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Vice Admiral Robert Harward turns down national security adviser job

Vice Admiral Robert Harward has rejected President Trump’s offer to be the new national security adviser, CBS News’ Major Garrett reports.<p>Sources …

Donald Trump

Search results from Military Battles and Campaigns, 1910 to 1919, World War

Military

The cast of #HamiltonCHI blows us all away with this remix of "Dear Theodosia". Video: @joshuahenry20 https://t.co/3L4otRl31Q

Nathan Fielder Helps ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Negotiate A New Contract On ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’

There are a lot of great things on television these days, among them Scott Aukerman, “Weird Al” Yankovic, <i>Comedy Bang! Bang!</i>, and Nathan Fielder. So, it must be the most splendid of weekdays when we get a promo that features all of these things wrapped into one video. Sure, it’s also convenient that …

Comedy

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from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups<p>The University of Minnesota Libraries will offer its 11th week-long Institute for 26 early career college …

College & University

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They Don't Make Maps Like this Anymore

Cartography nerds, get excited.<p>Since the human invention of territorial borders there has been a fascination with maps. Maps have defined the way we understand the world, outlining the geographical -- and often political -- delineations of humanity.<p>"Worlds Revealed," a new Library of Congress blog …

Mercator Atlas of Europe

Description<p>Gerardus Mercator was perhaps the best-known mapmaker of all time. Rather than undertaking expeditions and mapping on the ground himself, …

Geography

Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

I love watching the Olympic Games, both summer and winter! So with the Winter Olympics starting this week in P’yongch’ang, I decided to dive into our …

Maps

UK spy agency snooped on everything users did online -- even porn

We've been well aware that the British spy agency GCHQ was just as guilty as the NSA when it came to overbearing online surveillance, but new documents from former analyst Edward Snowden paint an even more insane picture. The agency's "Karma Police" program (note the irony there) spied on …

Why Librarians Don’t Want Your Self-Published Book | The Digital Reader

Shares 317<p>Between eBooksAreForever, OverDrive, and other channels, indie authors are making inroads on the library market, and yet they're still …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

Creative Writing

Mark Twain stories, 150 years old, uncovered by Berkeley scholars

Topic: BooksScholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was …

Mark Twain

Competency Lists Considered Harmful: Can We Rethink Them? | Peer to Peer Review

Could we talk about skill and competency lists, please? They’re everywhere, inescapable as change. Professional organizations have made dozens. …

the OCLC Research blog

Over the last several months, OCLC Research has been working to develop a framework for exploring emerging directions in US higher education, to …

Humanities

130 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes

In this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes and "inspirational quote" posts on Inc.com<p><i>Adam Smith:</i> "Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being …

Income Inequality

John Thomas Smith’s Ancient Topography

<i>Bethelem Hospital with London Wall in Foreground – Drawn June 1812</i><p>Two centuries ago, <b>John Thomas Smith</b> set out to record the last vestiges of ancient …

Subtly Convince Someone You're Correct By Asking the Right Questions

Planting ideas into someone's head is a great way to win an argument and over on BBC Future, they point out that simply asking the right kinds of …

Brooklyn Spirits: A Musical Companion to the Book - Tim McDonough

On “Beauty”: Marilynne Robinson on Writing, What Storytelling Can Learn from Science, and the Splendors of Uncertainty

Since 1984, Portland-based nonprofit Literary Arts has been inviting some of the world’s most celebrated authors to share their ideas on the craft — ideas like Ursula K. Le Guin’s spectacular meditation on where creativity comes from and the “secret” to great writing. To mark the 30th anniversary …

Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try

November 17, 2014<br>Today as I was going through my bookmarks, I come across this excellent visual created by Sean Junkins where he features a bunch of …

Education Technology

18 Best Movies On Netflix You Haven't Yet Seen

As great as Netflix is, finding good movies you haven't yet seen can be a chore. You may have even started believing that you've already seen them …

Essential Tools for the Today’s Cybrarians

Currently, I am taking a course in Web 2.0/Social Media. The only social media platform I use with any frequency is Facebook, but I recognize that as …

What the {em#&quo}?

Ever since the dawn of the Internet, computers have had a hard time dealing with words with diacritics, or accents. Even today, you may see text …

Prioritize Your Goals with Warren Buffett's Two-List System

Warren Buffett might best be known for his financial advice (which is usually very simple), but we might also learn a few things from him about …

Here's The Legal Theory That Could Kill Obamacare

Opponents have pointed to one line in the law's text stating that healthcare subsidies are to be made available through exchanges, or marketplaces, "established by the State." But since many states never created their own online healthcare exchanges, the Obama administration created a federal …

Antonin Scalia