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Obituary for Maurice J. Jennings - Fayetteville, AR

Maurice J. Jennings, 68, of Fayetteville AR passed away surrounded by his wife and children on October 10th, 2016. He was born on November 6th, 1947 …

The Michigan Wolverines Are Back. Ugh.

A victory by Wisconsin would thankfully put an end to the insufferable swagger that Mr. Khakipants has restored in Ann Arbor.<p>There are a lot of reasons I want—no, I need—my Wisconsin Badgers to defeat the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines in football Saturday. The most obvious reason is that I graduated …

College Football

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

Wall Street

On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

In April of 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote a letter on the meaning and purpose of life when asked by his friend, Hume Logan, …

University of Michigan Ann Arbor-U-M WiFi

What it means to stay – erin r. white

Seven years ago last month I interviewed for my job at VCU. I started work a few months later, assuming I’d stick around for a couple of years then …

Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame

Only one trend is closely associated with their use.<p>A curious phenomenon is gripping public libraries in the United States.<p>On the one hand, Americans still adore their libraries. According to a new Pew Research study, 76 percent of Americans say that libraries well serve the needs of their …

Income Inequality

You’re a Librarian 24 Hours a Day: Interview with Heather Lowe of Dallas Public Library

Heather Lowe manages the Fine Arts Division at the Dallas Public Library, where she’s creating community around art. Can you talk about your career …

Why I Am Not a Maker

When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.<p>Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe “what I make” so it can go on my name tag.<p>I’m always uncomfortable …

Framing

Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston

When teaching about race and racism, I invite participants to consider the following analogy: <i>Think of racism as a gigantic societal-sized boot.</i><p>“<i>Which</i> …

Why Open Research?

In May of this year, I was awarded a flash grant by the Shuttleworth Foundation to make an ‘open’ project of my choosing a reality. On November 14th, …

Open Access

Google has found that its most successful teams have 5 traits in common

Following the success of Project Oxygen, an internal study of what it takes to be a top manager at Google that started in 2008 and whose findings are still used today, the company undertook another study, this one of team dynamics.<p>A group of Google's People Operations (HR) employees spent the past …

Employment

What Will Libraries Be Like in 2100?

<i>This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among</i> <i>Arizona State University</i><i>,</i> <i>New America</i><i>, and Slate. On Nov. 12, Future Tense hosted an event</i> …

Libraries

Midwestern Nice: A Tribute to a Sincere and Suffocating Way of Life

There’s a moment I keep returning to, from the first episode of the new season of <i>Fargo</i>. There’s a triple homicide at a 24-hour diner, and Minnesota …

Six Tips on Disciplining Children from an Experienced Teacher

Have you noticed how kids behave differently at school than at home? As an early education teacher, one of the most common questions I get from …

The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed

On Networks, Connections, and Relationships<p><i>By</i> <i>Jeff Goins</i><p>The other week, I was invited to a dinner hosted by a friend. Those attending included people …

Why Your Employee Training Is A Waste Of Time And Money -- And What To Do About It

The fast will beat the big in today’s economy. Winning is about shortening the learning curve. That is why many companies will embark on new programs to train their employees this fall, and why corporate America spent 10% more on learning in 2014 than the year before, according to research just …

Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography

Late last month, what began as a book review in an obscure publication blew up into a major controversy that tarnished sociology’s most-buzzed-about …

No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong [UPDATED]

There’s a common conception that an opinion cannot be wrong. My dad said it. Hell, everyone’s dad probably said it and in the strictest terms it is …

Choose Boring Technology

Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan's …

Emerging Technology

Entrepreneurs don't have a special gene for risk—they're rich kids with safety nets

We’re in an era of the cult of the entrepreneur. We analyze the Tory Burches and Evan Spiegels of the world looking for a magic formula or set of personality traits that lead to success. Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and more students coming out of business schools are choosing startup life over …

Entrepreneurship

Radical Librarianship at the Allied Media Conference

Radical Librarianship at the Allied Media Conference by Veronica Leigh Milliner, Senior Editor While there are many options for professional and …

Librarianship

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

Aziz Ansari with VerySpecial Guest Star Amy Schumer, and More on August 30 (Up to 50% Off)

What You'll Get<p>The Deal<p>One G-Pass to Funny Or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival starring Aziz Ansari with very special guest star …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>2 hours ago<p>All the people …

Kylie Cosmetics

London: the city that ate itself

London is a city ruled by money. The things that make it special – the markets, pubs, high streets and communities – are becoming unrecognisable. The city is suffering a form of entropy whereby anything distinctive is converted into property value. Can the capital save itself?<p>London is without …