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Dollar stores are an easy way to find deals and save money. Learn how dollar stores can afford to sell so cheaply in this article.

Source: What’s the deal with dollar stores? | HowStuffWorks

“Introductory Bayesian texts usually assume a level of training in mathematical statistics that most researchers simply don’t have time (or otherwise don’t need) to learn. There are actually a lot of accessible Bayesian resources out there that don’t require much math stat background at all, but it just so happens that they are not consolidated anywhere so people don’t necessarily know about them.” (Excerpt)

Ido’s Blog: Preparations for our daily training.

From the Website:

Welcome 🙂

Everything here is so easy, that after you have gone through it, you can make a robot in a couple of hours. Why can’t you do that now?

Because there are so many little things you need to know. This is an attempt to let you know exactly all these little things, and nothing more. Fast, and based on 2 years of experience of what people need to know to get started. If you hurry, you can run through this, and be robot builder in a couple of hours. But expect to use a good weekend – Learning takes time – even though it is very easy, it just takes some time, all the little things to get to know 🙂

There are other “How to get started building robots” out there. This one is focusing on getting you around everything extremely fast. You need no knowledge of … anything. And you will learn everything… well, the basics of everything 😉

All images in high-res here.

How to make your first robot | Let’s Make Robots!.

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions.


Each of these question could lead days of discussions online or in class. Teachers can improve instruction by focusing units and courses with essential questions.

I see these questions as ways to see into knowledge domains and majors.

These questions could also get passed on to secondary school and post-secondary school writing assignments, projects (inquiry based), term papers, etc.

Some of the questions could also help with creative writing–fiction or nonfiction. The questions can be targeted as well. For example, using findings in the neurosciences, why do people continue to pursue the concept of a utopian society? In an educator training course, like one for special education teachers, you could ask this question: What is the relationship between differences and utopia?

Learn to Deal with Mentally-Ill Clients.



Two Sunflowers - Joy!

Good Links for a Happy Life: From Joy to Compatibility

via Good Links for a Happy Life: From Joy to Compatibility – Always Well Within.

Is Muscle Memory a Real Thing? | Nerd Fitness.


I’m exploring some ideas about conative domain and some connections to muscle memory. I found this article. easy to read and expresses some good ideas.

The body has evolved ways to save energy in terms of willpower and effort. From my reading of Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, System 2 takes a great deal of effort and will but is eventually used up. System 1 is our autopilot mode. enter muscle memory. enter “chunking”. enter “flow”.

Add These 3 Letters to Any YouTube Clip to Transform Video to GIF.

I’m going to use this too much!

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself.

from the site:

Our previous article, 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself, was well received by most of our readers, but several of you suggested that we follow it up with a list of things to start doing.  In one reader’s words, “I would love to see you revisit each of these 30 principles, but instead of presenting us with a ‘to-don’t’ list, present us with a ‘to-do’ list that we all can start working on today, together.”  Some folks, such as readers Danny Head and Satori Agape, actually took it one step further and emailed us their own revised ‘to-do’ versions of the list.

So I sat down last night with our original article and the two reader’s revisions as a guide, and a couple hours later finalized a new list of 30 things; which ended up being, I think, a perfect complement to the original.

Here it is, a positive ‘to-do’ list for the upcoming year – 30 things to start doing for yourself:”

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