"No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the stand point of our friend or foe as it is from our own standpoint; therefore we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness"

If only they walked away…

If only they walked away…

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Tags: politics

Use a paper towel holder, page protectors, and binder rings to display student work, prepare a sub, etc.

kelseyannie:

Interesting idea

Oh, Pinterest. There are so many good uses for this!

Source

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Truth
musiceducators:

Not sure who made this.

Truth

musiceducators:

Not sure who made this.

That’s a dog?!
nprfreshair:

Dog Glam Shots.
(via ‘Flying Mop’ And Other Canine Glam Shots : The Picture Show : NPR)
Fun quiz for Valentine’s:
http://www.eroticcosmetics.com/lipstick-personality-test.html
Looking for a new color? Check out:
http://www.marykay.com/bethany.muhr/color/lips/default.aspx

Free gift with purchase!

I must be crazy for doing this, but to those who love Mary Kay products, I’m now an independent consultant :)

jtotheizzoe:

The Science of Why Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ Makes Everyone Cry
Tension, resolution, and the ever important “buildy-ness” (which is a term I invented but is accurate), these are the characteristics behind the most extreme emotional reactions to songs:

Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose bumps. Participants identified 20 tear-triggering passages, and when Dr. Sloboda analyzed their properties, a trend emerged: 18 contained a musical device called an “appoggiatura.”
An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. “This generates tension in the listener,” said Martin Guhn, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia who co-wrote a 2007 study on the subject. “When the notes return to the anticipated melody, the tension resolves, and it feels good.”
Chills often descend on listeners at these moments of resolution. When several appoggiaturas occur next to each other in a melody, it generates a cycle of tension and release. This provokes an even stronger reaction, and that is when the tears start to flow.

There’s just about the most detailed scientific analysis of a Grammy-winning song ever at the link.
(via WSJ.com)

jtotheizzoe:

The Science of Why Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ Makes Everyone Cry

Tension, resolution, and the ever important “buildy-ness” (which is a term I invented but is accurate), these are the characteristics behind the most extreme emotional reactions to songs:

Twenty years ago, the British psychologist John Sloboda conducted a simple experiment. He asked music lovers to identify passages of songs that reliably set off a physical reaction, such as tears or goose bumps. Participants identified 20 tear-triggering passages, and when Dr. Sloboda analyzed their properties, a trend emerged: 18 contained a musical device called an “appoggiatura.”

An appoggiatura is a type of ornamental note that clashes with the melody just enough to create a dissonant sound. “This generates tension in the listener,” said Martin Guhn, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia who co-wrote a 2007 study on the subject. “When the notes return to the anticipated melody, the tension resolves, and it feels good.”

Chills often descend on listeners at these moments of resolution. When several appoggiaturas occur next to each other in a melody, it generates a cycle of tension and release. This provokes an even stronger reaction, and that is when the tears start to flow.

There’s just about the most detailed scientific analysis of a Grammy-winning song ever at the link.

(via WSJ.com)

(via discoverynews)

nasdaq:

We’ll leave you for the week with a little bit of innovation inspiration. You might not follow every one of the rules above, but they’re certainly worth keeping in mind.

nasdaq:

We’ll leave you for the week with a little bit of innovation inspiration. You might not follow every one of the rules above, but they’re certainly worth keeping in mind.

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Current Read: Clash of Kings. It’s taking a little while to get into this one, but it’s been interesting so far.

Current Read: Clash of Kings. It’s taking a little while to get into this one, but it’s been interesting so far.

Tags: current read

Current Read: StrengthsFinder2.0
Apparently, my strengths are:
1. Individualization
2. Intellection
3. Futuristic
4. Learner
5. Analytical

Current Read: StrengthsFinder2.0

Apparently, my strengths are:

1. Individualization

2. Intellection

3. Futuristic

4. Learner

5. Analytical

Tags: current read

Sad day :(

Current Read

Current Read

Tags: current read

thefluffingtonpost:

PHOTO OP: Good Morning!
Via Jessica Delgadillo.

thefluffingtonpost:

PHOTO OP: Good Morning!

Via Jessica Delgadillo.