May 25

Snow invasion as observed from MetaLab.


Snow invasion as observed from MetaLab.

May 25

Dribbble Blog: Time Out with Dana Tanamachi →


Timeouts are lightning-quick interviews. Five questions to help you get to know the players holding court at Dribbble. Many thanks to Dana for being today’s interviewee.

Who are you? Let us know where you hail from and what you do.

avatarMy name is Dana Tanamachi and I’m a graphic designer…

May 25

Robert Reich: The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, but Who It's For →


The defining political issue of 2012 won’t be the government’s size. It will be who government is for.

Americans have never much liked government. After all, the nation was conceived in a revolution against government.

But the surge of cynicism now engulfing America isn’t about government’s…

May 25

Library Journal: Chronicle of Higher Ed: Library Groups and Open-Access Advocates Speak Out Against Bill →


A coalition of 10 library and open-access advocacy groups has sent a letter to Congress opposing HR 3699, the controversial Research Works Act. The American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research…

May 25

This Is Why I Teach


Elementary teacher Nancye Blair sent along this video and blog post. We love hearing about how the Young Writers Program inspires students and educators—as Nancye discusses how her kids spurred on her own word count. Find out why all of Nancye’s students can say, “I am an author.”

Last month, I took on a challenge that I did not believe that I could accomplish and that I did not even intend to fight to achieve. That challenge was writing my first novel alongside sixteen of my fourth and fifth grade students as part of National Novel Writing Month. When I first looked into the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program, I saw it as a unique opportunity to encourage my students to write while participating in a global endeavor. Having a clear beginning and end point, along with the knowledge that other kids were simultaneously writing all over the world was very motivating for my students. That, plus the idea that they would receive a real printed copy of their novel launching them to “real author” status, set the group of us into motion.

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May 25

How to make… gin Alexanders


The perfect winter tipple - John Wright explains:

May 25


The Peace Corps Act - September 22, 1961

On March 1, 1961, President Kennedy signed the executive order establishing the Peace Corps. On September 22, 1961, Congress approved the legislation that formally authorized the Peace Corps. Goals of the Peace Corps included: 1) helping the people of interested countries and areas meet their needs for trained workers; 2) helping promote a better understanding of Americans in countries where volunteers served; and 3) helping promote a better understanding of peoples of other nations on the part of Americans.

May 25

PBS NewsHour: NewsHour Publishes Videos, Transcripts to Tumblr as Hacking Attack Continues →


As websites for the NewsHour, Frontline and PBS remain under attack by hackers, the NewsHour has published its transcripts and videos from Monday night’s broadcast to Tumblr for the time being.

Thanks for your patience as we work to get everything back to normal.

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