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2 hrs ago | Lone Star Ball

9/16 OT: Dunning-Kruger effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias manifesting in unskilled individuals suffering from illusory superiority , mistakenly rating their ability much higher than is accurate. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude.


Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers

2 hrs ago | Mashable

The 40 Most Musical Universities in the U.S.

And the soundtrack to your college experience is just as important as whatever it is you're actually doing, whether it's finishing your paper at 7 a.m. or sidestepping puddles of vomit at the nearest frat party. Spotify combed through listener data from its student deal program to compare how students from different universities around the country listen to music.


Related Topix: University of Alabama, University of Washington

7 hrs ago | Newswise

Surge of Sweden Democrats Not Surprising in Broader European Context

Mabel Berezin is a professor of sociology at Cornell University focusing on political movements and ideologies and author of "Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe." She sees the results from the Swedish general election as part of a larger nationalist right reaction to EU policies.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily habits that make cravings worse

Are your servings big? Or you're pairing the food you crave with something unhealthy? There are some mistakes that can make cravings more intense and frequent. Here's a list of mistakes that make cravings even worse, reports * Your serving is too big: You've got a craving for brownies, you're going to have some, and you're okay with that.


Related Topix: Lisle, IL, Life, Food, Nutrition


Ithaca Gorge Trail Reopens After Six Years

The city of Ithaca proudly opened its gates to the Cascadilla Gorge Trail for the first time in six years. After tropical storms caused serious damage to the gorge in 2008, it was closed down for safety reasons.


Related Topix: Ithaca, NY


"Hot Jupiters" provoke their own host suns to wobble

"Hot Jupiters," those large gaseous planets outside our solar system, can make their suns wobble after they wend their way through their own solar systems. Blame the "hot Jupiters."


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science


Scottish Electorate May Win Independence September 18

As Scotland's electorate approaches the Sept. 18 vote on independence, Robert Travers, associate professor of History at Cornell University, predicts that the Scottish electorate may vote for independence after all.


Ars Lyrica Houston to Present 'BACH & SONS' at Zilkha Hall, 11/14

The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston presents Bach & Sons: At the Caf on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The first of a two-part tribute to the great Bach dynasty on Ars Lyrica's 2014/15 season, this program includes a rarely performed ode and a concerto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, younger brother Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's cantata Die Amerikanerin, plus patriarch Johann Sebastian Bach 's beloved "Coffee Cantata."


Related Topix: Classical

River Front Times

Washington University: Top Safety School Pick for Wealthy Ivy League Rejects

Any high school student dreaming of college considers applying to a "safety school" to get a guaranteed acceptance just in case no other schools work out. For those equipped with an ivy league budget but short on ivy league smarts, you can't get much better than Washington University in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Boston University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


LinkedIn Data Show Where Hospitality Professionals Of Today Went To School

All good hotel managers or CEOs came from somewhere, and it's more important than ever that hotels recruit and stay involved with hospitality schools so they can have input on how schools should prepare students for 21st century careers. Before hotel managers and staff were assisting guests with questions on Twitter or giving restaurant recommendations, they were hitting the books in college learning how to best serve the 21st century traveler.


Related Topix: Florida International University, Johnson & Wales University

Glouco college signs deal with veterinary school

Aspiring veterinarians have a new option to earn a degree that could allow them to finish their education faster and more cheaply. Gloucester County's community college, Rowan College at Gloucester County, signed an agreement last week with the for-profit Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine in the West Indies.


Related Topix: Gloucester County, NJ, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Rutgers University, Delaware Valley College

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times-Tribune

Milford woman combines love of nature and animals with service to community

MICHAEL J. MULLEN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Martha Dubensky, director of GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center in Milford, poses with R.J., a Haflinger horse that resides at the center. She combines her love of nature and particularly horses to help others.


Related Topix: Milford, PA, University of New Hampshire, Honesdale, PA, Pike County, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Grand Island Pennysaver

Ceretto announces free informational meeting on sewage sludge

Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced a free informational meeting for the public regarding the effects of sewage sludge on public health will be held tomorrow. Sponsored by the Western New York Sludge Free Alliance, the event will be held at 1 p.m. at Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.


Sys-Con Media

@ThingsExpo | Strategies for 'Internet of Things' (#IoT) and the #Cloud

The Internet of Things is a natural complement to the cloud and related technologies such as Big Data, analytics, and mobility. Speaker Bio: Joe Weinman has held executive leadership positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Telx, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.


Related Topix: Speakers, Bell, CA, Science, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin Madison


Iran's president has not delivered on pledges of more freedom -UN

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's promises of greater freedoms for the Islamic Republic have not resulted in any major improvements regarding human rights and freedom of expression, the U.N. chief said in a new report on Iran. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's annual report to the General Assembly on human rights in Iran, obtained by Reuters on Friday, also expressed alarm at the reported recent increase in executions in Iran.


Related Topix: Iran, World News, Middle East

Nerve News

UN names new envoy for West Africa

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as his special representative and head of the United Nations Office for West Africa . Chambas will succeed Said Djinnit of Algeria to whom the secretary general is grateful for his dedication and effective leadership at UNOWA, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a press briefing, Xinhua reported.


Related Topix: Case Western Reserve University

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Post-Standard

Grace Potter and Icona Pop to play Barton Hall at Cornell in Ithaca

Rocker Grace Potter and the Swedish duo Icona Pop are headed to Ithaca for a joint show pairing two wildly different brands of modern pop music. Potter will perform along with Icona Pop at Cornell's Barton Hall on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Icona Pop, Ithaca, NY, Entertainment

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Bad Impressions Show

We've all fumbled a first impression at some point or another. Look no further than Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.


Related Topix: Jane Austen, Vocal, Fitzwilliam, NH

Catherine MacKinnon on sexual harrassment and pornography

MacKinnon talks about pornography as the most widespread form of sexual education and how it is ultimately harmful to women. Today's feminist is Catherine MacKinnon born on Oct 7, 1946.


Cape Gazette

Three vie for two Dewey Beach council seats

There are three candidates for two positions in the 2014 Dewey Beach Municipal election. Two of the candidates are incumbent Commissioners Gary Mauler and Courtney Riordan.


Related Topix: Dewey Beach, DE, Family, Science / Technology, Robots, Kids, Northeastern University, George Washington University