couple of assumptions. One is that you actually know you want to write about or you know what you need to say. The second assumption is that you are willing to draft and let it be imperfect, and the third is that you’re willing to go back and revise anything that you write or create, again at a later time. So, the way the three-pass process works is like this...
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Posted by The Cowardly Lion at Sunday, December 09, 2007
05 December 2007
This from Stephen Catanese of IUP's The Penn:
...In the turkey-heavy fog of that "tryptophan haze" that follows a decadent, filling Thanksgiving feast, what thoughts typically cross your mind? Sleep? Football? More food? Well, probably not more food - but you're probably not Morgan Spurlock, director and star of "Super Size Me," one of the highest-grossing independent films of all time. Spurlock, who explained his work Monday night to a near-capacity Fisher Auditorium crowd, said he was inspired on Thanksgiving Day 2002 to make the film. Sitting on a couch and watching the news after his meal, Spurlock saw a report about two women suing McDonald's Corp. for damages caused by the fast-food giant's fare. At first, Spurlock said, he found the lawsuit laughable -Â another example of litigious American society. As he watched McDonalds Corp. defend the quality of its food, however, inspiration struck. "There was a basis for an argument and a contradiction," he said. Spurlock decided...
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Posted by The Cowardly Lion at Wednesday, December 05, 2007
01 December 2007
This from Keturah Gray of ABC News:
...Sara Freedman has recently been dreaming of a life as a country club mom in the suburbs of Atlanta. After four years in the workplace, the thrill of buying "work" pants and standing in the Starbucks line is gone. "I keep thinking I'm just in a rut and I'll grow out of it, but thinking about...
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Posted by The Cowardly Lion at Saturday, December 01, 2007